Don Shanks

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Don Shanks was born on February 26, 1950 in Piasa, Illinois, USA as Donald L. Shanks. He is known for his work on Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989), Dumb and Dumber (1994) and The World's Fastest Indian (2005). See full bio »

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Fri, Oct 02 12:00 AM PDT on AMC (057)
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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers Michael Myers / Man in Black
Dumb and Dumber Waiter #3


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 2019 Resilience and the Lost Gems
Sheriff Leigh Brackett
 2017 4: GO
Warden Bishop
 2016/I Like Son
Sheriff Rugger
 2016 Inadmissible
Bryce's Dad
 2016 Smothered
 2011 Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! (TV Movie)
Defeated Player (uncredited)
 2008 Little Bear and the Master
Caleb Egler
 2007 The Last Sin Eater
Indian Chief
 2006 I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer (Video)
The Fisherman
 2005 Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (Video)
Coach Jacoby
 2002 No Dogs Allowed
 2001 Twice Today
Joe Oliver
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Guard #1
- Famous Last Words (2001) ... Guard #1 (uncredited)
 2001 Water with Food Coloring (Short)
 2000 Primary Suspect
Chief Lance
 2000 The Crow: Salvation
Guard #1
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
 1999 Made Men
 1998 The Tempest (TV Movie)
 1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (TV Movie)
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M.
Vago Wiseguy #3
 1996 Last Resort
Walking Far
 1996 Unforgivable (TV Movie)
 1995 Walking Thunder
Blood Coat
 1994 Heaven Sent
Van Driver
 1994 Dumb and Dumber
Waiter #3 (uncredited)
 1993 The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain (Video)
Indian holding an axe
 1993 Wind Dancer
 1993 3 Ninjas: Knuckle Up
Charlie (as Donald L. Shanks)
 1992 The Legend of Wolf Mountain
Simcoe (uncredited)
 1991 Dream Machine
Juan Valdez
 1991 The Indian Runner
Young Indian Runner
 1991 Spirit of the Eagle
Running Wolf
 1991 Hollywood Detective (TV Series)
- The Muse (1991)
 1989 Tripwire
Indian Fighter
 1989 The Secret of Lost Creek (TV Series)
Charlie Little Elk
 1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
Michael Myers / Man in Black (as Donald L. Shanks)
 1989 Encyclopedia Brown (TV Series)
Mr. Waukesha
- The Case of the Missing Time Capsule (1989) ... Mr. Waukesha
 1988 Werewolf (TV Series)
Joseph Bestle
- Skinwalker (1988) ... Joseph Bestle
 1988 Stranger on My Land (TV Movie)
Construction Worker #1
 1986 Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills (TV Movie)
 1984 Silent Night, Deadly Night
Santa Climbing in Window (uncredited)
 1983 Revenge of the Ninja
Chief (as Dan Shanks)
 1983 Sweet Sixteen
Jason Longshadow
 1982 The Rogue and Grizzly
 1982 The Ghost Dance
Excavation Worker (as Donald L. Shanks)
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Series)
- Chapter IV (1979) ... Enapay
- Chapter III (1979) ... Enapay
 1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Little Jim
- Kindred Spirits (1979) ... Little Jim
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Series)
Red Kettle
- The Enemy (1979) ... Red Kettle
 1977-1978 The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (TV Series)
- The Skyrider (1978) ... Nakoma
- The Quest (1978) ... Nakoma
- The Stranger (1978) ... Nakoma
- The Renewal (1978) ... Nakoma
 1977 Last of the Mohicans (TV Movie)
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Alternate Names:

Dan Shanks | Donald L. Shanks | Donald Shanks


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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In the end credits of the movie Revenge of the Ninja (1983) he is incorrectly credited as "Dan Shanks.".

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