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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 26 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2016 Poor Boy (post-production)
Blayde Griggs
 2016/I Wolves (post-production)
 2016 Frank & Lola
Frank
 2016 Complete Unknown
Tom
 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)
Michael Shannon
 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)
 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:

Starred in the off-Broadway production of Tracy Letts's "Bug" at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. 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 there's any kind of role that would or has made him uncomfortable] Yeah, there are roles I've played that have made me uncomfortable-well, different roles for different reasons. When I played the fella I played in World Trade Center (2006), Marine Sgt. Dave Karnes, that was intimidating and it made me uncomfortable because he was someone who was very, very brave and very, very strong and I... See more »

Trivia:

He was nominated for a 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Bug" at the A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

Trademark:

Square jaw and wild blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Mike

Star Sign:

Leo

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