What Did Richard Dean Anderson Do After MacGyver?
After finishing the two follow-up movies to the series, Anderson moved on from playing MacGyver. He starred as Jack O’Neill from 1997 to 2005 in Stargate SG-1. Apparently, Anderson didn’t have to fight for the role; the president of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer called him up personally and asked him if he wanted a part in the series.
Anderson also has a charitable side. He’s an avid supporter of the Special Olympics and has spoken at events including the 1991 opening ceremonies. He supports the Make-a-Wish Foundation and various Sclerosis societies. He’s also a part of several environmental groups. Anderson works less these days—he’s too busy playing his best part ever as a dad to his daughter.