"Once I only dreamed of the life I'm now living. Maybe I can remind people that the best does exist and can be ours if only we take the time to look for it and work for it." Thaao Penghlis said the above statement in the year 1986 when he finally lived the dream of becoming an actor.
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia to Greek parents, Thaao moved to New York City at a young age to pursue his acting desire. He is famous for appearing on American Soap Operas such as General Hospital, Days of Our Live, and Mission: Impossible.
Early Life and Parents of Thaao Penghlis
Thaao Penghlis was born on December 15, 1845, in Sydney, Australia under the birth sign Sagittarius. As of now, he is in his late-70s. He was born to Greek Parents and spent his early life in Sydney.
After graduation, Thaao moved to New York and began studying acting with the great acting coach Milton Katselas. He attended school and high school in his hometown. He stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches or 170cm.
Who Is Thaao Penghlis' Wife? Is He Married Or Single?
Thaao Penghlis the famous and senior Hollywood soap opera actor and movie star, even in his 70s looks very fit and attractive. He surely has his fair share of female fans, but it looks like no one managed to win his heart. He is still unmarried and there are also no reports of his affairs and girlfriends.
Thaao was, however, linked to his on-screen partner Lauren Koslow. People also confused her to be his wife. The couple, later on, denied all the allegations and Lauren went on to marry her longtime boyfriend Nicky back in 1987.
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According to Thaao's post on Instagram, he loves traveling to different countries and till now has traveled to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and so on. Thaao is quite popular on Instagram and Twitter. As of now, he has about 27.2k followers on his Instagram handle @thaaopenghlis.
Thaao has not been married yet and because of his single life, people started to question his sexuality, however, Thaao has not accepted the gay rumor.
In the video shown below, Thaao Penghlis and Lauren Koslow were interviewed by Michael Fairman where they are talking about their roles as a couple on the television series Days of Our Lives.
A Quick Look At Thaao Penghlis's Net Worth
Thaao Penghlis has an estimated net worth of $5 million. His main source of income is his television shows, movies, and theatre appearances. According to the pay scale, in the USA the average earning of an actor is $50,249 with a $1,015 bonus, $850 profit sharing, and $54,000 commission.
Thaao also owns a 1,588 sq. ft house in Los Angeles, California which contains 2 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. He bought the house in November 2002 at $710,000. Thaao has also donated over $50,000 to Syrian’s children education.
Career Highlights of Thaao Penghlis
Thaao started his career in theatre and made his debut in an American daytime television medical drama General Hospital playing the role of Victor Cassadine. He also appeared as the villainous Count Tony DiMera in the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives but left the show in 2005.
On May 24, 2007, Thaao again came back on Days Of Our Lives, but this time portrayed a different character. Besides, Thaao was landed in the 1980’s revival of Mission: Impossible which was filmed in his native land, Australia.
Talking about his awards and nominations, back in 2003, Thaao was nominated for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite Return on Days of our Lives. In addition, in 2008 he was nominated for Outstanding Leading Actor at the Daytime Emmy Award.
After making an appearance on many television series, Thaao returned to the stage in 2010. He began performing in New Jersey’s Cape May Stage theatre in Charles Evered’s Play Class with Heather Matarazzo.
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by prabinn, 26 Feb, 2019