Dai – The Silent Solider
Dai is Tom’s right-hand man in the field. He is a strong, quick and highly skilled soldier who doesn’t choke in the line of fire. He’s also a demon on a motorcycle. Dai doesn’t have a wife or children, so in an odd way, he considers himself a little lucky not to have lost a loved one during the attack.
From the very start of season 1, Dai was a close ally to Tom Mason and a friend to Hal. Dai was part of a recon team that included Tom, Hal, Anthony, Click and Karen. This small group was one of the best fighting recon groups the 2nd mass had. After the order was given to move out and split into smaller groups, Tom and his group decided to go after a food source but Weaver wouldn’t give up any of the larger weapons, including C4. Dai managed to secure some for Tom, no thanks needed.
Dai’s fearless nature is seen over and over again first saving Tom when he was knocked out by a mech blast. Dai is also a very trusting person and that trust ends up getting him into a little trouble when out on a patrol for motorcycles. Pope comes up on Dai and knocks him out before stealing a bike and some c4 to go after some skitters. Dai is always getting injured but no matter how bad he is hurt, he always manages to complete his mission. He is one figher you cannot be without.
Anthony – The man with a plan
Anthony is one of the best fighters in the 2nd Mass. He previously served as a Boston police officer. Anthony is a crack shot with a rifle and always eager to volunteer for even the most dangerous missions. But he’s also a good enough soldier to know when it’s time to sit cool and wait for the enemy to make a mistake. That mixed talent of being fierce in battle and knowing which fights to fight have made him a huge asset to Tom and the 2nd mass.
Anthony will never forgive Pope for killing Click but he doesn’t let it get the better of him as they go out to find supplies for the 2nd mass. Pope does his best to get under Anthony’s skin but fails every time. Anthony was always the voice of reason and one to take his time making any rash decisions before jumping into a fight or battle. Strategy is something Anthony knows well.
In addition to his work on TNT’s FALLING SKIES, Peter Shinkoda stars in the upcoming Warner Bros. produced live-action web series Mortal Kombat. Shot in Vancouver under director Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Rebirth), the series will delve deep into the history of the warriors in this world-renowned franchise.
Shinkoda, from Montreal, also stars in the 3D horror feature The Hole, directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around a pair of brothers who stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.
Shinkoda’s vast television credits include Showtime’s The L Word, ABC’s Kingdom Hospital, Warner Bros. Television’s Supernatural, Syfy’s Sanctuary and James Cameron’s Dark Angel.
For the big screen, Shinkoda worked alongside Jet Li and Jason Statham in the action feature War. His other film credits include the sci-fi mystery I,Robot, starring Will Smith, and John Woo’s Paycheck, with Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart and Uma Thurman.
Television credits include the Canadian miniseries Soul, for which he won a Gemini Award in 2009, and a critically acclaimed guest lead performance on the CBS series Flashpoint, for which he was also nominated for a Gemini Award.
Koaho began his career when Maya Angelou cast him as the young lead in her film Down in the Delta for Miramax, and he has continued to work steadily ever since. D.J. Caruso next cast Koaho in The Salton Sea opposite Val Kilmer and he has gone on to co-star in Four Brothers for John Singleton and Paramount, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ for Jim Sheridan and Paramount, and Blindness for Fernando Meirelles and Focus Features. Other film credits include: Saw III, Haven and It’s A Boy Girl Thing. Koaho currently resides in Toronto.
Behind the scenes photos from season 1 and pre-production season 2