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Days of Our Lives- Actor Thaao Penghlis- Count Anthony DiMera!

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No One Can Do It Better Than "The Villain, The Sexy, and the Oh So Fabulous - Count Anthony DiMera! "Special Guest Star of Days of Our Lives Thaao Penghlis, Emmy-nominated actor was born and raised in Sydney, Australia as the son of working-class Greek immigrants. Despite his brooding good looks, his first instinct was not to go into acting, but into Archeology. Instead, he became 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 the vice-consul to Greece, but gradually realized that his whole life centered around Greek happenings, so he took a leave of absence and went to work for the United Nations in New York. While he was in New York, he met a teacher and director, Milton Katselas, who inspired him to pursue an acting career. He quit his job at the UN, worked as an apprentice antique dealer during the day (specializing in eighteenth-century and Chinese art), and studied acting at night. Eventally he worked as an assistant to Katselas in New York. When Katselas moved to Los Angeles to set up his studio and school at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Thaao went too and helped direct a number of plays. He appeared in other productions in Los Angeles and around the country, and finally landed the part in Ken Russell's Altered States with William Hurt. He also played the lead role of Nicholas Black on the television in several mini-series, including and after six years of carefully building his career, Thaao took the part of Victor Cassadine on General Hospital, where he gathered such a strong following that ABC received twenty-five hundred letters asking that they bring him back after his story line came to an end. Before ABC was able to do that, NBC offered him the part of Count Anthony DiMera on Days Of Our Lives and that role kept him on the popularity charts. So join us on Love Bites For Lover's Only.™

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