Could you imagine jumping into a portal and being able to visit other planets and galaxies far and wide? Well, in the series Stargate SG-1 stuff like that is a part of everyday life! The show, which was based on the 1994 sci-fi movie by Roland Emmerich, ran for a whopping 10 years, from 1997 until 2007, and became an absolute cult classic! Let's find out what the cast has been up to all these years...
Rich Dean Anderson alias "Jack O'Neill" was the grumpy captain of the "Stargate" command. "Jack" was always prepared to do what was right for the team, even though he never seemed to like it. During the course of the series, "O'Neill" was able to advance in the ranks even further.
Richard Dean Anderson was able to revive his career with his role in Stargate. Richard, who of course also used to star as "MacGyver", was a part of Stargate until the very end of the series and was also a part of the spin-off series that ensued. Dean was also given the opportunity to produce a few of the episodes himself!
"Dr. Samantha Carter" was definitely "Jack O'Neill's" weakness even though the two never officially got together during the series. "Sam" was the warm-hearted scientist who knew a thing or two about medicine, which she proved many times. "Dr. Carter" was played by the beautiful Amanda Tapping...
Amanda Tapping also took on the exact same role of "Dr. Samantha Carter" in Stargate Atlantis. Amanda also directed one of the episodes for the first time back in 2004 and has since then starred in other shows like Van Helsing and Dark Matter. Tapping still works as a producer today.
Michael Shanks played the role of "Dr. Daniel Jackson", one of the communications experts of Stargate SG-1. "Jackson" was portrayed as a pacifist throughout the show's lifecycle.
Michael Shanks is still working in show business today starring in productions like Supernatural and Endgame. Shanks also played the leading role in the hospital drama Saving Hope from 2012 until 2017.
Christopher Judge played the role of "Teal'C" (pronounced "Tie-Alk") throughout the shows run. "Teal'C" was an alien from the "Jaffa" species, who, in fact, aged significantly slower than human beings. He was always considered one of the more important members of the team due to the fact that he was not only smart, he also had a vast knowledge of other alien species.
Christopher Judge and Richard Dean Anderson knew each other before they both joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 due to the fact that Judge had also previously starred in MacGyver. After his breakthrough in Stargate SG-1, he was able to star in other movies such as The Dark Knight Rises and Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark.
After Michael Shanks took a break during the sixth season of the show, Corin Nemec, alias "Jonas Quinn" was introduced to the cast. The alien just wasn't able to compete with Shanks, so after the sixth season had ended, Nemec's main role was reduced to an occasional guest role.
Corin Nemec, who became famous for his role in Parker Lewis, wasn't really able to star in other movies or TV shows. He went on to work as a writer for shows like Smallville and CSI: Miami, but Nemec was never really able to get his big breakthrough. In 2013 Corin Nemec got into a pretty big accident whilst filming for Poseidon Rex and was therefore not able to get the leading role.
Strict, but fair. A real "by the books" kind of guy, but willing to break the rules if necessary. "George Hammond" was the captain of the "Stargate" team, played by Don S. Davis.
Don S. Davis actually passed away from a heart attack in 2008. The producers of the show decided to say goodbye to his character as well and even named the next "Stargate" spaceship in his honor.