Michael Shanks is an actor from Canada who is best known for appearing as Dr. Daniel Jackson in the TV series ‘Stargate SG-1’. He is a director and writer, and has also successfully starred in the Canadian TV series ‘Saving Hope’. Apart from television, Shanks has also acted in movies and has acted in several theater plays. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Michael Shanks in 2020, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
Michael Garrett Shanks was born on 15 December 1970, in Vancouver, Canada. He spent his childhood in Kamloops, British Columbia.
After finishing his high school, he went to the University of British Columbia for BFA Acting Program.
In 2003, Michael Shanks got married to Lexa Doig. The couple has two children named Mia Tabitha and Samuel David. He also has a daughter named Tatiana from his relationship with Vaitiare Bandera. He is a fan of ice hockey.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1993, Michael Shanks was seen in the TV film ‘Highlander: The Series: The Zone’. He then appeared in two other TV films. In 1997, he appeared in the main role of the TV series ‘Stargate SG-1’. From 2012 to 2017, he was seen in ‘Saving Hope’.
He has guest appeared in many shows like ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Tower Prep’, ‘Smallville’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘24’, ‘Andromeda’, and ‘The Outer Limits’.
In 2000, Shanks was seen in the film ‘Suspicious River’. The following year, he starred as Danny Blair in ‘Suddenly Naked’. His other movie credits are ‘Elysium’, ‘Faces in the Crowd’, ‘Tactical Force’, ’13 Eerie’, ‘The Bouquet’, ‘Arctic Blast’, ‘Sumuru’, ‘Red Riding Hood’, and ‘Judicial Indiscretion’.
Shanks have directed three episodes of ‘Saving Hope’ and one episode of ‘Stargate SG-1’. As a writer, he has written two episodes of ‘Stargate SG – 1’. He has also voiced in the video game ‘Stargate SG – 1: The Alliance’ in 2005.
In the 1990s, he has also appeared in many theater plays in the University of British Columbia and Stratford Festival. Some of his theater plays include ‘Merchant of Venice’, ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Leonce & Lena’, ‘Wait Until Dark’, ‘Lion in Winter’, ‘Translations’, ‘Love in the Nightingale’, and ‘Hamlet’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2014, Michael Shanks was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for ‘Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story’. He has received three nominations for the Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. He has won the Leo Awards four times in his career from a total of eight nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Michael Shanks is more than $3.5 million. The actor amassed this net worth by appearing in both televisions as well as movies. He has also done many stages plays in the earlier days of his career. He has acted in many TV films like ‘The Pastor’s Wife’, ‘Desperate Escape’, ‘The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon’, ‘Living Out Loud’, ‘Stargate: Continuum’, and ‘Stargate: The Ark of Truth’.
Michael Shanks is a talented individual who has been acting from a very young age. He can also write and direct. He is an inspirational person to many across the world. We can still expect this award winning actor to come up with many new roles in the future.