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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 »
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 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)
 2012 MacGyver and the new Citan (TV Mini-Series)
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series)
- 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)
- 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 / Angus 'Mac' MacGyver
- The Stringer (1992) ... MacGyver
- Off the Wall (1991) ... MacGyver
- Gunz 'n Boyz (1991) ... MacGyver
- Split Decision (1991) ... MacGyver
 1986 Odd Jobs
 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)
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TV commercial for Mercedes-Benz Citan credit card ("MacGyver and the new Citan") See more »

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


6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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[on his MacGyver (1985) co-star Dana Elcar, who passed away in 2005] At a time when I had very little business being called an actor, he made things so easy for me. It was a learning experience that was very warm and loving for all seven years. See more »


His favourite TV show is The Simpsons (1989). See more »


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


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