Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan

336 Fans
Jan. 5th, 1967
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
183 cm

Joe Flanigan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Stargate Atlantis TV Show
Stargate Atlantis
Metal Hurlant Chronicles TV Show
Metal Hurlant Chronicles
First Monday TV Show
First Monday

Main Movie Roles

2011 - Good Day for It
2003 - Thoughtcrimes
1999 - The Other Sister

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Brian Kohler-Voss
Dr. David Marcus
Dr. Tom Arquette
Alex DeMouy
FBI Agent John Ash
Det. Claude Morton
Jeff Weaver
Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
Andrew Webb
[Complete List]


After graduation, Joe Flanigan pursued a writing career. He worked on Capitol Hill and then briefly for several New York City publications, including 'Town and Country' and 'Interview' magazine. On the advice of some of his friends, he studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse, was coached by Gerald Gordon, and then moved back to Los Angeles in 1994 to pursue an acting career.

Flanigan had guest roles in numerous television series including Profiler, First Monday, and Sisters, until he got his breakthrough with his role on Stargate Atlantis as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard, the military leader of the Atlantis Expedition. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, where the series is filmed during the week, and flies to Los Angeles, California during the weekends where his wife and children reside. He continues to write, and created the stories for the second season episode Epiphany and the fourth season Outcast. Flanigan also appears in Brooks Institute photographer John Russo's book About Face. Part of the proceeds are to be donated to Smile Train.

  • Shares his birthday with his _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv) co-star 'Paul McGillion' (qv).
  • Of the five original _"Stargate: Atlantis" (2004)_ (qv) regulars, he is the only American. 'Torri Higginson' (qv), 'Rainbow Francks' (qv) and 'Rachel Luttrell' (qv) are all Canadian, and 'David Hewlett' (qv) is English (though he now also lives in Canada).
  • Wife, 'Katherine Kousi' (qv), is a painter.
  • When he was a child, his mother remarried, he was adopted by his step father and took his last name, Flanigan.
  • He and his wife, 'Katherine Kousi' (qv), have three sons, Aidan, Truman and Fergus.
  • Joe and his wife welcomed a third son in September 2006.
  • Favorite foods include Chinese, Indian, French, Italian, Japanese, Thai etc.
  • Appeared in one episode of _"Birds of Prey" (2002)_ (qv), "Prey for the Hunter", before fellow Stargate franchise member 'Carmen Argenziano' (qv), of _"Stargate SG-1" (1997)_ (qv), appeared in the episode "Nature of the Beast".

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