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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 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 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 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)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Martin McDonagh's play, "The Pillowman", at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mike Shannon

Height:

6' 3½" (1.92 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on if he's attracted to dark, villainous characters or playing people with serious mental issues] I don't think I set out to play villains necessarily. I try not to look at any character I play as being a villain or a hero, just more what their circumstances are, what they are trying to deal with. I mean, every character can be seen in a different light and people, in general, do some things ... See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "The Pillowman" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Trademark:

Square jaw and wild blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Mike

Star Sign:

Leo

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