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Joe Flanigan is Colonel Sheppard on Stargate Atlantis.
Was born in Los Angeles January 5th 1967, but grew up near Reno on a small ranch from age 6. His parents, John and Nancy Flanigan, still lives on the small Holcomb Lane ranch where he grew up.

He attended boarding school in Ojai, California at the age of 14. While at this school, Joe was Stanley Kowalski in a school production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". Joe Flanigan received a degree in History from the University of Colorado, where he aso appeared in "Coriolanus". During his first year of college, he joined the Junior Year Abroad program which allowed him to study in Paris as a part of his studyprogram.

After graduating from college Flanigan worked at a variety of jobs, from banking to politics. He was never completely comfortable in any of theese jobs. After he got fired from the Interview magazine, he was broke, and lived in New York City. His nextdoor neighbour was an actor, and he convinced Joe to give it a try. He then studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.

His first acting jobs were commercials. In 1994 he got his first role in television, in the NBC miniseries Family Album. He was also a regular on the series sisters and First Monday.

Flanigan had guest starring roles on Birds of Prey and Judging Amy as well as Murphy Brown in which he played her love interest, Scott. Flanigan made repeat appearances on the series Providence,Cupid, and Dawson’s Creek and also had lead roles in a number of television pilots including The Precinct, Sherman’s March, The Force, Man-Made, Club Paradise, and 111 Gramercy Park. He guest starred in the made-for-television movies Edna Buchanon and Tell Me No Secrets.

Joe wrote the episode Epiphany for season 2 of Stargate Atlantis.

Joe hates cruises, his worst nightmare is to be stuck on a boat. He was a competitive skier for many years, and is still an outdoorsman. He enjoyes activities such as skiing, rock climbing, surfing, tennis, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Flanigan is married to painter Katherine Flanigan. He and his wife have two children. The family lives in Vancouver, Canada while Joe is working at the Stargate Atlantis set. When not working on the Vancouver set of Stargate Atlantis, he and his family make their home in a 1926 English Tudor in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles.

Paul McGillion is Doctor Becket on Stargate Atlantis.
The sixth of seven children, Paul's family emigrated to Canada from Paisley, Scotland when he was just 2 years old. His family spent time in Ireland before moving to Canada and returned to Paisley when Paul was 11 for 3 and a half years. Paul studied both education (major) and theatre (minor) at University, and also got involved in various sports including becoming a freestyle wrestling champion. After graduating the actor began his career teaching theatre in Toronto, but he also found time to attend auditions.

His theater work includes leading roles in productions such as The Foreigners, Piano, Savage in Limbo, El Salvador, and Reservations for Two. The last one in that list McGillion produced and directed.

Paul has worked extensively in film, tv and the theatre for the last 15 years, as well as teaching scene study in 1998 & 1999 at the respected Vancouver Film School.

His television work include lead and guest starring roles on Davinci’s Inquest, Cold Squad, Smallville, Stargate SG1, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files.

Jason Momoa is Ronon Dex on Stargate Atlantis.
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born in Honolulu Hawaii on August 1st 1979, but moved with his mother to Iowa where he was raised. His origin is Hawaiian on his fathers side, and German/ Irish on his mothers side. His uncle is the surfer Brian Kaulana. He returned to Hawaii to attend college, as he was curious about his Hawaiian roots. Jason Planned on being a marine biologist, but now he wouldn't choose any career over acting. He started out as a model, spotted by the prestigious international designer, Takeo while in college. In 1999, he won Hawaii's Model of the Year and hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii USA contest. In 1999 he also participated in the Governor's Fashion Show, and walked the runway for Louis Vuitton.

His modeling lead to acting, as he got his first role as a series regular on theseries Baywatch Hawaii. He also starred in the FOx special Bawyatch: Hawaiian Wedding and the televisionmovie Tempted He's also appeared in the movie Johnson Family Vacation. Jasons hopes for the future Professionally is to be doing feature films and to do theater work like Shakespeare. He's on the castlist of the series North ShoreAt the moment Jason is starring in Stargate Atlantis

After a year on the show Baywatch Hawaii, he went on a journy to Tibet. This trip the buddhist studying Jason describes as "my best life experience". He's also been to France where he's climbed Fountain Bleu. He's also into arts, and while in Paris visiting his mother he also did some pastel painting. Jason is supporting many charities and community groups. He's been working for the Hawaii Food Bank campaign and has spoken to students at various schools. Jason believes he is blessed by strong family values and enjoys sharing his experiences, especially with the youth of today.

Jason is engaged to Simmone Jade Mackinnon

His spear time is spendt on maoxies, rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, long board skateboarding and roller hockey. He also spends his free time on Buddhist studies.