FILMOGRAPHY

Television and Movie Credits


1975
The Birthday Party THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
US Marine Corps Promotional Video
Role: Young Marine

In a promotional video produced by the US Marine Corps, a group of current and former Marines gathers to celebrate the history of the Marine Corps on its 200th anniversary. In one of his earliest roles, Richard plays a young Marine in a series of vignettes that portray the evolution of the Marine Corps from its origin to the present day. Although the Marine Corps Archives dates the video as 1976, it was filmed to commemorate the 200th birthday of the Marine Corps, celebrated on November 10, 1975.
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1976-1981
General Hospital GENERAL HOSPITAL
ABC Television Daytime Serial
Role: Dr. Jeff Webber

Richard first gained national recognition in this long-running daytime serial. He joined the cast from 1976 to 1981 as young resident and neurosurgeon Dr. Jeff Webber. His story lines included discovering that his wife, Monica, had slept with his brother, Rick. Depressed, he shot himself in the head, but later survived brain surgery. He also fathered Heather's baby, which was sold to the Taylor family. When his wife, Heather, was institutionalized, he left Port Charles for Carson City, to start a new life with his son P.J.
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1980
Dinah! DINAH!
Syndicated Television Talk Show
Guest/ Episode: "Sex Symbols in Daytime TV"
Airdate: Summer, 1980
Guest

Richard joins other stars of daytime television for a guest appearance on Dinah Shore's talk show, where he and his friend Carl Dante perform the song "You're Just a Runaway" with their band, "Ricky Dean and Dante."
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1981
Facts of Life THE FACTS OF LIFE
NBC Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "Brian and Sylvia"
Airdate: March 25, 1981
Role: Brian Parker

This episode was an unsold spinoff pilot for the series The Parkers. Richard plays Tootie's uncle, married to her Aunt Sylvia. The pilot explores their happy inter-racial marriage, and deals with Sylvia's opportunity to pursue a TV-news career in New York City, and Brian's wish to remain in Buffalo as a hockey coach.
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1981
Today's FBI TODAY'S FBI
ABC Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "The Fugitive"
Airdate: November 29, 1981
Role: Andy McFey

Richard plays Andy McFey, a childhood friend of series regular Al Gordean, played by Richard Hill. Andy had been a dispatcher in a trucking company who helped to engineer an armored car robbery, had been caught, and sent to prison. In the episode, Andy and two other inmates escape and are hunted by the FBI. Al tries to convince his friend to surrender, but Andy, distraught over the direction his life has taken, would rather die than return to prison.
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1982
Love Boat THE LOVE BOAT
ABC Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "Cold Feet"
Airdate: March 20, 1982
Role: Carter Randall

Carter Randall, Julie's cousin, is sailing on the cruise with his fiancée Muffy, played by Linda Blair. In a serious case of "cold feet", Carter begs Julie to help him back out of the wedding by getting Muffy to fall in love with another man. However, the "other man" ends up being Carter, in a cowboy disguise.
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1982
Young Doctors YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE
ABC Motion Pictures Production
Airdate: 1982
Guest Role: "Vanilla"

Produced and directed by Garry Marshall, and written by Michael Elias and Rich Eustis, this comedy is a frenzied sendup of the medical profession. Richard has a small uncredited cameo role as "Vanilla", a drug-dealing ice cream vendor.


1982-1983
Seven Brides SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
CBS Television Series
Series Premiere Airdate: September 19, 1982
Role: Adam McFaddan

This musical series is based loosely on the 1954 MGM musical of the same name. Richard plays the eldest of seven orphaned brothers, who marries Hannah in the pilot episode, and brings her home to the family.
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1982
$25000 Pyramid $25,000 PYRAMID
CBS Television Game Show
Airdate: November 1st to 5th, 1982
Guest Contestant with Didi Conn


1983
$25,000 PYRAMID
CBS Television Game Show
Airdate: February 21st to 25th, 1983
Guest Contestant with Nancy Dussault



1983-1984
Emerald Point EMERALD POINT N.A.S.
CBS Television Series
Series Premiere Airdate: September 26, 1983
Role: Lt. Simon Adams

This prime time serial, in the tradition of Dynasty, centers around the interlocking relationships of two families at the Emerald Point Naval Air Station. Richard plays Lieutenant Simon Adams, a hot-shot Naval pilot.
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1984
Battle of the Network Stars BATTLE OF THE NETWORK STARS
ABC Television Special
Guest/ Episode #16
Airdate: May 3, 1984
Guest Contestant

Representing Emerald Point N.A.S, Richard joins the CBS team in the 16th Battle of the Network Stars special. He participates in the swimming relay, touch football, baseball dunk, obstacle course, tandem bike relay, and tug of war, helping to lead CBS to a victory over the other two networks.
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1984/5
Odd Jobs ODD JOBS
Silver Screen Partners Production
Airdate: 1985
Guest Role: Spud

