From Your Fans Around the World
January 23, 2003

Dear Richard,

I’d like to wish you a very happy birthday. I do hope you'll have a wonderful day and that the future will bring you as much happiness as you have brought us.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you for being the inspiration you are, for all the years of entertainment and fun you brought to us, as well as your continuous work concerning environmental issues. I appreciate it a lot!

Over the years you brought so many characters alive with your unique sense of humour and your superb dramatic abilities. SG-1's Abyss was a prime example for your acting abilities, the subtle changes in Jack throughout his ordeal and the looks of absolute despair to the flickers of hope toward the end.... you did a fantastic job with that!

May you one day realize how many lives you’ve affected,


Happiest of Birthdays Rick. Like fine wine you get sweeter with age. I want to thank you for being such an inspiration and motivation to me. Your acting abilities, your sense of humor and wit and your caring attitude have instilled in me a need to be a better person. I want to be all I can, do all I can, see all I can, love all I can, live all I can and help all I can because of you. In the words of a popular song. "Did I ever tell you you're my hero, you're everything I wished I could be, I can fly higher than an eagle, Cause you are the wind beneath my wings." Thank you for Seasons 1 to 6. And season 7. And I am hoping you guys will break the X-Files record and go for 10 years. We'll be here if you do. Now my one dream is to meet you... Make my dream come true. Look me up. Let's do dinner...

Forever and always

Betty aka Stargatersg1
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Un joyeux anniversaire à Monsieur Richard Dean Anderson!
Qu'il puisse continuer à nous apporter rêve et humour!
Encore une fois joyeux anniversaire!

Guillaume Thouvenin

Hi Rick

Hope you had a nice Christmas and hope you have an amazing Birthday! Thank You for being my inspiration.

All My Love

Laura Birkin

I want to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I enjoy watching you in "MacGyver" and "Stargate SG-1"! May all your wishes and dreams come true! You will always be known as "Col. O'Neill" to me!

Natalie Bryant
Mesa, Arizona, USA


Happy birthday, and many happy returns!!! May you have a wonderful 53rd birthday, have a delicious cake and ice cream, many gifts and good wishes, a day with family and friends, and some quiet time with Wylie, doing something that you both enjoy! Thanks so much for your gift to us of MacGyver, Legend, SG-1, and all those great guest starring moments on Jay Leno, Letterman, and Conan O'Brien! Hope you can come back on late night TV, and leave us with many memories and laughs!!

Wendy King
New Orleans, LA

Rick, I would like to wish you all the best on your birthday.
You get sexier every year.


Liverpool, England

Happy Birthday Richard!!!!

May you have a safe & happy one. How is your Daughter doing & as well as your bad knee? I'm a Mother of 3 & would love to be a Pen-Pal if at all possible. By E-Mail of course, if possible. Your Birthday is just before mine. I'm on the 24th of January So... have you gone skiing yet? I tried to ski once & I did lousy at it. Hope you had a Merry Christmas with your Daughter!! She sure is cute. Well, you take care Richard & God bless you!!!!


Bonita Mentzer

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Richard Dean.
I hope you enjoy your Birthday.
So Happy Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson!

Patricia Jean

Mr. Anderson,

Hello? My name is Catherine Kim.
I hope you have a great day on your birthday with your family.
Thank you for your great performance through the Stargate.

Please take care of yourself always!
Stay cool and watch your step always!

Love you always!

Catherine Kim
Virginia, U.S.A.

Hi Rick,

Wishing you a great birthday from the deep south! Thanks for sharing your talent, wit and especially those good looks with us over the past years. You bring a smile to my face with each performance.

Hope to see you for many years to come. Take care.

Love ya,


Dear Mr. Anderson

Have a very Happy Birthday and welcome back for a seventh season of Stargate SG-1. Looking forward to seeing you as Action Jack O'Neill again. Thanks for much enjoyment.

Debi Cole
San Antonio, Texas

G'Day Richard Dean Anderson,

I am a Huge fan of yours and have been since you were in MacGyver. So I thought I'd Wish you a happy birthday, I Hope you have an enjoyable day with your Family. I am also a fan of Stargate and am glad to see you are returning to the show to do a seventh season. .


Well Cya Later and Have a Very Happy Birthday, Lots of Love, Your No. 1 Fan,

Melissa or Aussie Mel
Gloucester, Australia

Happy Birthday to a very special guy,
You inspire us with your work, make us laugh, make us cry.
Thanks for sharing with us your gifts and your talent,
You'll never know how much your contribution has meant.

So have a great day, celebrate in style,
Take time to reflect, but only for a while.
Remember all the things you've accomplished in your time here,
Happy Birthday - have a great year!

Hey Rick,
Hope you have a great birthday. Come and visit us in Australia sometime!


Shelby Schofield
Canberra, Australia

Hi Rick, have a very happy birthday, hope you have a great day. Thank you for bringing us the wonderful Jack O'Neill and Stargate SG-1. I have made so many friends because of Stargate, friends which have become my family.

