and the person who brings the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece
would be his nomination for a Nobel Prize...
20 Question Time... Global Greek Style
Hollywood actor, writer, traveller
Emmy nominated star of so many of our favourite TV series,
Mission Impossible, Days of our Lives,
Santa Barbara and General Hospital
listen to the cries of the poor.
Have the rich pay the taxes they have evaded for years with big fines and spread education.
Elisabeth Fotiadou (Greek Consul in Los Angeles)
members of the rebellious youth that want to bring Greece into the 21st Century.
Create a picture of YOUR Greece … what would you put in it?
Get rid of those illegal immigrants who are changing the face of Greece and bringing their illegal forms of life back where they found them.
Clean up the drugs on the streets that have created so many crimes I never experienced in my youth.
Open schools for orphans to educate and nourish what is not at their disposal.
Not surprising really, since Thaao was born to Greek immigrant parents and raised in one of the furthest corners of our Global Greek World, Sydney, Australia. Thaao spent his early days as a young career diplomat, working with the immigration service to help Greek immigrants who were seeking Australian citizenship. He trained for three years to become involved in the Diplomatic Corps, but gradually realized that his whole life centered around Greek happenings, so he took a leave of absence to find his own identity and went to work for the UN in New York. There he met another Global Greek, teacher and director Milton Katselas who inspired him to pursue an acting career. Thaao quit his job at the UN, worked as an apprentice art dealer during the day and studied acting at night and when Milton moved to Los Angeles to set up his studio and school at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Thaao went too, appearing in many productions in Los Angeles and in New York and built up an impressive filmography over the coming years.
The world got to know him in many TV roles - among the most notable as Nicholas Black in Mission Impossible, as Victor Cassadine on General Hospital and Count Anthony DiMera on Days Of Our Lives - roles which kept him on the popularity charts for many years. In 2014, his many fans got the chance to see Victor Cassadine again on General Hospital after 30 years, when he was finally called back by ABC.
‘Places, Journeys of My Days, My Lives.’ published in July this year, recalls some of those perilous journeys for us.
One of his recent starring roles was in the film ‘TheGreen Story,’ about the life and success story of another of our Global Greeks, Greek American Van Vlahakis and his mission to transform not only HIS life but also the lives of those around him, as the owner and CEO of Earth Friendly Products. He also continues to star in many stage and television shows as well as performing his one-man show called ‘Journeys' a great backdrop for his book.
Update 1 December 2014:
Delighted to announce that Thaao has generously offered us a couple of copies of his latest book 'Places: The Journey of My Days, My Lives' as prizes! To qualify for one of the copies which will be drawn on New Year's Eve, please leave a comment on this 20 Question Time...Global Greek Style Conversation with Thaao post.
Oh and don't forget to 'like' Places: The Journey of My Days, My Lives by Thaao Penghlis and Global Greek World on Facebook too!
Ευχαριστούμε Πολύ, Thaao!