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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 33 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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Take Shelter
Take Shelter Curtis
The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water Richard Strickland
Midnight Special
Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals Bobby Andes


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 2019 The Little Drummer Girl (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... Kurtz
 2018 Fahrenheit 451 (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2018 Waco (TV Mini-Series)
Gary Noesner
- Day 51 (2018) ... Gary Noesner
- Stalling for Time (2018) ... Gary Noesner
- Of Milk and Men (2018) ... Gary Noesner
- Operation Showtime (2018) ... Gary Noesner
- The Strangers Across the Street (2018) ... Gary Noesner
 2018 What They Had
 2018 12 Strong
Hal Spencer
 2017 At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series)
Julien Penderel
- Murdercide (2017) ... Julien Penderel
 2017 Pottersville
Maynard Greiger
 2017 The Current War
George Westinghouse
 2017 The Shape of Water
Richard Strickland
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Bobby Andes
 2016 Salt and Fire
Matt Riley
 2016 Loving
Grey Villet
 2016 Elvis & Nixon
 2016 Poor Boy
Blayde Griggs
 2016/I Wolves
Lee Keller
 2016 Midnight Special
 2016 Frank & Lola
 2016 Complete Unknown
 2015/II The Night Before
Mr. Green
 2015 Freeheld
Dane Wells
 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)
- Devil You Know (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden
- King of Norway (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden
- Cuanto (2014) ... Nelson Van Alden
 2014 99 Homes
Rick Carver
 2014 She's Funny That Way
Policeman Macy's
 2014 They Came Together
 2014 Young Ones
Ernest Holm
 2013 Choose You (Short)
 2013/I The Harvest
 2013 Man of Steel
General Zod
 2012/V Happy Hour (Short)
Just Mike
 2012 The Iceman
Richard Kuklinski
 2012 Premium Rush
Bobby Monday
 2012 Mud
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Tycoon
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher
 2011 The Broken Tower
 2011 Take Shelter
 2011 Return
 2010 Jonah Hex
Doc Cross Williams
 2010/I 13
 2010 Herbert White (Short)
 2010 The Runaways
Kim Fowley
 2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Brad Macallam
 2009 Delocated (TV Series)
- Sick of It! (2009) ... Mark
 2009 The Greatest
Jordan Walker
 2009 The Missing Person
John Rosow
 2008 Revolutionary Road
John Givings
 2007 Lucky You
Ray Zumbro
 2007 Blackbird
 2007 Shotgun Stories
Son Hayes
 2006 Let's Go to Prison
 2006 World Trade Center
Dave Karnes
 2006 Bug
Peter Evans
 2006 Marvelous
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Avery Shaw
- Quarry (2005) ... Avery Shaw
 2004/I Water
Bobby Matherson
 2004 Dead Birds
 2004 Criminal
 2004 Zamboni Man (Short)
Walt, Zamboni Man
 2004 The Woodsman
 2003 Grand Theft Parsons
Larry Oster-Berg
 2003 Bad Boys II
Floyd Poteet
 2003 Kangaroo Jack
Frankie Lombardo
 2002 8 Mile
Greg Buehl
 2002 High Crimes
Troy Abbott
 2001 Vanilla Sky
 2001 New Port South
Stanton (as Mike Shannon)
 2001 Pearl Harbor
Lt. Gooz Wood
 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
 1996 Chain Reaction
D.C. Flower Delivery Man
 1993 Groundhog Day
 1992 Angel Street (TV Movie)
Patrick Mulligan
 1992 Overexposed (TV Movie)
Young Man
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Starred alongside Paul Sparks in the off-Broadway production of Eugene Ionesco's "The Killer" at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York. See more »

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2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Mike Shannon


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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Personal Quote:

I never wanted to be a movie star. I had no ambitions in that regard at all. I take every day as it comes. That's all. See more »


Parents are Donald Sutherlin Shannon and Geraldine Hine; has one brother: Dave. See more »


Square jaw and wild blue eyes See more »



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