Anderson, Richard Dean 1950–

views updated

ANDERSON, Richard Dean 1950


Born January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, MN; son of Stuart (a jazz musician, schoolteacher, and director) and Jocelyn (an artist) Anderson; children: (with Apryl Prose) Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson. Education: Attended St. Cloud State College and Ohio University; studied acting with Peggy Feury.

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Office c/o Stargate SG1, Stargate Productions IV LimitedPartnership, 2400 Boundary Rd., Burnaby BC V5M 3Z3, Canada. Contact c/o 2049 Century Park East, #2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actor, producer, and composer. Appeared in television commercial for Minute Pass, 2001; Handgun Control, Inc., member of board of directors. Previously a member of the rock band Ricky Dean and Dante; street mime, jester, and juggler with an Elizabethanstyle cabaret, Los Angeles; Improvisation Theatre, stage manager; writer, director, and actor at Marineland.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award, best genre TV actor, 1999, Saturn Award nomination, best genre TV actor, 2000, Saturn Award nomination, best actor on television, 2001, Saturn Award nominations, best actor in a television series, 2002, 2003, all for Stargate SG1.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Jeff Webber, General Hospital, ABC, 19761981.

Adam McFadden, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 19821983.

Lieutenant Simon Adams, Emerald Point, N.A.S., CBS, 19831984.

Angus MacGyver (title role), MacGyver, ABC, 19851992.

Ernest Pratt/Nicodemus Legend, Legend, syndicated, 1995.

Colonel Jonathan "Jack" O'Neill, Stargate SG1, syndicated and Showtime, 19972002, then SciFi Channel and syndicated, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tony Kaiser, Ordinary Heroes, ABC, 1986.

Ray Bellano, Through the Eyes of a Killer (also known as The Master Builder ), CBS, 1992.

Jack Rourke, In the Eyes of a Stranger, CBS, 1992.

Angus MacGyver (title role), MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, ABC, 1994.

Angus MacGyver (title role), MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis, ABC, 1994.

Bradley Mathews, Beyond Betrayal, CBS, 1994.

Bill Parish, Past the Bleachers, ABC, 1995.

Jack O'Neill, Stargate SG1: Children of the Gods, 1997.

Lieutenant Michael Brooks, Firehouse, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Captain James Holland, Pandora's Clock (also known as Doomsday Virus ), 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

CBS team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars XVI, ABC, 1984.

The American Red Cross Emergency Test, ABC, 1990.

Victory and Valor: A Special Olympics AllStar Celebration (also known as The International Special Olympics AllStar Gala ), ABC, 1991.

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1992.

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1994.

Host, The World of Audubon 10th Anniversary Special, TBS, 1994.

Himself, Celebrity Profile: Henry Winkler, 1999.

(In archive footage) Himself and Jack O'Neill, Stargate: The Lowdown, SciFi Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Brian Parker, The Parkers (broadcast as "Brian and Sylvia," an episode of The Facts of Life ), NBC, 1981.

Angus MacGyver (title role), MacGyver, 1985.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Andy McFey, "The Fugitive," Today's F.B.I., 1981.

Carter Randall, "Isaac Gets Physical/She Brought Her Mother Along/Cold Feet," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982.

Guest, The $25,000 Pyramid, 1982.

Himself, The Arensio Hall Show, 1990, 1991, 1992.

Himself, The Joan Rivers Show, 1990, 1991.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991, 1992.

Himself, "The Physics of Hockey," Newton's Apple, 1997.

Himself, Donny & Marie, syndicated, 2000.

Himself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 2000.

Himself, "North America's Last True Wilderness," National Geographic Explorer, TBS, 2000.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Legend, syndicated, 1995.

Executive producer, Stargate SG1, syndicated and Showtime, 19972002, then SciFi Channel and syndicated, 2002.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, ABC, 1994.

Executive producer, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis, ABC, 1994.

Executive producer, Firehouse, 1997.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Drug dealer, Young Doctors in Love, ABC, 1982.

Spud, Odd Jobs (also known as Summer Jobs and This End Up ), TriStar, 1986.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Superman in the Bones, Pilgrimage Theatre, Los Angeles.


Video Games:

Voice of Killian, Fallout: A PostNuclear RolePlaying Game (also known as Fallout ), 1997.


Television Songs:

"Eau d'Leo," in "The Negotiator," MacGyver, 1988.



Entertainment Weekly, August 1, 1997, p. 40.

People Weekly, October 19, 1998, p. 175.

About this article

Anderson, Richard Dean 1950–

Updated About content Print Article