From Your Fans Around the World
January 23, 2003


Wishing you the most wonderful of birthdays and the happiest of times in the coming year. Thank you for the inspiration that you provide and the smiles that you conjure on faces around the world. Have a wonderful birthday, with many more to come! HUGS!

PS - I'd sing, but not even an ocean and the majority of a continental land mass would make it bearable!


Hey Rick!!! Have a very Happy day, with lotsa smiles and cheer, coz let's face it, this is the only time of year we can ever do what we want!!!! Anyways, have a great day!!!!

Smiles and hugz,

Dizzygirl xxxx
High Wycombe, England

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. And a big thanks for giving as another year of SG-1 which I am looking forward to with much anticipation. I guess my favorite thing is watching SG-1 and watching and listening for innuendos that are thrown in. I have caught most of them. Again thanks for giving us another year.


Hey Richard Dean Anderson, I just wanted to wish you a happy B-day and to tell you that you have to be the sexiest guy in your age group (not that that is old or anything). My friends even tease me for having this big crush on you. Well anyways, have a very happy birthday from your Canadian friend.

Ontario, Canada

Hi Rick, I'm here simply to wish you a very Happy Birthday, and to thank you for being a big part of our lives. Some of us have never met, or will never meet you, and yet we all, your fans that is, be it through MacGyver, Legend, or SG-1, feel as though you are a part of our lives... Have a great day and years to follow... Hugs,


I have always appreciated your acting.... and then being a SCIFI nut, and you having my Father's Name and Rank... Well, my Father passed away and my 6 yr old SG-1 fan says, "Dad, is that my Grand-Father... Col. Jack O'Neill?"... Whatcha want to say, You're our Hero! Keep SG-1 on top Richard...


David and Austin O'Neill
Eunice, Louisiana, USA

Dear Rick Anderson,

Congratulations on your birthday and on your life. I cannot adequately express the amount of pleasure I have gained from watching you perform and from realising how much you care about our world and the people and animals in it. The thing is I never think you are acting as you always 'become' that person you are portraying! Thanks for Mac, Ernest and Jack and thanks for all those moments I've loved so much. In Blind Faith when you speak to Pete so gently to get him to tell you about the glaucoma. In Meridian when Daniel is saying goodbye - I cry every time no matter how many times I watch it! And in Abyss all those wonderful moments talking to and confronting Daniel. Your beautiful expressive face leaves no need for words. Bless you and your beautiful daughter Wylie. I have two 4 year old granddaughters and know the depth of love that you feel. I admire you so very much. Happy Birthday and may there be many, many more.

Much love,

Maureen Middleton

Dear Rick,

Congratulations on your 53rd birthday!! I wish you luck, health and joy for the future!

Last year I sent you a birthday message too. It was the longest of the Austrian letters that you got on your birthday site. Possibly you remember that I told you how much I admire you and that in my opinion you are the greatest actor of all! However, you can read all these things in the former letter - of course I still love you (and your characters - especially MacGyver and Jack O'Neill) as much as I have done the last 8 (!) years!

This year I want to tell you how glad I am about the fact that there will be a 7th season of Stargate SG-1 and about your decision to play the role of Jack O'Neill for one more year! Thank you so much!! I understand that this decision must have been very hard to make because you don't have much time for your family while you are working on Stargate. Nevertheless I'm sure that you know how to handle this situation: If anyone can do - it's you!!!

I'm really happy! It's very important for me to know that I will be able to watch another season of Stargate and - which is much more important - to see you on TV in a current show. Over here in Austria it's not possible to watch e.g. your commercial for MinutePass or other projects you take part in. The only possibility to see you is Stargate - so you might understand why I'm so glad about your decision! Thanks!! I hope you won't retire soon so that I can enjoy your great acting also during the next few years. I appreciate your work!!!!

