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Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Man of Steel
Man of Steel General Zod
(2013)
Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes
(2016)
Take Shelter
Take Shelter Curtis
(2011)
Midnight Special
(2016)

Filmography

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 2018 Fahrenheit 451 (TV Movie) (filming)
Beatty
 2017 Pottersville (post-production)
Maynard
  Waco (TV Movie) (filming)
Gary Noesner
 2016 Poor Boy
Blayde Griggs
 2016/I Wolves
Lee Keller
 2015/II The Night Before
Mr. Green
 2010-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Nelson Van Alden / George Mueller
- Eldorado (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden (credit only)
- Friendless Child (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden (credit only)
- Cuanto (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden
 2014 She's Funny That Way
Policeman Macy's
 2014 They Came Together
Spike
 2014 Young Ones
Ernest Holm
 2013 Choose You (Short)
 2013/I The Harvest
Richard
 2012/V Happy Hour (Short)
Just Mike
 2012 Mud
Galen
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Tycoon
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher
Donnie
 2011 Return
Mike
 2010 Jonah Hex
Doc Cross Williams
 2010/I 13
Henry
 2010 Herbert White (Short)
Herbert
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Brad Macallam
 2009 Delocated (TV Series)
Mark
- Sick of It! (2009) ... Mark
 2009 The Greatest
Jordan Walker
 2009 The Missing Person
John Rosow
 2007 Blackbird
Murl
 2006 Let's Go to Prison
Lynard
 2006 Bug
Peter Evans
 2006 Marvelous
John
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Avery Shaw
- Quarry (2005) ... Avery Shaw
 2004/I Water
Bobby Matherson
 2004 Dead Birds
Clyde
 2004 Criminal
Gene
 2004 Zamboni Man (Short)
Walt, Zamboni Man
 2004 The Woodsman
Rosen
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons
Larry Oster-Berg
 2001 Vanilla Sky
Aaron
 2001 New Port South
Stanton (as Mike Shannon)
 2000 Tigerland
Sgt. Filmore
 2000 Cecil B. DeMented
Petie (as Mike Shannon)
 2000 The Photographer
Maurice (as Mike Shannon)
 2000 Mullitt (Short)
Phil Kunz
 1998-1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
Mr. Andrews / Merle
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1999) ... Mr. Andrews (as Mike Shannon)
- Return of Crumb (1998) ... Merle (as Mike Shannon)
 1999 Jesus' Son
Dundun (as Mike Shannon)
 1999 Turks (TV Series)
Man #1
- Pilot (1999) ... Man #1
 1997 Chicago Cab
Crack Head
 1997/II The Ride
Jimmy
 1996 Chain Reaction
D.C. Flower Delivery Man
 1993 Groundhog Day
Fred
 1992 Angel Street (TV Movie)
Patrick Mulligan
 1992 Overexposed (TV Movie)
Young Man
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Other Works:

Co-starred with Paul Rudd, Edward Asner, and Kate Arrington in the Broadway premiere of Craig Wright's "Grace", at the Cort Theatre in New York City. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mike Shannon

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on what makes him smile] My daughter. She makes me smile, and my family. I think a lot of times what makes you smile is unexpected, it catches you off guard, surprises you; something may make you smile one day and it may not necessarily make you smile the next. It's a mystery what makes any of us happy and [happiness is] usually fleeting. See more »

Trivia:

Is the first non-British actor to play Superman's enemy General Zod. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Jeff Nichols See more »

Nickname:

Mike

Star Sign:

Leo

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