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Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth

Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth is
$30 Million

Richard Dean Anderson Biography

His most notable functions consist of MacGyver and Stargate SG-1. As of this age he was already a legendary actor and provides won an incredible number of hearts with his excellent acting in Television shows and films. We estimated annual income around $2,588,235


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Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Dean Anderson
Net Worth$30 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1950
Height1.85 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Actor, Composer
EducationRamsey High School, St. Cloud State University, Ohio University
NationalityAmerican
ChildrenWylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
ParentsStuart Jay Anderson, Jocelyn Rhae Carter
SiblingsJames Stuart, Thomas John, Jeffrey Scott
NominationsAcademy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Dramatic Series, TV Land Most Uninsurable Driver Award, TV Land Greatest Gadgets Award
MoviesOdd Jobs, Ordinary Heroes, Through the Eyes of a Killer, In the Eyes of a Stranger, Past the Bleachers, Doomsday Virus, Firehouse, Stargate: Continuum, Children of the Gods
TV ShowsMacGyver, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Emerald Point N.A.S., Legend, Fairly Legal, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, MacGruber


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Announced he is reducing his presence on Stargate SG-1 (1997) after playing the role of Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill for eight years. He will using the time away to work on other endeavors [January 2005]
2 Playing Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in the TV series Stargate SG-1 (1997). [August 2004]
3 Lives in Malibu, California.
4 He has played the same character, Colonel/General Jack O'Neill, in three different television series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
5 He was considered for the part of Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984).
6 He was considered for the part of John McClane in Die Hard (1988).
7 Birthday is January 23, 1950, while his TV character "Angus MacGyver"'s birthday is January 23, 1951. MacGyver's birthday can clearly be seen on his passport in episode 1-15, MacGyver: Every Time She Smiles (1986), the first episode that introduced us to "Penny Parker", who was played by Teri Hatcher.
8 Reprised his role of "MacGyver" on The Simpsons (1989) in April 2006. He played himself, Richard Dean Anderson, who is desperately fanned by Patty and Selma (who have been obsessive MacGyver fans throughout The Simpsons series). Anderson disappoints the women by saying that he only did MacGyver (1985) for money and is more interested in Stargate SG-1 (1997), after which Patty and Selma kidnap him and force him to play "MacGyver" again and to escape from traps. After a while, Anderson gets so keen about actually trying to be MacGyver that he starts to harass Patty and Selma. Finally, Patty and Selma get sick of "that nut-case" and get rid of him by boring him with their holiday slide shows.
9 Reprised his role of MacGyver for a Mastercard commercial. The commercial debuted during Superbowl XL (2006), nearly 14 years after the series ended.
10 In 1985 was voted Sexiest Survivalist by People Magazine.
11 His father, Stuart Anderson, who died in 2003, taught English, drama and humanities at a high school in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA.
12 Has three younger brothers: Jeffrey, Thomas and James.
13 Shares his birthday with Charles Correll, who directed him in 19 episodes of MacGyver (1985), MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994), four episodes of Legend (1995) and two episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997).
14 He has appeared in episodes of three different series set in Colorado, USA: Legend (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
15 Has appeared in two different productions entitled "Fallout" which featured scenes at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA: Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) and the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fallout."
16 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.
17 Played a firefighter in two different productions: Firehouse (1997) and the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "The Changeling".
18 At the Spacey Awards 2005, he won the Favourite Male TV Character award for his portrayal of Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill on Stargate SG-1 (1997). The other nominees were Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor of Smallville (2001), Edward James Olmos (Commander William Adama of Battlestar Galactica (2004)) and Chris Kramer (Morgan Pym of The Collector (2004)).
19 Like his two most famous characters, Angus MacGyver of MacGyver (1985) and Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill of Stargate SG-1 (1997), he was raised in the Upper Midwest--Minnesota. MacGyver was born in Minnesota, Jack in Chicago, IL.
20 Has appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "The Enemy Within" and "Last Stand": MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
21 Has starred in two different series in which his character's main adversary (seemingly) dies multiple times: Murdoc (Michael Des Barres) in MacGyver (1985) and Apophis (Peter Williams) in Stargate SG-1 (1997).
22 His Stargate SG-1 (1997) character Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill was ranked #10 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).
23 Was considered for the role of Commander Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
24 Went to Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota.
25 Was presented with an award and made an honorary brigadier general at the Air Force Association's 57th Annual Air Force Anniversary Dinner in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, 14 September 2004, because of his role as star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1 (1997), a series which has portrayed the Air Force in a positive light since it first premiered. It was presented by the Air Force Chief of Staff, John P. Jumper. The last recipient of the award was James Stewart in 1987.
26 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.
27 Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Dan Shea: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
28 His favourite TV show is The Simpsons (1989).
29 Has been a regular on six different series: General Hospital (1963), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983), MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
30 Has appeared in the pilots of seven different series: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983), MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009). The latter two are the only ones on which he was not a regular.
31 Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Garwin Sanford: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
32 Although he has never appeared on any "Star Trek" series, he has shared scenes with regulars from all five "Star Trek" series.
33 Is good friends with John de Lancie (who is best known for playing the character of Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995)). They have appeared in three different series together: MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
34 Along with Michael Shanks, he is one of only two actors to appear in the pilots of Stargate SG-1 (1997) and the spin-offs Stargate: Atlantis (2004) SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
35 Has appeared in two different productions which featured the word "Atlantis" in the title: the TV-movie MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) and the TV series Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
36 When he was 17, he rode his bike 5,641 miles from Minnesota to Alaska. He started out with some friends but travelled the last 33 days alone.
37 When he was 16, Richard Dean Anderson broke both of his arms in separate accidents on the ice. He broke his left arm first, and while skating 3 weeks later he broke his right arm so badly he was in the hospital for 3 months. His elbow snapped backwards and he's still got pins in there.
38 Had band called Ricky Dean and Dante during college years.
39 Performed as a mime before acting in television.
40 Had dreams of playing professional hockey until he broke both of his arms during separate games. He then turned to acting.
41 Daughter, with Apryl A. Prose, Wylie Quinn Anderson, was born. [August 1998]
42 Is on the board of directors of "Handgun Control, Inc". In the TV show MacGyver (1985), his character always refused to use guns.


