Michael Shanks

Active - 1999 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  |   Genres - Science Fiction

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  • Dreamed of playing professional hockey as a teen.
  • Studied business in college but switched to theater after failing a calculus course.
  • Was inspired to pursue an acting career after seeing future Stargate SG-1 costar Richard Dean Anderson shoot a scene from MacGyver on a Vancouver beach.
  • Performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for two seasons.
  • Met his wife, Lexa Doig, while guest-starring in an episode of her sci-fi series, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.
  • Played hockey on the Stargate SG-1 team that competed against other productions, such as Smallville, that also shot in British Columbia.