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Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson
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January 23, 1950
1 win & 10 nominations.
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Some Facts
Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Garwin Sanford: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
He has appeared in episodes of three different series set in Colorado, USA: Legend (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
He was considered for the part of John McClane in Die Hard (1988).
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 role in a 2006 Superbowl TV ad for Mastercard.
From the time he first appeared on television in 1976 until his "retirement" in 2005, he was a regular on one series or another every year except for 1984, 1993, 1994 and 1996: General Hospital (1963) from 1976 to 1981, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) in 1982, Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983) in 1983, MacGyver (1985) from 1985 to 1992, Legend (1995) in 1995 and Stargate SG-1 (1997) from 1997 to 2005.
Personal Quotes
I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls.
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Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her. So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can. I make sure I do my job real well and fast.
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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.
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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.
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But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food.
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