March 25, 1971 |
Peter Shinkoda (born March 25, 1971) is a Canadian film and television actor who stars as Dai on the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies from Steven Spielberg and as Sektor in the Warner Bros. webseries Mortal Kombat: Legacy directed by Kevin Tancharoen. Shinkoda has also appeared as recurring character Nobu on Marvel's Daredevil, which is distributed via Netflix.
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 Hawaii Five-0 (as Alan Kim), 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).
Peter Shinkoda was born March 25, 1971 in Montreal, where he and his brother Dean were raised. 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. He did not get the part, and went on 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.
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.
After UCLA, Shinkoda went on to work as an assistant editor on such films as Romeo Must Die, Rat Race, 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.
|1991||If Looks Could Kill||French Club|
|2001||Crash and Byrnes||Victor||Video|
|2004||The Truth About Miranda||Male Model|
|2006||Spymate||Mountain Guard #2|
|2006||Man About Town||Agency Assistant|
|2007||War||Harbor Yanagawa Shatei|
|2007||Battle in Seattle||Protester||Uncredited|
|2009||The Hole||Young Cop|
|2014||Godzilla||Muto Crow's Nest Tech #1|
|2014||Dragons Vs. Robots||Reiling||Short
|2014||The Lady Killers||Brian||Post-production|
|2015||Western Religion||Chinaman Dan||Post-production|
|1995||Mighty Morphin Power Rangers||Ferrian||Episode: "A Friend in Need, Parts 1-3"|
|1995||Masked Rider||Ferrian||Episode: "Escape From Edenoi, Part 1"|
|2000–04||Da Vinci's Inquest||Various roles||4 episodes|
|2001||Cold Squad||Informant 591||Episode: "Loose Ends, Parts 1-2"|
|2001||Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat||Various Characters, Voice||3 episodes|
|2001||Gadget and the Gadgetinis||Suzuki, Voice||2001 only|
|2002||Dark Angel||Albino X||Episode: "Love Among the Runes"|
|2002||The Real World Movie: The Lost Season||Keith||Scripted TV special|
|2002||Andromeda||Burke||Episode: "The Risk-All Point"|
|2004||10.5||Drill Tech #2||TV mini-series|
|2004||Kingdom Hospital||Anesthesiologist||5 episodes|
|2004–05||The L Word||Bryan Karikawa||3 episodes|
|2005||Stephen King's Dead Zone||Duffy||Episode: "Heroes and Demons"|
|2006||Stargate SG-1||Caledonian Aide||Episode: "Ethon"|
|2007||Sanctuary||Andy Fetz||TV mini-series|
|2008||Filminute 2008||Host||TV Movie|
|2011–13||Falling Skies||Dai||21 episodes|
|2014||Hawaii Five-0||Alan Kim||Episode: "Ho'i Hou"|
|2014||The Startup||Mark||TV movie|
|2011||Mortal Kombat: Legacy||Sektor||Episode: "Cyrax and Sektor"|
- "Peter Shinkoda Joins Netflix’s Marvel Drama Series 'Daredevil'; AMC's 'Galyntine' Adds Cast". Deadline Hollywood. July 16, 2014.
- "PETER SHINKODA JOINS THE CAST OF 'DAREDEVIL'". Angry Asian Man. July 17, 2014.
- "Falling Skies". TV Guide UK. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- Cool Waters Productions, Peter Shinkoda, https://coolwatersprods.com/Clients/petershinkoda.html