Richard dean anderson 2019

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"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE'S BIRTHDAY
August 3, 2021

Birthday Cake

Yesterday, on August 2nd, Richard's daughter Wylie celebrated her 23rd birthday.

To celebrate, birthday wishes were sent to Richard and Wylie in honor of their shared special day.

The following day, Richard sent a note of thanks and a little update.

August 3, 2021

Thank you! heart

WyQ is celebrating her birthday in New York with friends, spent time in Boston, and a week in Nantucket with family. All good stuff!

As a consequence (or is it 'subsequently'? I really don't know) she has been incommunicado for the duration. All fine.

But I promise to relay your loving gesture!

Love at you!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
POPPY
July 16, 2021

Richard's photo of his dog, PoppyRichard's photo of his dog, Poppy

Today, Richard shared a picture of his seldom photographed "wee girl," his other dog, Poppy.

July 16, 2021

Two and a half years to grab a smiley snapshot of our wee girl, Pop!

Some things are just worth waiting for.

(I'm flirting with a new level of patience ~ the Aged will do that now and again.)

Rick

Some hours later, Richard returned with a second picture, a somewhat different side of wee Poppy, and a brief caption:

And then it drifted toward dinner time....

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FAMILY
July 1, 2021

Richard's photo of his father entitled, 'My Dad, 1949, before my debut ~'

Perhaps with a bit of nostalgia, Richard shared an update with some current family news, as well as a fond memory from the past.

He talked about a gathering of brothers, cousins, and dogs, and his message also included a picture of his father that he captioned, "My Dad, 1949, before my debut ~"

July 1, 2021

Been trying to write something for Fansters, big and small, boys and girls, and all others identifying as they so choose!!

All 4 brothers were together last weekend ~ absolute 'fun-ness'!
Cousin Nikki came with brother Jimmy, as did Wylie (on her own).
Lotta laughter, Nikki (10) cooked, Wylie brought 'Archie' = dog mayhem!

Yesterday I helped Wy with moving STUFF into her new apartment.
Andy is still healing from having her spleen removed ~ now she's just very old. So am I.

Andy is shadowing me, and I her. She's winding down, nearly blind and ...........
....here she comes, gotta go!

Love to all who want it,
rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
June 23, 2021

Richard's selife entitled 'A Dad @ the Dentist'

A few days after Father's Day, Richard shared another selfie.

Once again, the image arrived without a message, but the picture was captioned, "A Dad @ the Dentist."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
June 13, 2021

Richard's picture of Andy

Richard returned today with another picture of Andy to share.

The image arrived without a caption or text, just a simple portrait of his best friend.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
May 18, 2021

Richard's picture of Andy

Richard shared another of his creative photos today, featuring his dog Andy.

May 18, 2021

~ The Search for Stonehenge ~

by *richardeanderson, friend to blind dogs*

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HELLO
February 12, 2021

Richard

Richard popped up today with a quick greeting and virtual hugs, and a promise to write more soon.

February 12, 2021

Hello!

I will endeavor to send SOMETHING out to (possibly) address my quiet end of the line ~

Big, safe (but ENORMOUS!!!) hugs to everyone still in our sphere of good things, & hope.... 'n' stuff!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAPPY NEW YEAR
January 1, 2021

Richard's selfie

Richard welcomed the New Year with a special message and his own unique version of a New Year's resolution.

January 1, 2021

Poised and ready, (oh so ready) for the new year... (ANY new year!)

I, as yet, have but one (1) resolution: To curb my overuse of parentheses (and commas)!

(As I recall, final punctuation should be placed inside (within) the end parentheses.)

So far..... so-so!

As new years go, I optimistically venture that this next one WILL be happy!

I wish it so, for you.

Rick

~ 2020 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 25, 2020

christmas

Richard took a moment today to wish a Merry Christmas to one and all.

December 25, 2020

Taking a moment to sit at the computer and compose some thoughts of appreciation to the fans, fannettes, and family members of, "Kate's Klub of Kindness for Kidz Who Like Knowing....Stuff!"

...let us toast to the inevitability of (a better) tomorrow...

Love, Respect, Hope,

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
December 4, 2020

Richard's artistic selfie

Richard has been doing more experimenting with his photography and photo editing, and he took a moment today to share his latest piece of artwork.

December 4, 2020

Creative (?) Outlet...

A messy depiction. An experiment with new knowledge of lense-play, filters, and time.

"Hello!!" to anyone listening ~ !!!

And, most especially, to those who are not!!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HELLO
November 11, 2020

Richard

Richard shared a cheery note today. Although still dealing with health issues, he was feeling the love.

November 11, 2020

Hello!

Back wretched
Both knees painfully shot
Blinding neck lock-ups
Sleep 20-40 minutes at a time

BUT !!!!!

My daughter loves me AND tells me so!

AND...

My dog lives for me, and, she tells me so........
all the time

Life is good and fine!
Rikc

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
October 18, 2020

Richard's selfie

Richard was feeling both artistic and poetic today as he shared his latest selfie.

October 18, 2020

To (the) B.
  or not
To (the) B.

That is A question?

There are SO many more!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
September 25, 2020

Richard's selfieRichard's picture of Andy

Richard dropped by to share another selfie and a little "hello" today. A little later, he returned with a greeting from Andy as well.

September 25, 2020

Despite the bulbous noggin, swollen cheeks and failed haircut... I wanted to say, hello.   "Hello!"

And from Andy, 13+ yrs, and STILL has attiTUDE! Not so much arrogant as... confident!

Confident in her arrogance.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

Shortly afterward, he followed up with more pieces of his creative artwork.

The first pair of pictures arrived with the caption, This is a sampling of 'how I spent my summer' with the camera.

Richard's artworkRichard's artwork

The second pair of pictures included the caption, Feelin' rosy ~ aaaaannd... not so much!

Richard's artworkRichard's artwork

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHECKING IN
September 11, 2020

Richard

So far, Richard's home is not in danger from any of the California fires, however he has been dealing with intermittent internet issues, perhaps due to interference from the fires and smoke. It seems he has been able to send but not receive emails, and so it took a combination of emails and texts to get a message through.

When he tried to touch base with a bit of news, his first attempt was lost within the depths of his computer. In a second attempt he was able to announce that he has been able to finally address his "isolation hair," although he had no pictures to share this time. His messages arrived in the wee hours of the morning, as he and Andy were heading out for yet another camping adventure.

September 11, 2020

I composed a little ditty (diddy?) for consumption by the dwindling masses. However, as is NOT out of the ordinary, it all just up and left me! For what for where for whoooom, I cannot say.

OH! So THIS little ditty is meant as a tester; once again thinking I'd rather not have another piece of literary genius go the way of other... um... words.

I would like the emails to travel to your eastwardness. (I will confess that it has been quite dead out here; I haven't received ANY emails since the fires started.)

Good news: haircut today!

Then sitting in my dentist's office, awaiting the nightmare that is... DENTAL WORK!!!

Now I'm headed to the back yard where Andy and I have been 'sleeping' restlessly for weeks now. She won't come upstairs to sleep anymore... dogs of a feather, etc.

Ominously smoky this day.

2:AM-ish.

Gathering equipment; sprinklers are on - gotta go.

Pretending with my dog to be in a storm somewhere in the mountains o'er-looking the swells of the mighty Pacific...

G'night!

Love to the Kids~

Dogmanboy

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE?
September 1, 2020

Richard's creative 'selfie'

Richard returned today to share another bit of his creative artwork, a rather unique "selfie."

September 1, 2020

Diet is paying HUGE dividends.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
August 25, 2020

Richard's selfie

Still tucked away at home, Richard shared yet another selfie today sporting his isolation hair.

August 25, 2020

From MY perspective...a jungle!!!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
July 29, 2020

Richard's photo of Andy

Only a few hours after sending his black and white selfie, Richard returned with another photo to share. And a smile.

July 29, 2020

And more to my sensibilities,

THIS is what makes me smile!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
July 28, 2020

Richard's selfie in black and white

Still exploring black and white selfies, Richard shared another example of his experimental photography and a bit of isolation philosophy.

July 28, 2020

Still alive and living in isolated bliss... as blissful as isolation can be, I suppose~~

The other perspective would include an assessment of how isolating bliss can be, but that discussion rests in SILENT isolated bliss.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
July 25, 2020

Richard's selfie in black and white

While concentrating at his computer this afternoon, Richard took a moment to pause, to send a "tiny hello," to share another selfie, and to add some random wandering thoughts.

July 25, 2020

tiny hello~

I keep trying to unclutter the space where my brain used to be, where it should be today. But it seems to continually wander aimlessly when I'd rather it journey with purpose and goals!

"Not THESE days," he conceded~ the thought bubble, long ago burst into fragments of moist letters and punctuation and sentiment, thus failed to appear over his shoulder, above his head... out of his ears....

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAIR
July 5, 2020

Richard shows off his 'isolation hair'.Richard shows off his 'isolation hair'.

Like so many others these days, Richard's hair has begun to show the effects of several months of isolation.

Today he shared a brief message with some photos of his "isolation hair."

July 5, 2020

What’s a Guy to Do?

This could be a high school pic ~ except for the gray! (+ wrinkles!)

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
June 22, 2020

A Father's Day picture of Richard and Wylie

Although Richard had experimented with Instagram some time ago, he has not posted to his account in a very long time. Nevertheless, occasional posts have continued to appear, including most recently a flashback photo of Richard with his daughter Wylie on Father's Day, leading him to suspect that Wylie might have posted a few "test" photos during certain occasions when he had given her his phone to share photos or fix issues.

The following day, as a proud father, Richard shared the happy news that Wylie has become a teacher. Then, with tongue firmly in cheek and with an imagination working overtime, he visualized a hilarious scenario in which he would be asking Wylie about the mysterious Instagram photos.

June 22, 2020

Wylie and I have been spending a fair amount of time with each other. We are stationed in the big, open Great Room off the kitchen, at the long dining table... across from each other, together but staggered.

Did I mention she's a teacher now? Full on hired & working, K-6 classes, Zoom formatted, variety of subjects.

I told her Grandpa Stuart 'virtually' exploded (in his time-share in heaven) with pride! I, of course, weep openly with my over-filled vessel of pride (v.o.p.) over her choices, accomplishments, and the joy she exhibits in her retelling of the experience day after day!

She has also been clearing her computer of 'stuff' and found a bunch of pix from our distant history together. I think the picture on Instagram was just one of many she sent while filtering down both her pix and mine, during which time she was in possession of my phone.

She's on her way over right now so I will cruelly confront her on what is sure be a gross and insensitive breach of trust between us, which can only be repaired over years of isolation, meditation, and dieting (low carbs, high protein!!). A little physical torture wouldn't hurt, either!

Guards!! bring forth the blasphemer, let her stand before us in shame, without friend nor foe to defend her perilously wretched actions performed in secrecy without witness to render her... innocent of all claims ~

As it is time, by clock or by eternity's dark mystery, I do decree the DEVIL be our guide in this, the Final Act... over all!

Print, PRINT I say ~ print it ALL...
for ALL to see,
Print clearly, make certain ~
~ to say it's from me!

~AND~
...scene.

Richard, the Dean

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHECKING IN
June 4, 2020

Richard

Richard has been spending most of his time safely at home. He continues to deal with pain issues but is trying a new treatment.

Meanwhile, Wylie and Andy provide welcome companionship.

June 4, 2020

I think of the people who are interested, even curious, about my life and, possibly, my health. The health issue, is an old issue. So... I'm...here.

I'm swimming a lot, and eating fairly well.

Wylie is making great use of her extra time by writing another play (two, I think) and collecting music so diverse in style and tone and 'temperature,' that I had to comment: 'how on earth will all of this music exist in one play?' I trust her.

Andy is aging SO quickly; I figured out she's 91 or 95, give or take. We spend ALL of our time together; all day, night, and in-between. She's been my best friend ever, the smartest, most loyal friend I have ever had in my life.

Rick (richardeanderson)

FACEBOOK
June 4, 2020

Facebook

For many months, fans have been reporting that they have been contacted by a Richard Dean Anderson imposter through social media. It is important to note that Richard does NOT have a Facebook account.

Facebook accounts claiming to be Richard Dean Anderson are imposters. Several years ago, Richard responded to one of these accounts. His video message can be found in the Video Gallery.

Another imposter has created a fake Richard Dean Anderson Facebook Page with thousands of followers despite the fact that the Page Transparency clearly states that the page originates in the Czech Republic. This individual has been reaching out to fans through Messenger and WhatsApp, pretending to be Richard Dean Anderson and asking for money.

Richard encourages fans to spread the word and to warn about illegal behavior from this individual and other similar imposters.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MEMORIAL DAY
May 25, 2020

Richard

During the COVID-19 isolation, Richard has managed to share a few socially distanced family gatherings.

In his latest message he acknowledged that he is still trying to send additional pictures from the family celebration for Wylie's graduation. (If successful, they will be added here.)

He also shared news about a pool-side gathering, and he mentioned his plan to honor his father, a wartime veteran, on this Memorial Day.

May 25, 2020

I've sent several photos from our "ceremony" AND attempted to get a short piece of video to sneak through wires & cyber waves of grain.........

Wylie & her sister came over yesterday for a properly-distanced swim & chat.

It's on the table for today that I make it down the 405 to rendezvous with brother Jeff at Captain Stuart J. Anderson, USAF, Army Air Corps, Pilot & War Hero's gravesite.

Richard R. Rick, I.M.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
May 12, 2020

Wylie at her graduation celebration from Emerson College, May 2020Wylie with her mom and sister at her graduation celebration from Emerson College, May 2020

Richard's daughter Wylie had completed her degree at Emerson College in Boston last December.

She was looking forward to graduating with the rest of her class this spring, however COVID-19 made a graduation ceremony impossible. Instead, her family gathered for a special celebration of their own.

Richard had tried, unsuccessfully, to include a photo with his message. If the photo eventually arrives, it will be included here.

May 12, 2020

Wylie got screwed out of a graduation ceremony at EMERSON, so we all gathered to present her with a moment of congratulatory focus.

The day also gave her family members an opportunity to express our love and pride to the girl who has become a strong and dynamic and simply beautiful woman...

ra

Days later, Richard was able to share a photo of Wylie during her graduation celebration, and he added the caption:

Here is Wylie at her 2020 graduation from Emerson College, with a BFA in Theater Education & Performance, Specializing in Acting, Directing, Writing & Improvisation.

Still later, he added another photo of Wylie with her mom and her sister, which he captioned:

~~ Payton, Apryl, and College Graduate Extraordinaire ~~ Emerson College Class of 2020 ~~ Heavy Sigh! Dad

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHECKING IN
April 20, 2020

Richard

Still sheltering in place at home, Richard wrote today to check in with the outside world and to share a bit of news during his "free time."

April 20, 2020

Hello, Every Body,

Coming to you from my lovely backyard, overlooking a glorious Pacific Ocean, beside an elegantly-old and beautiful shepherd dog named, Andy.

Quite literally I just want to check in with as many human beings as possible, to find out how life is faring for you all.

Generally speaking I'd say "life" is downright nuts these days. You heard me, nuts! Who among us can honestly say this is a comfortable way to live, or a sane way to plod along this lonesome road? Not I, dear friends...

