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MICHAEL SHANNON (Dave Karnes) grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, and 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.”

Later this year, Shannon will star in a big-screen adaptation of "Bug” for director William Friedkin; the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His many other credits include "The Woodsman,” "Bad Boys II,” "Kangaroo Jack,” "Pearl Harbor,” "Vanilla Sky,” "8 Mile,” "High Crimes,” "Cecil B. Demented,” "Tigerland,” and "Chicago Cab,” an adaptation of the long-running play, "Hellcab.”


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