After a decade-long stint as fan favorite Dr. Daniel Jackson in the SyFy Channel’s #1 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 two set the stage for more fireworks as the remaining episodes began 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," as well as Pastor Matthew Winkler in the Lifetime MOW "The Pastor's Wife." On the big screen, Shanks can be seen in Warner Bros.' "Red Riding Hood" and in the highly anticipated Neill Blomkamp film "Elysium," starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.
Shanks recently wrapped the first season of NBC's "Saving Hope" as Dr. Charlie Harris. His comatose character found himself in an out-of-body experience, wandering the halls of the hospital. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on "CSI: Miami," "Stargate Atlantis," "Mr. Young," "Endgame" and "Supernatural," to name a few. Shanks 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 playing hockey, rollerblading, golfing and spending time with his children.