Personally, I have created a project that I hope to see to its end and reap the rewards of a disciplined effort toward self-betterment. I am working on getting some SLEEP!!! I practice daily, sometimes even at night, but if I get to sleep at night I consider it, overtime ~

Let me know how YOU are coping with the extra days and months of "free time" we all have. It's undoubtedly going to be a while so..............let's vent!

rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
EASTER
April 12, 2020

Richard's selfie with a friend

On Easter Sunday, Richard (and a friend) sent a brief and somewhat unconventional Easter greeting.

April 12, 2020

Easter Non-Compliance!!

Happy though....

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"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
March 30, 2020

Richard's selfie with Andy

Richard shared another selfie and brief note this morning.

Resurrecting an image from 2018, he sent the photo again with a new caption.

March 30, 2020

"The Older We Get, The Closer We Become ~"

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SECLUSION
March 29, 2020

Richard's selfie in seclusion

In light of guidelines during COVID-19, Richard has been spending time in seclusion.

He sent a message to share how music has been keeping him occupied.

March 29, 2020

Hi, All ~

Who DOESN'T grow tired of all this seclusion?

I have surrounded my head & heart with music ~

Specifically: I've taken advantage of Pandora's offerings and created what I am calling, Leo Kottke Radio. (First you have join Pandora ~ this is not an advertisement, but I will say it's some of the best money I've invested!)

So I named my file Leo Kottke Radio (as I've already said) and what Pandora does is collect as much music as exists by guitarists who emulate the artistry of Leo, playing as solo performers (with 1 or 2 exceptions) picking away on their 6 or 12 string ACOUSTIC guitars!

Rickety Anne Derson

"NOTE FROM RICK"
UPDATE
March 26, 2020

Richard

As the COVID-19 virus has been making an impact around the world, fans have been understandably anxious to hear from Richard that all is well.

While he has not yet responded to requests for an update, he did send a brief message last night. It was not intended to be posted, but was rather a question related to an earlier message and an attempt to confirm that his messages were getting through.

He did not make any reference to any health issues or concerns, so for now it seems that he and his family are well. If he sends any further updates, they will of course be posted here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LION CUB
March 9, 2020

Richard's photo of Wylie with an MGM lion cub

Richard was sorting through the archives of his earlier photos when he came upon a picture of young Wylie feeding a lion cub.

As best he could, he recalled the moment when he and Wylie made the acquaintance of Lily, the MGM lion cub.

March 9, 2020

Is this new to you?

All I remember is... We were in Las Vegas and thru MGM I was lucky enough to secure a little visit time with (I wanna say, "Lily",) who was one of the next generation of MGM lions.

This was a rare opportunity that I jumped on for WyQ.... you know, for a rainy day &/or bragging rights.

Excellent Kitty!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ARCHIE
March 3, 2020

Richard's photo of Wylie and Archie

There is a new member of the extended Anderson household.

Today Richard shared a new picture of Wylie with her sister Payton's new puppy.

The picture came with a simple caption: Wylie & 'Archie' ~ 'He's new'. music

Later he sent a note with more details.

March 4, 2020

Archie is Payton's (we say out loud in her presence; but I see equal sharing.... as the crow flies!)

I did a very friendly mind meld with Archie, and the bond feels lasting. Certainly based in K9 understanding, and trust.

He has not met Andy & Poppy.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
February 17, 2020

Richard's photo of Andy

Richard shared another photo of his "other" favorite girl today.

His picture of Andy was simply captioned, My Ole Girl.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
VALENTINE'S DAY
February 15, 2020

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Richard had a rather uneventful Valentine's Day. Still dealing with the aftermath of a particularly unpleasant root canal a week ago, he also found himself a continent away from his Special Valentine, as he joked in his note.

February 15, 2020

Wylie is in Boston right now.

I don't know what's wrong with this girl's priorities BUT, she has chosen to spend Valentine's Day with her BOYFRIEND, instead of her FATHER!!!!?

Kids!! What're ya gunna do?

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SIMPSONS
February 4, 2020

Richard's artistic image of the Simpsons entitled 'Family'

Richard has been experimenting with digital art.

Today he shared an artistic rendering of an image of "The Simpsons" simply entitled "Family."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PHOTOS
February 3, 2020

Richard's photo entitled 'My Morning Backyard'Richard shared a photo captioned, 'Dogs Are the Best, But THIS Guy Has Won My Heart'

Richard returned to share more photos today.

First, he re-sent his selfie with all his birthday cards, and this time he included a message with it, which has been added below.

Then he shared one of his own photos (left) with the caption "My Morning Backyard."

Finally, he included a picture of a monkey (right) which he captioned, "Dogs Are the Best, But THIS Guy Has Won My Heart. heart"

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
February 1, 2020

Richard's selfie with his birthday cards

Richard may still be looking through the birthday greetings from his fans.

Today he sent another selfie amid just a few of the hundreds of birthday cards that he received last week.