Trademarks

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


Quotes

#Quote
1 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.
2 They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
3 We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers.
4 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.
5 Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.
6 There's editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there's not a lot of that for me.
7 I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America.
8 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.
9 You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.
10 As far as the future for the Showtime episodes that have already aired, we are sold into syndication so we'll be appearing primarily on the Fox syndicated networks and then eventually the SCI FI Channel. So, we'll be around for a while.
11 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.
12 That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'
13 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.
14 So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
15 Dogs are my favorite people.
16 [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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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor Stargate SG-1 (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Greatest Gear or Admirable Apparatus MacGyver (1985)
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2005 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Most Uninsurable Driver MacGyver (1985)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor in a Television Series Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor on Television Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor Stargate SG-1 (1997)
2000 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Dramatic Series Stargate SG-1 (1997) Robert C. Cooper

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1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Genre TV Actor Stargate SG-1 (1997)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 2013 TV Series Richard Dean Anderson
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed 2013 Video Game Colonel Jack O'Neill (voice)
Mercedes-Benz: MacGyver and the new Citan 2012 TV Mini-Series MacGyver
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series Keith
Fairly Legal 2011 TV Series David Smith
SGU Stargate Universe 2009-2010 TV Series Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut 2009 Video Colonel Jack O'Neill
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series MacGyver
Stargate: Continuum 2008 Video General Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neill
Firehouse 1997 TV Movie Lt. Michael Brooks
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game 1997 Video Game Mayor Killian Darkwater (voice)
Pandora's Clock 1996 TV Mini-Series Capt. James Holland
Legend 1995 TV Series Ernest Pratt Nicodemus Legend
Past the Bleachers 1995 TV Movie Bill Parish
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday 1994 TV Movie Angus MacGyver
Beyond Betrayal 1994 TV Movie Bradley Matthews
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis 1994 TV Movie Angus MacGyver
Through the Eyes of a Killer 1992 TV Movie Ray Bellano
MacGyver 1985-1992 TV Series MacGyver
In the Eyes of a Stranger 1992 TV Movie Jack Rourke
Ordinary Heroes 1986 Tony Kaiser
Odd Jobs 1986 Spud
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983-1984 TV Series Navy Lt. Simon Adams
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1982-1983 TV Series Adam McFadden
Young Doctors in Love 1982 Drug Dealer (uncredited)
The Love Boat 1982 TV Series Carter Randall
Today's F.B.I. 1981 TV Series Andy McFey
The Facts of Life 1981 TV Series Brian Parker
General Hospital 1980 TV Series Dr. Jeff Webber

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Why Just One? 2016 Documentary executive producer
Glove 2013/II Short executive producer
Stargate SG-1 1997-2005 TV Series executive producer - 163 episodes
Firehouse 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Legend 1995 TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday 1994 TV Movie executive producer
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis 1994 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MacGyver TV Series 1 episode, 1985 lyrics - 1 episode, 1988 music - 1 episode, 1988

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glove 2013/II Short thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FedCon XXI 2012 Documentary Himself
FedCon XX: The SciFi Experience 2011 Documentary Himself
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
06 Spaceys 2006 TV Special Himself
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series Himself
05 Spaceys 2005 TV Special Himself
2nd Annual Spaceys 2004 TV Special Himself
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself / Jack O'Neill
Preview to Atlantis 2004 TV Movie Himself / Jack O'Neill (uncredited)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself
1st Annual Spaceys 2003 TV Movie Himself
Stargate: The Lowdown 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
National Geographic Explorer 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Martin Short Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Donny & Marie 2000 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Profile 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
Newton's Apple 1997 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1996 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-1996 TV Series Himself
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The World of Audubon 10th Anniversary Special 1994 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series Drama
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1992 TV Series Himself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 1990-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Joan Rivers Show 1990-1991 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 1988 TV Series Himself / MacGyver
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 2th Annual Stuntman Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1984 TV Special Himself - CBS Team
Breakaway 1984 TV Series Himself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1982-1984 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Just Men! 1983 TV Series Himself
Family Feud 1976 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
MythBusters 2008 TV Series documentary MacGyver
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday 2005 TV Movie documentary Jack O'Neill
Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Jack O'Neill
Stargate SG-1 2003-2004 TV Series Colonel Jack O'Neill
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory 2003 Documentary Himself
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen 1988 TV Movie documentary
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