From Your Fans Around the World
January 23, 2005

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Dear Rick,

I wish you the most wonderful birthday. May you have a joyous day with Wylie and the rest of your family.

And may I take this opportunity to thank you for all the joy you have given me. As O'Neill you make me laugh, you make me cry - and you've helped me through some difficult times of late - and for that I thank you with all my heart. I will truly miss you in SG-1. I will miss that wry smile and dry sense of humour. Selfishly I wish there was a way for you to remain in the show in some capacity, but I've worked in TV drama production and I know it's tough with many long days away from your family, so I really do understand.

Be healthy, be happy, be strong, and should you ever fancy some British TV comedy I work for the home of British Comedy - the BBC's Comedy Department in London, let me know and if in my ballywick it will be yours...

Love and best wishes,

London, England

May you have long life and happiness.


Dear Rick,

I've been a fan of yours since your General Hospital Days. Thank you for all these years of giving of yourself for your fans and giving in so many other ways in helping others. Happy 55th Birthday! May God continue to bless you and your family with continued happiness and good health this coming year and always.

Your fan,

Georgia, United States

Alexandra Gmeiner

Hi Richard:

Happy 55th Birthday!

I have been your fan since MacGyver... 1985 ... WOW!!! 20 years of being your fan and you still look like 35!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us, for all the happiness you've brought me over all these years.

God bless you and your family and give you a lot of health, love and happiness. Enjoy your day with your family and friends and I wish all your dreams come true.

I hope to see more from you in the future and if someday you came to Mexico, please contact me OK.

Mexico City

Dear Richard,

Hope this birthday is the best one yet. We 55 year olds need to stick together. May your day be magical and filled with wonder, as seen through your daughter's eyes. Best wishes from my little corner of the world.

S. Nevada, USA

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Amazing another year has rolled around and another wonderful opportunity, given us by Kate, to be able to wish you one of the Most Wonderful and Blessed years to come now that your birthday is here again. It is truly a most appreciated privilege, accorded to us who through knowing you from the works that you do both on and off screen, are given.

Last year I wrote of my grandson to whom you have been such a wonderful example of what can be accomplished when your life plans and dreams are totally changed by physical injury. Scott at that time was going on 16 years of age. His plans were to become a dancer. He sustained a broken leg during a game of sports for his school. After many surgeries and other very painful medical techniques, it became apparent that he would no longer be able to follow his dream. His plans satured, he suffered from prolonged depression when he saw each of these medical procedures fail to help. The loss of a dance scholarship which he had been awarded from the U of A here in Arizona really capped his despair. It had been awarded to him when he was 14 years of age. I felt if I could show him how you had to alter your life due to injuries that you had suffered and how you went on to overcome the setbacks in your life and your career then maybe he could respond more positively to his circumstances (especially when he was told this year that he would be disabled for the rest of his life). He has what is referred to as Dropped Foot and will have to wear a brace (again he does not always comply with wearing it). Well your example and career has been a real help and Godsend. He is trying to dance again although it is in a limited capacity, BUT he is putting forth effort. It is a strictly limited field in which he can perform but it is a start. He will be 17 this year and will graduate High School and he has received (not in dance) another scholarship to U of A for other works. Scott still has moments of anger and despondency but I will be there with your story to prod him along.

You may not realize or accept the fact that to young people here you are a HERO. A true everyday Hero for the many acts of kindnesss that you unselfishly give to your family and fans. Having the strength to go on when things did not pan out for you at first and through that strength inspire others to do the same. The courage of your character that has given to persons like Scott the confidence to follow a new star, NEVER, NEVER, understimate your ability to inspire youngsters to continue to stride even in the face of their greatest disappointment. Thank you for being the Man that you are!

Blessing Always,


Happy birthday to the sexiest man alive.
I Love You!!

St Louis

Happy birthday.
Have a nice year and enjoy.


Happy birthday Richard! I hope this is one of the best birthdays you will ever have! I've learned a lot of things from your show, but most of all from MacGyver! Keep up the good work and have a great birthday!


