Joe Flanigan

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Who is Joe Flanigan?

Joseph Harold Dunnigan IIIwas born on 5 January 1967 in Los Angeles, California USA, so is currently aged 52. Better known as Joe Flanigan, he is an actor, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in the Sci-Fi Channel adventure series “Stargate Atlantis” (2004-2009).

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Joe Flanigan Net Worth

His career started in 1994, and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since, primarily known as an actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Joe Flanigan is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $1 million, accumulated through his successful acting career. If he continues to develop his career further, his net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.

Early Life and Family

Concerning his early life, Joe Flanigan spent part of his childhood in Los Angeles, California, but when still a baby, his mother Nancy left his biological father and remarried to John Flanigan, a business executive, who adopted Joe and raised him as his own son, giving him his surname. At the age of six, the family moved to a small rench located near Reno, Nevada.


Regarding his education, Joe went to a boarding school in Ojai, California from the age of 14. Bright and talented, he carried out his love for theater and acting through his high school years, as he performed in various school plays, such as “A Streetcar Named Desire”. Upon matriculation, he enrolled into the University of Colorado, from which he graduated with a BA degree in History, but while there, Joe continued to appear in such productions as “Coriolanus”, and spent his junior year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.

Writing Career

Prior to becoming a professional actor, Joe Flanigan tried to pursue a career as a writer. So right after graduation, he had an offer to work for Capitol Hill, followed by jobs at several New York City publications, such as “Interview” magazine and “Town & Country”. However, it did not take long until he decided to change his vocation under the influence of one of his friends, so he attended the Neighborhood Playhouse, after which he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry.

The mid-1990s: Career Beginnings

Speaking about Joe’s professional acting career, it began in 1994 when he made his debut appearance as Lionel Thayer in the NBC mini-series “Family Album”, which was followed by his portrayals of Scott Cameron in the CBS drama “Deadline For Murder: From The Files Of Edna Buchanan” alongside Elizabeth Montgomery, and Eric Sayles in the drama “A Reason To Believe”, both in 1995. During 1995 and 1996, Joe starred in the recurring role of Brian Kohler-Voss in the NBC drama series “Sisters”, which marked the establishment of his net worth.

The late 1990s

Joe’s next major roles came in 1997, when he was chosen to play Adam Stiles in Bobby Roth’s television drama film “Tell Me No Secrets”, and Peter Cole in the romantic comedy “The First To Go”, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. Afterwards he guest-starred in such roles as Vincent in The WB teen drama series “Dawson’s Creek”, and Alex DeMouy in the ABC comedy-drama series “Cupid”, followed by his portrayal of Tom Trey Palmer in the TV film “Man Made”, all in 1998. By the end of the decade, Joe was also cast as Dr. David Marcus in several episodes of the NBC drama series “Providence” (1999), after which he played Jeff Reed in the 1999 romantic comedy “The Other Sister”, directed by Garry Marshall, portrayed Dr. Tom Arquette in the NBC crime drama series “Profiler” (2000), and starred as Pete Sherman in the TV film “Sherman’s March” in the same year.

The early 2000s

With the beginning of the new millennium, Joe moved his career to the next level as he started getting more serious roles. His first appearances in the new decade came in 2002 when he was selected to play the main role of Julian Lodge in the CBS drama series “First Monday”, and then landed the role of Nick Sennet in Garrett Bennett’s drama “Farewell To Harry”. Afterwards he featured as Brendan Dean in the TV film “Thoughtcrimes”, and as Jack Phillips in another TV film, entitled “111 Gramercy Park”, both in 2003. Concurrently, Joe guest-starred in such TV series as “Judging Amy” (2002), “Tru Calling” (2003) and “CSI: Miami” (2004).

From 2004 to 2009: Rise to Prominence and “Stargate Atlantis”

Joe eventually came to prominence in 2004, when he was selected to appear regularly in the role of Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in the Sci-Fi Channel adventure series “Stargate Atlantis”, which lasted until 2009. Additionally, he wrote such episodes as “Epiphany” and “Outcast”, increasing enormously not only his popularity all over the world but also his net worth. Moreover, he reprised the role in an episode of the series “Stargate G-1” in 2006.

The early 2010s

At the beginning of the 2010s, Joe continued to line up successes by starring in the role of Jason Danville in the TV drama-comedy film “Change Of Plans”, playing Deputy Doug Brady in the crime-thriller “Good Day For It” and featuring as Colonel Sam Synn in the TV action-adventure film “Ferocious Planet”, all in 2011. His next major roles came in 2012, when he was cast as Andrew Fayden in the action film “6 Bullets”, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, and played Jared in the TV drama film “The Secret Lives Of Wives”. He then provided his voice to Elliot Salem in the 2013 video game “Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel”.

Recent Years

Between 2014 and 2016, Joe was not quite as active in the search for other acting projects until he won the role of Trevor in the TV comedy “The Bandit Hound” (2016). Most recently, he started portraying Dr. Neil Byrne in the ABC daytime medical drama series “General Hospital”, so his net worth is certainly still rising. It is also announced that he will be featured as Travis in the upcoming film “Room 19”.

Personal Life and Skiing

To talk about his personal life, Joe Flanigan married Katherine Kousi in 1996 – she is also known in the media for being not only an actress but also a painter. They welcomed together three sons, named Aiden, Truman, and Fergus, however, they decided to divorce and went their separate ways in 2014. It is believed that he is single at the present time, and his current residence is in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time in his own organic vegetable garden with his own honeybees. Apart from that, he also enjoys skiing, and is known as a very good skier, who won two awards at the 2006 Waterkeepers’ Alliance competition at Lake Louise.

Social Media Presence

Joe Flanigan is active across many of the most popular social media sites, which he uses not only to promote his career but also to share various other contents with his fans. So, he runs his official Instagram account, having more than 44,000 followers, as well as his official Twitter account, on which he has almost 60,000 followers.