Educated at Mary Washington College & North Carolina School of the Arts; performed at various regional theatres, including Burt Reynolds' Dinner Theater in Jupiter, Florida before getting national exposure on TV in the 1970s. See full bio »
Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
[on his masturbation scene] There was an embarrassing moment for me at LAX soon after the movie came out. Two guys recognized me and one of them started screaming really loudly, "Look, there's the guy who was jerking off!" -- you know, like they'd just caught me in the men's room. See more