Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth

Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Dean Anderson net worth is
$20 Million

Richard Dean Anderson Wiki Biography

A famous actor, Richard Dean Anderson was born on January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the United States, the eldest of four siblings. Richard is best known from TV shows and series as well as from big screen movies. Richard Dean Anderson has been working not only as an actor, but he is also a successful composer as well as a TV producer.

So just how rich is Richard Dean Anderson? Sources estimate that currently  that the overall amount of Richard’s net worth is as high as $30 million, accumulated from his successful career in several areas of the entertainment industry.

Richard Dean Anderson Net Worth $30 Million

Richard Anderson was good at playing hockey when he was younger, and even had the dream of become a professional player. Unfortunately Richard had a trauma and injured his arms, which prevented him from pursuing a career in sport, so he decided to focus on something else, and got a passion for the arts, particularly acting and music, and even considered becoming a jazz musician.

So it was in 1976 that this talented actor appeared on TV for the first time in “General Hospital”, a TV series in which he portrayed Dr. Jeff Webber. However, what really popularized Richard as an actor was probably “MacGyver” in which Anderson starred as the leading actor. Richard performed in this very successful show from 1985 to 1992, and there is no doubt that the total amount of Richard Dean Anderson’s net worth benefited considerably from it.

Turning to films on the big screen, his credits include such movies as “Through the Eyes of a Killer”, “Firehouse”, and “Pandora`s Clock” which also increased the total amount of Richard Dean Anderson’s net worth. In 1997 he decided to take a break from performaning in movies and to again focus on TV shows. He took the main role in “Stargate SG-1”, a TV show based on a movie with the same title released in 1994. As Richard starred as the leading actor in this show from 1997 to 2005, it definitely helped Anderson to boost his net worth. In the period from 2005 to 2007, Anderson appeared in this show taking a recurring role, plus Anderson added income to his net worth while appearing in other productions in relation to this TV show: “Stargate: Universe”, and “Stargate: Atlantis”.

His other film credits are such as “Odd Jobs”, “Young Doctors in Love”, “In the Eyes of a Stranger”, “Past the Bleachers”, “Fairly Legal: and many others. As a TV guest, Richard Anderson has appeared in “The Joan Rivers Show”, “Donny & Marie”, “The Simpsons”, and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Kilborn among others.

Richard Dean Anderson now divides his time between residences in Los Angeles and in Minnesota. He has a daughter born in 1998. However, Anderson has never experienced marriage.

