Michael Shanks is a Canadian actor. He started his acting career in the 1990s, mostly acting on television. His first notable role was as Dr. Daniel Jackson Stargate SG-1, starring on the show from 1997 to 2007. At the same time, he also had performances in multiple TV films. After Stargate SG-1, he appeared as Mark Bishop in 3 episodes of 24. He later played recurring character Victor in Burn Notice. In the 2010s, he played Hawkman/Carter Hall in Smallville and became known for starring as Charlie Harris in Saving Hope. Also during this period, he had roles in the films Arctic Blast, Tactical Force, Faces in the Crowd, Elysium, and 13 Eerie. He recently played Will Sanders in the TV drama Unspeakable.