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Richard Dean Anderson is a Actor and Producer American born on 23 january 1950 at Minneapolis (USA)

Richard Dean Anderson

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Birth name Richard Dean Anderson
Nationality USA
Birth 23 january 1950 (74 years) at Minneapolis (USA)

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, playing 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 from 1997 to 2005 and had a recurring role from 2005 to 2007. Since 1997 Anderson has starred in only one film: Stargate: Continuum, released in 2008 as a spin-off film after the Stargate SG-1 series finale in 2007. He appears in the follow-up Stargate series Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe (as Brigadier General Jack O'Neill).


Anderson has divided his time among Vancouver, Los Angeles, and northern Minnesota. Never married, Anderson has one child with Apryl Prose, who gave birth to their daughter Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson, on August 2, 1998. (He and Prose later split in 2002, sharing custody of Wylie)

Anderson left Stargate SG-1 because he wanted to spend more time with his daughter:

Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.

Anderson has supported Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization trying to stop water pollution. Anderson is a member of the Board of Trustees for Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a youth organization established in 1968 with the help of MacGyver producer Stephen Downing, and featured in an episode from season 4 of the show. He received the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-a-Wish Foundation because of his commitment to the foundation. He is also a supporter for various Sclerosis Society non-profit organizations and has done several public service announcements to show his support for the various organizations. Anderson is an avid supporter of the Special Olympics and was one of many speakers at the 1991 opening ceremonies. In recent years, he has helped several environmental organizations around the world. He is a member of Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has worked with the members of Earth Rivers Expeditions to Produce River Project.

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Dean Anderson (6 films)

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Stargate: Continuum, 1h34
Directed by Martin Wood
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Time travel films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Richard Dean Anderson
Roles Major General Jack O'Neill
Rating74% 3.7453053.7453053.7453053.7453053.745305
SG-1 and Jack O'Neill attend a Tok'ra extraction ceremony for Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords. Ba'al claims, however, that he is merely the last clone and that the real Ba'al has a fail-safe plan. The real Ba'al travels back in time to 1939 Earth and massacres the crew of the Achilles, the ship carrying the Stargate to the United States; the captain lives long enough to drop the bomb Ba'al left overboard and keep the ship from being destroyed. In the present, people and objects start disappearing, including Vala Mal Doran and Teal'c. Jack is killed by the clone, but Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson and Cameron Mitchell reach the Stargate. They are surprised to emerge inside the derelict Achilles, which has drifted to the Arctic — Ba'al's actions have created a timeline in which the Stargate Program never happened. After escaping from the sinking Achilles, they are rescued by a team led by Colonel Jack O'Neill. Although General Landry believes their story (after intensive interrogation), they are denied permission to change the timeline. In the alternate timeline, Daniel is still trying to convince people about his theories of the pyramids, Carter died in a space shuttle accident and Mitchell does not exist at all because his grandfather was the Achilles captain. The three are separated and given new lives to lead.
Doomsday Virus, 2h56
Directed by Eric Laneuville
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Richard Dean Anderson, Stephen Root, Robert Guillaume, Jane Leeves, Edward Herrmann, Richard Lawson
Roles Capt. James Holland
Rating61% 3.099143.099143.099143.099143.09914
The story begins in the mountains of Bavaria, Germany, where wildlife documentarian Ernest Helms (Michael Winters) is filming local wildlife. While filming, he discovers a man attempting to break into his rental car. After foiling the man's attempt, Helms prepares to drive away but is thwarted by the man smashing the driver's window. Helms, however, succeeds in escaping the crazed man, but receives a minor cut on his hand. A few days later, in Frankfurt, Germany, Captain James Holland (Richard Dean Anderson), amidst preparations for his forthcoming transatlantic flight as Captain of Quantum Airlines Flight 66, is told by his doctor he does not have cancer. On board Flight 66, a Boeing 747, Helms (already displaying signs of illness) is assisted to his seat by flight attendant Brenda Hopkins (Kate Hodge). Shortly after takeoff, Helms rises from his seat and falls into cardiac arrest, and Brenda gives him CPR. Head flight attendant Barb Rollins (Jennifer Savidge) notifies Holland of the emergency, and the Captain and his check pilot, Daniel Robb (Richard Lawson) set a course for London's Heathrow Airport,. However they are turned away when British Air-Traffic Control informs them that one of the passengers (Helms) could be infected with a deadly strain of influenza.
Through the Eyes of a Killer, 1h34
Directed by Peter Markle
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Richard Dean Anderson, Marg Helgenberger, David Marshall Grant, Melinda Culea, Tippi Hedren, Joe Pantoliano
Roles Ray Bellano
Rating58% 2.9497452.9497452.9497452.9497452.949745
A woman has a brief affair with the contractor who is renovating her apartment and he refuses to accept the end of the relationship.
Young Doctors in Love, 1h36
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sean Young, Michael McKean, Crystal Bernard, Harry Dean Stanton, Kyle T. Heffner, Dabney Coleman
Roles Drug dealer
Rating54% 2.7494852.7494852.7494852.7494852.749485
A brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood. A doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet. There's a mafioso on the loose disguised as a woman - in other words all the usual ingredients present and correct, though in this case the laughs are intentional.