Utt Panichkul at MTV Asia Awards Press conference
Greg Uttsada Panichkul
3 September 1973
|Other names||Vj Utt|
|Occupation||Actor, model, VJ, Host, Director of Entertainment at IN Channel|
Utt , born Greg Uttsada Panichkul (Thai: อัษฎา พานิชกุล; RTGS: Atsada Phanitchakun), on September 3, 1973, in California, 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 before he returned to Singapore to begin his directorship at Beam Artistes
Utt was born and raised in California, USA to parents of Thai Chinese descent. 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. While at Assumption, he did some modeling on the side, although initially to earn enough for an air ticket back to California.
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. 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. He is also one of the regular guest judges on Supermodel Me. 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.
|2010||The Pupil||Dr Gregory Lee||Guest appearance|
|2007||After Hours||Gabriel Peh|
|2006||Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2014||Hormones Season 2||Pin|
|Wunnak Raktemban (Full House Thai Version)||Guy|
|1995||Khue Hattha Khrong Phiphop||Phot|
|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|
|2002||Asian Television Awards|
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- "Confessions of a former male model" (PDF). Today, p.T2. 13 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Supermodel Me - Guest judge profile - Utt Panichkul[permanent dead link]
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