The picture came without a title or caption or text, but the smile speaks for itself.

~~~~~

On Monday, Richard re-sent the picture, and this time he added text to go with it.

February 3, 2020

Birthday 70 ~ Overwhelmed by Fan Response ~ YOU are ALL Amazing!

This is just a tiny corner of my bed which is a California King (big!) and it is COVERED over completely with Congratulatory Birthday Cards, well-wishes, expressions of love and happiness, and hundreds of pictures of !!!!!! ~ DOGS ~ !!!!!!

Thank You ~ ALL of you!!!

(Same Time Next Year!?!) ??

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
POPPY
January 30, 2020

Richard's artistic rendering of Poppy

Perhaps Poppy was wanting equal time after the note from her big sister Andy.

Today Richard shared one of his artistic renderings of his dog, Poppy, and he wrote simply, "Not sure if you've seen this work of dog..."

The horizontal photo was sent as a vertical image, with the caption, "HAAAALLPP...!!! TURN ME SIDEWAYS & TAP."

"NOTE FROM ANDY"
BIRTHDAY
January 26, 2020

Andy

It would seem that Richard has been very busy reading through the messages from fans, both on the Fan Mail page and from the box of cards that was delivered to his door.

This is apparent because today Andy sent a message out to the fans.

January 26, 2020

Hello, Friends,

Thought I'd take a brief moment to express some gratitude. My human, Richard, has been looking at this computer for what seems like days now, (and that's DOG DAYS), and I have to selfishly admit that I'm on the verge of becoming quite jealous, in that the old fart spends more time perusing, than he does scratching my belly. Anyone who knows me knows that's one of my favorite activities we do. See? Selfish!

But I didn't come here to whine or bitch about the quality of my life; it is pretty dang good (more on that another time). No, I wanted to get the message out to EVERYBODY who has written or otherwise expressed your congratulations, good will, and love to him, that he seems particularly affected by the voices that have rung out this time.

I don't know what it is. He received a box FULL of envelopes and has been opening every one of them over a period of two days. (He keeps going to his espresso machine for something to drink: I've sniffed what he's drinking and seriously, HOW DOES HE DRINK THAT STUFF?!! Indeed, what is he thinking?)....

(Now I've lost my train of thought! "Aaarrrrrrrr, grrrrrrrr, WOOF!" I hate when that happens; I lose my temper and go all primal with growls and howls and.... well, you get the idea.)

I'm back. So, anyway, since Rrrrrick is this dogs's best friend, and I know he's a bit slow to respond to such things as Birthday wishes, Christmas tidings, or simple everyday "how-de-do's," I thought I'd help him out getting this message out to whoever is listening and tell you: Richard is genuinely humbled by your efforts to say Happy Birthday, to the point where he doesn't know what to say!

I'm his dog and I can tell how much he appreciates the gestures and sentiments of love he receives. He doesn't go away as much as he used to (which is a GOOD thing for me and my little brat 'sister,' Poppy) and I can tell he sometimes misses the opportunities to meet other humans around the world. But when you ALL started to realize that our 'good man, Richard' was turning over the odometer at 70, reminding him of this milestone for better or worse... well, I think HE realized just how lucky he has been... and continues to be!

So thanks, everybody, my human is in a very good place, thanks to you!

Forever His Best Friend,

Andy

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2020

Birthday Cake

Today, Richard Dean Anderson celebrates his 70th birthday.

Late last night, just as his birthday was beginning, an email was sent to him reminding him of the thousands of messages on the Fan Mail page and forwarding any e-cards for charitable donations through the Charity page. Also, a box filled with hundreds of birthday cards was sent by mail and is due to arrive later this afternoon.

It was still the wee hours of the morning when Richard sent a reply. He had not yet been to bed and had not yet checked out the messages, but he wanted to share his thanks and was looking forward to reading through all the greetings in the morning.

January 23, 2020

You were the first to wish me a happy birthday. Thank you.

It's about 3am and my ears are ringing I'm so tired, BUT, I am extremely glad and grateful that you've given the directions for tomorrow's exploration into the current and historical expressions of love and appreciation from the millions of well-wishing fans and fanettes from around the globe... especially as everyone seems eager to remind me that I am now: 70 years old! 70. Humph! 70 fer krine owt lowd! Whatever..... (70!!!?)

Seriously, though, I am setting some time tomorrow to scrutinize your directions INTO the website, and let the loving sentiments pour over me....

Thank you! You are ...the best!

I R Sleepy, Esq.

Later that evening, Richard returned to share how he had spent his birthday.

January 23, 2020

Birthday Day~

My business manager called me last night to tell me that it is imperative I come in to the offices to sign some documents that will affect some loan blah, blah, blah, and it is important I get them signed before end of day... so could I get in on Thursday.....

I acquiesced and made the journey into Beverly Hills this afternoon to sign what I was told to sign.

I entered the offices and was directed into the conference room whereupon I was greeted by a blaring, SURPRISE!!!

~ 2019 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HELLO, CHRISTMAS
December 20, 2019

Richard's Christmas card selfiewaving emoji

In the midst of Christmas preparations, Richard took a moment to share a digital Christmas greeting entitled "Hello, Christmas" and featuring a new selfie with his own splendid Christmas tree.

December 20, 2019

Hi there,

I can't say this is a ritual of any kind for me, the selfie grab from 'neath our luminously decorated Christmas Christmas tree tree.

But upon reflection, I do believe it could be.

I need a ritual in my life, and I can't off hand think of a better one than this: a Christmas card generated electronically, featuring a cheery holiday smile in a picture taken from the floor pointing upward to include the source of all the light....

Christmas treeMERRY CHRISTMAS!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
December 10, 2019

Richard's artistic selfieRichard's artistic photo of Andy

Richard has still been having some difficulty sending and receiving messages through his service provider.

Today, in an attempt to get a message to send, he shared two more of his artistic photos, a new selfie and a picture of his best friend, Andy.

The pictures came without titles or descriptions, except for his exclamation of success when his message got through.

December 10, 2019

HUZZAH!!!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
December 2, 2019

Richard's under-the-weather selfie

It seems that Richard's camping in the rain had unfortunate consequences.

Over the weekend he has been fighting a cold, and today he shared another artistic selfie.

December 2, 2019

Yep... sleeping in the rain can lead to the sniffles.

This is a picture of, "Under the Weather Rick".

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SPIDER
November 30, 2019

Richard's photo of Toby the spider

Richard sent another message today with a question for the arachnologists among us.

November 30, 2019

Found this poor guy on the Back 40 of Hovel d'Anderson last night. I call him 'Toby.'

Normally I'll let creatures with 8 legs (or more) go about their business as I exercise my freedom to bugger off in the other direction. I have a very healthy respect for little things that can do big, painful things to me!

(Flash forward arrow)

Later that night I returned to my 'spider blind' for closer examination of my backyard tenant. He had shown no signs of life when I first met him, and he showed even fewer signs this visit. Let's say he was dead. (Poor guy.)

Now, here's my question to all who have knowledge or, would care to venture a guess, whether educated or not: What "kind" of spider do you think this is?

(I've done a modicum of research and have my thoughts, but I'm open for some public speculation.)

Now, if I can get my photo to send to Kate, we'll be golden!

Thanx Kids!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
November 29, 2019

Richard's selfie on a rainy ThanksgivingRichard's attempted photo of Andy as she disappears into the tall grass

Following on yesterday's story of a rainy backyard camping adventure, Richard shared two more photos today.

The first picture, a selfie, came with the title, "In Out of the Rain on Thanksgiving~".

The second picture was of tall grasses, but it came with a story.

November 29, 2019

This pic is a failed attempt to capture my 13 yr old Australian Shepherd in action.

What's missing in this frame is 'Andy' literally diving into the tall, reedy grass here in my backyard, and completely disappearing (note the slightly parted grass on the right side of frame).

During our morning walk we inadvertently spooked a rabbit rabbit from its hiding & the chase (such as it was) was on!

All I was able to capture was the hole into which both animals had flown.

I missed the shot! (Sad face!)

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
THANKSGIVING
November 28, 2019

Richard's selfie with AndyRichard's artistic selfie

Richard shared another message to send greetings for a Happy Thanksgiving.

He explained that the evening before he and Andy had attempted some backyard camping, but Mother Nature didn't cooperate.

Then he added two pictures. The first, with Andy, was entitled "Two Happy Dogs." The second was another in his series of artistic selfies.

November 28, 2019

Andy and I pitched a tent in the backyard for another night of adventure and strange choices. Rain has been intermittent and expected for tomorrow, et. al., etc.

(Time passes in the nite, we are snuggled, warmish, and dry.)

The one thing I hadn't anticipated was Andy's response to the spatter-sounds of the occasional downpour or startling spurts of sustained heavy rain, which is what the night became. My old girl became anxious... so we bailed out of the camping trip and have come indoors.

Sending you a "Happy Thanksgiving!" from two wet dogs!

Rick & Andy

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
November 17, 2019

Richard's selfie with Andy

Richard and Andy shared another selfie today.

The photo came without a message or caption, just a happy picture on a pleasant Sunday morning.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MONTANA
November 1, 2019

Richard's photo with friends Wil and Mokey in Montana

Richard has been traveling during this past week. After attending the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey, he headed north to Boston to spend some quality time with his daughter Wylie.

Afterward, he flew to Montana, where he has been enjoying nature and spending time with his good friends Wil and Mokey.

He sent his first message on Friday morning as he made his connecting flight to Helena, and he followed up with additional messages and pictures to share his journey.

November 1, 2019

Boston was heavenly, Wylie even MORE heavenlier!

Taxiing toward SLC & onward to Montana - Helena. 19 F.

At friend's birdhouse near the river.

On Sunday afternoon he sent another brief message as he and his friends explored the area around Marysville.

November 3, 2019

Back hills of Marysville, Montana ~ exploration day. 31 F.

Great friends.

Later that evening, as he sorted through his pictures, Richard shared three selfies he had taken. The first photo, showing the three friends (above) came with a message.

Richard's photo with friend Mokey in MontanaRichard's selfie in Montana

November 3, 2019

Richard, Wil, & Mokey. These are my friends!!

We all have daughters; smart, beautiful, strong, young daughters who have all recently embraced womanhood ~ which both elates & saddens us all.

The second photo was simply captioned "Rick & Mokey".

The third selfie included the caption "Brightening my spirits in the chill of Montana back-country air ~".

CHILLER THEATRE
October 25-26, 2019

Richard at Chiller Theatre

Richard visited the east coast this weekend to attend the Chiller Theatre convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, and sign autographs. On Saturday, the convention was briefly interrupted when a bomb scare was called in, which required the evacuation of the building for about an hour. But once the all-clear signal was given, the event once again got under way.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to New Jersey.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
DENTIST
October 24, 2019

Richard

Richard will be appearing this weekend at the Chiller Theatre convention in NJ, and he mentioned that he will likely be keeping the beard he has been growing.

Before he could make the trip, however, he made a visit to the dentist yesterday. He had cracked one of his front teeth and called on the dentist to have the tooth repaired.

Unfortunately, it was not a simple procedure, but all is well now in time for the trip.

October 24, 2019

This became more of a thing than I thought it would. Maybe worthy of posting?

Mouth, gum "surgery" got weird ~ ended up tearing it all out and replacing the damaged with brand new porcelain ~ extra syringesyringes...

Would have been distracted by the memory of it all.

Andy woke up this morning early dark, and she loved me like never before, love licks and rolling snuggles...

(She sensed my pending departure; awesome dog!)

xo Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LEO KOTTKE
October 11, 2019

Richard

Richard has long been a fan of the unique acoustic guitar music of Leo Kottke. In fact, when he wrote a small piece of music that appeared in the MacGyver episode "The Negotiator," he titled it "Eau d'Leo" in Kottke's honor.

On Thursday evening, Richard took the opportunity to attend one of Leo Kottke's performances, and in the wee hours of the morning after returning from the concert, he took a moment to share his pleasure.

October 11, 2019

I saw Leo Kottke tonight. music

Smothers Theater, Pepperdine campus, Malibu, California.

Astounding performance!

Snuck backstage, reintroduced myself, hung out with him in the greenroom chatting for nearly an hour, exchanged phone numbers, went on our respective ways.

I feel good.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SHOE SHOPPING
September 27, 2019

Richard

Richard wrote to share his latest endeavor - shoe shopping.

His doctor has recommended that he invest in new shoes designed for comfort and support to help address his continuing issues with pain in his back, knees, and feet.

And so he felt compelled to share his shopping adventure.

September 27, 2019

Yes, well, isn't this a delightful endeavor.

My foot doctor directed me to toss all my shoes and invest in replacements. Essentially she is TELLING me to go shoe shopping (every girl's dream!).

Shoe shopping for broken feet! It certainly puts limitations on aesthetic considerations. Which is fine; I don't know that I've ever been mistaken as a fashion plate, trend setter, or in this instance, a shoe connoisseur.

But my dear doctor gave me a directive, and I'm doing my best to follow orders: "Richard, I want you to go through your shoe collection and get rid of them..." (At this point she launched into a PowerPoint presentation of the type of shoe my feet needed to accommodate the custom orthotics developed from several plaster molds of my feet with corrective adjustments digitally put into the casting, etc.)

I sort of glazed over during the lesson in my own anatomy, but I got the gist. What clearly broke through the haze was the phrase: "....so go out and buy new shoes for your new feet!"

So I've been investing in my future! I'm still in a bit of a test run with my new acquisitions, but I may have found my golden slippers in a brand made in Switzerland: 'On'.

This is just a note to chronicle an important event in my life, AND to say, "Hello!"

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
EMAIL
September 9, 2019

Richard

Lately, Richard has been having technical difficulties with his phone, which doesn't seem to be sending or receiving texts properly.

After several "not delivered" error messages, he sat down at his computer this evening to send a test message, hoping for better success with email.

September 9, 2019

I've just put some unleaded into the ole Mac Book Pro, lit a candle so as to see the keyboard (necessary for the 'hunt-and-peckers' of us all).

Sun's just let the day die a peaceful farewell, and thought I would say good evening. "Good evening."

Any whey, I've decided to use my computer, and thus, e-mail as often as possible for correspondences, having been made a fool trying to text the outside world with pictures and missives and responses and personal thoughts/reflections and the like. I pretty much snapped one night trying to get something to GO~!!!!!!!

GIT, LEAVE MY CELL PHONE AND FLY WITH THE OTHERS TO FAR OFF DESTINATIONS, TO LAND IN OTHER CELL PHONES, DEVICES OF FRIENDS AROUND THE UNIVERSE, AND LAY THE INFORMATION WITH WHICH I'VE TRUSTED YOU, UNTO THE EYES, EARS AND SOULS OF OTHERS!

But I am done waiting for messages to hang on for days on end, taunting that little green line with but a quarter inch to go for that satisfying "swoosh" that tells you that your message is on its whey.

For now, 'night.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RUMOR
September 4, 2019

Richard

On Monday, a peculiar rumor began spreading through social media (as has been known to happen on the internet).

In this case the rumor had fans questioning whether Richard had suddenly passed away.

When Richard became aware of his "premature passing," he sent a quick response to set fans' minds at ease.

September 3, 2019

"Not dead yet~"

(Monty Python, 'Holy Grail,' circa 1970s)

The next day he followed up with a second message of reassurance.

September 4, 2019

"IT'S ALIVE!!!!!!"

Just had a brief bout with 24 hour death.

I'm better now.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
July 28, 2019

Richard's selfie with Jonathan Frakes

Richard enjoyed meeting with fans this weekend at GalaxyCon in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The event also reunited him with long-time friend Jonathan Frakes, and as the convention drew to a close, he and Jonathan indulged in a friendly and artistic selfie.

Both Jonathan and Richard shared their photo with fans online, with Richard captioning the selfie simply as "Frakes & me."

GALAXYCON RALEIGH
July 27-28, 2019

Richard at GalaxyCon Raleigh

At the end of July, Richard attended his fourth convention in a month when he visited North Carolina for GalaxyCon Raleigh, held at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Once again, he spent the weekend greeting fans, posing for photos, signing autographs, and he participated in a Question & Answer panel on Saturday.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to GalaxyCon Raleigh.

FANBOY EXPO
July 12-14, 2019

Richard at the Fanboy Expo

For the third weekend in a row, Richard greeted fans, this time at the Fanboy Expo held at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.

During the weekend, he once again had the opportunity to chat with fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in a Question & Answer panel.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to Knoxville.

FLORIDA SUPERCON
July 6-7, 2019

Richard at Florida Supercon

Richard returned to the United States this weekend for a visit to the Florida Supercon held at the Convention Center in Miami, Florida.

As usual, Richard met and chatted with fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and responded to fans' questions in a Question & Answer Panel.

Richard will again experience summer in the south when he attends the Fanboy Expo next weekend in Tennessee.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to Miami.

COMIC CON GERMANY
June 29-30, 2019

Richard at Comic Con Germany

Richard returned to Germany this weekend to attend Comic Con Germany, a convention that was held at the Messe Stuttgart exhibition center in Stuttgart, Germany.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in a Meet & Greet session as well as two Question & Answer panels.

In addition, before the convention began, Richard took part in a brief interview, and he was coached to complete a "Schwäbisch Challenge," by speaking in a southern German dialect for a welcome video.

Click here for some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Comic Con Germany.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PHOTO
June 21, 2019

Richard's photo of a rose

