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Richard Dean Anderson

Richard Dean Anderson serves on Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Board of Directors, which make all strategic short and long term decisions for the organization. Directors serve without compensation or other tangible incentives.

Richard Dean Anderson is a well-known and respected professional actor of television, film and live theatre. Although best known for his roles in the hit TV series General Hospital and MacGyver, he has won critical acclaim for film work in Ordinary Heroes, In the Eyes of a Stranger, and Beyond Betrayal. His successful production company, Gekko Film Corp, has produced several movies for television, in addition to the TV series Legend for UPN. He is currently the executive producer and star of the science fiction series Stargate SG-1filmed in Vancouver British Columbia. A philanthropist, RDA has generously given his time to organizations such as the Make A Wish Foundation, Challengers Boys and Girls Club, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Project Literacy US and the Special Olympics. A former hockey athlete, he is one of the founders of the Celebrity All Star Hockey team who play in NHL cities throughout the country for charity. In 1988 and 1992, he was chosen to be the honorary captain of Team USA, the Olympic hockey team. For decades, Richard Dean has been an active environmentalist with deep concerns about wildlife and marine habitat conservation issues. As well as his involvement with SSCS, Richard Dean is producing "The River Project" a series of documentaries on the great rivers of the world.


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