Dear Rick:

Happy birthday!!

And Chinese New Year is coming, so Happy Chinese New Year!!

By the way, I'm preparing my qualified oral, wish me luck!

Wish you health and happiness!!


Dear Richard,

HAPPY 55! I used to think 50 was OLD. But, I'm turning 50 this year and feel like a kid (an old kid, but a kid nonetheless!) I've been a fan for years and hope to some day be able to thank you in person for allowing me to be on location with "MacGyver" some years ago. You'll really be missed should you not return to Stargate, but I appreciate the fact that you have your priorities in the right place. May all of your wishes come true!!

Wendy Freckleton
Boise, Idaho

Dear Mr. Anderson-

Wishing you a happy "fifty something" birthday, from someone who is also in the "fifty something" category. Thank you for being so considerate of your fans, admirers and the many worthy causes you support while maintaining a down-to-earth attitude of life and success. Best wishes and great happiness during 2005!

"May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two,
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain,
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."

Happy Birthday,

Evelyn Hager
Major, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) Life Member - AFA
Seattle, Washington

Hey Rick, happy fifty fifth birthday, hope you enjoy, and let me just say you're a wicked actor!

Chillie Waters
Neath, South Wales

Hey Rick, happy 55th birthday. You're already 55 and you still look 35. Hope you have a happy birthday and an awesome future, and I hope your kid looks as nice as you!

Dexy Waters


Thanks for all the years of enjoyment you have brought to your many fans. Enjoy your daughter, they grow up fast!!! Kristen (my 14 yr old daughter) wants to know if you are wearing and enjoying the LR Junior Riverblades ballcaps she sent your way last year. Thanks again and may the sun shine on your many journeys that lay ahead.

Arkansas, USA

Happy Birthday, Mr.Anderson.
God bless you and your family.
Light and Love.

Jo Baeli

Happy Birthday Rick!

As you turn 55...

Measure your age not by the creaks in your bones and stiffness in your joints, but by the mountains you can climb, seas you can surf and the fresh-fallen powder you ski. (After all - there are anti-inflammatories to ease the pain of the fun of too much living).

Measure your wealth not in dollars but in the friends and family whom you love, for in their hearts is where your place in eternity will be.

And finally - measure each day's value in the laughter you share with others, because when all is said and done, the memories we treasure most are those filled with laughter and love.

Have a wonderful year.

Canaan, NH

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you do something special to celebrate the day. Happiness & luck in all your future endeavors.

Best wishes,

Lisa Woolley
Denver, Colorado

Have a great day. Please stick with the Stargate show. It is the only fun sci-fi show on and it needs your humor. I keep hoping you'll get court martialed and return to the team. Please don't desert us.

Alice Ackley
Decatur, AL

Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday and best wishes from Bern, Switzerland. Take care, from Brigitte and (from left to right) Daja, Pan and Nara.

Bern, Switzerand

Happy Birthday Richard,
and a happy new year 2005.

Dear Rick, I want to join my "voice" to those numerous ones all around the world to wish you a happy birthday with your beloved ones. I hope that this new year will see the fulfilment of your dearest dreams whether in your private or professional life.

Your birthday celebration is the only opportunity I have to express to the wonderful person you are my admiration, respect and love. The fact that you’re gifted and such an example for so many people around the world is embedded in that you make attractive and interesting everything you do or touch.

As for me, I didn’t like you in your role in the series ‘Emerald Point’, but I got hooked for the very first time I saw MacGyver (I learn a lot watching him). I appreciate much your play in Stargate SG-1 and find the O’Neill character changing and unpredictable, adding to the show a kind of suspense. This, combined with the friendly disputes and permanent arguing with Daniel makes the series unmatched in the field of science-fiction. However, I have noticed a monotony and dullness in the subjects dealt with in, compared to the richness and variety of the themes of the first four seasons: It is as if the universe has cleared from all the alien creatures and left with only a belliquous one, the Goa’uld! This sudden vanishing of all the other aliens has resulted in restricting the ‘whole story’ of the Stargate to a unique theme, up to the point that the series should be called then: “War against the Goa’uld” and not the so much evocating ‘Stargate’! I’ve noticed that this ‘military’ turn has started with the appearance of General Ryan in the show (Prodigy). From then on, the majority of the stories of the series are of a military concern!...where have gone all the marvellous discoveries and encounters that made this work so pleasant and edifying?...

