Joe Flanigan / JFlan
Flanigan was birthed Joseph Dunnigan III in L.a, The golden state. He has stated that his dad left his mom right after he was birthed which his last name was transformed to Flanigan after he was taken on by his stepfather, John Flanigan.  Flanigan has 3 younger brothers and 4 siblings. When he was 6 years aged, his family members transferred to a little cattle ranch near Reno, Nevada. 
From the age of 14, Flanigan went to a boarding school in Ojai, The golden state, where he showed up in the school's manufacturing of A Streetcar Called Wish.  He later on gained a past level at the College of Colorado where he showed up in the play Coriolanus. On the tips of a buddy, he took acting to defeat his shyness and did not strategy to go after a job in acting.  As component of the Junior Year Abroad program, Flanigan invested a year researching at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he discovered French.   Occupation
After college graduation, he went after a creating profession. He dealt with Capitol Hillside  then briefly for a number of Nyc City magazines, featuring Community & Nation and Meeting publication. On the assistance of a few of his buddies, he researched at the Community Play house, was trained by Gerald Gordon,  then returned to L.a in 1994 to go after an acting occupation.
Flanigan had guest functions in many tv collection consisting of Profiler, First Monday, and Sisters, till he obtained his development along with his job on Stargate Atlantis as Lt. Colonel John Sheppard. He stayed in Vancouver, Canada, where the collection was shot throughout the week, and flew to L.a throughout the weekend breaks where his spouse and youngsters lived.  He in addition created for the collection and made the tales for the Stargate Atlantis 2nd period installment "Epiphany" and the 4th period installment "Derelict".
In September 2007, scifi.com's SciFi Cable solution stated that, "Ability firm UTA declared match on Sept. 24 versus Stargate Atlantis celebrity Joe Flanigan in L.a High court, declaring that the star is obligated to repay $99,225 in payments, baseding on The Hollywood Press reporter; Flanigan's supervisor, John Carrabino, informed the field paper regarding the claim: 'I had no tip they did this. This is the initial time I'm becoming aware of this.'" UTA submitted a comparable claim versus star Wesley Snipes that was similarly astounded.  This match was worked out in December 2008.
Flanigan shows up in Brooks Principle professional photographer John A. Russo's approaching publication Concerning Face.   Component of the earnings are to be given away to Smile Train. [THIRTEEN] Individual life
Flanigan wedded Katherine Kousi, a starlet and painter, in 1996. They have 3 boys: Aidan, Truman,  and Fergus.   They live in Malibu and Reno, Nevada.
Flanigan took 2 gifts in the Waterkeepers' Partnership downhill winter sports competitors at Lake Louise in January 2006, an occasion other Stargate most common Richard Administrator Anderson has actually gone to too. 
He is bestfriends along with Stargate Atlantis co-star Jason Momoa which Momoa has actually pointed out in several meetings. They frequently cohabited while shooting the receive Vancouver, and they both resided in Malibu individually throughout period breaks, where they had browse with each other. He is likewise buddies along with co-star David Hewlett.
He discusses his birthday party along with previous Stargate Atlantis co-star Paul McGillion.