Utt , born Greg Uttsada Panichkul RTGS: Atsada Phanitchakun), on September 3, 1973, in California, is a Thai-American actor, host and model based in Singapore. He has been a VJ for MTV Asia since 1998.
Utt was born and raised in California, USA to parents of Thai Chinese descent. His father is a professor in social science. He studied communications at California State University, Northridge and transferred to Assumption University. While at Assumption, he did some modeling on the side, although initially to earn enough for an air ticket back to CaliforniaFluent in both English and Thai, Utt acted in several Thai language television series while in Thailand. He later moved to Singapore where he is now primarily based and is usually seen on MediaCorp Channel 5.
Utt was previously the spokesperson for the Giordano clothing line and for Pepsi. He is currently the spokesperson for Brand’s Essence of Chicken. He currently is the owner and director of an Artist Management in Singapore called Seven95ive Artistes.
Together with former model Thúy H?nh, 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 Asian guy who broke a sweat and jumped out from fire.