I continue to see the series because of you! Please continue to be in the show. I hope that someday I have the great honor to meet you and have a talk with you.

Soaad Zelmat
Algiers, Algeria

I want to congratulate you on your birthday. You are one to look up to, that is important in this world. MacGyver is still going here, today is a new episode, this series is sent for 6-7 time, not bad. I think that this is the series some have helped me most, and still does. I thank the gods that you were born. You do much good, and don't know it.

Gratulere med dagje from Norge, Norway,


Hi Rick!

Happy birthday, and have a luck in your personal life. I´m soory for this question, but do you know, where is Slovakia? Many people don´t know it. You are so popular in our country.

God bless you,



Keep up the good work and may the Lord bless your years to come.

Christel Cammack
Germany, now in Michigan

Dear Richard,

"May you always camp where the water runs sweet, with plenty of shade and grass, where well trod trails of love and friendship meet, as the good days gently pass." (c.leanin'tree)

Health, Wealth & Happiness in 2005.

Alberta, Canada

Happy Birthday, Richard!

I wish you a Birthday filled with the love of friends and family to keep you warm in memories to last you a lifetime.


Ana Cristina Caxaria
Lisbon, Portugal

Dear Richard,

Hello, and Happy Birthday once again! As you will be turning 55, I will be turning 33. I remember how kickin' you were at 33, and now at 55, you haven't stopped!

You're just as awesome and good looking as ever!

Besides my daughter, you have brought more joy and fun to my life than I ever thought was possible. Thank you so much. I also want to thank you for giving me MacGyver and Col. Jack O'Neill (2 L's). Because of these characters, I have been able to instill many of their morals, ideals, values, and appreciation in my daughter, who is now 13. She is a huge fan of yours also.

You are more than just an actor, Richard. You are a wonderful person. You give so much to so many, without even asking for anything in return. All of the charities you support speak a lot about the kind of person you really are. I remember in an interview you gave on one of the Stargate SG-1 DVDs, that you didn't understand the fascination that people had with you. You were very humble, and thanked the fans for their support and for following you in your career. You are very welcome for our support, and you will always have it. As for our fascination with you, you may never understand it. All you really need to know is that you are loved and appreciated not just because you're a wonderful actor, but because you're a wonderful, thoughtful, caring, humorous, loving, and beautiful man.

I will miss you very much if/when you leave Stargate SG-1. But at least I will know that you are on a more important mission, one that the Stargate can never take you to. The mission of a lifetime, with your daughter, Wylie.

I know you will spend your birthday with Wylie, so I know it will be wonderful. I wish you many happy days and may God continue to bless you and Wylie.

Mind if I eat your share of our birthday cake?

Best wishes and lots of love,

Tiffany Beeler
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Hey Richard,

I'm 13 and love MacGyver and Stargate. It's all thanks to my mom, who I would say is your biggest fan. I think it's cool how you and my mom have the same birthday. Now when I sing "Happy Birthday" I say both her name AND yours! I've seen 1 thing that you were in that my mom HASN'T seen! It was that Red Cross video and you were talking about first aid. My friend (who is also a big fan) and I looked at each other and our eyes got wide! I told my mom and she was jealous! I'll miss you if/when you leave Stargate. You make it interesting!!

Happy Birthday!

Kristin Beeler
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Hi Rick! Happy Birthday once again! (We keep meeting like this.) I hope your day is filled with laughter, good food, and that you're surrounded by people you love and who love you. (Wish I was there. ) I've enjoyed your performances on various shows over the years. I will miss you very much when you leave Stargate. But since you're a workaholic, I'll expect to see you on TV one day. Again, have a wonderful 55th!

Take care and God Bless.