You are a great actor and there is something I especially enjoy: The "little things" I've noticed in your roles: I love it when you pull up an eyebrow (or even both) to show e.g. astonishment or doubt. I also like your kind of gesticulation and the way you hold one hand against your face to lean your head on while you are sitting at a table. Several other (facial) expressions are cool too. Of course I also love the way you are talking and your kind of humor. It's really cool and always makes me laugh! The positive attitude to life that you give in your roles is also very important to me!

I'd like you to know that some of your favorite things - e.g. skiing, ice-skating, taking photos and the Simpsons - are my favorite things too!! I love to ski and to ice-skate, but unfortunately I haven't had the possibility to play ice-hockey yet.

I read about the plans of a new show called "Young MacGyver". It would be super if you played the original Angus MacGyver in at least some of the episodes. I think that all your fans would love this! I "got to know" you as MacGyver and therefore I'd really like to see you in this role again after so many years. This could be fantastic - please think about it!!

As you already know I really admire your work as an actor! But I also love the way you care about nature and other people!!! Although you are very busy you don't forget about these things! It's great that you support different projects and organisations to save nature and to help people! You (as MacGyver) gave me the opinion that it's very important to be helpful and to respect other people's attitudes.

Thank you so much - just for everything! You probably can't imagine how much you helped me to become a better person. Maybe many people tell you similar things... but in my case it's really true: Watching MacGyver made me stronger and more self confident! But this is only one reason why I love you so much. You are great!!!

To form this birthday site for you is a very nice idea. I'm pleased that I got to know about this project because it's a great possibility to send you a personal message that you are really going to read yourself! Unfortunately you don't have an e-mail-address to which your fans could send messages. Therefore the birthday site is the only way to contact you personally!!

You know some German, don't you? So I hope that you will understand the following: Ich wuensche dir von ganzem Herzen alles Gute zum 53. Geburtstag! Viel Glueck und Erfolg für die Zukunft! Alles Liebe auch an Wylie und Apryl!


Nicole Fenz
Austria, Europe

Dear Rick,

Congratulations on your 53rd Birthday! I wish you all the best in the world and may all your wishes come true! You've been my idol for years, not only because you're a great actor, it's more because of your human qualities.

(I always wished to have a father like you. Wylie is a very lucky girl!!! I'm sure you're the best dad in the world!)

Stay the same!




Dear Richard,

I've really enjoyed watching you through the years. My oldest daughter is expecting my first grandchild on January 28, 2003. I think she'll be a little early. I'm hoping about 5 days early so she'll have it on your birthday. You've been my favorite actor for years and I can't wait for the new Stargate shows to start up again. (As long as my VCR keeps working, so I don't miss anything.) I hope you have a great birthday and a wonderful life. Take care of yourself and your family.

Carol Almond
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Dear Rick,

I wish you the best to your 53rd birthday!!! I am a very big (very very very very very very very big ) Fan of you since I watched Stargate for the first time!!! I wish you just the best and hope one can see you at TV for a very long time.


Conny aka Kathy O'Neill

Tous mes voeux de bonheur pour cette nouvelle année
et de réussite professionnelle.


I would like to wish you a very happy birthday, you seem to be getting younger and lovelier each year

Thank you for giving us here in England a programme to be proud of, Stargate SG-1 is the best and you are my hero. I hope you and your family had a great Xmas, all the best for 2003. Have a great birthday once again.

Love you loads xxxxxxxxxxxx

Jackie Heighway
Manchester, England


Happy Birthday! I pray you have a great day and that there are many more to come! Thank you for giving us Stargate SG-1 - it's a really great show.

Brisbane, Australia

I wish you a very happy 53rd birthday and a nice time with your family.

I like your humor and your twinkle in your eyes when you play Jack O'Neill in Stargate.

I also thank you for another season of Stargate, because I know you want to spend more time with your family.

Lots of love,

Nancy Dooren
Enschede, The Netherlands

Happy Birthday!
I think you are the best of the world.
I wish you a nice time with your Family.

The film MacGyver is cool.
I have seen all film from MacGyver.


