- Mother is from the Upper Tanana tribe in the Yukon; father, who became Yukon's premier, moved to Canada when he was 12 and is of British origin.
- Aspired to be an actor from childhood; and has also been interested in the martial arts since his youth, first studying judo and kickboxing.
- Studied at Vancouver's Lyric School of Acting.
- Nominated for a 2004 Canadian LEO Award for the TV series Cold Squad.
- Played Karl Agathon on SYFY's Battlestar Galactica series, an update of the 1970s ABC series; it aired from 2005 to 2009.
- Followed Battlestar with another science-fiction series, Fox's Dollhouse, which aired in 2009 and 2010.
- Has also had success at reaching a different audience, that of video-game enthusiasts. One game with which he's been involved is Need for Speed: Carbon, as Darius.
- Took on a role in the Web series Mortal Combat: Legacy, which debuted in 2011.
- Sarah Penikett — Sister
- Anthony David John Penikett — Father
- Lulla Sierra Johns — Mother
- Stephanie Penikett — Sister
- Attended Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; Victoria Motion Picture School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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- Birth Place: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
- Profession: Actor
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