Although he didn't share any details of his Father's Day, Richard sent his belated thanks for the Happy Father's Day wishes.

Then he shared another of his artistic photos that he entitled "Study" and described as "more of a study in self indulgence than anything."

June 21, 2019

I'm not this colorblind...

but, can you imagine!?

If you were this cursed you wouldn't be ABLE to imagine... Silly, but true.

And thus the study ended.

            r. anderson

RiChArDeAnDeRsOn

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
May 27, 2019

Richard's photo of Andy

Richard was spending a relaxing Memorial Day at home when he paused to share a photo of his best friend.

May 27, 2019

Peaceful Days With My Girl ~

ra19

"NOTE FROM RICK"
EVVY AWARDS
May 10, 2019

Wylie hosting the 38th Annual EVVY AwardsRichard attending the 38th Annual EVVY Awards

Last year at Emerson College's 37th Annual EVVY Awards, Richard's daughter Wylie was recognized with an award for Outstanding Lead Female Actor for the Stage. This year, Wylie took on another prestigious role as one of the hosts of the 38th Annual EVVY Awards, a student-run awards program recognizing the outstanding work of Emerson students in the performing arts.

Richard is in Boston this weekend to share in his daughter's achievement, and the night before the awards ceremony, he sent a note.

May 9, 2019

I am currently in Boston. Have spent much of the day first with WYLIE at her apartment catching up, drinking coffee, laughing, being cool nerds, hugging...

Then she had to get back to the EVVY run-through which will go to about midnight. I was able to sneak in and watch some of the technical rehearsing and watched WYLIE deliver the opening host "hello's" and introduction to the opening act.

I'll try to get something more to you in a bit but I'm going back to the theater now. The rehearsal likely will go late, but I want to be there tonight as well. (I'm the only relative in town so far and I get the girl all to myself... Tomorrow she disappears to the masses.)

Going to the theater...

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

On May 10th, the EVVY Award broadcast aired live on YouTube, and Richard could be spotted in the audience with his family, proudly taking pictures on his phone. If he shares some of his photos, they will be added here.

The 38th Annual EVVY Award broadcast is available on YouTube.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WALES COMIC CON
April 29, 2019

Richard's selfie from Wales Comic Con

On Monday, as he awaited his outgoing flight following Wales Comic Con, Richard sorted through his photos from the weekend and shared some of his favorites, including several selfies with various "guests" and props at the convention. Then he added a spontaneous selfie with Amanda Tapping.

Finally, as he boarded his plane to catch a connecting flight in Paris, he sent one more selfie with a note commenting on the lack of other passengers.

April 29, 2019

Taxiing down the runway. Heading to gender-neutral Paree~~

The perfect flight - nobody else on the plane.

Bon voyage!

A few days later, after he had returned home, Richard sent one additional photo of a piece of colorful artwork. His note explained:

May 4, 2019

The 'Nose' painting was a work hanging in a hallway of the hotel in Wales. I took the pic because I have a hankering for oddities and color, art in general.

Just thought I'd share.

Then, when he was sent a copy of the special photo op he had requested of himself with Monty the dog, he sent an enthusiastic reply:

Thank you! I'm loving this picture.

Don't tell Andy!

Click here to see Richard's photos and additional pictures from Wales Comic Con.

WALES COMIC CON
April 27-28, 2019

RDA at the Wales Comic Con

Richard visited Wales this weekend to attend the Wales Comic Con held at Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales.

The convention marked a much anticipated reunion with his Stargate costar Amanda Tapping and provided an opportunity for the two of them to participate in a joint Question & Answer Panel on Saturday, and a joint photo session on Sunday.

Richard also took the time to greet and chat with fans, pose for photos, and sign autographs.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to the Wales Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
April 14, 2019

Richard's picture of Wylie

As part of her college curriculum, Richard's daughter Wylie wrote and directed her first play.

The play, entitled "Guys," was performed this weekend at Emerson, and Richard was on hand to enjoy the performances and to spend some very welcome time with his daughter.

While he was there, he took a moment to share his enthusiasm.

April 14, 2019

What a daughter I have! Her very first venture into the worlds of writing and directing has shown me exactly what I knew was simmering just below the quiet surfaces of my once-shy girl: an artist!

I'll be able to reflect more on the experience when I've left Boston, but now we're hanging out together (a rarity these years), and I full well intend to take advantage of the moment.

I'll sneak a picture out during any breaks in the action.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

After he had returned home, Richard shared one of his pictures from the weekend and added some more praise from a very proud father.

April 16, 2019

I celebrate the unique genius that is my daughter (who I had the "genius" to name Wylie).

My lovely kid IS quite the "threat" in OH! so many ways: Yes, she can sing and dance, act, write, and now direct. I consider myself a blessed man for all her accomplishments and acquired confidence garnered along the way... really I am!

I do believe she is an artist! And I love her a whole bunch!

Pappy Dad Anderson

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HOLLYWOOD SHOW
February 5, 2019

Richard's artistic selfie with Andy

On February 2nd, Richard was among the celebrity guests at the Hollywood Show, an autograph event held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. The show provides an opportunity for fans to meet many of their favorite celebrities and to obtain an autograph.

Afterward, Richard sent a brief message to say that although he had missed the costumes and color of typical conventions, he had enjoyed the opportunity to meet the many fans who had attended.

Earlier, he had also shared another sample of his creative photography with a new selfie entitled "Foto Philter Phun."

First foray into New Filterland, Funland ~

2 Dogs in Oil

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN
RiChArDeAnDeRsOn

KECK STORIES SERIES PREMIERE
January 16, 2019

Richard Dean Anderson

Richard will be the host as the Keck School of Medicine of USC presents "Breakthroughs in Pain Management: Are Opiods Necessary?" featuring Dr. Steven Richeimer, Director of the USC Pain Center. Dr. Richeimer has pioneered innovative and effective solutions for chronic pain sufferers including effective alternatives to opioids.

Richard has long been associated with the Keck School of Medicine and his friend Dr. Richeimer as he has participated each year in the "Quench the Fire" event in support of research into pain management. As the host of this special event, Richard will engage Dr. Richeimer in a discussion on the recent breakthroughs in pain management and provide the audience with a deeper perspective on the future of pain management.

The special event will take place on Monday, February 25th from 7:30 to 8:30pm (doors open at 7:00) at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica.

General Admission tickets are $20 and available at the Keck School of Medicine website. [Sales have closed]

For more information, the flyer for the special event is available here.

Information and updates are also available on Facebook.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
POPPY
January 9, 2019

Richard's picture of Poppy

Richard shared more of his photography this morning. This time, his picture of his dog Poppy included soulful eyes and a brief caption.

January 9, 2019

Impulse was my friend AND my nemesis.

Rhyque

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAPPY NEW YEAR
January 4, 2019

Richard's artistic selfie with Andy

To welcome the New Year, Richard sent another of his artistic selfies with a very simple caption.

January 4, 2019

New Year's Kiss

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

~ 2018 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MERRY CHRISTMAS
December 25, 2018

Christmas

As Christmas Eve turned into Christmas Day, Richard sent a holiday message to one and all.

December 25, 2018

To All,

Well, not much has changed: I have again waited for the last possible moment to not only shop for Christmas, but to extend my well-wishes and sentiments to people I know, love, and respect. It's me, friends, I am the space cadet in this matter!

However, do not mistake my tardiness for anything BUT.....tardiness.

Because my intention from Halloween on, has been to thank everyONE for everyTHING that has been bestowed upon me. Most evident to me has been the outpouring of expressed appreciation from every one of you for my life's work, and the play stuff I've pursued in between. It means so much to me that a massive majority of you all supports the various "causes" and charitable organizations I have tried to help throughout the years. You are special human beings who are willing to invest your time, money, emotional and spiritual strengths, to help the causes you deem worthy..... as I do.

Tonight, however, I would like to simply hope that everybody has spectacular holidays, Merry Everything, (Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah.....etc.)

I started out kind of 'humbuggy' this month (and the previous, smoky month of November), but I've come around nicely due to the arrival of my daughter, 2 of 3 brothers, an extra dog, and an agreement among the brothers that all our Christmas shopping could ONLY be done at Bed, Bath, and Beyond ~~ this agreement made ALL of us very, very happy.... and a few of us, merry!

Great Holidays to All!!!

Richard

P.S. Turns out Kate IS the angel I've always suspected she was. Merry Christmas, Kate.

Rick

Later, after having opened Christmas presents, Richard returned with an excited text.

Trying out an ExMas Present.

Well, my brothers have just given me a present that will likely change my life in the Texting World: Logitech Multi-Device K480 Keyboard. (OMG!) Stick the phone in the slot and start typing on a real, functioning, substantial, noisy keyboard!!

Of course I have some things to learn about its functioning, so be patient.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
December 10, 2018

Richard's picture of Andy

Richard shared an update today about his dog Andy.

On November 30th, Andy had had surgery to remove a few suspicious spots on her head, her leg, and at her hip. Richard was understandably concerned when he wrote to say, "Andy is in surgery right now. I will be staying put (relatively speaking, of course), to nurse my dear girl to health."

About three hours later, he wrote again to say, "Doc told me to head down to the clinic about now so I'm on the road with the little one to pick up her big sister. I hope it will be a routine pick up. I'll let you know."

Three hours later, he reported that the surgery had gone well and Andy was at home resting. He added, "A little extra medication, took off her big CONE, which means I'll be tending to her closely tonight & tomorrow ~ she seems a wee bit frightened so I stay within eye, nose, and ear sight. She's whining now, more later."

On December 2nd, after two days of caring for his special girl, he sent another message. "Two days two nights attending to the needs of (clearly) my best friend. Just enticed brother Tom to watch Andy for a time to allow me at least an opportunity to get some sleep ~ x•aw•sh•tun ~ x•au•s•chun ~ ek•z•awz•jen ~ ecz•auz•tsin ~•~•~•~ sew tyr dh ~ rk"

Today Richard reported that Andy is healing well and her news can be added to the site. The suspicious spots that had been removed had turned out to be benign, and Andy is anxious for the stitches to be removed at her hip. She has been sleeping with him in his bed, and she is up and around and back to playing with her little sister Poppy.

Richard also added that he has remained in his house, and although he has power and internet access, they are still unreliable. He had tried earlier to send some pictures of Andy, but they hadn't gone through. He said he would try again, and he would also send some pictures of his neighborhood, which in places still "looks like a war zone."

Any pictures that make it through will be added here.

DUTCH COMIC CON
November 24-25, 2018

RDA at the Dutch Comic Con

Richard returned to Europe to attend the Dutch Comic Con held at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, Netherlands.

During the weekend, he participated in a few brief interviews in which he spoke especially of MacGyver's enduring popularity, he greeted fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in Question & Answer panels.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Dutch Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
NETHERLANDS
November 23, 2018

Richard's picture from Holland

Richard arrived today in the Netherlands to participate in the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht this weekend.

Once he had landed and settled in, he sent a quick message and a photo of his KLM magazine. The picture came without a caption, but was likely meant to signify than he had arrived in Holland, despite the English language and the Vietnamese cuisine.

November 23, 2018

Now today I am in Dutchland! Not Deutschland. But Dutch.

Then he discovered that several messages he had been sending over the past two weeks had never gotten through.

November 23, 2018

I have no way of knowing if anything ever got out during the fire ordeal -- I'm sorry, SO sorry, that you never got my responses.

I'm looking at the text on this page that tells you that, yes, I would be going to Amsterdam. And even from LAX I sent words too.

He then went back through his phone and tried to re-send his earlier messages, some dating back to before the fires hit. Later, when he turned on his laptop, more messages began to send, as if his devices were suddenly coughing up all the messages that had been written but never sent since the fires began.

So, better late than never, here are his earlier messages, originally sent from California, then re-sent from Holland. The first was sent two weeks ago, after the power outage, but before the fires hit.

November 9, 2018

Not many messages are getting out of my phone and into anyone else's phone, but I'll continue to try to get one out to you to say...

Andy, Poppy, and I are all safe so far and as yet the fires have not reached me. However, Malibu has been designated as a mandatory evacuation area.

I don't feel threatened yet, but I'm keeping track of the reports as best I can.

One complication right now is that we've had a power outage all over the peninsula.

And of course I haven't slept in over 50 hours making me as sleepy/dizzy as one can get. It's crazy windy and hot around the backyard and the AC is dead and gone.

November 10, 2018

Hello? Out there, hello? Anybody out there?

I've been distracted by a little smoke inhalation.

Have had no communications for 2 days (except for the lovely and helpful police persons who rapped on my front door at 2:00am to tell me someone was desperate to reach me and they had been directed by said someone to see if I was OK. Brother Tom, from Vegas.)

Well, I'm OK except for a pretty good headache from the prevailing smoke plumes that filled the "AIR" last night and this morning. Inside of my nose is pretty disgusting, too.

The words from LAX never arrived, but another message had been sent yesterday, on Thanksgiving, reassuring everyone that he would be able to get out of Malibu to fly to the Netherlands, and wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2018

On the run right now, but yes, I am going to the Dutch Comic Con.

The roads opened yesterday, and to my knowledge will stay open henceforth.

Thank you for everything ~

Hpy Tnxgvg... and to all, a gd nt.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MALIBU FIRE
November 18, 2018

Fire

Richard's neighborhood is still without basic necessities, but slowly the danger from scattered flames is fading and roads are starting to open again. He has been trying to keep in touch by driving to various parts of his neighborhood in search of a cell signal, and his latest text came this morning.

November 18, 2018

Not much has changed except the flames are gone, the smoke has dissipated, moods have started to elevate, but the damage is very very real and sobering.

I make a loop of the neighborhood everyday to witness and assess the details of the destruction. There's always something new, something I've missed before --

My living conditions have become basic. There is no electricity or phone service; I have water, COLD water. And my dogs!

Rick


Later in the day, Richard returned with another update.

November 18, 2018

Still no electricity.

No cell service, wifi.....

No refrigeration.

So, all frozen food donated to a Relief Center, an impromptu food supply etc. gathering place put up in the parking lot of a grade school, (a VERY good thing).

Waited til the last moment possible to drop off 25 lbs.? of thawed organic chicken.

Stopped by later in the day & they had cooked it all up in one of those BBQ closed grill things.

I drove up and a big cheer went up for the contribution ~ in part I'm sure because the smoke smell was heaven to those of us who had been inhaling burning houses, cars, electrical wires, etc.

Rick

MALIBU FIRE
November 17, 2018

Fire

Fans continue to keep Richard and his family in their thoughts. More of the Woolsey Fire has been contained, but power is still out, communications down, and roads closed.

Richard's name has appeared in two recent articles about the situation in Malibu. He and his dogs and his home are still safe, but it has been difficult to get messages in or out.

An article from the New Yoker on November 15th said:

Near an askew sign reserving parking for the P.T.A. president, I saw Richard Dean Anderson, the sixty-eight-year-old actor who played MacGyver on TV. He had on a headlamp and, around his neck, a lanyard for his keys and eyeglasses. When the fire hit the point, he said, "It was like that scene in 'Wizard of Oz' where Dorothy's caught in this whirlwind. I had zero visibility, and it was hot, dark brown smoke, and ash. I was starting to feel some little burning stings." He stayed up for the next several nights, going after sparks with an extinguisher. "We're without electricity, for a while there was no water pressure, and there's no communication whatsoever." Someone offered him a solar light to take home, which he accepted genially. I asked him if he'd had to rig anything from gum foil during the ordeal. "I'm hanging flashlights from a chandelier, putting them on broad beam," he said. "There are numerous times when you just don't have something, and you have to make it work. A couple of times, I have made myself chuckle." A moment later, he couldn't find his glasses. When I pointed out that they were around his neck, he smiled and said, "MacGyver, eh?"

Another article in the LA Times on November 17th made this reference:

Richard Dean Anderson sat in the trunk of his hatchback with his two dogs, drinking coffee and reliving the battle he faced the week before. The MacGyver actor, who didn't evacuate his home, recalled the howling winds and the sensation of being caught in gusts so strong it felt as though he were caught in the middle of a whirlpool. "There's a stark reality that comes with it," he said of the damage in the neighborhood. "If it's not you, it's friends you love who have lost everything."

If Richard is able to get another message out, it will be posted here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MALIBU FIRE
November 11, 2018

Fire

As the fires passed through Malibu this weekend, they cut a path of destruction through Richard's neighborhood. Thankfully Richard's house was spared, and although he didn't get far in his evacuation, he and his dogs made it through safely. He was finally able to make a connection today and to share his news and his gratitude for the thoughts and prayers of his fans.

November 11, 2018

I found a place that has a signal outgoing. Hopefully it is still working.

I am OK, a shredded mess, but the dogs and I survived pretty well.

Fifty houses destroyed in my neighborhood; at least six on my street alone.

The whole thing got bigger than I thought it would. Just kept coming, getting darker by the minute.

I was packed and heading out amid flames, thick black smoke, strong winds - completely nuts! I turned around at the bottom of my street (literally said, "**** it!") and went back. Like a bad movie.

