Richard Dean Anderson, Best Known Angus MacGyver!

Richard Dean Anderson is an American actor and television producer. He was born on January 23, 1950, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He is best known for his role as Angus MacGyver in the television series “MacGyver,” which aired from 1985 to 1992.

Anderson began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in several television shows and films, but it was his role as Angus MacGyver in the popular series “MacGyver” that brought him widespread fame and success. The show followed the adventures of MacGyver, a resourceful secret agent who used his knowledge of science and engineering to solve problems and save lives.

After “MacGyver” ended its run, Anderson continued to act in a variety of television shows and films. He has also been involved in the production side of the industry, serving as an executive producer on several television shows.

In addition to his acting career, Anderson is also known for his philanthropy and activism. He is an active supporter of various environmental and humanitarian causes and has been involved in several charitable organizations throughout his career.

Richard Dean Anderson

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Real Name/Full NameRichard Dean Anderson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name:Richard Dean Anderso; Rick
Birth Place:Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S
Date Of Birth/Birthday:23 January 1950
Age/How Old:72 years old
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight:In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
Eye Color:Dark Brown
Hair Color:Grey
Parents Name:Father – Stuart Jay Anderson
Mother – Jocelyn Rhea Carter
Siblings:3 (James Stuart, Jeffrey Scott, Thomas John)
School:Alexander Ramsey High School
College:St. Cloud State University; Ohio University
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Single
Wife/Spouse Name:N/A
Kids/Children Name:Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson
Profession:Actor, Producer
Net Worth:$35 million
Last Updated:January 2023

Richard Dean Anderson Aka RDA is an American actor, Producer who became internationally famous for his role in the television series named MacGyver. He has also acted and produced another favorite TV series called Stargate SG-1.

Well, how well do you know about Richard Dean Anderson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Richard Dean Anderson’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography, and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Richard Dean Anderson to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Richard is Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S. His father, Stuart Jay Anderson, was a teacher by profession, while his mother, Jocelyn Rhar Carter, was an artist. In an interview, he stated that he thinks his artistic side came from his mother. He grew up with three younger brothers named Thomas John, James Stuart, and Jeffrey Scott. His family relocated to Roseville, Minnesota, when he was a child. After dropping out of college, he relocated to North Hollywood.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

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So, how old is Richard Dean Anderson in 2023, and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Dean Anderson’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 25th January 2023 having been born on 23 January 1950. Though he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187lbs in pounds and 85kg in Kilograms.


Richard started his schooling by attending Alexander Ramsey High School. In his teenage years, he opted to become a hockey player. But he had to stop playing after breaking both his arms. For a short time period in school, he played Jazz Music. However, he then grew interested in Art and Acting.

Richard continued his higher studies by enrolling himself in St. Cloud State University. He studies acting courses there. He then went to Ohio University. But he didn’t finish his graduation course. He stopped attending college because he felt unfit there.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Till now, Richard has dated more than ten women. But he never married. In 1976, he dated Georganne LaPierre for one year. From 1983 to 1986, he dated Sela Ward. In 1988 he dated Marlee Matlin for a short time period. In 1991, he started dating Teri Hatcher. The couple broke up two years later. In 1992, he dated Katarina Witt. Next year he dated Lisa Marie. He dated Lara Flynn Boyle for one year in 1995. He dated Apryl A. Prose in 1996.

His only daughter with his then-girlfriend Apryl named Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson was born in 1998. Apryl and Richard broke up in 2003.

Professional Career

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Anderson debuted in the soap opera named General Hospital in 1976. He played the character of Dr. Webber till 1981. In 1982 he appeared in the TV series Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, produced by the C.B.S. network. He then kept acting in various TV series like Emerald Point N.A.S., Ordinary Heroes, etc.

From 1985 to 1992, he played the lead role in the acclaimed tv series named MacGyver. His acting skill was widely praised there. From 1997 to 2005, he played another lead role in the tv series Stargate SG-1 which became a huge hit. He got an honorary Air Force Award for his role.

From 1997 to 2007, Richard has produced every episode of Stargate SG-1 except 2006. He established his own Film Corporation Company. Richard was also an executive producer of another tv series named MacGyver. He composed a song for that series. Besides acting and producing, he is an active social worker. Richard has donated to several environmental causes.


In 1989, he was nominated for BRAVO OTTO Awards, but he didn’t win. Two years later, he won Environmental Media Awards, USA. In 1998, he was nominated for the Saturn Award. Next year he won a Saturn Award in the Best Genre TV Actor category. Till now, he has been nominated for a Saturn Award eight times and has won one time. In 2000, he was nominated for the prestigious Gemini Award, but he didn’t win. In 2005 and 2007, he was nominated for TV Land Awards for his role in MacGyver, but both times he didn’t make it.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Anderson in 2023

Richard Dean Anderson’s Net Worth

As of 2023, it has been revealed that though he donates regularly, Richard still has an estimated net worth of around $35 million which he has earned through his long successful acting career. He is very much successful as a producer. He also has his own film corporation.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Richard used to work as a whale handler.
  • He used to juggle and sing on the street to make a living.

Richard Dean Anderson is an inspiration to any aspiring artist. He has changed thousands of lives through his donation. Now, He currently lives in Los Angeles and Canada with his daughter and pet dogs.

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