In this comedy, produced by Keith Fox Rubinstein, written by Robert Conte and Peter Martin Wortmann, and directed by Mark Story, five college buddies on summer break team up to form a moving company despite local loan sharks and mobsters. Richard has a small guest role as "Spud", the conceited and self-absorbed boyfriend that Julianne Phillips uses to spark jealousy in her former boyfriend, played by Paul Reiser.
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1985/6
Ordinary Heroes ORDINARY HEROES
Feature Movie Released to ABC Television
Airdate: October 19, 1986
Role: Tony Kaiser

In this updated remake of the 1945 movie Pride of the Marines, Tony Kaiser is drafted to serve in Vietnam, but three days before he is due to return home, he is blinded, and must face his loss of sight, and the girlfriend he left behind.
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1985-1992
MacGyver MACGYVER
ABC Television Series
Series Premiere Airdate: September 29, 1985
Role: Angus MacGyver

Described as a cross between Indiana Jones and Mr. Wizard, MacGyver spent seven seasons on television using his scientific knowledge and the objects around him to solve almost any problem.
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1980s
O.G. Readmore ABC WEEKEND SPECIALS WITH O.G. READMORE
ABC Children's Television Series
Airdate: 1980s
Repeated appearances as guest host

This Saturday morning children's program used Captain O.G. Readmore, a puppet cat character, to encourage children to read by introducing cartoon and live action stories based on classic children's literature. Richard made several appearances as a guest host who helped O.G. introduce the stories.


1992
Eyes of a Stranger IN THE EYES OF A STRANGER
CBS Television Movie
Airdate: April 7, 1992
Role: Jack Rourke

Justine Bateman plays the witness to a crime, and Richard is the cynical cop assigned to protect her. Their relationship leads to a passionate affair, and to numerous plot twists involving deception, betrayal, and two million dollars.
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1992
Eyes of a Killer THROUGH THE EYES OF A KILLER
CBS Television Movie
Airdate: December 15, 1992
Role: Ray Bellano

Richard plays a building contractor hired to renovate an apartment for Laurie, played by Marg Helgenberger. What follows is a passionate sexual affair, and a suspenseful blend of jealousy, stalking, mystery, and murder.
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1993/4
Lost Treasure of Atlantis MACGYVER: LOST TREASURE OF ATLANTIS
ABC Television Movie
Airdate: May 14, 1994
Role: Angus MacGyver

MacGyver returns for a new adventure in England, joining an eccentric archaeologist and a young female scholar in a quest through Europe for the treasure of the legendary Atlantis.
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1993/4
Trail to Doomsday MACGYVER: TRAIL TO DOOMSDAY
ABC Television Movie
Airdate: November 24, 1994
Role: Angus MacGyver

In MacGyver's last adventure, he investigates the death of his friend, which leads him to a mysterious plot involving international terrorists and a secret nuclear weapons facility.
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1994
Beyond Betrayal BEYOND BETRAYAL
CBS Television Movie
Airdate: October 11, 1994
Role: Bradley Matthews

Richard stars as a sociopathic cop searching for the estranged wife he has abused, played by Susan Dey. Although she has gone into hiding, she is unable to escape the threat he poses, both to her, and to the new man in her life.
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1994
Audubon Special WORLD OF AUDUBON/ Tenth Anniversay Special
TBS Television Special
Airdate: November 20, 1994
Guest Host

Lauren Hutton and Richard Dean Anderson co-host a special retrospective that examines some of the most significant Audubon specials in the past ten years. Richard participates in a program for releasing wolves back into the wild, and a plan for cleaning up Long Island Sound.


1994
Racing Special SPEED: HOLLYWOOD'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH RACING
ESPN Television Special
Airdate: 1994
Guest Host

Richard hosts a special look back at the important role auto racing has had in Hollywood movies, as actors and professional race car drivers share their stories, experiences, and film clips.


1995
Legend LEGEND
UPN Television Series
Series Premiere Airdate: April 18, 1995
Role: Ernest Pratt/Nicodemus Legend

Set in the West of the 1870's, Richard plays Ernest Pratt, a dime novel writer, who reluctantly assumes the role of Nicodemus Legend, the heroic fictional character he created.
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1995
Past the Bleachers PAST THE BLEACHERS
ABC Television Movie
Airdate: June 22, 1995
Role: Bill Parish

Richard plays a man haunted by the death of his son. When he agrees to coach a youth baseball team with the help of a lonely widower, he is drawn to the team's star player, a boy who is mute, and mysterious, yet reminds him of his son. As he searches for the boy's true identity, he slowly comes out of his grief and comes to terms with his son's death.
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1996/7
Firehouse FIREHOUSE
CBS Television Series
Unaired Pilot
Role: Lieutenant Michael Brooks