Passing out water and gum and chocolate to fire, police workers, etc.

Gotta go.

Tell everyone I am OK and SO GRATEFUL FOR THE CONCERN & thoughts & prayers. It means a lot.

Rick

MALIBU FIRE
November 10, 2018

Fire

For the past two days, horrific fires have been roaring through southern California, from the canyons toward the coast. On Friday, the entire city of Malibu, where Richard lives, was ordered to evacuate.

Richard had time to evacuate safely with his dogs, unfortunately his home is in the direct path of the fire.

His fans will be keeping Richard and his family in their thoughts through this horrible ordeal, and as soon as he is able to share a note about the situation, it will be updated here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON
November 3-4, 2018

Richard and Michael Des Barres reunite at the Rhode Island Comic Con

Richard visited New England for the Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence, Rhode Island. Also attending the convention was Michael Des Barres, who had the recurring role as MacGyver's arch nemesis, Murdoc. For the first time since the series ended almost 30 years ago, MacGyver and Murdoc were reunited, and they shared a Question & Answer panel in addition to greeting fans, posing for photos, and signing autographs.

Richard had traveled to New England a few days early, arriving in Boston on Halloween to spend a few days with his daughter Wylie. The next evening, he sent a brief text.

November 1, 2018

Spent half the day with Wylie, got briefed on all things [email protected]~

Quite the eye opener ~ sobering.

God, I love my kid.

She is so cool!

(room service whistlemusiccloud ) ra

As he made his way back home on Tuesday, Richard began sharing some of his photos, including new selfies and experimental works of art.

Click here to see Richard's and Michael's photos from Rhode Island Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
October 15, 2018

Richard's selfie with AndyRichard's selfie with Andy

This afternoon, Richard and Andy shared some more of their selfies with fans, but they didn't share their secrets.

October 15, 2018

"We Dogs Share Our Secrets, So We Have None..." ra18

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LYON
October 1, 2018

Richard's selfie with freshly washed hairRichard's picture of the Flower Tree sculpture in Lyon

After he returned home from France, Richard shared several more of his photos from his visit to Lyon, including another view of the Flower Tree sculpture (right). More of his photos have been added to the page for the Lyon Game Show.

Richard also included another selfie (left) with a brief caption, and some completely objective praise from a proud father.

October 1, 2018

Freshly scrubbed, hung to dry, wind blown with head out the car window, and voilà: 'Dead Dandelion.'

PS. Wylie has done it again. She was terrific in the production of "Love and Information." (Objectively speaking, of course.)

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

LYON GAME SHOW
September 22, 2018

RDA at the Lyon Game Show

Richard had returned to France to attend the Lyon Game Show. After taking a few days to enjoy the sights of the city, he met with fans at the convention.

During the weekend, he participated in a brief interview for French TV in which he spoke of MacGyver's enduring popularity, he greeted fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in a Question & Answer panel that included Ross Mullan of Game of Thrones.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Lyon Game Show.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LYON
September 21, 2018

Richard's selfie from the Flower Tree sculpture and fountains in LyonRichard's picture of his breakfast in Lyon

Richard has had some time to enjoy exploring France before the Lyon Game Show begins this weekend, and he shared two more photos from his travels.

The first picture, (left), was taken at the fountains and Flower Tree sculpture at Place Antonin Poncet in Lyon. He added the caption:

I have never lost the impulse to saunter on in to water fountains. This one was just as tempting as my first... Lyon, France '18

The second picture, (right), was taken the following morning, with a view of the city from another perspective. His caption:

My breakfast this morning~ I've grown civilized.

Toward the end of the day, he returned with another brief message.

I think I walked 8 miles today, covering hundreds of side streets, and alleyways, and little shops, and videotaping stuff I was. Pix to share, but likely tomorrow as I crumble unconscious into hhs s dncsssss...

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FRANCE
September 18, 2018

French flag

Richard is traveling to France to attend the Lyon Game Show this weekend. While waiting for his connecting flight, he indulged in an imaginative flight of fancy, perhaps fueled by multiple double espressos.

September 18, 2018

Well, what's gnu?

I'm actually in France right now (2:13PM my time).

Enjoying lounge life in Air France French flag world, avec General Chuck de Gaulle. He has chosen a rather heavy, almost syrupy port upon which he will sip for our brief encounter.

I, on the other hand, have ruined yet another travel t-shirt by loudly & quickly downing my third double espresso of the morning, (which is actually a continuation of my day and night of yesterday), and subsequently soaking the soft blueness out of my T-shirt shirt, rendering it almost 'navy' for our chat (which, I think, is 'dog' or 'cat' in French... I could be wrong).

Here he comes. He's been dans la toilette for nearly 3/4 of an heure, which got me suspicious of the old frog: What COULD he have been doing for that long in the loo?

Guy's gotta wonder.

Just taxiing for take off to Lyon now.

Taking oooofff...

Ciao~

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

MACGYVER ON BLU-RAY
September 10, 2018

MacGyver

In June, CBS Studios International announced that the original MacGyver series was being remastered from standard definition to high definition.

Following on this news, CBS Home Entertainment has announced that the first season of MacGyver will soon be available for purchase on Blu-ray. Although there is no word if the new DVD will include any extras, it will be made available with subtitles in English, French, and German.

Season one of MacGyver on Blu-ray will be released on October 30, 2018, and it is already available for preorder on Amazon.com.

Preorder MacGyver on Blu-ray from Amazon.com here.

Click here to read the earlier press release from CBS and to see a side-by-side video comparison of the standard and high definition versions of the episodes.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
TORONTO
September 2, 2018

Canada

Richard attended Fan Expo Canada this weekend, and he shared his pleasure at returning to Canada and greeting fans at the convention.

September 2, 2018

Toronto is proving to be a near therapeutic experience. In part because I'm in Canada, and this is a country that has brought me decades of grand adventure, wonderful relationships, creative opportunities, great skiing, clean air, and the most decent human beings on THIS planet.

This visit I've but seen the inside of a vast and busy convention center, and a couple of neighborhoods in the heart of downtown Toronto, but it is all filled with the loveliness of Canadians.

Off to photo land~

For now, thank you CANADA...

You rock!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
August 23, 2018

Richard's picture of Andy

Returning home from a road trip with Andy, Richard sent a voice text, along with an earlier picture of his dog, as they were driving together along the California coast.

August 23, 2018

I'm actually driving right now just south of Santa Barbara after a day of exploring the land, hills, and mountains up and behind Ojai. Andy's face is out the window catching a stiff breeze, ears straight back, eyelids blown to slits. She met a llama today, but showed little interest in getting to know her, him, it. She stinks like a swamp dog having chased seagulls into the surf and accidentally discovering seaweed, kelp, sand... God she stinks.

I have not been enjoying the heat at all. I am definitely a winter human.

Getting off the freeway back on to PCH for the final approach to the homestead...

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE'S BIRTHDAY
August 2, 2018

Richard's picture of Wylie's birthday cake

It's hard to believe that Richard's daughter Wylie was born 20 years ago today. In the midst of celebrating his daughter's birthday, Richard paused to send a photo and a brief message.

August 2, 2018

I had a slice of cake for you. Then, after taking this picture, had one for myself.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FOURTH OF JULY
July 4, 2018

Fireworks

Richard sent a greeting on the Fourth of July as the United States celebrated Independence Day. Unfortunately, however, his dog Andy was not a fan of the fireworks.

July 4, 2018

As I have done for the last 8-10 years, I saw not one fireworks display, but heard plenty... as did my close friend, Andy, who has reacted very poorly to the crackles and pops and booms that accompany the 4th.

She pants, drools, shakes with an elevated heartbeat, and tries to 'escape' the horror by burrowing under the bed.

All I can do is hold her, and put an easy pressure on her to calm her down.

Rick

MACGYVER REMASTERED
June 15, 2018

Fireworks

CBS, which now owns the rights to the MacGyver series, has decided to remaster the original series from standard definition to high definition.

According to a press release on the CBS Studios International website, the first three seasons have already been remastered, and all seven seasons are scheduled to be completed before the end of the year.

As yet there is no word if these HD episodes will be available for broadcast, for streaming, or for purchase.

Click here for the complete press release as well as a side-by-side video comparison of the two versions of the episodes.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
STANLEY CUP
June 7, 2018

Richard's selfie at the Stanley Cup finalsRichard's selfie at the Stanley Cup finals

Richard sent a text from the middle of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Donning a Vegas cap, he was in the crowd in Las Vegas to cheer on the Las Vegas Golden Knights as they played against the Washington Capitals for Lord Stanley's Cup. This time, however, it was Washington who pulled off the win, defeating the Golden Knights 4-3 and earning their first ever Stanley Cup.

June 7, 2018

I am currently at game five of the Stanley Cup finals in Las Vegas.

I am now being escorted to the other end of the arena to the airbrakes siren at the start of the third.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
June 3, 2018

Richard's selfie

Late at night, Richard sent a quick email to say hello, and good night, and to share another uncaptioned selfie.

June 3, 2018

Hi,

I'm sitting here in bed, and Andy has crawled over the clean white sheets to insist I stop for the night and give her the ritual cuddle and scratch.

Good night.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
May 13, 2018

Richard's photo of Wylie

Wylie returned home after completing her second year of college.

As Richard went to pick her up at the airport, he shared a stolen moment.

May 13, 2018

Stolen pic of this exquisite kid of mine. On a night I picked her up at the airport. I stole this picture.

On May 11th, before leaving Emerson College for the summer, Wylie had attended the 37th Annual EVVY Awards, a student-run awards program recognizing the outstanding work of Emerson students in the performing arts. For her work that year, Wylie was recognized with an award for Outstanding Lead Female Actor for the Stage for her performance in "Surprise Party."

Following his earlier note, Richard added a mention of his daughter's remarkable achievement.

May 15, 2018

The EVVY is a phenomenal accomplishment, and I couldn't be prouder!

Richard's photo of Wylie winning the EVVY AwardRichard's photo of Wylie with Andy

Richard promised that he would be sharing more pictures, and two more arrived on Friday. The first, a picture of Andy, arrived without a caption, but to the second, a picture of Wylie with her EVVY award, he added a note.

May 18, 2018

My caption to the picture is "Who? What? Who?" SO tells the story.

The video of Wylie's EVVY Award is available in the Video Gallery.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CALIFORNIA
March 30, 2018

Richard's selfie along the Pacific coast

Richard took a moment to share some of California's scenic coastline as seen on his motorcycle trips.

March 30, 2018

Hi! Having trouble sending pix from this phone ~~~ may be replacing soon.

Every time I head north along the coast to reconnect with my favorite things on Earth, I try to stop at this curve in the road to look at where I've just come from.

Around the point in the background, about 30 miles back, is San Simeon. There is a lot of this view ahead of me, but higher, rockier, windier, and heavily forested on my right as I go north. I'll stop in Big Sur for an ice cream and some reflection.

Decades ago, I would travel this same route with no final destinations in mind, just some curious ambling along this iconic and spectacular stretch of highway along the Pacific Coast.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FORMULA 1
March 24, 2018

Formula 1 Racing

Early this morning Richard texted to share his enthusiasm for the beginning of the Formula 1 racing season.

March 24, 2018

I am today brought life & light & awe.

My dear, therapeutic FORMULA 1 has begun, again!

Formula 1 racing car emojiPuff of smoke emoji Huzzah!!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FEDCON
March 16, 2018

Richard's picture of an Easter Bunny

Richard had been scheduled to appear at FedCon in Bonn, Germany on May 18th, however on March 7th that appearance was abruptly canceled.

At that time Richard explained that he had only just learned of the cancellation himself and hadn't yet had the opportunity to learn what had prompted the decision. Then he added, "I am crushed about any fans who have already purchased ANYTHING, made reservations, bought airline tickets, took time off, or in any way made plans to come to FedCon to see RDA. It sucks, and my heart breaks thinking of them...."

A week later, Richard followed up with a note saying that he still has not been able to determine from either party what had happened to cause the cancellation or why alternative arrangements could not be made, but he hopes to know more soon.

Then in keeping with the spirit of the season, though perhaps a bit early for the holiday, he shared a picture of a bunny and added a simple note:

~Happy Easter~bunny

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PARIS
February 5, 2018

Richard's picture of an Egyptian artifact in the LouvreRichard's picture taken from the plane in Paris

The morning after the Paris Manga convention, Richard sent a series of texts and photos from Charles de Gaulle airport as he awaited his flight home.

The first picture (left) was of a familiar Egyptian artifact taken during his visit to the Louvre while touring Paris on Saturday, and the second (right) was a last view of Paris from the plane window, showing the "ice" and weather conditions that had delayed his flight by five hours.

February 5, 2018

I began this travel day at 5:40AM today by finishing up packing and heading to Charles de Gaulle, anticipating a 10:20AM departure. It's now 1:30PM and I'm in the Air France lounge @ Charles de Gaulle, finishing #3 quad americano.

I wrote you a brief snippet of life that DISAPPEARED from my screen when I tried to place the cursor right next to the 'send arrow', apparently. I say 'apparently' because this has happened several times in my career with the texting world.

Basically had a great time at the Paris convention, just way too many people to connect with in one day. It's been cold, which I love, and I spent the day at the Louvre hobnobbing with antiquity and historically famous paintings and sculptures, pottery, gold, silver, and pewter chalices, jewelry, and lots of tourists from many old countries.

We're actually moving!!! Five hour delay - 100 meters away from a de-icing port just off the runway. We used to get severely iced wings in Minnesota and we would go thru this massive cloud of solution being pressure sprayed onto virtually all parts of the plane - sound was deafening, completely smoked in. Don't expect that scene today but we're almost there and I'm getting scowled at, so off goes the phone.

Gotta go. Byyyyeee.

PARIS MANGA
February 4, 2018

Richard at the Paris Manga

Richard traveled to France for the weekend to attend the Paris Manga convention at Porte de Versailles in the capital city.

He attended the convention on Sunday only, and once again hundreds of fans lined up as he signed autographs, posed for pictures, and participated in a Question & Answer panel.

Click here view pictures from the Paris Manga event.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SUNRISE
January 31, 2018

Richard's picture of a sunriseRichard's picture of a sunrise

Richard shared his appreciation for nature this morning as he witnessed and captured a sunrise from his backyard (left).

January 31, 2018

This morning it was the song of celestial war that caressed the inner workings of at least two senses: sound AND sight.

It seemed as if my eyes were closed for seconds; apparently those seconds had been minutes~~~

This is what I witnessed ~

Rick

Later, he added a second picture (right) with the simple message, "...later that same day..."

~ 2017 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ART
December 27, 2017

Richard's picture of roses

Richard has been doing some more experimenting with photography and art, and he shared his latest creation.

December 27, 2017

More attempts at art... stuff. Ha!

The joy is not always found in the end product, but rather, in the process getting to it.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2017

Picture of a deerRichard's picture of Andy

With a busy Christmas Eve family gathering ahead of him, Richard was preparing for an afternoon nap when he took a moment to send a Christmas greeting.

His message was accompanied by a picture of a deer (left), which came without explanation. (Perhaps Santa was missing one?)

December 24, 2017

I would love to say something profound and Christmas-y and direct it straight into the hearts of every fan of life and things and stuff and feelings and empathy and tolerance and dogs and love and more stuff...

But... My head is headed toward a down pillow for what will be a nap before Christmas Eve sparks into action with the convergence of a wonderfully weird combo plate of related humans.

So I will confess that I won't be awake much longer to express all that needs to be expressed to the fans of all there is!

I truly do appreciate that they still care! Lovely people, them!!

Merry Christmas!!! Christmas tree

Rick

Before his head hit the pillow, he followed up with a picture of Andy (right) and another message:

I taught Andy this sleeping position ~ Proud Daddy!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CALIFORNIA FIRES
December 8, 2017

Fire

Wildfires have been devastating several areas of southern California.

Although these fires are not currently threatening Richard's home, he wrote to share an update about the nature of the fires, and about his Christmas preparations in spite of them.

December 8, 2017

Fires are still raging, leaving quite the impression of helplessness throughout the two counties primarily affected.

Smoke affects everybody! There's a lot of it, I must say. Personally, nasal & sinus cloggage is considerable. It's like the entire population is suffering horrific allergies. (I am.) Everything is thick and suffocating.

I'm not ostensibly threatened where I live, but we all keep a lookout for anything resembling floating embers, etc. We are experiencing the west coast's version of hurricanes... I guess.

We've gotten up what decorations are going up; modest, but cheery. I'm a big fan of the aromas associated with the winter holidays, so my house REEKS of pine and spices, pumpkin, nutmeg, tea, coffee, wet dogs... smoke.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
VETERANS DAY
November 11, 2017

Veterans' Day

On Veterans Day, Richard shared an image and a note of thanks to those who have served in the defense of their country, and he remembered members of his own family who have served.

November 11, 2017

World War I: Corporal John I. Anderson ~ Army Infantryman

World War II: Captain Stuart J. Anderson ~ Army Air Corps Pilot

Korean War: Colonel John F. Anderson ~ Air Force Pilot

I think of them often. Today I saluted them:

Anderson men who served.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RETURN TO THE GATE
