Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson!

Dear Mr. Anderson,

There's so much I want to say, but I'm not sure how to say it... Ever since I was little I've always wanted to send you letters, but I was never sure you would be the one to read them, so I never sent them. Now that I know you'll be reading this, I don't know where to start. I would like to thank you, though, for being such a wonderful role model; not just as MacGyver, or Legend, or O'Neill, but as you. You've touched more lives than you know and inspired people in so many different ways, as evidenced by this web page. You are definitely someone we can all look up to and admire. Have a wonderful birthday; here's to fifty more!

~ Mandy B =)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PS - I'd also like to thank you for introducing me to the fantastic sport of hockey!

Happy Birthday Richard

Kate Hanley
Boston, MA

Best wishes on your first half-century. May the next 50 years provide you with many more excitements, joys, and wonders.

Pat Gonzales

You say you've lived a dog's life,
hopped a freight or two.
Things many only dreamt of doing,
you've managed to bring true.
Treasure to family and friends,
joy to fans, in everything you do.
Today we take time to celebrate,
the world's a better place because of you.

A very happy 50th Birthday Rick!

Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday, RDA. Thanks for over twenty years of entertainment. I hope to continue to be entertained by you for at least another twenty years.

Becca in Utah

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I wanted to take the time to write this message to tell you how much you mean to me and many others. Since I can't speak for the others, I will only tell you about how you have made a big impact on my life. Some of these things might sound redundant, but I have to tell you.

I look up to you as my role model. In so many ways you have made my life better. Through watching the characters you play, especially MacGyver, you have inspired me to do many things. Just watching "MacGyver" makes me hunger for problems to solve. Every time a problem presents itself, I can't help but think of what he would do. Also, seeing MacGyver go on so many adventures all over the world and help so many people has made me yearn to be along side him on them, or to go on some of my own. Of course, I look up to you, the person, as well.

As do a great many more people, I love you very much, and thank you for being my role model. I just had to tell you how much you mean to me.

Happy 50th birthday! I hope you have a nice one, spending it with your lovely family. I hope you continue to keep me interested in the shows you star in and have a wonderful time doing it! Please just know that we all love you out here, especially me, even though you haven't met us.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a wonderful birthday!

Your adoring fan,
Sarah K. Roberts :)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
E-mail: sarahroberts84@webtv.net

Congratulations on making the first step towards becoming the 50th race. Happy birthday and hope for many more to come!



I know you will be getting a lot of cute messages wishing you a Happy Birthday, so I will just keep it simple and say "Have a great Day."

Judi Ramsey

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I grew up with "MacGyver" -- dubbed in German, since I was living in Germany at the time. I loved the show then, as I do now, for its creativity, its rugged outdoorsy hero, and most of all for Mac's (relative) non-violence, his loyalty to his friends, and his dedication to helping others. So when I first saw you on "Stargate SG-1", I was thrilled.

I have to keep reminding myself that TV characters are not necessarily representative of the actors who play them, and that Richard Dean Anderson may be very different from Col. O'Neill or Mac. But from what I have heard and seen, you, like your characters, are someone who is very dedicated to helping others.

I am planning to enter the field of public interest law, where people such as yourself are extremely important in providing role models to those who may one day aspire to follow in your (or your characters') footsteps and have a positive effect on people's lives. You certainly had a part in inspiring me.

I am glad that I can take this opportunity to wish you every happiness on your 50th birthday and beyond, and to thank you for your wonderful work, of which I continue to be an avid fan.

Happy Birthday!!!

Yours sincerely,
Sasha S. Philip

Vienna, Austria/New Orleans, LA

23 January 2000 is your special day.

Over the years you have given so much joy and happiness to so many people through your work, both on and off screen. Now it's our turn to let you know how much we love and appreciate everything you've done.

I may not have been a fan right from the start but since discovering your wonderful talent and the special gift you possess of reaching out and touching peoples lives, often without even realising you're doing it, my admiration for you has grown day by day.

You have taught us that life is something to enjoy and, thanks to you, I now have many new e-mail friends, both here in the UK and across the world.

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us over the years, the wonderful characters you've given us, I love them all for so many reasons, each one is a different part of you and that is why they are all so special.

Linda in the UK

Wishing you much happiness and success on your 50th birthday. The saying is true that you're not getting older but better and the best part of your life is ahead of you - I looked forward to turning 50 and life has gotten better each year. My best to you always.

Sally Dodge
St. James, Missouri, by way of Washington, DC

I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday. May you continue to enjoy good health and continued success in everything you do!

A fan and friend always,
Miss Beverly Cranford
Thomasville, N.C. USA

Hi Richard,

I am French and I am a fan of MacGyver and Stargate SG1. You and the series MacGyver have made the difference in many aspects of my life and I wanted to thank you with this little message. Since three years I realize a thesis in chemistry of the environment (you see the influence of MacGyver) and January 28th it's the big day: the defense of my thesis. Being with me in spirit for a few seconds this day, it will help me. Thanks in advance.

I wish you a Happy Birthday.


Dear Mr. Anderson,

From Holland and Finland we would like to wish you a very happy birthday. Many happy years to come in good health to you and your family. We love Stargate SG-1 and hopefully there will be many great episodes coming!

On our page we would like to share our story with you. The way we met is quite special and frankly (without knowing) you had a lot to do with it! You were actually the one who brought us together! Getting curious? Please click here to find out how you influenced our lives!

Iona and Mika
Holland and Finland

Happy birthday, Mr. Anderson!

From Susanne,

Happy B-Day from a fellow Minnesotan! I love watching all of your MacGyver episodes. Best wishes always to you and your loved ones.

Peace, Health, and Happiness,

Blair Nicole
Rochester, MN, USA

Dear Mr. Anderson

Have a very happy birthday and here is a wish for many many more. May you enjoy your days in peace and happiness. Thank you for all you have given to the countless fans in countless countries all around the world.

Best wishes,
Stefanie Svoboda,
Kearney, NE, USA

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