Richard Dean Anderson

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Quotes (19)

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (about the scar over his left eye) It's part of what we established in the character. We have to maintain it because it will grow over, and believe me, it's a pain in the butt to be walking around with this bareness there. It was one of those elements of movies and television that has always driven me crazy. So, I can't remember the episode, but I got hit in the eye or slugged or something, and we established a big bandage and the whole thing, and I told Jan [Newman, make-up artist], you know, this would leave a mark. Let's run with this. Let's keep it in there as part of what defines O'Neill. And so that's all it is. It's just a character thing.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (about his dog Andy) She's just a rocket. She jumps, leaps, flies. It's the flying that gets her in trouble. She'll jump off walls, or through trees and bushes. And she hops! Her whole name when I got her was Rabbit Andy because she is such a hopper. She goes through the tall grass I have planted in the back, and literally she looks like a bunny, just bounding. That's the word - bounding!

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (about Stargate Continuum release) I must shout and tout the relative genius of both Mr. Wright and Mr. Wood. The darn thing looks, sounds, and behaves like a feature film. I am so frickin' proud of those guys.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (On filming Continuum) It's good to be back. For the most part it's good to be back.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (after the death of Don S. Davis) I will forever forever have the memory of that wonderful man, within. As I know will all.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: (about his MacGyver co-star Dana Elcar who passed away in 2005) At a time when I had very little business being called an actor, he made things so easy for me. It was a learning experience that was very warm and loving for all seven years.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: You have to suspend disbelief a little bit to buy into your situation and to the story and to how the character will react. You have to tweak your credibility a little bit, is basically what it comes down to.

  • Richard Dean Anderson: They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.

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Trivia (60)

  • Richard Dean Anderson's favorite color is dark orange.

  • Richard Dean Anderson is partially colorblind- the blues and greens blend together. He sees all other colors normally.

  • Richard Dean Anderson had surgery on his right foot on October 16, 2007 and stayed in the hospital for two extra days because of extreme pain.

  • Richard Dean Anderson has an australian shepherd puppy named Andy.

  • In 1992, MacGyver was cancelled when Richard Dean Anderson announced he was qutting the show.

  • On learning that Dana Elcar died (his MacGyver co-star), Anderson said Elcar helped him overcome his fears of playing MacGyver.

  • Richard was one of many actors considered for the role of Commander Benjamin Sisko on the series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

  • In the August 1, 2004 issue of TV Guide Richard's Stargate SG-1 character Jack O'Neill was voted #10 into the list of 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends.

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