Full NameRichard Dean Anderson
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1950
Place Of BirthMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Television producer
EducationRamsey High School, St. Cloud State University, Ohio University
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenWylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
ParentsStuart Jay Anderson, Jocelyn Rhae Carter
SiblingsJames Stuart, Thomas John, Jeffrey Scott
NicknamesThe Human Action Man
NominationsAcademy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Dramatic Series, TV Land Most Uninsurable Driver Award, TV Land Greatest Gadgets Award
Movies"General Hospital", "MacGyver", "Through the Eyes of a Killer", "Firehouse", "Pandora`s Clock","Odd Jobs", "Young Doctors in Love", "In the Eyes of a Stranger", "Past the Bleachers", "Fairly Legal"
TV Shows"Stargate: Universe", "Stargate: Atlantis", "The Joan Rivers Show", "Donny & Marie", "The Simpsons", "The Late Late Show"
1Best known as the improvisitional and resourceful Angus MacGyver on MacGyver (1985)
1Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.
2They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
3We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers.
4I've also been working with the Challengers Club in the inner city of Los Angeles for 15 years now, I guess, and it's essentially an inner-city recreation club for boys and girls.
5Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.
6There's editing, and scripts to read and edit, and casting, and all the elements of production that just sort of take up the normal downtime that you would have as an actor. So there's not a lot of that for me.
7I've been working with them for a couple years and a couple of projects. Essentially Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is the chief litigator for this corporation, this Alliance, and their job is to prosecute corporate polluters of the great bodies of water in North America.
8Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it.
9You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.
10As far as the future for the Showtime episodes that have already aired, we are sold into syndication so we'll be appearing primarily on the Fox syndicated networks and then eventually the SCI FI Channel. So, we'll be around for a while.
11Being away from her is torturous and I'd much prefer to be with her. So I just try to get out of here as soon as I can. I make sure I do my job real well and fast.
12That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'
13But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food.
14So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
15Dogs are my favorite people.
16[on his MacGyver (1985) co-star Dana Elcar, who passed away in 2005] At a time when I had very little business being called an actor, he made things so easy for me. It was a learning experience that was very warm and loving for all seven years.
1Announced he is reducing his presence on Stargate SG-1 (1997) after playing the role of Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill for eight years. He will using the time away to work on other endeavors [January 2005]
2Playing Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in the TV series Stargate SG-1 (1997). [August 2004]
3Lives in Malibu, California.
4He has played the same character, Colonel/General Jack O'Neill, in three different television series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
5He was considered for the part of Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984).
6He was considered for the part of John McClane in Die Hard (1988).
7Birthday is January 23, 1950, while his TV character "Angus MacGyver"'s birthday is January 23, 1951. MacGyver's birthday can clearly be seen on his passport in episode 1-15, MacGyver: Every Time She Smiles (1986), the first episode that introduced us to "Penny Parker", who was played by Teri Hatcher.
8Reprised his role of "MacGyver" on The Simpsons (1989) in April 2006. He played himself, Richard Dean Anderson, who is desperately fanned by Patty and Selma (who have been obsessive MacGyver fans throughout The Simpsons series). Anderson disappoints the women by saying that he only did MacGyver (1985) for money and is more interested in Stargate SG-1 (1997), after which Patty and Selma kidnap him and force him to play "MacGyver" again and to escape from traps. After a while, Anderson gets so keen about actually trying to be MacGyver that he starts to harass Patty and Selma. Finally, Patty and Selma get sick of "that nut-case" and get rid of him by boring him with their holiday slide shows.
9Reprised his role of MacGyver for a Mastercard commercial. The commercial debuted during Superbowl XL (2006), nearly 14 years after the series ended.
10In 1985 was voted Sexiest Survivalist by People Magazine.
11His father, Stuart Anderson, who died in 2003, taught English, drama and humanities at a high school in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, USA.
12Has three younger brothers: Jeffrey, Thomas and James.
13Shares his birthday with Charles Correll, who directed him in 19 episodes of MacGyver (1985), MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994), four episodes of Legend (1995) and two episodes of Stargate SG-1 (1997).
14He has appeared in episodes of three different series set in Colorado, USA: Legend (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
15Has appeared in two different productions entitled "Fallout" which featured scenes at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA: Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) and the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "Fallout."
16From the time he first appeared on television in 1976 until his "retirement" in 2005, he was a regular on one series or another every year except for 1984, 1993, 1994 and 1996: General Hospital (1963) from 1976 to 1981, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) in 1982, Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983) in 1983, MacGyver (1985) from 1985 to 1992, Legend (1995) in 1995 and Stargate SG-1 (1997) from 1997 to 2005.
17Played a firefighter in two different productions: Firehouse (1997) and the Stargate SG-1 (1997) episode "The Changeling".
18At the Spacey Awards 2005, he won the Favourite Male TV Character award for his portrayal of Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill on Stargate SG-1 (1997). The other nominees were Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor of Smallville (2001), Edward James Olmos (Commander William Adama of Battlestar Galactica (2004)) and Chris Kramer (Morgan Pym of The Collector (2004)).
19Like his two most famous characters, Angus MacGyver of MacGyver (1985) and Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill of Stargate SG-1 (1997), he was raised in the Upper Midwest--Minnesota. MacGyver was born in Minnesota, Jack in Chicago, IL.
20Has appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "The Enemy Within" and "Last Stand": MacGyver (1985) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
21Has starred in two different series in which his character's main adversary (seemingly) dies multiple times: Murdoc (Michael Des Barres) in MacGyver (1985) and Apophis (Peter Williams) in Stargate SG-1 (1997).
22His Stargate SG-1 (1997) character Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill was ranked #10 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).
23Was considered for the role of Commander Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).
24Went to Alexander Ramsey High School in Roseville, Minnesota.
25Was 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 Tuesday, 14 September 2004, because of his role as star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1 (1997), 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, John P. Jumper. The last recipient of the award was James Stewart in 1987.
26Played his most famous character, Angus MacGyver, a total of 142 times: in all 139 episodes of MacGyver (1985) and in two TV-movies, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994). The only characters he has played more times are Dr. Jeff Webber in General Hospital (1963) and Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1 (1997). He briefly reprised the role in a 2006 Superbowl TV ad for Mastercard.
27Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Dan Shea: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
28His favourite TV show is The Simpsons (1989).
29Has been a regular on six different series: General Hospital (1963), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983), MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
30Has appeared in the pilots of seven different series: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982), Emerald Point N.A.S. (1983), MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995), Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009). The latter two are the only ones on which he was not a regular.
31Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Garwin Sanford: MacGyver (1985), Stargate SG-1 (1997) and Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
32Although he has never appeared on any "Star Trek" series, he has shared scenes with regulars from all five "Star Trek" series.
33Is good friends with John de Lancie (who is best known for playing the character of Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995)). They have appeared in three different series together: MacGyver (1985), Legend (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
34Along with Michael Shanks, he is one of only two actors to appear in the pilots of Stargate SG-1 (1997) and the spin-offs Stargate: Atlantis (2004) SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
35Has appeared in two different productions which featured the word "Atlantis" in the title: the TV-movie MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) and the TV series Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
36When he was 17, he rode his bike 5,641 miles from Minnesota to Alaska. He started out with some friends but travelled the last 33 days alone.
37When he was 16, Richard Dean Anderson broke both of his arms in separate accidents on the ice. He broke his left arm first, and while skating 3 weeks later he broke his right arm so badly he was in the hospital for 3 months. His elbow snapped backwards and he's still got pins in there.
38Had band called Ricky Dean and Dante during college years.
39Performed as a mime before acting in television.
40Had dreams of playing professional hockey until he broke both of his arms during separate games. He then turned to acting.
41Daughter, with Apryl A. Prose, Wylie Quinn Anderson, was born. [August 1998]
42Is on the board of directors of "Handgun Control, Inc". In the TV show MacGyver (1985), his character always refused to use guns.


Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 232013TV SeriesRichard Dean Anderson
Stargate SG-1: Unleashed2013Video GameColonel Jack O'Neill (voice)
Mercedes-Benz: MacGyver and the new Citan2012TV Mini-SeriesMacGyver
Raising Hope2011TV SeriesKeith
Fairly Legal2011TV SeriesDavid Smith
SGU Stargate Universe2009-2010TV SeriesLieutenant General Jack O'Neill
Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut2009VideoColonel Jack O'Neill
Saturday Night Live2009TV SeriesMacGyver
Stargate: Continuum2008VideoGeneral Jonathan 'Jack' O'Neill
Firehouse1997TV MovieLt. Michael Brooks
Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game1997Video GameMayor Killian Darkwater (voice)
Pandora's Clock1996TV Mini-SeriesCapt. James Holland
Legend1995TV SeriesErnest Pratt Nicodemus Legend
Past the Bleachers1995TV MovieBill Parish
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday1994TV MovieAngus MacGyver
Beyond Betrayal1994TV MovieBradley Matthews
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis1994TV MovieAngus MacGyver
Through the Eyes of a Killer1992TV MovieRay Bellano
MacGyver1985-1992TV SeriesMacGyver
In the Eyes of a Stranger1992TV MovieJack Rourke
Ordinary Heroes1986Tony Kaiser
Odd Jobs1986Spud
Emerald Point N.A.S.1983-1984TV SeriesNavy Lt. Simon Adams
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1982-1983TV SeriesAdam McFadden
Young Doctors in Love1982Drug Dealer (uncredited)
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesCarter Randall
Today's F.B.I.1981TV SeriesAndy McFey
The Facts of Life1981TV SeriesBrian Parker
General Hospital1980TV SeriesDr. Jeff Webber


Why Just One?2016Documentary executive producer
Glove2013/IIShort executive producer
Stargate SG-11997-2005TV Series executive producer - 163 episodes
Firehouse1997TV Movie executive producer
Legend1995TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday1994TV Movie executive producer
MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis1994TV Movie executive producer


MacGyverTV Series 1 episode, 1985 lyrics - 1 episode, 1988 music - 1 episode, 1988


Glove2013/IIShort thanks


FedCon XXI2012DocumentaryHimself
FedCon XX: The SciFi Experience2011DocumentaryHimself
Sci Fi Inside: Stargate SG-1 200th Episode2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
06 Spaceys2006TV SpecialHimself
The Simpsons2006TV SeriesHimself
05 Spaceys2005TV SpecialHimself
2nd Annual Spaceys2004TV SpecialHimself
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown2004TV Movie documentaryHimself / Jack O'Neill
Preview to Atlantis2004TV MovieHimself / Jack O'Neill (uncredited)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself
1st Annual Spaceys2003TV MovieHimself
Stargate: The Lowdown2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
National Geographic Explorer2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Martin Short Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Donny & Marie2000TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
Newton's Apple1997TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1996TV SeriesHimself
The Walt Disney Company and McDonald's Present the American Teacher Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
The World of Audubon 10th Anniversary Special1994TV MovieHimself - Host
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series Drama
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1992TV SeriesHimself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
1st Annual Environmental Media Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan1990-1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Joan Rivers Show1990-1991TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight1988TV SeriesHimself / MacGyver
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 2th Annual Stuntman Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XVI1984TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1982-1984TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Just Men!1983TV SeriesHimself
Family Feud1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016-2017TV SeriesHimself
MythBusters2008TV Series documentaryMacGyver
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday2005TV Movie documentaryJack O'Neill
Sci Fi Lowdown: Behind the Stargate - Secrets Revealed2005TV Movie documentaryHimself / Jack O'Neill
Stargate SG-12003-2004TV SeriesColonel Jack O'Neill
Inventing Grace, Touching Glory2003DocumentaryHimself
The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen1988TV Movie documentary

Won Awards

1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorStargate SG-1 (1997)

Nominated Awards

2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsGreatest Gear or Admirable ApparatusMacGyver (1985)
2005Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionStargate SG-1 (1997)
2005TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsMost Uninsurable DriverMacGyver (1985)
2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor in a Television SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor in a Television SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
2002Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor in a Television SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actor on TelevisionStargate SG-1 (1997)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorStargate SG-1 (1997)
2000GeminiGemini AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesStargate SG-1 (1997)
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV ActorStargate SG-1 (1997)

3rd Place Awards

1989Bravo Otto GermanyBravo OttoBest Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Known for movies

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