Richard Dean Anderson prioritizes his daughter above all else

Richard Dean Anderson Prioritizes his Daughter Above All Else

Richard Dean Anderson was at the pinnacle of his career in the 1980s, as one of the most popular action series heroes, with two back-to-back hits, MacGyver and Stargate SG-1. But the actor didn’t mind throwing it all away to spend more time with his daughter, Wylie.

Wylie, as her father’s daughter, has undoubtedly acquired part of her father’s propensity for acting, since she has already dabbled in the world of Hollywood with a few acting credits to her name.

His Ex-Girlfriend Has Her Own Family

Apryl A. Prose, Richard’s ex-girlfriend, is also an actor. She is married to Jim and they have two children together. The actress has moved on and started her own family, whereas Richard does not have a wife. Nonetheless, he is a content man.

The ex-partners have no ill will toward one another and are delighted to be co-parents to their daughter.

Richard Dean Anderson and his ex-girlfriend
Richard Dean Anderson and his ex-girlfriend (Source:

Richard is Now a Single Father who Works Full-Time

According to his official website, the MacGyver actor has always wanted to be a father. The desire was realized when he was 49 years old, with the birth of his daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson, in 1998.

She quickly became his top priority in life. In an interview, he stated that nothing worried him, from changing diapers to waking up at three a.m. to put Wylie back to sleep.

For numerous years, the actor commuted between Los Angeles and Vancouver once a week to balance his life as an actor and a father to his daughter. In 2004, he opted to prioritize his daughter and quit the StargateSG-1 series after 8 seasons to spend time with her. He was finally semi-retired and became a full-time single father.

Even now, the action hero of the 1980s reminisces about his daughter’s youth on Instagram while simultaneously promoting her professional and personal accomplishments.

Richard’s Daughter Follows in the Footsteps of her Father

Wylie, who has an actor father, chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and has already been in a few projects. Emerson College awarded her a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance. Her website contains highlights from her acting career as well as her creative pursuits.

Richard Dean Anderson with his daughter
Richard Dean Anderson with his daughter (Source: th. bing)

The Actor has Never had a Relationship

Richard is a single man who has never married. However, he had been romantically linked with several high-profile women, including Teri Hatcher, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sela Ward, and German ice-skater Katarina Witt.

The MacGyver star dated Apryl Prose, with whom he had a daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson. They initially met in New York in 1996 through Michael Greenburg, the producer of Stargate and MacGyver. Apryl was the best friend of the producer’s current girlfriend. Richard stated in an interview that he thought she was stunning and that he admired her sense of humor.

The two are no longer together, but they appear to have a nice connection, as Apryl wished on his birthday on Instagram, naming Richard as her favorite ex.