Like her father and grandfather (who passed away in 2003), she is fond of jazz.Because of his young daughter, he has temporarily taken a break from acting in order to spend time with her and help her develop.
Richard's role in the SG-1 series was substantially reduced in its seventh and eighth seasons, which culminated in his departure from the series in 2005.
He has never married but has dated many women, including actresses Teri Hatcher, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sela Ward and German ice-skater Katarina Witt. Prose, who is the mother of his only child, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson, who was born on August 2, 1998.
Having made a huge impression in Ordinary Heroes (1986) as a blinded Vietnam veteran struggling to rebuild his life in America, after "Mac Gyver" ended he moved on to TV movies such as In the Eyes of a Stranger (1992), Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Beyond Betrayal (1994), Past the Bleachers (1995) and Pandora's Clock (1996).
He was particularly impressive in Past the Bleachers (1995), in which he played a grieving father struggling to come to terms with his young son's death.
The series began filming in Vancouver on February 19, 1997, and premiered on Showtime on July 27, 1997 and on Fox Friday nights.
The series has remained extremely successful since then, eventually resulting in the creation of a spin-off series, Stargate: Atlantis (2004), in 2004, and the now-canceled video game "Stargate SG-1: The Alliance" in 2005. He has also appeared, sporadically, in the latest spin-off series, SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
He returned to series television in 1995, when he was cast as Ernest Pratt/Nicodemus Legend in Legend (1995), an adventure series that aired on UPN.
He also served as executive producer of the series, in which one of his co-stars was his close friend John de Lancie.
Richard has made it a point throughout his career to choose roles that demonstrate his versatility as an actor.
Many of his characters, particularly Mac Gyver and O'Neill, are strong characters who, although tormented by personal tragedies such as the death of family members and friends, can continue on bravely and valiantly.
Richard Dean Anderson inspires others to take positive action in their lives through his own enthusiasm and eagerness to meet life's challenges, and he is attracted to people who are adventurous, courageous and independent.