Don Shanks ~ Cherokee

Published on September 16, 2011 by Amy

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Don Shanks
Don Shanks

Shanks was born Donald L. Shanks in Piasa, Illinois. He has one sister named Kay. In 1967, following his graduation from Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois, he and his family moved to Los Angeles. In 1989, Shanks portrayed Michael Myers in Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. In 2006, he appeared as Ben Willis, the infamous serial killer in the film I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.

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Recently, Shanks, who is of Cherokee and Choctaw descent, appeared in the film The Last Sin Eater as an Indian chief. It was released in the U.S. on February 9, 2007, seventeen days before his 57th birthday.

Don Shanks Details

Birth Name: Donald L. Shanks

Birth Place: Piasa, Illinois

Date of Birth: February 26, 1950

Ethnicity: Cherokee / Choctaw descent

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