Joe Flanigan is an American actor and writer. He is best known for his role ‘Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard’ in the series ‘Stargate Atlantis’ along with actress Torri Higginson(played Elizabeth Weir). Currently, he is working in the medical drama starring Kelly Sullivan and Kelly Monaco ‘General Hospital’ as a recurring role of Dr. Neil Byrne.
According to Hollywood Reporter on 25 September 2007, UTA filed suit against him in Los Angeles Superior Court. However, the lawsuit was later settled. Stay tuned to know about his professional and personal life. Also, scroll over to look at his net worth, married or not, and of course the measurement of his athletic body.
Caption: Joe Flanigan
Joe Flanigan: Bio, Family, Education
Joe was born on 5 January 1967 as Joseph Dunnigan III in Los Angeles, California, the United States. He was born to his mother Nancy who remarried to business executive John Flanigan as soon as he born after leaving his biological father. Therefore, that’s how he adopted his surname as Flanigan. At the age of six, his family moved to a small ranch near Reno, Nevada.
Regarding his education, he joined a boarding school in Ojai, California at the age of 14. During that time, he has worked in the school production ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Later, he joined the University of Colorado and earned a degree in history subject. At the time in college, he became a part of the play ‘Coriolanus’. Further, he spent a year studying at Sorbonne in Paris as a part of the Junior Year Abroad Program and learned French.
Joe Flanigan: Career & Life Achievements
After graduation, he started out as a writer and worked for Capitol Hill. Following that, he briefly worked in several publications including ‘New York City publications’ and ‘Interview magazine’. Later, on the advice of his friends, he shifted his career to acting. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1994 for pursuing an acting career, he studied at the Neighbourhood Playhouse’, coached by Gerald Gordon.
After landing in LA, he went on to work in several series and dramas as a guest role. It includes ‘Family Album(1994)’, ‘Sisters(1995)’, ‘Murphy Brown (1997)’, and ‘Profiler (2000), amongst others. In 2002, he appeared in the main role of ‘Julian Lodge’ in the series ‘First Monday’ for 13 episodes. However, he got his first breakthrough role when he cast as ‘Major/Lt. Col. John Sheppard’ in the series ‘Stargate Atlantis’. Also, he has written two episodes of the series in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
Following that, he has appeared in a guest role in several series and dramas like ‘Fringe’, ‘Warehouse 13’, ‘Major Crimes’, ‘SEAL Team’, and ‘General House’. Further, he has given his voice for the video games like ‘Surgical Strike’ as Reed and ‘Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel’ as Elliot Salem.
He has also worked in several movies and TV movies. It includes ‘A Reason to Believe (1995)’, ‘The Other Sister (1999)’, ‘Farewell to Harry (2002)’, and ‘Six Bullets (2012)’, among many. In addition to that, he had also featured in a contemporary public artwork in 2015 by artist Martin Firrell.
Joe Flanigan: Personal Life & Wife
The handsome actor has a successful career, despite that, he has a failure married life. Currently, he is a divorced man with three kids. He has married a beautiful lady Katherine Kousi in 1996. She is not only an actress for working in ‘Silent Man’ but also a painter. After living together for 18 years, the couple decided to take divorce and finalize it in 2014. However, the reasons for their divorce are not available in the media. The duo had produced three children from their marriage. They are named as Aiden, Truman, and Fergus.
Caption: Joe and ex-wife Katherine
Speaking about his involvement in rumors and controversy, then he has not involved much in it. But once in 2007, talent agency UTA filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Joe. They have claimed that the actor owes $99,225 in commissions. But according to his manager giving a statement to Hollywood Reporter that they had no idea about that. Later in December 2008, the suit was settled, but the talent agency had also filed a lawsuit against actor Wesley Snipes who was equally surprised.
In his leisure period, he enjoys growing organic vegetables and also skiing. He has collected two prizes in the waterkeepers’ Alliance downhill skiing competition at Lake Louise in 2006.
Joe Flanigan: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has started a career as soon as he completed his graduation. At the beginning of his career, he was a writer and had worked in several publication houses, even now he writes the story or an episode for the series and dramas. After that, he has been actively working as an actor in Hollywood. Therefore, we can say that he is making an impressive amount from his career. According to the sources, he has a net worth estimated at $1 million or over. If he keeping on working actively in the industry then surely his income will have an increase.
He has a personal account on different social media platforms but yet to be verified with huge followers. On Twitter, he goes by the handle @JoeFlanigan with 62.1k followers. He has verified Instagram account @joeflaniganofficial with 46k followers. But he does not seem to be active on Facebook.
Joe Flanigan: Body Measurements
The 52-years-old actor has got a well-built and well-managed body with a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.88 meters. Other than this, there is no information on his body statics and measurements. He has a blue eyes color with a black hair color.