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From Your Fans Around the World
January 23, 2005

In My Daughter's Eyes

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Happy Birthday, Richard.

Thank you for being the person you are.

New Jersey

Happy Birthday, Ricky Dean! ! !
Hope it's a great one!!!
May God continue to bless you and your family!
Always be yourself and never stop smiling!!!
.... it's contageous!
All my love,



Hello Richard!

I'm a huge fan of you since MacGyver until today! You're a great person and I have a chance to send you birthday greetings. Soo... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope your dreams come true. Don't stop acting, don't stop smiling, and don't stop being. Take care!


Krzysztof (aka Dean)
Cracow, Poland


Dear Rick :)

Happpppppppppppy Birthday Sweetie!!!
Have a fun time on your special day
with your special Girl!!

Hugs & Kisses,

Stephanne aka Sj Shortea
Escondido, CA


Happy Birthday to a cultural icon!

MacGyver or Jack O'Neill, both characters are part of television history. Have a great day celebrating what you've done and what you can look forward to. Your fans love you. Eat some cake!

Ellen Druda
Long Island, New York

Rick, I wish you a very happy 55th birthday, that your birthday is enjoyable with your little treasure Wylie and your friends and family.

You continue over the years to surprise me and even if you haven't as much screentime as before you are always in my heart.

Take care,
We love you,
Kisses from France,




I would like to take this time to tell you how much I enjoy the subtle silliness. I can't help but laugh with you. I want to tell you how much those times that you let your joy show through makes a large impact. Have a "Blessed Birthday".

I miss seeing you on SG-1, but I certainly understand priorities.

I pray the Lord grants you many "HAPPY BIRTHDAYS" to come. Also, may HE guide your steps to find the appropriate priorities to bring everlasting joy and happiness.

May your Heavenly Angel take good care of you!


A fan,

Diana Lee McClellan
Campbell, California


You have done so much for so many, ie your work as an actor and with organizations such as Sea Shepherd, that I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a dedicated person to your craft and to wish you an awesome and wonderful birthday. You have blessed the lives of so many people with your presence. Thank you for just being YOU......

A dedicated fan and admirer,

Lamar, Colorado

Have a great birthday! Although this season is not yet over, I am missing you already. Thanks for the wonderful years of top entertainment.

Luanne Walsh
Canyon Country, CA

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and hoping the coming year brings you your heart's desire.

Nassau, Bahamas


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"Tender Dances" is the gift of Life and Music. Dads and daughters dance their own special dances, one leading the other and changing roles according to the music.

I wish you: Tender Dances!


Hi Rick,

I like to tell that you're my favourite star
please keep on to be the way you are.

I think I know a lot 'bout you,
here it is , what's really true:

Hockey's one of your favourite themes,
I hope that you can fulfil your dreams.
Humour with a sarcastic sense,
even though YOURS makes some people feel tense.

Did you think about writing a biography?
I guess many people would be interested to read.

I like the way you act,
and as a matter of fact,
MOTHER NATURE is now all important to me
this is, what you taught me to see.

Stargate's season 9 will soon take place
and hopefully your character won't be erased.
I will enjoy your work on TV much more,
'cause this is what I'm waiting for.

So, Rick I say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you
and may all your dreams come true.
Take care of your little girl,
she's a very special one in the whole wide world.
I want you always to feel fine
and may God bless you all the time!!!

My best wishes,


I wish you a very Happy Birthday Rick. Love everything that you do. Hope you have a very special day with those that you love. Thank you so much for continuing with Stargate SG-1 into Season 8. It really means a lot to us to be able to see you on screen and appreciate the humour and wit you bring into Jack O'Neill's character. I wish you all the very best for whatever you choose to undertake in the future.

Lots of love, always,

Kent, UK


Happy Birthday Rick,

Hope you have a wonderful 55th birthday with Wylie and your family. Here is a cute picture. Hope you enjoy it. Happy Birthday from one Animal Lover to another. Have a great day.


Susan Watts
Drayton, North Dakota

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Hope that this new year will be the best so far!

Thank you so much for the Gift of Yourself - for sharing your life with your fans. And thank Wylie for sharing her dad with his fans.

Looking forward to the remaining episodes of SG-1's season eight, and the release of MacGyver season 1 on DVD in January! Woo-hoo! What a great way to begin 2005 - celebrating your birthday, watching Mac on DVD, and seeing new SG1 episodes!

Also looking forward to your Earth River documentary. And selfish person that I am, hopefully looking forward to seeing Jack O'Neill in season 9 of SG-1.


Best wishes!

Morjana Coffman
Rancho Cordova, CA

to you!!!
I hope that you have a great day!!!!!
Here's some chocolate for you.

Take care,

Debbie Munson
Maryland, USA


Enter the 'Golden Boy' to the Golden Age.
You will never be younger than you are right now.
You will not be older until tomorrow ---
and tomorrow never comes.
Cannot catch the wind in a sieve.
Blow free, Ricky Dean.

C. J. Mills

I'm not good with words, so I'll simply say, happy 55th and here's to 55 more! Thank you so much for all of the entertainment you've given to your fans over the years. We do appreciate it, although there are no words to tell you exactly how much! I wish you happiness and continued success in all you do!

Andrea Mesich
Wisconsin, USA

Happy Birthday! I hope that this year brings you everything you could wish for and more. It has been a pleasure to enjoy your acting the last 20 years, and I hope we get 20 more years of enjoyment before you call it quits. :)



Congratulations on your Air Force award! You deserved it! You are an awesome actor! You are amazing. Hope you have a great birthday.

Rochester, NY

Just my small way of wishing you a very happy birthday. May you enjoy spending it with Wylie and those you love.

Barbara Kass
Torrance, California

Happy birthday! I have been a huge fan since MacGyver, as a lot of your fans seem to be. I fell in love with the character because it was brains not brawn, this is a big turn on for me (of course his good looks were another perk **wink wink**) Thanks for being you, and my best wishes for continued success in your career and personal life. God Bless you.

McConnellsburg, PA

Have a Very Happy Birthday Rick!! Enjoy your day!

Rhonda Schafer
Vancouver, Washington

Happy birthday for 23 January, RDA, from all at Stargate News Australia.

We'll be doing a little birthday entry in our NEWS pages closer to the dreaded day, mate.


Gary Hansberry

May all your birthday wishes comes true.
That's a wish, from me to you.


Dear Rick,

Well another year has come again to wish you a Happy Birthday. I just wanted to also tell you how glad I was to see you in yet another season of Stargate SG-1, I also just heard the news of the renewal for a ninth season. I support you in whatever you decide to do for this season and respect you very much in taking care of your family. That's the most important thing in life. And I know you are probably very tired and you need a break from the spotlight. I do really hope you decide to do another year of Stargate because it won't be the same without you but only you know what the right thing to do in your heart. I have watched you from the MacGyver Days to now and I really do admire you, you are a true inspiration in my life. I think it is so cool that you are from Minnesota because I'm from there also. It's Thanksgiving night and it snowed all day, our first snowfall of the season. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more to come. Spend the day with Wylie and enjoy the small simple things of life. I think when I say this it comes from all of your fans........ We do love you and wish the very best for you. Happy Birthday and ignore all the 55 speed signs, put your foot on the pedal and go for it, you might miss something down the road!!!

Tracy Trana
Minnesota, USA

Happy Birthday!

Have a wonderful birthday, with Wylie and your family, make sure you do all that you want, it is your special day.

Rachel Wright
Plymouth, United Kingdom

My dear Rick,

I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
May all your dreams and wishes come true.
I send you all my love. Big Kisses.


Danielle Welter
Linger, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


Dear Richard,

Wishing you all the joy in the galaxy especially, but not exclusively, on your birthday.

Thank you for being the man, the inspiration, you are.

With love,




Happy birthday, Rick.
I'm your fan since your MacGyver's job. And I follow you in your Jack O'Neill. For me, you are THE BEST!!! Thank you very much for your smile, for your job, to be Richard Dean Anderson. I've two little web pages about you here, in Barcelona.

And now, I congratulate you in català language (this is my mother language):



Marta Rosell
Barcelona, Catalunya, Espanya

Wishing you all the best for your Birthday. May you enjoy continued success in whatever you choose to do.

Your loyal fan,

Nancy J. Wagner
Delavan, WI

Wishing you happiness and love on your 55th birthday! (I also turned 55 in November 2004). My daughter and I have been loyal fans since MacGyver. Keep up the excellent work and success. We are looking forward to the 9th season of Stargate SG-1 and whatever you may be involved in, in the future. Thanks for being you!

Turtle Lake, WI



Well, Silvergecko.... another year older, eh? Doesn't feel like it! The sexiest man alive is going to be 55!! WOW!! You may be 55 but your sense of humour never grows old, pal! Seems like only yesterday that I was watching this very sexy man playing the Great Jack O'Neill in the pilot!

I am 18 and completely deaf but I have a cochlear implant that helps me to hear in my left ear, but I am still severely deaf with it. What I'm saying is that you have the most amazing voice and hearing your voice is my most favourite sound on earth! Thank you for just talking, Richard! I hope to meet you in person one day so I can thank you for this myself!

Give my love to your beautiful beautiful daughter!

Thank you again, Richard, and Happy Birthday!

Kady Kelly
Thingwall, Wirral, England


What Is a Birthday?

It's knowing you're
somebody special today
And waiting to see
what the hours bring your way,
Forgetting the things
that you don't like to do
And doing the things
that seem pleasant to you -
It's enjoying those
marvellous little surprises
That come from all over,
in all shapes and sizes -
a phone call or letter
that brings you delight,
warm wishes and greetings
from morning till night -
It's making a wish
as you blow candles out
And having so much
to be happy about
That you can't help but dream,
as the hours slip away,
Of many more happy
returns of the day.



To Richard Dean Anderson,

Wishing you a Wonderful Happy Birthday (2 days after me!) from a long-time fan from Israel! May all your Dreams, Hopes and Wishes come true for you on your amazing life! Keep bringing us wonderful characters!

PS: Hoping to one day see you as MacGyver again!

Best Regards,

Sefy Levy

Happy Birthday to a real man with a real sense of humor. You are turning 55 as I just turned 54. You are in a class of men that are considered a Man's man... such as John Wayne and Eroll Flynn. Although you are mainly on TV it does not make you any less of a hero or good guy. I do admire your acting skills and keen sense of humor on your shows as well as you getting serious when the time calls for it. I hope you never retire from the screen as long as you are having fun and enjoy your work. And when you leave for work each day remember you're not fully dressed unless you're wearing a smile.


Glenn Petzold
Riverside, CA

Happy Birthday Richard,

My words for you:

"A Beautiful Man"

You are:
the "Sun, which rises and brings me a new Day"
the "Trees that grow strong"
the "Wind that blows in the night"
the "River that flows through the Earth"
the "Birds that sing their songs"
the "Flowers that bloom new everyday"
the "Mountains that rise high into the sky"
the "Sunsets that fall at night"
the "Stars that shine from heavan,"
(that's the twinkle in your eyes)
the "Moon that shines bright"
"You are everything Right"

You will forever be a Bright Beautiful Shining Star in my heart.

Thank you. May you have a Wonderful 55th Birthday, love for you and Wiley. Smile, someone loves you!! Me!!!

Elizabeth A. Nelson
Orange Park, Florida

I enjoyed you as MacGyver and I enjoy you as Jack O'Neill in Stargate. You are a great man and I look foward to the relaxing hour or two out of each day when I can sit back and watch your shows. Have a great year! Take care and a very happy birthday!

Karen Millett
Nova Scotia, Canada

Hello Rick!

Unfortunately I cannot express all my wishes to you personally. But remember that here in the corner of Europe there is a fan who will always have you in her heart. You have always been my inspiration!

Happy Birthday! All the best for you!
Feliz Aniversário! Tudo de bom para ti!

Lots of love and kisses,


Hi Richard,

Happy Birthday. I have always been a fan of yours ever since the MacGyver days. I'm also looking forward to MacGyver coming to DVD in the UK in March. Give my love to your daughter as well. See you.

United Kingdom

Happy Birthday!
Richard Dean Anderson.
I hope you have many more to come.

Harrisburg, NC

To Rick:

Thank you for all the work you've done and the enjoyment you've given to us. Have a wonderful Birthday!

Best Wishes,

Las Vegas, NV

Hi Richard,

Just want to wish you a very Wonderful & Happy Birthday.


Pittsburgh, PA

Dear Rick,

I realise this message should be intended as a birthday celebration and I promise I will get round to that, but I'd also like to use it as an excuse to say something else as well. My husband, Nick, was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of 2004 and because he was off work most of the time he knocked up more hours than usual in front of the tv. Anyway, quite by chance, he ended up watching the Stargate Lowdown programme one evening and then became a fan of the series. Although I'm more of a 'rom com' type of woman I must admit I became hooked myself. Nick lost his battle a few months ago (he was only 32) but I've continued to follow the show. I'm trying to fulfill a promise to get on and enjoy life but when there are those days where certain issues weigh me down it's great that I can switch off from reality for a little while and watch something that lifts my spirits. I just wanted the opportunity to say thank you to you and all the Stargate SG-1 cast - entertainment at its best! Now back to what I should be saying in this message - I sincerely wish you a Very Happy Birthday.

Warmest regards,

Emma x (age 21 + a fair bit more!!!)
North Lincolnshire, England

Dear Rick!

I wish you all the best for your 55th Birthday!

The good, which you granted to the people in the course of your life - in form of your wonderful acting or by your remarkable engagement for teenagers and for nature - may come back 1000 times to you.

I would like to thank you in my name and also on behalf of my sister and parents for having brought to us such wonderful hours by playing Jack O'Neill and in the past MacGyver, in which we could laugh and cry, be afraid and get irritated, in which we also were, however, stimulated to thinking. Only an excellent actor can accomplish this. In an interview Chris Judge said that you hide your light under a bushel, that you don't think you're that a good actor, but trust your colleagues and your fans: You're excellent!

I've heard that you would possibly like to retire as Jack O'Neill to be able to spend more time with your daughter Wylie. Although it would fulfill all of us with deep pain to see you at the screen no more (not so frequently) and to hear the prominent sayings of Jack (always ROFL), I can understand it completely and give deep respect to your decision. It is rare that a man decides in favor of his family instead of his career; that shows once again what kind of wonderful person you are and what kind of good character you have.

I would like to reveal something to you: I have started to study physics because of all the terrific things you have done as MacGyver. Today I'm rather like Sam, since I'm a theoretical astrophysicist (solar physicist to be exact), but I'm still carrying a Swiss knife and duct tape with me. - So if there's any substitute needed at the SGC, I'm eager to help. *grin*

Again Happy Birthday to you and a wonderful future with your beautiful daughter!

Your fan since the days of MacGyver,

Ines Kienreich


Happy Birthday Rick!

Today you are 55 and you're beautiful. Have a great day today Rick, and thank you for all the good things you do, and thank you for Stargate SG-1. You play Colonel and now General Jack O'Neill very good! I like the jokes you make, no I love them, I do that too you know. Thanks for all the other series, MacGyver. O yes Richard I watched every episode, Legend, General Hospital, Past the Bleachers, In the Eyes of a Stranger, Pandora's Clock, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Love Boat with an early Dexter (MacGyver Squeeze Play). I love it you do it so good. Firehouse, Emerald Point NAS, Beyond Betrayal, and a lot more.

You are good Richard and I hope you do a lot more. You are very talented and a good actor. Thanks for all the happinees you've brought me over the years. And I hope to see a lot more of you on TV or in something else. I'm 46 years old on December 3, 2004, and I'm a big fan of you.

I wish you lots of happiness and love and have a good life Rick, and may all your dreams come true. Kisses and a big hug for you and for your beautiful little girl Wylie. I hope you have a great day with her on your birthday.

Greetings from,

Gerda Schuilenburg
Leiden, The Netherlands

Greetings from England! Hope you have a great day with your family. Glad to hear the series isn't finished yet, you may yet get to do series 10 as Brad Wright suggested some time back. Keep up the good work!


Hello Richard,

May God's grace and mercy keep you safe and healthy during this time as well as the coming of your 55th birthday.

New Jersey

Dear Richard,

We share the same birth year (1950). Happy B-Day! With age comes wisdom and a sense of, "who cares what they think". Thanks for your efforts concerning the environment. Please don't pull a Sonny Bono during ski season because you would be sorely missed!

I wanted to give you something unique. Here it goes:

Tribute to MacGyver

There once was a man named MacGyver
Who could escape any cage with some wire
His face was a treat
Some thought he was a geek
But to be smart just like him he inspired!

He fought bad guys for a living
Sometimes rescuing women
But to carry a gun was not him
With some odds and ends stuff
He could do well enough
And escape any muck he was in!

At the end of long days
And his problems at bay
He'd lay down and rest his poor head
Then the phone it would ring
It was Phoenix again
They wouldn't be happy until he was dead!

Thank you for the years of fantastic entertainment. Take care and God bless you.

Kathryn Dietze

Wow, Happy Birthday Rick! :)

I want to thank you for 7 great seasons of MacGyver and all the seasons you will be a part of in Stargate. I plan on buying (and treasuring) all the season DVDs for both shows. In all honesty and seriousness, I don't think I would own a TV if those two shows hadn't come out.

Also, so that the rest of the Stargate cast doesn't feel left out, I would like to thank the rest of the Stargate cast and crew: You guys and gals rock! Just a few comments:
Amanda: More opportunities for directing! Yay!
Michael: You kick ass! Tell Thor he does too.
Chris: Superb acting. Very impressed. I hope you get to write more shows -- excellent job with THE CHANGELING.
Music Cast: You guys have to release a soundtrack; I love all the themes that play in the background. For example: Jack and Sam's song from DIVIDE AND CONQUER and Daniel/Oma's theme(s) from MERIDIAN. They are all great songs. Keep up the good work!

If you would tell them I said that, I appreciate it. :D

One of your many #1 fans (lol),

Jason Gmitter

Hi Rick,
Happy Birthday!!!!
All the best!

Joanne xXx
United Kingdom

Hi Richard! My name is Janet. I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may you continue your acting career for many years to come. You are truly gifted in your field. God Bless You!

Janet Huvaere

Dear Rick,

I hope you have as wonderful a day as your many fans wish you. It ought to be illegal how you improve with each passing year. You put the rest of us to shame! May you have a successful year ahead, whatever your plans are - I just hope we get to see them on TV. And many thanks for all the great entertainment you've provided over the years. The affection you're held in is quite unique and genuine. Happy 55th Birthday!


Elizabeth Spavin (Jack-a-holic and proud of it)
Wiltshire, England

Dear Rick--

I want to send you warmest wishes on your 55th Birthday. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank you for all that you've given the world.

First, I'd like to say thank you for gracing our television screens for so many years... giving of yourself through your acting. You've brought much pleasure to myself and my family through your wonderful work.

I'd also like to thank you for making wise choices with respect to the projects you choose and the characters you portray. It's nice to know that someone in this day and age is discriminatory with what he will or won't be involved in, and chooses only to be involved with the best.

Finally, I'd like to thank you for all that you've given to the world with respect to all of the wonderful causes you're involved in. You're truly an inspiration to others. I think that many more people have become involved in some way with a favorite cause due to seeing your unselfishness and your giving to so many wonderful charities... not only monetarily, but giving of yourself... and not asking for anything in return.

Whether you know it or not, you are truly a wonderful person and a real role model... both on and off the screen.

Again, I send my warmest wishes to you on your birthday. I hope that you and your daughter, Wylie will have a wonderful day together. I hope that you both will cherish every minute of it and will remember it for years to come.

Linda O'Keefe
Simi Valley, California

Rick, I just wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and to know that you are an aquarian and a flake like me (my birthday is Jan. 22). I just wanted to thank you for your choice of employment!! It has gotten me through a lot of rough times (I have Lupus) and anything to take my mind off the pain is greatly looked forward to!! Plus you seem like soo much a great family man, which is great to see in actors these days. I'll stop taking up your time, but I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated. My niece is a pilot in the Air Force and just returned for her 2nd tour in Iraq. It is great to see anything that supports the Air Force and the military in any way! Happy Birthday again and hope that you succeed in anything that you do!!

Joanne Weber
Naperville, IL

Happy 55th birthday Rick!

Thank you for all these great years of entertainment from you through your TV series and your movies. You have brightened my days and nights for almost 20 years now and I thank you for that. My birthday is February 20th and I will be 43 years old myself, so we both get our birthdays over with at the first part of the year. May Wylie and you have a wonderful future together after STARGATE is over with next year. She is a beautiful little girl and you are both fortunate to have each other. You will always be one of the good guys to me and perhaps one day we will meet and I can tell you that in person.


Linda Pettit
Winston-Salem, NC


I have been a fan of yours for 14 years now, since I was only 9 years old. You were my first crush on an actor. Your work on both "MacGyver" and "Stargate SG-1" has been very enjoyable. I look forward to seeing your shows everyday.

Happy 55th Birthday!!

Here's to many, many more!

Teresa Guidice
Bronx, NY


I just have to say Merry Christmas from Norway. You have been a great inspiration for good deeds. You're the best actor ever. I hope that you would come and visit this great country. Keep up the good work. God bless you and your family. Wylie is a lucky girl.

Maria Fagereng

Happy Birthday Rick. I hope you have a wonderful day and wish you every happiness.

Barbara Arthurs
Manchester, UK

Dear Richard Dean,

I wish you a very happy birthday on the 23 January. I love you. Op zijn nederlands is het van harte gefeliciteerd.

Kisses from,


Happy birthday, Richard. I have been a fan of you for a while now even though I'm just sixteen. Have a good birthday.

Shannon Kelly
Warner Robins, GA

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Rick. I want to thank you for bringing Stargate to life on television. You are a great actor and I love watching you on screen. Hopefully you will come back for a ninth season, but if you don't, know that all your acting on Stargate will truly be missed. Have a kick-butt 55th birthday!


I wish you another Happy Birthday because I am an avid fan of yours and admire you for the things that you do. You helped create the Challenger's Club, you adore animal life, especially sea life. You donate your time to help raise money for diseases and such. Maybe we should all learn from you, eh? You are the most wonderful good hearted person that anyone could ever know. Happy Birthday RDA!! You deserve the best.

Sincerely, an avid fan,

Joy H.
Madison, Wisconsin


I just wanted to say happy birthday and may you be blessed with love, happiness and friendship on your special day.

Thank you for all you do to make our days brighter.

Regina Smith
Central Florida


I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

I have been a fan for many years and you go from strength to strength every year. We only ever hear good about you and that makes a huge change in this day in age.

Take the day off. Have an easy day with your beautiful daughter. Put your feet up and enjoy.

With love from New Zealand,

Jacque Wilton
Middle Earth - aka New Zealand

Happy 55th birthday. I hope you have a very nice birthday Mr. Anderson. And may God bless you in the years to come. Have a fun birthday and I hope you enjoy spending this day with your loved ones.

P.S. This has nothing to do with your birtyhday but I don't think anyone will mind. Thanks for not letting your career take your eyes off how important it is to raise your daughter. I'm 14 and having and knowing my dad is there for me means the world to me. And it's great to know that another little girl out there will have what I have. A loving dad.

Crystal C.
Snohomish, Washington

Happy 55th brithday, Mr Anderson! God watch over you and yours in the coming year! I've enjoyed watching Stargate SG-1 and hope Jack O'Neill will be a "General" for years to come. Thanks for making a show out there that's fun to watch!

Bethany Hall
Clearwater, FL

Well, Mr. Anderson, 55 years young hey? From General Hospital to Stargate, now there is a leap, and all those movies and TV in between.

You have brought a lot of joy into the lives of people all over the world. Now that's something to be proud of, not many can say that. It's not easy doing your job, yet you do it with such effortless mirth. I know it's not all glamour on your end, so it's especially special that you continue to please the fans. And for your gift we would like to give you one back.

On this significant day, the heavens opened up and gave the world a little man we call RDA.

Because of this, our days have been brightened, our lives have been enriched, and our sense of humor restored.

Our imaginations have been allowed to wander, our minds allowed to explore options, and our brain cells put into action through letters, fandom and pictures.

For this we are grateful, and on your birthday of 55 years young... may the Lord bless you, hold your family close and give you the joys a thousand fold that you have shared with us, the unknown people, the unseen faces and the hearts you have touched.

May you get your wish when you blow out your candles and know we are all out here celebrating with you...

Be happy, be well, and look at each day as the first in your life. This, my friend, is the true gift...

Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

New York

Dear Rick,

I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday & to have a funfilled day with your daughter. I really do admire you both as a hero & role model, yes, but also a Father figure as well. I really do think it's really sweet how you & Wylie do things together. I learn this through your interviews I read. I give my best to you & your daughter. Take care. Love ya & your shows. Sorry to hear you're retiring but I understand. Have a Happy 55th Birthday. May your day be filled with joy.

Heather Hendren, 16
Long Island, NY

Dear Richard,

I hope your birthday is filled with laughter, friends, and family. May this day bring you much happiness for the years to come.

PS. A big hello to Wylie

Take care, now and always!



I love your work on MacGyver and SG-1, and it's unfortunate to see you fading from SG-1. But I think it is very honorable of you to focus on the more important things in life: such as time spent with family.

Happy birthday, and thanks for the laughs.

Mike C.
New Jersey

Hope you have a terrific birthday! And I wish for you to enjoy all the fun and happiness on this special day that equals all that you have given to your fans over the years!


Happy Birthday, Mr. Anderson!! Enjoy the day and take it easy.

Ontario, Canada

Dear Rick,

I've been a BIG fan of yours ever since MacGyver. And, I would like to wish you a WONDERFUL 55th birthday and many, many, many more too. Keep on smiling.

Christine S.

Have a wonderful, special day! Thank you for bringing us so many hours of entertainment!

Happy Birthday!


Dear Rick,

I just want to wish you a great birthday!!! I'm a big fan and I really like Stargate!

Nicole L.


Dear Richard,

I wish you all the Best for you and your family... I am a best fan of you. You are a nice and beautiful man.


I wish you have a great birthday party.
And happy everyday.


Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday to you.

Like my fiance (who is 57) you are one of those men who grows more sexy-looking with each passing year. I put it down to love of life. When you think young you are young in mind, body and soul. May the sun always shine in your sky, especially on your birthday.

Crystal blessings from one of your mature lady fans.

Diane Cole
Peterborough, England

Happy Birthday Rick!

I'm a big big fan of you. You are the best actor of the world. I wish you the best to your Birthday. I hope you play Col. O'Neill for a long time.


Julia P.
Dorsten, Germany

Hey Rick!

I wish you a happy birthday and I hope you'll have much fun!

Enjoy the time with your daughter and be always yourself!

Greetings from Germany,

Tatjana Legler [ak swaic]

Hyvää syntymäpäivää


Hello Rick

Have an nice birthday.

Love and kisses from Germany.


100 more great birthdays 2 u dearest Richard!! u r one of the greatest people I know!! Continue 2 enjoy your beautiful life w/adorable Ms Wylie :):) and your loving family!!

Love 2 u always!!!

Margot Scara-Samuelle XOXOX
New York

Dear Rick,

May you have a wonderful 55th birthday!! Many happy returns!! Thank you for all the great years you've given to us!!!

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


HAPPY Birthday Richard. I love the series Stargate and MacGyver.


Eisenstadt, Austria

Dear Richard,

I want to wish you a great birthday and I'm a big fan of Stargate and MacGyver.

Kai aka Anubis *g*

Dear Richard!

Happy Birthday! Best wishes from Germany, I hope you have a great time!!! Keep Cool!


Daniel Z.

Happy 55th Birthday Rick. I pray that you will have a wonderful day with Wylie.

Enjoy your time.

Also, don't forget that we enjoy you and your work so much because you as a person are caring and giving. You give back to others and you help those who need it. Thank you. Congratulations on the Air Force Award and thank you for visiting the soldiers. A friend of mine met you there, so I am especially thankful that you went.

Susie Bischoff

Hello Rick!

(I hope I can say this).

Happy birthday to you!!! I hope you enjoy your day with your daughter and your friends from Stargate. I love you and all what you do. You are the best actor from the world. Greetings from Michaela.


