Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson
Celebrated Name: Richard Dean Anderson
Real Name/Full Name: Richard Dean Anderson
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years old
Birth Date: 23 January 1950
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U. S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.87m
Weight: 85kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Wife/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes 1 (Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Richard Dean Anderson Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $25 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Richard Dean Anderson is an actor and television producer from America whose career dates back to the 1970s. He started off his career in the American soap opera by the name of General Hospital in 1976. In television series, he is famed for his appearance in MacGyver, which ran from 1985 to 1992. As a producer, Anderson has been the executive producer of six of the shows he has acted.

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Early Life & Biography

Dean was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States, to Stuart Jay Anderson and Jocelyn Rhae Carter. His mother was an artist while his father worked as a teacher. He identifies as of Swedish, Mohawk, Scottish, Finnish, and Norwegian descent, and he grew up in Roseville, Minnesota. When he was young, he had a dream of playing professional hockey, but his dream was shattered when he broke both of his arms. He then developed an interest in music, acting, and art.

He studied Alexander Ramsey High School. After completing his studies, he enrolled at St. Cloud State University to study acting. Later on, he joined Ohio University, but he dropped out before getting his degree. When he was in college, he participated in a cross-country bicycle ride that took place from Minnesota to Alaska. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he did minor jobs like a whale handler and a street mime and juggler.

Personal Life

Anderson is not married, but he has a daughter from a past relationship. Despite being single all his life, Anderson has been involved with different actresses like Katrina Witts, Teri Hatcher, Sela Ward, and Lara Flynn Boyle. The mother of his only daughter is called Apryl Prose.

For many years now, Anderson has been involved in charity work. He is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance. He was even awarded the Celebrity Award in 1995. He has helped several environmental organizations and also served as a board member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Anderson, together with his friend Michael Greenburg has created a company known as Gekko Film Corporation. Their company was involved in the production of all the episodes of Stargate SG-1 from 1997-2007. The company has also served as Dean’s backing agency.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 23 January 1950, Richard Dean Anderson is 74 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. His height is 1.87m tall, and his weight is 85kg.


The acting career of Dean Anderson kicked off in the late 1970s, and in 1976, he appeared in an American soap opera by the title of General Hospital, and it ran from 1976 to 1981. In the year 1982, he had a starring role in the CBS television series called Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He then appeared in the movie Ordinary Heroes in 1986.

His fame and more recognition came in 1985, and this was after his appearance in the series MacGyver, and it ran up to 1992. The series was very successful, and it placed Anderson on a much higher ranking, and the series ran for seven years.

In 1997 through to 2005, Richard starred in Stargate SG-1, where he played the character of Jack O’Neil. He starred in the comedy series Legend in 1995 but only stayed for twelve episodes. In 2005 he had a guest-starring role in the show The Simpsons.

He appeared in a MasterCard commercial in 2006, during the Super Bowl XL. He also had a cameo role in what seemed like a Saturday Night Live, which was an advertising parody, and it featured the recurring character MacGruber.

In 2009 he had a role in the films Stargate Universe and Stargate Atlantis. He joined the cast of Fairly Legal, with a recurring role as David Smith.

Awards & Achievements

Since 1985, Dean has won two Saturn Awards, having been nominated ten times. Other awards he has won are two TV Land Awards and a Gemini Award. He has also been nominated for a Constellation Award, Jules Award, and the Celebrity Award.

Net Worth & Salary of Richard Dean Anderson in 2024

Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth
Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth

Some of the properties that are owned by Dean include a house worth over $1 million, and several cars. This is part of his total wealth, which is currently estimated to be $25 million as of April 2024. His income has been from his career as an actor and television producer, having co-founded a production company called Gekko Films Corporation. He also has several endorsement deals with some top brands.

Richard is an actor who has had a lot of fame since the 1970s, having started his career after completing school. He also has a producing career, having started a film production company. In his private life, he has never been married, but he has a daughter from a past relationship. Although that is his choice, we hope he will get married soon.


  1. Good to see him after so long a time. I watched him on General Hospital and MacGyver. I wish he would lose some weight before he has a heart attack. Would like to see him on something soon.

  2. Stargate SG1 was the best SI-FI show of all time i still watch it on the Comet (over the air station,) he is just great, the humor, really added to the show, anyways i’ll be watching tonight

  3. A great actor. Mama use to watch him on General Hospital and I have been watching Macgyver since it first aired and I now watch the re runs. I didn’t realize I am only 4 years old than him. I will continue to watch Re runs until they go off the TV. Get healthy Macgyver and live a long life.

  4. Smart man. Didnt marry someone who only want his money. He certainly had beautiful ladies that any straight man will envy.

  5. Richard Dean Anderson—-I LOVED MacGyver and have the whole series to watch whenever I want to, plus it’s been on my tv, too (antenna tv!). I’m not happy that they started a new MacGyver show with a different actor–he’s not nearly like you, nor are his shows and I don’t watch it. You were awesome and MacGyver should have ended when he drove off on his motorcycle from Phoenix Foundation, with his son!!

  6. I just started watching MacGyver on my phone on Samsung plus.I love it.
    What happened to him? Why or how did he gain so much weight and just dropped out of TV forever?


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