November 4-5, 2017

Richard at Return to the Gate

Richard returned to Australia to attend the Return to the Gate event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Stargate SG-1. The convention, held over two days in two cities, took place in Sydney on November 4th and in Melbourne on November 5th.

Richard reunited with Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Corin Nemec, and Gary Jones for the event, where he greeted fans, signed autographs, posed for pictures, and participated in Question & Answer panels and auctions.

To help share the events of the weekend, Richard sent a series of selfies, photos, captions, and notes.

Click here to view Richard's photos and notes from Australia.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
AMANDA
November 3, 2017

Richard's selfie with Amanda Tapping

From Australia, where he had flown this week to attend the "Return to the Gate" conventions in Sydney and Melbourne, Richard shared a second and somewhat stylized picture with another special lady.

Upon arriving in Sydney, Richard was reunited with Amanda Tapping, and the two spent the day catching up with each other and touring the city before the conventions began.

November 3, 2017

We haven't lost a thing! Still got it!!

Feels good to laugh in conversation with a pier [sic] peer.

Plus: SO hot!!

Great to be back in Australia!

Rick

(Please note: the "pier [sic] peer" is Richard's wording and not edited.)

Amanda also shared some of her photos with Richard.

Click here to see Amanda's photos as well as other pictures from Richard's trip to Australia.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
November 3, 2017

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

From Australia, where he has traveled for another convention, Richard shared two photos of special ladies.

The first was another father-daughter moment with Wylie, taken during their earlier visit to Washington, DC, and captioned:

MY girl~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
October 16, 2017

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

With his daughter Wylie on his mind, Richard shared an earlier photo of a father-daughter moment, which he captioned:

My Reason For Breathing, The Source of My Joy

USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 1, 2017

Richard at Quench the Fire

On October 1st, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 11th annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

As he has done each year since the run began, Richard signaled the start of the race, and this year he even began the walk route, then took a left turn and ended up exploring the park on his own, communing with nature and a red tailed hawk that had landed near him. Afterward, he mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and stayed even after the event was packing up in order to sign autographs for everyone who wanted one.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.

SALT LAKE COMIC CON
September 22-23, 2017

Richard at Salt Lake Comic Con

Richard visited Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the Salt Lake Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

He has enjoyed reuniting with co-star Christopher Judge, greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and participating in a Question & Answer panel held on Saturday, and he especially enjoyed visiting puppies, courtesy of the Humane Society of Utah.

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to the Salt Lake Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HARVEY
August 28, 2017

Richard's picture of Andy

As Hurricane Harvey continues to batter Texas and Louisiana, Richard shared his thoughts and support for the residents and first responders along the Gulf coast.

He (and Andy) shared another photo with a simple caption: "Empathy re: Harvey."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
August 18, 2017

Richard's selfie

Richard shared another of his characteristic captioned selfies today.

August 18, 2017

Rick Gets an Idea...

......."Now," he wondered, "what to do with it..."

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY
August 9, 2017

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

In July, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society launched Operation Virus Hunter II, a campaign to protect native Pacific salmon from open-net salmon farms.

Richard forwarded a recent press release and asked that it be posted and shared to raise awareness about the threat posed by salmon farms:

SEA SHEPHERD RESEARCH VESSEL RETURNS TO CANADA TO INVESTIGATE FARMED SALMON INDUSTRY

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is reteaming with renowned Canadian biologist Alexandra Morton on Operation Virus Hunter II, the non-profit organization's wild salmon defense campaign.

The campaign launched on July 27th with a press conference at Vancouver's False Creek Harbor on board Sea Shepherd's R/V Martin Sheen. Morton, environmental activist and broadcaster David Suzuki, and Traditional First Nation leaders Willie Moon and Farron Alexander Soukochoff of the Dzawada'enuxw First Nation tribe were among the speakers at the press conference. Actor/activist Martin Sheen, the ship's namesake, was also in attendance.

Pacific Northwest salmon are threatened by open-net salmon farms that share the same migratory route. These farms are breeding grounds for disease and parasites which spread to the surrounding waters and put wild salmon in danger.

As with last year's inaugural Operation Virus Hunter campaign, Morton is once again traveling aboard the Sheen over the course of several weeks, stopping at various salmon farms to conduct audits for disease and other factors.

"I have worked to protect wild salmon from the catastrophic impact of salmon farms for 31 years," said Morton. "I am enormously grateful to Sea Shepherd, because they dare to take a close look at exactly what is happening in these industrial facilities."

"The farming of this exotic alien species (Atlantic salmon) is a lethal assault on wild salmon populations, an insensitive assault on the First Nations, and a shocking assault upon the marine ecology of British Columbia's marine ecosystems," added Sea Shepherd founder and C.E.O. Captain Paul Watson. "The government's duty should be to protect the rights of the First Nations, to defend the wild salmon and not to cater to a foreign controlled destructive salmon farming industry."

To learn more about Operation Virus Hunter and what you can do to help, click here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
DOG
August 2, 2017

Richard's picture of a dog he met while traveling

Richard sent another message today.

He didn't happen to mention plans for celebrating Wylie's birthday, but he did offer a bit of reminiscing by sharing a picture of a dog he met during his recent motorcycle trip to Montana.

August 2, 2017

A new friend met in Montana.

We enjoyed immediate recognition, as though we were from the same litter.

She came at me, wiggling ~~ tip o' her tail, to tip of her nose.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
LONDON FILM & COMIC CON
July 28-30, 2017

Richard at the London Film & Comic Con

Richard traveled to England to attend the London Film & Comic Con this weekend.

He enjoyed greeting fans, signing autographs, posing for pictures, and participating in a Question & Answer panel, but he sent a note from the convention admitting that he wouldn't have much of an opportunity to explore the city while he is there.

He did describe a few other summer travel experiences, and he added another selfie with the note, "Details to follow (the hat)."

July 29, 2017

Recently off the river in Montana, very old friends reconnecting.

Now in London. I really didn't expect to wander much this trip. I would have considered hanging out here for a while if Wylie had been available to come with me, but she has two jobs this summer.

We have four days planned in Catalina soon. We're going to start her on a path to SCUBA certification, which we've both been anticipating for quite a while.

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

Click here for some photos from Richard's visit to the London Film & Comic Con.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ROSES
July 12, 2017

Richard's black and white picture of roses

Richard shared a little greeting and another of his artistic creations, this time a black-and-white photo entitled "Red, Yellow & Off-White Roses."

Then he added a note:

July 12, 2017

If Life was only this simple....

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FATHER'S DAY
June 18, 2017

RDA

Richard wrote to share that his Father's Day celebration would be slightly delayed this year since both he and Wylie are traveling in very different directions, but he is looking forward to the father-daughter reunion.

June 18, 2017

The Father's Day celebration, alas, will be spent on the road, straddling 1200 cubic centimeters of vibrating metal, rubber, and fiberglass.

Likely a predawn departure northward toward Big Sur will launch me into my self-indulging celebration of this grand tradition... normally meant to be shared with one's child or children!

NOTE:

My daughter just called me from Copenhagen!! We spoke excitedly for near a fifth of an hour ~ SO EVERYTHING IS GOOD.

I'll pick them up at LAX on Monday/Tuesday, and we'll ease ourselves back into what is our "normal."

Fairly soon to be continued!

Rickety

"NOTE FROM RICK"
PAUL WATSON
June 12, 2017

After his weekend celebrating the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Richard forwarded one of his photos from the Anniversary Gala and shared his admiration for Sea Shepherd's founder, Captain Paul Watson.

June 12, 2017

40th Anniversary Sea Shepherd Gala

Captain Watson speaks emotionally about the moment he KNEW his mission in life was to help, assist, and save the lives of animals of the sea ~~

A more impassioned human I have never known!

rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY
June 8-10, 2017

Richard at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society event

This week, Richard helped the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society celebrate two important milestones.

Thursday, June 8th, was World Oceans Day, a global celebration of the oceans of the world. Richard joined Sea Shepherd at a reception in Los Angeles to mark the day with the launch of their documentary "Operation Jeedara." The film documents the work of Sea Shepherd Australia and their ship the Steve Irwin in their mission to stop BP from drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight and to prevent the possibility of another environmental disaster such as the Deep-Water Horizon tragedy in 2010.

On Saturday, June 10th, Richard again joined Sea Shepherd in Beverly Hills for their 40th Anniversary Gala for the Oceans. The formal event celebrated the work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society over the past 40 years and raised funds to help save dolphins, turtles, whales, sharks, and critically endangered marine species.

Click here for more information about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Donations can also be made directly through the charity page on this website here.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ORLANDO
May 26, 2017

Richard's selfie at Orlando MegaCon

Richard traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend MegaCon, his first convention of the year. From the convention, he texted a greeting to the fans and posed for another captioned selfie.

May 26, 2017

Dorky Dad the Cheerleader!

(A good and humid time in Orlando ~ Excellent Humans Here!)

ORLANDO MEGACON
May 26-27, 2017

Richard traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend MegaCon, his first convention of the year.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

He also participated in some pre-convention publicity and interviews.

Click here for some photos and media from Richard's visit to the Orlando MegaCon.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
May 22, 2017

Richard's selfie with Andy

Richard returned with a message, "I thought of you today!" followed by another selfie:

May 22, 2017

"My Two Dogssses"

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 21, 2017

Richard's selfie with AndyRichard's artistic rendering of Andy

In the middle of the night, Richard and Andy appeared with another selfie to share, followed later by another artistic rendering.

April 21, 2017

The Anderson Dogs ~ At Night ~ rIcHaRdEaNdErSoN

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 16, 2017

Richard's windblown selfie

As Easter came to a close, Richard shared a windblown selfie with a simple caption.

April 16, 2017

The Ultimate Hat Hair ~~ Weathering the Storm.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE
April 11, 2017

Richard's picture of Wylie

Now in Boston to support Wylie in her opening night performance of "Peter and the Starcatcher," Richard proudly shared a photo of his daughter.

April 11, 2017

Wylie, heading toward her dad for an Opening Night HUG ~ and then she was gone~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BOSTON
April 10, 2017

Richard shared a picture of Liberty, a Briard from Williamsburg

The mascot of Colonial Williamsburg is a 2-year-old Briard named Liberty. A picture of Liberty and his colonial minder was sent to Richard because of his great affinity for dogs.

Richard cropped Liberty from the photo and sent it back with the caption "Puppy Beautiful."

Then he added another update:

April 10, 2017

Just landed in Boston ~ huzzah!

Ostensibly for Wylie in "Peter & the Starcatcher," wherein she embodies the personage of Molly.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 5, 2017

Richard's artistic selfie

Still experimenting with creativity, Richard sent one more artistic and uncaptioned selfie today.

Perhaps the fans have their own suggestions for a caption?

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
April 1, 2017

Richard's selfie with AndyRichard's selfie picture of his sneakers

Following his promise to send more "pieces," Richard shared more of his uncaptioned photographic art today.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANNIVERSARY
March 30, 2017

Richard's self portrait doodleRichard's selfie

Exactly 20 years ago, on March 30, 1997, the Richard Dean Anderson Website was first launched.

Reminded of the anniversary, Richard expressed his wish to contribute to the day. First he sent a bit of art, a doodle-over-a-self-portrait entitled "1997." Then he sent a second selfie entitled "2017," followed by a promise to send more of his creative art pieces soon.

March 30, 2017

I would like to contribute to the anniversary ~ is it too late to make the issue?

Have you set a deadline? Type set, colors poured and mixed, paper stock set and calibrated according to font types, sizes, styles? The presses warmed and rolling, test runs adjusted and sample sections torn from the initial rolls for final scrutiny by all departments, especially advert artwork which, after all, is crucial, as it ultimately pays for the whole production line?

I seem to have gotten drawn into familiar territory here: Tangent Land.

This 1997 doodle is just that... a doodle. No need to highlight it as anything representing my "pieces."

I will, however, filter some your way. SOOOOON!!!!! heart

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
March 21, 2017

Richard's selfie with AndyRichard's artisitc selfie of his lips

Richard was in an artistic mood, exploring the options on his cell phone.

This evening he shared some experimental photos, to the left a selfie with Andy, and to the right an artistic rendition he entitled "Lips & Knows."

March 21, 2017

If I can figure the technology properly, I'll send some pictures from my iphone, most of which are experiments in what can be done with the limited editing tools that apparently come with the camera-phone.

I'll begin the process tonight with some sample selfies altered a tad to resemble some kind of "art"... I guess.

Here we go~~~

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2017

birthday cake

In the wee hours, as his birthday was just beginning, an email was sent to Richard with messages and links and charity donations in honor of his special day. Delighted, he wrote back immediately:

January 23, 2017

OH!!!! YOU are my FIRST...!! well-wisher! birthday cake Your wish, is my command: I am well.

Thank you happy face for your well-placed well wish... well timing, too. roseballoon


Unfortunately, his birthday was marked by torrential rains in Los Angeles, and his day didn't start off in quite the way he might have hoped. Later in the morning, he returned with another message, looking forward to the pleasure all the well-wishes would bring:

I've been assessing flood damage with the Dogs all night, especially alert during a predawn torrent that scared the little one from any consideration of bowel or bladder relief. So I am just now attempting to sleep~ WONDERFUL activity I promised myself for a portion of the day.

But then, this afternoon I will sip loudly from some symbolic chalice (coffee cup), an immense americano coffee drink, and get down to the business of pleasure by strolling through the well-wishes, hand-in-hand with the well-wishers.

So, for now, ZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzballoonheartZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzzzrabbitholeZzzz

Rick

~ 2016 ~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS CARD
December 29, 2016

Richard's Christmas card selfie with Wylie

Richard and Wylie have been celebrating the holidays. Today he shared a photo with a simple message:

December 29, 2016

Christmas Card, from

~~Wylie & Rick~~

"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2016

Christmas card

Richard is familiar with the Jacquie Lawson online greeting cards. Asked if he would like to use that format to share a holiday greeting, he took advantage of the opportunity. (Click the image.)

December 24, 2016

The Eleventh Hour Before Christmas

Well, well, well.......

If it isn't Procrastination Pete, the Eleventh Hour Elf, making his feeble attempt to bid Tidings of Goodness to the Faithful Fanage who continue to inquire about him, wonder aloud of his whereabouts, activities and travels!

If it isn't.... then.... who.......m?

Saint Kate is STILL giving me this opportunity! I think I'll take it. It is 7:55 PM PST, making it 10:55 PM EST.... Kate's Time. To be honest, this little Christmas How-de-do (or, Holiday How-de-do ~~ all inclusive) may not make it in time to be appropriately.... timely. Unless we all expand the parameters of celebration to include: better late than REALLY late, this expression of sincere hopes for goodness in life and dreams, will mean less than what is intended.

Everybody, my brilliant and beautiful daughter is on her way over here to begin our festivities on Christmas Eve.

The place looks wonderful, smells of pine (mostly), flickers with dozens and dozens of candles, seasonal music flowing from one end of the house to the other, (heavy doses of Pentatonix Christmas genius), and soon we'll be eating the traditional Anderson Christmas meal: angel-hair pasta with red sauce, dash of pesto. Classic!

Before I head to the stove, let this be known: I am indebted to ALL of you, for your support, your loyalty, patience, and love. I am aware of my failings as the object of your attentions. It embarrasses me that I don't speak out to you much.

The only thing I can offer at this hour, on this night, is my promise to try and correct this errant wandering, focus more of my communication skills, and simply speak up, and speak out!

MERRY HOLIDAYS, TO ALL!

~~Rick

P.S. Extra gravy for Kate!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
TOULOUSE
November 26, 2016

Richard's picture of the Toulouse Christmas MarketTake time to smell the flowers

Richard has been enjoying his visit to historic Toulouse, and he wrote briefly to share some of his photos of the city's Christmas decorations (left).

November 26, 2016

Up late to get this short note to you: If you appreciate history, this is a place you may very well enjoy.

There are quite a few familiar faces, and some who have mentioned the site. "The Girls", they are!

Impossible attendance numbers, filling all buildings of a 7 building convention center. And so far... not an ugly moment to witness.

My host claims there will be 60,000 people to attend in two days!! And again, all well behaved and boisterously celebrating the 10th anniversary of this convention, the Toulouse Game Show.

It's all quite wonderful! A little on the exhausting side of things, but very terrific.

Rick


Early the next morning, amid the bustle of another convention day, Richard forwarded a message he had received from a friend, a reminder to enjoy the moments (right).