Dear Rick,

Happy birthday!!!! And all the best to you!

Have a very nice day!!

Rick, forget never that we all like you very much and like your work. For me you are the best!! You give Jack O'Neill his own character and that is what I like very much.



Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

Sarah Since I moved away from everyone and everything I know, Stargate has been one thing that has helped me to tie a knot at the end of my rope and hang on. And of course, Jack is my favorite character! I also can clearly remember watching MacGyver with my family, even though I was only four when it started! So, in short, your career thus far has been important to many people in many different ways, and I am one of those people. Now that I am making friends here in Maryland, me and some of my new friends plan to have a girls' night full of watching Stargate SG-1 and eating pizza. I'm sure we'll do the same for MacGyver when it comes out on DVD. I hope that on your birthday you have as much joy as you have brought to me, indirectly, over the years. Enjoy your day, and all the days to follow. Look forward to seeing you in more projects in the future, but hope you are able to take the time to enjoy your family, as well.

Cheers, and thanks so much for all your hard work,

Sarah "MacMethos" Adkins
From Ohio, currently living in Maryland

Happy 55th Birthday!!!! I hope you have a great day. Thank you for all you do. You are a true role model and a very caring person. Take care.


April Penner
Cumberland, MD


Happy 55th Birthday!!! Many thanks for all your work on-screen and off, and for all the wonderful work you do in environmental and social justice causes. Have a great birthday, and we look forward to seeing more of your work!!

Wendy King
New Orleans, Louisiana


H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! !

I hope you have a wonderful time as we celebrate the gift of your life. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and entertaining us with your acting in... Stargate SG-1, MacGyver, etc.

We miss seeing you as much on Stargate (you make us laugh) - but I understand the importance of giving priority to your daughter. I pray that God will give you the wisdom you need to direct her, teach her and love her.

Now that Stargate SG-1 has been renewed for season nine, I hope you don't disappear completely - having you there some of the time is better than not having you there at all.


Thank you again... and God bless you and Wylie.

Yakima, Washington, USA (I hear that you visited here once)

I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays this year and always.

Chicago, Illinois

Dear, Rick,

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! *Presents with cake*

I have to thank you for being a part of my life since *literally* day one. MacGyver was a staple in my house until I was six, although I didn't know it then! I rediscovered it just last year, and my mom told me "Oh yeah, we watched that all the time when you were a kid." I'm also a HUGE (Huge as in Empire State Building huge) fan of Stargate SG-1. I met two of my best friends at college while discussing Stargate at breakfast one morning... Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you. In my opinion, you've been the hero when the world needed one.

Anyway, happy birthday again!

Megan Gallagher
Alma, MI (Currently), I grew up in Redford, MI

Hi Rick,

I just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

Hope your day is filled with lots of Love.


Happy happy VERY happy birthday to you.

Tacoma, WA

Dear Rick,

I'm from PA and just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope you get to spend it with your loved ones. Of course, like other fans, I've enjoyed MacGyver over the years and now Stargate. (Hope to see Legend on DVD soon.) I always felt like I've missed something special not being able to view that series. You will be greatly missed in Stargate, but there is a time to take a break from things and it is important to spend more time with your daughter. Hope you enjoy wonderful times with Wylie.

Cake, ice cream and candles!

Yours truly, a big fan!


Happy Birthday Rick!
I always support you.
Message from Far East Japan.


I hope you have the happiest birthday ever!

Thank you for all the hours of wonderful-ness that is simply... YOU!

All the best and very bright blessings to you, too.

Reston, VA

Dear Rick,

I wish you the happiest birthday ever. I sent you an invitation to dinner in March. I will be in LA and would very much like to meet you.

My best to you and your lovely daughter.

All my love,

Karen Alexander
Albion, MI

Rick, I just wanted to wish you a very happy 55th Birthday. I am a huge fan and have become addicted to SG-1 and MacGyver. Thank you for all the years you've devoted to television and keeping your fans happy. I hope you don't retire from television completely, you're much too talented and your fans worldwide would miss you too much. I'd also like to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for being such a positive role model for young people around the world and for spending so much of your downtime fighting for the environment. You are a true American treasure.

Charleston, SC

Happy Birthday! You have inspired a whole generation of Norwegian youngsters. We grew up with MacGyver and loved it! You have always been my hero.

Best wishes,


Happy Birthday!!!


Happy Birthday Richard! I hope you have a great day. You just don't look 55.

California currently

Been watching you since the days of Dr. Jeff Weber -- and have a great time with your work. My 9 year old daughter discovered you on Stargate (and since has discovered MacGyver) and enjoys your work immensely. She wants to tell you happy birthday and "I like your work on Stargate and MacGyver, and I wish I could be on the shows!"

Thanks for a great body of work! Hope the next adventure is as rewarding for you!

Washington, USA

Mr. Anderson,

I want to wish you a wonderful Happy Birthday with your family and friends and to Thank You for all the wonderful years of entertainment from all the shows you have been on. I love MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 the best and it will be a sad day if you leave the show. You are very talented and so handsome I will truly miss you. Thank goodness for reruns. May God continue to keep you happy and healthy. I Love You!!

West Virginia

Dear Mr. Richard Dean Anderson,

I wish you everything what you want.
You are my hero and for me,
the best actor in our Milky Way.


A lot of kisses only for you.

From your fan,

Senta Schneider

Happy Birthday, Richard. I hope your day is awesome. May all your birthday wishes come true!


Happy Birthday, Rick. May God bless you with a day filled with wonder, joy, laughter and peace. Thank you for all the wonderful years of great TV (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1). You are a very intelligent and talented man. P.S. Please give Wylie a hug for me.

Nancy Jay ("AJ")
Nashville, TN (born and raised in Vermont)

Have a very happy birthday, Richard with many more to come. Enjoy your day. Thank you for the many years of entertainment.

North Huntingdon, PA

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday! Thanks for all the happiness your work has brought to my life - you've been my favorite actor for 20 years!

Taylorsville, UT

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us. I have enjoyed watching you on MacGyver and Stargate. Happy Birthday and warmest wishes for many, many more.

Warmest Regards,

Amy aka LEO
Washington State


...which means "happy birthday" in Greek.


Dear Richard,

I have always kept a place in my life for you, and now my own daughter, Shelli, has opened her heart as well. She has begun to expect you as MacGyver for her lunch time TV show and I love to see her light up when you come on. Thank you for all the many years you have entertained us and helped our world, God could not have put a better spirit in you. You are wonderful and giving. Now go and take some time for yourself, if anyone has earned it it has been you. Good Luck and Fond Wishes on your 55th Birthday!

With much love and admiration,

Ricki Lynn Reeder
Brownwood, Texas, USA

Hey, Rick! Happy Boofday, lol! sorry. The shows that you're on I always like to c! When there's a scene that you're on u always put a smile on my face with your humor. My sis and I try and use those quotes, and put them together in situations similar to what u used them for! Anyways Happy Birthday! Oh, and one more thing, you're my favorite actor, and I'd like to meet u someday in person, if I become famous for being on the women's national hockey team! C u Lata.

Belina Hooper
Meaford, Ontario

Hey Rick!

I was born in 1986 and since I can think I saw you on TV. Giving me lots of smiles and lots of ideas how to live my life. And therefore I'd like to thank you! Keep on making movies, making us laugh and think and sometimes a little depressed (like the fall of MacGyver's friend as they were climbing, you remember? I was really feeling with "you"). OK, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rick, good luck in everything and stay as you are.


Happy Birthday - Joyeux Anniversaire !!!

You have been MacGyver, and now you've become the General O'Neill... Keep going in this way, maybe your next promotion will be... President ?? ... ... No I'm kidding ... seriously ... T'es le meilleur Richard !

Paris, France

"Happy Birthday" means much more
Than have a happy day.
Within these words lie lots of things
I never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
And thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I'm proud of you.
But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of,
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.

I wish you all the best on your birthday.
With all my love,

Mickey XXX

Happy B-Day Richard. Hope you have a good one. You're one of my favorite actors. I liked you in MacGyver and now in Stargate, but I don't see you in Stargate as much now. But I understand, family is important, children grow up so fast, you don't want to miss out. And you need to get your MacGyver TV movies out on DVD please. Thanks.



Thanks for another year of laughs on Stargate! Thanks to the DVD sets, Stargate and soon MacGyver are available whenever I need cheering up when life gets me down. Thanks again for sharing your great acting talent with us another year. I wish you the best in the coming year, whereever you are or whatever you may be doing. Hope your special day is spent with family and friends doing the things you love.

Shannon Hummel
Seattle, WA

Happy Birthday Richard!!!
Thanks for all your great job and keep entertaining us!!


Happy birthday Richard!
Please stay in Stargate SG-1 the series needs your personality!
See you later!


Happy Birthday Richard!

Stargate SG-1 is a wonderful series, please continue to explore the galaxy. The series won't be the same, if you don't stay.


Happy Birthday Richard!!!


Happy birthday Richard ! Vrolijke Verjaardag!!!

Will miss your humour in SG-1 that will not be more the same thing but the life is made for benefited from it.


Happy Birthday Rick!
I wish you much happiness...



HAPPY BIRTHDAY Richard!!!!! All my congratulations, and thank you very much for all that you make and for all what you are. Do not change! Greetings of Switzerland - Salutations de Suisse!

Geneva, Switzerland

Salut Rick je te souhaite un trés bon et heureux anniversaire pour tes 55 ans a bientot dans stargate amicalement. Un fan de toujour.

PS. Ne mange pas trop de gateaux.

A bientot,

Lescar, France

Happy birthday Richard Dean Anderson
and good continuation!!!


Bonne anniversaire Richard Dean Anderson. Je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire en espérant le revoir le plus possible dans Stargate SG-1.

Stargate n'est pas Stargate sans toi.


Hi Rick!

I wish you a happy birthday!! You have been MacGyver and now you're Jack O'Neill (with two "L"!), good job! I like your personality and your humour. Stay as you are, and take care of your family! Happy birthday, Rick!


I'm sorry, I don't speak English very well, but I want to wish you a very happy birthday, and I hope you will be more present in Stargate, 'cause you're the best!!! Happy Birthday Richard!

I love you! Je t'aime, je t'adore!!


Joyeux anniversaire Richard.
Gros bisous depuis la france.
Je t'adore.



Happy Birthday Richard.
We love you so much.

Toulon, France

Happy birthday! You are the best!


Congratulations Richard for all!
And Happy Birthday!

Normandie, France

I don't speak English very well but I think that it's sufficient to wish you a happy birthday. Good continuations....... and lives the Simpsons!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paris Banlieu (77), France

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and that all your dreams come true! Thanks for so many great and entertaining years of MacGyver and SG-1.

Georgina (Hussy #2)

Happy birthday Richard... You are the best and the super humorist. Please stay in Stargate SG-1. Kiss.


Hi Richard,
Happy birthday!
I love you in Stargate SG-1!

Paris, France

I wish you a happy birthday Rick and my best wishes for your 55th year concerning family and professional aspects. Thanks for your great humor and all the joy you bring us with the Stargate team.

Paris, France


Heather H.
Long Island, New York

Happy birthday... I wish you all the best for your 55th year and of course, for the next ones. I would like to thank you for the great work you have done from MacGyver until nowadays.

Keep up in that good way!!! Thanks for all.

Best regards,

Paris, France

Hi Richard!

You are the best!!! But you knew that already...

Greetings from Finland!!

Daisy Währn

Happy birthday Rick!!! Thank you for everything you do for people through Stargate and congratulations for season 8!!!


I wish a happy birthday. You are a great actor and I wish the best for you and your family.

Thank you very much for all that you make.





Tu est trop bien comme acteur et surtou dans Stargate-SG1. Tu est le meilleur acteur et mon preferé, surtout dans Stargate SG-1. C'est bete que je te verrais plus dans la saison 9 mais je te comprend alors JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE!!!!!!! Je t'adore, bye.

I am French and I have translate the next for you.


You are too indeed as actor and especially in Stargate SG-1 with your humor. It is that I would not see you almost anymore in the series of Stargate SG-1 but I understand (includes) you. I like you, bye.

Canioni Angeot
Raon L'Etape 88, France

Happy New Year

Hope you a Lot of Joy With your Family!

Sam Lee

Hmm... What can I say?



Hi Rick!

Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday to you... Happy Birthday dear Richaaaaard... Haaappyyy Biiiiiirthday toooooooooooo youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...

I wish you much luck for the rest of your life. Please don't stop to play Colonel O'Neill, because no one is better than you for this character!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stefanie alias MissAnubis
Erftstadt, Germany

I'm French and I please you scuse me for my English because I suppose it's not well. So happy birthday Mr. Anderson. I love Stargate and MacGyver and congratulations for your work and thank you very much. If you speak French a little and if you read that: Merci beaucoup, on vous adore en France, continuer pour notre plus grand plaisir. Bonne anniversaire!

Corsica, France

Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson and I wish that you don't stop to play O'Neill because you are the best for this character.



You are the best actor I know. I think you are also a nice person, outside the TV series and movies you did. The best series you did, I think it's "Stargate". I love Stargate. I wish you much luck.

Yours sincerely,

Felix Gerlach

Salut Rick!!!

Je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire!!! Je t'adore trop!!! Tu es vraiment formidable, tu es trop beau!!!

Gros bisous,


Hello Richard,

Happy Birthday sweetie.
I'm a very very big fan.
I love you.
Best wishes.



Joyeux Anniversaire Richard!
Tu est le meilleur ;)


Richard Dean Anderson,

You are a HERO cinema for me. I am 13 years and very young, already I watch MacGyver and now I watch Stargate SG-1. SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Loïs Arens
Nieppe, France

Happy birthday Rick!

You ARE the best actor and just THE best! You make us laugh every time we can see you on TV or another show.

Even if I'm a little bit unhappy for your missing (more than before) in Stargate SG-1, I understand your choice and wish you and your family a lot of happiness!

And, for the end:

JACK: So Merrin, I understand you're a reactor expert?
JACK: How old are you?
MERRIN: I'm eleven. How old are you?
JACK: So Merrin, I understand you're a reactor expert.
(Learning Curve, episode #3.05)

Rick, who doesn't love you =] ?

Paris, France

Joyeux anniversaire Richard!!!
Happy birthday Richard!!!



I would like to wish you a very happy birthday. May you enjoy your day in the company of family and friends.

Through knowing you, I have come to know others over the world... a few I even call 'very good, close friends'. Such is the power of the worldwide web and the magnetic charm that you possess to bring people together.

I have found that you thrive on life and live life.... which is evident to see in the projects that are involved with. Your compassion and dedication to these projects is one of the things that I admire about you.

You are a wonderful father to your daughter Wylie... such love for her is plain and clear to see. As I have said in last year's message... Wylie will grow up always knowing this... knowing that her daddy will be there for her, whenever she needs him.

Please thank her for letting us share her daddy! Being a single parent myself (2 girls), I can relate to you wanting to spend every waking moment with Wylie, wanting to spend precious and valuable time with her and enjoying her life as she grows day by day.

If you decide to return for another season of Stargate SG-1, playing the irreverent Jack O'Neill, it would be a bonus... his wit and wisdom would be missed... I'll admit, but I respect your decision, whatever it may be.

As for the talent... you exude talent... it is obvious to see in the characters that you have portrayed over the years that you 'have what it takes'. You are a celebrity that does not need the 'celebrity' label... You are clearly a humble person, who has a giving heart.

From the bottom of MY heart, I wish you health and happiness in all that you do.

Have a very happy day!!
All my love to you and Wylie,

P.S. There'll be cake?
Here's hoping it's chocolate!

Carole Johnston

Happy birthday Mr. President :)
And long life for you and your family.

And now in French:
Je n'ai rien d'autre a dire a part que tu es le meilleur!!!


Il est ridicule d'être fan de quelque chose, excepté de "Stargate SG-1"! It's ridiculous to be fan of something, except of "Stargate SG-1"!

Merci pour ces huit années de réves spatiaux. Thank you for those eight years of space dreams.

Et bon anniversaire. And happy birthday.

Old Cassandra: "Je dirai que votre voyage, ne fait que commencer."

Pierre (alias lord Petrus)


Hello Richard Dean,

Happy birthday! I have been a fan for years but this is the first time I have sent you an email for your birthday.

So I hope you have a great day. Hope you like the dog!


Rita van Buijsen

Je tiens a vous souaiter un joyeux anniversaire et j'espere vous voir continuer Stargate SG-1 au moin jusqu'a une saison 10.

PS. Les fautes s'est pour la deco.


Happy Birthday!! Miss you in SG-1, it's just not the same without you in all the action! But you deserve the rest, and even more so - your daughter deserves the best of you!


A Very Happy 55th Birthday to you. I've been a fan since the 'General Hospital' days and want to thank you for giving so much of yourself selflessly to your fans for so long.

This is a day to celebrate you and the incredible gift that you are. You entertain, you raise awareness and continue to be an inspiration to many.

Happy Birthday Rick, may this year be filled with all that you hope and dream fulfilled!

Thank you for so much.


Connecticut, USA



xxxxxx HAVE A GREAT ONE xxxxxx


Happy birthday Mr. Anderson!!!!!!

I'm John, I come from France, and in France we LOVE Stargate and Jack. Good luck for this new year and for the saison 9.



Dear Rick,

I think YOU are the best actor all over the world!
I love Stargate, and MacGyver, too!
I hope you will get a long life.


Bonjour Richard,

J'adore ton personnage dans Stargate SG-1, et MacGyver aussi. Je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire pour tes 55 ans (mais sache que tu ne les fait pas). J'espère pouvoir te regarder encore longtemps dans Stargate. Longue vie a toi et à cette magnifique série.



Dear Richard,

I am 15 years old and I am a big fan of you!!! 5 years ago, I remember I was looking at you on MacGyver and now, in Stargate, who's a very nice series!!! I would like seeing you if it is possible.

Good bye,


You are the coolest star I ever seeing in the series MacGyver and I begin to see Stargate when I heard you are in the series. I like to meet you one day in my life. Happy Birthday!!!

Alexander Berger

Happy birthday, joyeux anniersaire! I am a fan of you since my older brother dish make consider Stargate. And there is 7 years I have make my brother look Stargate SG-1, he liked and we became both of big fan of your work on Stargate (as well as all the others, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks etc.). Joyeux anniversaire et bonnes fêtes!

Paris, France

Happy Birthday to you!!! I'm a big fan from Germany. I wish you all the best for the future. I wish to see you again in the 9 season from Stargate series. Special Thanks for the last 8 years. Sorry for my bad English, but I don't speak very well.

Best Wishes,


Hello Richard,

Je voulais te souhaiter un joyeux anniversaire!!!! Tu est pour moi le meilleur acteur!!!!!! Je suis un très grand fan de Stargate et je reve que d'une chose c'est de te rencontrer. Repond moi par mail si c'est possible mais je sais faud pas que je reve trop.

Grosse bise et bonne continuation.

A city near Nice, France

Mr. Andreson, je vous souhait un joyeux anniversaire pour vos 55 ans. Et je vous dit bravo pour le travail que vous faîte pour la série Stargate SG-1.

Claude Dioudonnat

Salut Jack O'Neill avec 2 l je te souaite un tres mon anniversaire et tout de bon pour la suite.


Hi Rick,

Okay I'm not going to totally embarrass myself (and you) by saying how much I LOOOVE YOU,

Just wanted to say happy birthday and wish you and your loved ones all the best in the future. Whew, that was easy... Hm, fancy that.

I also hope to see you till the end in SG-1, but totally understand if you want to stop and be with your family, who are SO much more important than a show (a very good show I give you that, but still...) Okay I'm rambling here, so I'm just gonna go.

Happy birthday!



Richard, I hope this year finds you happy and peaceful. Keep up the great work and I hope to see you on my TV always. Take care of yourself and your family. God Bless.

Cathy J.
Western MD, USA

Salut a toi bonne annif.


Happy Birthday Richard!

I'm a French fan of MacGyver and Stargate SG-1. These series are very great, and you are super in these series.

Good bye and happy birthday!


Thousand thanks and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Encore merci Richard pour nous avoir fait vibrer lors de tes apparitions à la télé que d'ailleur je ne manque jamais. Pour cela je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire ou encore mieux a HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


Happy Birthday!!!


Happy birthday to you Richard.

You are a great actor who can make us laugh when it is needed: small retorts and mimicry in tended situations... Thank you for this 8 seasons.



Birthday Greetings from South Carolina!

Fireworks Another year older, eh? I hope your day is wonderful! Ok, here goes: Happy Happy Birthday, Happy Happy Day.... Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Day!!

What I really want to say is congrats on another year, and congrats on being such a role model to so many. You really are a lucky man... to have such great fans!! (heehee)

My name is Jennfer M. Hill. I have been a fan of yours since 1986, and just wanted to let you know how much you have meant to all of us! Your work (on screen and off) has touched so many lives... it is hard to put into words. Let me just say Thank You.

I hope this is the best birthday yet, and that you have all your family gathered around. You are truly a gift to all of us, and we look forward to what is yet to come.

Kiss that pretty little girl for us, and make sure you slow down enough so that she can keep up!! Her legs are getting longer now, I suppose she can run fast enough to keep you in her sights. (heehee.)

Since I am writing this before Christmas 2004, I hope you had a good Christmas too. I hope one day I get to meet you in person, and at least get to look you in the eye and tell you how proud I am to be your fan. You truly are a good man, and a devoted father and a blessing to all who have met or ever will meet you. (Sorry... I forgot you hate to hear about yourself.) Remember always that you are loved and adored! Come by and see me if you are ever in Hodges, South Carolina!! Don't blink, or you'll miss the whole town.

Love you much!! Eat some cake... and NOT health-food cake! Get yourself some chocolate for cryin' out loud!!

I can't say I am your number one fan, because so many of us love you, but I'll say this:

One of your Biggest Fans,

Jennifer M. Hill aka Butterfly
Hodges, South Carolina, USA

HAPPY birthday!!!!

I love Stargate!!!
I am 13. I am in team for Stargate tc.

Carignan, France

Je suis une super fan de vous et de Stargate
et je voulais vous feter un


Happy 55th birthday! Hope you have a great day and a great year! Loved you as MacGyver and as Jack O'Neill, will miss you on SG-1, but understand your need to spend more time with your daughter!


I'm so happy to wish you a very good birthday.
And thank you for all.


I wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Have a great day and a great year! Loved you as Angus MacGyver and as Jack O'Neill, will miss you on SG-1, but understand your need to spend more time with your daughter! If you read this message send me a e-mail.


Happy Birthday Richard!!!

I know you since I'm ten years old. I discovered you as MacGyver and now I see you in SG-1... I hope we will continue to enjoy you in SG-1 or others series!!!

Paris, France

Salut Mac,

Salut O'Neill,

Et Joyeux Anniversaire, d'un Français fan depuis toujours...


And Happy Birthday, a French fan since always...

And good continuation...


Happy Birthday from Germany.
Have a nice day!!!
Don't eat too much cake.





Happy Birthday!

I like Stargate, I'm a large fan and I hope your role in the series will continue to play?

Thank you and I still wish you a happy birthday!


Hi Rick,

Happy Birthday to you.

Join your day with your little family and be happy. Wishing you health, luck and happiness and that all your wishes fullfill.

Best wishes,

Duesseldorf, Germany

Happy Birthday!!

There are only a few people that I would like to meet in my lifetime and you are definately one of them. If you are ever in the Netherlands, drop me an email for some good sightseeing.

All the best for you and your family and again... Happy birthday! On to the next 55!


Happy Birthday Richard!

55 You certainly don't look it (Although we are only on Season 7 on Channel 4 in the UK )

Have a fabulous birthday with your family & friends.

I keep bumping into rumours about Jack disappearing from Stargate!!! I hope they are wrong!!!!

Keep up the good work.

A birthday --


Annette xx

Have a nice birthday!

Stargate SG-1 Rullezzzzzz!

Québec, Canada

Happy 55th Birthday RDA!

You do not look it at all. I hope you have a wonderful Birthday with your Family. Congrats on becoming General on the show, love your one liners. Your Birthday is right before mine. Love your work, & hope to hear more from you soon. Thank you for the outstanding work you do on your show Stargate!!

Have a great Birthday RDA, God bless you & your Family!!!

Bonita Mentzer
Fairless Hills, PA

Happy Birthday Richard!

You are an amazing person and the number of lives you have touched is incalculable.

Please don't ever stop being the wonderful, amazing, beautiful person we all know you are.

I hope you have an fantastic birthday surrounded by the people you love.

PS. Have a piece of cake for me.


Debbie W.
Brisbane, Australia


My regards and birthday greetings to you. I would never have said you were coming up to 55 years old!

London, UK


Happy Birthday to you.
Hope you have a pleasant day with your family.
Wish you luck and good health to you.
Stay cool as always. -K?-

Love you always!

Virginia, USA

Happy Birthday, Mister Anderson!

I am a large fan of Stargate SG-1. You are a very large acteur! Please know as hello has your daughter of my share? Could you, if you can it, recontact to me I will be really very happy. You surely did not suspect it but I am twelve and you have for me a very great regard of Gauthier (a large fan) for Mister Anderson. I address as tu you to show you my regard towards you. To pass a merry Christmas. Hello Jack (Mister Anderson).


Happy birthday Richard!! Hope you pass good moments with your family. You are my favorite actor in Stargate SG-1. If you get time answer to me. Have a nice day.


Hi, Richard!

I'm a 45 years "young" girl from Austria's capitol city Vienna. I have been a fan since you played MacGyver. Wishing the best ever Happy Birthday to my favorite actor, Richard Dean Anderson! I hope you have a great birthday and get to celebrate with family and friends. May all your birthday wishes come true.

Brigitte Hahn
Vienna, Austria

I wish you a wonderful birthday! Be happy again and again........ You are a greatest and funniest actor I ever seen! Continue to make us laugh like this!!!!

Best Regards!

France, Paris

Dear Richard,

First of all I want to wish you a very happy birthday, & also to let you know that I'm your biggest fan of all time. I have seen you in everything you have ever played in, especially in MacGyver. I love that show so much, I watch it every day of my life. Your character MacGyver is such an honest & caring person, I believe in my heart that you, Richard, are also such a caring person just as much as your character was. Please just keep up the good work. I would also like to tell you that I have several photos & postcards of you. I treasure them everyday. Hope you have a great birthday!!!!

Kathy Saylor
Chatsworth, GA

Joyeux Anniversaire!


Many happy wishes and even more thanks for your hard work, talent, and skill that you have used for our entertainment.


Meilleurs voeux pour votre 55 eme anniversaire. Vous nous faites rever depuis notre plus tendre enfance merci encore et bonne continuation.


Hyvää Syntymäpäivää!

That's Happy Birthday in Finnish.

Loved MacGyver as a kid and love Stargåte SG-1 as a grown up. Unfortunately they stopped showing it on TV. Just have to buy the DVDs.


I hope that you pass a good birthday!!!
Thank you for Stargate SG-1 and MacGyver!!!


Happy Birthday, Rick,

Thank you for the years of happiness you've given me and here's to many many more.

I can't help wondering what Wylie gets her Daddy - but I know all you'll want is a great big hug!

Come over to the UK and see us some time and fingers crossed for season 9 Stargate, but oh I miss action Jack!

Lots of love and cyber hugs,

Jackie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hey Richard, happy birthday and have a nice day... I wish you many many more big birthdays with your family and friends!!


Happy Birthday Richard!
I hope you've got a nice birthday!



If you are still getting into outdoor mischief at age 55, you should know about the following doohickey:

That is, if you don't already own one! *grin*

Happy Birthday from a farmer's daughter in the flatlands of western Kentucky, where there is a very small amount of snow in the winter and even smaller hills.

Take care,

Susie Adams
Murray, KY

Happy Birthday Richard
And thank you for Stargate.



Dear Rick,

Thanks for being an inspiration. I was in a bit of depression before I started watching MacGyver a few months ago. I would like to say thank you for acting MacGyver's role to near perfection (I say that there's no such thing as perfect - otherwise, there would be a utopia going on).

