Is on the board of directors of "Handgun Control, Inc". In the TV show "MacGyver" (1985), his character always refused to use guns.
Played a firefighter in two different productions: Firehouse (1997) (TV) and the "Stargate SG-1" (1997) episode "The Changeling".
Along with Michael Shanks, he is one of only two actors to appear in the pilots of both "Stargate SG-1" (1997) and the spin-off series "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004).
His father, Stuart Anderson, who died in 2003, taught English, drama and humanities at a high school in his hometown, Roseville, Minnesota, USA.
Played his most famous character, Angus MacGyver, a total of 141 times: in all 139 episodes of "MacGyver" (1985) and in two TV-movies, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis (1994) (TV) and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday (1994) (TV). The only characters he has played more times are Dr. Jeff Webber in "General Hospital" (1963) and Colonel/Brigadier General Jack O'Neill in "Stargate SG-1" (1997).