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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 also starred as recurring villain Nobu Yoshioka on Seasons 1 and 2 of Marvel's Daredevil, which is distributed and viewable via Netflix.[1][2]

Peter Shinkoda
Born (1971-03-25) March 25, 1971 (age 48)
Montreal, Canada
Years active1991-present

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).

Early lifeEdit

Peter Shinkoda was born March 25, 1971[3] in Montreal, where he and his brother Michael 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.[4] 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.[4]

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.[4]


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.



Year Title Role Notes
1991 If Looks Could Kill French Club
2001 Crash and Byrnes Victor Video
2003 Paycheck Suit
2004 Miracle Japanese Athlete
2004 The Truth About Miranda Male Model
2004 I, Robot Chin
2004 Lucky Stars Peter
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 Jackhammer Nee Long
2014 Zero Day Tseung Short
2014 Dragons Vs. Robots Reiling Short
2014 The Lady Killers Brian Post-production
2015 Western Religion Chinaman Dan Post-production
2015 Inflection Chad Filming


Year Title Role Notes
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"
2005 Supernatural Alex Episode: "Skin"
2006 Stargate SG-1 Caledonian Aide Episode: "Ethon"
2007 Sanctuary Andy Fetz TV mini-series
2008 Filminute 2008 Host TV Movie
2010 Riverworld Yoshinaka 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
2015–16 Daredevil Nobu 9 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mortal Kombat: Legacy Sektor Episode: "Cyrax and Sektor"


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