Well, I don't think you wish to read another 10 pages of my message (besides, you already have 20+ pages to go through) so I'll make this short: Happy 55th Birthday!

Missy Lim aka zhennu

Hi Richard!!!

Happy Birthday to you and I hope you've got a nice birthday! Finally, I want to say thank you for MacGyver and Stargate.



Happy Birthday!
Please keep on making our days sunnier!


Happy birthday - thanks for MacGyver which helped me think outside the rules, and O'Neill who makes me laugh. Have a great year!


We wish you a happy birthday RDA.
Be happy and we love you!!!!

Thôt de Stargate_fr
Paris, France

Hello Richard,

Happy Birthday!!! I love Stargate, it's wonderful!! I'm always happy when in the TV comes Stargate.

Good Luck and a Happy New Year!


Happy Birthday RDA!! Have a nice day!! Thanks for Stargate SG-1 and MacGyver, we love you.


Richard Dean Anderson name poem
By Clara

R is for Responsible
I is for Irresistible
C is for Childish
H is for Handsome
A is for Artistic
R is for Reliable
D is for Dad

D is for Dynamic
E is for Energetic
A is for Angus
N is for Nice

A is for Amazing
N is for Nature
D is for Dedicated
E is for Ernest
R is for Rafting
S is for Special
O is for O'Neill
N is for Nurturing

Happy Birthday


Hi Rick,

Happy birthday!!!!!

Parabens pelos seus 55 anos, muita saude, paz e amor pra voce e sua familia!! Te adoro e adoro o MacGyver tambem!

Feliz Aniversario!!!


Dear Richard,

I would like to wish you happy birthday, many adventures with your daughter, and take it easy.

Your fan,

Irena Anderlova
Prague, Czech Republic

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Hope you have many, many more. Just remember this... You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. (Michael Prichard) Please don't ever stop laughing!!!!!


Thanks so much for the sacrifices you have made throughout your life. You've made a lot of people across the world very happy. Best of luck in all that you do and love that little one with all your heart and soul.

Lorie... GoBobCats!!!!
Hocking County, Ohio

Hi Rick,

Happy Birthday!

I hope you got many another years of fun, health and nice time with your daughter. Thanks for good seasons of Stargate, which where not so funny and great without you.

Greetings from Germany,


You are the best!


To a fellow chopper fan,

My favorite way to fly is by helicopter. I've had the opportunity to buzz over the Chief's stadium several times with my SAR K-9 partner. What a blast! Do you like roller coasters, motorcycles, and river rafting, too?

Congratulations on making it to the double nickel. I know you will have a very Happy Birthday with all of the friends and family who love and care about you. Please add my best wishes to the many you will receive. Don't eat too much cake!

Love to meet you sometime. (Yeah right, as if that will ever happen!)

Happy birthday and take care,

Slufoot Susan
Iowa, now Missouri, USA

Happy birthday, Richard. You are the best. We love you. Thanks for your really good acting. Thanks a lot for all of this year with us.

From a big fan,


Hi Rick,

Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. You are getting sexier each year. Hope you enjoy the day immensely. Thinking of you and I will always love you.

Lots of hugs n kisses,

Jackie Heighway xxxxxxxxxxxx
Bolton, England

Hello Richard,

I'm French and I would like to say you happy birthday. I hope you stay in Stargate SG-1 again a long time because I like very much you. Salutation to your family.



Hello Richard,

I just wanted to wish you all the best on your birthday. I have followed your career since the days of MacGyver. I feel like I have a special link to your show as I operate the Roll Forming Mill, and remember the work order that produced the corrugated steel for the "Cheyenne Mountain Complex" prop. I take great pride every time I see the clip of the entrance tunnel.

Vancouver, BC. CA


I hope you have a wonderful birthday and spend it with family and friends. May God Bless you with many more wonderful birthdays.


Palmdale, CA

Here's a gift:


Now we know!!

Happy birthday!


January 23th is our Birthday~~
Happy Birthday to us!
You are the best in my mind.

Taipei, Taiwan

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Today you are 55. Have a great day today, and thank you for all the good things you do.



Time is so fast that we watched MacGyver on TV about 15 years ago. Whether you see this or not, we just let you know your fans saying "Happy Birthday to our hero, RDA."

In the recently days, we found MacGyver's DVD will be public over the world. That's great news to us! Welcome to Asia.

R.O.C., Taiwan


Dear Rick,

Congratulations with your 55th birthday!

I wish you a very lovely, wonderful, bright, nice and most of all fun day! I would have sent a cake with this greeting, but since I don't think it'll survive the trip from Holland I'll make a donation to the Challenger's Club in LA instead.

My best wishes to you and Wylie.


The Netherlands

To our MacGyver:

Taiwan Changhua

I LOVE MacGyver!
Happy Birthday!!

Taiwan Taipei

Best wishes on your birthday!

Jackie and Anne


I've watched you through seven years of MacGyver and seven and a half years of Stargate SG-1. Your portrayal of your characters and the touches of your own personality that you add to them, have brought me years of pleasurable television viewing and entertainment.

I am very grateful for your considerable talent and acting ability, the "heart" you bring to your performances; and for your ecological conscience. You have been, and continue to be, an inspiration to myself and many others. The "gift" you bring to your fans far exceeds that of talent alone.

I can't help but agree with those who laud you as "wonderful, generous, humorous, talented, humble and (of course) remarkably handsome." You are a true joy to watch.

I sincerely wish you a great birthday, and that all the happiness and pleasure you desire (and have earned) be yours in the coming year.

The very best to you always, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Linda E. Truman
Chino Valley, Arizona

Hi Richard,

I hope you have a great 55th Birthday!! I have been a fan since MacGyver. I can't wait for Season 1 to come out. Have a great day!

Lakeland, FL

Dear Rick,

Happy Birthday. I wish you a wonderful day. May all your dreams and wishes come true. God bless you and your little daughter.

Greetings from Germany,


Happy Birthday Rick!!!! Joyeux anniversaire Rick!
We love you in France.
I love your jokes!!!
And I'm very sad that you want to stop Stargate. But I understand your reasons: to spend more time with your daughter. It's the best reason for me!
Thank you for all what you are!

PS: Et ne manges pas trop de gateaux!!!


Needless to say!
Happy Birthday!

To enjoy your cliff-hanger make me feel what valuable creativity is. In the same time, climax in your acting make me feel even more exciting.

That's why I make a resolution to study things about science. (It's a pity that I can't continue doing this.) Anyway, only if I can appreciate your movie, I could realize what worthful my life.

Happy! Happy Birthday to you!
From my childhood to the end of my whole life, you always my greatest HERO.

Taiwan, Taichung county

Happy Birthday!
I love you!!
You are my hero!!!
Happy Birthday again... !
Best wishes on your birthday...


Hi dear Richard:

I am your fan in Taiwan.

My name is Chen, Yen Han.

We are very missing the serial movies "MacGyver."

Your smile is always so charming.

"Happy Birthday To You!"

Yours Sincerely,

Chen, Yen Han

Many happy returns, you are simply the best, I cannot wait to start collecting MacGyver and finish collecting Stargate so that I can watch your gorgeous face on my TV whenever I want to!

Karen Keen
United Kingdom

Happy Birthday to you!

Ali Cha

Dear Rick,
Happy Birthday.
I wish you a wonderful day.
May all your dreams and wishes come true.
God bless you and your family.


Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

I wish you all the best on your upcoming birthday. You and I are the same age. I also notice that you are from Roseville, Minnesota. I live just outside Roseville, CA. I have long been an admirer of yours, and would like to keep in contact via e-mail. I watch MacGyver reruns every weekday morning at 5:00 am. I would like to get to know the real person, in addition to the MacGyver character. Please feel free to contact me.


Now, as in Tullia's tomb one lamp burnt clear
     Unchanged for fifteen hundred year,
     May these love-lamps we here enshrine
In warmth, light, lasting, equal the divine.
     Fire ever doth aspire,
And make all like itself, turns all to fire.
But ends in ashes; which these cannot do,
For none of these is fuel, but fire too.
This joy's bonfire, then, where love's strong arts
Make of so noble individual parts
One fire of four inflaming eyes, and two loving hearts.

Happy Birthday, Rick!

On this joyous day remember the ones that love you.

Sarah Sarah

Rainham, Kent, England

Feliz Cumpleanos!

I hope your birthday is everything you want it to be. Thanks for all your work this season. Whatever your decision on season 9 is, 'vaya con amor'.

Sally Pedersen
Albuquerque, NM

To Rick,

Happy Birthday. I hope you have an incredible day and hope your birthday wishes come true.


Jenny xxx
Derby, UK

Wishing you a wonderful day, may this year be healthy, happy and prosperous for you.


Best Wishes to a very talented and caring person. We all admire your acting achievements as well as your environmental commitments. As a fellow January baby, (18th) and I admit proudly, the same age group (1953) I wish only the best for you for the year ahead. Although I never watched you on the soaps (hate soaps) and only saw a few of your previous acting roles - you are by far my favorite actor. My whole family enjoys your role on Stargate. Thank you for making Friday nights family time! Make the most of your time with your daughter and all your future endeavors. You deserve it - you've given so much of yourself to your fans and your craft. VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES! You're the best!!!

Marie De Gulis
Freehold, NJ


Dear Rick,

Happy Birthday! I hope this is your best birthday ever. Hope that 2005 is a wonderful year for you and your family.

Thanks for your performances throughout the years in General Hospital, in MacGyver, in Legend and now in Stargate SG-1. Your roles have brought much enjoyment into my life.

Best wishes for your birthday and for the new year.

Georgia, USA

Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

Happy Birthday!!! I have been a fan since the early MacGyver days and just had to start watching Stargate SG-1, when I found out You were starring it. It even combined my love for Sci-fi with my great respect for Your work. How lucky can one girl be!?

I hope You have a great day with all your loved ones. Take care of Wylie, she will be grown far too fast.

Birthday Wishes for a long and prosperous life,

Copenhagen, Denmark

Happy Birthday to YOU!

I don't even know what to say, other than I hope you have a WONDERFUL day filled with joy and surrounded by the people you love!

Thank you SO much for sharing so much of yourself through the years...

Central Pennsylvania

Another year has passed and you are still very sexy! I sincerely hope that all is well and your life is going great. You are still my all time favorite actor - going on 15 years now and I hope you keep doing great things with your charities and foundations. You are an inspiration!! Stay strong and live well! Best wishes on your birthday! I hope you get all you ask for!

Love and health always,

Klarissa Hendrix
Heron, Montana

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I just started watching Stargate SG-1, and I think it's really a great series, and you're wonderful in it. Am even starting to watch MacGyver also. You are just on the top list of my favorite actors. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, and we share the same month, Janurary (15th for mine, and a couple of years older than you). Keep on acting, enjoy many more years to come and hugs and kisses to your lovely daughter, Wylie....

Yolanda (Yol) Aguirre
Sacramento, California

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I wish for you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Thank you for making 'Stargate SG-1' so enjoyable to watch. Please return as Gen. O'Neill for the 9th season. 'Stargate SG-1' would not be the same w/o the feisty, yet honorable O'Neill. You are truly a wonderful actor (even my husband says so!). You will be keenly missed if you leave 'Stargate SG-1'!!!

Nancy See
Quaker Lake, Pennsylvania

Happy birthday! It's hard to believe that you are 55! You are such a great actor and definately the best thing on Stargate! It wouldn't survive with out you. You are a great actor, the best on tv. I hope you have a great day.


Shelley Templar
Bristol, England


I grew up watching MacGyver and continue to grow, watching your work on Stargate SG-1 since it began. I will turn 22 this January. Thank you for all the wonderful work you have done, the source of great childhood entertainment and inspiration. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Here's a little something to cheer you up, should you have any birthday blues.


I live by that!

All the best,

Caroline Duke

I just want to wish you the very best for your 55th and those to come. You have given me so much thru the years, Thank You doesn't seem enough, but Thank You.

Have a Happy Happy Happy Birthday RDA!

Houston, Texas

Happy Birthday I mean Richard!!

We really enjoyed your character in MacGyver. I hope you have a great year. May God bless you in all you do. Happy Birthday!

Best Wishes,

Robin G.
New York



I want to wish you the very best for your 55th. Have a nice year 2005. Thank you very much for all. Congratulations for your contributions. (The world needs someone as you!!!) I am agree with you... "L.T.S." Long life for you and your family.

PS. Sorry for my English but I do my best!

Kisses from a great French fan,

Toulouse, France

I hope you have the greatest birthday! That it is a relaxing one and you have lots of fun with Wylie!

Rochester, NY

Dear Rick,

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

I would like to share an anecdote which you may find amusing. I am a single mum with a now 10 year old son. I was seeing someone at the time and my son asked me who I like better, you or Mark? It just so happened Mark and I were going through a bit of a rough patch so my answer was: "At this point in time I have to say Richard as he doesn't give me any headaches!!" To which he replied: "But mom, that's because he doesn't know you!"

All the very best for the next year and here's hoping you will find the time to come visit us here in South Africa.

With love,

Jenny Stone
Johannesburg, South Africa

Happy Birthday, Rick. Thanks for the years of enjoyment you have given us all.....

San Francisco, CA

Happy Birthday Rick,

Your age is a number but you look terrific I hope I look as good as you when I reach that age in 13 yrs. My b'day isn't til March. People think I'm only 25, like I say age is just a number, and you're an awesome actor. By the way when are you coming to Calgary again, not just to ski but how about a Stargate convention here?

Calgary, Alberta



Hey Rick,

Just wanted to wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family, especially Wylie.

I've been watching you since MacGyver, and MacGyver is my hero. And you are, by far, my favorite actor, and I believe you are the hottest man in Hollywood! You have given me many years of enjoyment, and for that I thank you.

I know you are cutting your time down on Stargate to spend more time with Wylie, and I admire you for that. I miss you, but, with children of my own who are almost grown, I understand you wanting to be with Wylie before she is all grown up. Enjoy each and every minute you have with her, because before you know it she will be grown up.

My greatest wish is to one day meet you, but knowing me, I'd be a bubbling fool, so it may be best if I don't. :>) And I'm sure my husband would feel better if I didn't, think he may be just a bit jealous of you.

Once again, Happy 55th Birthday, may all your wishes come true. Enjoy each and every minute you have with Wylie. God Bless!!


Wendy Woodruff
Biloxi, Mississippi

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Happy 55th birthday and may you have many, many, many more. Have been a fan of yours since before MacGyver. Never quit smiling or laughing. Enjoy your day with family.

Sue Chilberg
Boise, Idaho

Dearest Richard,

I hope you will have a blessed birthday with many wonderful surprises!! Take care of your beautiful daughter. I am sure she is an angel. I truly understand about wanting to spend more time with the family. I am going thru that issue right now. I am going to be ending my current job to go to my home and be with my family, too. I like where I work, but I am wanting to be home closer to my husband and doggies. (They think they are human.) I am going to either find a job or go to school full time.

I hope and pray that you will get to enjoy your time with your family. I will miss seeing you on Stargate, but I understand about being with family. Good luck in all you do and I want to thank you for inspiring many people. Have a wonderful birthday.

May God bless you and your family.

Lots of Love,

Stacey Badger (a soldier in the Virginia National Guard)
Smithfield, Virginia (home of the Smithfield hams)

Dear Richard...

Happy birthday to you!
I love you...


Dear Mr. Anderson,

First of all I would like to congratulate to your 55th birthday!

Second I would like to thank you, thank you for your great role as MacGyver. Which inspired me and my whole life, in thinking how to improvise, and thinking the way of using things which are not intended to be used this way. :-)

Also I am always carrying a small knife with pliers (which replaced my former army knife :-) and a cord with me. I found it very funny as my old German teacher said to me some years ago (well you must say this in our Austrian dialect because it used to rhyme):

"A uandlicha Bua, hot a Feidl und a Schnur!" which means "A respectable guy, has a knife and a cord", sounds really cool in Austria. *gg*

And now, almost 14 years later, since I have seen the first show of MacGyver, a dream comes true. MacGyver on DVD. It's like Birthday, Christmas, Easter and all the celebrations summed up over the past years.

Now I can tick off this item from my list of wishes I ever like to have in my life.

Thanks again!

Best wishes,

Stefan Riegler

Hi Richard!!!

Happy birthday!!!! I want to wish you the best in this special day. Keep on delighting us with Stargate!!!!!

Kisses and hugs,

María Elena


My original artwork.

I want to wish you a very happy birthday. I am a fan of the show 'Stargate' and watch as much as I can.

I hope you have many more happy birthdays.

Sharon Fox

Maria Maria

Te deseo de todo corazon un dia muy muy feliz en compañia de todoslos que te quieren, este es mi pequeño regalo para ti,espero que te guste ya que lo he hecho con todo mi afecto, ademas de que es la feria de Sevilla, si no has estado nunca por allí espero que alguna vez lo hagas, bueno que te den 55 tirones de orejas y muchos muchos besitos. Con todo mi cariño.

I wish of all heart a day you very very happy in company of todoslos that want to you, this is my small gift for you, I hope that you like since I have made it my affection yet, ademas of which is the fair of Seville, if you never have been that way I hope that sometimes you do it, good that they give to 55 pulls of ears and many many little kisses you. Yet my affection.

Happy 55 BIRTHDAYS. I hope that to us you continue delighting with your participation in Stargate, since nonserious the same without you. Kisses and hugs on this day from Maria, President of the Stargate Club of Spanish Fans.


Hi Rick,

I wish you a very happy birthday. I'm your fan since MacGyver and now I love to see you as Jack O'Neill. You look great. I hope you enjoy this day with your family and wish you all the best. You're always in my heart, especially your wonderful smile.

Many greetings from Switzerland!


Hi Richard,

Finally! I found the one message that is just right for you
But I want you to know... it wasn't easy to do
Special people deserve special messages.
If you were just anybody then any old message would do.
But you're NOT 'just anybody'
(Trust me on this one!)

A message to you has to be just right
It has to be thoughtful and sincere, just like you
It has to let you know that it is sent with a big thankful smile
It has to let you know, just as soon as you read it
That it is from someone who cares so much about you and your happiness

It needs to be something you can read for this moment
But something you can remember long after this day is through

A birthday message for you has to be perfect as perfect can be.
Because you are someone who is very special to me.

I hope that you have a wonderful birthday. That you spend the day doing the things you love with the people you love.
I'll be thinking of you.

Much love,

Deryn Corner xxxxx
Manchester, England

Dear Rick,

I send you genuine respect and great affection for your Birthday and beyond. You are one of life's special people - no really, you are. Thank you for being YOU and thank you for your hard work on and off screen.

Dover, England

Dear Richard Dean,

I wish you a wonderful and happy 55th birthday. You are a very special person and deserve the very best. You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. God Bless you, Wylie, your family and doggies.

Love Ya!

Denise Marie Whisler
Denver, CO

Happy Birthday, Rick!

And don't forget: We love SG-1!!!!!!!!


Dear Richard,

I am an ardent fan of yours and everything you do and have been for decades (!) - I wish you a very, very happy birthday and many, many more to come.

All the best,

Frankfurt, Germany

Dear Rick,

I wish you a HAPPY 55th BIRTHDAY!!!
Enjoy your day and spend a nice time with Wylie!

Like the years before I want to thank you for all your great work - and I don't only mean acting but also the Charity programs!! By the way, it's such a cool idea to offer autographed pictures of you and to donate the money!!

Thanks for doing Stargate SG-1 for 8 years!!! Jack O'Neill is still so funny and super! This is only one reason why I hope that you will continue playing Jack in season 9!! Please do so!! And if you appear on screen only for some minutes in each episode --> it's really worth it!!!!!



Austria (near Vienna)

Happy Birthday Rick,

Since I know you read these I wanted to take this chance to thank you for being such a great influence in my life. Whether on TV or in your personal life you have been a realistic role model for people to aspire to while never losing your modesty or focus on family commitment. I have found you to be a great actor, a fine humanitarian and the funniest person I've ever seen. It's because of you I've taken up acting and performing. I look forward to enjoying more of your work. Thanks Rick for making a difference in the world and in my life. Have a great year!


Mac "Mike" Jackson, 30 yrs
Scranton, PA

To the gentleman who has portrayed by favorite heroes for the past 20 years, Happy Birthday. Remember, age is just a matter of the mind - if you don't mind, it don't matter!

Best wishes,

Joyce Fitzgerald

Wishing you a very happy 55th birthday. I have been watching you on TV now for twenty years. You are an inspiration to me. My one wish is that someday I will get to meet you. I just want you to know that you have touched my life in a very special way. I hope you have a great day and I'm sure it will be spent with Wylie.

Best wishes,


Sinead xx

Happy Birthday, Richard!!!

I wish the best for you and your loved ones!
Keep up your great work and continue to make this world more beautiful.
I'm a fan of yours since I remember myself and my life would not be the same without you.

Lots of love,


Happy birthday, Rick. May you and your family be blessed with the coming new year. I wish you luck and love in all your endeavours.

Leesville, LA

Happy birthday Rick,

I hope you have a great day and have many more to come.

May I also take this opportunity to thank you for providing such a great role model as MacGyver.

You truly helped me and gave me something great to aspire to in my teen years.

Thank you so much!

Best wishes,

New Zealand

Dear Richard,

Happy birthday to you. This is the first time, that I write the message to you. I'm exciting right now.

Thank you for "MacGyver", MacGyver give me a lot of edification. Now, I am a university student. My major is chemistry. I expect that I can contine MacGyver's spirit in the world.

Know can write some message to you which is so nice! In conclusion, thank your edification and happy birthday again.



Headwall Canyon


From The Girls

I loved you as MacGyver, and I love you even more as Jack O'Neill. Even though I am going to miss seeing your smile and sarcasm on SG-1 every week, I can admire your choice immensely. There is no greater profession than being a good parent, and no greater reward than your child's love. Happy Birthday, and many more to come.

New Hampshire

I wish you a joyful birthday!! I have recently become a parent for the first time after many years of trying and I am amazed by him everyday. He is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. I can understand your desire to spend as much time with your little one as you can. Enjoy your special day. I wish you happiness always.

Dot Fields
Berwick, Pennsylvania

Hello Rick,

Happy Birthday!

I wish the best for you. I hope you have a great day and a great year.
I have been watching you on TV now for 8 years.
I'm 14.
I find you cool.
I found MacGyver as so good as Stargate.

So at least:

We have got a dog (beagle). She has got 6 beaglebabies.


Just wanted to wish you another Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Also would like to add what I tell a friend at work, we are not getting older we are getting better.


Dear Mr. Anderson,

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. I hope it is a wonderful day for you.

You are the first celebrity I have ever written to, so please bear with me should I begin to ramble. First off, I would like to wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday. I hope and pray that it will be a great day for you. I have been a fan of yours for 19 years, since MacGyver first came on television. I was 15 years old at the time and my father used to tease me about watching it. He thought that it was unrealistic at times because Mac could always find a way to save the day, usually with a toothpick and a stick of gum.

Stargate SG-1 is probably the best show on television these days. Of course, I'm biased. My husband and I didn't have Showtime, so we became fans by watching reruns on Sci-Fi. As soon as we realized that the show was on DVD, we bought all six seasons at once and season 7 followed shortly thereafter.

I wanted you to know how much we love the show and how much we love Jack O'Neill (with two L's). Should you not return in the ninth season, I will miss Jack terribly. You bring a singular wit to the character that I can't imagine any other actor pulling it off. And the chemistry you share with AT, MS, and CJ is amazing. I will miss that. However, I completely understand your reasons for leaving and I applaud you for it. I wish nothing but the best for you and I hope that Wylie brings nothing but joy into your life. So, if you do retire, please let us know how you are doing from time to time. We are your fans and we love and will miss you, and, of course, let's not forget Jack.

Please, please, please, please come back! OK, ok, I'm done now.

Sincerely yours,

Shannon Hungate
Auburn, Georgia

Dear Rick,

I wish you a very happy birthday, and all the very best for the future.

Thank you for eight great years of Stargate SG-1. It's been a wonderful ride.

I'm guessing you won't be back for Season 9, and although I'll miss the character of Jack O'Neill I can fully understand you wanting to spend more with with Wylie.

May you find success and fulfillment with everything you decide to do in the future.

Kent, England

Have a great birthday, Ricky Dean!

I often wonder if the little Cabbage Patch Doll, Mackie, stayed within your household and perhaps made it to Wylie!

Thanks for the "memories" of the wonderful characters you've played in the past. MacGyver and Nicodemus are two of my favorites. Though "Spud" was kinda kewl too (so NOT YOU! ) I look forward to more fun characters.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

My best,

Melanie Teller
Northridge, California


Bloomingdale, Illinois

Happy birthday!


Dear Richard,

I wish you a day surrounded by loved ones, I wish you love, happiness and joy, on your birthday and always.

Happy Birthday!

Lianne :)
Ontario, Canada

Happy Birthday!

May you have many more.
Thanks for giving us great characters like Mac and Jack. They may be two sides of a coin but there's a lot to like and respect in both characters.

Thanks for all the enjoyment watching MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 and for the friends I've made through the fandom of both shows.

Without the shows I wouldn't have met some really special people.

Annie Wheeler

Dear Rick,

I'm writing this message to wish you a happy birthday and hope it is great and with lots of fun and never think of yourself as old because you will always be young to me and to the other fans.

Love, your fan,

Jaime Lynn Larrabee
Westminster, CA

Hai Hai,

I want to wish you the happiest birthday ever.
Have a blast!
I have thought about a story this year but just can't think of one. So I thought why not make a little wish for you.

In Dreams I come,
In Dreams I see,
Writing is everything to me.
So I write for you,
A birthday wish.
Upon a star.
Sealed with a kiss.
Making you smile,
and dream of more.
Wish you were knocking...
on my door.
So I could smile,
And say to you.
Happy birthday boy.
And give you a hug or two...

Jolijn v Wijngaarden
The Netherlands

Hi Richard Dean Anderson happy birthday! Since I was very younger the "MacGyver" was much better and had more wisdom than other programs. Your forever scriptures was very magical and science in our fan's mind. Good luck to you and have fun!!


It is my tremendous joy and honor to be wishing you a VERY VERY VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have an inhuman amount of fun and that you... well... that you manage to blow out all 55 candles. You should have the lungs for it with all that deep sea diving and all...

All good things... I guess it's right. Over the years you have given us so much that I could sit in front of my PC for ages and I don't think I'd ever find the words to thank you. You have given us more of yourself than anyone would have ever dared to ask you for. You have given it willingly and lovingly and you have brought us tremendous joy. You have portrayed honor and duty. Love and passion. Pain and sorrow. Humor and joy and we have lived every second of it with you. Because you let us. I'd be lying if I said that I'd be happy with whatever choice you make for your future career, because the truth is that when I live half the world away from you, what you do before the cameras and what you print on film is the only thing I have of you. And I have that forever. So please forgive me if I pray for your continued presence before the cameras.

Thank you for having shared these wonderful years of your life with us.

Besides saying Happy Birthday I just HAVE to say YOU ROCK!!! CONGRATULATIONS on winning both your races at the Banff event! You were absolutely fantastic! I mean against Hank Kashiwa??? Man, but you're good! Seriously, you're absolutely stunning! Beautiful, just beautiful! Congratulations! For both events!

La Multi Ani! Din toata inima, te iubesc la nebunie! (Happy Birthday! From all my heart, I love you like crazy!)



Hope you have a wonderful birthday. You are a truly special special person and an extremely talented actor. I have enjoyed following your career since before I can even remember but the decisions to put your family before your career show that your heart is as big as your acting gift. I wish you the best of luck in everything you do.

"Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness... and each tomorrow, a vision of hope. Look well, therefore to this one day. For it alone is life. Such is the salutation of the dawn."
--From the Sanskrit

Kim Carr
Leicester, MA


Kristine Dremak aka Kd3
Akron, Ohio

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
~By Max Ehrmann

I wish you a very happy birthday. Enjoy your time any way you want to. Have a great day!


So one more year's done and gone and here you are. And if it weren't for the calendar I swear to God I would think time stands still just by looking at you!