Hi Rick,

Just wanted to wish you the best birthday ever. Have a good one and I hope many, many more!! I also just want to say thank you so much to agreeing to do another season of Stargate SG-1. I only discovered it about a year and a half ago and I couldn't bear to think that it was going to end so soon and now it isn't! I have to admit I'd never heard of you until I watched SG-1 but it's you that makes it what it is and I am so totally hooked now!! I love your sense of humour that shines through in the character you play, and of course your gorgeous sparkly eyes! Keep well and try not to do any more damage to your poor knees!!!

All the best,

Debbie Stanley
Cheshire, England

Dear Richard,

I have been a big fan since your General Hospital days. Now my 10 year old daughter watches all the MacGyver reruns and has your photos hanging on her wall. My son and I watch Stargate together every week and he looks forward to the new season. Thank you for all the years that you have been keeping us entertained. Have a happy and healthy birthday. I hope you get to spend it skiing with your family. As I write this my husband is readjusting everyone's bindings for the big New Year's ski trip. Happy Birthday!


Angela Abrams
BayShore, Long Island, New York

Happy Birthday, Rick,

Thanks for putting off that retirement to give us a Season 7 of Jack O'Neill, a character that you have brought to life with your unique talents.

Thanks also for using your celebrity for environmental causes. Though Wylie may be too young to understand now, you are creating a legacy that she, and all other children, will benefit from now and in the future. As a lover of the outdoors and the Earth's irreplaceable wild places, thank you for shedding light on the need to care for the planet.

Have a great birthday and a spectacular year,


Greetings Rick,

Happy Birthday and many, many thanks to you!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the sacrifices you have made throughout your career to bring us the quality of work in front of the camera and off. I have been a big fan since the MacGyver days, and my fondness for you increases each time with everything you do. Whether it has to do with your enviromental issues or just showing your kindness to any person you encounter, you are a true example of the human spirit. I met you once way back during your hockey charity games you played. (By the way I am a big fan of hockey. GO KINGS!) Well anyways, I was very impressed by the way you took the time to talk to me and have a photo taken. You have helped me through some of the hardest times in my life whether it was a bad day at the animal hospital I work at or just needing a little smile for the day. But, my worst day came when I lost my best friend on September 11th. He was a firefighter with the FDNY, who lost his life at the World Trade Center. All my family and friends were in NY and I could not get there to be with them (I am from NY). So, your work got me through it, even though there will always be an emptiness in my heart for my friend, I heal more each day. You are truly an exceptional man. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Victoria Muckey
Valencia, California

Here's hoping it's your best birthday yet!!
You mean so much to so many people. My birthday wish for you is that you have happiness, peace and prosperity... in life and love. You have given me courage as a young adult, inspiration during the times I couldn't see where I was going and a sense of belonging and understanding when I needed it most. May you always stay young... may you always dream... may you always dance.

Party on!

Jeanette Price
Missouri, USA

Hello Richard

I just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and to say that watching you on the screen in whatever role is enjoyable and exciting.

So Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoy yourself.

Rachel Wright
Plymouth, United Kingdom, England

Hi Rick,
Have a happy birthday.
I wish you all the best!
You are my hero.

Finland, currently NYC

Happy Birthday Richard!! I can't tell you how much I admire you. You are an amazing actor, especially as Jack O Neill. I am involved in many animal welfare organisations to combat cruelty. It's great to know that you feel similarly about animal cruelty. You are modest, caring, humorous and intelligent and one in a million.

I'm planning to visit the Stargate Studios so if you hear of an Irish girl wanting to get in, please let her!!!

"Heal The Past, Live The Present, Dream The Future."

Take Care,


Debbie Casey
Dublin, Ireland


Happy Birthday! Greetings from Munich!

You are a great actor and a wonderful person! Go on! Never stop being yourself! SG-1 is the best show I've ever seen! Have a wonderful day, take care and have heaps of fun!

