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Michael Shanks is a Actor and Scriptwriter Canadien born on 15 december 1970 at Vancouver (Canada)

Michael Shanks

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Birth name Michael Garrett Shanks
Nationality Canada
Birth 15 december 1970 (53 years) at Vancouver (Canada)

Michael Garrett Shanks (born December 15, 1970) is a Canadian actor, writer and director best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in the long-running Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1. More recently, Shanks has been playing Dr. Charles Harris on the Canadian medical drama, Saving Hope.


Shanks' eldest child is Tatiana (b. August 1998), from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera, who portrayed Sha're, his character's wife, on Stargate SG-1.

On August 2, 2003, Shanks married actress Lexa Doig, whom he met in 2001 while guest-starring on the series Andromeda, in which she starred. (They would also work together on Stargate SG-1, when Doig was cast as Dr. Carolyn Lam, a recurring character in seasons nine and ten.) They have two children together: daughter Mia Tabitha Shanks (b. September 13, 2004) and son Samuel David Shanks (b. March 19, 2006).

Shanks enjoys playing ice hockey, and once considered playing professionally. He was on the Stargate SG-1 hockey team, competing against the teams of other Vancouver-based productions such as Smallville, and also displayed his aptitude for the sport in the 2006 TV movie Under the Mistletoe, in which he played the part of a school hockey coach. This aptitude was also highlighted in his 2013 role as the title character in the film Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.

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Filmography of Michael Shanks (25 films)

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Classified: The Edward Snowden Story
Origin Canada
Actors Kevin Zegers, Michael Shanks
Roles Glenn Greenwald