Have a wonderful day, you certainly deserve it.

Love and best wishes,

Amanda Hawthorn

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Wow, what can I say? I can remember watching you in MacGyver and having one of my first crushes on that wonderful and inventive character. Now I've gotten to see you in the show Stargate and once again I find that your charm and wit shines through always making me smile! I hope you have an incredible birthday and look forward to many many more!

Martin aka BrinX


Just wanna say thank you for coming back to do SG-1 for another Season! You have given us so much pleasure throughout your career with so many great moments in your various shows and movies.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope you have the greatest day ever! You deserve it! Have a few drinks on me!


Wech Jack O'Neill Happy Birthday Richard


Gisors, France

Dear SG-1 Friend,
Your work in Stargate SG-1 is very very good!!!
I hope O'Neill stay a long time in Stargate SG-1!
Happy birthday to you!
(I'm so happy to see Stargate SG-1 show on my TV!)

Pascal Pocher

Hello, May I wish you a very happy birthday and let you know I am a very big fan of SG-1. I have seen every episode, and can't wait to see the final episodes of season 6.

And it is great to hear that SG-1 will be continuing for another year.

Many happy returns.

Lots of love from

Maria Haug xxxxx
County Durham, England

Wishing you a very happy birthday.

With thanks for the years of entertainment that you have given us, and looking forward to a great seventh year of Stargate.

Cape Town, South Africa

Happy birthday Richard!
And thanks for doing another season at Stargate!
I am such a big fan of MacGyver and Stargate especially MacGyver!
So thanks for all the wonderful episodes and memories!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday.
And I give my best wishes to you and your fammily for the future!

Best wishes,

Daniel Vasset Haugsbø
Volda, Norway

Hey Rick,

Just want to wish you a very happy birthday. I hope you have a great day, I'm sure you will. Also I would like to say thank you for agreeing to do another year of Stargate. I'm sure it must have been a very tough decision we are very grateful.

Wales, UK

Hey Rick,

Wish you a very happy birthday and have a wonderful day with your family. I'm a great fan of MacGyver and Stargate. Thanks for all these wonderful episodes.


Dresden, Germany

Hey Rick,

First things first... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thank you so much for all the work you've put in over the years to bring us people like Jack O'Neill. No matter how bad my day's been, you always make me smile.

Have a great day, on your birthday, and everyday.

Love and respect,

Jackie xx
Suffolk, England

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday
to the wonderful FATHER, in the world!!!!

Dear Richard,

A simplicidade do universo de uma CHILD faz muita falta em nossos dias, em nossos corações. A ambição e o egoísmo acabam sempre se tornando maiores. Por isso, de vez em quando, quase sempre, precisamos ficar mais próximo do único sentimento que realmente vale a pena: The innocent LOVE of a CHILD, e com certeza todos nós viveremos mais felizes e de bem com a vida.....

RDA and Wylie

Querido Richard,

Primeiramente PARABÉNS pelo seu aniversário!! Desejo do fundo do coração um ótimo dia para você e sua família, não só na data de 23/01/03, como também todos os dias do ano.

Começei a acompanhar a sua carreira de ator, quando eu tinha 13 anos (1986), quando você fazia o Macgyver. Após o término da minisérie em 1992, nunca mais eu tinha visto você na televisão ou em revistas (aqui no Brasil ainda não está sendo transmitido o seu atual trabalho Stargate...). Somente através da internet,conseguir encontrar o seu web site e saber mais a seu respeito. Fiquei muito feliz em saber que você tem uma filhinha linda...(ela se parece muito com você...). Venha um dia conhecer o meu País, que apesar das diferenças sociais e de não possuir "neve"..., tem muitos lugares bonitos (Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, São Paulo...), uma grande floresta (Amazônia), muitas praias, muito sol, comidas variadas e um povo bastante acolhedor, que recebe gente de todos os países do mundo, de todas as religiões, de todas as classes sociais, com muito amor e carinho.


This picture says everything....
I wish that GOD protect you and your family forever.



São Paulo, Brazil

Hi, Rick!

Congratulations and all the best to your birthday and the new year of your life!!!

I'd like to tell you, that my whole family is a big fan of you. My son (10 years) and my daughter (7 years) are more the MacGyver fans, while my husband and me have a thing about Stargate SG-1. So we're absolutely happy, that there'll be a seventh season of it!

Thank you for bringing so much joy and entertainment into our living room!!! We like your sense of humour, 'cause it's almost the same, we've got. So I often knew, what you're gonna say in the episodes.

By the way, my husband would like to share a beer with you, (so, if you ever come to Germany?!). I guess that would be fun, because his English maybe isn't any better than your German!

Excuse my English too, 'cause I'm a bit out of practice.

Please stay as you are - you're great!!!



Hi Rick!
I'm a big fan of you, thanks for 7 season!
Zorionak (Happy Birthday) from Basque country!!


