Richard Dean Anderson
American actor
Richard Dean Anderson
Richard Dean Anderson is an American television and film actor, television producer and composer. He began his television career in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). Anderson later appeared in films, including Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996) and Firehouse (1997).
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Scientists grow mouse eggs from stem cells in lab
Yahoo News - 4 months
Japanese scientists said Monday they had grown mouse eggs entirely in the lab, then fertilised them to yield fertile offspring, a scientific first cautiously hailed by experts in human reproduction. The technique -- which involved coaxing stem cells into becoming mature eggs -- was still much too risky and controversial to be reproduced in humans, commentators said. "This is the first report of anyone being able to develop fully mature and fertilisable eggs in a laboratory setting right through from the earliest stages of oocyte (immature egg) development," commented Richard Anderson of the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
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'MacGyver' creator launches search for 'The Next MacGyver'
LATimes - about 2 years
It's been a couple of decades since "MacGyver," the once-ubiquitous series starring Richard Dean Anderson as the world's most handy secret agent, went off the air. Time for a new MacGyver. But this time, it'll be a woman.
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'State of the industry' aviation summit kicks off in Qatar
USA Today - over 2 years
Delta's Richard Anderson and JetBlue's Dave Barger are among the U.S. CEOs attending.
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Delta Tops Estimates and Projects Strong Growth
The Street - about 3 years
ATLANTA (TheStreet) -- Delta   beat fourth-quarter analysts' estimates and projected strong growth for the current quarter and year, accompanied by effective cost controls. The carrier said net income excluding items was $558 million, or 65 cents a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had estimated 63 cents. Revenue rose 6% to $9.1 billion. Analysts had estimated $9 billion. Including an $8 billion non-cash gain associated with the reversal of the company's tax valuation allowance, net income was $8.5 billion. In premarket trading Tuesday, Delta shares were up $1.08 to $32.15. "Our December quarter profit caps off a successful year for Delta with strong profitability and margin expansion, industry-leading operations and significant improvements in customer satisfaction," said CEO Richard Anderson, in a prepared statement. "We have a solid set of initiatives in place to improve our financial results, operational performance and customer satisfaction levels beyond 2013's recor ...
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Top 3 Ways the U.S. Favors Middle East Airlines Over U.S. Airlines
The Street - about 3 years
WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- As the big three Middle East carriers continue their rapid expansion into the U.S., the threat to domestic carriers intensifies as the government assists Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways in inexplicable ways, said the president of the leading airline pilot union. Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are all state-owned carriers capable of trading short-term profits for the potential of expansive air service, said Lee Moak, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, in an interview. "All three airlines have a similar business model, and that is to take over all the international flying in the world," Moak said. "They continue to add routes and order aircraft, and they are willing to do that at a financial loss." Oddly, government policies appear to tilt in favor of the Middle East carriers at the expense of domestic airlines. For instance, the State Department wants to place a U.S. Customs and Border Protection at a pre-clearance facility in Abu D ...
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Iconic Boeing 747 Could Be Nearing It's End
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the globe could be nearing the end of the line. Boeing has cut its production target twice in six months. Just 18 will be produced in each of the next two years. Some brand-new 747s go into storage as soon as they leave the plant. Counting cancellations, it hadn't sold a single 747 this year until Korean Air bought five on Thursday. Boeing says it's committed to the 747, and sees a market for it in regions like Asia. But most airlines simply don't want big, four-engine planes anymore. They prefer newer two-engine jets that fly the same distance while burning less fuel. "We had four engines when jet engine technology wasn't advanced," Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson said at a recent conference. "Now jet engines are amazing, amazing machines and you only need two of them." Delta inherited 16 747s when it bought Northwest Airlines i ...
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Delta CEO Richard Anderson criticizes Japanese government's protection of domestic carriers
Yahoo News - over 3 years
TOKYO - The CEO of Delta Air Lines is urging the Japanese government to open the country's skies to greater competition from foreign airlines.