With many regards,


Happy birthday! I think that you're the best and I like your movies very much. Please, if you can, then write me.


All, best, and many, many, many regards from Germany to you.
You are a wonderful person and a great actor.
I have been a big fan since your General Hospital days.
Have a wonderful day.

I love you!!!
Many, many kisses.



Dear Mr. Anderson, dear Rick,

I wish you all the best to your birthday, a lot of happiness and success and satisfaction in everything you do, lots of love, lots of joy with your little daughter and firm health (and firm knees. )

As a fan of MacGyver I didn't believe that we could get anything better. But we got. Your Jack O’Neill is a wonderful character and I like to believe it's your personal input of humor, kindness - and the fact you become more handsome and distinguished with every passing year - that makes him so attractive and exceptional. I was happy to read that your consent to the 7th season was not pure sacrifice from your part. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for giving your fans another year of Jack.

Have a nice birthday!


Lenka Novotna
Prague, Czech Republic

Happy Birthday

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Hello from the Northeastern US. I was so pleased to be able to be a part of this year's birthday wishes to you.

I've been a fan of yours since the early years of MacGyver. As a teen it was a highlight of my week. Even then I could appreciate the moral/enviromental messages fostered by the writers and yourself, it was exceptional television.

Stargate is also one of my all time favorites. Thank you so much for bringing to life a character who is multifaceted and enjoyable to watch.

In my humble opinion I think your acting has gotten better with time and kudos to you for going with the natural look. Your gray hair has only added to your appearance, truly more handsome and distinguished.

I hope your birthday is filled with wonderful memories. As a parent of two little girls a touch older than Wylie I can empathize with the joys and trials of being a parent. I have to admit to being pleased and excited at the news that you would be returning for a seventh and final season of Gate. I hope it doesn't take away from your enjoyment of your daughter, as I am sure you realize, they are only young once.

May 2003 bring you love, prosperity and ultimately fullfillment.

My most sincere regards,

Michelle Willard
Vermont, USA

It's great to hear that you have accepted another season with Stargate. I know my friends and family enjoy your character and the show. As someone else on the Internet wrote, "...why end the show when they're (characters and staff) now really getting into their groove?" Happy Birthday!

Tim Barbas
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Happy Birthday!! God blessed you with talent, humanity, and a good heart. And a little girl to teach humanity, good heart & to care & help earth & all its people as one! You have much to give ---- and much to share.

Many more wonderful birthdays to come!!!

With God's blessings of good health for all!

Williamsport, PA

Dear Richard,

You are a great actor and a wonderful human being. Thank you for every great performance you have given us! Enjoy Wylie's growing up time, especially now. My two daughters have turned into the most incredible young women and it seems like it happened overnight!

Hope you have many more years of skiing, hockey, river rafting and acting ahead of you. It would be great to see some of your photographs from your journeys in book form some day!

Here are some of your favorite things!

Southern Nevada, USA

May God bless you with the best birthday and the rest of the year along with your lovely daughter. Can't believe she has grown so much. Take Care.

Lakeland, Florida

Dear Richard,

May you have a wonderful birthday celebration. May your wildest dreams be fulfilled and may you experience endless Love, Light and Laughter!!

Danie Malan
Randburg, South Africa

Happy Birthday and Good Luck with the completion of the series!

The Netherlands

Hi Rick,

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Take care and have tons of fun.
I would sing but everyone is at my house right now for New Years!
I think I would look crazy singing to my computer monitor!
Keep Smiling!

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Clears throat*

Happy birthday, to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Ri-ick!
Happy Birthday toooo yoooooooou!!!!!!


Hope your birthday is wonderful and filled with everyone and everything that will make your day bright.

Much love,

Cathey Chapman
Atlanta, Georgia USA


At this time my family and I would like to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! The 3 of us have enjoyed watching all of your shows tremendously and we look forward to many more hours of pleasure watching them.


Karry, Tinsel and Jackie Dukes
Memphis, TN