Yvonne Prescott (aka Bunnie)
Bronx, NY


Happy 55th Birthday! I hope it's a happy one with lots of smiles! I love Stargate and though I've only seen a few shows of MacGyver, I like that too. My parents actually got my name from an actress who played a pilot on MacGyver once. Anyway-have a good birthday. I (and the rest of my family) will miss you when you leave Stargate. You have a great since of humor!

God bless!

Lakeville, Minnesota

My birthday is one day before yours (I do have a few years on you) and my best birthday present would be to know that you'll remain involved for season 9, at least to some extent! Meanwhile, I, in turn, wish you a peaceful and happy birthday and the same for the year to come.

Best regards from Maine.

Maine, US

Happy Birthday! I think you're pretty wonderful - a blessing and gift to all. Your humor, style, and perspective have cheered me greatly through the years. We share the same birthday - you're 2 years older! I hope the day - and your life - is filled with happiness and love.

Altadena, CA

¡¡¡Happy Birthday Richard!!!

You`ll always be in my heart. I am 27 years old and I remember my passion for you every time I saw you in MacGyver series. You are a transparent person and your smile touch my heart. Thousands kisses for you and your little girl from Argentina!

Good life!!!!!


Daniela Di Lizio

55? Really? Wow, do I feel old... I think I'm enjoying your career as much as you are! Thanks for so many great years of TV entertainment. I wish you a wonderful birthday and continued success in your endeavors! *Squenches* P.S. Your NORAD Santa promo was terrific!

Stacy White
McKenzie, Tennessee

Happy 55th Birthday Richard. I have been a fan of yours since the 80's and I have to say I loved you in MacGyver. There are still re-runs of it as well as Stargate SG-1 which I watch every night as well. Congratulations on your little girl, she is so adorable!! Keep up the great work and all the best in 2005!!


Megan Davidson
Toronto, Canada

Richard, you are always gorgeous.
Happy Birthday from Italy.

O. Rachele Grazioli
Milan, Italy

Wow! Finally got your news. I've been a fan of yours since I was a little girl. I've enjoyed your MacGyver series and consider it the best!! Happy Birthday!

Amy Kao

Richard, have a wonderful birthday and many, many more!! Keep up your great work. I'm a huge fan. (My husband turns 50 the 21st.)

God bless you,



Happy Birthday! I am a late convert to your work, but you Definitely Have It Going On!

Atlanta, Georgia

Happy Birthday, Rick, I hope you have the best yet. Your acting is getting better and better, you are amazing. I thank you for continuing to act and being a part of my life in that way. I believe I would be profoundly saddened if you gave up Stargate, it would not be the same without your incredible sense of humor. Thank you for your continued environmental support.

The best to you always,

Sandi Smith
Malone, New York

Hi Rick!


All the best wishes to you from Germany! I hope you spend the day with all the people you love and get - of course - lots of presents!




Another year is upon us and a chance to reflect on the great success in your career. You always brighten my day. So, I thank you. I hope that today, on your birthday, fans all around the world (including me) will brighten your day. Have a happy, happy birthday Mr. Richard Dean Anderson.


Happy B'Day Rick!

I come from Indonesia just saying.......
1. Keep on praying and thanking to GOD,
2. keep on simplicity guy,
3. be a blessed person to others, and...
4. Rick, do u know... that you are amazing and you are really different with the other actors.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

Herlinawaty Rebecca Siagian

Wishing you the very best on your 55th... thanks for all that you have done over the years. Here's to another 50!!

Texas by way of New York

Hello Mr. Anderson,

I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I remember the days you were on General Hospital --LOL-- guess I just dated myself -- oh well, age is simply a state of mind. Here's wishing you feel as young as you are.

Blessed Be,

Samantha Hayes

Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson! You are the BEST LOOKIN' GUY on TV! Stargate is my favorite TV show! Thank you for being such a 'clean-cut person' ...I never hear anything bad about you. A true role model for young people. Keep up the good work!

Happy Birthday,

Alita Brooks
Newton, Illinois

Happy Birthday, Rick.
May you have many more.

