A great fan of the television show The Simpsons, which he repeatedly referenced during his time on SG-1, Anderson was invited in 2005 to guest star on the show.He voiced himself in the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore" in which the actor was kidnapped by Selma and Patty Bouvier, Marge Simpson's sisters, his Mac Gyver character having been their longstanding heartthrob.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 Mac Gyver.
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Jumper In 1995, he co-starred with John de Lancie in Legend, a comic series of only twelve episodes about a dime novel writer in the Wild West who, against his will, has to play the role of his own fictional character.
Anderson's first role was in the American soap opera, General Hospital as Dr. In 1982–1983 He starred as Adam in the CBS television series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (based very loosely on the movie of the same name). on CBS, stealing away Celia Warren (Susan Dey), the wife of naval lawyer Jack Warren (Charles Frank).
In the 1983–1984 season, he played Lieutenant Simon Adams on the 22-week Dennis Weaver series Emerald Point N. The character Angus Mac Gyver, also known as just Mac Gyver or Mac, was an optimistic action hero who was notable for using a Swiss Army knife instead of a firearm as his tool of choice.
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.
Anderson has also played the role of General Jack O'Neill in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe which first aired in October 2009.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.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 was allowed significantly more comedic leeway than Kurt Russell's character in the feature film.Secret agent Angus Mac Gyver - after whom the term 'Mac Gyverism' has been coined - was known for 'jerry-rigging' objects by quickly recreating them in an innovative way in order to solve a problem or accomplish a task.