Richard leads a team of New York City firefighters as they deal with the addition of a female paramedic to the team, as well as a sniper who targets firefighters. The series was not picked up by the network, and the pilot as yet remains unaired in the US.
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1996
Pandora's Clock PANDORA'S CLOCK
NBC Television Miniseries
Airdate: November 10-11, 1996
Role: Captain James Holland

In this four-hour miniseries, Richard is cast as the heroic pilot of a doomed airliner who must weave through a maze of biological warfare and international intrigue when his plane is suspected of carrying a virus so deadly that no airport will allow it to land.
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1996/7
Fallout FALLOUT
Interplay Computer Role Playing Game
Release Date: Autumn, 1997
Role: Mayor Killian Darkwater

In the fall of 1996 Richard joined celebrities including David Warner, Ron Perlman, Richard Moll, and Tony Shalub, to lend his voice to a "post nuclear role playing game." Set in the aftermath of a world-wide nuclear war, the game challenges you to take on the role of an underground Vault-dweller and to survive in an unknown and dangerous world. Richard takes the role of Killian, a character who "could be an ally. He could be an enemy. He could be mocking you." Fallout deals with adults themes, and is intended for mature audiences.
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1996/7
Newton's Apple NEWTON'S APPLE
PBS Television Series
Guest/Episode #1508
Airdate: November 23, 1997
Guest Host

In a segment taped in December of 1996, Richard shares the physics of hockey with viewers of this PBS science program for young people. Through a series of on-ice demonstrations, Richard shows how direction, mass and acceleration affect the force one hockey player has on another.


1997-2007
Stargate SG-1 STARGATE SG-1
Showtime/SciFi Television Series
Series Premiere Airdate: July 27, 1997
Role: Colonel Jack O'Neill

Based on the 1994 MGM movie "StarGate," this science fiction adventure series stars Richard Dean Anderson as Colonel Jack O'Neill, a soldier who must lead a team of highly trained experts on a classified mission through an infinite corridor that slices across universes. Produced in Vancouver, BC, the series debuted on the Showtime network and moved to the SciFi Channel for its sixth season, with syndication worldwide. Richard appeared as the lead for the first 8 seasons (1997-2005) and returned for guest appearances in seasons 9 and 10 for the episodes "Avalon," "Origin," "200," and "The Shroud."
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2000
National Geographic Explorer NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
CNBC Television Series
Guest/ Episode: "Battle For Paradise"
Airdate: October 15, 2000
Guest Participant

National Geographic Explorer sets out to explore the magic of Headwall Canyon, a remarkable wilderness 60 miles outside Vancouver. Richard joins Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Kathy Francis, chief of the Klahoose First Nation, and host Boyd Matson for an exploration of North America's last true wilderness. Said Richard of the experience, "It was more than coming home. I never should have left in the first place. This is where I belong."
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2001/2
Minutepass MINUTEPASS
Commercial
Release Date: November, 2001
Spokesperson

Richard appears in two commercials as a spokesperson for MinutePass, a prepaid calling card offered through Telecom USA. In the first commercial, which began airing in November of 2001, Richard describes the advantages of prepaid minutes when calling away from home as the other actors fade from black and white to color whenever they use the calling card. In the second commercial, which debuted in February of 2002, Richard walks through various sets to demonstrate the advantages of prepaid minutes when calling away from home.
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2004-2007
Stargate Atlantis STARGATE ATLANTIS
SciFi Television Series
Guest Role/ Episodes: #101, #306, #310, #311
Series Premiere Airdate: July 16, 2004
Role: General Jack O'Neill

Richard helps to launch the second Stargate series, "Stargate Atlantis," a spinoff which follows a team of explorers as they volunteer for what is expected to be a one-way mission through the stargate to the Pegasus Galaxy. In the pilot episode, "Rising" (July 16, 2004), General O'Neill approves the mission and sends the team on their way, and Richard also returns for additional guest appearances in the episodes "The Real World" (August 18, 2006) and "The Return" parts 1&2 (September 22, 2006 and April 13, 2007).
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2006
Mastercard MASTERCARD
Super Bowl Commercial
Release Date: February 5, 2006
Role: MacGyver

In a commercial from MasterCard's "Priceless" campaign, Richard once again brings to life his iconic character. As MacGyver negotiates a series of daring escapes, he makes use of everyday items that he has purchased with his Debit MasterCard. The 30-second spot debuted during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XL and went into general brand rotation beginning March 6th.
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2006
The Simpsons THE SIMPSONS
FOX Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore"
Airdate: April 9, 2006
Role: Richard Dean Anderson