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Delta CEO gives up seat for mom late to pick up daughter
The Business Journals - over 3 years
A mom trying to get home to pick up her young daughter from a summer camp for children with diabetes is singing the praises of Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson after the executive gave up his seat on a flight so that she could make it home. The passenger, Jessie Frank, said she was not aware who had given up the seat until the flight was arriving in Atlanta. Frank wrote about the experience on Facebook, where she posted, "An open letter to Delta CEO Richard Anderson." She wrote that she was…
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Airline CEO's Kind Gesture Makes Mom's Day
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's a rare occasion for a customer to publicly thank an airline for a job well done. Rarer still are CEO's willing to give up their seat on said airline so a passenger can make it home on time. Delta CEO Richard Anderson is apparently no average CEO. As illustrated in a Facebook post by a happy customer Monday, Anderson relinquished his seat aboard a Delta flight last Thursday night so a tired mother could pick up her daughter from summer camp. After a travel day full of lengthy delays, cancellations, and mechanical failures due to the weather, passenger Jessie Frank writes that she was relieved to find that somehow, despite being 8th on the standby list, a spot had opened up for her. Frank hurried aboard the airplane and was helped to her seat by "a vaguely familiar face" who grabbed her bag and stored it in the plane's overhead bin. But as the plane began its descent, Frank had an epiphany: Suddenly I realized that “familiar face” was not an off-duty pilot. It wa ...
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Video: Delta CEO on frequent flier frustrations: I don't like to hear that
CBS News - almost 4 years
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about his company's purchase of an oil refinery, his investment in new infrastructure and why frequent flier miles are so difficult to redeem.
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Delta Airlines wants to stop Ex-Im help on big jets
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
By Alwyn Scott (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc wants the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop helping state-owned foreign airlines buy wide-body jets from Boeing Co , and would be willing to forgo such support for its own purchases if all such subsidies were eliminated, its chief executive said on Wednesday. "We would be perfectly willing, if we had a total moratorium on narrow-body and wide-body financing, to forego" export credit help on narrow-body jet purchases from Bombardier , Delta CEO Richard Anderson said in an interview with Reuters. ...
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Mobile Location-Based Advertising Dominates Market - Marketing 2.0
Business Review Australia - almost 4 years
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the total value of the global real-time mobile location-based advertising and marketing (LBA) market will grow from €526 million (AUS $654 million) in 2012 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 65 percent to € 6.5 billion (AUS $9 billion) in 2017. This will then correspond to 32.8 percent of all mobile advertising and marketing. This means that location-based advertising and marketing will represent around five percent of digital advertising, or more than one percent of the total global ad spend for all media. SMS, mobile search and coupons are today important high-volume LBA formats. Read Related Articles On Business Review Australia How To Market Your Brand On Photo Sharing Websites Tips For A Successful Mobile Campaign Multifaceted Digital Marketing: Using An External Agency The ability to precisely target prospective customers using real-time location is currently one o ...
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TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes
Fox News - almost 4 years
The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal. It's unlikely in these days of hardened cockpit doors and other preventative measures that the small folding knives could be used by terrorists to take over a plane, TSA Administrator John Pistole told a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee. On the other hand, searching for the knives on passengers or in their carry-on bags is time consuming, Pistole said. TSA screeners confiscate about 2,000 such knives every day, with each incident chewing up about two to three minutes, he said. "I think the decision is solid and it stands and we plan to move forward," Pistole said. The policy, which goes into effect April 25, has sparked strong opposition from flight attendants, federal air marshals, some pilot unions, and even ...
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American Airlines Expresses Concern About Knives
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
DALLAS -- American Airlines has "concern" over letting passengers carry small knives on planes, but it's stopping short of opposing the idea. American's senior vice president for government affairs, Will Ris, said Tuesday that government officials should "reassess" changes to the banned-items list so that airlines and airline employees can review new rules that take effect April 25. Ris explained American's position in a letter to John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Flight attendants' groups, pilots' groups and Delta Air Lines oppose the TSA's plan, which would also let passengers carry hockey sticks, two golf clubs and other sporting gear currently banned from plane cabins. Some safety experts say that passengers with small knives could not bring down an airplane because cockpits were made more secure after 2001, when terrorists armed with box cutters hijacked and crashed two American Airlines and two United Airlines p ...