Thank you with all my heart for having shared these wonderful years of your life with us and for having given us so much of yourself. I hope that we will be just as blessed in the future and that you will allow us to continue to be witness to your continued success and happiness.

And I hope that in the years to come WYLIE will bring you a thousand times more joy and bliss than you ever thought possible. She's a wonderful, wonderful ANGEL and just as you have blessed out lives, you deserve to be blessed with the presence of her smile.

Mr. Anderson, thank you for being everything you are, and just to end on a crazier note... it's a SIN to look as good as you do!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! You wonderful wonderful man!



Hi Rick,

Just want to wish you a really happy birthday. Thanx for all the enjoyment you bring through the many programmes and films you've been involved in. Please don't 'retire' altogether, not just yet anyway.

Love & Best Wishes,

Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK

Happy Birthday to a very young 55 year-old! May you have many more birthdays to come.

Congratulations on having your outstanding portrayal of Jack O'Neill recognised by the Air Force, through the Award you were granted last September.

Thanks for eight great seasons of 'Stargate', and creating such a wonderfully multi-layered, realistic, fascinating character as Jack.

Although you deserve a well-earned 'retirement', I do hope you don't disappear from our screens entirely (I'd love to see a documentary of your river expeditions, or perhaps a book of photographs detailing the journeys), but whatever you choose to do, I'm sure it'll be with your customary enthusiasm and zest for life, and I wish you all the best for the future.

London, England

Dear Richard,

Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring to your fans. Though I love MacGyver and O'Neill, "Dexter" was one of my favorites. It always amazed me that you could transform your character so completely. Thanks for all the years of great entertainment. May the next years just get better for you and your family. Happy Birthday!

Pensacola, FL

Well, Richard, it's about time there was a guy wishing you happy birthday on this thread. Time flies, and only love remains, and from the looks of it, you've got a lot of special ladies who love you, and that's never a bad thing!

Richard, I hope you don't retire, at least not without making a MacGyver movie for the big screen. Whether you know it or not, you have a lot of youthful fans (me being 21 as proof). MacGyver is somewhat of a loveable phrase/icon that is tossed around, especially with the help of TVland now. This movie could be a well deserved swansong to a TV legend, and definately quite humorous too!

Toss the idea around.

But more importantly, have a great birthday, because we love ya!

Keith Robbins
Wall, NJ

Dear Richard,

Just wanted to wish you a BIG Happy 55th Birthday. You are truly going to be missed when you leave Stargate. You are my favorite actor. You make my brother and I laugh with all of your facial expressions and actions. Hope to see you on some other shows. Have a great Birthday!!!!

Cynthia Detrick
Ames, OK

Dear Richard,

Have a wonderful birthday and thank you for the gift of the character of Jack O'Neill.

It would be great if you did more Stargate, but I understand completely if you prefer not to.

Have a very happy and successful year.

All the best,

Pat Jenkins

Woo-Hoo!!! Happy Birthday!!!

Hi!!! Have a very good Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! It's not original and perhaps I write my wishes with a lot errors (I'm French excuse me...) but I'm very sincere and it comes from my heart!!!

Continue just like you are, you're really someone good, great and great, you desreve to be happy, and I'm sure you are a good father for Wylie.

Well I wish you a lot of good things for you and everybody!!!

Yeee-Haaa!!! Happy feasts and start well the new year!!!

Byeeee!!! ===> Joyeux Noêl et une très bonne année!!! Ainsi qu'un joyeux anniversaire!!!


Hi Richard,

Just a note to wish you a very Happy Birthday.

Donna Donna

Hope you get to spend it with those you love...

Donna Donna

and doing the things you love...

Donna Donna

Congrats on the upcoming 9th season of Stargate!!!



Donna Donna



One of your many fans,

Donna Schlossenberg
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Happy birthday, Richard, hope you and your family thoroughly enjoy the day. It's great to see Stargate still and we'll miss you when you leave (also miss the rest of the cast, they're almost like family). We had a Stargate competition on Sky TV in NZ recently, of course I entered and got my answer in in good time (10 days to spare). Unfortunately 14 days later it was returned to me saying it couldn't be delivered. I was most upset at losing an opportunity to win some good Stargate items, ah well.

Once again have a great day. We keep hoping you will visit NZ. It would be great to talk to you in person. The nearest I ever got was a telephone interview back in 1988, it's something I've treasured.

Hey this is supposed to be a birthday wish and I'm rambling on. Must be my age. Enjoy!


New Zealand


I wanted to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And to let you know I enjoy watching you on TV, and admire the stand you take on our environment. Just a quick "THANK YOU" for who you are...

I wish you and Wylie the BEST in 2005 and ALWAYS...

Your Friend/Fan in Minnesota-

Sherry Hongerholt & Bryce (my son)
Brooklyn Park, MN

Hi Rick,

I'm terribly nervous just *writing* to you, so maybe that could help you imagine how MUCH I LOVE YOU.

The first time I saw you, I was just surfing through the channels, and discovered MacGyver. Okay, I didn't know it's MacGyver. Only thing I knew was that "I really like that nice, clever guy".

Then I (again by accident) saw you in Stargate, it was episode Learning Curve (3.05). Again, only thing I remember from that day was "incredibly cute soldier who disobeyed the orders to help a kid".

From that day I became a huge fan of Stargate, then I finally discovered that *you* were that clever guy with a duct tape...

You always managed to make me laugh, you showed me that school/learning isn't too bad as I used to think, you taught me many things about life.

I'd also like to mention Legend. Y'know, here in Czech Republic I wasn't able to find it. But I found some screencaps and transcripts of episodes, and all I can say is "great". You were so funny as Pratt/Legend, it's almost unbelievable. I'm interested in Wild West (and Indians) from my early childhood, and it maybe sounds strange, but I'm glad someone made a show containing many facts, but also plenty of fun.

I will miss you in Stargate season 9, it will be nothing without you. You are the leading person, you are the spirit of the show. But on the other side, I understand your reasons for leaving the show, and I'm really happy for you. Wylie is great kid, and I'm sure you're great father.

Finally I get to the congratulations itself. I wish you really happy, great birthday, and I hope you will enjoy it.

By the way, you don't look at 55. You look younger, but you're wise as 100 years old Jaffa (that was a bad simile, cuz you *have* a great sense of humour).

Once again, happy birthday, or in Czech - "ŠTASTNÉ NAROZENINY"!!!

Yours sincerely,

Lida, Jackoholic forever
Czech Republic

Hey! My name is Alex and I'm from Cobbitty which is near Sydney in Australia. I just want to wish you a very Happy Birthday, and if you think you're old, believe me, you're not. I also want to thank you. If I'm down, like being sick, and I watch Stargate and you're on the screen, you cheer me up. Your sense of humour and all-round greatness will make anyone feel better. I don't know what I'd do without you. I also think that you are an angel for wanting the money you raise to go to charity. You are the nicest guy and I think you are the best. I have a tremendous amount of respect for you and all you've done, and I will continue to be a big supporter. I know you have a daughter named Wylie, (which is a great name by the way) and you should take care of her no matter what. Anything can happen and as she gets older you should be with her. I've just been reading some other messages people are sending you, and they say that they'll miss you in Stargate. I'm assuming that means you won't be doing Season 9. If not, I'm sure it's because of your daughter Wylie, and I think that it's great you want to be with her which you should be. Have a wonderful 55th birthday and celebrate with your family because they matter the most. Don't lose that wonderful sense of humour. Well, I think I've written enough. Thanks again, and Happy Birthday!

Alexandra Thorpe (14yrs)
Cobbitty, NSW, Australia

Happy birthday Rick and many more to come. May all your wishes come true. I just heard yesterday that you decided not to do Stargate anymore, of course I understand, but I'll miss seeing you. Thank you for making me laugh and smile all these years as Jack O'Neill.

Best wishes in whatever you do.

Cindi Dean
Rye, New York

Richard Dean Anderson who is this man?
For me he is a great actor but not only, he is a nice man and so funny.
So it is for that I wish him a happy birthday.

RICK I love you!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I love you!
OH !
Happy Birthday!


Hello! Rick! (But I prefer to call you Mac, ok?) Happy 55th birthday! The MacGyver had been accompanied with me since I was in elementary school (and now I am already 18!!!) Wow! That is so impressive and I am so lucky to have a chance to say happy birthday to you! (Sorry my English is not that good, but I just want to tell you that MacGyver is really important to me 'cause it is not only educational but really entertainment to kids. MacGyver will always be my best memory.)


As an engineer I appreciate the quick-witted MacGyver. From those dramas we also enjoy your excellent acting. Wish you Merry X'mas & Happy Birthday~


Hi Richard,

The only thing I will tell you is that we all love MacGyver here in Germany - Halle. It's nice to see your special tricks without weapons. We all hope to see a remake of MacGyver, but that would be a dream, a big dream. :D So far greetings from Germany: we all love you (Mac Gyver).

Hope to see you in future in TV, that would be great.

Your biggest friend,

Germany (Halle/Saale)

MacGyver is always my hero.


Happy Birthday!!!
Thanks for giving me lots of power.
You are always my hero and the best friend in my heart.


Happy Birthday!
MacGyver serials are the best!!

Nick W.

Dear Rick,

I know since my teens. MacGyver helped me through those chaotic and uncertain years. And now, it's Jack O'Neill gives me the strength to face the hard real life. I just want to say, you affect people's life in many way, I think all of your fans will agree this.

I'd happy to know the SG-1 will come to season 9, and you will return part of it. That would be great. SG-1 won't be the same without you. Though we do like more Jack O'Neill moment, yet you need fine the balance between your career and family. I'll understand and support your decision.

In this special day, your 55th birthday, may you have a wonderful time, and many many of it will come. Wish everyday in your life all special, everything you do will be better and better, everyone you care will be healthy and happy. Take care Wylie forever, because she's the angel who answered our prayer. She came to the world to give her dad love, laugh, comfort and happiness for us.

All love and hugs and kisses to you and your little girl.

Wish you may stop by and visit my SG-1 website to say hi, we get a lot of fans in Taiwan miss you so much.


Hope you have a great birthday and have had a better year than I have had as I lost 6 of my 9 pets all in one year, one of which was my dog who died January 23 at the age 21 of old age, was a part of my life for 16 years. Thank you for doing Stargate for the time you have or will continue to do. Happy Birthday.


Cher Richard Dean Anderson,

MacGyver ou Jack O'Neill, j'ai adoré ce que vous avez faits dans chaque aventures. Je vous souhaite un joyeux anniversaire. Je suis un tres grand fan de Stargate SG-1 ainsi que de vous, je collectionne chaque objets de STARGATE SG-1. Je vous adore...!!!

Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

MacGyver or Jack O'Neill, I adored what you did in each adventures. I wish you a happy birthday. I am a very large fan of Stargate SG-1 as well as you, I collect each objects of STARGATE-SG-1. I adore you...!!!

Marc-Antoine Vannier

Happy Birthday!
Have a beautiful days!

Marilyne B.
Québec, Canada

Je souhaite un très bon anniversaire à RICHARD.
Nous l'aimons beaucoup en FRANCE.


Hello Rick!

I wish you a Happy Birthday, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (nothing else?)!

You're one of my favourite actors! So please, stay more than 4 episodes in season 9 (please, please, PLEASE!) lol!

Give a big kiss to your daughter!

(Excuse me for my faults: I'm French!)

With love,


Wishing you a happy, happy birthday and warm wishes for you and your special lady in the coming year.

Thanks as always for your generosity and kindness. The stories relayed by those who've met you always bring a smile to my face. You are a true gentleman and have a class that is becoming more and more rare among 'celebrities' nowadays.

Thanks so much and Happy Birthday.

Mary C.
Antioch, CA

Dear Richard,

As a fan, I have been following your career since the great years of MacGyver!

Thank you for being who you are! I wish you a wonderful and successful year, with lots of love, health and peace!


See you... Big kiss...

Silvia Robles

Many years of happiness and joy.
Happy birthday.

Pat Houser

Feliz aniversário, compartilhe esse dia maravilhoso com sua família. Não abandone a série.


Ay-ru Yang Ay-ru Yang

Dear Rick,

I guess you are skiing and romping with your daughter! I can't help imagining what present she will make for you.

This is my second time to say happy birthday to you on this website (thanks for this website to give us chance).

I was 8 years old when I first to see you on "MacGyver". MacGyver helped me to face many hard times and always by my side in happy hours. He supports me in trouble, problems seems all solved when I see his smile in my mind. No words can describe how I love you. I just wanna say thank you, you give people a lot somehow and we do love you.

And I just want to also tell you how glad to see Wylie sit on your shoulder. She is sooooo beautiful and sweet, just an angel of a kid who brings us love and happiness.

Wish everyone you love, everything you do and everyday in your life all fine. And wish you and Wylie will come to visit Taiwan one day, all of your fans in Taiwan will give you very big hugs, we all miss you very much.

Kisses and love to you and little princess.

Ay-ru Yang

Happy Birthday!!!

I have been a fan for many years, my birthday wish for you is that you will be able to continue making great entertainment, whether behind the screen or on it.

May God bless you and your family on this special day. May He continue to grant you many more blessings. Keep up the good work you do for the environment.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Dear Rick:

How are you? This is my frist time to say happy birthday to you on this website. I am really happy. I have been your fan for long times. Happy new year and happy birthday.

Shin Han Lin

Happy 55th Birthday, Richard.

I've been an avid fan of yours for 20 years. You and your characters have brought much laughter into my life and given me hope for a better future for all of us. I thank you so very much for that. I'll miss you on Stargate SG-1, it really won't be the same show without your presence. As a parent I can appreciate the reasons why you are stepping back however. I wish you great good fortune in all your future endeavors and much love and patience for the difficult job of parenthood.

All the best from a grateful fan,

Vermont, USA

Happy Birthday!

Kang Kang

Dear Richard:

I'm so glad that my brother told me this page and I can make a wish for you in time before your birthday and the New Year. Shin Han Lin, who left a message below, is my brother. We are both your big fans. He even collected all series of the MacGyver. You are the one we adore eternally.

Happy Birthday to you, and wish you have a wonderful New Year!

Pei Hua Lin
Taiwan, Taipei

Dear Rick,

I wish you a very happy 55th birthday and many more to come. I hope you'll be celebrating with all your family and friends and have a great time!

Also, I want to thank you for playing Jack O'Neill the way you did. I already miss him, but I could truly understand if you put family before work and wouldn't come back for a 9th season.

May you have all the luck and be happy with everything you decide to do in the future.

And, please, never stop joking and laughing!

Take care,


Dear Rick,

To quote Elton John from "Your Song": "How wonderful life is while you're in the world." Your sense of humor, your dedication to your craft, your concern for people and the other creatures of the Earth, and most importantly, your devotion to your darling daughter make this world a better place. May the coming year bring you all you're hoping for and much more, especially time with your precious Wylie. I wish you the very happiest of birthdays!

P.S. I wonder if you'll be having Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Coconut for your birthday?

Love and Blessings,

Mary Ann Maciulewicz
Erie, Pennsylvania

Dear Richard:

I've been an avid fan of yours over 10 years. "MacGyver" especially brought me much happiness and surprise. My family and I deeply wish you a happy birthday and a new year. And I hope that you can continue bringing all of us a happy life.

Chen-Hao Liao
Taiwan, Kaohsiung

Happy Birthday!

Wait a minute. I think there's a joke in there somewhere... Got nothing.

Hopefully, there will be cake!


Happy Birthday to you!

Gary Yang

Dear Rick,

I want to wish you the best birthday ever! I miss seeing you on my TV a lot, but I understand your need to be with your daughter. I hope you can celebrate many more birthdays, together with her and all those you love!

Hugs and kisses from the Netherlands,

Tessa (Mac)
The Netherlands

Hi Rick,

It's that time of year again, Happy Birthday, and though we may not be seeing you as often as we would like on TV in our living rooms, I, along with everyone else, wish all the best in whatever you choose to do. Thank you for being a part of our lives through the magic of television...



I hope you have a brilliant birthday!

I'm really going to miss Jack, he always cheers me up when I've had a bad day... He's sooo funny, gorgeous, sexy... :) Course it takes more than one actor/character to make SG-1 great, but I'm really hoping you'll give him a happy ending - and if he can't have Sam, at least let him get a dog! And hopefully if we can't see you in SG-1 anymore, we'll hear you in the Simpsons (fingers-crossed).

Happy Birthday!


Dear Rick,

A year is already over and so here we are again, sending you our best wishes for your Birthday.

"I wish you..." not simply the best but all the very best! May your life be filled with joy and happiness, may you watch Wylie grow and blossom, she will be such a great lady, she already has that gorgeous smile from her dad. Cherish that little princess, because children are the future.

"...a Happy..." Enjoy this day and live life to the fullest, because humans only get one chance: they can ruin it, or they can take it. And you did: you took the chance to make something from your life, something where people from around the world benefit: you gave them a smile! A smile on your face put so many smiles on other people's faces. When they had a hard day at school or work and MacGyver was there to help... you made them smile and relax. Or Jack O'Neill was there with his one-liners. We love you and thank you for making us smile and forget about our troubles.

"... Birthday!" It will be 55, but remember: never say I'm 55 years old, but I'm 55 years young. You are only as old as you feel and I'm sure that you will always stay young at heart. You can be a child with the children and that's a special gift that Wylie enjoys. When you feel young at heart your mood is great, even if your body isn't up to some things anymore, because, be realistic, you're not 20 anymore. But never mind, it's the heart that counts.

And therefore Rick, I (and we all) love you and thank you.
Thank you for those wonderful years of your life you gave us.
Thank you for the hundreds of smiles to brighten up our days.
Thank you for simply being on our screen.
And please know that we will miss you very, very much but we understand.
Just enjoy life with your little princess and...
blow out those candles and make a wish...
Have a wonderful party.
Very big hugs and kisses, take care.


Rita P.
Antwerp, Belgium


Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of birthdays.

Thank you for all of your hard work over the years (both on and off the screen.) Your presence is missed, but we all understand your need to be with your lovely daughter. Enjoy her.

Sue P.
Philadelphia, PA

Dear Richard,

Love your work and hope to see much more of it in the future. Have a Happy Birthday and a great life.

Best Wishes,

Sharon Freed


Dear Rick,

Unlike many people that are good with words, I am better at expressing myself in drawings. Far from being a professional like you are in your field, I am merely an amateur who likes to sketch for time to time. This is my modest gift to thank you for the joy you brought me and what you do to help preserve our world.

Happy 55th Birthday and many more years filled with health, love and joy.

My one wish is to have one day the opportunity to thank you in person.

Aidan McIsaac
Belgium / Canada

I've been a Mac fan forever! I wish you a very happy birthday.

My wish would be that you make another movie of MacGyver. You are still young enough to play the part.

Wouldn't that be great, seeing Mac back. As far as I am concerned you will always be Mac.

I like SG-1 but your signature will always be Mac.

Happy B day,

Jeff K.
South Dakota

Happy double nickels Richard,

Hope your day is filled with the best for you. Enjoyed your work since your General Hospital days. But, Stargate is your best ever.

Again, enjoy the double nickel birthday and have many, many more healthy and sane ones.

Orland Park, IL


I hope you have a great 55th birthday, Rick!
Have a great year.
I hope you enjoy your time with your daughter, Wylie.
You are one of the greatest and most talented actors in the business.

Jessie (aka Kyah)
Marquette, Michigan

Just a simple note to say that the day you were born the angels were smiling and God gave us all a very special treat going by the name of Richard Dean Anderson.

Have a very sepcial day with your loved ones.

Happy Birthday Richard!


Dear Rick,

I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may you be blessed with love, happiness, joy and friendship on your special day!!!

Thank you for all the great years you've given to us! It was such a great time, can't get enough!

Take care, now and always!

All the best to you and your little princess!

Greetings from Germany,

Hamburg, Germany


Je te souhaite sincèrement une très belle journée pour ton anniversaire. Profites-en bien.

Have fun and enjoy!

Sophie Archambault
St-Lambert, Québec, Canada

Dear Rick,

Happy Birthday! Mine is coming up as well on January 25. I would just like to wish you happy birthday and wish you many good times ahead. Hope your day is a joyful one and I hope there are many more to come. Happy Birthday again.

George, IA

My God! It seems like I just sent you a BD message not long ago! How time flies! Anyway Happy 55! And Thank You Very Much for SG-1! Take care!

Mark R.

Happy Birthday!!!!!
I love you Richard since I remember!!!!


Hi Rick,

Just a wee short message wishing you a Happy Birthday and the continued success of SG-1.


Scotland, UK

Happy Birthday to you Richard! Or as we say here in the Netherlands: "Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!" Hope to see much more of you for many more years to come.

The Netherlands

Have a Happy Birthday and maybe one day we may get a visit from you to New Zealand. Have lots of fun.

Chris Goldsworthy
Wellington, New Zealand

Happy Birthday Rick,


Your superb acting and joyous personality have brought great happiness to me for many years!

Have a wonderful birthday!!

San Diego, California


Happy birthday mate, I wish you many more to come. The people in our unit just love Stargate and can not wait for the next episode, so keep them coming. Two questions, when are you coming down to Australia, and tell me there is a Season 9 in the making. In the meantime have a beer on us, Fosters of course, and have a great day.

Best wishes,

Glen M. Fraser
Australian Customs Service, Canberra, Australia

Great Joy for your Birthday! Enjoy life, Enjoy your Family, and Thanks for all the enjoyment your work gives us all!

Happy Birthday!


Valley Stream

Hope you have a great, and healthy birthday RDA!

Tyler MacIver
Ontario, Canada

Happy Birthday Rick,

I want to say it's been a pleasure to watch Stargate SG-1 and MacGyver. I wish you the best.

Janet Schermerhorn
Toledo, Ohio

I hope you have a good birthday, and I'll buy your MacGyver DVD. Can't wait to get it on Jan. 25.

Good luck, bye, your fan,


Hi Richard Dean Anderson,

I think you are the best actor. Thanks for making me laugh, thanks for the enjoyment you bring to fans, thanks for a lot of things... I'm a big MacGyver and Stargate fan. I started watching Stargate because of you, but of course I like the whole cast. As for MacGyver I first heard of it in The Simpsons :-) when Selma mentioned it. So I was curious about Mac, started to watch and still do.

I want to wish you a Happy Birthday, in Dutch we would say 'gelukkige verjaardag.' Hope you will have a great day, with your family. And that you'll keep memories of it that will last.

Greetings to you and your family,


A very, very happy birthday, Richard, and many many more. I absolutely love Stargate and I will miss you on it. I hope your leaving won't kill the show, but time will tell I guess. After all, it's only television and people are much more important. God Bless you and your family heaps.

Hamilton, New Zealand

Many Happy Returns from Grantham in Lincolnshire in the UK, from Crissie, William & Aidan XXX (Two small boys who have grown up, being 4 and 2 respectively, playing Jack and Teal'c in the living room!)

May the rest of this year and the many to come bring you peace and happiness. Hopefully in repayment of the joy you have bought to others.

With Love, XXX

Crissie, William & Aidan
Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK

Just want to wish you a very happy 55th birthday! I just had mine on January 1. I'm 47. Unfortunately it didn't snow but it was very sunny and warm about 50 degrees.

Anyway, happy birthday RDA!


Lesley Fay Hanson
Hamden, CT

Dear Rick,

I wanted to personally wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you and your daughter enjoy your special day. I know if I was with you I would do everything in my power to make it the best birthday you ever had. I love your shows. Hope to see you in the future on Stargate SG-1. I also would like to let you know that if you are ever in the Las Vegas area I would love to meet you. I also would like to let you know that if you bring your daughter here I do work with school age children and would love to sit for her if you needed someone. Feel free to e-mail me at any time.

Well have a very Happy Birthday!

Love always,

Laureen Weitzman
Las Vegas, NV

Hi Rick,

Hope you have a great birthday and all the best for the New Year.


Dear Rick,

For each hour of joy and pleasure you give to your fans, may you have a special wish come true. Have a wonderful Birthday and a fabulous year!!

Mig Crowe
West Virginia

Happy 55th Birthday, Rick!!!!

I have been a fan of yours since you were on General Hospital. I am now 41 years old but still feel like I'm 18. You are as old as you feel!! I loved MacGyver and now I love Stargate. I have seen every single episode multiple times. I hope you have a blessed birthday and I wish you many more to come. I will miss you during Stargate's Season 9 but understand that you want to spend all your spare time with your daughter. Life is too short and the kids grow up WAY too fast. I hope you come back to TV very soon. Thank you and may God bless you in all that you do. Keep in touch!!!!! Love and Best Wishes, Kathy Anderson (I had always hoped you were a long distance relative - hahaha)

Kathy Anderson
Detroit, Michigan

Happy birthday Rick,

I am a major Stargate SG-1 fan and your character Jack O'Neill is my hero. Remember, live life to the full and good luck with whatever you decide to do with your future.

Best wishes,

Carolyn Payne
Bristol U.K.

Hi Rick!!

I just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

I love watching you in Stargate, O'Neill's sense of humour makes me smile every day!! I just want to thank you for who you are and for everything you do, especially for other people and environment. And the most important thing is that your fans from all over the world want to do the same because of you!!! I think it's great!!

Lots, lots, lots of love,


I wish you health, hope and happiness. You have given us great pleasure over many years, and long may you continue. Hope your birthday brings everything you want, and a few things you didn't know you wanted.

Good luck for the future, and hope to see you in the UK sometime soon.

Allison Brown
Reading, UK

I pray that God blesses your very special day, and that you have many, many more to come. Happy Birthday!

Leslie Elise Beauchamp
Ashland, Illinois


I want to wish you a Happy Birthday! I love all your shows, you're the greatest, I am a huge fan and I sure hope that you keep acting. And make sure you spend as much time with your daughter, though, it is really important. My dad was always traveling and I sometimes wish that he was home to hang out with me and that we would do things together. Family is always first! And I am sure that you know that!

Sonja Hall
San Diego, California

I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I have watched Stargate from the beginning and it is a wonderful show. Hope you are with the show for a few years yet. Once again a happy birthday.

Margaret Templeton
Alexandria, Scotland

Happy Birthday!

Keep up all the great work on Stargate SG-1 and stay gold!

Dayton, Ohio, U.S.

Hi Rick,

Just wanted to wish you a happy 55th birthday. It's funny, we both share the same date, but I'm 2 years older than you. Liked you on MacGyver, love ya on SG-1!!!! Many more Happy Birthdays!

Carol A. Dickau
Parma, Ohio

Congrats! Happy (55 yrs. young) Birthday!! Enjoy your special day with friends and loved ones, but remember to acknowledge the people who love you for sharing your talent. I commend you for wanting to spend time with Wylie and I wish you the best life can offer (Although you already have that with your daughter!) As a "K" teacher, I can't stress it enough to my parents the importance of being an "involved" parent. Just remember to keep a balance between your time with Wylie and your time doing the things that make you who you are. You will be missed if you decide to leave! Once Again, Happy Birthday!!!!!

Sincerely, a A fan of Mac, Ernest and Jack!!!

Peace and Goddwill for 2005,

Cheri D.
Turlock, CA (Central Valley outside of Modesto)

I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. MacGyver was my favorite show when it was originally airing and it is one of my favorites of all time. Of shows currently airing with original episodes, Stargate SG-1 is a favorite, as is Alias. I'm betting J.J. Abrams, the creator and Executive Producer of Alias, was a fan of MacGyver as well since there have been some "MacGyverisms" in the show. His new show, Lost, is also very good. I highly recommend you catch these if you ever have the time.

Again, have a great birthday. Thank you for all your excellent work. Also, best wishes to Wylie.

Larry Laffer
Philadelphia, PA


Have a great birthday, from your grocery at Gemco-Woodland Hills.

Take care,


Happy B'Day Richard,

I still enjoy watching you act, doesn't matter whether it's a MacGyver or Stargate or somewhere in between!

JB Henderson

Dear Rick,

Beth in NZ here. I just wanted to send you best wishes for your birthday. I hope you have a great day and are able to spend it with those you love.

You've given so many people so much enjoyment, I hope you realise you are appreciated, respected, admired, and loved.

Happy Birthday, and I hope you have a wonderful year!

