Utt Panichkul

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Utt Panichkul
Utt Panichkul.jpg
Utt Panichkul at MTV Asia Awards Press conference
Born Greg Uttsada Panichkul
(1973-09-03) 3 September 1973 (age 41)
California, United States
Other names Vj Utt
Occupation Actor, model, VJ, Host, Director of Entertainment at IN Channel
Years active 1998-present

Utt , born Greg Uttsada Panichkul (Thai: อัษฎา พานิชกุล; RTGS: Atsada Phanitchakun), on September 3, 1973,[1] in California, is a Thai-American actor, host and model based in Singapore. He was a VJ for MTV Asia for over 15 years, making him one of Asia's longest running hosts and cementing his star status . Most recently Utt was the Director of Entertainment at IN Channel in Thailand[2] before he returned to Singapore to begin his directorship at Beam Artistes[3]

Early life[edit]

Utt was born and raised in California, USA to parents of Thai Chinese descent. His father is a professor in social science. He studied communications at California State University, Northridge and transferred to Assumption University. While at Assumption, he did some modeling on the side, although initially to earn enough for an air ticket back to California.[4]

Career[edit]

Fluent in both English and Thai, Utt acted in several Thai language television series while in Thailand. He later moved to Singapore where he is now primarily based.

Utt was previously the spokesperson for the Giordano, Pepsi and Brand's Essence of Chicken. Currently Utt is the Director of Beam Artistes Singapore but is also is the owner and director of his own Singapore based Artiste Management company, Seven95ive Artistes.

Together with former model Thúy Hạnh, Utt is a permanent judge of MTV VJ Hunt for MTV Vietnam.[5] He is also one of the regular guest judges on Supermodel Me.[6] In Linkin Park's Burning In The Skies music video, Utt got a small role as the Asian guy who broke a sweat and jumped out from fire.

Filmography[edit]

Year Work Role Notes
2010 The Pupil Dr Gregory Lee Guest appearance
2008 Calefare Cameo
Wrinkles
2007 After Hours Gabriel Peh
2006 Phua Chu Kang Guest appearance
2005 Chase Gabirle Peh
2014 Full House (Thai Version) Guy

Shows[edit]

Year Show Notes
2011 Lonely Planet: Best in Asia Presenter
Catch of the Day Guest
2009 Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2009
Live N Loaded
2008 Bluelist: Best of Asia
A Wedding Affair
2007 Miss Earth 2007
Live the Dream
2004-07 Incredible Tales Presenter
2002 Asian Television Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  2. ^ Poso, Maripet. "The ‘It’ Guy – VJ Utt". Ezy Health. Ezy Health. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Tan, Trevor. "What's In... Utt's office". The Straits Times. The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Confessions of a former male model". Today, p.T2. 13 October 2011. 
  5. ^ http://tuoitre.vn/Van-hoa-Giai-tri/488558/Kenh-truyen-hinh-MTV-tim-kiem-VJ.html
  6. ^ Supermodel Me - Guest judge profile - Utt Panichkul

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