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Stargate SGI-1: Where Are They Now?

Can you believe Stargate SG-1 is 20 years old?

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Richard Dean Anderson - Jack O'Neill

Richard Dean Anderson, aka MacGyver, appears less frequently in the later seasons of Stargate because he wanted to spend more time with his young daughter, so understandably his participation in Hollywood of late has been more behind the scenes rather than on-screen. He has also amped up his charity work in his later years, primarily in environmental efforts with conservation organizations like the Sea Shepherd.

Christopher Judge – Teal’c

Since Stargate SG-1 ended, Christopher Judge has appeared in a number of cameo roles on TV and movies as well as many direct-to-video films. Lately he has been focusing on his voice-over work, a speciality he built up prior to his portrayal of Teal’c in Stargate. His latest role is the voice of Kratos in The God of War video game series.

Amanda Tapping – Samantha Carter

Appearing in Stargate SG-1 as the brilliant Samantha Carter, she later appeared in Stargate Atlantis as the base-commander. Since the series ended, she has appeared as the lead, Dr. Helen Magnus, in all four series of the Canadian sci-fi show Sanctuary, as well as the narrator of sci-fi fantasy series Riese: Kindgom Falling. She's also had a recurring role on Supernatural as Naomi. Tapping is making a name for herself as a director working on episodes of Anne (also known as Anne with an E) and Supernatural in 2017 alone.

Michael Shanks – Daniel Jackson

Our favourite fake archaeologist Michael Shanks (not to be confused with the real archaeologist Michael Shanks) returned to the Stargate franchise in both the Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe series. Since then he’s had a few recurring roles in TV shows such as Smallville and Burn Notice. But his most prominent role has been Dr. Charlie Harris in Saving Hope, a Canadian supernatural medical drama based in Toronto, Ontario. With the final season airing in August 2017 we can’t wait to see what’s next for Shanks!

Ben Browder – Cameron Mitchell

Ben Browder was no stranger to the sci-fi genre when he joined the Stargate cast as Cameron Mitchell in 2005 having had a main role in Farscape years earlier. Since the shows conclusion he has had cameo roles in series such as Doctor Who and Arrow and films such as Outlaws and Angels and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Don S. Davis – George Hammond

Sadly we lost Don S. Davis shortly after the series concluded from a heart attack in 2008. He was only 65. Davis had a PhD from Southern Illinois University and was a regular on our TV screens appearing in series such as Twin Peaks. The Stargate crew paid homage to him by mentioning the death of the character ‘George Hammond’ and naming a spaceship after him.

Corin Nemec – Jonas Quinn

Before appearing as the lovable Jonas Quinn, or Daniel Jackson’s replacement, Corin Nemec played the title role in the early 90s teen comedy Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. Since his stint on Stargate he’s had cameo roles in shows like NCIS, as well as recurring roles in the Ghost Whisperer and Supernatural. He’s also featured in a number of direct-to-video horror movies such as Sand Sharks and Lake Placid vs. Anaconda. Also worth a look is the comedy web-series Star-ving in which he features alongside David Faustino as a starving actor. He suffered a near-fatal boating accident in 2013 when filming Poseidon Rex shattering his leg and needing multiple blood–transfusions to save his life. Aside from his acting, Nemec is also an internationally renowned graffiti artist.

Beau Bridges – Hank Landry

Beau Bridges was already a big name in Hollywood before he starred as General Hank Landry on Stargate SG-1. Since the shows conclusion he has continued with his illustrious career in television appearing as Barton Scully in Masters of Sex and the title role of Tom Miller in The Millers from 2013-2015. In 2012 he was awarded the Betty Garrett Lifetime Achievement award, and has also won 3 Emmy’s, 2 Golden Globes and 1 Emmy.

Claudia Black – Vala Mal Doran

Aussie actress Claudia Black graced our screens as Vala Mal Doran who, like Ben Browder, came to the Stargate franchise late in the series following her success in the Farscape universe. Since filming ended she has continued her voice-over work in video games with a few TV credits to her name. She had a main in the short-lived American TV series Containment as well as a recurring role in season three of The Originals.

Teryl Rothery – Janet Fraiser

Since appearing on Stargate SG-1 as the lovable Dr Janet Fraiser, Teryl Rothery has remained active in the world of television doing voice-over work in a number of animated series as well as a main role in the American-Canadian drama series Cedar Cove alongside Andie MacDowell.

And in recent news, the Stargate franchise is coming back! It was recently announced that a 10-episode series called Stargate Origins that will be available on Each episode will only be 10 minutes and will be set as a prequel to the film. Hopefully this resurrection means there’s even more Stargate planned for our future!

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