Love, hugs, smiles and prayers,

p.s. You really should check out NZ some day - it's a beautiful country (I'm biased I know)!

Beth Manning
New Zealand

Happy Birthday!! Hope 2005 is great for you and your family, and I hope that you have a blessed year. I think you're a great person, keep it up!

Love Always~

Gadsden, Alabama

Dear Rick,

Just a quick message to wish you a very happy birthday and great 2005. Keep up the great work!


Lesley xx
Adelaide, Australia

Hi Rick,

I want to wish you Happy Birthday!!!


Hi Rick,

Have a lovely birthday, and hope to be seing you in Season Nine, if your commitments allow it.


Oxford, England, UK

Dear Rick,

What else can I say?

But Happy Birth Day!

Love ya,

Lebanon, Missouri USA

Hi Rick!

Thanks for all your work in TV and films. I hope we'll see something of you in Season 9. I love going to conventions in the UK and meeting all your SG-1 colleagues - they're great! I teach 5/6 year olds and know how enthusiastic they are - and I'm your age so we both know how much energy you need to keep up with them. Have a lovely day and love to your daughter - my grandaughter is her age!


Barbara Mountjoy
Paulton, near Bath, UK

Happy Birthday, RICK!

I hope you'll play the best performance this year, too. You're the same age with me. Please take care of yourself.

Best wishes for your wonderful year!

Love always,

Noriko Mochizuki
Shizuoka, Japan

Happy Birthday Richard!

Hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for all the great entertainment. When I am stressed out I put in a movie, MacGyver or Stargate just to watch you and it makes all the stress go away.

You are one terrific actor. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you in Season 9 of Stargate.

Joann Guercio
North Huntingdon, PA

Happy Birthday Rick! I only have 35 years to catch up! Ha ha... I hope you enjoy your "time off." Come out to North Carolina sometime, the mountains are beautiful in the fall, and there are some small ski resorts that are really fun. Well, hope to see you soon!


North Carolina

Happy Birthday Rick and many more to come. Thanks for all the enjoyment you have brought to people, may some of it be returned.

Grove City, Ohio

Happy Birthday Richard. My whole family enjoys watching you in Stargate. I have 2 boys -- ages 8 and 5. Have a great day and enjoy spending time with your daughter.

South Carolina

Happy birthday, Rick! And may your other ones be blessed with your daughter.

Louisville, KY

Happy Birthday Rick, hope you have a great day. Hope to see you in Season 9. I know you want to spend more time with Wylie but please don't abandon us altogether. Stargate SG-1 won't be the same without you there somewhere.

Grimsby, N.E. Lincolnshire, UK

Happy Birthday and many more. Keep doing what you are doing and just enjoy!!!

Amy Klaiber
Wilton, CT

Happy Birthday RDA!

I can't tell you how much joy watching you on SG-1 has brought to me and my husband. We are huge fans and yes, shippers too. You have worked very hard at your craft and what comes out on the screen is wonderful!

I'm happy you're a workaholic... as we will still get to see you in some capacity! However, I'm so glad to see that you take time for your family, I hear kids are wonderful and grow very quickly!

Happy Birthday!

Sara N.
Scottsdale, AZ

Dear Richard,

What can I say after 350 previous greetings that might be JUST a little different? I guess I'll let my heart do the speaking.....

May this birthday bring you 10-fold, the wonders you've presented to all of us. Your dedication has been most admirable. Fate has turned the tides so now it's YOUR turn to enjoy.... please do, and with our blessings. Your legacy for us doesn't end with you, but is passed on through your daughter, so take care to stay yourself. She needs that. Thank you again, and may you have many, many more! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Denise E.
New York

Happy 55th Birthday, RDA! Enjoy!

Keep Smiling (you have one of the best!)

Julie A.
Toronto, Canada

Hi Rick, I've been a fan since GH. I just wanted to let you know that as a mom of triplets and a ten year old, I can always count on you to make my day brighter. You have a special gift that makes people smile. Never stop doing what you do. You are awesome!!!! HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY AND MANY MANY MORE. Give Wylie a big hello from us here in Massachusetts.

Lynn, Massachusetts


Happy Birthday wish to Richard Dean Anderson,

A birthday greeting from your biggest fan in Florida & anywhere else.

I have sent you a picture from decades ago - (In hopes you read this) - I believe your dad is in the photo. I met Stu a few years ago & the photo is over 40 years old. Our fathers played in a jazz band or 2 together. I have been a faithful Stargate fan - (because of you). You & I might have even played together as kids. The band was the Bob Davis Quartet from Minnesota. My dad was Bob Davis.

From what I have seen, it looks like you loved your dad like I did mine. Great memories.

Happy Birthday - you're looking great. Keep up all the good work for the envrionment - I keep watch on the Sea Shepard news & I am member of MAC council - (Wholesale Marine Life Aquarium Council for quality & preservation & proper care of sea life).

Jenny Davis Lenchner
Miami, Florida

Happy 55th Birthday Richard!

Have a wonderful Day and keep up the good work. And never ever lose that great sense of humour we all love about you plus your great looks and smile.

All my love,

Derbyshire, England

Salut Richard c laurent j'ais 20 ans et je t'admire depuis l'age de 4 ans. Je te souhaites une trés bonne année 2005 riche en bonheur et en joie. Et surtout un trés trés bon anniversaire pour tes 55 ans. A bientot Dans stargate. Amicalements un fan de toujours. PS ne mange pas trot de gateaux. A+ LOLO

Laurent Cuenca
Lescar (64) France

Happy Birthday Richard and may you have many more. I hope that you have a beautiful day just kicking back with your wonderful family.

Big kiwi hugs,

Auckland, New Zealand

Hi Rick!


I wish you all the best to your 55th birthday! I really hope you get lots of presents and spend a great day! Please star in much more movies! You are the best actor I've ever seen!


Naila, Germany

Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday!!! I too am a January baby and enjoy the cold weather around this time of year. I have loved your work in both MacGyver and Stargate. When I heard many, many years ago that you would be playing Jack in my favorite movie, I didn't think that MacGyver could pull it off, being so anti-gun ho and all. But, if you didn't just ease right into the role like it was made for you, just like MacGyver. I wish you many happy birthdays to come.

Your fan,

Michaele King
Santa Ana, California

Happy Birthday Richard! I love you in MacGyver and in SG-1! Keep up the good work!



Hi Rick,

I'm a 1950 baby too, in October I hit the big 55. How wonderful for you to have a young child at our age. She will keep you young even though at times she makes you feel positively elderly.

I hope to see you in other shows on TV after you leave Stargate SG-1. Guest starring of course.

Happy Birthday!

San Francisco

What else can I say that hasn't already been said? So I'll just add my best wishes to you and hope that you have a fantastic birthday and many many more!

Please don't stay too much out of the limelight once you finish Stargate - we need to see your smiling face occasionally!!!

Hyde, England

Hello Rick,

Have a very special 55th Birthday, I hope you enjoy your special day and every single day thereafter. May you life be filled with love, laughter and joy. Just the same as you give me and many other thousands of fans of yours.

With all my heart, Love and Kisses,

Toni Stevens
Kent, England

Happy Birthday Richard!
You are the best!
Have a nice Day!


Hello Mr. Anderson,

I wish you the best. I love you (like many others too) in all of your roles! But I'm sad, that your role in Stargate becomes to the end. We have a great time with you. Thank you very much! Bye and have a nice day!

Chemnitz, Germany

Happy birthday Richard, I hope you enjoy it. I wish you didn't have to leave Stargate because people are going to miss you. Have a happy new year.

Lots of wishes, one of your fans,

Leigh, 15
Hamilton, New Zealand

Happy Birthday Rick!

Hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of nice suprises.

Love & luck,

Alison xx
Liverpool, England

Happy Birthday!!!
You'll always be the best.
May God keep blessing you.
Hugs & Kisses.

Claudia Barrón
Monterrey, N.L. Mexico


Rick, I've never met you but all I hear about you makes me think you're a wonderful, kind and caring guy. I wish you the best for you and your family. Have a great birthday!

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Happy birthday Rick, don't eat too much cake.

With all good wishes,

Merseyside, UK

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. ANDERSON - 55 is not that old, my grandmother would call you a young kid. She will be celebrating her 99th Birthday on January 21st. - Besides she would tell you that as long as your mind remains open and don't grow old in your thinking, you will be young forever. SO ENJOY LIFE AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Rosanne H.
Milford, CT - USA

Hi Rick,

I want to wish you a very happy birthday. My, My 55. Can you believe it? And since it is the start of the New Year, may your year be filled with good health, happiness and love. I hope you decide to do a few episodes of Stargate. But, like everyone else, I do realize your need for spending more time with Wylie. This just makes all your fans love you all the more. Have a good day. Enjoy your cake and parties. And may God Bless you and Wylie.


Pat Sivertson
East Worcester, NY

Dear Richard,

Wishing you a fabulous birthday. My husband and I have enjoyed the way you have portrayed all your different characters. Thank you for many hours of television enjoyment.

Lake Ariel, PA

Wishing You Love and Happiness on this your Birthday!
Hold true to your heart.
From mine to yours............

Daddy's Little Angel

The world is on your shoulders, your daughter's safe there, too
Responsibilities are overwhelming, and everyday is so new
But her eyes give you strength and they seem to say
"It's alright Daddy I love you, it will be OK".

And the love that you share each and every day
Will be there for her those nights you are away
The greatest gift you can give, is the gift of your heart
The heart can give strength when you are apart.

Taking time is a memory a child can hold on to
A comfort for them each day they go through
And the time you spend together, the days you share
At the end of the day nothing will compare.

Enjoy your little girl, for little girls grow so fast
The years do go quickly, but the memories do last
And remember when you kiss Daddy's Little Angel tonight
That no matter the darkness she will always be your light.

Written for Rick and Wylie
by Jean Hayward 6/15/04

Take Care,

Boston, MA

Hi Rick,

Thank you for inspiring me to be a better person and to do more with my life. I admire you greatly.

Have a Happy Birthday with lots of love, life and happiness.

Have a wonderful day (and year) surrounded by the people you love.

Adelaide, Australia

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful man, father, actor, and humanitarian in this world today!! And that man is none other than Richard Dean Anderson!! I have watched you since you were on General Hospital. I became a fan of yours way back then and still am to this day. If it was televised, I've seen it. Do what your heart tells you to. I really hope you enjoy your birthday with your little 'angel' and anyone else you want. You definitely hold a place in this older woman's heart!!

Many X's & O's to you!!!!

Roseville, California, USA

Happy 55th birthday Rick!

Fact, the years have truly been good to you! Older and yet even more handsome!! I'm sure that I speak on behalf of your many, many fans ? we are all very proud of all the accomplishments you've made so far in your life. Your dedication to various environmental and other most worthy causes is respectfully noted. We need more people like you in this world. (I volunteer myself whenever possible.)

I wish to thank you for your personal sacrifices in your life as an actor. The long hours, physical and mental strain, your multi-faceted talent, dry humor (O'Neill point of view), wisdom and creativity that you've brought to your characters through the years ? we, the viewers, have been the greatest benefactors of your giving nature. With syndication and DVD's, MacGyver and O'Neill will live on for a very long time. (Sure hope you get a percentage!)

It still amazes me ? I never tire of watching MacGyver and Stargate. I've been a Sci-fi fan since the original Star Trek series and have enjoyed the many "generations" they have created. While I will truly miss your presence as O'Neill (if actually retiring this year), I hope the Stargate franchise continues on for many of its own "generations." Who knows, Jack, Jr. could one day head the SG-1 team and Dad visits occasionally.

I respect your wishes to enjoy family life & daughter Wylie. My own daughter will be 17 this year - I don't know where the time went. Enjoy Wylie - this is a wonderful age, give & get those hugs & kisses often before she decides she's too old for that from Mom & Dad. I think becoming a parent at an older age is more gratifying. Sometimes we take the simple things in life for granted ? like birthdays! As the song says "I can't drive 55" ? if you don't act your age ? who's gonna know! Happy, happy day to you and yours.

"Live long and prosper" from a converted Treker to a verified Gater.

Vicki M.
Toledo, Ohio, USA


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are an incredible actor and I have enjoyed MacGyver and SG-1 because of you! Enjoy your very special day and thank you for ALL you do! YOU ROCK!

PS. Hope to keep seeing you on SG-1 as time allows!


Dan Eidam
Boise, Idaho

Hey Richard,

I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you have a good one! I am a big fan of yours. Ever since you played Dr. Jeff Webber on General Hospital! I actually met you at a public appearance at the Laguna Hills Mall back in the 70s. Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

John Sortino
Bellingham, Washington



Happy Birthday, Rick!

It's hard to believe that this year is the 20th anniversary of MacGyver. Where did the time go? I just wanted you to know that you have really impacted my life in so many ways. My birthday wish for you is that you and your family be safe and happy. I am so happy that God has blessed you with a daughter. I'm sure that she will grow up to be as wonderful as her father. God bless!


Anne Snider
Jackson, MO

Dear Mr. RD Anderson,

I wish you a very happy birthday, the 23st January 2005, you will turn 55 years old!!!!

I am one of your numerous fans throughout the world since MacGyver was displayed on French TV on Sunday; I am 34 years old man, and, also, a fan of Stargate SG-1!!!

I was born in Machecoul a little town, which is located 45 km sw from Nantes, France.

If you are willing to answer I will be honored!!!

Bertrand Menager

Bonne anniversairs, et bonne année!!!
Et Vive Stargate SG-1


Best wishes for a great birthday and a healthy year. Hope we continue to see you on Stargate SG-1.

Maggie S.

Happy Birthday Rick,

There are lots of fans in Europe and I am one of them. I wish you many years of happiness and health. And a lots of SG episodes.

Lenka K.
Prague, Czech Republic

Happy Birthday. May all your wishes come true. Have a wonderful day!

Worcester, Massachusetts

Happy Birthday Rick

I wish you all the best and a long and happy life.

Thank you for giving us so many happy hours on TV.



Hey Rick!

My name is Melissa Dawicki and I'm from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. I've been a big fan of yours for many years and just wanted to wish you a very special happy birthday! I hope your day is filled with many memories and may you enjoy many more to come! :)

Melissa Dawicki
New Jersey

Happy birthday Richard!

I'm more than 15 years fan of you. My age is 32 years and have a son 6 years old. His birthday is in the same month as your daughter. I was in November by the Bridge Studios for you and the Stargate, but you were not there. I was sad on that moment, I hope to see you there but the Stargate was ending. I hope that I see or speak you once.

Give Wylie kisses of me.

PS. I hope I get reaction of you pleassssssss!


Esmeralda Maria Keek

Happy Birthday, and I wish you many many more to come.


Hi! Hope you have a blast! Enjoy downtime with your little sweetheart! You deserve! I wish best of luck in all that you will do!


Marie-Pierre Robidoux
Quebec, Canada

A fan of many years, we want to wish you a wonderful birthday. Our family has enjoyed your many shows as we lived in three countries and we thank you for the countless hours of entertainment. As a fan, I am sad that we will not be able to see you on screen as much but both as a mom and a daughter myself, I respect and can personally vouch you are making a wonderful choice to be there for your little one.

Have a wonderful day and many many more!

Wendy and three future fan daughters (now 5, 3 and 2mos old)
Originally from Puerto Rico

Richard I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays! I hope your future years are all filled with nothing but the best. Take Care. And enjoy yourself!!!!

Orlando, Florida

Happy Birthday, Rick! I have said this many times and still can't say it enough. How can a man get better and better looking with age?!? Been a fan since the beginning of MacGyver. Tells my age, don't it! But, I really admire the things outside of acting that you have accomplished and wish you many, many happy days throughout the years. Only wish I could be there with you!

I was looking at a site and saw some pictures of when you were skiing in Banff. I had the opportunity to see you, though be it, from afar. It was the highlight of my time, my life. I was in the area for a business conference where I work (the largest salty, snack food business in the world) and we took time off to have a little fun. That was a little more than fun for me. I have a picture of you but, , I was too far away. People just have to take my word for it when I tell them it is you.

Anyway, from one speed limit to another (just ten below you), have a happy birthday and love watching you every week. I am definitely an RDA addict. Have to have my rda of RDA. Unfortunately, I don't get it due to my career but it has its perks. Like Banff.

Hope you have a good one and wish you all the best. I know this is selfish of me but I wish to see you many, many more times on Stargate. I know that you have a life outside of acting and a daughter to think about but I just would miss seeing you on my big screen. Being as my kids are grown, son, almost 18 and daughter, just turned 22 and getting married in June, my only vice is watching too much Stargate. My daughter called me a Stargate addict once. I corrected her, to myself, and called it RDA addiction. Have and always will be and loving every minute of it!!

Best wishes and age is only a matter of mind - If you don't mind, it don't matter. That's my theory and motto. Because when you reach our age, it's only a number. You're as young as you feel, and I feel 29!

Have a wonderful birthday and a very good year with many, many more to come!

Jenn West
S. Carolina

Wishing you all the best for your birthday. May you and your family receive as much joy as you have given others.

Perth, Western Australia

Hi Richard!

I hope you have a fantastic birthday and get to spend some of it with your daughter. I was distraught when I heard you were leaving Stargate - you do a great job! Anyway, happy birthday to you!

Lauren F.

Happy Birthday Rick!! Just wanted to say that you're absolutely amazing and if it wasn't for you and the folks at Stargate SG-1 I doubt I would have made it through my final schooling year. Thanks for keeping with SG-1 this season. Hope you have an excellent birthday and all the best for everything you decide to persue if you leave Stargate. Thanks again for everything and Happy Birthday!


Hi Richard,

I want to wish you a very Happy 55th birthday. I hope you enjoy.

Lauren Jernigan
Vancouver, Canada

Hello Rick,

A fan from far away
is sending you a birthday greeting today.
Best wishes, health and joy for you
and for your friends and family too!

I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm 20 years old and a fan for almost 9 years now. I read through some of the birthday greetings for you and I saw that you helped so many people, also me. Stargate, MacGyver and Legend brought so much joy into my life and I got to know my best friends because they were also fans. I will never be able to give all this back to you but I will use this chance to say THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING! You're doing a great job and I wish you good luck and all the best for the future. Please remember that you and Wylie are always welcome in Germany!!!

Take care!

Cologne, Germany

Hi Richard,

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday. I have followed your career since General Hospital and you seem to get better with age. Stargate will not be the same without you but you need to set priorities. I hope you will continue to act since you are so great at it.

Again, Happy Birthday from your #1 fan,

Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Dear Anderson,

My name is Michael, come from Taiwan. Sorry my English not very well. About 15 or 16 years ago in Taiwan every Saturday prime time on TV, everybody want go back home and watch MACGYVER, me too. So thank you give me a wonderful memory. I wish you can come to Taiwan again. If you can the fans in Taiwan will be crazy. At last wish you have a nice day and happy birthday to you (not only your birthday, it's everyday).

Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Hi, Richard!

I have followed your career since General Hospital. You are a wonderful actor. I've loved Stargate SG-1 since inception & I must say, you will be missed very much. I hope this won't be the last we see of you! I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays. I'm an Aquarius, too. It's great to know that I share the same birthday month with someone whom I admire.

Take Care! Don't be a stranger to us!

Denison, Texas

Happy Birthday Richard!

From one of your biggest fans in Minnesota. You grew up in Minnesota and never fished? If you want to go when you are back here look me up and I will take you for some sunnies, crappies or bass if you want.

Happy Birthday!

Jane Nelson

Dear Richard,

I want to say Happy Birthday to you and hope this year brings many blessings to you and your family. May God bless you and keep you.

PS. I need more Stargate SG-1!!!!!!!

Lena M. Lucente'
Pompano Beach, Florida


Dear Rick,

Cassondra I hope you and Wylie have fun celebrating your birthday. I think that you are a remarkable actor and person. I hope that you have a very Happy New Year and New Years to come. I hope that you still will be on Stargate SG-1 but I understand that Wylie always comes first. I look forward to seeing the rest of Season 8. I am so glad that MacGyver is being released on DVD. Thank you so much for all the entertainment that you have given your fans and God Bless You. Thanks for the birthday gift last year. I hope you like the montage I made of you and Wylie.

With love,
Your friend and fan,

Cassondra Wright
Warner Robins, Georgia USA

Mr. Anderson,

I'd like to wish you a happy birthday (I'd decorate up a cake for you, but I just don't think it would travel well in the mail). You're a very special man, and an important figure in my life. Your expression "LTS" has stuck with me through thick and thin, and I now have it tattooed on my arm beneath the Earth symbol from Stargate. You're my 'Knight in Shining Armor.' Thank you for all your hard work and selflessness over the years -- you've accomplished many great things. Keep up the brilliant smile, wonderful sense of humor, and the playfulness of your inner child. I wish you and your family only the best. Take care and don't burn down the house with all those candles!

North Yarmouth, Maine

Mr. Anderson,

Have a fantastic birthday. I love Stargate SG-1 and the way you play Jack O'Neill. You are so talented. Have a great birthday and thanks for making Stargate so neat!

Aaron Ardern
Huntly, New Zealand

Dear Richard,

Happy 55th birthday! I hope that your birthday is as great as you.

Your fan,


Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

I wish for you to have a very, very Happy Birthday!!!

You are the best actor there is, as well as the best father. It is wonderful that you are wanting to be with your daughter more, (I will greatly miss not seeing more of you on t.v.). Wylie is a very lucky girl, as are you for having her in your life. You are my most favorite actor. I have been in love with you forever, (or at least since the pilot of MacGyver aired). I have watched everything you have been in, I think you are the most handsome man there is!!!

Well, I just want to close with, have a Happy Birthday and I hope you share it with those you love. I am sending you a big birthday hug and give one to Wylie for me.

Love from your hugest fan!!!!

Audra Major
Findlay, Ohio

Dear Richard,

HAPPY 55th BIRTHDAY!!! I hope that you have a wonderful b-day and year. I love Stargate! Thank you soo~ much for all of your hard work on the show...

Jenny (age 16)
Yorba Linda, California


I became a fan of yours during the first season of MacGyver, and continue to be one with Stargate SG-1. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years.

All the best to you.

Happy Birthday!

Chrys Pelegris, MacGyver Mailing List Owner
Toronto, Canada


I hope you have a blast on your birthday. Thank you for the many years of entertainment that you have brought to each of your fans. We hope to see you in more stuff soon. It would be a shame to see you retire from acting anytime soon, as you are by far the best actor that I've seen on the small screen. You are a bright star in the sky of your fans and I hope that you keep shining brightly; also try to see if you can do some big screen stuff. That would be nice to see.

I would also like to send you happy and well wishes for you and your family as you celebrate. Hope you enjoy the time with Wylie. As one of your fans, I wish you nothing but the best.

Love and Hugs from Beyond The Gate,

Tiffany Aliene Amber Flowers
Reno, Nevada originally, now in Palmdale, California

Happy Birthday, Rick. Hoping you have a fantastic year with many more to come.

Helen Holle
Ankeny, Iowa

Dear Rick,

I've made a tradition for the past five years now to send you my best wishes for your birthday. In my mind, it's the least I can do... I've said it before and I'll say it again because it means so much to me. Being the self-effacing and modest man that you are, you'll probably wonder what you've done to deserve these thousands of messages that you get from fans. Well, you've changed my life, or rather you contributed to give my life another direction when it seems I was following the wrong path as a teenager. Now I'm still inspired by what you do and I'm still learning from that on an everyday basis.

I'll never be abe to express how thankful I am for giving me support - without knowing it ;-) - when life gets rough. So please accept this message as a big thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!

Have a great birthday and may all your wishes and dreams come true.

Love always,

Paris, France

Dear Richard Dean:

I'm sorry I don't have all the smiley faces, but I enjoy your smile very much. You have grown more handsome and exquisite as you have matured.

I understand you want to be with your daughter and in her life a great deal. I wish you had the situation J. Arness (Gunsmoke) had. He had 3-6 lines in 3-4 stories and then he had one episode that he was the center of the story.

Have the happiest of birthdays. When you're not on I miss you terribly.

Dolores Cordier
Oradell, NJ

Happy Birthday Richard!!

I've been a fan of yours since MacGyver and Stargate. I hope that you continue making great thought provoking and heart warming serials or movies.

Have a wonderful Birthday with all your loved ones!!

Laurence Boey

Happy 55th Birthday Rick. If the numbers were reversed you would get... never mind, bad example. Anyway, hope all your wishes come true and you have the best year yet. Take care and please give a big hug and kiss to Dexter.


Debbie Kelley
Dudley, MA

Happy Birthday Rick! I hope the upcoming year is the best ever for you. You only get better looking with time. I'm sorry that you're not coming back to Stargate SG-1 but thanks so much for all the years of great entertainment, fun and perfect comic timing. I think I can speak for a lot of female fans when I say that shots of your ass have served us very well indeed.


I just want to say "Happy Birthday"! I'm a big fan of yours and Stargate SG-1, thanks for all the years of great entertainment and fun.

Anyway, hope all your wishes come true and you have the best year yet.

Take care!!


Zdenka Husakova
Czech Republic

Mr. Anderson,

I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday and all the best for 2005.

Logan, Ohio

Hi Rick,

I hope that you have a happy and joyous birthday and spend it with your daughter. I have enjoyed watching you since your MacGyver days, and still enjoy seing you today on Stargate. If you plan on taking time to spend with your daughter or any of your other projects go ahead, but show up once in a while so that we know you are still around.

I know that you like to ski, I know of a few places where I live such as Montage Mtn., Tanglewood, Masthope and Elk Mtn all in PA. In NY Hunter Mtn and within 2 minutes of my house is a resort called the Villa Roma and they also own Holiday Mtn. I have been to most of these places and they are good for you and your daughter, but I have know idea if anyone will recgonize you if you went to one of these places.

You should also thank Kate for the site she has for you. You have a lot of fans who appreciate all the work that you do to keep us entertained. She does a lot of work to keep us all updated on all projects and appearances you have including the award you got in this past year in Washington D.C.

I have family that lives in and around that area, and before my Grandfather died in October he lived about 12 miles from the D.C. area. Well as I said before, I hope you have a happy birthday and enjoy the day with your daughter, family and friends.

PS> There is also rafting here on the Delaware River and a scenic road that follows next to it.

Callicoon, New York 2hrs from NYC North by Northwest


Hope you have another wonderful year and I will certainly celebrate by watching the wonderful newly released MacGyver DVD's. :)

Happy Birthday and best wishes always!

Lori Beth
Albany, NY (now in Los Angeles, CA)

Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday to a Great Guy and all the best for the year ahead.


Gloria Fiorino
New York

Click to see my video.

Happy Birthday!

...and thank you for many many wonderful years with your films and series...

...and for "being a great inspiration" (for me and certainly for many other people) to see and feel our natural environment in a new way...

...and for your activities to protect nature, save the whales, the wolves and many other wild animals...

...and for your activities in support of the young girls and boys in the "Challengers Club"...

...and for me especially for waking in me the love of the wild and untouched nature of wonderful British Columbia and Canada.

I wish you sincerely and heartily all the best, fun and very good health for yourself, Ricky-Dean, and for all of your loved-ones!

One request: Please grace our lives for many more years with your countenance and your humour (or at least grace our TVs!)


Dear Rick,

I just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday! For years you have been an inspiration and a friend that we can rely on to take us into new journeys, to teach us new ways in life and how to be a better person.

I also wanted to share a story with you, as I think you are a great soul and a very dedicated father. My best memories of my childhood (instead of the Sundays at the park as any other kid) are the ones of the Saturdays with my father. Those were very special days that I anxiously waited for the whole week. On Saturdays my father worked only half a day and he would take me to his office to help him out. I was about Wylie's age. He had a film distribution company - the films would go from the US to São Paulo (Brazil) and then to my father's company. He would distribute them throughout the movie theaters of small cities in three different states. On Saturdays I would sit on the big chair and roll the films, cut pieces out of them, glue them together, separate the posters and pictures - that was total magic for me. Then we would choose one and take it home to watch on the garage wall at night. These are the memories I cherish.