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Delta CEO opposes TSA plan to allow knives on flights
The Business Journals - almost 4 years
Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson spoke out against the Transportation Security Administration’s new policy that will allow passengers to carry small knives on planes, CBS News reported. The statement makes the world’s second-largest airline the first to join flight attendants, federal air marshals, insurance companies and pilots in opposing the measure that was announced Tuesday. In a letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Anderson said he shares concerns of the company’s flight attendants…
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Delta Air Lines CEO Asks TSA Not to Allow Small Knives on Planes
ABC News - almost 4 years
Reacting to the Transportation Security Administration’s recent decision to allow small knives back on planes, Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson complained that the decision adds little value to passengers and increases safety risks. In a letter addressed to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Anderson wrote that though...
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Delta CEO Offered Merger Tip to US Airways CEO
The Street - almost 4 years
Delta CEO Richard Anderson advised US Airways CEO Doug Parker to adopt systems from the bigger airline in a merger. Click to view a price quote on AAMRQ.PK.
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Nemo Cancels Over 4,000 Flights
Huffington Post - about 4 years
-- Most airlines were giving up on flying in and out of New York, Boston and other cities in the Northeast Friday as a massive storm threatened to dump snow by the foot on the region. Airlines were generally shutting down operations in the afternoon at the three big New York-area airports as well as Boston, Providence, Portland, Maine, and other Northeastern airports. They're hoping to resume flights on Saturday. Flight-tracking website FlightAware said airlines have canceled more than 4,200 flights on Friday and Saturday in advance of the storm. Many travelers were steering clear of that part of the country altogether. Airlines waived the usual fees to change tickets for flights in the affected areas. Airlines try to get ahead of big storms by canceling flights in advance rather than crossing their fingers that they can operate in bad weather. They want to avoid having crews and planes stuck in one area of the country. They also face fines for leaving pass ...
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Malpractice insurer The Doctors Co. says Utah merger is no go
The Business Journals - about 4 years
The Doctors Co., a medical malpractice insurer based in Napa, said Monday its planned acquisition of the Utah Medical Insurance Association "has been terminated." The deal, announced Oct. 29, is dead, the med-mal insurer said, without providing details. In its earlier announcement, the Doctors Co., headed by longtime chairman and CEO Richard Anderson, M.D., said the Utah association provides medical malpractice coverage to 3,000 physicians in Utah, Montana and Wyoming. Doctors Co. covers 73,000…
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Delta expects 2013 profit growth, plans returns to shareholders
Yahoo News - about 4 years
(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines said on Wednesday that it expected profit growth in 2013 and would introduce a plan to return cash to shareholders. Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said during the carrier's investor meeting webcast that Delta, the No. 2 U.S. airline behind United Continental Holdings Inc , expected a profit of $1.6 billion for this year. He said 2013 would bring a "solid improvement" over 2012. Delta said it expected fourth-quarter earnings of $200 million to $250 million, excluding items, despite disruptions caused by superstorm Sandy. The storm barreled through the U.S. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Richard Dean Anderson
    FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 59
    Anderson has also played the role of General Jack O'Neill in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe which first aired in October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson joined the cast of Fairly Legal on USA Network in Fall 2010 in the recurring role of David Smith, appearing in three episodes. Anderson has served as an executive producer in six shows in which he has acted himself: MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis, MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, Legend, Stargate SG-1, Firehouse and From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown. Anderson composed the song "Eau d'Leo" for the MacGyver episode "The Negotiator".
  • 2006
    Age 56
    Anderson briefly reprised his role as Angus MacGyver in 2006 when he appeared in a MasterCard commercial during Super Bowl XL.
    More Details Hide Details While the plot follows the "MacGyver Formula", it is somewhat satirical of the series, showing unlikely if not impossible solutions to the obstacles faced by Anderson's character (in one shot, he cuts through a thick rope with a pine-scented air freshener). The official MasterCard website for the commercial refers to it as "the Return of MacGyver". Lee David Zlotoff the creator of MacGyver, announced on May 3, 2008, that a MacGyver film was in production. Anderson has expressed interest in revisiting his role; however, there is no word on who will be playing the role of MacGyver in the film. Anderson cameoed as MacGyver in what seemed to be a Saturday Night Live advertisement parody featuring the show's recurring character MacGruber (portrayed by Will Forte), but was rather a real commercial for both Saturday Night Live and Pepsi, in which the titular character becomes obsessed with the soft drink. This aired three times during the January 31, 2009 SNL broadcast, and the second part aired again during Super Bowl XLIII on the following day.
