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  • 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.


  • Anthony David John Penikett — Father
  • Lulla Sierra Johns — Mother
  • Sarah Penikett — Sister
  • 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
  • Birthday: May 20, 1975, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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