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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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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

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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)
 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 #1.4403 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (credit only)
- Episode #1.4379 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Anti-Drug PSA TV spot See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it. See more »

Trivia:

Played his most famous character, Angus MacGyver, a total of 142 times: in all 139 episodes of MacGyver (1985) and in two TV-movies, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994). The only characters he has played more times are Dr. Jeff Webber in General Hospital (1963) and Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1 (1997). He briefly reprised the... See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Our Last Hope See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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