Katherine Devonshire
Carlisle, PA

Happy Birthday Rick!

I hope it is going to be a special day for you and that you can spend it with your loved ones.

One of the things that probably attracted me the most to you is your contradicting personality. On one side there is the boyish charm, the childlike enthusiasm, a language filled with slang and colloquialisms, even the occasional foul expression on the other side the razor sharp wit, eyes shining bright with intelligence, speech filled with words I have to look up and so much common sense that is rare to find in celebrities. Don’t you ever change.

All the best,


We are two guys from Norway. We sit down to watch you play MacGyver on Norwegian television (TV2). Since we found out you are turning 55 we decided to invite some of our classmates to an RDA birthday party. This is the invitation. The text reads:

On Sunday the 23 of January RDA turns 55 years.
Karl Otto and Ørjan invite you to a birthday party at
@addresse@ at 08:00 PM.
Simple dishes
Dress nice
We are looking forward to seeing you.

Greetings from Norway!!

Karl and Ørjan

Happy B-Day!
I wish you a happy 55th Birthday Mr. Anderson!


Hey Rick,

Just wanted to say a quick hi and wish you all the best on your birthday and the future in whatever you decide to do.

Take care,

Swansea, Wales, UK

Dear Mr Anderson,

I have been a fan since your soap opera days and wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I love MacGyver and still watch it on TVLand, and am looking for the DVD release and adding it to my collection. I am a big fan of Stargate and have the DVD collection. My family and I are looking forward to the new season.

Enjoy your birthday and I pray God's blessing on you and your family.


Jean Walton
Orlando, FL

Hello. I am writing from California. I am sending birthday wishes to you on your 55th birthday on January 23rd. I also have a January birthday, by the way. I have been a fan of yours since your days on General Hospital.

My wish for you is continued success and happiness in any of your future endeavors. I look forward to more Stargate episodes. I'm only sorry you will limit your appearances on the show.

Again, my best to you on your upcoming birthday.


Gloria Smead
Watsonville, California

Have great 55th Birthday. You are a great actor. I like you in MacGyver. It would be nice to meet you some day.


Just wanted you to know I really like SG-1 and Atlantis. I really like the sarcastic wit and the blending of fiction(s)…(ie wanting to call the ship the Enterprise…). Keep up the good work. Happy Birthday!

Orman C. Beckles
Boston, Massachusetts

Happy Birthday Rick!!!


Happy Birthday and Thanks.

In honor of your 55th birthday and in appreciation of 20 years of fantastic journeys and entertainment a donation in the name of Richard Dean Anderson has been made for $324.00 to Northeast Arkansans for Animals. This is a local rescue group dedicated to making a difference in the "Animal Community". I chose this charity because they are making a difference and so have you, not only through your performances and associations with quality programming, but through your philanthropy work.

The $324 check is representative of 138 MacGyver episodes, 12 Legend episodes, and the 174 filmed Stargate SG-1 episodes.

May you be blessed for another 55 years to come.

Wannda Turner


I would like to take the opportunity to wish you the happiest of days on your 55 years of living life to the fullest. You set a wonderful example as someone who appreciates each and every moment and opportunity that life has to offer. You have been a personal inspiration to me. As a tribute to you, and a rededication to myself, this year I will be forging ahead with dreams left by the wayside and reaching out in the capacity of sharing. I will be traveling (Vancouver, Nevada, Machu Picchu), embracing much anticipated adventures (hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and more) and volunteering to help young people through the venue of the Boy Scouts of America.

I have had a number of years in which my body has failed me but in reading about your accomplishments and the adventures you have had over the years I feel invigorated and hopeful. I know that I can never fail unless I don't try at all. I'm looking forward to a productive 47th year.

Please know that I will continue to follow your endeavors, wherever they may take you. I wish you well, along with your family. I pray you never lose the wonderful spirit that you display. Keep safe and healthy in all you do.

Your greatest admirer,

Debora Depczynski
Chicago, Illinois

Dear Richard!

I wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday! Have a nice day with your family, especially with your daughter Wylie. She is a very lucky girl, because you are her father. I've been a fan of yours since many years and I hope we can watch you further on TV.

Bavaria, Germany

Congratulations on another fabulous year. You're an inspiration, good luck for the future, may it hold as much excitement as the past. Thanks for the enthralling entertainment and heartwarming humour that has made my year so much more enjoyable.

Georgina Davidge
Portsmouth, UK

Happy Birthday from Graz, all the Best from Christine!


Dear Mr. MacGyver,

Maybe I should call you Mr. Anderson. I was an ordinary person. Because of you, I feel that my life is more coverful. I learn something from MacGyver and understand your personality much more. You are exactly an amazing guy. I will study English hard and hope someday I may have a chance to know you. I wish you have a nice day on your 55th Birthday!


Hi Ricky! All best wishes from me on your birthday!

Sazburg, Austria

Happy birthday Richard!


Happy 55th birthday Richard!!!!

I wish you lots of love and success in your life!
Thank you for the great moments thanks to Stargate SG-1!!
Keep smiling!


Sarah B.

Hi Rick,

I wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday!

Have a nice day with your family.

You are the greatest actor for me. I have been a fan since I have seen you as MacGyver. Now I can see you in Stargate and I hope I can watch you further on TV. Please! Play in more episodes in the 9th season. Don't leave Stargate SG-1.

You are a wonderful person.

All best wishes from me to you,

Berlin, Germany

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I wish you a wonderful birthday with a lot of presents of course and a lot of happiness and good luck in the coming year. Enjoy life (it's just too short to do everything you like!).

Stargazertje aka Linde v.d.Hout


I'm Betty from Atlanta. You're the best looking 55 year old I know. You're only a year older than me. Best wishes for your birthday and may you have many more with Wylie. She is a very lucky girl to have you as a Dad.


Happy birthday Richard! Thanks for all the great lessons you have helped teach me, and many other people around the world. You are a true role model, in which I am proud to have grown-up admiring. Have a great birthday.


Happy birthday!
I hope I can see you year after year in SG-1. ;)
Good luck!


Here's to you having a great 55th birthday!
Hope 2005 will be a good year for you.


Dear Rick,

I wish you a very happy birthday, filled with joy and laughter (and a lot of cake, of course!). Hope you have a great day, and spend it just how you want to - and all the best for a new happy year!


Happy Birthday RDA! It's my birthday too! :) January 23 rocks! :) HAVE FUN as will I! Stargate is so fun! Absolutely can't wait for Fridays now!

Paradise Valley, Arizona



My name is Caroline, I'm 17 and I live in France, in Strasbourg exactly!

It's a day not like others!!! The most beautiful guy who live on earth have his birthday today and I hope this e-mail can arrive to his destination!!!

I want to tell to you and all your familly: "Happy New Year"

And a very happy birthday again!!!!!!!! (with a lot of presents!!!!!!!)

With friendly,

A big fan...

Caroline Wittmann

Dear Richard,

I hope you have a wonderful birthday party. Don't feel down for being 55.

Your friend,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!! I wish you a wonderful big Party with your Family and Friends! ...and Thank you for very beautiful hours for the TV with Jack O'Neill and SG-1!!



Rick, I wish you a very happy birthday!!! Keep up your great Job. May all your dreams and wishes come true...

Love forever,

Célia Regina

Hey Rick!

Hope you have a great birthday!!!

Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment through your portrayal of both Jack O'Neill and MacGyver. Best wishes for the future!

Love and Hugs,

Susan Dailey aka 'Suekay' xxxxxx
Loch Lomond, Scotland

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Thank you for all the joy that MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 have brought to me over the years. Hope to see you in some capacity on SG-1 next season.

New Haven, CT

I humbly want to thank you for being an inspiration.

I have wanted to be a part of "something that counts" for a long time...

Thanks to you, I discovered Sea Shepherd.

Thanks to you, I am now a volunteer, and I have the feeling that somehow, it counts.

Happy Birthday,


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