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Richard Dean Anderson

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 as 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 1997–2005 and had a recurring role from 2005–07. Since 1997, the only film Anderson has starred in is Stargate: Continuum released in 2008 as a spin-off film after Stargate SG-1 Series finale in 2007. He appears in the follow-up Stargate series Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe (as Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill). Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Stuart Jay Anderson and Jocelyn Rhae Carter, and was the oldest of four brothers. He is of Scottish, Swedish, Norwegian and Native American descent. He grew up in Roseville, Minnesota and attended Ramsey High School. As a child,

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Richard Dean Anderson -- My Favorite 'MacGyver' Invention Was ...

Richard Dean Anderson
My Favorite 'Macgyver' Invention Was ...

Richard Dean Anderson built some crazy things during his run as "MacGyver," but there was one invention that he says he'll always remember above the rest. Our photog caught up with Anderson… READ MORE >

Richard Dean Anderson -- MacGyver's a Fix to Broken Down Car

Richard Dean Anderson
MacGyver's a Fix to Broken Down Car

Looking a tad less confident than he did on TV, former "MacGyver" hunk Richard Dean Anderson, 61, got stuck in a bit of a jam when his car broke down in Malibu on Monday.Where's a pocket knife and… READ MORE >

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MacGyver vs. MacGruber: Who'd You Rather?

MacGyver vs. MacGruber
Who'd You Rather?

The '80s TV series "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson is the inspiration for the "SNL" skit turned 2010 film "MacGruber" starring Will Forte. Question is ... READ MORE >

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