Michael Shannon

BirthDay:

07 Aug 1974

BirthPlace:

Lexington, Kentucky, USA

BirthName:

Michael Corbett Shannon

Bio:

Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon.

Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center. Over the next several years he continued working on the stage with such companies as Steppenwolf, The Next Lab and the Red Orchid Theatre. He subsequently relocated to London for a year, and performed on stage in London's West End in such productions as "Woyzeck", "Killer Joe" and "Bug".

While in Chicago Shannon also kept busy in front of movie and television cameras, most notably in the big screen project Chicago Cab (1997), based on the long-running stage play "Hellcab". Kangaroo Jack (2003) marked the third Jerry Bruckheimer production in which Shannon has appeared. He also appeared in Bad Boys II (2003), directed by Michael Bay and starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and in Grand Theft Parsons (2003), with Johnny Knoxville and Christina Applegate.

In addition, Shannon appeared in Pearl Harbor (2001), also directed by Bay. His other film credits also include Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile (2002); Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001) with Tom Cruise; Carl Franklin's High Crimes (2002) with Morgan Freeman; John Waters' Cecil B. DeMented (2000), and Joel Schumacher's war drama Tigerland (2000).
Filmography

Actor ( 97 credits )

Horse Soldiers (2018)
The Current War (2017) George Westinghouse
The Shape of Water (2017)
State Like Sleep (2017)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Loving (2016) Grey Villet
Salt and Fire (2016)
Elvis & Nixon (2016) Elvis Presley
Poor Boy (2016) Blayde Griggs
Wolves (2016)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) General Zod
Midnight Special (2016)
Frank & Lola (2016) Frank
Complete Unknown (2016) Tom
Pottersville (2016)
The Night Before (2015)
Freeheld (2015) Dane Wells
Let's Go, DFW! (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Special Without Brett Davis (2015)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Himself - Competitor (1 episode, 2016)
She's Funny That Way (2014) Policeman Macy's
99 Homes (2014) Rick Carver
They Came Together (2014) Spike
Young Ones (2014) Ernest Holm
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Harvest (2013) Richard
Man of Steel (2013) General Zod
Mud (2012) Galen
Happy Hour (2012) Just Mike
The Iceman (2012) Richard Kuklinski
Premium Rush (2012) Bobby Monday
Hart Crane: An Exegesis (2012) (archive footage)
Too Young to Die (2012)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Bobby Monday / ... (archive footage) (5 episodes, 2013
Touch of Evil (2011) The Tycoon
Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Donnie
The Broken Tower (2011) Emile
Take Shelter (2011) Curtis
Return (2011) Mike
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Big Picture (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Vine Talk (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Was ich bin sind meine Filme - Teil 2... nach 30 Jahren (2010) Himself
Jonah Hex (2010) Doc Cross Williams
13 (2010) Henry
Herbert White (2010) Herbert
The Runaways (2010) Kim Fowley
Sundance Skippy (2010) Himself
Boardwalk Empire (2010)  Nelson Van Alden (48 episodes, 2010-2013)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) Brad Macallam
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) Mundt
The Greatest (2009) Jordan Walker
The Missing Person (2009) John Rosow
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Delocated (2009)  Mark (1 episode, 2009)
Revolutionary Road (2008) John Givings
Lucky You (2007) Ray Zumbro
Blackbird (2007) Murl
Shotgun Stories (2007) Son Hayes
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Dex
Let's Go to Prison (2006) Lynard
Bug (2006) Peter Evans
World Trade Center (2006) Dave Karnes
Marvelous (2006) John
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Dead Birds (2004) Clyde
Water (2004) Bobby Matherson
Criminal (2004) Gene
The Woodsman (2004) Rosen
Zamboni Man (2004) Walt, Zamboni Man
Grand Theft Parsons (2003) Larry Oster-Berg
Bad Boys II (2003) Floyd Poteet
Kangaroo Jack (2003) Frankie Lombardo
8 Mile (2002) Greg Buehl
High Crimes (2002) Troy Abbott
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Vanilla Sky (2001) Aaron
New Port South (2001) Stanton (as Mike Shannon)
Pearl Harbor (2001) Lt. Gooz Wood
Tigerland (2000) Sgt. Filmore
Cecil B. DeMented (2000) Petie (as Mike Shannon)
The Photographer (2000) Maurice (as Mike Shannon)
Mullitt (2000) Phil Kunz
Jesus' Son (1999) Dundun (as Mike Shannon)
Turks (1999)  Man #1 (1 episode, 1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Avery Shaw (1 episode, 2005)
Chicago Cab (1997) Crack Head
The Ride (1997) Jimmy
Chain Reaction (1996) D.C. Flower Delivery Man
Early Edition (1996)  Merle / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Groundhog Day (1993) Fred
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
The Price (0) Liam

Producer ( 2 credits )

Signature Move (2017) executive producer
Elvis & Nixon (2016) executive producer