Name: Michael Shanks
Profession: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 183 cm
Age: 52
Birth Place: Vancouver - Canada
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks is a TV Actor, and he was born on 15 December - 1970(52 years old) in Canada. Michael Shanks zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Michael Shanks given below.

About Michael Shanks

In the sci-fi series Stargate: SG-1, he played Daniel Jackson, and in the second season of Burn Notice, he had a recurring part.

Michael Shanks before fame

After graduating from college, he was offered a two-year internship with the famed Stratford Festival.

Achievement of Michael Shanks

He needed an emergency appendectomy just before the start of filming of an episode of a television series and the script was re-written to have his character recovering from an appendectomy as well.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$2 Million

Michael Shanks family life

In 1998, he had a daughter with his then-girlfriend Vaitiare Bandera. He married Lexa Doig in 2003 and they have two children together.

Associations of Michael Shanks

With Billy Burke, he played Father Auguste in Red Riding Hood.

Michael Shanks Physique Measurements

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Height 183 cm
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Family Members of Michael Shanks

Name Relationship Net worth Profession
Tatiana Shanks Children N/A
Samuel David Shanks Children N/A
Mia Tabitha Shanks Children N/A
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Michael Shanks Timeline

  • 2001

    In 2001, Shanks guest starred in the episode "Star-Crossed" in the Sci-Fi series Andromeda, during which he met his future wife, Lexa Doig. Coincidentally, they played two androids who fell in love with each other. In 2002, Shanks starred in the German/UK/South African co-production Sumuru, a science fiction B-movie, as astronaut Adam Wade. He also auditioned for the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis.

  • 2003

    On August 2, 2003, Shanks married actress Lexa Doig, whom he met in 2001 while guest-starring on the series Andromeda, in which she starred. (They would also work together on Stargate SG-1, when Doig was cast as Dr. Carolyn Lam, a recurring character in seasons nine and ten.) They have two children.

  • 2004

    Shanks played archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show at the end of Stargate SG-1u0027s fifth season, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole. He made several guest appearances throughout the sixth season playing his own character, as well as voicing the Asgard character Thor. Shanks returned for the seventh and subsequent seasons, winning the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series in 2004 for the seventh season episode "Lifeboat". During the seriesu0027 tenth and final season, he signed up for 16 of the 20 episodes, taking some time off in March 2006 for the birth of his third child (second with wife and occasional co-star Lexa Doig).In 2004, Shanks made a crossover appearance (as Daniel Jackson) in the Stargate Atlantis pilot, "Rising". He also appeared in the tenth and eleventh episodes of Atlantisu0027 fifth and final season, and made a cameo appearance in the pilot of the third Stargate series Stargate Universe. He also appeared in the episodes "Human" and "Subversion".

  • 2006

    Shanks enjoys playing ice hockey, and once considered playing professionally. He was on the Stargate SG-1 hockey team, competing against the teams of other Vancouver-based productions such as Smallville, and also displayed his aptitude for the sport in the 2006 television film Under the Mistletoe, in which he played the part of a school hockey coach. This aptitude was also highlighted in his 2013 role as the title character in the television film Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.

  • 2007

    In 2007, Shanks joined the Fox Network series 24, guest-starring as lobbyist Mark Bishop in a three-episode arc for season 6. In 2008u20132009, Shanks had a recurring role on the second season of the USA Network spy series Burn Notice, playing Victor Stecker-Epps, a fellow burned spy and maniacal counterpoint to series lead Jeffrey Donovanu0027s character. In 2008, Shanks had a guest starring role in one episode of the SciFi Channel series Eureka, as an alchemist somewhat responsible for the near destruction of the town due to a studentu0027s mixing chemicals in his lab and thereby creating the "Alchemist curse". He appeared in the episode "All That Glitters...", with a mention of his character in the episode "A Night At Global Dynamics".

  • 2008

    He appeared in both direct-to-DVD Stargate films released in 2008, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, and won the 2009 Leo Award for Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Continuum.Shanks was featured in a lead role in the SciFi Channelu0027s adventure film, The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon as Jacob Thain opposite Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed alumna Shannen Doherty. The film premiered on the cable network on December 20, 2008. In 2010, Shanks appeared in an episode of Sanctuary, which stars fellow Stargate actor Amanda Tapping. In the same year he starred in the film Arctic Blast, a disaster film, as physicist Jack Tate.

  • 2011

    Shanks has also starred in the Fox comedy The Good Guys as the pompous leader of the Strike Force. In 2011, Shanks was the guest star in the third episode of the Showcase show Endgame, where he plays an amnesiac.

  • 2012

    In 2012, Shanks returned to primetime as Dr. Charles "Charlie" Harris on Saving Hope, reuniting with Stargate SG-1 and Smallville co-star Erica Durance.

  • 2019

    In July 2019, it was reported that Shanks will star in a recurring role of Horace Axley on the second season of the Netflix science-fiction series Altered Carbon.

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Michael Shanks was born on 15 December, 1970.

Michael Shanks is from Vancouver - Canada.

Michael Shanks is 52 year old.

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