Michael Shanks, Actor: Stargate SG-1. Michael Shanks was born on December 15, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Michael Garrett Shanks. He is an actor and producer, known for Stargate SG-1 (1997), Elysium (2013) and Saving Hope (2012). He has been married to Lexa Doig since August 2, 2003. They have two children.