Michael Shanks is a Canadian actor best known for playing Daniel Jackson in the long-running science fiction TV series, Stargate SG-1, as well as the spin-off Stargate Atlantis and television films Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) and Stargate: Continuum (2008).
Shanks has appeared in several noteworthy TV series, including 24, Eureka, Burn Notice, Supernatural, Virgin River, Altered Carbon, and The Good Doctor. In 2010, he took on the role of Carter Hall/ Hawkman on the CW hit series Smallville. In 2012, he starred alongside Erica Durance on the supernatural medical drama, Saving Hope, as Dr. Charlie Harris. He portrayed Canadian hockey legend Gordie Howe, on the CBC/Hallmark Channel television film Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story (2013).