Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show at the end of Stargate SG-1's fifth season, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole. Faces in the Crowd. Michael Shanks Photo Gallery 2. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre in , he appeared in several stage productions, serving a two-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario. Show all 18 episodes. This website is part of the FamousFix entertainment community. Not released [ citation needed ].