I know how much you want to spend time with Wylie and be part of her world - and I know that she will always keep those memories. But have you ever taught about doing it the other way around? Why not bring her to your world instead of giving up of your world/work to get into hers? If I had such great moments being part of the movie world when I was a kid can you imagine how magical it would be for Wylie to play with Thor or hang out around the Nox? She may have fun playing with the big Unas... Can you imagine growing up in a fantasy environment like the movie making industry? I still dream of being part of it! I still hope one day I will be able to join a production company and see it happening, make it happen. Those were the best times of my life. By the time I was twelve I was helping my father with the programming, the distribution scheduling and the selection of the press materials. I have always followed what movies are being produced, by whom, with what cast, which location and all that (until today, more then 20 years later).

I know that I may have been inclined to tell you all this out of selfishness, since I can't picture myself watching Stargate without Jack O'Neill but please think about it. And believe me that you may end up giving her a gift a lot bigger than you can imagine: the gift of being a child, of playing and living magical moments in a fantasy world.

Anyway, thank you once again for all these years that you shared your life with us!! Your fans are a very loyal group because you are a very special person, with a very generous soul, amazing principles and a great heart. Keep up your hard work for the good causes you support. We will always treasure the moments we spent learning chemistry with MacGyver or facing of aliens with Jack.

Have a great time with Wylie and your family and friends! Very, Very happy birthday!

Love always,

New York

Happy Birthday Rick!

As the say in Scotland, "Lang may yer Lum Reek!!" Best wishes in whatever you decide to do in the future.


Shirley Thomson
South West Scotland

Happy Birthday!!!! and Many happy returns!
Merry Meet, Merry Part, Merry Meet Again!

St. Michaels, MD, USA

I wish you many wonderful years ahead. Thank you for all the incredible TV over the past 20 years. Time flies when you're having fun. Enjoy every moment you can with Wylie, you wake up one morning and colleges are sending notices. Keep up all the great work on and off the screen. You're quite an amazing man.

Peace, Hope, Love,

Pittsfield, MA

Have been a fan of yours from your General Hospital days (my aunt made us watch in the summers). Hope your B-day is the best with plenty more to follow. You were a positive role-model to look up to in my teens and my family and wife thank you. My wife and I loved "Legend" and wish it would have lasted longer.

Have a great birthday.

Fort Worth, TX

Wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Maybe you might return the favor, mine is on the 19th. You definitely do NOT look your age; trust me that is a good thing! I have enjoyed watching your career bloom, you are a very talented man - keep up the great work!

PLEASE sign for the ninth season; but if you choose not to, then at least agree to be in the movie.

Here's hoping to see you in the future.

Dawn Blackwolf
California, USA (Omniverse)

My dear Rick,

I wish you a very Happy Birthday. Have a nice day with those that you love. Thank you so much for continuing with Stargate SG-1 into Season 9. I wish you all the very best for the future.


Forever yours,

Budapest, Hungary

Happy birthday!
Joyeux anniversaire! (in French)
Assegwas ameggaz! (in Kabyle, my native language)
Sana hilwa or aam said! (in Arabic)

My best wishes for your 55 birthday. I hope that you will love it. Have a great day. I love all what you do. I love to see you on TV. I hope that you will sign for the 9 season. Have a great moment with your family. We continue to love you.....

Your big fan,



I'm Emma from Cairo, Egypt... yes really this far!! Happy birthday and wishing you another great 100 years, probably more if ya like... Well since this is a fan letter I guess I should say how much I love ya and crazy about ya... But my boyfriend is really jealous so I didn't say so, guess you'll understand... LOL.

Okay... please visit Egypt sometime you are gonna love it I promise, take care and always be that sweet one....

Peace and bye bye,

Love ya.......

Emma xxx

Hey Richard,

I wish you all the best and a wonderful birthday with all your friends and your family. I wish that all your dreams and wishes will be come true. You are now 55, but you are such a sexy man. It's unbelievable. Sorry that my English is not so good, but I think you will understand what I try to say to you. Best wishes and thousand of kisses.


Munich, Germany

Happy birthday Rick! I'm a huge Stargate SG-1 and MacGyver fan. I wish you and Wylie the best of luck and hope you will continue to be a part of such great shows.

Becky Southwick
Georgetown, Massachusetts

Happy Birthday Rick,

Wishing you a fantastic birthday, hope you have a great day.

Just to say Stargate would not be the same without you. You have become part of my family. Glad to see that your sense of humour never grows old.

Thanks for making me laugh and smile all these years as Jack O'Neill.

Enjoy your special day.

Denise Felgate xxxx

Hey Rick,

Hope you have a really good birthday, and although I'll miss you if you don't do season 9, I wish you luck with whatever you do.

Love ya,

Hannah Clarke xxxxxx

Hi Rick,

I wish you happy birthday and a beautiful day, for you and Wylie.


Judith Dewender
Leipzig, Germany

Have a wonderful birthday. Thanks for so many years of entertainment. We are still only watching Season 7 so I have another year of Stargate. Hope to see you in Season 9.



Have a happy birthday!!!! I still love your work and humor!!! And you have the most beautiful daughter!!!!


Nancy Dooren
Eschede, The Netherlands

Happy Birthday!
Congrats on your 55th Birthday.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Peace and Love to you and your family.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Dear Ricky, happy birthday!

Habib Ince

May the 55 years of experiences lead another 55 years of wonderful living for you and those you love.

Happy Birthday!


Móg?bym to napisa? po angielsku, ale zaje?oby to wi?cej czasu, a i pewnie by?oby kilka b??dów :) Drogi Panie Anderson chcia?bym Panu podzi?kowa? za tyle wspania?ych chwil jakie sp?dzi?em ogl?daj?c MacGyvera. Serial ten wywar? wielkie pi?tno na moim ?yciu, za co jestem Panu, jak i MacGyverowi bardzo wdzieczny. Z okazji zbli?aj?cego si? 23 stycznia chcia?bym Panu z?o?y? najserdeczniejsze ?yczenia z okazji 55 urodzin. Mam nadziej?, ?e b?d? one sp?dz?ne w ciep?ej atmosferze. Jeszcze raz chcia?bym podzi?kowa? za rol? MacGyvera i powiedzie?, ?e zarówno ona jak i Pan na zawsze pozostaniecie w moim sercu.



Dear Richard,

You have accomplished more in your 55 years than most have accomplished in a lifetime.

Your journey is not yet done. In the coming years you will guide your beautiful daughter from childhood to womenhood. You will keep challenging the powers that be, in your quest to save the enviroment. As an actor you will keep pushing the envelope.

We have the privilege of watching and cheering you on. You have inspired us to contribute and lend a helping hand for those less fortunate. You have such power. It is quite amazing.

Enjoy this special day with your special little girl, your Wylie. She must be so proud of her father, as much as you are proud of her. You are her beautiful, wonderful father. Does she believe in Faerie Princesses, 'cause she is living with her very own Prince.

Your ever lovin' fan,

Jocelyne M Farant
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I just want to wish you a Happy Birthday. And say that as a mother of a 21, a 17 and a 13 year old, I understand the wish to spend more time with your daughter. The time just flies waay too fast. May God grant you many more.

Dotti Derry

Happy Birthday, Hero of the Earth!



Dear Rick:

Just wanted to wish you many blessings on your birthday.

For all the joy that you give to your fans, may you receive it back 100+ times over.

My special wish for you is that you enjoy every waking moment with your special girl, Wylie, for you can never turn back the clock. Life is too precious to have any regrets.

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. - Lao Tzu

Saying a special prayer for peace on Earth, for our brave soldiers in the armed forces, and for the victims and survivors of the tsunami disaster.

God Bless You.

New York, NY

Hi Mr. Anderson,

I would just like to wish you a happy birthday and may the most you wish for be the least you get. And for everyone's sake may hockey come back on soon. lol


Dear Richard,

Thank you for another year of giving yourself, both on and off the screen. You have given us so much happiness watching Ernest, Jack, and Mac.

Now you are giving back to us with your work for charities and the environment. In an age where there seems to be less and less concern for others, your voice is so important to raise awareness and stir action.

I hope your coming year will bring you as much joy as you have given to your fans, and that you will have many great adventures with Wylie. Your caring and interaction in the world is a wonderful role model for her as you are showing her how to give of herself by your own giving.

Have a Happy Birthday and great year!

New York


Happy Birthday, many blessings on you and your family. Thank you isn't enough to say what I, and many others, feel for your endless gifts to your charities and to your work. You save people's lives in more ways than one. Thank you for the happiness. Happy birthday!

Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

Dear Rick,

Yup, it's me, Gekko23474, and I'd like to wish you a very happy and healthy birthday.

Thanks for another season of Stargate SG-1 and I wish you success in everything you do now and in the future.

Peace 'N' Love

Victoria aka Gekko23474 ~
Manchester, UK

OMG I have the same exact birthday as Richard Dean Anderson!!!! OH GOD! THAT'S AMAZING!!! IN ALL YOUR FACES. He's exactly 35 years older than me. I LOVE YOU RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON!!!!!!!!

Dan Greenwald
Fullerton, CA

Hello Richard how are you? You have a very happy 55 Birthday. I'm a very good fan of yours, I love your show MacGyver, I watch it all the time. I'm happy about your daughter. You & your daughter have a Happy New Year together.

Burton Feldstein
Bensenville, IL

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. It's been a real pleasure watching your work over the years. Thank you.

Love and peace for the future.

London, England

Richard, Greece loves you.
Happy birthday.

Maria P.

I never get tired of watching you.
A very Happy Birthday!!

Pittsburgh, PA

Happy Happy Birthday and many more! Thanks for all the entertainment you've provided us. Have a healthy happy New Year.

Thanks again,

Boston area




Dear Richard~

I am excited to be able to wish you a Happy 55th Birthday!

You once described yourself as "Naked, Dazed and Confused". I wonder how you see yourself today? I see a man who is Inspired( by Wylie), Energized (by Life) and Driven (In Heart and Spirit) to be only what you can be.... your amazing self!!

I appreciate your Huge talent, your quick sense of humor and the flicker of whimsy in your eyes.

Thank you for sharing yourself with the rest of us!

Have a wonderful Birthday!!!

Your Devoted Fan,

Christy Gassett

Happy birthday, Rick! May God bless you and keep you and may He grant you many happy and healthy years to spend with your loved ones and friends. Keep on smiling, and keep on caring. And as they say in my beautiful home country, 'Walk good!'

Kingston, Jamaica

Hi, just a note to wish you a Very Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson. I hope God blesses you on a blessed day, even if you do get a day older. So Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson.

In God's Blessing and Love,

Christie D. Nixson
Big Spring, Texas

Happy B-day - hope U're going to shoot SG-1 4 a long time... I hope there will be a Movie of Stargate.

Basel, Switzerland

Happy Birthday! Congrats on your 55th Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Peace and Love to you and your family.

Christiane Wieck

Hi Richard,

Happy Birthday. I hope you have a nice 55th birthday.

Norway loves you.

I know you love The Simpsons so here is the family:

Maria F.


Wish you a Happy Birthday. Thanks for all the laughs, tears, and joy you've given me over the years. I'll miss you on Stargate SG-1 and will look forward to seeing you in future projects.

May this year bring you and your family peace, health, and happiness.

Diane H. Twining
Dover, Delaware, USA

Dear Rick,

Many blessings to you in 2005 - you're turning 55, I'm turning 50 and we're still 27 on the inside! You've been in my heart since (ahem) the 70's - and always will be! Love, Light and Laughter Always!

South Louisiana/northern Alabama


You make people dream. It's a gift!

You make people smile and remember that they are kids forever. You also have this tiny touch of British style of humour, which is more revealed in Stargate than in MacGyver.

The first three seasons of Stargate SG-1 were magic. And MacGyver - well - life is definitely better with MacGyver in it. Thank you for acting and for giving us such fun.

I would like to wish you to have good health, to fulfil your projects and to stay impish in your heart.

Happy Birthday!


Happy 55th Birthday!!
I hope you have a great day and many more to come!


Hi my name is Bethany. I hope that you have a very happy birthday. I also hope that you will be in all Stargate season 9. I hope that you will email be back some time. Happy 55th birthday Richard.

Sincerely, your fan of MacGyver and of Stargate SG-1,

Bethany Hope Drum
Bethel, Vermont

Heya Rick,

Hope you have a fantastically wonderful birthday complete with cake, candles and the whole caboodle. Have a brilliant day!

Jane Harrison

I just want to say Happy Birthday
and I hope have a great year.

Sidney, Montana


May God Bless you with many more Happy ones
and know that we Love you and Wylie!

Tracey Cobb
Clarkston, Michigan

HAPPY 55TH BIRTHDAY, RICHARD! I wish you a brand new year filled with adventure, exhilaration and relaxation. Also, I wish you all the best in your future endeavor.

"Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.... where something strange and more beautiful and more full of wonder than your deepest dreams waits for you -- beyond that next turning of the canyon walls." --Edward Abbey--

Best wishes,

Diamond Bar, California

Dear Rick,

Happy 55th Birthday to you! I wish you a day of serenity and quiet joy. I hope that you celebrate your special day with Wylie and your loved ones.

Enjoy your "retirement." You deserve it. The time that you spend with Wylie will always bring her precious memories as she gets older.

I thought these lines from Jawaharlol Nehru were appropriate for this happy occasion.

"Time is not measured by the passing of the years,
but by what one does,
what one feels,
and what one achieves."

Have fun on your birthday. Let Wylie help you blow out the candles on your cake. (LOL)

Good health to you and may all your dreams come true.


Barbara Kaplowitz
Oakland Gardens, NY

Happy Birthday Richard,

We just wanted to wish you the best on your day! Enjoy yourself with your family. Family is a wonderful thing on your Birthday!

You are a wonderful actor. From all of these Birthday Greetings you are loved by so many people all over the world. It is so wonderful. You seem like a great person and you are very distinquished getting older. Terry and I just turned 53 me, and 54 Terry in December and when we get older we all get a lot better.

May your days be filled with love and laughter and may you live to be 100 plus. You have been an inspiration to everyone.

God Bless and keep you. You are the Best!

Hugs, and Love,

Sandi and Terry Crites
Falcon, Colorado

Thanks for entertaining me and my family so well, without insulting our intelligence (a rare gift!) Wishing you many, many happy returns ... oh yes, and you're lovely!!

Milton Keynes, England

Happy birthday!!! When I was a boy, I liked your movie "MacGyver" very much!!! Now I am 21 years old, I still like the movie.

Jeff Yu

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

I've been a fan of yours for many years. You're an awesome talent and an exceptional person. I hope your birthday brings you everything you deserve.

Your fan in Western Massachusetts,

Carol Washington
Granville, MA

Happy Birthday. Thank you for the years of entertainment and the many more to come. Your humour is classic, please continue to make us giggle and smile with your deliverence of one-liners that can not be matched. Hope to see you in the UK soon.

Leighton Buzzard, UK

Hello Richard,

I take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Birthday! A new year has also began and I wish You and your family joy and peace.

Now, my friend, let's talk about ice hockey. There is a "Lockout" now in Canada and the States, therefore I was woundering if you have seen the game last Tuesday between the two Swedish hockey teams: Luleå and Modo? Luleå won 5-2, a Canadian by the name Justin William did the two goals. By the way, the goalkeeper in Luleå now is playing for Minnesota, Manny Fernandez. Many Canadians and Americans are playing in Swedish teams now. Luleå hockey team is fighting for its existence in the Swedish Hockey League, they are good but hockey is tuff. Do you think that Joe Sakic would play for Luleå Hockey? How much longer do you think the "Lockout" will continue?

To end this message, I wish You and your family all the best.

Hugs from Veronica in the northern part of Sweden that is very similar to your Canadian climate.

Piteå, Norrbotten, Sweden

Dear Richard:

I'm sending you this kind of message in a bottle. I do not have the privilege of being your friend. Notwithstanding, you have been part of my life since MacGyver's days... and what a joy has it been. For your birthday I wish you all the best together with your daughter and family. Thank you for being this special person you are. Because of that, you will always be in my heart.



Best Wishes on your birthday!

Vickie Ann

Hi, just wanted to say that I have always been a big fan of yours. I am 23 years old but have loved you since your MacGyver days and now I watch you on Stargate SG-1. May I say that you are aging very well and still very handsome! May you have a wonderful birthday and my love to your adorable little girl! She's a cutie pie!

Destiny Eve Pifer

Hey! Happy 55, Rick!

Yes, I know. I've decided that we are on a friendly first name basis. Hi, I'm Em.

This is going to be a really corny, pathetic letter, and I've tried to avoid sending you a random card, but this time, it's your birthday, so, what can I say? I'm a crazed fan, and I couldn't resist sending you this, and so, I'm sorry in advance for any injuries you may suffer from this email's dull, run of the mill content. But, I still must request you read on.

Anyway, I'm Em. I'm 14 or 13 or some thing to that early teen affect, and I live in the unpredictable and exciting Ohio. Don't get me wrong, I like it here. No one has been murdered here in awhile, so I can't complain.

Continuing on....CONGRATS ON THE B-DAY! It's crazy how cool you are, so don't ever change. Ever! Stargate rules, and I've seen every ep at least twice. MacGyver is sweet. It teaches me things, and I get to look at you, which isn't so bad, *wink wink*. You were about the one person in the 80's who looked great with a mullet, what can I say? I've actually gotten up at 4:00 to watch "Hell Week", a personal favorite of mine. I'm sure you are thrilled. Touched, even.

I had to tell you that I loved your work, both as an actor, and as a person. You kind of do everything I've ever wanted to do. Backpacking, traveling, volunteering, being affliliated with the Air Force - dude, you are crazy! I went rafting last summer and it was one of those sweet things that I'll do forever, and I have to say, I went because of you. Haha, wow.

Happy Birthday, and be sure to say hey to Wylie!



Happy B-day Rick!

It's nice how you kept going on Stargate for so long! Hope you can still stay for a bit longer, but if you have things you want to do and see, go for it! Also you should come to Edmonton to the biggest mall in the world! Bring your daughter! She'll have lots of fun at the fantasy hotel land! Guaranteed! Haha, well I wish you the best! Have a great 55th Birthday! And thanks for always making good laughs for us!

Edmonton, Canada

Happy Birthday to you Ricky Dean!


Hi Richard!

We wish you a very happy new year and all the best wishes to your birthday. My daughter Sharee (the name is from Stargate ) and I are the greatest fans of you. We hope you are very well and we can see you many times in TV.

When will you visit Germany?

OK all the best for you and your family from Germany.

Bye and a big kiss,

Yvonne and Sharee (Shau're) Michélle

Dear Richard,

It is a privilege to be able to wish you a happy 55th birthday. Thank you for MacGyver, Ernest, and Jack O'Neill. I have followed your career for years, and you just keep getting better and better. Your accomplishments are many, but your devotion to family and the environment serve as an inspiration for so many. It is rare that an actor can be so genuinely self effacing while being so gorgeous and funny! Thank you for never letting your legions of fans down in that respect. Again, Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day with your beautiful daughter and may you be truly blessed in whatever you choose to do in the years to come.

A huge fan,

Upstate New York


Happy 55th Birthday Mr. Anderson and 365 lucky days with your sweet little Wylie, your family and all your friends. May all your wishes come true.

Actually those flowers should have been real, for I initially intended to send you a bunch of fresh flowers for your Birthday. As I am not sure you'll get or be notified about it and knowing about your charity efforts I gave double of the appropriate cost additionally to someone in need who I support. For you Mr. Anderson, I think it is also O.K. to help (hope I'm right), not only in announced charity purposes.

Due to your behavior, character and personality, Mr. Anderson, you once helped saving my life. As my way to say thanks is not only in words, I sent unique presents and advent calendars for you and Wylie to your fan mail service in L.A. and asked for forwarding to or at least notifying you.

It is not important that you get those things; even so the self-made ones are specially designed for you. You should just feel good and get back some of the fun and happiness you give. You should also know that YOU (not only MacGyver, Jack O'Neill, and all the other fantastic roles) play a significant role.

You have a great sense of humor, most of the time ready for a joke and a friendly encouraging smile. From my point of view it is a very good life philosophy to spread joy and fun everywhere, even if it sometimes is only a façade.

You are very handsome and have honest eyes indicating a deep good soul. I'm sure all of your thousands of fans would like to have a direct contact to you. I hold you in great respect. You are a fair-minded, genuine, authentic, exhaustive and effective working man. To tell the truth, I would really appreciate to get to know the real Richard Dean Anderson but I'd never ask for that because I know it can be obtrusive and I don't want to bother.


Friendship is kind
A new friend is hard to find
So if you find one good and true
Don't change the old one for the new

Good luck, all well Mr. Anderson and remain yourself.

Egypt (born) / Germany (nationality and residence)

Hey Rick, Happy Birthday!!!! May all your wishes come true. Cheers to you for good health and happiness.

Jennifer Hayward
Seattle, WA

Happy Birthday Richard!

May all your days be filled with joy and the laughter of the ones you love.

Like a fine wine, you get better with each year that passes.

Mary Wendland >ˆ··ˆ<
Clarkston, Michigan

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Thank you for all your good works over the years. You don't realize how much you touch the hearts of people or the effect you have on their lives... but you do. Thanks for all your expeditions to educate us on the loss of the world's rivers and the importance of rain forests... you've opened my eyes and I'm sure many, many others.

Have a great B-Day and enjoy every minute you have with your daughter... you've definitely discovered what matters most in life.

Take care and keep smiling,

Toronto, Canada

Happy Birthday and I hope you get a nice big chocolate cake!

Lots of Love,

Louise XXXX
Yorkshire, England

Happy Birthday from Yorkshire, (even though I live in Budapest). I hope all your dreams come true this year and thank you for making one of our dreams come true for another year, another season of Stargate.

Lots of Love,

Pauline XXXX
Yorkshire, England


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE TO COME! Enjoy your day and make some good memories for your 55th. We all love you in Iowa.

Take care.


Terri Lee Doehrmann
Marengo, Iowa

Dear Mr. Anderson!

I'd like to wish you a very Happy Birthday, and I hope you can spend it with those you love the most.

I'd like to thank you for all your work you did through the years, for all the great characters, all the great moments you gave to us.

I'd like to thank you for all the friends I made with your help, even if you don't realize how much you helped. Many of my friends I never would have met without you and your work.

Thank you.

All my love and best wishes!


Mr. Anderson:

Wishing you much happiness on your birthday and many exciting adventures.

Nova Scotia

Dear Mr. Anderson,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I wish you all the best for you and your daughter. As much as I'd love to keep you in SG-1, I'm more than happy for Wylie that she has such a caring father! It's your best role! When I was growing up, you were my model and I thank you for everything you taught me. Happy birthday again, Richard!

And take care,

Carine Collinet

As Bart might say, "Happy B'Day Man".
Hope you have a great one!

Cynthia Carruth
South Carolina

Happy birthday!!! I just want you to know Stargate won't be any good without you. But you have the best reasons for leaving the show. But I think they should have ended the show. They think they can go on without you, they're wrong!!!


Hi Rick,

Warmest wishes for a fantastic 55th birthday!! From Jeff to Mac to Jack and all the characters in between - you have put a smile on my face. Enjoy your time with your daughter, because in a heartbeat childhood is over. Every child should be lucky enough to have a father as devoted as you are. Have a blast on your b'day and here's to many more!!!!!!

Best wishes,

Bear, Delaware

Dear Rick,

Wishing you a Happy B-day and many, many more. You are an amazing gentleman of many talents - son, brother, activist, star, producer, friend and most of all a devoted father.

Being retired military I was really moved when you visited the troops at Walter Reed. The award you received from the Air Force was very well deserved.

Thank you for sharing yourself with us. May life continue to give you all you wish for.

Happy Birthday Rick.

Will always admire you,

Des Moines, IA

Dear Richard, I was just writing to wish you a very Spectacular birthday again. Last year I didn't get a chance to write, but every other year I have. You are my role model. And you look like you're turning 30 again. You are the sweetest, cutest, and funniest person alive. God bless you, keep you, and love you. Tell your daughter hello for me also, if you ever get this... I know there's a lot of entries. But I want you know you are the reason I'm happy all day. I watch MacGyver and Stargate before I go to work. My favorite's MacGyver. You still have that special touch. I love you so much. You rock this world. You are my role model. Have a Wonderful 55th birthday Rick.... I'll always admire you... Have a good one. I'll talk to you later.

Love ya forever... Happy b-Day!!!!

Love your #1 Fan!!!!!!!

Amy C. Tye
Grain Valley, MO

Dear Richard,

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and I think that's very true for you. From the mischievous glints of your great humour to the softness and empathy shining through them on TV and in person. You are a good man with a good heart! May all the wishes and dreams you have ever had come true for you. Have a wonderful 55th birthday and keep on smiling that awesome smile! Thank you for all the laughter and enjoyment you have brought into my life!


Karen Ritchie xxxxx
Scottish born, living in Melbourne Australia

Dear Richard,

Just want to wish you the happiest of birthdays and many more to come. I have enjoyed both Stargate SG-1 and MacGyver for many years and they are part of the memories of growing with my sons. We started watching MacGyver when my sons were very young and we watch Stargate together whenever we can. The boys are now all grown but they still tease me about how I acted watching you on TV. I have to thank you for allowing my family to have such happy memories of growing up. I hope you can have happy memories of your beautiful daughter growing up. Our children are precious gems to us and they grow so fast. Enjoy your daughter while she is young. Three of my sons are in their thirties but my youngest just turned 21. We still laugh about their antics growing up and how they liked to pick on each other. But then they are boys, girls would never dream of doing those kinds of things.

Anyway, I hope you and your family have a great day and make many memories to laugh and smile about. You are a terrific actor, deserving of awards that you never receive. Stay happy and God Bless! Happy Birthday RDA!

Alice E. Davis
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Dear Rick,

I wish you an happy birthday.

I hope we could see you in Stargate season nine!

Excuse me for my bad English, I'm French.

Love for you and your family.

Happy birthday.


Many thanks for the visit to Walter Reed, I know they appreciated it. For all the pleasure you've given others, may it be returned threefold. And may you spend many happy years with Wylie.

Linda Mercer
WVA/Potomac Riverside born; living around DC but headed back to the mountains

Hello Richard!! :)


Happy 55th birthday, you are best actor on the World!! :) You are my favourite actor. I love MacGyver!!!! :)

Best wishes,

Svatopluk :) :) :)
Czech Republic

Happy Birthday Rick!! May your day be filled with love, celebration, Wylie hugs and a few beers. They say that age makes us beautiful and wise. In your example they are right!


I wish you a very happy birthday and most of all everything you want, from Slovenia. Hope you know where it is. I'm your very big fan and I think I'm the only one writing you from Slovenia.

Keep up the good work!


Happy, Happy Birhtday Baby! We love you and whatever you do in the future will be OK with me and most of your fans as long as you take us along for the ride wherever you go. Just don't give up acting altogether. It would be such a loss as you are a much better actor than you may think you are. All the best to you and Wylie. Be careful and don't get hurt, we want you to celebrate many more birthdays.



"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot

To the man whose enthusiasm for life seems neverending. May you continue to find success and happiness in all of your future adventures. Happy Birthday!



Shiplu Star has 5 ends, Square has 4 ends, Triangle has 3 ends, Life has 1 end................... But our Richard Dean Anderson has NO end.

This comes to wish you Good Luck for a future that's more Bright & Happy and also to hope that your dreams will come true just the way you want them to.



Shiplu R. Khan
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hi dear Rick,

I would like to wish you a happy new year to all family. I also want to wish you a happy birthday.

All the best, all the time,

Les Arcs, France

Rick - Just wanted to send you my very best wishes for the Happiest Birthday ever.

I also wanted to say thank you for the hours of pleasure you have given me and my friends both from your work in Stargate and MacGyver. I know you are rather deprecating about your talent, but the characters you have created of Jack O'Neill and Angus MacGyver belie this fact. Your warmth and humour shine through.

May you always be in your happy place. Love to you always.

