Biography - Michael James Shaw

Last Modified: 10th Oct, 2023
Michael James Shaw
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The Walking Dead (TV series)
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Who is Michael James Shaw?

Michael James Shaw is an actor, writer by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in the TV series Limitless as FBI Agent Daryl / Mike, Constantine as Papa Midnite, in The Walking Dead as Mercer, and in films Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame as Corvus Glaive.

Michael James Shaw – Age, Parents, Siblings

Michael James Shaw was born on September 16, 1986, in New York City, USA. His father’s name is John Henry Shaw and his mother’s name is Rogenia Shaw. His parents raised him in Florida with his two siblings- a brother and a sister named LaTonya.

Michael James Shaw (middle) with his father, and brother (Image: Instagram- posted Dec 2016)

Education, Ethnicity

Following graduation from Vanguard High School in 2005, Michael James Shaw received his higher education from Howard University. From there he earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree. He went on to study at Julliard School, graduating the same with a degree in Masters in Fine Arts.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Michael James Shaw – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Michael James Shaw is currently believed to be single. There are no details of his personal life as he likes to maintain privacy. Also, there have been no records of his past girlfriends or relationships.

Moreover, he has never been married and without a wife or children.

Michael James Shaw – Career

Early Days

Shaw performed in theatre plays before pursuing a career as a screen actor. His debut appearance in a 2008 episode of The Wire was uncredited and was followed by roles in several short films Today _ _ cks (2011), Brutus (2012), Lispenard (2012), Don-o-mite (2014), Roulette (2014).

Michael James Shaw’s major TV appearance was as Papa Midnite in three episodes of Constantine between 2014 and 2015. His portrayal of FBI Agent Daryl/"Mike" in the comedy-drama series Limitless gained him wide recognition.

Tom Degnan, Michael James Shaw in Limitless  (Image: Pinterest)

Films, TV Series

Through the years Michael James Shaw has starred in the films Wiener-Dog (2016), Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019) as Corvus Glaive.

Moreover, he has had guest appearances in the TV series Bull (2017), Blue Bloods (2017), and The Enemy Within (2019), and plays the main character Aiden Shaw in Blood & Treasure since 2019. He was cast as Mercer in season 11 (final season ) of AMC’s horror drama show The Walking Dead, which airs in August 2021.


On the set of The Walking Dead, Michael James Shaw has worked with Paola Lázaro, Angel Theory, Margot Bingham, Jacob Young, and Khary Payton.

Michael James Shaw on The Walking Dead (Image: Twitter)

Michael James Shaw – Net Worth, Salary

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Michael James Shaw – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Michael James Shaw is active on Instagram but is absent from Twitter and Facebook.

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