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Michael  Shanks

MICHAEL SHANKS, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on STARGATE SG-1, starred as John Brady in the Emmy Award-winning dramatic telefilm "Door to Door" with William H. Macy and Helen Mirren. Shanks has also appeared in the film "Call of the Wild" with Rutger Hauer.

For his portrayal of Jackson, Shanks has been nominated for several awards over the years. In 2004, he won the LEO Award for "Best Performance By A Male Lead" and was nominated for a Saturn Award as well. Shanks has also hopped behind the camera on Stargate, making his directorial debut with the episode "Double Jeopardy" in Season 4. In Season 7, he co-wrote the episode "Evolution (Pt 1)" with Damian Kindler.

In addition to "Stargate SG-1," Shanks has guest starred on a number of television series, including a Daniel Jackson turn in "Stargate: Atlantis," as well as "Andromeda" and "The Outer Limits." His television movie credits include a lead role in UPN's telefilm "Escape to Mars" and NBC's "A Family Divided.

Shanks was born in British Columbia, Canada. Post college, he traveled to Ontario, Canada, where he spent two seasons with the world-renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival, appearing in stage productions of "Amadeus," "Macbeth," and "The Merry Wives of Windsor" among others.