Richard Dean Anderson

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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 three younger brothers (Jeffrey, Thomas, and James) grew up in ... See full bio »

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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
(1985-1992)
Stargate: Atlantis Major General Jack O'Neill / Brigadier General Jack O'Neill / Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill
(2004-2006)
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)
 2012 Mercedes-Benz: MacGyver and the new Citan (TV Mini Series)
MacGyver
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... MacGyver
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... MacGyver
 2011 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Keith
- Jimmy and the Kid (2011) ... Keith
 2011 Fairly Legal (TV Series)
David Smith
- Bridges (2011) ... David Smith
- My Best Friend's Prenup (2011) ... David Smith
- Ultravinyl (2011) ... David Smith
- The Two Richards (2011) ... David Smith
 2009-2010 Stargate Universe (TV Series)
Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
- Incursion: Part 1 (2010) ... Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
- Subversion (2010) ... Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
- Earth (2009) ... Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
- Air: Part 3 (2009) ... Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
- Air: Part 2 (2009) ... Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
 2009 Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut (Video)
Colonel Jack O'Neill
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
MacGyver
- Dwayne Johnson/Ray LaMontagne (2009) ... MacGyver (uncredited)
- Steve Martin/Jason Mraz (2009) ... MacGyver (uncredited)
 2008 Stargate: Continuum (Video)
General Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neill
 1997-2007 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Colonel Jack O'Neill / Brigadier General Jack O'Neill / Major General Jack O'Neill / ...
- The Shroud (2007) ... Major General Jack O'Neill
- 200 (2006) ... Major General Jack O'Neill / Colonel Jack O'Neill
- Origin (2005) ... Major General Jack O'Neill
- Avalon: Part 1 (2005) ... Major General Jack O'Neill
- Moebius: Part 2 (2005) ... Brigadier General Jack O'Neill / Colonel Jack O'Neill
 2004-2006 Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series)
Major General Jack O'Neill / Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill / Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
- The Return: Part 2 (2006) ... Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill
- The Return: Part 1 (2006) ... Major General Jack O'Neill
- The Real World (2006) ... Major General Jack O'Neill
- Rising (2004) ... Brigadier General Jack O'Neill
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Richard Dean Anderson
- Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) ... Richard Dean Anderson (voice)
 1997 Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (Video Game)
Killian (voice)
 1996 Firehouse (TV Movie)
Lt. Michael Brooks
 1996 Pandora's Clock (TV Mini Series)
Capt. James Holland
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Capt. James Holland
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Capt. James Holland
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
- Skeletons in the Closet (1995) ... Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
- Clueless in San Francisco (1995) ... Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
- Fall of a Legend (1995) ... Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
- Revenge of the Herd (1995) ... Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
- Bone of Contention (1995) ... Ernest Pratt / Nicodemus Legend
 1995 Past the Bleachers (TV Movie)
Bill Parish
 1994 MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (TV Movie)
Angus MacGyver
 1994 Beyond Betrayal (TV Movie)
Bradley Matthews
 1994 MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (TV Movie)
Angus MacGyver
 1992 Through the Eyes of a Killer (TV Movie)
Ray Bellano
 1985-1992 MacGyver (TV Series)
MacGyver
- The Mountain of Youth (1992) ... MacGyver
- The Stringer (1992) ... MacGyver
- Off the Wall (1991) ... MacGyver
- Gunz 'n Boyz (1991) ... MacGyver
- Split Decision (1991) ... MacGyver
 1992 In the Eyes of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Jack Rourke
 1986 Ordinary Heroes (TV Movie)
Tony Kaiser
 1986 Odd Jobs
Spud
 1983-1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series)
Navy Lt. Simon Adams
- The Wedding (1984) ... Navy Lt. Simon Adams
- Pandora's Box (1984) ... Navy Lt. Simon Adams
- Friends and Lovers (1984) ... Navy Lt. Simon Adams
- The Best Laid Plans (1984) ... Navy Lt. Simon Adams
- The Climax (1984) ... Navy Lt. Simon Adams
 1982-1983 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Adam McFadden
- Roundup (1983) ... Adam McFadden
- A Ring for Hannah (1983) ... Adam McFadden
- Winner (1983) ... Adam McFadden
- Winter Roses (1983) ... Adam McFadden
- The Rescue (1983) ... Adam McFadden
 1982 Young Doctors in Love
Drug Dealer (uncredited)
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Carter Randall
 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
 1977-1981 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Jeff Webber / Jeff Webber
- Episode dated 3 March 1981 (1981) ... Dr. Jeff Webber
- Episode #1.4419 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber
- Episode #1.4403 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (credit only)
- Episode #1.4379 (1980) ... Dr. Jeff Webber (uncredited)
- Episode dated 18 January 1980 (1980) ... Jeff Webber
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Guested on the daytime talk show "The Dave Patterson Show" also appearing Nanette Fabray. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rick Anderson

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Children:

Annarose Anderson, Wylie Quinn

Parents:

Stuart Anderson | Stuart Jay Anderson | Jocelyn Rhae Carter
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Personal Quote:

[When asked if he had seen MacGyver (2016)] I have, and I'm not real crazy about it, I'll be honest. They approached me early on. They'd done a testing for the show and found it wasn't as attractive as they wanted it to be, so they called and asked if I wanted anything to do with it. And I said no. It's a business, but ... I don't think they've been fair or true to the franchise, e.g. they're ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1985 was voted Sexiest Survivalist by People Magazine. 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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