Thaao Penghlis

Thaao Penghlis (born December 15, 1945 in Sydney, Australia) is an actor best known for roles on soap opera hits Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara, and General Hospital.

He has also guest-starred on a number of crime dramas, such as Kojak, Cannon, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, Hart to Hart, Nero Wolfe, and Magnum, P.I. Penghlis has studied under Hollywood acting teacher Milton Katselas.

Thaao appeared in the 1980s revival of Mission: Impossible, filmed in his native Australia. Penghlis' role in the revival was a counterpart to Martin Landau's "Rollin Hand" and Leonard Nimoy's the "Amazing Paris."

In 2003, Thaao Penghlis was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Return for his return to the cast of Days of Our Lives. He left the show in fall 2005.

Penghlis returned to Days of Our Lives, where he has now played Tony DiMera four times (1981-1985, 1993-1996, 2002-2005, 2007-present) on May 24, 2007.

Role Show
Tony DiMera Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives Quotes

Lucas, I raised you to be a better liar than that.

Kate

Deimos: I believe that the younger generation in this family have been handed everything on a silver platter, and they don't appreciate it.
Maggie: By younger generation, you must mean Sonny.
Deimos: All right, fine. Let's start with Sonny. I'm trying to work with him, Maggie. I've just given him a very important position in the company and instead of being grateful for the opportunity, he's being an oversensitive, temperamental pain in my neck. But at least he's still here. Brady, on the other hand, he's taken off, abandoned the family, Titan. He's left me all alone to deal with the Hernandez family on my own.
Maggie: Well, there's an easy solution to the Dimera and the Hernandez families. Just bow out.
Deimos: I do that and I lose face.
Maggie: With whom?
Deimos: With everyone. Except Nicole. She's taken off too.
Maggie: And to think I naively thought that maybe I'd gotten through to you the last time we had a serious conversation. Let me ask you a question. Has doing things your way gotten you anywhere?