Leicester, England

Dear Richard Dean Anderson,

Happy 55th Birthday!!! You are a wonderful actor. I have to say that your character of O'Neill has had a lot of influence on me. I'll sometimes find myself saying "For crying out loud!" when I normally wouldn't. MacGyver has too. I'll find myself using phrases such as "MacGyver it" or MacGyverism. I also wanted to say:

Thank you, Richard Dean Anderson, for
portraying such influential characters.
Thank you for all the work you've done,
preserving nature, helping kids, playing
MacGyver, Ernest Pratt, and Jack O'Neill.
Thank you for being a positive influence on me.
Thank you for inspiring me to move on with my
dreams of going into the entertainment business.
Thank you for doing all this and so much more.

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

A big fan (Stargate and MacGyver),
Wishing you all the best in your life and career,

PS. I should be sending a fan letter soon! Congratulations on Season 9!!!

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dear Richard,

I hope you have a wonderful natal day. Don't forget to thank those who cherish you, and the good Lord, for getting you this far. I hope you have many more birthdays, and continue to act for many years to come.


Charleston, South Carolina

Hey Rick,

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, and Happy Birthday to Ricky. I hope you have a very special day with your daughter Wylie and your family. I hope you have a enjoy with your Birthday and 2005. I am fan of MacGyver and Stargate SG-1, and Thank You very much for continuing with Stargate SG-1 into Season 8. I am hopefully looking forward to see RDA/Jack O'Neill in season 9 of SG-1. :o)

Best wishes!

Timothy Adams
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

Dear Rick,

All the best to your birthday, and a prosperous and wonderful 2005 to you and your beloved ones. Thank you for all the relaxing and great hours you have given us with your talent and work. Here's to many many years to come!

Angela Schmitt / Broken Angel
Black Forest, Germany

Happy birthday, may your year be a good one.

Love, Peace and Light,

Jaki Thompson xx

Hello Rick!

I wish you a very happy 55th birthday!!! Hope you'll enjoy this special day with your familly. Thank you so much for being a fantastatic person and a great actor. You bring humour and wit into all your characters and we are fond of them! Enjoy your life even if fans will miss you a lot! Take care of yours and yourself!

Lots of love and best wishes,

Montpellier, France

Happy birthday Rick. I haven't got any clever thing to say, but many more years of good health, vitality and your unceasing love for Wylie.

Jan Ellwood

Hi Richard, I am 12 and my favourite film is Stargate SG-1. Please write back to me.


Hi Richard,

Happy Birthday, I have been reading the Birthday messages that people have sent you and they are lovely. It's great of Kate to do this for us. Richard, you must be overwhelmed, I can not imagine how I would feel? It's going to take you a long time to read them all, Richard. (smiling) I do not know about you, Richard, my Birthday was on the 22nd of November (46) and it does not seem like a year since the last one. Why is it when we get older they always come round so fast? When we were kids it seemed to take forever. (It's not that long ago, Richard. (smiling) I was thinking if I was there with you, what would I gave you for your birthday... I would like to take you out for the day, we would go to your favourite skiing resort, I can't ski so you would have to teach me. (That would have been fun.) In the afternoon we would go for a Hot Air Balloon ride and maybe a picnic lunch. In the evening I would cook you your favourite dinner, and after we would cuch on this big soft sofa and (I love to see your face right now) we would (are you smiling) Oh hold on someone's at the door... Not really (sorry could not help myself ) and we would watch a few Simpsons videos. "WHAT" what did you think I was going to say? (I am smiling and laughing so much now.) There is nothing more I would love to do than spend your birthday with you but... So if I made you smile & laugh this is my gift to you... Well I better let you get on reading your messages.

Have a Wonderful Birthday, I wish you a Long and Happy life, Richard!

PS. If you ever fancy the day out Richard let me know?

All my love,

Janice Yarwood
Hereford, England

Enigma of the Anna Rose

She summoned him to take a different road, which was only his journey to behold. He had not known who she was, his destiny was her call. Each day he traveled this visceral path to seek what she tried to say. To understand the treasured road, he journeyed each curve with a fresh exciting awe.

It was on this path he found one flower he called his Anna Rose. She seemed to smile and come to life each time he did pass by. Mystified by this life, his eyes wondered what her spirit had been trying to say. Her mystic essence beckoned him to stay, though each visit he did leave the flower at bay. The forlorn nights he lay, restive until his thoughts turned to the bouquet of his Anna Rose which always lured him away.

What was it about the Anna Rose? It started to consume his day. The daily abstractions of people and situations grew relentlessly in his way. One day along the path he decided to seek the haunting of the rose. Why he was besieged with her beauty, it now was his new quest to unfold. The esoteric journey to begin this day would be profound it is own way. For he knew he could not find his inner peace until he saw the soul of his Anna Rose.

The woe inflicted of his first encountered thorn, his chivalry shrugged off. For he was too fervent with his quest to have the spikes impinge him. The whetted thorns did begin the torment along his ascent. He could not shun them from his path. One by one th ripped through his dignity exposing the vulnerable man. Could his self-esteem be a true pretentious guise or merely a way to fill his empty heart? He found to his dismay, each thorn spurned the emotions that freshly pierced his poignant wounds.

Ascending up the stem, tired and weary he succumbed. This journey has taken a life time, a pause was indeed in need. He questioned his painful journey as forsaken as it turned to be. Shadowed by her crown of petal, he rested on her verdant bough. A glance up to his Anna Rose the wounds began to cure. Her radiance was unfolding, her serenity he did claim. She summoned his arousal as her breezy crisp breath brushed his mane. So beautiful has she bloomed, her feathers spread across the sky.

The first born thorn had called to him. The last wound to open before he could finally see Anna Rose. Was it there to shred his soul or pure his thirsty heart? Could that last thorn be the sharpest of them all or has time dampened its natural gift? It did not matter he had come so far to answer the recondite of the rose.

Finally about to meet his rose, her beauty was to behold. Timidly he greeted her yet his inner was eager to meet her. His eyes overwhelmed by her many tiers; he chose to explore one petal at a time. He started with her beginning, the outer petals so broad. In sorrowed dread he noticed they began to lose their shimmer, and her edges rippled with signs of wither. She no longer was the perfect flower and a lament he could not figure.

He began to ponder the epoch of this journey. And it was the sincerity of Anna Rose that helped expose his past haughty life and stripped him to his soul. Petal by petal her virtue unfolded, hiding her youth deep inside her. He began to realize that the fulfillment of the rose he sought was innate within her heart. He truly did uncover her beauty, a virtuosity he had not. The perfect imperfection was really what he had sought. She wrapped her splendor around his soul, never to part.


Diane (H)nderson
Little Rock, AR

Hasn't the last year flown by quickly?
Have a great birthday!

Rugby, UK

Heejjj Richard!

Van harte gefeliciteerd met je 55e verjaardag! Nog vele fijne jaren wens ik je toe. Genietze van het leven, het is maar zo kort.


The Netherlands

Dear Rick,

Happy Birthday! Here is a Scripture verse especially from God to you: Romans 1:20.

Best wishes to you and yours,

Leigh Stonner
Columbia, MO

Happy birthday to my favorite TV star. At 55 you are just getting started. I really hope you stay with SG-1 for the entire run of the series. Keep up the good work.

Jerry Cooper
Ocala, FL

Thanks for all the great years of entertainment. Keep up the excellent work.

Lori Butcher
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday!

Hope your birthday and the coming year bring to you all your wishes and dreams. Although Stargate won't be the same without you I can understand the need to spend more time with your daughter Wylie. They grow so quickly and we can never regain the moments we lose with them. My own daughter will graduate high school this June and it seems like only yesterday she was this tiny baby I was holding in my arms. It has just been she and I since she was 3 and we are incredibly close. This is a tough time, you want them to excel and do great things with their life, but it's hard to let go. By the way McGyver was the first TV show she really paid attention to. She would get all excited and say "go 'Gyver go," when you were in trouble!

SO, the long and short of this is, enjoy the time you have with Wylie. Because all too soon she will be a grown up young woman ... and you'll be saying ... hmmm ... where'd that time go? Then we wonder why we have gray hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I have enjoyed your work from McGyver to Gen. O'Neill and hope that you won't be a stranger from in front of the camera forever. We'd miss your smiling face way too much! And those cute dimples! Please stay in touch with us fans and let us know how you are doing ... and how life is "after Stargate!"

All my best,


Cheryl Higginson
Ludington, Michigan

Bon anniversaire cher Rick,

Merci pour toutes ces années de bonheur à te suivre d'abord avec MacGyver puis dans SG-1. Ton interprétation dans MacGyver m'a profondemment influencé dans ma manière de voir la vie et essayer de resoudre les problèmes. La sortie prochaine de cette série culte me fait incroyablement plaisir. Take care of you and happy birthday. Thanks.


Richard, Happy Birthday!! I want to thank you for your work not only in television and movies but charitable projects dear to your heart. Your decency and quality of your work gives me something to watch and enjoy without all the filth we see everyday. Keep up the good work. Thank you again.

Your friend always,

Richard Daniel Gribble
Danville, Virginia

I think your characterization of Colonel O'Neill is just perfect. It's hard to act the hero. "Look at me, I'm so wonderful!"

Kirk Douglas wrote that when he and Burt Lancaster were acting in "Gunfight at the OK Corral," in the scene when they faced off a mob with one gun each, they got to laughing so hard that they had to be sent home.

Please don't go home! Give yourself a rest.

It must be hard to work on the same project for so many years, but many people love that character. Just show up once in a while to keep fans from going into withdrawal. I'm sure the new characters will be fine -- but it still won't be you.

I have to say that you look great for 55!

I hope you feel as well as you look.

Happy Birthday!

Los Angeles

Happy Birthday!
May your knees continue to stay strong!


Cheryl and Caitlyn Watts (ACL reconstruct Feb 2004)
Woodinville, Washington


Hello again Richard:

Just wanting to wish you the very best birthday ever. Also, to thank you for many years of hard work on your part & much enjoyment on ours.

Thank you so much Richard .... God Bless & keep you under the shadow of His wings....... Happy Birthday & many more.

Roy & Rose-marie Trowell
Kingsville, Ontario, Canada


Happy Birthday and Many More!

From Dr. Jeff to Gen. Jack, it's been enoyable watching you all these years! Thank you for great entertainment. I'm such a fan...

I also admire your desire to spend more time with your family because it's so important. Of course, I'll miss seeing "Jack" and his 'attitude' (it always makes me laugh).

Along our journey here, we touch many lives as they touch ours, in the smallest ways and with the littlest moments that can be the most wonderful things in life. I hope your future journey overflows with new and wonderful moments!

A long-time fan!

Lake Hopatcong, NJ

You paint with your emotions on the canvas of your face, hands and body. And while your words are often few, your eyes speak volumes. Thank you for sharing yourself through the art of an actor - for so beautifully expressing the thoughts and feelings that touch hearts in every corner of the world. Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work. I've been a fan since your days on General Hospital. You make my Friday nights with Stargate SG-1. Love it totally.

Best wishes for a wonderful birthday with your family.

Linda Cole
Watervliet, New York

Hi Richard! Happy Birthday! Have a very good day and thanks for being my inspiration as MacGyver. Keep on!!

Eduardo Bayon
Zaragoza, Spain

Hi Richard! Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day with your family and loved ones!


Dear Richard:
Happy Birthday to you!
Your fans in Taiwan,
we are miss you so much.

Happy Birthday to you!

Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Hi Richard,

Happy Birthday! to a Very Special Man, you have shared your life, dreams and joys with us. Thank You! for the time, devotion and Love you have given.

Stick around a few more seasons, your smile and humour make the team what it is.

Be Well, be Happy and know we love you.

My Love and Prayers for you and yours,

Michelle xx
Essex, UK

Mr. Anderson, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday! May your special day be full of fun, laughter and, most importantly, love.

Lexington, Kentucky


My it wanted Richard you desire a very happy one 55 years and if you see it MacGyver dile that in my days of suffering its face and its personality of "my ideal man" were the ones that rescued me and with the ones that dreamed to find me in some dimension of the time, escaping from my sad reality. An enormous kiss of Soul and that comply your desires.


It has been an honour to watch your work over the years. Thank you for bringing so much joy to so many people. Have a terrific birthday on the 23rd!

Thinking of you,

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

My husband is a Staff Sergeant in the Army currently stationed in Iraq. Both of us loved MacGyver (my husband's soldiers refer to him as MacGyver for his ability to fix anything with nothing) and equally love Stargate SG-1. We have all seven seasons on disc. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to watch Legend as we were stationed in Germany during that time.

We would both like to wish you a very happy 55th birthday and send best wishes to you and to Wylie. Whether in retirement or working full time, may you continue to be an inspiration to your daughter and a role model for the rest of the world.


SSG & Mrs. David (Connie) Randall
Fort Hood, Texas

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to Rick
Happy Birthday to you!

Dear Richard,

First I want to say thank you for all the hard work and effort you have put into the great sci-fi show Stargate SG-1. I started watching it because I had seen what a great actor you were in MacGyver, and you are still one of the best actors around.

You deserve the best birthday anyone could ever have and I hope you get what you truthfully deserve on this wonderful day. You are a great person and a great actor. I wish you a Happy Birthday and all the happiness and success in the world!!

You are an amazing gentleman of many talents - son, brother, activist, star, producer, friend and most of all a devoted father.

My special wish for you is that you enjoy every waking moment with your special girl, Wylie.

Take Care and please give a big hug and kiss to Wylie.

Happy Birthday!!!!

Take Care,

Samantha xxx0000
Brisbane, Australia

Dear Richard,

I wish you a happy birthday!!
J'espère te voir bientôt à la télé.


Happy birthday Rick!

Through the years you've filled our home with many laughs, even in not so happy times. THANK YOU!!!

You, like only very few men, are like a good wine: getting better with every year!

All the best and many laughs to you and your adorable little girl!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! May all your wishes come true!

Thank you for making the world such a wonderful place to be. You have always been my inspiration. You give me strength when I have none.

You are the greatest person and actor in the world. Continue to enjoy the Simpsons as much as I do. (It's my life, DOH! )

Best wishes to you and to your lovely daughter.

Ah! and remember take care of your knees!

Rute Pereira

Many Happy Returns of the Day Richard. I have loved your work since you started MacGyver. I wish you long life and lots of happiness.

Love always,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a fellow Aquarian, (I celebrated my 51st b'day yesterday, 22nd Jan.)

Hope you find the time to kick back and relax a little, you deserve it.

HAPPY 55th and here's to the next 55!!

With love and respect,

Carol xxxxxxxxxx

Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. I have enjoyed watching you since 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. I was even able to use a trick I saw on MacGyver at our local community theater during a show. Thanks so much for the work you and everyone else does on the shows. Blessings to you and your loved ones and again have a happy birthday.

Lima, OH

Hi ~ Happy Birthday!

I thought you'd like a smile, so I put together a little list of *theme* songs:

Apophis: Cold Hearted Snake ~ Janet Jackson
Teal'c: Like a Rock ~ Bob Seager
Sam: She Blinded Me With Science ~ {forgot the name of the group, but it's in the movie "Weird Science" 1985}
Daniel: Shock the Monkey ~ Peter Gabriel
Jack: Rocket Man ~ Elton John

And for YOU: Hero ~ Whitney Houston {considering all the globally beneficial causes you support}

I've also paid for a "Flock of Hope" at in your honor. It's an organization that gives animals {and more} to needy people and teaches them how to improve their lives from raising them; eventually freeing them from poverty.

I hope that your day is one you can remember forever in a blissful way!


Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday from the Great Lakes state. Lots of good lakes to go fishing here. As I'm typing this message my Favorite show from the 80's is on TV land. Can you guess what it is? I'm a kid of the 80's and the best thing about MacGyver was your hair!!! I loved it. Hey, I was three inches taller because of my 80's hair. Long live the mullet!! Talking about mullets, I took a picture of my 1 year old son and 10 year old daughter a couple of months ago and someone had put a wig on his head. He has very fine hair so it was quite funny to see him in hair. I called him my baby with a mullet - a dedication to Mac. I also like the fact that a Swiss army knife and duct tape got you out of a lot of trouble. I just want to tell you that you are a great actor. We all have our faults and I think we are all too humble to say that what we do is great, but as a fan of yours since the pilot episode of MacGyver, you are the best. Happy Birthday, and who cares what number you are celebrating. I just celebrated my 3rd anniversary of my 29th birthday.

Have a great day and Godspeed to you!

Joy Hale
Lakeview, Michigan - go Wolverines!!!!

Happy Birthday, Richard, have a great day!


Sue Darwin

Happy Birthday Rick!

We wish you all the love and happiness you can handle on this day and always.

Warm regards,

Leslie & Jeff Monaghen
Orange County, CA

Hey Anderson,

Another year gone huh! Well lots of good wishes health and happiness and all that (I guess you don't need the wealth bit!). If you ever get to the North of England, look me up - I'll stand you dinner. Thanks for all the enjoyment and pleasure you have given over the years, you're an inspiration. I really do hope you find what you're looking for. Love to you and Wylie.

P.S. D'you do skiing lessons???


Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Keep up the excellent work. Love ya!!

Great Britain

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I wish you a very Happy Birthday. We will miss you on Stargate SG-1 but hope you treasure your time with Wylie. She is so precious. I hope you don't completely disappear from the small screen. You are true to the characters you play. They show what kind of man you really are. May God bless you and keep you and your family safe from harm.

Linda Thomas
Tyler, Texas

Hi Mr. Anderson,

I want to wish you a very happy birthday. Have your cake and eat it too!!! I just wanted to thank you for keeping me company every night while I eat dinner. (MacGyver's on every night at 6:00.) It makes dinner on my own for the first time much easier. Thank you!

Debbie Lee
Thornhill, Ontario

Happy Birthday, Richard! I hope you have a great day and my very best wishes to you for the coming year.

Helen O.
Bournemouth, England

Happy Birthday! Hope there are many more for you to celebrate. Wishing you good luck with everything in the future no matter where your road leads you. PLEASE LET IT BE IN STARGATE!!!!!!!!! We need our weekly Jack fix!!!

Love and lollipops,

Nikki, Janet, and Scooby Doo (the best dog in the world) XxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxXxX
Oldham, England

Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson!

Wherever the road takes you may you find happiness.

Wishing you a great birthday surrounded by your loved ones.

Val H.
Portland, Oregon, USA

Dear Richard,

Happy birthday! It's very clever of you, you know, to arrange your filming schedule so you are always free for your birthday.

I think your website is excellent. Kate does a wonderful job of putting on new items and keeping it fresh. I especially love to hear about your promotion of nature conservation as that's my work/passion. I am visiting the Galapagos later this year, after trekking in Ecuador. Can't wait to be there.

It's brilliant that we can soon buy the later series of MacGyver on DVD. About time too!

With best wishes,


Hi Rick,

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and hope you have a wonderful day spent with your beautiful daugher Wylie, family and friends.

Love and kisses xxxxx

Hilary Archer and 2 year old daughter Hannah
West Midlands, England

Thanks for all the pleasure you have given us as MacGyver, as Jack, as Legend. Heck, I even loved you as Ray in Through the Eyes of a Killer ... probably your best acting performance! Enjoy your birthday ... And again, Thanks!!

New Orleans

Hi Rick,

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy a great day and thank you very much for Jack O'Neill. SG-1 Rules!

I'd like to share an anecdote with you. I was on holiday in Vancouver last May, my sister in law, 3 year old niece and I were walking down Denman Street looking to hire bicycles, when we looked up to see you smiling at us! You were sitting in the back of a car with the window rolled down, it was a glorious day, my niece was refusing to hold our hands at the time and we were smiling as well!

Vancouver is a beautiful city. We also stayed with relatives in Kamloops, in fact my cousin Clare Harrington was in school with Michael Shanks! Talk about a small world!

Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic birthday and I wish you every success for 2005. You sure don't look 55!

p.s. Go Canucks Go! If the NHL hockey season ever starts..... Oh the Wild are o.k. too......

Sian Elizabeth Bundy
Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

Dear Rick -

I'm glad that I get a chance to share my Birthday wishes with you. I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable day with your friends, family, and most importantly your beautiful daughter. I too share January as my Birthday month and will share the day with my loved ones.

I wanted to thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us, your fans. We appreciate that you sacrifice your time and privacy to entertain and share your life with us.

Personally, I owe you a huge thank you for being one of my inspirations. Without you in my midst I would not have been moved to start writing my first novel. It was your image, your thrilling characters, and your charming and sarcastic Jack O'Neill wit that spurred my first story idea. It has even led me to be adventurous enough to begin writing a Stargate SG-1 novel and send in a proposal, my first attempt at the publishing world.

From the bottom of my heart I say thanks. Not just for being a positive influence in my life but for also reminding me that no matter who we are, and possibly without our knowledge, people are looking at us, watching us, and finding role models and inspiration.

I hope to continue seeing you on screen as O'Neill but I understand only you can know what's right for you and your family. With that being said SG-1 could never be the same without you but I wish you continued success in whatever you may undertake.

Thanks for making a difference in my life.

Love Ya Always,

Angela Smith :)
Everett, WA

Dear Richard,

By this way I would like to send You a beautiful greeting from Czech Republic. I think that this is amazing opportunity how express my admiration to Your person and at the same time compliment on Your Birthday. May all your desires come true! Thank you for fabulous sense of humour and whole Your being. You have an incredible gift for bring an inspiration into our lives. I ever so much appreciate your fighting for the environment. Thank you for everything.

Wish you a wonderful 55th birthday!

And if you will have visit the Heart of Europe in future I would like to show you to the authentic Bohemian beer. :)


With Love,

Czech Republic

Hi, Richard...

Happy Birthday to a fellow aquarian. My birthday is January 30th.

I can't believe I'm doing this, I have never even considered e-mailing a star before. But I want you to know how much I have enjoyed watching you over the years. You are a very gifted actor, whether you think so or not. I do hope that you will sign for season 9 on Stargate SG-1, even if only part-time. The show would not be the same without Jack O'Neill and his sense of humor.

But I do commend you for wanting to put your family first. That is so rare to see in this day and age, especially in the acting business. Wylie is such a beautiful little girl and so lucky to have you for a father. You must have wonderful parents yourself to instill such values.

Thank you also for all the wonderful charity work you do. I wish I had the means to financially support all of your charities.

Thank you for being you and not snubbing your fans like many actors do.

Have a great 55th birthday and many, many more to come. The best to you in the future, no matter what path you follow.

A staunch fan, even though my mother will walk in when I'm watching Stargate and ask "How can you watch that stuff?"

Becky McLachlan
North Liberty, Iowa (yeah, Big 10!)


On your birthday, I'd like to take the opportunity to say thank you. Thank you for giving us characters who make us feel - happy, sad, scared, safe - emotions running the full gambit. Thank you for bringing heroes into our homes, especially when heroes are in such short supply.

Thanks for sharing your adventures and travels around the world - going places to which some can only dream. And thank you for sharing your love of our planet, showing your true inner spirit.

Thank you for being a loving, caring parent - showing by example not only are wonderful role models out there, but good guys as well. The total love between you and your daughter is an absolute joy to behold. May the love you feel for each other grow one hundredfold each year.

For your birthday, I give you three thoughts:

"The face of the wise man is not somber or austere, contracted by anxiety and sorrow, but precisely the opposite: radiant and serene, and filled with a vast delight, which often makes him the most playful of men." Philo

"I've learned that one good turn gets most of the blanket." Maxine

"Another birthday? D'oh!" ......Homer.......

Happy Birthday! Let my gift to you be this wish. I wish for you a long journey. Stay healthy, be happy and may love continue to come your way.

(Darn it all if Thomas Wolfe still isn't right..........)

Sarasota, FL

Happy Birthday, Richard!

What can I say that has not already been said about your great talent, achievements, generosity and loyalty? You have indeed earned the love, gratitude and honors bestowed upon you over the years.

Now, the time has come for you to reap your rewards, which, first and foremost, means spending a lot of quality time with Wylie, your little angel. I wish you both much happiness, fun, excitement, and the joy of exploring nature's wonders together.

You and I have never met but from all I have been told by those who have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing you personally, and from the way your personality shines through when you are interviewed, I have come to regard you as a friend... I hope you will forgive the liberty.

I will miss seeing you every week on SG-1, and as soon as Jack O'Neill fades into the distance, I will cease to watch the show. It is sad to see the changes that have already been made in the cast. The chemistry that once existed was pure magic. But time marches on. Thank goodness for the SG-1 and MacGyver DVD's!

Good luck. God bless.


Hi Richard,

I have enjoyed all of your movies and shows especially MacGyver and Stargate SG-1. I wish you a Happy Birthday and a wonderful time with your daughter Wylie, family and friends.

Jennifer T.


Hi!! Please bear with me as this is the first time that I have ever done this. First I want to say that you are my favorite actor and I am a big fan of MacGyver and especially Stargate. Jack is my favorite character. You have a great talent in what you do in the entertainment industry, also for what you do in & for the environment with the river projects you do & I support those projects also. I think that is an important issue these days & I really admire you for that. Things like that are important to me also. Keep doing what you're doing.

I also want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and hope that you get all you want and spend your special day with the ones you love the most, especially Wylie. She is blessed to have a father like you who cares so much for her (+ she looks a lot like you).

If you are ever in NW Arkansas or I get to Califonia again I would love to meet you and get an autograph from you (somehow).

Again, Happy Birthday to you & hugs, kisses & love from me and my family to you and Wylie. I also send all my love to you. (sigh)

P.S. Congrats on your wins in Banff this year.

~~ Love,

Andee Gilbert
Gentry, Arkansas

Hi Richard,

What an honour for me to greet you for your birthday!! May you have a wonderful birthday followed by blessed, happy years!!! Thank you soo much for "MacGyver"!!!

Myanmar (Burma)


Happy Birthday and best wishes to you!! Enjoy your special day with your beautiful daughter.

I hope you got the t-shirt, I gave it to A.T. and she said she would make sure you got it. (It was Portland's women's football team.)

You are a wonderful person and a fantastic actor. Thank you so much for all that you have done in the entertainment industry and all those worthy causes you support.

Portland, OR, USA


Charlotte Rose

Hi Rick,

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!

I think you understand this I am 18 years old and a fan since I was 6 or 7 years old! At this time I only know MacGyver, but now I have seen nearly anything (also Legend) what you have done for us Fans!

Today I want to say: "THANK YOU!!!" for all you have done for people all over the world, but especially for me!

"Happy Birthday" means much more
Than have a happy day.
Within these words lie lots of things
I never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I'm proud of you.

But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love.

(By Turlough O'Carolan)

PS. Germany is a wonderful Country.

With Love,

Astrid Sperveslage
Quakenbrück, Germany


Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Rick!
May you have many more!

Thanks for entertaining us with such great TV characters over the years!

Thanks for your hard work to preserve our environment!

And for being such a great guy to all of the fans who adore you!

Best Wishes from a Stargate junkie,

Iowa City, IA

Happy 55th Birthday!

Charlotte, NC

Happy Birthday, Richard! Hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for the many hours of televisual pleasure you've given us, from MacGyver to the very cool General Jack!! Here's to many more birthdays, love and light to you and your family.

Kent, England

Richard, wishing you a very happy birthday with much love.

Denise Sudd
Halkirk, Scotland UK

Hey Rick,

I just wanna say happy 55 years birthday, I hope you gonna get a nice day. And I just wanna tell you that I am a big fan of you, and I am 15 years old, and you have helped me a lot and I LOVE YOU.




Happy birthday and happy new year. I'm your best fan but my English is bad but I would like to wish a good birthday.

Since my birth I'm a fan of you. MacGyver is genial and Stargate SG-1 incredible but I knew the end without you on this series is no one.

I'm 20 years and my dream is to meet you but it's impossible.



Hey Richard!

Happy Birthday to You!!! Hope You have a great day.

If I could give You just one ability, I'd give You the ability to see Yourself the way others see You... so You could realize how amazing You are.

All The Best,



I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday from Maine! I watch MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 everyday. I think you are a really talented actor and I have enjoyed watching you over the years.

I wish you and your family all the best!

So, from Portland Maine, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

P.S. Please don't leave Stargate completely. It just wouldn't be the same without you.

