Peter Shinkoda, currently known for his roles as “Dai” on TNT’s Falling Skies, and as “Sektor” in Machinima’s web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, was another awesome actor to talk to at Long Beach Comic and Horror Con.
He was already talking about some of his work on Falling Skies when I went up to his table. I asked him about his role in Stargate SG-1 where he plays a Caledonian Aide in the 2006 episode “Ethon.”
When he was autographing my Stargate SG-1 poster, he saw Amanda Tapping’s character L. Col. Samantha Carter, and talked about how they worked on set.
He said that they had to film a “summer” scene in Canada while in the middle of winter; and also about filming a winter scene in the middle of July in Burbank.
It was tough work, sometimes working 18 hour days, but he made several connections on the show; mainly with Amanda Tapping, who later got him a role on Sanctuary as Andy Fetz in the episode “Sanctuary for All.” He then talked about how great it is working with Ryan Robbins (another Stargate actor) on Falling Skies.
Peter Shinkoda has been in over 30 film and TV shows, including roles in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Kamen Rider Black RX, Andromeda, Paycheck, Kingdom Hospital, DaVinci’s Inquest, The L Word, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Sanctuary, War, Riverworld, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and Falling Skies.
Shinkoda as Sektor in Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 9