Michael Shanks
Michael Shanks
Real Name/Full Name Michael Garrett Shanks
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Michael Shanks
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 15 December 1970
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms –67  Kg
In Pounds – 147 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: The University of British Columbia
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Canadian- American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Alexandra Lecciones Droig (m: 2003)
Kids/Children Name: Tatiana Shanks
Samuel David Shanks
Mia Tabitha Shanks
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Michael Shanks is a Canadian actor, director and writer. He is known for his portrayal of the character called Dr Daniel Jackson in a Canadian- American military- science-based TV series called Stargate SG-1. He came into the industry when he did his first movie named Highlander, and to much surprise, he won the hearts of uncountable people and managed to gain fame.

Well, how well do you know about Michael Shanks? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Michael Shanks’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Michael Shanks to date.

Biography and Early Life

Michael Shanks was born Michael Garrett Shanks on the day of December 15, 1970. He was born in Vancouver in British Columbia in Canada. He grew up in Kamloops, in British Columbia.

Michael has kept his family life extremely private. No information about any of his parents or siblings is available to date.

While completing college, he had got an offer to work on two movie projects. To date, he feels proud that he had taken the right decision of accepting those movies because those made him learn so much and helped him gain so much popularity.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Michael Shanks in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Michael Shanks’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 27th March 2023 having been born on 15 December 1970. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 147 lbs in Pound and 67  kg in Kilograms.


Any details about Shanks’s schooling are unknown to date. He has attended the University of British Columbia. There he did the four year BFA Acting Program starting from the year 1990 till 1994. He has, later on, performed several stage programs. He has also served as an apprenticeship with the well-known Stradford Festival in Ontario.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Michael Shanks at first got married to Vaitiare Bandera, who portrayed the character of Sha’re in the TV show called Stargate SG-1. Sha’re was the wife of Michael Shanks’s character on the show. He had his first child named Tatiana Shanks with her. She was born in the year 1998 on August 10.

In the year 2003, he got married to the actress Alexandra Lecciones Droig. He met her for the first time on the sets of Andromeda. They also worked together on Stargate SG-1 when Shanks had a recurring character. They also have two children named Samuel David Shanks and Mia Tabitha Shanks.

Is Michael Shanks Gay?

If you take a look at his dating history, there are no instances of being with someone of the same gender so far. He got married to the actress Alexandra Lecciones Droig in the year 2003 and has three children in total. It can be easily concluded that Michael Shanks is not a gay man.

Professional Career

Michael Shanks played small side roles in several TV shows before his big break in the TV series Stargate SG-1. He portrayed the role of Dr Daniel Jackson, who was an archaeologist. He played this role throughout season 5 of the show. Then he made a comeback on the 7th season and was there for the seasons thereafter.

He also worked in two films called Stargate- The Ark of Truth and Stargate-Continuum.

He also played a role of a guest appearance in the TV series called 24. He has appeared for three episodes. From the year 2006 to 2007, he had multiple appearances in the show called Burn Notice. It was a spy series, and he played the role of Victor Stecker-Epps.

In the year 2008, he did a guest appearance in the TV show called Eureka. He appeared in the episode “All That Glitters….”

In the same year, he was cast as the lead role in the movie, The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon as Jacob Thain. In the same year, he was cast in another movie called Arctic Blast, portraying the character of Jack Tate.

He also appeared in the Fox channel comedy series called The Good Guys. Then in 2011, he has appeared for TV series called Endgame.

In the year 2019, Shanks portrayed the character of Horace Axley in the Netflix series called Altered Carbon.


Michael Shanks was awarded the Leo Awards for Best Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series in the year 2004. He got the awards for his character in the series called “Lifeboat”.

Again in the year 2009, he won the Leo Award for the Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama. He won it for his performance in Continuum.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Michael Shanks in 2023

Michael Shanks Net Worth
Michael Shanks Net Worth

Michael Shanks is an actor, director, and writer and has produced several films himself. He has a pretty successful career right from his college days.

As of 2023, The net worth of actor Michael Shanks is $3 million. He is also known for the lavish lifestyle in which he is living.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Michael Shanks, not only is an extremely talented actor but also a pro ice hockey player. He had even considered making a career in hockey. He has played the character of a hockey coach in the TV movie called Under The Mistletoe. Later on, he played the title character in the TV movie called Mr Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story.

Michael Shanks has had a remarkable journey and a career in Hollywood. From doing small roles to guest roles to lead roles, he has acted in all of them with perfection. His fans and lovers are definitely looking forward to seeing more of his performances.


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