Richard is the "special guest voice" playing an animated version of himself in an episode in which Selma and Patty meet their Hollywood heartthrob, Richard Dean Anderson, and kidnap him for their own obsessive worship, but when he discovers how exciting real-life drama can be, he refuses to leave until Selma and Patty devise their own plan to get rid of him.
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2008
Stargate Continuum STARGATE CONTINUUM
DVD Movie
Release Date: July 29, 2008
Role: General Jack O'Neill

The second of the direct-to-DVD Stargate movies is a time travel story filmed in Vancouver and on location in the Arctic. While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al, the last of the System Lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air, and Carter, Daniel, and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed and the Stargate Program never existed. As a fleet of Goa'uld motherships led by Ba'al arrives in orbit, SG-1 must find the stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa'uld.


2009
MacGruber MACGRUBER
Saturday Night Live Skit
Guest Role/ Season 34 - episodes 14 and 17
Airdates: January 31 and March 7, 2009
Role: MacGyver

A recurring skit on Saturday Night Live portrays MacGruber, a hero who "makes life-saving inventions out of household materials" but always fails to defuse the bomb and gets blown up in each segment. Richard dons mullet wigs in both brown and grey to portray MacGyver in a series of six MacGruber skits for the show. Three skits served as ads for Pepsi, and three others reveal that MacGruber is really MacGyver's son.
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2009
Pepsi Commercial PEPSI
Super Bowl Commercial
Release Date: February 1, 2009
Role: MacGyver

One of the six MacGruber skits that originally aired on Saturday Night Live became an addition to Pepsi's lineup for advertising during the Super Bowl. Richard wears a brown mullet wig and recreates his MacGyver character to Will Forte's MacGruber, who announces that he has changed his name to Pepsuber. The 30-second commercial aired during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIII.
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2009
Stargate Universe STARGATE UNIVERSE
SciFi Television Series
Guest Role/ Episodes: #101, #103, #107, #118, #119
Series Premiere Airdate: October 2, 2009
Role: General Jack O'Neill

The third series in the Stargate franchise follows the story of people from Earth brought aboard a spaceship in a distant galaxy with no way to return home. Richard returns as General Jack O'Neill to help launch the series in the pilot episode, "Air," and he also returns as the head of Homeworld Security in additional guest appearances in the episodes "Air" part 3 (October 9, 2009), "Earth" (November 6, 2009), "Subversion" (May 21, 2010), and "Incursion" part 1 (June 4, 2010).
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2010
Zaxby's ZAXBY'S
Commercial
Release Date: July, 2010
Spokesperson

A series of three commercials promote the 20th anniversary of Zaxby's, a fast food chicken franchise located predominantly in the southeastern US. With a pop culture nod to 1990 when the restaurant chain began, the commercials play off of Richard's MacGyver personna as he builds a high intensity proton laser, a blow gun, and finds himself stuck in an elevator. The commercials were filmed in June and began airing in July of 2010.
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2011
Fairly Legal FAIRLY LEGAL
USA Network Television Series
Guest Role/ Episodes: #105, #108, #109, #110
Series Premiere Airdate: January 20, 2011
Role: David Smith

Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found, even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Richard Dean Anderson appears in a recurring guest role as David Smith, a charismatic but secretive man who enters Kate's life shortly after the death of her father, and it is revealed that David has deeper connections to the Reed family. The series is set in San Francisco and filmed in Vancouver, BC.
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2011
Raising Hope RAISING HOPE
FOX Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "Jimmy and the Kid"
Airdate: November 8, 2011
Role: Judy's Father

Richard portrays a protective father opposite his daughter Wylie, who appears in her television debut. Jimmy Chance is in love with Sabrina, but he can't bring himself to tell her. However, when Trevor, a libidinous and manipulative 13 year old, tries to hit on Sabrina, he'll only agree to back off and keep Jimmy's secret if Jimmy finds him a girl of his own. Thirteen-year-old Judy, (Wylie Anderson), is definitely interested in Trevor, but her overly protective father, (Richard Dean Anderson), misinterprets Jimmy's approach and takes action when he thinks that Jimmy is hitting on his little girl.
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2013
Apartment 23 DON'T TRUST THE B---- IN APT 23
ABC Television Series
Guest Role/ Episode: "Original Bitch"
Online Airdate: May 17, 2013
Role: Richard Dean Anderson

Chloe's friend, James Van Der Beek, is taken by surprise when his parents tell him that his real father is an actor with whom his mother had a brief fling during a production of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" at a summer stock theater in the summer of 1977. In a dream, Chloe believes she has discovered that his father is Richard Dean Anderson, which sends James in search of "MacGyver" at his home, where he hopes to be reunited with his real father. The series was canceled before the final eight episodes aired on network TV, but they were made available for viewing online instead.
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