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Richard Dean Anderson

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Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American actor who started his acting career in soap opera (appearing on General Hospital as Dr. Jeff Webber from 1976 to 1981), but came to fame with the hit television series MacGyver.

From 1997 to 2005, he starred as Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1, based on the movie Stargate starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. In Season Eight, he opted to have a reduced role in the series due to his reduced availability. Anderson has decided to leave the show as a regular star in Season Nine, preferring instead to make a few guest appearances. Anderson has always been a great fan of the television show The Simpsons and finally this year he was invited to guest star on the show, which he had continually referenced during his time on SG-1.

He 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 14 September 2004 because of his role as star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1, 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, General John P. Jumper. The last recipient of the award was James Stewart in 1987.

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Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1

Although he has never married he has a daughter Wylie Quinn Annarose who was born in 1998 by his partner, Apryl Prose. He also appears in the 1997 PC game Fallout as the voice of Killian Darkwater.

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