Michael Shanks is an Canadian actor who was born on December 15, 1970, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He grew up in Kamloops.
He achieved international fame for playing the Dr. Daniel Jackson in the science fiction series Stargate SG-1. Recently, he has been playing the role as Dr. Charlie Harris in the medical drama Saving Hope. Since 2003 Michael is married to Lexa Doig. He has 3 children. Shanks first child was born August 1998 and is called Tatiana, her mother is Vaitiare Bandera. Michael and Lexa have two children together: Mia Tabitha Shanks (September 13 2004) and Samuel David Shanks (March 19 2006)