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Michael Shanks

Mostly Credited As: Michael Shanks
Birth Name: Michael Garrett Shanks
Date Of Birth: December 15, 1970 (Age 43)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Michael Shanks


He was born in Vancouver and grew up in Kamloops, BC, Canada.

Michael was studying for a Business Degree at the University of British Columbia when he failed calculus. This was one of the reasons Michael left college with a BA in Fine Arts, which included several acting classes.

When Michael was nineteen, MacGyver (which starred Richard Dean Anderson - Michael's co-star and boss in Stargate SG-1) was shooting on location on a nearby beach. Michael took the opportunity to watch the production. It was one of the factors that influenced Michael's decision to become an actor.

After Graduation, Michael spent two years with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where he appeared in a variety of stage productions. He also gained a number of television movie and series credits before accepting the role of Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG-1, the television spin-off of the 1994 Kurt Russell movie Stargate, in 1997. He completed his fifth and final season as a regular cast member on the show in 2001. He later returned to the show until its end.

Since joining Stargate SG-1, Michael has continued to guest on other television shows, as well as appearing in a number of television/independent films. He also returned to the stage in a production of Hamlet in 1999.

Michael's main hobby is spending time with his daughter (Tatiana (born late 1998). He also likes ice hockey and is interested in cultures and mythologies.

During Stargate SG-1's fourth season, Michael also made his directorial debut with the episode Double Jeopardy .

His second daughter, Mia Tabitha Shanks, with actress Lexa Doig, was born 13 September 2004.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Saving Hope (2012)As: Dr. Charles Harris
The Eastmans (2009)As: Jack O'Brien
Stargate SG-1 (1997)As: Dr. Daniel Jackson (1997-2002, 2003-2007)
Episode Cast Credits 

Match Game (CA) (2012) 
  Season 2, Episode 30 02x30: (Oct/11/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 29 02x29: (Oct/10/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 28 02x28: (Oct/09/2013) As Himself 
  Season 2, Episode 27 02x27: (Oct/08/2013) As Himself 

Flashpoint (2008) 
  Blue on Blue 04x15: (Nov/22/2011) As David Fleming 

Endgame (2011) 
  The Caffeine Hit 01x03: (Mar/28/2011) As Casey Roman 

Smallville (2001) 
  Icarus 10x11: (Dec/10/2010) As Carter Hall 
  Shield 10x02: (Oct/01/2010) As Carter Hall 
  Salvation 09x21: (May/14/2010) As Hawkman, [Uncredited]
  Absolute Justice 09x11: (Feb/05/2010) As Carter Hall / Hawkman 

Tower Prep (2010) 
  Book Report 01x06: (Nov/23/2010) As Literature 

The Good Guys (2010) (2010) 
  Supercops 01x18: (Nov/19/2010) As Capt. Shaw, [Special Guest Stars]

Stargate Universe (2009) 
  Incursion (1) 01x19: (Jun/04/2010) As Dr. Daniel Jackson, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Subversion 01x18: (May/21/2010) As Dr. Daniel Jackson 
  Human 01x14: (Apr/23/2010) As Dr. Daniel Jackson 
  Air (2) 01x02: (Oct/02/2009) As Dr. Daniel Jackson 

Supernatural (2005) 
  99 Problems 05x17: (Apr/08/2010) As Rob 

Sanctuary (US) (2008) 
  Penance 02x09: (Dec/11/2009) As Jimmy 

Burn Notice (2007) 
  Lesser Evil 02x16: (Mar/05/2009) As Victor Stecker-Epps 
  Sins of Omission 02x15: (Feb/26/2009) As Victor Stecker-Epps 
  Truth & Reconciliation 02x14: (Feb/19/2009) As Victor Stecker-Epps 
  Double Booked 02x08: (Sep/11/2008) As Victor Stecker-Epps, [Uncredited]

Stargate Atlantis (2004) 
  The Lost Tribe (2) 05x11: (Oct/10/2008) As Dr. Daniel Jackson, [Special Guest Stars]
  First Contact (1) 05x10: (Sep/26/2008) As Dr. Daniel Jackson, [Special Guest Stars]
  Rising, Part 1 01x01: (Jul/16/2004) As Dr. Daniel Jackson 

Stargate SG-1 (1997) 
  Stargate SG-1: Continuum (Jul/29/2008) As Dr. Daniel Jackson, [Starring Roles]
  Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth (Mar/11/2008) As Daniel Jackson, [Starring Roles]
  Unending 10x20: (Jun/22/2007) Voiced  Thor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Behind The Mythology of Stargate SG-1 (Apr/13/2007) As Himself 

Eureka (2006) 
  All That Glitters 02x12: (Sep/25/2007) As Christopher Dactalos 

24 (2001) 
  Day 6: 3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. 06x22: (May/14/2007) As Mark Bishop 
  Day 6: 2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. 06x21: (May/07/2007) As Mark Bishop 
  Day 6: 1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. 06x20: (Apr/30/2007) As Mark Bishop 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Payback 04x11: (Dec/19/2005) As Doug Stets 

Andromeda (2000) 
  Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath 03x21: (May/05/2003) As Balance of Judgement/Remiel 
  Star-Crossed 01x20: (Apr/30/2001) As Gabriel 

The Twilight Zone (2002) (2002) 
  Shades of Guilt 01x03: (Sep/25/2002) As Donnie, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Chris Isaak Show (2001) 
  The Hidden Mommy 02x14: (Jun/18/2002) As Trevor 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  Manifest Destiny 06x04: (Feb/11/2000) As Dr. Will Olsten 
  Mary 25 04x15: (May/29/1998) As Melburn Ross 

University Hospital (1995) 
  Shadow of a Doubt 01x09: (May/01/1995) As Jake 

The Commish (1991) 
  Rising Sun 03x06: (Nov/06/1993) As Sean 

Highlander (1992) 
  The Zone 02x06: (Nov/06/1993) As Jesse Collins 

Madison (1993) 
  Junior Partner 02x05: (Unknown/Unaired) As Gordon 
Crew Credits

Show Crew



Episode Crew


Stargate SG-1 (1997) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
 
Resurrection 07x19 Feb/27/2004 As: Writer
Evolution (1) 07x11 Aug/22/2003 As: Story
Double Jeopardy 04x21 Feb/16/2001 As: Director
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Trivia

Was inspired to pursue an acting career while watching Richard Dean Anderson film an episode of MacGyver

Played hockey (defense) and rugby (flyhalf then wing) in high school.

Michael originally was studying Commerce before deciding to study acting at the University of B.C. where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. After his graduation, he performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for two season

Michael has appeared in the following theatre productions: Amadeus Eye Level King Lear Love of the Nightingale Lover's Labour Lost Macbeth - Menteith Merchant of Venice - Lorenzo Translations Wait Until Dark

He took a year out from Stargate SG-1. Corin Nemec was brought in as a replacement for season six.

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