Classified: The Edward Snowden Story told the story of Edward Snowden starting from the time he enlisted in the US army. In this 2 hour feature, they explore the events leading up to the release of classified information on the National Security Agency's various surveillance programs.
Elysium (2013)
, 1h49
Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Films about immigration, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Films about cancer, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Robot films
Actors Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Wagner Moura, William Fichtner, Alice Braga
Roles CCB Agent
Rating65% 3.2991453.2991453.2991453.2991453.299145
In 2154, Earth is overpopulated and polluted. Most of the earth's citizens live in poverty, on the edge of starvation, and with little technology and medical care. The rich and powerful live on Elysium — a gigantic, terraformed space habitat located in Earth's orbit. Elysium is technologically advanced; such technology includes Med-Bays: medical machines that can cure all diseases, reverse the aging process and regenerate new body parts. A long-running feud exists between the wealthy residents of Elysium and the citizens of Earth, who want Elysian technology to cure their medical ailments.
13 Eerie
13 Eerie (2013)
, 1h27
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Katharine Isabelle, Michael Shanks, Brendan Fehr, Brendan Fletcher, Jesse Moss, Nick Moran
Roles Tomkins
Rating45% 2.2572952.2572952.2572952.2572952.257295
Six forensic undergrads, Megan (Katharine Isabelle), Daniel (Brendan Fehr), Josh (Brendan Fletcher), Patrick (Jesse Moss), Kate (Kristie Patterson) and Rob (Michael Eisner), are assigned to complete a scientific field exam on a deserted island known as Eerie Strait, where life-term prisoners were once held and corpses lay dead. With cameras set up, Professor Tomkins (Michael Shanks) dispatches them into pairs to examine corpses in different areas as part of staged murders, restricting the pairs from interacting, only allowing their use of walkie talkies to report back to him. Unfortunately these have been accidentally damaged. He also monitors their activities from a surveillance cabin.
White Tiger, 1h44
Directed by Karen Shakhnazarov
Origin Russie
Genres War, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Klaus Grünberg, Christian Redl, Dirk Martens, Michael Shanks
Rating60% 3.0466053.0466053.0466053.0466053.046605
It is World War II. After a battle, a tank operator is found in a destroyed Soviet tank. Miraculously recovering from burns on 90 percent of his body, he suffers amnesia and cannot recall his identity. He receives a new passport in the name Naydenov (from the Russian word for "found"), and is returned to duty. Naydenov believes he has the ability to communicate with tanks as if they were people, though he tries not to advertise this. He is also recognized as the best tank driver in his army group.
Red Riding Hood, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen
Roles Adrien Lazar
Rating54% 2.7077152.7077152.7077152.7077152.707715
Valerie is a young woman who lives in the village of Daggerhorn, on the edge of a forest plagued by a werewolf, with her parents, Cesaire and Suzette, and older sister Lucie. She is in love with the town woodcutter Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry Henry Lazar, son of the wealthy blacksmith Adrien Lazar. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, only to learn that the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople in exchange for cattle stock sacrifices and has murdered Lucie, who is revealed to have had a crush on Henry Lazar.
Tactical Force, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Stone Cold Steve Austin, Michael Jai White, Candace Elaine, Lexa Doig, Steve Bacic, Michael Shanks
Roles Demetrius
Rating47% 2.360082.360082.360082.360082.36008
A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.
Faces in the Crowd, 1h40
Directed by Julien Magnat
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, David Atrakchi, Michael Shanks, Adam Harrington, Marianne Faithfull
Roles Bryce
Rating57% 2.854682.854682.854682.854682.85468
Anna Marchant (Milla Jovovich) witnesses a murder by serial killer Tearjerk Jack (David Atrakchi). Jack chases and attacks her, but she eludes him by falling from a bridge. Anna wakes from a coma one week later and is diagnosed with prosopagnosia, also known as "face blindness". Able to recognize objects but not faces, she works with police detective Sam Kerrest (Julian McMahon) to stop Tearjerk Jack before he can murder her.
The Pastor's Wife, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Rose McGowan, Martin Cummins, Michael Shanks, Eric Keenleyside, Susan Hogan, Kyra Zagorsky
Roles Matthew Winkler
Rating57% 2.8570952.8570952.8570952.8570952.857095
Mary Winkler is a housewife and mother of three daughters who is married to Matthew Winkler, a pastor who is admired by many in his community for his friendliness and his views about family values. To many in town the Winklers are seen as a perfect family with Matthew as a perfect husband and wonderful father and Mary as a dutiful wife and mother. However, early one morning at the Winkler's home, a shotgun blast is heard by the Winkler children. Mary takes the children away in the car on a sudden trip, with the children wondering what happened to their father. Concerned neighbors investigate the Winkler home that night, finding Matthew dead in a bedroom with a shotgun wound. Fearing the Winkler family has been kidnapped, the local and state authorities and FBI issues an Amber alert for the Winklers. Eventually a patrol car finds Mary and her children but they also find a shotgun in her car and apprehend Mrs. Winkler. Later the shotgun is identified as the murder weapon. At the station, Mary admits she may have shot her husband, which shocks the community and her parents-in-law. At first Mary refuses to divulge more about the incident and refuses to say anything negative about her husband. But her lawyer convinces her to reveal a darker, hidden side of Matthew.
