Utt Panichkul

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Utt Panichkul
Utt Panichkul (cropped).jpg
Utt Panichkul at MTV Asia Awards Press conference
Greg Uttsada Panichkul

(1973-09-03) 3 September 1973 (age 46)
Other namesVj Utt
OccupationActor, model, VJ, Host, Director of Entertainment at IN Channel
Years active1998-present

Utt , born Greg Uttsada Panichkul (Thai: อัษฎา พานิชกุล; RTGSAtsada Phanitchakun), on September 3, 1973,[1] in California,[2] is an American actor and naturist, 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[3] before he returned to Singapore to begin his directorship at Beam Artistes[4]

Early life[edit]

Utt was born and raised in California, USA to parents of Thai Chinese descent.[2] His father is a professor in social science. He studied at California State University, Northridge majoring in Biology and transferred to Assumption University majoring in Communication Arts.[2] While at Assumption, he did some modeling on the side, although initially to earn enough for an air ticket back to California.[5]


Fluent in both English and Thai, Utt acted in several Thai language television series while in Thailand, one of Utt's notable roles very early on was in Song Klam Doag Rak (1997), where he acted as an HIV-positive sex worker. Utt received a nomination for Best Actor at the Thailand Television Awards.[2] 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 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.[6] He is also one of the regular guest judges on Supermodel Me.[7] In Linkin Park's Burning In The Skies music video, Utt got a small role as the guy who broke a sweat and jumped out from fire.


Year Work Role Notes
2016 Fathers Fun
2010 The Pupil Dr Gregory Lee Guest appearance
2008 Calefare Cameo
2007 After Hours Gabriel Peh
2006 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Himself Guest appearance
2005 Chase Gabriel Peh


Year Work Role Notes
2014 Hormones Season 2 Pin
Wunnak Raktemban (Full House Thai Version) Guy
1995 Khue Hattha Khrong Phiphop Phot


Year Show Role Network
2018 Drag Race Thailand himself/ as guest judge Line TV, Thailand
2014 The Face Thailand (season 1) himself/ as host Channel 3, Thailand
2011 Lonely Planet: Best in Asia Presenter
Catch of the Day Guest
2009 Marina 154305Bay Singapore Countdown 2009
Live N Loaded
2008 Bluelist: Best of Asia
A Wedding Affair
2007 Miss Earth 2007 Host
Live the Dream
2004–Present Incredible Tales Host
2002 Asian Television Awards


  1. ^ California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  2. ^ a b c d TC, Ria (Feb 4, 2011). "VJ Utt Exclusively On DA MAN". DA MAN.
  3. ^ Poso, Maripet. "The 'It' Guy – VJ Utt". Ezy Health. Ezy Health. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ Tan, Trevor. "What's In... Utt's office". The Straits Times. The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Confessions of a former male model" (PDF). Today, p.T2. 13 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ http://tuoitre.vn/Van-hoa-Giai-tri/488558/Kenh-truyen-hinh-MTV-tim-kiem-VJ.html
  7. ^ Supermodel Me - Guest judge profile - Utt Panichkul[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]