In his long acting carrier, Richard Dean Anderson acted in many TV series but none of them became so successful like MacGyver.
Richard also starred in Stargate SG-1 series which was successful. A military sci-fi Stargate SG-1 tells the story of a group of ships from earth who explore the galaxy and defend earth against alien threats. The series became popular in Europe and Australia and received higher ratings at Sci-Fi channel.
In the series, Richard played the role of captain "Jack" O'Neill which was widely appreciated but it was not as popular as MacGyver. People still relates to him the character of MacGyver who uses a swiss army knife, a duct tape and saves himself from numerous life and death situation.