November 27, 2016

Tell me this sequence doesn't touch SOME part of your gentler self!!

I'm in Toulouse, France, currently a cold, drizzly day, a LONG way from home, and these pix arrived from a good friend in the States.

Good stuff.

Rick

The full collection of Richard's photos from Toulouse can be seen on the page for the Toulouse Game Show.

TOULOUSE GAME SHOW
November 26-27, 2016

Richard at the Toulouse Game Show

Richard returned to France to attend the Toulouse Game Show, a convention that was held at the Parc Des Expositions in Toulouse, France.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

In addition, before the convention began, Richard was able to spend some time as a tourist, enjoying the Christmas Market of historic Toulouse.

He also participated in several pre-convention interviews for radio, television, internet, and print.

Click here to see some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Toulouse.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
BOSTON
November 18, 2016

Richard's artistic shapesRichard's artistic shapes

From the road, Richard sent a few texts to share an update about his upcoming travels.

Once again, his message came with no explanation for the accompanying graphics.

November 18, 2016

@ LAX, flying to Boston early to see Wylie perform in a new play @ Emerson. (Rare that freshpeople are cast in anything the 1st year.)

Tuesday, flying back to CA on a late flight, arriving early AM. ~~ Mid-afternoon, flying to Paris, connecting to Toulouse for the weekend + (missing TGiving!).

Hit reverse, go home!

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON
November 15, 2016

Richard at Gatecon

Richard emailed to share a discovery: An earlier message he had written, and thought he had sent, while on his way to Boston was, in fact, still sitting, unfinished, in his draft email folder.

Nevertheless, he passed along his earlier thoughts about the Gatecon weekend, and he added his sincere thanks to all the fans who have offered their support.

November 15, 2016

Well well well... if it is not little Ricky coming up for air.

The below was written at least a month ago, and then got lost in the quick shuffle to get... somewhere?

I've only just a minute ago happened upon the draft file, confirming I never hit "send." Unfinished, but the moment was created.

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36,000 ft. above the United States of America, heading in an easterly direction for a rendezvous with destiny... no, wait... Wylie!! Rendezvous with Wylie!! I got lost.

Let me reflect for a moment:

I recall having one of the warmest, and most personal public experiences in Vancouver a (fairly recent) while back. HOMECOMING (caused) brought me no end of joy and comfort. Everyone, (I mean it: EVERYONE!), to a woman, child and man, was polite, open, friendly, and patient... PATIENT, my friends. Sometimes the most difficult element to endure at these gatherings, is the waiting. My God do I have empathy for all of you. Personally, I can attest to being the absolute WORST 'waiter' in all of humanity. Truly, I have no idea how you all do it.

My frustration at being the object of affection at the 'table d' signet', is that I am powerless to make things move any faster without sacrificing chunks of the precious few moments I have with each of you. And I LIKE meeting people, very much! But the dilemma exists: do we hustle people through the line so as to eliminate some of the discomfort and awkwardness of so much time spent taxing the joints in your knees, lower back, and shoulders, cramping muscles in every cranny and nook in your bodies, tending to kids who'd rather be cavorting with some other kind of monster, preferably one donning a cooler costume than that of Jack O'Neill's...

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Late now and on the edge of sleeping... Which is what I'm going to try to do now.

(Coyotes are whistling down canyon, Andy's ears are twitching.) Good Night.

Rick

SUPER MEGAFEST BOSTON
October 22-23, 2016

Richard at Super Megafest Boston

Richard traveled to Massachusetts to attend Super Megafest, a convention which was held in the Boston suburb of Marlborough.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Question & Answer panels.

He also welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with his daughter Wylie, who is attending college in Boston and stopped by for a visit.

Click here to see some photos from Richard's visit to Super Megafest Boston.

USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 16, 2016

Richard at Quench the Fire

On October 16th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 10th anniversary of its Annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

As he has done each year since the Run began, Richard signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
RECOVERY
October 6, 2016

Eat More Fruit

Richard texted to share the good news that his injuries from his recent fall continue to heal.

His message began with his discovery of a new feature for his phone, probably a reference to the unexplained animated GIF of fruit that accompanied his message. (Click the image)

October 6, 2016

Ostensibly, a new toy in the telephone.

I have full use of both hands and all fingers, now. Huzzah!

Right wrist fades rather quickly, but I can move hither AND thither without the splint or sling.

I'll wrap it to warm the joint and render a modicum of relief, mostly after physical therapy, or a normally restless night.

A second text followed, in which he shared his hope for the safety of those in the path of Hurricane Matthew as it approaches Florida and the US east coast, and he recalled his childhood amazement and respect for the power of Mother Nature.

Exception for death, destruction, agony, loss, illness, et. al..... I am quite fond of laying witness to Nature's extreme behavior!

My dad and I stood in silence on the front porch of our house in Minnesota, one summer, having just witnessed the most devastatingly gorgeous display of lightning and shifting storm clouds. Thunderous echoes following the most startling "claps" and "cracks" of sound imaginable, and dark, smooth, undulating shades of black clouds, that I was convinced were there for the sole purpose of establishing a permanent backdrop for my nightmares, forever.

I loved it... every bit of it!

Be safe...

I will get on the computer tomorrow and spew some thoughts and give you some updates.

Now, G'night~

GATECON
September 8-12, 2016

Richard at Gatecon

Richard appeared as the headline guest at Gatecon: The Homecoming, held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, BC.

Other guests during the convention weekend included Tony Amendola, Carmen Argenziano, Erick Avari, Corin Nemec, Tom McBeath, numerous System Lords and favorite guest stars from the world of Stargate, and representatives from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The weekend, which focused its charity fundraising activities in support of Sea Shepherd, also included several media appearances by Richard as he welcomed the SSCS ship, the R/V Martin Sheen, to Vancouver and discussed its recent mission, "Operation Virus Hunter."

Fans had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with the celebrity guests, including a Meet & Greet reception, a cruise around downtown Vancouver, a 1960s themed banquet, a bus tour to local filming locations, and a charity auction, in addition to Question & Answer panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions. Although Richard's injured elbow prevented him from signing autographs, fans still had an opportunity to meet him during the autograph sessions and to receive an embossed stamp instead of a written signature.

Click here to see some photos and videos from Richard's appearance at Gatecon.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON & POPPY
September 1, 2016

Gatecon

Richard had dropped his daughter Wylie off at college earlier this week, and today, from Boston, he kept in touch with a series of messages to update news, answer questions, and offer a public service announcement.

With a reminder that healing has been a slow process, he shared, with regret, that his ability to sign autographs at Gatecon will be affected:

September 1, 2016

I felt it necessary to give fair warning to anybody who will be joining us in Vancouver that things are still a little wonky on my end.

So... hence... I sent a message to Gatecon.

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Well folks, there's no avoiding the issue anymore: as most of you may know by now I recently performed a head plant onto a cement surface, sustaining a concussion, broken rib, sprained left wrist, and an oddly broken right elbow. Right now, and for at least the next 12 weeks, I will be in a splint on my right arm to completely limit any rotation or peripheral movement of the arm. The obvious problem this causes, is that I will be unable to sign any autographs with my right hand.

Paul Brown and myself have been commiserating to try and solve this dilemma. To be perfectly honest with all of you nothing seems to satisfy as a solution.... as yet. This whole situation is distressing, and truly saddens me greatly. Paul and I will continue to work on ideas to satisfy my autograph promises, but for now I won't be able to sign any autographs, which I know is important to so many of my incredibly loyal fans and friends.

I want to assure everyone that I will BE there, in Vancouver. My injuries are proving to be slow to heal, and I am still dealing with a fair amount of discomfort, but nothing is going to keep me away from our Homecoming. I will be there for some gentle hugs, and as many pictures as we can all endure.

I felt it only fair to announce the situation so everybody knows upfront what's happening. Thanks for understanding, and I hope you all still attend. Personally, I'm determined that the Homecoming will be a fun event....after all, 'fun' IS my middle name.

Love to all,

Rick

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Then, in response to fan questions about the puppy who had prompted his fall, he introduced the newest member of his family:

Richard's picture of his dog PoppyRichard's picture of his dog Poppy

"Poppy" is a Havanese. I adopted her from my mom when she died~

Andy has made the social adjustments necessary to bring Poppy into our pack.

All is well.

Finally, he added, "I am literally rolling down the runway from Boston..."

Richard's picture from Washington DC reminding everyone to vote

But before he disappeared, he added a photo from his visit to Washington, DC, and a reminder to everyone:

VOTE!!!!!

"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAMILTON
August 16, 2016

Hamilton

Shortly after his fall, Richard was still dealing with a great deal of pain, and he had written:

"Slow mend, they say ~~ I can confirm."

But he added:

"PS--The dog is fine. Poppy is her name. PoppySeed, formally."

After two weeks of healing, however, he was able to travel with his daughter after all, and he sent another text.

August 16, 2016

NY ~ Wylie ~ Hamilton ~ tonight ~~ Exquisite!

Maybe DC ~ LA ~ Boston ~ Emerson.

Still broken avec pain. Headache lingering, but less.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 31, 2016

Richard's injuries

Unfortunately, Richard's recent fall has forced him to put his travel plans on hold. Taking the time to stay home for rest and recovery, he sent a text on Sunday evening.

July 31, 2016

I sent Wylie and her mom to travel without me - My blessings with them...

"NOTE FROM RICK"
INJURY
July 29, 2016

Richard's selfie in the hospital after a serious fall

What a difference a day makes.

Barely 12 hours after Richard shared his plans to travel to Italy in a few days, he sent another cryptic message on Thursday evening that said only, "On my way for a CT scan. Details to follow."

Several hours later, after leaving the hospital, he sent a picture and an explanation. He has made no mention whether his travel plans will be impacted, but fans will be wishing him a speedy recovery.

July 29, 2016

I had thrown a puppy toy in the direction of the swimming pool. The puppy ran into the pool and likely would have sunk.

I made a mad dash down four stairs oddly spaced leading to the pool. My mad dash turned into flight, from which I landed headfirst on to the concrete.

Broken elbow, cracked rib, slight concussion, suspected slight fracture in left wrist, etc.

--Rest--

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 28, 2016

RDA

Sharing his excitement about his upcoming plans, Richard returned once more with another news update.

July 28, 2016

OH!!! Apryl and I are taking Wylie to Italy next week!

Celebration of stuff: Graduation, start of college, time with both parents doing something they would have done a lot of had mom and dad stayed together and.......

Any suggestions for things to see? Probably set down in Rome, then we're free. Trains, planes, auto buses, etc.

Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
July 26, 2016

Richard's selfie with Andy

In a playful mood on Tuesday evening, Richard sent another one of his uncaptioned selfies.

This one is a completely different type of "like-father-like-daughter" pose, with Andy.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 25, 2016

MacGyver

Richard followed up his earlier text with an email in which he explained why he would not be appearing in the new MacGyver reboot.

July 25, 2016

So many people have responded to the attempted "reboot" of the MacGyver franchise, and a lot of people have asked me if I'm going to be in the new show, or am I going to produce it, or, yada.

And all I can say is, I'm not considering being a part of a project that has overlooked the insanely LOYAL FANS of the original character and has proceeded without considering how and why they all became and STAYED loyal fans...

Yes, I was asked, but no, I won't be involved in the MacGyver reboot. I have tried to recognize that there really is a balance to be found here. Hence, my loyalty to my fans.

Anderson, Rick

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 24, 2016

Richard's graphic of a disco dancer

Last October it was announced that CBS Television Studios was preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television.

The production has undergone a number of changes and revisions, and last week at Comic-Con in San Diego, the producers and cast introduced the new series and mentioned that they had "reached out" to Richard Dean Anderson. Since then, there has been much speculation about whether Richard would be involved in the project in some way.

Richard offered his perspective first in a brief text, notable mostly for his completely unexplained use of a "disco" icon as his signature.

July 24, 2016

Wylie is just arriving, so this is a teaser:

Huge overhaul of personnel at the new MacGyver: producers, writers, actors, etc. The promo people for CBS/MacGyver called my agent to see if I would be interested in helping to promote their show.

I'll email you tomorrow-ish... my girl is here!

randerson

"NOTE FROM RICK"
FATHER'S DAY
June 19, 2016

Richard's selfie with his daughter Wylie

Richard had written earlier to say that he would be spending the Father's Day weekend with his daughter Wylie.

As the weekend drew to a close, he sent a photo to share on the website with the simple caption, "Dad."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
June 5, 2016

Richard at the San Jose Sharks game

On Saturday evening, the San Jose Sharks kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in overtime.

Excited by the performance of his "home team," Richard sent another enthusiastic text from San Jose.

June 5, 2016

So!

Back in San Jose CA, chasing Dear Lord Stanley and his big, shiny 'cup.'

A MASSIVE victory, last night, for the home team.

Historic! The FIRST EVER Stanley Cup Finals victory for the Sharks, who have been competing since 1991.

mtc

"NOTE FROM RICK"
THEATER BANQUET
June 3, 2016

Richard and Wylie at the CHS Theater Awards NightRichard and Wylie at the CHS Theater Awards Night

Richard continues to play his favorite role, that of proud father to his daughter, Wylie.

As a graduating senior this month, Wylie attended her high school year-end Theater Banquet with her dad on Wednesday. Afterward, Richard shared two of his father-daughter photos and added the caption:

CHS Theater Awards Night. Good, healthy, pride-filled tears...

SEA SHEPHERD DOCUMENTARY
June 2, 2016

Richard at a Sea Shepherd event in 2009

The trade papers have announced today that Richard Dean Anderson will be one of the executive producers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's crowd-funded documentary feature entitled "Why Just One?"

The first feature-length film from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society documents Operation Jairo, Sea Shepherd's 2015 sea turtle defense campaign in Honduras, Florida, and Costa Rica, and seeks to answer the question of why only one in one thousand sea turles survives to maturity, and if we can save them in time.

In describing his support for the project, Richard has said, "My support for Captain Paul Watson, and the hearty hordes of volunteers who make up the crews venturing out to sea, has exposed me to the kind of ongoing education that continues to enlighten me, both head and heart. It is my hope, as executive producer, that this documentary will shed a bright light on a dire situation, and proceed to enlighten all of us to care about these endangered turtles, as well as all of our earth's marine life."

The film is scheduled for release in July, 2016.

Click here to read the press release from the Hollywood Reporter.

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
May 27, 2016

Richard at the San Jose Sharks gameRichard's picture with Michael Greenburg at the San Jose Sharks game

Always an avid supporter of hockey, Richard takes special pleasure each year in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On May 25th, he was on hand at the SAP Center in San Jose, California to watch the San Jose Sharks defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 and win the Western Conference championship.

On May 30th, the Sharks will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Richard shared some of his passion for hockey in a text he sent following the Sharks' victory over the Blues.

May 27, 2016

I am again drawn out into the open to continue a personal, fairly irregular, ritual in my time-space continuum...

My dear old friend, Mike Greenburg, has been shooting a documentary about teams on the road to the Stanley Cup. So I met him in San Jose for game six of the Western Conference championship game.

There is much cause for celebration because, THE SHARKS ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR 25 YEAR HISTORY.....!!!!!!!

California is an amazing state for so many things. I love living here!

But who could EVER imagine that BY living here, I would have 3 great professional hockey teams to support! (Add to the list, my allegiance to my home-state MINNESOTA WILD, and life is perfect.)

So, GO SHARKS!!!

AnDeRson

Later, he added a link: https://www.nhl.com/news/stanley-cup-final-10-stories-to-watch/

Item #6 in the article read:

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METALLICA AND MACGYVER MANIA

The "Shark Tank" again could be teeming with celebrity fans who could help the home team rig up a game plan for a seek-and-destroy mission in the Cup Final.

Oh yeah, we're talking about Metallica ("Seek and Destroy") front man James Hetfield and the man who could rig up anything with a string, two pingpong balls and a flashlight, MacGyver himself, actor Richard Dean Anderson.

Each was at Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday and proved to be good luck charms in San Jose's 5-2 win against the St. Louis Blues.

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Several weeks later, Richard forwarded a second picture (right) captioned "Mike Greenburg & Richard Dean at San Jose during Stanley Cup finals run."

"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
May 23, 2016

Andy

Still dealing with some pain issues and the aftermath of some recent dental work, Richard has been taking some quiet downtime at home. Today, his dog Andy sent a message on his behalf:

May 23, 2016

My human man guy is lucky to have you as a friend. (He says you are.) I do what I can and I'm as patient as I can be, but, ROOF!! he has been tired!

I mean, I can lay around in the shade with the best of them, but my guy has been resting a LOT... even though I've TRIED to coax him with treats.

I really have to thank you, though - you seem to be the only human person he writes to, but I'm around him a lot, and I can't remember the last time he sat down to respond to you. (I could be wrong, I don't read as well as I used to.)

