Richard Dean Anderson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Jul, 2019
Facts of Richard Dean Anderson
Date of Birth: 1950 , January-23
Age: 70 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Richard Dean Anderson
Father Stuart Jay Anderson
Mother Jocelyn Rhae Carter
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $20 million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Brown
Weight in KG 88 KG
Married Yes
Children Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
Education Ohio University, Ramsey High School, St. Cloud State University
Awards N/A
Movies Stargate: Continuum
TV Show MacGyver
Siblings James Stuart, Jeffrey Scott, Thomas John
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Richard Dean Anderson has established himself as one of the prominent faces in the field of acting. Starting his acting career playing the role, Dr. Jeff Webber in the soap-opera series General Hospital, the actor reached the pinnacle of his career appearing as the lead actor in the TV series MacGyver from 1985-1992. He is also mostly known for his work in several other projects which includes through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997). Anderson's popularity gained further fame following his breakout performance in the highly rated series Stargaze SG-1, a spin-off of the 1994 movie Stargaze

Early Life, Family, Bio Of Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota of United States. He is the son of  Stuart Jay Anderson and Jocelyn Rhae Carter. His father worked in the insurance company and his mother was a homemaker. 

Anderson spent most of his early days growing up in Roseville, Minnesota along with his siblings James Stuart, Thomas John, and Jeffrey Scott. He holds an American nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he has a mixed ethnical background as he is of Mohawk, Norwegian, Scottish, and Swedish descent. 

Richard completed his schooling from Alexander Ramsey High School. As a child, he was planning to establish his career as a professional hockey player unfortunately, he broke his both arms. And later he changed his mind in the field of musical and acting. He also tried for a while to become a jazz musician. 

In order to pursue his career in the field of acting, Anderson went on to join the St. Cloud State University. After that, he attended the Ohio University but before receiving his degree he drooped out. Just after his sophomore year in college, he went on to participate in a cross-country bicycle ride along with his friends from Minnesota to Alaska. 

Anderson landed his first job whale handler in a musician in medieval dinner theater, marine mammal show. 

Richard Dean Anderson's Professional Career And Wiki

Richard Dean Anderson landed his first professional acting role in the American soap opera, General Hospital as Dr. Jeff Webber from 1976 to 1981. He subsequently featured as an Adam in the CBS TV series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers for a year from 1982-83. 

The actor first came to limelight and gained worldwide fame after he landed his role of Angus MacGyver in the highly rated TV series MacGyver alongside Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Lerner, and Dana Elcar. His popularity gained further attention following his greatest performance in Stargate SG-1 in which he shared the screen along with Kurt Russell and James Spader

CAPTION: The actor Richard Dean Anderson. SOURCE: GateWorld Forum

In the year 1995, the actor featured in a comic series of only twelve episodes about a dime novel Legend. He reprised his character of Angus MacGyver in a MasterCard commercial during Super Bowl XL in 2006. He has also portrayed General Jack O'Neill in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe which premiered for the first time in October 2009. 

Richard Dean Anderson's Charity And Other Works 

Besides, Richard Dean Anderson has also been involved in a number of charity projects. He is a supporter of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization trying to stop water pollution. He is also the member of the youth organization Challengers Boys and Girls Club. For his commitment to the foundation, he also won the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 

Anderson has likewise supported a number of non-profit organizations and has done numerous public service announcements to show his support. He supports the Special Olympics. He is a member of Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. He recently helps many environmental organizations. 

Richard Dean Anderson's Net Worth, Salary, And Income Sources  

Through his numerous significant roles in both movies and television, Richard Dean Anderson has made a decent amount of money. According to the celebrity net worth, Richard's current amount of net worth is approximately $20 million, in 2019. The actor is also the proud owner of Audi A3 which worth around $38,350. 

CAPTION: Richard Dean Anderson owns an Audi A 3. SOURCE: daily mail

In the year 1987, Anderson bought the home for around $1.06 million in Malibu, California, United States. The  3,835 sq ft home also boasts 4-beds including 4-bath. In 1982, he was cast in the comedy film Young Doctors in Love which became an instant hit at the box office making $30,688,860 whereas its producing cost of around $7 million. 

Richard Dean Anderson's Wife, Married, Relationship 

It is still a mystery that Richard Dean Anderson is still married or not married. But the actor dated a number of prominent artists like Teri HatcherLara Flynn BoyleSela Ward, and German ice-skater Katarina Witt. The reason behind the absence of mentioning as these girlfriends his spouse is a hidden story of a life that he has not flashed across.

CAPTION: Richard Dean Anderson along with his family. SOURCE:

Apart from those affairs, Anderson was in a long relationship with his girlfriend Apryl A. Prose from 1996 to 98. The couple first met in New York through a mutual friend Michael Greenburg, producer of Stargate and MacGyver. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Wylie Quinn Annarose on August 2, 1998.

As of now the two are living separately as his ex-girlfriend Apryl married to Jim.  

Anderson is also called out by his nickname as Rick, RDA, Our Last Hope as well as The Human Action Man. Richard has a good collection of travel.

Anderson has also expressed an interest in teaching juggling and clowning. And his favorite TV show is The Simpsons (1989).

The actor from the last few years has never talked about his love life. Probably, he is leading a single life. As of now, he divides his time sometimes in Los Angeles, California and sometimes in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

Richard Dean Anderson's Age, Height

  • Richard Dean Anderson's age as of 2019 is 69 years.
  • Height: Anderson stands at 6' 1½" (1.87 m).