Birth Date: January 5, 1967 / Age: 51
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Biography: Joe Flanigan (born January 5, 1967 in Los Angeles, California. USA) is a prolific American television actor who has long-running guest roles on numerous television series, including Profiler, First Monday, Sisters and The Force.
Joe Flanigan grew up on a small ranch near Reno, Nevada in the United States. At the age of 14 he attended a boarding school in Ojai, California where he appeared in the school's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. He later attended the University of Colorado where he not only majored in history but appeared in Coriolanus and studied in Paris. After graduation he pursued a writing career, working briefly for several New York City magazines. On the advice of some of his friends he studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting as a career.
Flanigan is married to painter Katherine Flanigan and has two young sons. He currently leads the military force attached to the Atlantis Expedition as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard on Stargate Atlantis.
He also wrote the story for "Epiphany", a second season episode for Stargate Atlantis.