Michael Shanks Net Worth

Michael Shanks Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Michael Shanks net worth is
$2 Million

Michael Shanks Wiki Biography

Michael Shanks was born on the 15th December 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is an actor, writer, and director, probably best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in series “Stargate SG-1” (1997-2007). Shanks has also played in such movies as “Stargate: Continuum” (2008), “Elysium” (2013), and currently in the series “Saving Hope” (2012- ). His career started in 1993.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Shanks is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shanks’ net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being an actor, Shanks also works as a director and writer, and these have improved his wealth too.

Michael Shanks Net Worth $2 Million

Michael Shanks grew up in Kamloops, British Columbia and went to the University of British Columbia, where he was in the BFA Acting Program from 1990 to 1994. After graduating, Shanks served an apprenticeship at the Stratford Festival in Ontario.

Shanks’ career started in episodes of “Highlander” and “The Commish” in 1993. He continued with brief roles in “Madison” (1994), “University Hospital” (1995), and in the TV movie “A Family Divided” (1995) starring Faye Dunaway and Stephen Collins. In 1997, Shanks started appearing in the series “Stargate SG-1”, in which he starred as Dr. Daniel Jackson in 198 episodes until 2007. The series received nine Primetime Emmy’s nominations, and helped Shanks to earn a considerable amount towards his net worth.

He later appeared in “The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon” (1997) starring Rutger Hauer, and in “Escape from Mars” (1999). In the early 2000’s, Shanks had roles in “Suspicious River” (2000), “Suddenly Naked” (2001), and also in “All Around the Town” (2002) alongside Nastassja Kinski, in the Golden Globe-nominated movie “Door to Door” (2002) starring William H. Macy and Kyra Sedgwick, and in an episode of “The Twilight Zone” (2002). In the mid-2000’s, he appeared in such series as “Stargate: Atlantis” (2004-2008), “CSI: Miami” (2005), “Eureka” (2007), and “24” (2007), but also starred in such movies as “Swarmed” (2005), “Under the Mistletoe” (2006), and in “Mega Snake” (2007). Shanks ended the decade with roles in “The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon” (2008), and in four episodes of “SGU Stargate Universe” (2009-2010), all of which added a substantial amount to hi net worth.

Shanks was quite busy in the early 2010’s and had roles in numerous series and movies such as “Supernatural” (2010), “Smallville” (2010), “Red Riding Hood” (2011), “Tactical Force” (2011), and “Faces in the Crowd” (2011) starring Milla Jovovich. Also in 2011, Shanks starred in “Christmas Lodge” (2011) and “The Pastor’s Wife” (2011) before started to play Dr. Charlie Harris in series “Saving Hope” which is running since 2012. Most recently, Shanks had parts in “The Bouquet” (2013), “13 Eerie” (2013), “Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” (2013), “Elysium” (2013) with Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley, and in “Hearts of Spring” (2016).

Regarding his personal life, Michael Shanks married actress Lexa Doig in 2003, and they have two children together. He also has an older daughter Tatiana (born in 1998) from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera. Shanks is a big fan of ice hockey and the Vancouver Canucks, and considered playing professionally before pursuing an acting career.

Full NameMichael Shanks
Net Worth$2 Million
Salary$215 million
Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1970
Place Of BirthVancouver, Canada
Height6 ft (1.83 m)
EducationUniversity of British Columbia (1994)
SpouseLexa Doig (m. 2003)
ChildrenMia Tabitha Shanks, Tatiana Shanks, Samuel David Shanks
NicknamesMichael Garrett Shanks , Michael G. Shanks
MoviesStargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum, Tactical Force, Christmas Lodge, Arctic Blast, Mega Snake, Faces in the Crowd, Red Riding Hood, 13 Eerie, The Pastor's Wife, Judicial Indiscretion, Suspicious River, The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon, Sumuru, Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story, Sudd...
TV ShowsBurn Notice, Smallville, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope
1[about his character Daniel's relationship with his love interest Janet began] "There seems to be this funny beat that they seemed to have this off-camera familiarity with each other. So we started playing with it. And it became an ongoing thread throughout the show. So whenever we did a scene together, we'd throw in an extra look or an extra glance. I'll let you guys fill in the blank of where it went from there."
1He has worked with Brent Stait in three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Andromeda (2000) and Smallville (2001).
2He has worked with Christopher Heyerdahl in three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and Sanctuary (2008).
3He has worked with Erica Durance in three different series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Smallville (2001) and Saving Hope (2012).
4He has played the same character, Dr. Daniel Jackson, in three different television series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
5Auditioned for the part of Praetor Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
6His Stargate SG-1 (1997) character Daniel Jackson is close to six years older than he actually is.
7Grew up as a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan. Michael was also a fan of the cult television series, Xena: Warrior Princess.
8Coincidentally enough, there is another Michael Shanks (no relation) who is a real life archaeologist, while Michael Shanks the actor portrays an archaeologist on the television show Stargate SG-1.
9Had an emergency appendectomy when his appendix ruptured the day before filming was to begin on Stargate SG-1 Season 3 episode "Nemesis". The script had to be rewritten to explain his character's reduced role. The writers decided to have the character recovering from an appendectomy as well.
10Wife Lexa Doig gave birth to their second child together, a son named Samuel David on March 19, 2007. Michael announced it at a Vancouver Convention on March 24th.
11Appeared with Torri Higginson in Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004) who co-starred with his wife Lexa Doig in TekWar (1994), TekWar (1994), TekWar: TekLords (1994) and Jungleground (1995).
12His character, Dr. Daniel Jackson (and various versions of him), was killed in four different episodes during the eighth season of Stargate SG-1 (1997) alone: "Avatar", "Reckoning Part 2" and "Moebius Part 2", He was also shot several times, severely injured and tortured during the season.
13Met his wife, Lexa Doig when he guest starred in the Andromeda (2000) Season One episode "Star-Crossed".
14His character, Remiel, killed Hector, played by Christopher Judge, in the Andromeda (2000) episode "Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath". In the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Moebius Part 2", his character, Dr. Daniel Jackson, was killed by Judge's character, Teal'c.
15Has appeared in four different productions with the late Don S. Davis: A Family Divided (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997), The Artist's Circle (2000) and Suspicious River (2000).
16Played three different characters in a single episode of Stargate SG-1 (1997): Dr. Daniel Jackson, Thor and Penegal in the second half of the Season Eight premiere 'New Order Part II'.
17Daughter, Mia Tabitha Shanks, with Lexa Doig, born 13 September 2004.
18Was inspired to pursue an acting career while watching future Stargate SG-1 (1997) co-star Richard Dean Anderson film an episode of MacGyver (1985).
19Vaitiare Hirshon, the mother of his child, played his character's wife on Stargate SG-1 (1997).
20Played hockey (defense) and rugby (flyhalf then wing) in high school.
21His best friend is Stargate SG-1 (1997) co-star Christopher Judge.
22He was born in Vancouver and grew up in Kamloops, BC, Canada.
23Favorite hockey team is the Vancouver Canucks.
24Bears a resemblance to his Stargate (1994) feature film counterpart James Spader, whose character, Dr. Daniel Jackson, he portrays on Stargate SG-1 (1997).
25Eldest child is a daughter, Tatiana (born late 1998) with Vaitiare Hirshon.
26Lived with Vaitiare Hirshon


