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Michael Shanks was born on December 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Garrett Shanks. He is an actor and writer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Elysium (2013) and Stargate: Continuum (2008). He has been married to Lexa Doig since August 2, 2003. They have two children. See full bio »

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 2013/I Elysium
CCB Agent
 2013 13 Eerie
 2013 Stargate SG-1: Unleashed (Video Game)
Dr. Daniel Jackson (voice)
 2013 The Bouquet
 2012 Mr. Young (TV Series)
Mr. Lewis
- Mr. Poet (2012) ... Mr. Lewis
 2011 Captain Starship (TV Series)
Brock Hunter (2011)
 2011 Flashpoint (TV Series)
David Fleming
- Blue on Blue (2011) ... David Fleming
 2011 The Pastor's Wife (TV Movie)
Matthew Winkler
 2011 Christmas Lodge (TV Movie)
 2011 Tactical Force
 2011 Endgame (TV Series)
Casey Roman
- The Caffeine Hit (2011) ... Casey Roman
 2011 Red Riding Hood
Adrien Lazar
 2010 Smallville (TV Series)
Carter Hall / Hawkman
- Icarus (2010) ... Carter Hall / Hawkman
- Shield (2010) ... Carter Hall
- Salvation (2010) ... Carter Hall / Hawkman (uncredited)
 2010 Tower Prep (TV Series)
Dr. Literature
- Book Report (2010) ... Dr. Literature
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Capt. Shaw
- Supercops (2010) ... Capt. Shaw
 2010 Supernatural (TV Series)
- 99 Problems (2010) ... Rob
 2009 Sanctuary (TV Series)
- Penance (2009) ... Jimmy
 2009 Living Out Loud (TV Movie)
Brad Marshall
 2008-2009 Burn Notice (TV Series)
- Lesser Evil (2009) ... Victor
- Sins of Omission (2009) ... Victor
- Bad Blood (2008) ... Victor
 2009 Desperate Escape (TV Movie)
Michael Coleman
 2008 The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon (TV Movie)
Jacob Thain
 2007 Mega Snake (TV Movie)
Les Daniels
 2007 Judicial Indiscretion (TV Movie)
Jack Sullivan
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Doug Stets
- Payback (2005) ... Doug Stets
 2005 Swarmed (TV Movie)
Kent Horvath
 2003 Sumuru
Adam Wade
 2002 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Shades of Guilt (2002) ... Donnie
 2002 The Chris Isaak Show (TV Series)
- The Hidden Mommy (2002) ... Trevor
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie)
 2002 All Around the Town (TV Movie)
Justin Donnelly
 2001 Suddenly Naked
Danny Blair / Donny Blitzer
 2000 Mr. Fortune's Smile
 2000 The Artist's Circle (Short)
 2000 Suspicious River
Ball Cap Man
 1998-2000 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Will Olsten / Melburn Ross
- Manifest Destiny (2000) ... Dr. Will Olsten
- Mary 25 (1998) ... Melburn Ross
 1999 Escape from Mars (TV Movie)
Bill Malone, Mission Architect
 1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (TV Movie)
Fellow Gambler #1
 1995 University Hospital (TV Series)
- Shadow of a Doubt (1995) ... Jake
 1995 A Family Divided (TV Movie)
 1994 Madison (TV Series)
- Junior Partner (1994) ... Gordon
 1993 The Commish (TV Series)
- Rising Sun (1993) ... Sean (as Michael G. Shanks)
 1993 Highlander (TV Series)
Jesse Collins
- The Zone (1993) ... Jesse Collins (as Michael G. Shanks)
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Other Works:

AXN In Depth, AXN Channel (Sony Pictures Japan) on February 11, 2003 See more »

Publicity Listings:

27 Interviews | 2 Articles | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael G. Shanks


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[about his character Daniel's relationship with his love interest Janet began] "There seems to be this funny beat that they seemed to have this off-camera familiarity with each other. So we started playing with it. And it became an ongoing thread throughout the show. So whenever we did a scene together, we'd throw in an extra look or an extra glance. I'll let you guys fill in the blank of where ... See more »


He has worked with Brent Stait in three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Andromeda (2000) and Smallville (2001). See more »

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Does anyone think they should have cast someone else as Daniel Jackson? alexoneill1469
What would you guys like to see him in? LadyLintu
Why is he always credited 'as danial jackson' masteR_kaos
Rage of Angels hockeista-avanti
Why'd they write him out of the show for a while? purpleelfgirl
He should be the one playing batman dtaa
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