Missy B.
Portland, Maine

Happy Birthday RDA!!! While I was always a fan, one of my roommates at college got me hooked on you. We love MacGyver a lot and SG-1 is awesome as well. Happy Birthday from Timmy, Benny, Scott, Goat, and Phil!!


Happy Birthday Mr. Anderson... On behalf of myself and of my boyfriend (we're both fans of MacGyver, Stargate and movies), we wish you a happy and wonderful day...

Kisses and hugs from all the fans of Portugal...

Keep the good work!

P.S. My cat "Lynx" sends a lot of meows of Happy Birthday.

Signing out....

Sandra Mendes and Nuno

The most wonderful people are born in January! It's my birth month also. Thanks for over 20 great years of enriching our lives with your on-screen presence. Kudos to your involvement in preserving our environment. MacGyver's influence has made me what I am today.


Shannon Dewsnup

Dear Mr. Anderson!

I'll wish you a happy birthday. I'm a great fan of you and I like all your films. I hope, you will be seen in many other films!!!!

Great wishes from Austria!!!


Yes I'm a Buckeye......

Happy Happy Birthday Rick. I've got ya beat by a couple, but you'll catch up. Just enjoy and make 'em all a big deal. You deserve it. We've enjoyed watching you for a long time so take your turn. Hope to see ya in more when you get time. Blast the double-nickle to smithereens... and thx.

Columbus, Ohio

Happy birthday Mr. Anderson. My family loves to watch your shows. My son thinks you are the greatest. (He's 13 and autistic, and you make him laugh a lot.. thank you for that.)

Hope you enjoy your birthday and get to spend it with your family.

(I get the impression most everyone who signed this is a teenager, I'm a BIT beyond that... so I'm not going to confess my undying love for you as some have... but I will say you are an incredible actor - love the humor you bring to SG-1 and brought to MacGyver.)

Happy birthday again.


Happy birthday Mr. Anderson! I hope you'll have a great day. :) I've been a fan of you since I first saw MacGyver aired here in Norway. Your work are fantastic, I really love your series. Now currently I'm enjoying Stargate, I really really hope you'll return to Stargate as a regular cast. :)

Lim Huynh

Richard Dean Anderson. Ricky Dean. Rick. Father. Talented Actor. Portrayer/Creator of immortal characters. Jack O'Neill. MacGyver. Master of nuance. Savvy executive producer. Businessman. Rugged athlete. Explorer. Musician. Charitable giver. Justice seeker. Principled. Owner of Integrity. Honest. Detective. Tenacious. Patient. Scholar of Life. Insightful. Facilitator. Nice guy. Pragmatic. Introspective. Coach. Trusted advisor. Advocate. Circumspect. Humble. Witty. Loyal. Appreciative. Fun. Flexible. Gifted with Perpetual Energy. Adventurous. Beloved grouch. Master of pain. Good person. Next door neighbor. Kind. Respectful. Friend. Fan Family leader. Hot! Love. You.


Elaine Byrne (fifthsg1member) & husband Brian
Austin, TX

May all your dreams come true!
Best wishes and kisses!



Hi Rick,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to yoooou from 2 of your fans in France
...and may all your dreams come true.....

Take care of your little girl, like I love mine,
so precious treasures that we love and who love us in return...

Children are a special gift and they often bring
all the sense to the non-sense that can be life sometimes.

Huh??? Am I clear???
Well, you get the point I am sure.

Well, have a wonderful time with your family on your birthday
and all the love of the ones you hold so dear.

And thanks for all the good times on Stargate SG-1,
we do laugh a lot with the fun you bring in there!!!

We will miss you if you will leave the series
but we wish you lots of joy with your family above all.

God Bless you,

Lots of love,

Alice & Kelly from France

Alice & Kelly

Dear Rick,

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day. Best wishes to you and your loved ones in this new year.

Take care,


Dear Richard:

On your birthday, my wish for you is to hear the sound of Wylie's laughter, be surrounded by your favorite people, and have outstanding weather so you may celebrate outdoors!

I have followed your career from your first appearance on General Hospital through Stargate. It has been magnificently entertaining and a priviledge to be there for the ride.

Thank you for being a dad, a terrific human being, and someone who has inspired me to get involved. The best of everything to you always.

Go Wild; all the way to the Stanley Cup!

Happy Birthday!

United States

Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday to the sexiest man alive. :) I enjoy seeing your smile and your humor in your work. Have been a fan since MacGyver came on the air. Your performances in Stargate SG-1 are truly amazing. Every little girl needs her daddy in her life 100% of the time. Take care of Wylie as she is very precious. Have fun with your family on your special day.

Take care of yourself,

Karen Teeple
Jeffersonville, Indiana

55? No way! Hope your birthday brings you everything you need and want! I've been a fan since General Hospital. It's been fun growing up with you!

Debra Altman
Originally from Chicago, IL, moved to Hibbing, MN 4-22-4

Dear Rick,

I wish you the most wonderful birthday. May you have a joyous day with Wylie and the rest of your family.

And may I take this opportunity to thank you for all the joy you have given me. As O'Neill you make me laugh, you make me cry - and you've helped me through some difficult times of late - and for that I thank you with all my heart. I will truly miss you in SG-1. I will miss that wry smile and dry sense of humour. Selfishly I wish there was a way for you to remain in the show in some capacity, but I've worked in TV drama production and I know it's tough with many long days away from your family, so I really do understand.

Be healthy, be happy, be strong, and should you ever fancy some British TV comedy I work for the home of British Comedy - the BBC's Comedy Department in London, let me know and if in my ballywick it will be yours...

Love and best wishes,

London, England

May you have long life and happiness.


Dear Rick,

I've been a fan of yours since your General Hospital Days. Thank you for all these years of giving of yourself for your fans and giving in so many other ways in helping others. Happy 55th Birthday! May God continue to bless you and your family with continued happiness and good health this coming year and always.

Your fan,

Georgia, United States

Alexandra Alexandra

Alexandra Gmeiner

Hi Richard:

Happy 55th Birthday!

I have been your fan since MacGyver... 1985 ... WOW!!! 20 years of being your fan and you still look like 35!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful life with us, for all the happiness you've brought me over all these years.

God bless you and your family and give you a lot of health, love and happiness. Enjoy your day with your family and friends and I wish all your dreams come true.

I hope to see more from you in the future and if someday you came to Mexico, please contact me OK.

Mexico City

Dear Richard,

Hope this birthday is the best one yet. We 55 year olds need to stick together. May your day be magical and filled with wonder, as seen through your daughter's eyes. Best wishes from my little corner of the world.

S. Nevada, USA

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Amazing another year has rolled around and another wonderful opportunity, given us by Kate, to be able to wish you one of the Most Wonderful and Blessed years to come now that your birthday is here again. It is truly a most appreciated privilege, accorded to us who through knowing you from the works that you do both on and off screen, are given.

Last year I wrote of my grandson to whom you have been such a wonderful example of what can be accomplished when your life plans and dreams are totally changed by physical injury. Scott at that time was going on 16 years of age. His plans were to become a dancer. He sustained a broken leg during a game of sports for his school. After many surgeries and other very painful medical techniques, it became apparent that he would no longer be able to follow his dream. His plans satured, he suffered from prolonged depression when he saw each of these medical procedures fail to help. The loss of a dance scholarship which he had been awarded from the U of A here in Arizona really capped his despair. It had been awarded to him when he was 14 years of age. I felt if I could show him how you had to alter your life due to injuries that you had suffered and how you went on to overcome the setbacks in your life and your career then maybe he could respond more positively to his circumstances (especially when he was told this year that he would be disabled for the rest of his life). He has what is referred to as Dropped Foot and will have to wear a brace (again he does not always comply with wearing it). Well your example and career has been a real help and Godsend. He is trying to dance again although it is in a limited capacity, BUT he is putting forth effort. It is a strictly limited field in which he can perform but it is a start. He will be 17 this year and will graduate High School and he has received (not in dance) another scholarship to U of A for other works. Scott still has moments of anger and despondency but I will be there with your story to prod him along.

You may not realize or accept the fact that to young people here you are a HERO. A true everyday Hero for the many acts of kindnesss that you unselfishly give to your family and fans. Having the strength to go on when things did not pan out for you at first and through that strength inspire others to do the same. The courage of your character that has given to persons like Scott the confidence to follow a new star, NEVER, NEVER, understimate your ability to inspire youngsters to continue to stride even in the face of their greatest disappointment. Thank you for being the Man that you are!

Blessing Always,


Happy birthday to the sexiest man alive.
I Love You!!

St Louis

Happy birthday.
Have a nice year and enjoy.


Happy birthday Richard! I hope this is one of the best birthdays you will ever have! I've learned a lot of things from your show, but most of all from MacGyver! Keep up the good work and have a great birthday!


Dear Rick:

Happy birthday!!

And Chinese New Year is coming, so Happy Chinese New Year!!

By the way, I'm preparing my qualified oral, wish me luck!

Wish you health and happiness!!


Dear Richard,

HAPPY 55! I used to think 50 was OLD. But, I'm turning 50 this year and feel like a kid (an old kid, but a kid nonetheless!) I've been a fan for years and hope to some day be able to thank you in person for allowing me to be on location with "MacGyver" some years ago. You'll really be missed should you not return to Stargate, but I appreciate the fact that you have your priorities in the right place. May all of your wishes come true!!

Wendy Freckleton
Boise, Idaho

Dear Mr. Anderson-

Wishing you a happy "fifty something" birthday, from someone who is also in the "fifty something" category. Thank you for being so considerate of your fans, admirers and the many worthy causes you support while maintaining a down-to-earth attitude of life and success. Best wishes and great happiness during 2005!

"May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two,
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain,
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."

Happy Birthday,

Evelyn Hager, Major, U.S.A.F. (Ret.) Life Member - AFA
Seattle, Washington

Hey Rick, happy fifty fifth birthday, hope you enjoy, and let me just say you're a wicked actor!

Chillie Waters
Neath, South Wales

Hey Rick, happy 55th birthday. You're already 55 and you still look 35. Hope you have a happy birthday and an awesome future, and I hope your kid looks as nice as you!

Dexy Waters


Thanks for all the years of enjoyment you have brought to your many fans. Enjoy your daughter, they grow up fast!!! Kristen (my 14 yr old daughter) wants to know if you are wearing and enjoying the LR Junior Riverblades ballcaps she sent your way last year. Thanks again and may the sun shine on your many journeys that lay ahead.

Arkansas, USA

Happy Birthday, Mr.Anderson.
God bless you and your family.
Light and Love.

Jo Baeli

Happy Birthday Rick!

As you turn 55...

Measure your age not by the creaks in your bones and stiffness in your joints, but by the mountains you can climb, seas you can surf and the fresh-fallen powder you ski. (After all - there are anti-inflammatories to ease the pain of the fun of too much living).

Measure your wealth not in dollars but in the friends and family whom you love, for in their hearts is where your place in eternity will be.

And finally - measure each day's value in the laughter you share with others, because when all is said and done, the memories we treasure most are those filled with laughter and love.

Have a wonderful year.

Canaan, NH

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you do something special to celebrate the day. Happiness & luck in all your future endeavors.

Best wishes,

Lisa Woolley
Denver, Colorado

Have a great day. Please stick with the Stargate show. It is the only fun sci-fi show on and it needs your humor. I keep hoping you'll get court martialed and return to the team. Please don't desert us.

Alice Ackley
Decatur, AL


Dear Richard,

Happy Birthday and best wishes from Bern, Switzerland. Take care, from Brigitte and (from left to right) Daja, Pan and Nara.

Bern, Switzerand


Happy Birthday Richard, and a happy new year 2005.

Dear Rick, I want to join my "voice" to those numerous ones all around the world to wish you a happy birthday with your beloved ones. I hope that this new year will see the fulfilment of your dearest dreams whether in your private or professional life.

Your birthday celebration is the only opportunity I have to express to the wonderful person you are my admiration, respect and love. The fact that you're gifted and such an example for so many people around the world is embedded in that you make attractive and interesting everything you do or touch.

As for me, I didn't like you in your role in the series 'Emerald Point', but I got hooked for the very first time I saw MacGyver (I learn a lot watching him). I appreciate much your play in Stargate SG-1 and find the O'Neill character changing and unpredictable, adding to the show a kind of suspense. This, combined with the friendly disputes and permanent arguing with Daniel makes the series unmatched in the field of science-fiction. However, I have noticed a monotony and dullness in the subjects dealt with in, compared to the richness and variety of the themes of the first four seasons: It is as if the universe has cleared from all the alien creatures and left with only a belliquous one, the Goa'uld! This sudden vanishing of all the other aliens has resulted in restricting the 'whole story' of the Stargate to a unique theme, up to the point that the series should be called then: "War against the Goa'uld" and not the so much evocating 'Stargate'! I've noticed that this 'military' turn has started with the appearance of General Ryan in the show (Prodigy). From then on, the majority of the stories of the series are of a military concern!...where have gone all the marvellous discoveries and encounters that made this work so pleasant and edifying?...

I continue to see the series because of you! Please continue to be in the show. I hope that someday I have the great honor to meet you and have a talk with you.

Soaad Zelmat
Algiers, Algeria


I want to congratulate you on your birthday. You are one to look up to, that is important in this world. MacGyver is still going here, today is a new episode, this series is sent for 6-7 time, not bad. I think that this is the series some have helped me most, and still does. I thank the gods that you were born. You do much good, and don't know it.

Gratulere med dagje from Norge, Norway,


Hi Rick!

Happy birthday, and have a luck in your personal life. I'm soory for this question, but do you know, where is Slovakia? Many people don't know it. You are so popular in our country.

God bless you,




Keep up the good work and may the Lord bless your years to come.

Christel Cammack
Germany, now in Michigan


Dear Richard,

"May you always camp where the water runs sweet, with plenty of shade and grass, where well trod trails of love and friendship meet, as the good days gently pass." (c.leanin'tree)

Health, Wealth & Happiness in 2005.

Alberta, Canada

Happy Birthday, Richard!

I wish you a Birthday filled with the love of friends and family to keep you warm in memories to last you a lifetime.


Ana Cristina Caxaria
Lisbon, Portugal

Dear Richard,

Hello, and Happy Birthday once again! As you will be turning 55, I will be turning 33. I remember how kickin' you were at 33, and now at 55, you haven't stopped!

You're just as awesome and good looking as ever!

Besides my daughter, you have brought more joy and fun to my life than I ever thought was possible. Thank you so much. I also want to thank you for giving me MacGyver and Col. Jack O'Neill (2 L's). Because of these characters, I have been able to instill many of their morals, ideals, values, and appreciation in my daughter, who is now 13. She is a huge fan of yours also.

You are more than just an actor, Richard. You are a wonderful person. You give so much to so many, without even asking for anything in return. All of the charities you support speak a lot about the kind of person you really are. I remember in an interview you gave on one of the Stargate SG-1 DVDs, that you didn't understand the fascination that people had with you. You were very humble, and thanked the fans for their support and for following you in your career. You are very welcome for our support, and you will always have it. As for our fascination with you, you may never understand it. All you really need to know is that you are loved and appreciated not just because you're a wonderful actor, but because you're a wonderful, thoughtful, caring, humorous, loving, and beautiful man.

I will miss you very much if/when you leave Stargate SG-1. But at least I will know that you are on a more important mission, one that the Stargate can never take you to. The mission of a lifetime, with your daughter, Wylie.

I know you will spend your birthday with Wylie, so I know it will be wonderful. I wish you many happy days and may God continue to bless you and Wylie.

Mind if I eat your share of our birthday cake?

Best wishes and lots of love,

Tiffany Beeler
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Hey Richard,

I'm 13 and love MacGyver and Stargate. It's all thanks to my mom, who I would say is your biggest fan. I think it's cool how you and my mom have the same birthday. Now when I sing "Happy Birthday" I say both her name AND yours! I've seen 1 thing that you were in that my mom HASN'T seen! It was that Red Cross video and you were talking about first aid. My friend (who is also a big fan) and I looked at each other and our eyes got wide! I told my mom and she was jealous! I'll miss you if/when you leave Stargate. You make it interesting!!

Happy Birthday!

Kristin Beeler
Knoxville, Tennessee USA

Hi Rick! Happy Birthday once again! (We keep meeting like this.) I hope your day is filled with laughter, good food, and that you're surrounded by people you love and who love you. (Wish I was there. ) I've enjoyed your performances on various shows over the years. I will miss you very much when you leave Stargate. But since you're a workaholic, I'll expect to see you on TV one day. Again, have a wonderful 55th!

Take care and God Bless.

Yvonne Prescott (aka Bunnie)
Bronx, NY


Happy 55th Birthday! I hope it's a happy one with lots of smiles! I love Stargate and though I've only seen a few shows of MacGyver, I like that too. My parents actually got my name from an actress who played a pilot on MacGyver once. Anyway-have a good birthday. I (and the rest of my family) will miss you when you leave Stargate. You have a great since of humor!

God bless!

Lakeville, Minnesota

My birthday is one day before yours (I do have a few years on you) and my best birthday present would be to know that you'll remain involved for season 9, at least to some extent! Meanwhile, I, in turn, wish you a peaceful and happy birthday and the same for the year to come.

Best regards from Maine.

Maine, US

Happy Birthday! I think you're pretty wonderful - a blessing and gift to all. Your humor, style, and perspective have cheered me greatly through the years. We share the same birthday - you're 2 years older! I hope the day - and your life - is filled with happiness and love.

Altadena, CA

¡¡¡Happy Birthday Richard!!!

You'll always be in my heart. I am 27 years old and I remember my passion for you every time I saw you in MacGyver series. You are a transparent person and your smile touch my heart. Thousands kisses for you and your little girl from Argentina!

Good life!!!!!


Daniela Di Lizio

55? Really? Wow, do I feel old... I think I'm enjoying your career as much as you are! Thanks for so many great years of TV entertainment. I wish you a wonderful birthday and continued success in your endeavors! *Squenches* P.S. Your NORAD Santa promo was terrific!

Stacy White
McKenzie, Tennessee

Happy 55th Birthday Richard. I have been a fan of yours since the 80's and I have to say I loved you in MacGyver. There are still re-runs of it as well as Stargate SG-1 which I watch every night as well. Congratulations on your little girl, she is so adorable!! Keep up the great work and all the best in 2005!!


Megan Davidson
Toronto, Canada

Richard, you are always gorgeous.
Happy Birthday from Italy.

O. Rachele Grazioli
Milan, Italy

Wow! Finally got your news. I've been a fan of yours since I was a little girl. I've enjoyed your MacGyver series and consider it the best!! Happy Birthday!

Amy Kao

Richard, have a wonderful birthday and many, many more!! Keep up your great work. I'm a huge fan. (My husband turns 50 the 21st.)

God bless you,



Happy Birthday! I am a late convert to your work, but you Definitely Have It Going On!

Atlanta, Georgia

Happy Birthday, Rick, I hope you have the best yet. Your acting is getting better and better, you are amazing. I thank you for continuing to act and being a part of my life in that way. I believe I would be profoundly saddened if you gave up Stargate, it would not be the same without your incredible sense of humor. Thank you for your continued environmental support.

The best to you always,

Sandi Smith
Malone, New York

Hi Rick!


All the best wishes to you from Germany! I hope you spend the day with all the people you love and get - of course - lots of presents!





Another year is upon us and a chance to reflect on the great success in your career. You always brighten my day. So, I thank you. I hope that today, on your birthday, fans all around the world (including me) will brighten your day. Have a happy, happy birthday Mr. Richard Dean Anderson.


Happy B'Day Rick!

I come from Indonesia just saying.......
1. Keep on praying and thanking to GOD,
2. keep on simplicity guy,
3. be a blessed person to others, and...
4. Rick, do u know... that you are amazing and you are really different with the other actors.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy!"

Herlinawaty Rebecca Siagian

Wishing you the very best on your 55th... thanks for all that you have done over the years. Here's to another 50!!

Texas by way of New York

Hello Mr. Anderson,

I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I remember the days you were on General Hospital --LOL-- guess I just dated myself -- oh well, age is simply a state of mind. Here's wishing you feel as young as you are.

Blessed Be,

Samantha Hayes

Happy Birthday Richard Dean Anderson! You are the BEST LOOKIN' GUY on TV! Stargate is my favorite TV show! Thank you for being such a 'clean-cut person' ...I never hear anything bad about you. A true role model for young people. Keep up the good work!

Happy Birthday,

Alita Brooks
Newton, Illinois

Happy Birthday, Rick.
May you have many more.

Katherine Devonshire
Carlisle, PA

Happy Birthday Rick!

I hope it is going to be a special day for you and that you can spend it with your loved ones.

One of the things that probably attracted me the most to you is your contradicting personality. On one side there is the boyish charm, the childlike enthusiasm, a language filled with slang and colloquialisms, even the occasional foul expression on the other side the razor sharp wit, eyes shining bright with intelligence, speech filled with words I have to look up and so much common sense that is rare to find in celebrities. Don't you ever change.

All the best,


Karl Karl

We are two guys from Norway. We sit down to watch you play MacGyver on Norwegian television (TV2). Since we found out you are turning 55 we decided to invite some of our classmates to an RDA birthday party. This is the invitation. The text reads:


Greetings from Norway!!

Karl and Ørjan

Happy B-Day!
I wish you a happy 55th Birthday Mr. Anderson!


Hey Rick,

Just wanted to say a quick hi and wish you all the best on your birthday and the future in whatever you decide to do.

Take care,

Swansea, Wales, UK

Dear Mr Anderson,

I have been a fan since your soap opera days and wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I love MacGyver and still watch it on TVLand, and am looking for the DVD release and adding it to my collection. I am a big fan of Stargate and have the DVD collection. My family and I are looking forward to the new season.

Enjoy your birthday and I pray God's blessing on you and your family.


Jean Walton
Orlando, FL

Hello. I am writing from California. I am sending birthday wishes to you on your 55th birthday on January 23rd. I also have a January birthday, by the way. I have been a fan of yours since your days on General Hospital.

My wish for you is continued success and happiness in any of your future endeavors. I look forward to more Stargate episodes. I'm only sorry you will limit your appearances on the show.

Again, my best to you on your upcoming birthday.


Gloria Smead
Watsonville, California

Have great 55th Birthday. You are a great actor. I like you in MacGyver. It would be nice to meet you some day.


Just wanted you to know I really like SG-1 and Atlantis. I really like the sarcastic wit and the blending of fiction(s)…(ie wanting to call the ship the Enterprise…). Keep up the good work. Happy Birthday!

Orman C. Beckles
Boston, Massachusetts

Happy Birthday Rick!!!


Happy Birthday and Thanks.

In honor of your 55th birthday and in appreciation of 20 years of fantastic journeys and entertainment a donation in the name of Richard Dean Anderson has been made for $324.00 to Northeast Arkansans for Animals. This is a local rescue group dedicated to making a difference in the "Animal Community". I chose this charity because they are making a difference and so have you, not only through your performances and associations with quality programming, but through your philanthropy work.

The $324 check is representative of 138 MacGyver episodes, 12 Legend episodes, and the 174 filmed Stargate SG-1 episodes.

May you be blessed for another 55 years to come.

Wannda Turner


I would like to take the opportunity to wish you the happiest of days on your 55 years of living life to the fullest. You set a wonderful example as someone who appreciates each and every moment and opportunity that life has to offer. You have been a personal inspiration to me. As a tribute to you, and a rededication to myself, this year I will be forging ahead with dreams left by the wayside and reaching out in the capacity of sharing. I will be traveling (Vancouver, Nevada, Machu Picchu), embracing much anticipated adventures (hiking, camping, climbing, skiing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, and more) and volunteering to help young people through the venue of the Boy Scouts of America.

I have had a number of years in which my body has failed me but in reading about your accomplishments and the adventures you have had over the years I feel invigorated and hopeful. I know that I can never fail unless I don't try at all. I'm looking forward to a productive 47th year.

Please know that I will continue to follow your endeavors, wherever they may take you. I wish you well, along with your family. I pray you never lose the wonderful spirit that you display. Keep safe and healthy in all you do.

Your greatest admirer,

Debora Depczynski
Chicago, Illinois

MacGyver Online

Dear Richard!

I wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday! Have a nice day with your family, especially with your daughter Wylie. She is a very lucky girl, because you are her father. I've been a fan of yours since many years and I hope we can watch you further on TV.

Bavaria, Germany

Congratulations on another fabulous year. You're an inspiration, good luck for the future, may it hold as much excitement as the past. Thanks for the enthralling entertainment and heartwarming humour that has made my year so much more enjoyable.

Georgina Davidge
Portsmouth, UK

Happy Birthday from Graz, all the Best from Christine!


Dear Mr. MacGyver,

Maybe I should call you Mr. Anderson. I was an ordinary person. Because of you, I feel that my life is more coverful. I learn something from MacGyver and understand your personality much more. You are exactly an amazing guy. I will study English hard and hope someday I may have a chance to know you. I wish you have a nice day on your 55th Birthday!


Hi Ricky! All best wishes from me on your birthday!

Salzburg, Austria

Happy birthday Richard!


Happy 55th birthday Richard!!!!

I wish you lots of love and success in your life!
Thank you for the great moments thanks to Stargate SG-1!!
Keep smiling!


Sarah B.

Hi Rick,

I wish you a very Happy 55th Birthday!

Have a nice day with your family.

You are the greatest actor for me. I have been a fan since I have seen you as MacGyver. Now I can see you in Stargate and I hope I can watch you further on TV. Please! Play in more episodes in the 9th season. Don't leave Stargate SG-1.

You are a wonderful person.

All best wishes from me to you,

Berlin, Germany

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I wish you a wonderful birthday with a lot of presents of course and a lot of happiness and good luck in the coming year. Enjoy life (it's just too short to do everything you like!).

Stargazertje aka Linde v.d.Hout


I'm Betty from Atlanta. You're the best looking 55 year old I know. You're only a year older than me. Best wishes for your birthday and may you have many more with Wylie. She is a very lucky girl to have you as a Dad.


Happy birthday Richard! Thanks for all the great lessons you have helped teach me, and many other people around the world. You are a true role model, in which I am proud to have grown-up admiring. Have a great birthday.


Happy birthday!
I hope I can see you year after year in SG-1. ;)
Good luck!


Here's to you having a great 55th birthday!
Hope 2005 will be a good year for you.


Dear Rick,

I wish you a very happy birthday, filled with joy and laughter (and a lot of cake, of course!). Hope you have a great day, and spend it just how you want to - and all the best for a new happy year!


Happy Birthday RDA! It's my birthday too! :) January 23 rocks! :) HAVE FUN as will I! Stargate is so fun! Absolutely can't wait for Fridays now!

Paradise Valley, Arizona



My name is Caroline, I'm 17 and I live in France, in Strasbourg exactly!

It's a day not like others!!! The most beautiful guy who live on earth have his birthday today and I hope this e-mail can arrive to his destination!!!

I want to tell to you and all your familly: "Happy New Year"

And a very happy birthday again!!!!!!!! (with a lot of presents!!!!!!!)

With friendly,

A big fan...

Caroline Wittmann

Dear Richard,

I hope you have a wonderful birthday party. Don't feel down for being 55.

Your friend,


HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICHARD!! I wish you a wonderful big Party with your Family and Friends! ...and Thank you for very beautiful hours for the TV with Jack O'Neill and SG-1!!



Rick, I wish you a very happy birthday!!! Keep up your great Job. May all your dreams and wishes come true...

Love forever,

Célia Regina

Hey Rick!

Hope you have a great birthday!!!

Thank you for giving me hours of enjoyment through your portrayal of both Jack O'Neill and MacGyver. Best wishes for the future!

Love and Hugs,

Susan Dailey aka 'Suekay' xxxxxx
Loch Lomond, Scotland

Happy Birthday, Rick!

Thank you for all the joy that MacGyver and Stargate SG-1 have brought to me over the years. Hope to see you in some capacity on SG-1 next season.

New Haven, CT

I humbly want to thank you for being an inspiration.

I have wanted to be a part of "something that counts" for a long time...

Thanks to you, I discovered Sea Shepherd.

Thanks to you, I am now a volunteer, and I have the feeling that somehow, it counts.

Happy Birthday,