Canadian native and member of the White River First Nation, Tahmoh Penikett turns 39 today! Probably best known for his breakout starring role as Lieutenant Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon on the hit TV series Battlestar Galactica, Penikett has graced the small screen with a ton of other iconic characters since then. He was Vince Davis and Wes Keenan on that underrated gem Smallville; he was Paul Ballard in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse, a series regular; he played Lieutenant (there’s another Looey!) Kurtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat: Legacy; he’s been wheeler and dealer Jim Martin on the sci-fi phenom show Continuum (from his native Canada); and of course there’s bad-guy Nick Salvati on Arrow, Ezekiel on Supernatural, annnd SEU Officer Jack Beaumont on the new hit Star-Crossed. He also starred in that one little movie, you know, Man of Steel, as Grant Emerson, a character known in the DC Comics universe as Damage. Betcha didn’t know that one! Penikett is trained in the martial art of Muay Thai, and choreographed most of his own stunts on Dollhouse.
So what does Tahmoh (pronounced Tah-moe) want for his birthday? Penikett is a patron of child-aid charities, such as Caleb’s Hope, ChildFund International, and the campaign for peace in the Congo known as Falling Whistles. To donate to a charity closer to home in honor of Penikett’s birthday, FoodonFoot serves food and comfort to the poor and homeless of Los Angeles.
Happy Birthday to Tahmoh Penikett from Krypton Radio, so say we all!