Arctic Blast, 1h32
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Disaster films
Actors Michael Shanks, Bruce Davison, Alexandra Davies, Saskia Hampele, Indiana Evans, Robert Mammone
Roles Jack Tate
Rating39% 1.988091.988091.988091.988091.98809
The plot is centered around a colossal blast of heavily chilled mesosphere air, spreading over the Earth after a solar eclipse combined with the effects of environmental pollution caused a hole in the ozone layer. The catastrophic event threatens to engulf the entire world in ice. As Hobart, Tasmania, is hit by the cold front with temperatures of below -70 degrees Celsius, causing people to die almost instantaneously, physicist Jack Tait (Michael Shanks) tries to find a solution while protecting his family.
Fanboys (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Space opera
Actors Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell, David Denman
Rating64% 3.2476653.2476653.2476653.2476653.247665
On October 31, 1998, Eric Bottler reunites with his old high school buddies Linus, Hutch, Windows, and Zoe at a Halloween party. There is tension between Bottler and his old friends, due to Bottler being the only one that matured since high school. Bottler, now a car salesman at his father's dealership, finds that his friends have not changed a bit since high school: the number one thing they still have in common is their love of Star Wars. The gang expresses their anticipation for the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Linus proposes an idea that Bottler and he had been plotting since they were children, to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the film, but Bottler dismisses it.
Living Out Loud, 1h30
Directed by Anne Wheeler
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Gail O'Grady, Michael Shanks, Alex Ferris, Babz Chula, Patrick Gilmore, Jessica Amlee
Roles Brad Marshall
Rating53% 2.6725052.6725052.6725052.6725052.672505
Emily Marshall avait des aspirations et le talent pour être compositeur-interprète, mais elle a décidé d'épouser son mari.
Desperate Escape, 1h30
Directed by George Mendeluk
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Elisabeth Röhm, Michael Shanks, Serinda Swan
Roles Michael Coleman
Rating47% 2.3783052.3783052.3783052.3783052.378305
Amnésique depuis un accident en mer, une femme comprend peu à peu que son compagnon, dont elle n'a aucun souvenir, est probablement un homme dangereux.
Stargate: The Ark of Truth, 1h41
Directed by Robert C. Cooper
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black
Roles Dr. Daniel Jackson
Rating73% 3.6963153.6963153.6963153.6963153.696315
SG-1 discovers a box that they believe contains the Ark of Truth while digging on Dakara, but before they can open it, Ori soldiers arrive, led by Tomin. Daniel tricks them into opening the box, but it is revealed to be a fake. When Tomin is ordered by a Prior to kill them, he refuses, and Mitchell kills the Prior, whose powers were being blocked by the Anti-Prior device. Shocked at the death of their Prior, the Ori soldiers surrender with Tomin returning to Earth with SG-1 where he resides at the SGC for a time.
The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon, 1h28
Directed by Farhad Mann
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Actors Shannen Doherty, Michael Shanks, JR Bourne, Heather Doerksen, Peter New, Peter Kent
Roles Jacob Thain
Rating36% 1.8160651.8160651.8160651.8160651.816065
In the late 19th century, a team of Smithsonian researchers have stumbled across a lost walled Aztec city guarded by some evil spirits, including a "great flying serpent of death." As days turn to weeks, Susan Jordan, the daughter of the professor leading the expedition, assembles a team to rescue her father and his colleagues from the clutches of the ancient Aztec warriors and their horrible serpent god.
Stargate: Continuum, 1h34
Directed by Martin Wood
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Richard Dean Anderson
Roles Dr. Daniel Jackson
Rating74% 3.7455053.7455053.7455053.7455053.745505
SG-1 and Jack O'Neill attend a Tok'ra extraction ceremony for Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords. Ba'al claims, however, that he is merely the last clone and that the real Ba'al has a fail-safe plan. The real Ba'al travels back in time to 1939 Earth and massacres the crew of the Achilles, the ship carrying the Stargate to the United States; the captain lives long enough to drop the bomb Ba'al left overboard and keep the ship from being destroyed. In the present, people and objects start disappearing, including Vala Mal Doran and Teal'c. Jack is killed by the clone, but Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell reach the Stargate. They are surprised to emerge inside the derelict Achilles, which has drifted to the Arctic — Ba'al's actions have created a timeline in which the Stargate Program never happened. After escaping from the sinking Achilles, they are rescued by a team led by Colonel Jack O'Neill. Although General Landry believes their story (after intensive interrogation), they are denied permission to change the timeline. In the alternate timeline, Daniel is still trying to convince people about his theories of the pyramids, Carter died in a space shuttle accident and Mitchell does not exist at all because his grandfather was the Achilles captain. The three are separated and given new lives to lead.