Saving Hope2012-2017TV SeriesDr. Charlie Harris / Charlie Harris
Hearts of Spring2016TV MovieAndy
Elysium2013/ICCB Agent
Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story2013TV MovieGordie Howe
13 Eerie2013Tomkins
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed2013Video GameDr. Daniel Jackson (voice)
The Bouquet2013Sam
Mr. Young2012TV SeriesMr. Lewis
Captain Starship2011TV SeriesBrock Hunter (2011)
Flashpoint2011TV SeriesDavid Fleming
The Pastor's Wife2011TV MovieMatthew Winkler
Christmas Lodge2011TV MovieJack
Faces in the Crowd2011Bryce
Tactical Force2011Demetrius
Endgame2011TV SeriesCasey Roman
Red Riding Hood2011Adrien Lazar
Smallville2010TV SeriesCarter Hall Hawkman
Tower Prep2010TV SeriesDr. Literature
The Good Guys2010TV SeriesCapt. Shaw
SGU Stargate Universe2009-2010TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson
Arctic Blast2010Jack Tate
Supernatural2010TV SeriesRob
Sanctuary2009TV SeriesJimmy
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut2009VideoDr. Daniel Jackson
Living Out Loud2009TV MovieBrad Marshall
Burn Notice2008-2009TV SeriesVictor
Desperate Escape2009TV MovieMichael Coleman
The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon2008TV MovieJacob Thain
Stargate: Atlantis2004-2008TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson
Stargate: Continuum2008VideoDaniel Jackson
Stargate: The Ark of Truth2008VideoDr. Daniel Jackson
Eureka2007TV SeriesChristopher Dactylos
Mega Snake2007TV MovieLes Daniels
242007TV SeriesMark Bishop
Judicial Indiscretion2007TV MovieJack Sullivan
Stargate SG-11997-2007TV SeriesDr. Daniel Jackson Thor Aegir ...
Under the Mistletoe2006TV MovieKevin Harrison
CSI: Miami2005TV SeriesDoug Stets
Swarmed2005TV MovieKent Horvath
Andromeda2001-2003TV SeriesBalance of Judgment Remiel Gabriel
Sumuru2003Adam Wade
The Twilight Zone2002TV SeriesDonnie
The Chris Isaak Show2002TV SeriesTrevor
Door to Door2002TV MovieJohn
All Around the Town2002TV MovieJustin Donnelly
Suddenly Naked2001Danny Blair / Donny Blitzer
Mr. Fortune's Smile2000James
The Artist's Circle2000ShortArtist
Suspicious River2000Ball Cap Man
The Outer Limits1998-2000TV SeriesDr. Will Olsten / Melburn Ross
Escape from Mars1999TV MovieBill Malone, Mission Architect
The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon1997TV MovieFellow Gambler #1
University Hospital1995TV SeriesJake
A Family Divided1995TV MovieTodd
Madison1994TV SeriesGordon
The Commish1993TV SeriesSean
Highlander1993TV SeriesJesse Collins


Saving Hope2014-2017TV Series 3 episodes
Stargate SG-12001TV Series 1 episode


Stargate SG-1TV Series excerpts written by - 1 episode, 2004 written by - 1 episode, 2004 story by - 1 episode, 2003


Popcorn2015TV SeriesHimself
Syfy 20th Anniversary Special2012TV Special documentaryHimself
Absolute Justice: From Script to Screen2010Video documentary shortHimself
The 12th Annual Leo Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
The 11th Annual Leo Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-12007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
The 6th Annual Leo Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
Preview to Atlantis2004TV MovieHimself / Daniel Jackson (uncredited)
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual Spaceys2003TV MovieHimself
Stargate: The Lowdown2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist

Archive Footage

Fanboys2009Dr. Daniel Jackson (uncredited)
Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Daniel Jackson
Andromeda2004TV SeriesGabriel
Stargate SG-12002-2004TV SeriesThor Dr. Daniel Jackson

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