Richard Dean Anderson

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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, and then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Dean Anderson has received more than 5,755,196 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Dean Anderson is the 472nd most popular actor (down from 380th in 2019), the 890th most popular biography from United States (down from 775th in 2019) and the 244th most popular American Actor.

Richard Dean Anderson is most famous for playing the lead role of MacGyver in the television series of the same name.

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Among actors, Richard Dean Anderson ranks 472 out of 10,030Before him are Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Perlman, Raffaella Carrà, Woody Harrelson, Oliver Reed, and Vincent Cassel. After him are Richard Crenna, Michèle Mercier, Alberto Sordi, Christopher Lambert, Burt Young, and Michael Lonsdale.

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Among people born in 1950, Richard Dean Anderson ranks 25Before him are Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Gabriel Byrne, Joe Hisaishi, Zhang Yimou, Sergey Lavrov, and Ron Perlman. After him are Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Néstor Kirchner, William Hurt, Flavio Briatore, and Suzi Quatro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Dean Anderson ranks 890 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Seligman (1942), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Daniel Keyes (1927), Robert Solow (1924), John L. Hall (1934), and Ray Tomlinson (1941). After him are Richard Crenna (1926), Eliot Ness (1903), Cyndi Lauper (1953), William P. Murphy (1892), Thomas Pynchon (1937), and Keith Jarrett (1945).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Richard Dean Anderson ranks 244Before him are Tim Robbins (1958), Guy Williams (1924), Linda Hamilton (1956), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Ron Perlman (1950), and Woody Harrelson (1961). After him are Richard Crenna (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Burt Young (1940), Tom Waits (1949), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and Lillian Gish (1893).

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