Richard Dean Anderson

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Richard Dean Anderson
RDA, during an interview with on october 10, 2012
Biographical information
Birth date (1950-01-23) January 23, 1950 (age 74)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Nationality American
Information about family
Parents Stuart Jay Anderson (father),
Jocelyn Rhae Carter (mother)
Child Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
Professional information
Occupations Actor
Years active 1976—present
Television Angus MacGyver in MacGyver
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate Universe
Stargate: Continuum
Occupations Actor
Executive producer (SG-1)
Character Jack O'Neill

Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). Anderson later appeared in films, including Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996) and Firehouse (1997).

In 1997, Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1, a spin-off of the 1994 film Stargate. He played the lead role from 1997–2005 and had a recurring role from 2005–07. Since 1997, the only film Anderson has starred in is Stargate: Continuum released in 2008 as a spin-off film after Stargate SG-1 Series finale in 2007. He appears in the follow-up Stargate series Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe (as Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill).


One of his last appearances is in Fairly Legal (with Kurt Max Runte, Brady Schlecker as cast).

Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Actor (1 episode) Richard Dean Anderson TV Series
2013 Stargate SG-1: Unleashed Actor Colonel Jack O'Neill (voice) Video Game
2012 MacGyver and the new Citan Actor MacGyver TV Mini-Series
2011 Raising Hope Actor Keith TV Series, 1 episode
2011 Fairly Legal Actor David Smith TV Series, 4 episodes
2009—2010 Stargate Universe Actor Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill TV Series, 6 episodes
2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut Actor Colonel Jack O'Neill Video, recut of the 1997 version of "Children of the Gods"
2009 Saturday Night Live Actor MacGyver TV Series, 2 episodes
2008 Stargate: Continuum Actor Major General Jack O'Neill Video
2004—2006 Stargate Atlantis Actor Brigadier General/Major General Jack O'Neill TV Series, 4 episodes
1997—2007 Stargate SG-1 Actor Colonel/Brigadier General/Major General Jack O'Neill TV Series, 175 episodes
1997 Firehouse Actor, executive producer Lt Michael Brooks TV Movie
1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game Actor Mayor Killian Darkwater Video game
1996 Pandora's Clock Actor Capt. James Holland TV Movie
1995 Legend Actor, executive producer Ernest Pratt/Nicodemus Legend TV Series, 12 episodes
1995 Past the Bleachers Actor Bill Parish TV Movie
1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Actor, executive producer Angus MacGyver TV Movie
1994 Beyond Betrayal Actor Bradley Matthews TV Movie
1994 MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis Actor, executive producer Angus MacGyver TV Movie
1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer Actor Ray Bellano TV Movie
1985—1992 MacGyver Actor Angus MacGyver TV Series, 139 episodes
1992 In the Eyes of a Stranger Actor Jack Rourke TV Movie
1991 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Actor TV Series, 1 episode
1986 Odd Jobs Actor Spud Film
1986 Ordinary Heroes Actor Tony Kaiser Film
1983—1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. Actor Navy Lt. Simons Adams TV Series, 22 episodes
1982—1983 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Actor Adam McFadden TV Series, 21 episodes
1982 Young Doctors in Love Actor Drug dealer Film, uncredited
1982 The Love Boat Actor Carter Randall TV Series, 1 episode
1981 Today's F.B.I. Actor Andy McFey TV Series, 1 episode
1981 The Facts of Life Actor Brian Parker TV Series, 1 episode
1976—1981 General Hospital Actor Dr. Jeff Webber TV Series


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