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Michael Shanks : Dr. Andy Sommers

After a decade-long stint as fan favorite ‘Dr. Daniel Jackson’ in the Sci-Fi Channel’s number-one hit show “Stargate SG-1,” Michael Shanks wasted no time testing the waters on the other side of the acting portal when the series wrapped in 2007. Since wrapping the record-breaking show, Shanks has been in high demand, starring on several hit shows, MOWs, and films!

Shanks recurred on USA’s “Burn Notice” as Victor. His critically-acclaimed performance in the first half of season 2 set the stage for more fireworks as the remaining episodes of “Burn Notice” begin airing in early 2009. He appeared in a three-episode arc on the Emmy-winning drama “24,” and recurred on the CW hit “Smallville” during its 10 season run as Carter Hall, aka Hawkman. Shanks played a nasty bad guy opposite Anne Archer in the Lifetime MOW “Judicial Indiscretion,” and portrayed the hockey legend Gordie Howe in the CBC film “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story”; a role which earned him a 2014 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Television Movie.

In 2013, Michael earned a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series for his work on “Saving Hope”, which is now in its fourth season. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on “CSI: Miami,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Mr. Young”, “Endgame” and “Supernatural”, to new a few. He also co-starred in the Emmy Award-winning William H. Macy telefilm “Door to Door” and the film adaptation of Jack London’s “Call of the Wild”.

In his free time Shanks, who lives with his family in Vancouver, enjoys rollerblading, golfing, and spending time with his children. “There is no denying that I’m a true Canadian!” says Shanks, who has also played hockey for more than 23 years and still cheers for his hometown Vancouver Canucks.