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Shanks, Michael 1970- (Michael G. Shanks)

Shanks, Michael 1970- (Michael G. Shanks)

PERSONAL

Full name, Michael Garrett Shanks; born December 15, 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; married Lexa Doig (an actress), August 2, 2003; children: Mia Tabitha, Samuel David; (with Vaitiare Bandera, an actress and model) Tatiana. Education: University of British Columbia, B.F.A., acting, 1994. Avocational Interests: Hockey.

Career:

Actor. Stratford Festival of Canada, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, company member, 1995-96. Worked as a lumberjack and in other jobs.

Awards, Honors:

Leo Award nomination, best performance by a male in a dramatic series, Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia, 2000, Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor on television, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2001 and 2005, Leo Award, dramatic series: best lead performance by a male, 2004, Saturn Award nomination, best actor in a television series, 2004, and Leo Award nomination, dramatic series: best lead performance by a male, 2005, all for Stargate SG-1.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Showtime and syndicated, 1997-2002, Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2003—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Todd, A Family Divided (also known as Mother Love, Blutiges Familiengeheimnis, Face au silence, and Rikkirevitty perhe), NBC, 1995.

Fellow gambler, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon (also known as Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" and Jack London's "The Call of the Wild Dog of the Yukon"), Family Channel, 1997.

Bill Malone (mission architect), Escape from Mars, UPN, 1999.

John Brady, Door to Door, TNT, 2002.

Justin Donnelly, All around the Town (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "All Around the Town" and Nous n'irons plus au bois), PAX TV, 2002.

Kent Horvath, Swarmed, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Kevin Harrison, Under the Mistletoe, Lifetime 2006.

Jack Sullivan, Judicial Indiscretion, Lifetime, 2007.

Les, MegaSnake, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, Stargate: The Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Himself and Dr. Daniel Jackson, From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

(Uncredited) Himself and Dr. Daniel Jackson, Preview to Atlantis, 2004.

Himself and Dr. Daniel Jackson, Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Himself and Dr. Daniel Jackson, Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate—Secrets Revealed (also known as Beyond the Stargate: Secrets Revealed), Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Himself and Dr. Daniel Jackson, Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Host, Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1, Sci-Fi Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, First Annual Spaceys, Space, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Michael G. Shanks) Jesse Collins, "The Zone," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1993.

Sean, "Rising Sun," The Commish, ABC, 1993.

Gordon, "Junior Partner," Madison (also known as Working It out at Madison), CanWest Global Television, 1994.

Jake, "Shadow of a Doubt," University Hospital, syndicated, 1995.

"Vishy-Vashy-Vinny," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995.

Melburn Ross, "Mary 25," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1998.

Dr. Will Olsten, "Manifest Destiny," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 2000.

Gabriel, "Star-Crossed," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2001.

The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Danny (some sources cite role as Donnie), "Shades of Guilt," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2002.

Trevor, "The Hidden Mommy," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2002.

Himself, eTalk Daily (also known as eTalk and e-Talk Daily), CTV (Canada), 2002.

Remiel and Balance of Judgment, "Day of Judgment, Day of Wrath," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2003.

(In archive footage) Gabriel, "A Symmetry of Imperfection," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2004.

Doug Stets, "Payback," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2005.

Mark Bishop, "Day 6: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2007.

Mark Bishop, "Day 6: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2007.

Mark Bishop, "Day 6: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.," 24 (also known as Twenty Four and 24 Hours), Fox, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Daniel Jackson, "Children of the Gods," Stargate SG-1 (also known as Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods, La porte des etoiles, and Stargaate SG-1), Showtime and syndicated, 1997.

Dr. Daniel Jackson, "Rising," Stargate Atlantis (also known as Stargate Atlantis: Rising, Atlantis, Csil-lagkapu—Atlantisz, La porte d'Atlantis, and Stargaate: Atlaantis), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Double Jeopardy," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Hamlet, Arts Club, Stanley Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1999.

Appeared as Menteith, Macbeth, as Lorenzo, The Merchant of Venice, in Amadeus, in King Lear, and in The Merry Wives of Windsor, all Stratford Festival of Canada; also appeared in Love of the Nightingale, Love's Labour's Lost, Translations, and Wait until Dark.

Film Appearances:

Artist, The Artist's Circle (short film), AtomFilms, 2000.

Ball cap man, Suspicious River, Beyond Films, 2000.

James, Mr. Fortune's Smile, 2000.

Danny Blair and Donny Blitzer, Suddenly Naked (also known as Mise a nu), Remstar Entertainment, 2001, Pantheon Entertainment, 2003.

Adam Wade, Sumuru (also known as Sax Rohmer's "Sumuru"), Nu Image Films, 2003.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, c. 2008.

Dr. Daniel Jackson, Stargate: Continuum, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, c. 2008.

WRITINGS

Teleplays; Episodic:

(Story) "Evolution: Part 1," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2003.

"Resurrection," Stargate SG-1 (also known as La porte des etoiles and Stargaate SG-1), Sci-Fi Channel and syndicated, 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Chicago Tribune, July 9, 2004.

Cult Times Special, October, 2006, pp. 10-14, 16-17.

Dreamwatch, January, 2002, pp. 58-61; December, 2003, pp. 54-57.

TV Guide, August 7, 2006, p. 62.

TV Zone, December, 1998, pp. 36-39; January, 2001, pp. 16-22.

TV Zone Special, August, 2000, pp. 32-35; July, 2001, pp. 22-26; March, 2003, pp. 38-39; July, 2003, pp. 36-40; February, 2004, pp. 20-25; July, 2004, pp. 38-42; January, 2005, pp. 38-43; July, 2005, pp. 40-42; January, 2006, pp. 38-40; July, 2006, pp. 28-31; January, 2007, pp. 36-39.

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