Shannon has been in over 30 films, including Werner Herzog's My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done and Bad Lieutenant; Sydney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; Oliver Stone's World Trade Center; Bug for director William Friedkin; Curtis Hanson's Lucky You and 8 Mile; Michael Bay's Bad Boys II and Pearl Harbor; Kangaroo Jack for director David McNally; Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky; Cecil B. DeMented for director John Waters; Noah Buschel's The Missing Person; and Shana Feste's The Greatest.
He is also currently on stage off-broadway in David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at the Barrow Street Theatre. His other stage credits include Lady, at the Rattelstick Theatre; The Metal Children at the Vineyard Theater; The Little Flower of East Orange at the Public Theater; Steppenwolf Theatre's The Pillowman and Man From Nebraska; Bug, at the Barrow Street, Red Orchid and Gate Theatre; Mr. Kolpert at the Red Orchid Theatre; Killer Joe at the Soho Playhouse, Next Lab and Vaudeville Theatre; The Idiot at the Looking Glass Theatre; Killer at the Red Orchid Theatre; and Woyzeck at the Gate Theatre.
He grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and began his professional stage career in Chicago.
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