STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 167 this week

Richard Dean Anderson


The future MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997) star was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, was a teacher at a local high school and his mother, Jocelyn, was an artist who was talented in both sculpting and painting. He and his two younger brothers, Thomas John and James Stuart, grew up in a ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

Amazon Pilot Season

Want to help choose the next great Amazon Original comedy series? Stream and review now during Amazon Pilot Season.

Stream and review now

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 people
created 07 Jun 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 19 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 people
created 28 Dec 2011
 
a list of 31 people
created 31 Mar 2014
 
a list of 30 people
created 4 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Richard Dean Anderson's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1 Colonel Jack O'Neill / Brigadier General Jack O'Neill / Major General Jack O'Neill / Android O'Neill / Dr. Daniel Jackson / Jack O'Neill / Teal'c
(1997-2007)
MacGyver
MacGyver MacGyver
(1985-1992)
General Hospital
General Hospital Dr. Jeff Webber
(1980)
Stargate: Continuum
Stargate: Continuum General Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neill
(2008)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (32 credits)
 2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
Richard Dean Anderson
- The Original B---- (2013) ... Richard Dean Anderson
 2013 Stargate SG-1: Unleashed (Video Game)
Colonel Jack O'Neill (voice)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Keith
- Jimmy and the Kid (2011) ... Keith
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
David Smith
- Bridges (2011) ... David Smith
- Ultravinyl (2011) ... David Smith
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
MacGyver
- Dwayne Johnson/Ray LaMontagne (2009) ... MacGyver (uncredited)
- Steve Martin/Jason Mraz (2009) ... MacGyver (uncredited)
 1997 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Lt. Michael Brooks
 1995 Past the Bleachers (TV Movie)
Bill Parish
 1994 Beyond Betrayal (TV Movie)
Bradley Matthews
 1985-1992 MacGyver (TV Series)
MacGyver
- The Stringer (1992) ... MacGyver
- Off the Wall (1991) ... MacGyver
- Gunz 'n Boyz (1991) ... MacGyver
- Split Decision (1991) ... MacGyver
 1986 Odd Jobs
Spud
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Drug Dealer (uncredited)
 1981 Today's F.B.I. (TV Series)
Andy McFey
- The Fugitive (1981) ... Andy McFey
 1981 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Brian Parker
- Brian and Sylvia (1981) ... Brian Parker
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Jeff Webber
- Episode dated 19 June 1980 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (credit only)
- Episode dated 16 May 1980 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (40 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Mercedes-Benz Citan credit card ("MacGyver and the new Citan") See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America. See more »

Trivia:

At the Spacey Awards 2005, he won the Favourite Male TV Character award for his portrayal of Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill on Stargate SG-1 (1997). The other nominees were Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor of Smallville (2001), Edward James Olmos (Commander William Adama of Battlestar Galactica (2004)) and Chris Kramer (... See more »

Trademark:

Best known as the improvisitional and resourceful Angus MacGyver on MacGyver (1985)

Nickname:

RDA See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Happy Birthday, Richard Dean Anderson! masseffect
Request for confirmation regarding a rumor I heard of Richard Genadi
why only made for tv projects? arunsah
Richard Dean Anderson 2008 micmac99
RDA on SNL bradfordg
SO nice in real life (and even more gorgeous!) huckleberry200
Discuss Richard Dean Anderson on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page