Michael Shanks Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Wife, career & Hallmark Movies)

Michael Garrett Shanks is a Canadian actor, writer, and director. He is well-known for his role as Daniel Jackson in the military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1.

Shank has appeared in several television films. His debut television movie was A Family Divided in 1995. Some of his other television movies are The Call Of The Wild Dog of the Yukon, Escape from Mars, All Around the Town, Door to Door, Swarmed, Under the Mistletoe, Mega Snake, The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum, Desperate Escape, Living Out Loud, Christmas Lodge, The Pastor’s Wife, Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, Hearts of Spring, Christmas Homecoming, and The College Admissions Scandal.

Personal Details

Full Name Michael Garrett Shanks
Nick Name Michael
Date of Birth December 15, 1970
Age 52 years as of January 2023
Birth Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Residence Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
Nationality Canadian
Occupations Actor, Writer, and Director
School Not Known
College/ University University of British Columbia
Education Qualification Graduate
Net Worth $2 Million USD as of 2022
Marital Status Married
  • 1993- Highlander: The Series(TV)
  • 2002-Suspicious River (Movie)

Physical Appearance

Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Black
Chest Not Known
Waist Not Known
Biceps Not Known
Height 6’1” Feet
Weight 77 Kg

Personal Life (Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Children)

Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sibling Not Known
Girlfriend/ Wife Lexa Doig (married in 2003)
  • Samuel David Shanks (son)
  • Mia Tabitha Shanks and Tatiana Shanks (daughters)

Early Life and Personal Details

Shanks was born on December 15, 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Though he was born in Vancouver, he grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia. He attended the University of British Columbia. He studied in the BFA Acting Program from 1990 to 1994. During his acting program, he appeared in several stage productions. He spent two years at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

In 2003, he married Lexa Doig, a Canadian actress. He has three children – Mia Tabitha Shanks, Samuel David Shanks, and Tatiana Shanks. Her height is 6 feet 1 inch, his weight is 77 kg, hair color is black, and eye color is blue. His net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

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Michael Shanks as an Actor

He started his acting career with several stage productions while he was studying acting. Some of the plays he was cast in were Love’s Labour’s Lost, Love of the Nightingale, Translations, Loot, Wait Until Dark, Sure Thing, Hopscotch, and The Lion in Winter. His debut on television was Highlander: The Series in 1993.

From 1997 to 2007, he was cast in a military science fiction adventure television series Stargate SG-1. He played the main role of Daniel Jackson, Machello, and the voice of Thor. Some of his other television series are The Outer Limits, Andromeda, Stargate Atlantis, 24, Eureka, Burn Notice, Sanctuary, Tower Prep, Smallville, Supernatural, Flashpoint, Saving Hope, The Detectives, Unspeakable, Virgin River, Altered Carbon, Project Blue Book, and The Good Doctor.

Shanks’s debut on the big screen was with the movie Suspicious River. His other movies include Mr. Fortune’s Smile, The Artist’s Circle, Suddenly Naked, SF Seeks, Sumuru, Mega Snake, Judicial Indiscretion, Arctic Blast, Red Riding Hood, Tactical Force, Faces in the Crowd, Elysium, 13 Eeries, The Bouquet, and Time Cut.

His upcoming movie is Never Forget. As a director, he is known for the Double Jeopardy episode in the series Stargate SG-1. He also directed three episodes in the series Saving Hope. From 1995 to 1996, he appeared in plays like The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Amadeus, and Macbeth.

Michael Shanks Hallmark Movies

Premiere Date Hallmark Movies Prime Videos/ DVD link
November 18, 2017 Christmas Homecoming WIN
April 09, 2016 Hearts of Spring WIN

Michael Shanks Biography (Age, Height, Weight, Wife, career & More)


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