Dear Sir Richard Dean Anderson

I hope that you thoroughly enjoy your day doing what pleases you most. Thanks for so many years of pleasurable entertainment I hope that there are many more. Thanks for signing on for season 7 you have made many people's 2003 worth living.

All the best in everything you do in the future. I hope that you succeed in all further dreams.

From one of your many fans,

Tina C. Philpot
Great Britian


Happy 39th!

Here's wishing you joy and peace on your special day! May you be surrounded by friends and family.... and don't forget to do something special for yourself! Perhaps some ice fishing? As a fan of Stargate, I can't tell you how much I appreciate the Minnesota humor you manage to slip into the show. My favorite is the scene with you fishing and Teal'c swatting mosquitoes in disgust... had me rolling on the floor with that one don't cha know. I wish you continued success with all your ventures and thank you for all the great entertainment you have given us... one hour at a time. Peace!

Kevin S.
Minneapolis, MN

Happy b'day Rick!

Keep up the good work on Stargate, can't wait for season 7 (c'mon season 8, 9 and 10!) Wow, look at this smiley ---> lol

Anyway, have a great day, and tell Mr Nemec on behalf of the corin_fans yahoo group and my friends 'the birmingham gaters' he's doing a great job and to keep wearing those lovely tight t-shirts... in fact, that goes for all of you (except Sam, of course, lol)

Gate on!

Felicity (aka thor_fh to many gaters)
Birmingham, England

Greetings from Ireland

Happy B'day. Hope it's a good one. I love the way you throw Simpsons into Stargate. It's been the only programme I've ever watched, every episode and every season of. I was at a wedding the other night with my boyfriend and it was the 1st time I'd EVER missed Stargate. But I got around it by getting my uncle to tape the repeat. But back to the matter at hand.

Thanks for so many years of great television and film. MacGyver was a favourite on Saturdays, Stargate SG-1 a favourite every night of the week. You have made so many people happy over so many years. We owe you millions back for all your hard work and dedication. All we can give you back is our support, and this b'day greeting (I'm a very *poor* film student.)

So once again Happy B'day, enjoy the day, eat *cake* and *jello*, have a good one all round.

btw - Thanks for season 7. My boyfriend has to move to London for ten weeks after Xmas so I know SG-1 will keep me company till he comes home.

Love from Ireland

Caroline "the dancing purple chicken" Duke


I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the many years of enjoyment you have given through your acting. You are one in a million. Thanks for delaying your retirement to do another season of Stargate SG-1. I hope you have a great birthday.

C. Jane
Peoria, Illinois

Dearest Rick,

This collection of notes is designed to celebrate you, both professionally and personally. I hope you revel in the outpourings of admiration and affection.

In your professional capacity, it was MacGyver re-runs at age eight that had me hooked. Now, thirteen years later the memory of MacGyver's alterego, Dexter, still makes me giggle. Those glasses and that ponytail were priceless. Though I must admit, I very quickly lost respect for Murdoc... he never ever learnt that MacGyver needs to be killed instantly, not strategically positioned in a 'trap' from which our Mac could so easily find an exit.

In your personal capacity, you cemented a place in my heart when I read a transcript of an interview on the Internet and saw you cheekily correct incorrect spelling and grammar. Personally, I rile at the abuse/misuse of the humble apostrophe.

Best wishes for your birthday,

Melbourne, Australia

Hola from Arizona!

I want to thank you for coming back for a 7th season and giving us more enjoyment in your role as Jack O'Neill! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and you get everything you deserve!

I had just discovered you through Stargate right when I was continuing my degree at NAU and really being away from home for the first time I always looked forward to study breaks to watch your show! Then I discovered MacGyver later on and watched them when I didn't have evening classes or cheered when a *snow day* was called at NAU which was VERY rare to be able to watch MacGyver. (They would make us climb through the windows to get to class because they never cancelled). Plus I had studies abroad to Spain and caught both MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 in Spanish which was a real trip to watch. It helped to watch those shows when I was feeling homesick! Well enough rambling!

God bless, take care, and I do hope you continue to entertain us after Stargate in some form or another!

Feliz Cumpleanos!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

A big fan,

Ruby Garcia
Phoenix, Arizona

Hi Richard,

It's me again Jimmy from the Philippines, I'm really very happy to see those letters about you from Kate, I really wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wish you stay healthy and send my regard to your family.


Richard hello,

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to wish you as each year a very happy anniversary of all my heart while hoping that there will be can be a seventh season with Stargate. If you could send a mail to me, it would be brilliant!!!!

Still happy anniversary!

One of your big fans


Happy Birthday Richard,

I just wanted to tell you that I have enjoyed your shows on TV for many years!! I have enjoyed them even more (if that's possible) after I found out we have much in common. Not only are we from the same place, but we have the same birthday. Boy, isn't life grand!!

Thank you for giving us one more year as "Jack" and not retiring yet. Take care and have a Happy Birthday!!

Minneapolis, MN