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Michael Shanks was born on the 15th December 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is an actor, writer, and director, probably best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in series “Stargate SG-1” (1997-2007). Shanks has also played in such movies as “Stargate: Continuum” (2008), “Elysium” (2013), and currently in the series “Saving Hope” (2012- ). His career started in 1993.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Shanks is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shanks’ net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being an actor, Shanks also works as a director and writer, and these have improved his wealth too.

Michael Shanks Net Worth $2 Million

Michael Shanks grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia and went to the University of British Columbia, where he was in the BFA Acting Program from 1990 to 1994. After graduating, Shanks served an apprenticeship at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

Shanks’ career started in episodes of “Highlander” and “The Commish” in 1993. He continued with brief roles in “Madison” (1994), “University Hospital” (1995), and in the TV movie “A Family Divided” (1995) starring Faye Dunaway and Stephen Collins. In 1997, Shanks started appearing in the series “Stargate SG-1”, in which he starred as Dr. Daniel Jackson in 198 episodes until 2007. The series received nine Primetime Emmy’s nominations, and helped Shanks to earn a considerable amount towards his net worth.

He later appeared in “The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon” (1997) starring Rutger Hauer, and in “Escape from Mars” (1999). In the early 2000’s, Shanks had roles in “Suspicious River” (2000), “Suddenly Naked” (2001), and also in “All Around the Town” (2002) alongside Nastassja Kinski, in the Golden Globe-nominated movie “Door to Door” (2002) starring William H. Macy and Kyra Sedgwick, and in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” (2002). In the mid-2000’s, he appeared in such series as “Stargate: Atlantis” (2004-2008), “CSI: Miami” (2005), “Eureka” (2007), and “24” (2007), but also starred in such movies as “Swarmed” (2005), “Under the Mistletoe” (2006), and in “Mega Snake” (2007). Shanks ended the decade with roles in “The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon” (2008), and in four episodes of “SGU Stargate Universe” (2009-2010), all of which added a substantial amount to hi net worth.

Shanks was quite busy in the early 2010’s and had roles in numerous series and movies such as “Supernatural” (2010), “Smallville” (2010), “Red Riding Hood” (2011), “Tactical Force” (2011), and “Faces in the Crowd” (2011) starring Milla Jovovich. Also in 2011, Shanks starred in “Christmas Lodge” (2011) and “The Pastor’s Wife” (2011) before started to play Dr. Charlie Harris in series “Saving Hope” which is running since 2012. Most recently, Shanks had parts in “The Bouquet” (2013), “13 Eerie” (2013), “Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” (2013), “Elysium” (2013) with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley, and in “Hearts of Spring” (2016).

Regarding his personal life, Michael Shanks married actress Lexa Doig in 2003, and they have two children together. He also has an older daughter Tatiana (born in 1998) from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera. Shanks is a big fan of ice hockey and the Vancouver Canucks, and considered playing professionally before pursuing an acting career.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 15, 1970
Birth place: Vancouver, Canada
Height:6 ft (1.83 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:University of British Columbia (1994)
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Lexa Doig (m. 2003)
Children:Mia Tabitha Shanks, Tatiana Shanks, Samuel David Shanks
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Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Hope2012-2017TV SeriesDr. Charlie Harris / Charlie Harris
Hearts of Spring2016TV MovieAndy
Elysium2013/ICCB Agent
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story2013TV MovieGordie Howe
13 Eerie2013Tomkins
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed2013Video GameDr. Daniel Jackson (voice)
The Bouquet2013Sam
Mr. Young2012TV SeriesMr. Lewis
Captain Starship2011TV SeriesBrock Hunter (2011)
Flashpoint2011TV SeriesDavid Fleming
The Pastor's Wife2011TV MovieMatthew Winkler
Christmas Lodge2011TV MovieJack
Faces in the Crowd2011Bryce
Tactical Force2011Demetrius
Endgame2011TV SeriesCasey Roman
Red Riding Hood2011Adrien Lazar
Smallville2010TV SeriesCarter Hall Hawkman
Tower Prep2010TV SeriesDr. Literature
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesCapt. Shaw
SGU Stargate Universe2009-2010TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson
Arctic Blast2010Jack Tate
Supernatural2010TV SeriesRob
Sanctuary2009TV SeriesJimmy
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut2009VideoDr. Daniel Jackson
Living Out Loud2009TV MovieBrad Marshall
Burn Notice2008-2009TV SeriesVictor
Desperate Escape2009TV MovieMichael Coleman
The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon2008TV MovieJacob Thain
Stargate: Atlantis2004-2008TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson
Stargate: Continuum2008VideoDaniel Jackson
Stargate: The Ark of Truth2008VideoDr. Daniel Jackson
Eureka2007TV SeriesChristopher Dactylos
Mega Snake2007TV MovieLes Daniels
242007TV SeriesMark Bishop
Judicial Indiscretion2007TV MovieJack Sullivan
Stargate SG-11997-2007TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson Thor Aegir ...
Under the Mistletoe2006TV MovieKevin Harrison
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesDoug Stets
Swarmed2005TV MovieKent Horvath
Andromeda2001-2003TV SeriesBalance of Judgment Remiel Gabriel
Sumuru2003Adam Wade
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesDonnie
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesTrevor
Door to Door2002TV MovieJohn
All Around the Town2002TV MovieJustin Donnelly
Suddenly Naked2001Danny Blair / Donny Blitzer
Mr. Fortune's Smile2000James
The Artist's Circle2000ShortArtist
Suspicious River2000Ball Cap Man
The Outer Limits1998-2000TV SeriesDr. Will Olsten / Melburn Ross
Escape from Mars1999TV MovieBill Malone, Mission Architect
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon1997TV MovieFellow Gambler #1
University Hospital1995TV SeriesJake
A Family Divided1995TV MovieTodd
Madison1994TV SeriesGordon
The Commish1993TV SeriesSean
Highlander1993TV SeriesJesse Collins

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saving Hope2014-2017TV Series 3 episodes
Stargate SG-12001TV Series 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stargate SG-1TV Series excerpts written by - 1 episode, 2004 written by - 1 episode, 2004 story by - 1 episode, 2003

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Popcorn2015TV SeriesHimself
Syfy 20th Anniversary Special2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Absolute Justice: From Script to Screen2010Video documentary shortHimself
The 12th Annual Leo Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
The 11th Annual Leo Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-12007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
The 6th Annual Leo Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
Preview to Atlantis2004TV MovieHimself / Daniel Jackson (uncredited)
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual Spaceys2003TV MovieHimself
Stargate: The Lowdown2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fanboys2009Dr. Daniel Jackson (uncredited)
Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
Andromeda2004TV SeriesGabriel
Stargate SG-12002-2004TV SeriesThor Dr. Daniel Jackson

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