  • 2005
    Age 55
    A great fan of the television show The Simpsons, which he had continually referenced during his time on SG-1, Anderson was invited in 2005 to guest star on the show.
    More Details Hide Details He voiced himself in the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore" in which the actor was kidnapped by Selma and Patty Bouvier, Marge Simpson's sisters, his MacGyver character having been their longstanding heartthrob. Dan Castellaneta, the voice actor who portrays Homer Simpson (among other characters), made a guest appearance on Stargate SG-1 ("Citizen Joe") and, in describing his unnatural ability to see the life events of Jack O'Neill, made reference to O'Neill's fondness for The Simpsons.
  • 2002
    Age 52
    He and Prose split in 2002, sharing custody of Wylie.
    More Details Hide Details Anderson left Stargate SG-1 because he wanted to spend more time with his daughter, stating, "Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work."
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 47
    Together with Michael Greenburg, Anderson created the Gekko Film Corporation. The company was involved with Stargate SG-1, producing every episode from 1997–2007 with the exception of 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The company itself has served as Anderson's backing agency. Anderson has supported Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization trying to stop water pollution. Anderson is a member of the Board of Trustees for Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a youth organization established in 1968 with the help of MacGyver producer Stephen Downing, and featured in an episode from season 4 of the show. Anderson received the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-a-Wish Foundation because of his commitment to the foundation. He is also a supporter for various Sclerosis Society non-profit organizations and has done several public service announcements to show his support for the various organizations. Anderson is an avid supporter of the Special Olympics and was one of many speakers at the 1991 opening ceremonies. In recent years, Anderson has helped several environmental organizations around the world. He is a member of Board of Advisors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and has worked with the members of the Earth Rivers Expeditions to Produce River Project.
    From 1997 to 2005, Anderson starred as Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG-1, based on the movie Stargate starring Kurt Russell and James Spader.
    More Details Hide Details John Symes president of Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer (MGM) called Anderson himself and asked him if he wanted a part in the series. Anderson watched the Stargate film over and over again and came to the conclusion that the film had "great potential" and signed a contract with the Stargate producers. Anderson agreed to become involved with the project if his character were allowed significantly more comedic leeway than Kurt Russell's character in the feature film. He also requested Stargate SG-1 be more of an ensemble show so that he would not be carrying the plot alone as he did on MacGyver. In season eight, he chose to have his character "promoted" to base commander on Don S. Davis's advice. This enabled the late Davis to retire from acting due to his ailing health and Anderson to take over the smaller role which involved far less on-location shooting so that he could spend more time with his young daughter. The following season, Anderson terminated his status as star and producer of Stargate SG-1 opting to make several guest appearances per season instead, allowing his sizable role to be filled by veteran actors Ben Browder (replacing Anderson as field commander), Claudia Black (replacing Anderson as the comic relief) and Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (replacing Anderson as Base commander).
    He played the lead from 1997 to 2005 and had a recurring role from 2005 to 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Since 1997, he has starred in only one film: Stargate: Continuum, released in 2008, as a spin-off film after the Stargate SG-1 series finale in 2007. He appears in the follow-up Stargate series Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe (as Major General and later Lieutenant General Jack O'Neill). Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the oldest of four sons born to Stuart Jay Anderson and Jocelyn Rhae Carter. He is of Mohawk, Norwegian, Scottish, and Swedish descent. He grew up in Roseville, Minnesota, where he attended Alexander Ramsey High School. As a child, his dream of becoming a professional hockey player ended when he broke both of his arms. He developed an early interest in music, art, and acting. For a short time, he tried to become a jazz musician. Anderson studied to become an actor at St. Cloud State University and then at Ohio University but dropped out before he received his degree because he felt "listless". Right after his junior year in college, he participated with friends in a cross-country bicycle ride from Minnesota to Alaska. He then moved to North Hollywood along with his friend and girlfriend before moving to New York City, finally settling in Los Angeles. He worked as a whale handler in a marine mammal show, a musician in medieval dinner theater, and as a street mime and juggler. He has stated that this period was "the happiest of his life" and has expressed an interest in teaching juggling, clowning, and other circus arts to disadvantaged youths.
    In 1997, Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1, a spin-off of the 1994 film Stargate.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 26
    He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992).
    More Details Hide Details He later appeared in films such as Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born on January 23, 1950.
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