Tahmoh Penikett Dollhouse Bio

Tahmoh Penikett Dollhouse Bio



Before landing his role on the award-winning “Battlestar Galactica” as “Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon,” Tahmoh Penikett starred in the final season of the critically acclaimed Canadian series “The Cold Squad.” His performance on that series earned him a LEO Award nomination, honoring the best in British Columbian television and film production.

Penikett has guest-starred on a variety of other series, including a recurring role on “Whistler,” “Smallville” and “The L Word.” He starred in the short film “Trapped Ashes,” which was helmed by renowned director Monte Hellman, and debuted at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Penikett recently completed production on two films to be released this year “Trick ‘r Treat” and “The Green Chain.”

Penikett was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. His background, which includes strong ties to the Upper Tanana tribe and their traditions, led him to his love of storytelling. He has a strong connection and is extremely devoted to his family with whom he spends time whenever possible.

In his spare time he enjoys a variety of athletic pursuits including competitive kickboxing.

Penikett divides his time between Vancouver, British Columbia, and Los Angeles.


DOLLHOUSE: Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard. DOLLHOUSE focuses on a secret organization that employs “Actives” — a group of operatives who have their memories and personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with new ones, allowing them to take on various missions for hire. The Actives don’t just act like new people, they become new people, yet they are never aware they are pawns in someone else’s game on DOLLHOUSE premiering Friday, Feb. 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2008 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kurt Iswarienko/FOX