Peter Shinkoda

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Peter Shinkoda
Born March 25[1]
Montreal, Canada
Occupation Actor

Peter Shinkoda is a Canadian film and television actor who stars as Dai on the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies[2] from Steven Spielberg and as Sektor in the Warner Bros. webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy[3] directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Shinkoda has also starred as in films such as War (as Harbor Yanagawa Shatei), I, Robot (as Detective Chin), and Paycheck as well as TV shows such as Sanctuary (as Andy Fetz), Dark Angel (as Albino X), Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, The L Word (as Bryan Karikawa), Kingdom Hospital, Andromeda (as Burke), Cold Squad, Masked Rider and the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (in both series as Ferrian).

Early life[edit]

Shinkoda was born and raised in Montreal. Though family and friends encouraged him to be practical and pursue a career in engineering or medicine, he was focused on an entertainment career from a young age. His first attempt at acting came when he forced his parents to drive six hours to Toronto to attend an international casting call for the role of Short Round in Steven Spielberg’s film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. The audition led nowhere at the time, leaving Shinkoda to focus on sports, excelling at hockey, skiing, football, baseball, soccer and judo. He also studied classical piano and was identified as one of the top young pianists in Canada by the time he was 13 years old. He also has a brother named Dean.

Education[edit]

At 18, Shinkoda moved to Toronto to stay with relatives, but only stayed a year, leaving to attend the University of Western Ontario to pursue a Civil Engineering degree. He began spending summers in Los Angeles and eventually made the transition to study Post Production for Film and Television at UCLA.[4] He then went on to work as an assistant editor on such films as Romeo Must Die, Rat Race (film), Freddie Got Fingered and Saving Silverman, although he never finished any of the editing projects as acting assignments always arose to supersede them. Shinkoda once studied acting at the East-West Players Conservatory, and earned a lead role in the Northwest Asian American Theater’s production of “Exit the Dragon,” by Eric Michael Zee, produced by Ming-Na Wen.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 If Looks Could Kill French Club Film
1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Ferrian Television
Masked Rider Ferrian Television
2000 Da Vinci's Inquest Various roles Television
2001 Cold Squad Informant 591 Television
Crash and Byrnes Victor Television
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat Various Characters, Voice Television
Gadget and the Gadgetinis Suzuki, Voice Television
2002 Dark Angel Albino X Television
The Real World Movie: The Lost Season Keith Scripted TV Movie
2003 Andromeda Burke Television
Paycheck Suit Film
2004 Miracle Japanese Athlete Film
Kingdom Hospital Anesthesiologist Television
The Truth About Miranda Male Model
10.5 Drill Tech #2 TV Miniseries
I, Robot Chin Film
Lucky Stars Peter Film
2004–2005 The L Word Bryan Karikawa Television
2005 Stephen King's Dead Zone Duffy Television
Supernatural Alex Television
2006 Spymate Mountain Guard #2 Film
Stargate SG-1 Caledonian Aide Television
Man About Town Agency Assistant Film
2007 Sanctuary Andy Fetz TV mini-series
War Harbor Yanagawa Shatei Film
Battle in Seattle Protester (uncredited) Film
2008 Filminute 2008 Host TV Movie
2009 The Hole Young Cop Film
2010 Riverworld Yoshinaka TV Movie
2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Sektor Webseries
2011-2012 Falling Skies Dai Television

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