I'll get on him, though, don't give up....

He's a good guy -- he's always been my best friend... always!

Andy

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 18, 2016

Flowers

The prognosis for Richard's mother after her recent surgery had been good, however she grew weaker in the days following.

On Monday, Richard shared the very sad news that his mother had quietly passed away.

April 18, 2016

Jocelyn Anderson, my glorious mother, died on April 17, 2016 @ 1:05 PM.

Her sons were with her as she passed away to begin her next, new adventure.

She is remembered by anyone who met her!

Anderson, Rick
Jo's Kid

"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 4, 2016

Richard at the FACTS Flanders Expo

Richard had been doing a lot of traveling during the past month, first with a visit to New Zealand and then to Belgium. During this time, he was also keeping in close touch with his family at home while his mother was being seen by her doctors.

He sent a series of updates privately, which he has now asked to be shared, in part.

First, from Auckland, he wrote:

March 7, 2016

I'm heading to the airport in about 15 minutes. However, I will soon have some time to sit and write you a letter with more substance than 'how-de-doo'...!

My mom has been in the hospital this past week. Every time I check in with my brother it has become more serious a situation than previously suggested.

Again, I'll bring you more details when I get to Christchurch. Out the door.

Shortly afterward, he added:

March 8, 2016

No change with mom, but it has become very evident that she is going to need surgery of some kind to fix a blocked artery sometime soon-ish.

I promise to keep you apprised.

Once he returned home from New Zealand, he was able to be with his mother during a preliminary procedure. In the wee hours of the morning, he wrote again:

March 23, 2016

Barely staying awake at the moment.

Starting early (later on) this morning, Mom goes into the hospital for the first procedure.

Will try to sneak a note tomorrow to bring you up to speed.

While he was in the hospital, fans had begun reacting to the news that an actor had been chosen for the new role of MacGyver. To brighten Richard's day, I sent him a reply:

March 23, 2016
BTW, to give you a smile, the announcement was made that Lucas Till will be the new MacGyver in Henry Winkler's project. When the news hit, Twitter exploded with reactions from fans. I now know how to say "No one can replace Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver!" in about a dozen languages. :)

Richard responded later:

March 23, 2016

What a wonderful response from the fans. To express the preference, sight unseen, is ostensibly a gesture of loyalty.

Feel good moment of the day, for me.

Mom is sleeping, but I will keep you apprised.

The following week, he wrote again, very late at night:

March 30, 2016

Actually, I'm not as much of a wreck as I thought I would be after today's events.

Took mom to the hospital EARLY EARLY this morning for a Trans Aortic Valve Replacement. It is a phenomenal procedure!

Bit of a challenge intermittently, but the consensus from the 8 physicians in the room was that for her age, she did great!

She COULD go home as soon as tomorrow but I hope she chooses to stay through the weekend when I'll be back from Belgium.

(She told me to pack a bag yesterday in anticipation of a successful operation.)

Feeling confident of his mother's recovery, Richard was able to board a plane the next day to travel to Belgium. On his way out the door, he sent a playful text:

March 31, 2016

paw printspaw prints

Later, having arrived in Belgium, he sent another update:

April 2, 2016

One crazy day, getting here, to Ghent, Belgium, I must say!! Planes and trains and cars, and broken knees... Not a 'dream vacation,' but I'm glad I'm here.

I haven't the slightest inkling whether my text is getting to you, so...... here you go.

Sours: https://www.rdanderson.com/updates/index.htm

'MacGyver': What Is Richard Dean Anderson Doing Now?

The 1985 series MacGyver is a real classic and part of it is thanks to Richard Dean Anderson! From 1985 to 1992 the 69-year-old American actor played the main character "Angus MacGyver" also known as "Mac", an optimistic action hero who worked as a secret agent for the fictional Department of External Services, and as a troubleshooter for the also fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles.

Richard Dean Anderson before MacGyver

At the time of joining the cast of MacGyverRichard Dean Anderson had already appeared in some television shows like General Hospital, Today's F.B.I., and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, but it seems that his work as "Mac" opened him more doors in Hollywood. The last episode of MacGyver was air in 1992 but Richard Dean Anderson went on acting; in 1997 he started to appear in the Stargatefranchise as "Jack O'Neill" inStargate SG-1, reprising his role in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, in 2004 and 2009, respectively, as well as in the 2008 film Stargate SG-1 Continuum. But what has the star been up to lately?

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Richard Dean Anderson as "Angus MacGyver" in MacGyver, 1991

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What is the MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson doing now?

Richard Dean Anderson has been working on different projects lately. In 2011 he played the roles of "David Smith" in the American legal comedy-drama series Fairly Legal, and "Keith" in the sitcom Raising Hope. One year later he reprised his role as "Angus MacGyver" in the 2012 show Mercedes Benz: MacGyver and the New Citan; and most recently in 2013 he played himself in one episode of the American sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.

In recent years, the actor has been very active within environmental organizations all over the world. He is actually a member ofthe Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and has worked with the Earth Rivers Expeditions.

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Richard Dean Anderson at the Paris Manga Salon 2018 

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Five interesting facts about Richard Dean Anderson

  • Like his two most famous characters, "Angus MacGyver" and "Jack O'Neill" the actor was raised in Minnesota
  • He has a daughter named Wylie Quinn, who is in her 20s! 
  • Richard Dean Anderson wanted to be a professional hockey player... until he broke both of his arms
  • He used to perform as a mime before acting in television
  • "Angus MacGyver's" birthday is January 23, 1950, the same as Anderson's!
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Richard Dean Anderson

American actor and producer (born 1950)

For other people named Richard Anderson, see Richard Anderson (disambiguation).

Richard Dean Anderson

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Anderson at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2019

Born (1950-01-23) January 23, 1950 (age 71)

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Alma materSt. Cloud State University, Ohio University
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1976–2013

Notable work

  • Stargate SG-1
  • MacGyver
  • Emerald Point N.A.S.
  • Legend
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Pandora's Clock
  • Through the Eyes of a Killer
Partner(s)Apryl A. Prose
(1996–2003)
Children1
AwardsFull list
Websiterdanderson.com

Richard Dean Anderson (born January 23, 1950) is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). He later appeared in films such as Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997).

In 1997, Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1, a spin-off of the 1994 film Stargate, replacing Kurt Russell. He played the lead from 1997 to 2005 and had a recurring role from 2005 to 2007. Since 1997, he has starred in only one film: Stargate: Continuum, released in 2008 as a sequel film after the Stargate SG-1 film The Ark of Truth. He appeared in the follow-up Stargatespin-off series Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe (reprising his role from SG-1 as Major General and later Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill).

Early life[edit]

Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest of four sons born to Stuart Jay Anderson, a teacher and Jocelyn Rhae Carter, an artist.[1] He is of Mohawk, Norwegian, Scottish, Finnish-Swedish[2][3] and Swedish descent.[4] His last name, Anderson, derives from his Finnish-Swedish paternal grandfather.[2]

He grew up in Roseville, Minnesota, where he attended Alexander Ramsey High School.[5] As a child, his dream of becoming a professional hockey player ended when he broke both of his arms. He developed an early interest in music, art, and acting. For a short time, he tried to become a jazz musician.[1]

Anderson studied to become an actor at St. Cloud State University and then at Ohio University but dropped out before he received his degree because he felt "listless". Right after his junior year in college, he participated with friends in a cross-country bicycle ride from Minnesota to Alaska. He then moved to North Hollywood along with his friend and girlfriend before moving to New York City, finally settling in Los Angeles. He worked as a whale handler in a marine mammal show, a musician in medieval dinner theater, and as a street mime and juggler.[6] He has stated that this period was "the happiest of [his] life" and has expressed an interest in teaching juggling, clowning, and other circus arts to disadvantaged youths.[7][8]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Anderson's first role was in the American soap opera, General Hospital as Dr. Jeff Webber from 1976 to 1981. Afterwards, Anderson guest-starred as one half of an interracial couple in an episode of The Facts of Life that also served as a backdoor pilot. In 1982–1983 he starred as Adam in the CBS television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (based very loosely on the movie of the same name). In the 1983–1984 season, he played Lieutenant Simon Adams on the 22-week Dennis Weaver series Emerald Point N.A.S. on CBS, stealing away Celia Warren (Susan Dey), the wife of naval lawyer Jack Warren (Charles Frank).[6] Anderson then played Tony Kaiser in the acclaimed TV movie Ordinary Heroes, which aired in 1986.[9]

MacGyver[edit]

Anderson came to fame in the lead role of Angus MacGyver in the hit television series MacGyver, which lasted from 1985 to 1992 and was highly successful throughout its seven-year run.[10] The character Angus MacGyver, also known as just MacGyver or Mac, was an optimistic action hero who was notable for using a Swiss Army knife instead of a firearm as his tool of choice.

Anderson would go on to produce two follow-up movies to MacGyver in 1994.[1] After MacGyver ended, Anderson stated "MacGyver was seven years of being in virtually every frame that was shot and having absolutely no life at all."[11]

Later career[edit]

Stargate[edit]

Anderson was recognized by the Air Force for his role in Stargate and was made an honorary Air Force brigadier general

From 1997 to 2005, Anderson starred as Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1, based on the movie Stargate starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.[12]John Symes, president of Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer (MGM), called Anderson himself and asked him if he wanted a part in the series. Anderson watched the Stargate film over and over again and came to the conclusion that the film had "great potential" and signed a contract with the Stargate producers.[8] Anderson agreed to become involved with the project if his character was allowed significantly more comedic leeway than Kurt Russell's character in the feature film. He also requested Stargate SG-1 be more of an ensemble show so that he would not be carrying the plot alone as he did on MacGyver.[13] In season eight, he chose to have his character "promoted" to base commander on Don S. Davis's advice.[14] This enabled Davis to retire from acting due to his ailing health and Anderson to take over the smaller role which involved far less on-location shooting so that he could spend more time with his young daughter.[15] The following season, Anderson terminated his status as star and producer of Stargate SG-1 opting to make several guest appearances per season instead, allowing his sizable role to be filled by veteran actors Ben Browder (replacing Anderson as field commander), Claudia Black (replacing Anderson as the comic relief) and Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (replacing Anderson as Base commander).

At the Air Force Association's 57th Annual Air Force Anniversary Dinner in Washington, D.C., on September 14, 2004, then-Air Force Chief-of-StaffGeneral John P. Jumper[16] presented Anderson with an award for his role as star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1, a series which portrayed the Air Force in a positive light from its premiere.[17] Anderson was also made an honorary Air Force brigadier general.[18]

Other work[edit]

In 1995, he co-starred with John de Lancie in Legend, a comic series of only twelve episodes about a dime novel writer in the Wild West who, against his will, has to play the role of his own fictional character. Originally written as a TV movie, with the decision to make Legend a series, the original teleplay became the two-hour pilot episode. Anderson was applauded for his roles as Ernest Pratt and Nicodemus Legend by many critics, most notably John O'Connor from The New York Times.[19]

A great fan of the television show The Simpsons, which he repeatedly referenced during his time on SG-1, Anderson was invited in 2005 to guest star on the show. He voiced himself in the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore", in which the actor was kidnapped by Selma and Patty Bouvier, Marge Simpson's sisters, his MacGyver character having been their longstanding heartthrob.[10]Dan Castellaneta, the voice actor who portrays Homer Simpson (among other characters), made a guest appearance on Stargate SG-1 ("Citizen Joe") and, in describing his unnatural ability to see the life events of Jack O'Neill, made reference to O'Neill's fondness for The Simpsons.[20][21]

Anderson briefly reprised his role as Angus MacGyver in 2006 when he appeared in a MasterCard commercial during Super Bowl XL. While the plot follows the "MacGyver Formula", it is somewhat satirical of the series, showing unlikely if not impossible solutions to the obstacles faced by Anderson's character (in one shot, he cuts through a thick rope with a pine-scented air freshener).[22] The official MasterCard website for the commercial refers to it as "the Return of MacGyver".

Lee David Zlotoff, the creator of MacGyver, announced on May 3, 2008, that a MacGyver film was in production.[23] Anderson has expressed interest in revisiting his role; however, there is no word on who will be playing the role of MacGyver in the film.[24][25]

Anderson cameoed as MacGyver in what seemed to be a Saturday Night Live advertisement parody featuring the show's recurring character MacGruber (portrayed by Will Forte), but was rather a real commercial for both Saturday Night Live and Pepsi, in which the titular character becomes obsessed with the soft drink. This aired three times during the January 31, 2009, SNL broadcast, and the second part aired again during Super Bowl XLIII on the following day.[26][27]

Anderson has also played the role of General Jack O'Neill in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe, which first aired in October 2009.

Anderson joined the cast of Fairly Legal on USA Network in Fall 2010 in the recurring role of David Smith, appearing in three episodes.[28]

Other creative works[edit]

Anderson has served as an executive producer in six shows in which he has acted himself: MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis, MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, Legend, Stargate SG-1, Firehouse and From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown.

Anderson composed the song "Eau d'Leo" for the MacGyver episode "The Negotiator".[29]

Together with Michael Greenburg, Anderson created the Gekko Film Corporation. The company was involved with Stargate SG-1, producing every episode from 1997 to 2007 with the exception of 2006. The company itself has served as Anderson's backing agency.[30]

Charity work[edit]

Anderson has supported Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization trying to stop water pollution.[31]

Anderson is a member of the Board of Trustees for Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a youth organization established in 1968 with the help of MacGyver producer Stephen Downing, and featured in an episode from season 4 of the show.

Anderson received the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-a-Wish Foundation because of his commitment to the foundation. He is also a supporter for various Sclerosis Society non-profit organizations and has done several public service announcements to show his support for the various organizations.

Anderson is an avid supporter of the Special Olympics and was one of many speakers at the 1991 opening ceremonies.

In recent years, Anderson has helped several environmental organizations around the world. He is a member of Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and has worked with the members of the Earth Rivers Expeditions to Produce River Project.[32][33]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson divides his time among Vancouver, Los Angeles and northern Minnesota.[6]

From 1996 to 2003 his partner was Apryl A. Prose, mother of his only child, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson (born on August 2, 1998). Anderson left Stargate SG-1 because he wanted to spend more time with his daughter stating, "Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work."[29]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Films[edit]

Video games[edit]

Producer[edit]

Composer[edit]

Year Title Notes
1988 MacGyverTV series (song "Eau d'Leo" in episode "The Negotiator")

Awards[edit]

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Richard Dean Anderson

References[edit]

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  10. ^ ab"Plans underway for MacGyver movie". BBC. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
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  12. ^Norma Cavazos (1997-06-22). "'Murder, She Wrote' Film May Air This Fall". The Dallas Morning Times. Retrieved 2009-04-10.
  13. ^Eramo, Steven (July 2002). "Richard Dean Anderson – Mr Anderson – Colonel O'Neill". TV Zone (Special 46): 4–9.
  14. ^"Don S. Davis ~ General Discussion ~ An Interview by M R Reed". Selmak.org. Retrieved 2010-08-18.
  15. ^Gibson 2003, p. 66, p. 117.
  16. ^Thar, Doug (September 9, 2004). "Air Force to honor actor, producer". Air Force Link. Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  17. ^Haugsted, Linda (2004-09-20). "Through the Wire". Multichannel News. Reed Elsevier Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
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External links[edit]

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NOTES FROM RICK

Kate Ritter has remained steadfastly respectful of my need for personal privacy. In addition to the Lexicon, Kate has created and maintained the most amazing website on my behalf, RDAnderson.com. Her meticulous chronicling of my career and life activities looms as one of the greatest labors of love imaginable. She knows better than most people how much I cherish and protect my privacy so it has been no easy task for her to be as comprehensive as she is on the website. Even without regular correspondence she has been able to exhibit great insight into the workings of my head and heart. I must admit, sadly, that I have been of little help in her efforts; she has done it all on her own. For this I am eternally grateful and sincerely extend my unyielding appreciation.


Thank You, Kate! Rick

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I didn't want it, but I saw that you wanted it. What do you like to lick. - Not.

Richard Dean Anderson talks new macgyver at wales comic con April 2019

I reluctantly put on a shirt, the trousers seemed unpleasant to me, it was too stuffy here and I hesitated again, looking at. My reflection in the mirror. - Are you all right. - Suddenly came a voice behind the curtain. - Yes, yes, I am now.

Now discussing:

What I saw brought me into a stupor. Lena was now lying on her stomach on top of the blanket, one leg extended downward, the other bent at the knee and slightly set aside. But these were not all the changes that took place in the room. Yurka was standing next to the bed, and his hand was on my wife's shin.



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