Utt Panichkul

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Utt Panichkul
อัษฎา พานิชกุล
Utt Panichkul (cropped).jpg
Panichkul at MTV Asia Awards press conference in 2006
Greg Uttsada Panichkul

(1973-09-03) 3 September 1973 (age 49)
California, United States
Other namesVj Utt
  • Actor
  • model
  • VJ
  • television presenter
Years active1998–present

Greg Uttsada Panichkul (Thai: อัษฎา พานิชกุล; RTGSAtsada Phanitchakun; born September 3, 1973)[1][2] is an American-born Thai actor, television presenter and model. 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 Panichkul was the Director of Entertainment at IN Channel in Thailand[3] and also a directorship at Beam Artistes in Singapore[4]

Early life[edit]

Panichkul was born and raised in California in a Thai Chinese household.[2] His father was a professor in social science. Panichkul 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 a plane ticket back to California.[5]


Fluent in both English and Thai, Panichkul acted in several Thai television series while in Thailand, one of his notable roles very early on was in Song Klam Doag Rak (1997), where he acted as an HIV-positive sex worker. Panichkul received a nomination for Best Actor at the Thailand Television Awards.[2]

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

Together with former model Thúy Hạnh, Panichkul 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, Panichkul got a small role as the guy who broke a sweat and jumped out from fire.



Year Work Role Network Notes Ref
1995 Khue Hattha Khrong Phiphop Phot
2005 Chase Gabriel Peh MediaCorp Channel 5 [8]
2006 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Himself
2007 After Hours Gabriel Peh
2008 Calefare
2008 Wrinkles
2010 The Pupil Dr Gregory Lee
2014 Wunnak Raktemban (Full House Thai Version) Guy
Hormones Season 2 Pin
2016 Fathers Phoon
2022 Unforgotten




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
2004–2015 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. ^ "Kênh truyền hình MTV tìm kiếm VJ". 24 April 2012.
  7. ^ Supermodel Me - Guest judge profile - Utt Panichkul
  8. ^ "MediaCorp Pte Ltd | Programme". 2014-04-13. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 2021-09-17.

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