"STARGATE - THE TEAM"
The actors contribute significantly to the success or failure of a series or film. While Kurt Russell played a humorless, depressive and suicidal Jack O'Neil in the 1994 film, Richard Dean Anderson approached things completely differently in the Stargate series. His Jack O'Neill (with 2! L) is bursting with wit and humor, but he also has his serious side.
James Spader credibly and convincingly played the unconventional Daniel Jackson, whose theses are ridiculed by his scientific colleagues. Michael Shanks, who took on the role of Daniel Jackson in the series, not only looked very similar to James Spader, but he also stuck to his model of the character and was convincing in this role.
Both in the film and in the series, Erik Avari embodies the clan leader Kasuf, and Alex Cruz embodies his son Skarra.
Kasuf's daughter Shau'ri / Sha're (Mili Avital / Film - Vaitiare Bandera / Series) and Catherine Langford (Viveca Lindfors / Film - Elizabeth Hoffman / Series) also appear in the film and series.
Not featured in the film are Sam Carter, Janet Fraiser, George Hammond and Teal'c. These characters were not introduced until the series.
The Main Characters
Johnathan "Jack" O'Neill
Richard Dean Anderson
* 1950 - Mineapolis - Minesota / USA
Colonel Jack O'Neil - Kurt Russell *1951 - Springfield - Massachusetts / USA
Colonel Jack O'Neil is a United States Air Force (USAF) officer who is being brought back to active service from retirement. As an experienced and battle-tested soldier, he is supposed to lead secret operations that lead through the Stargate. Jack is an officer with all the tricks up his sleeve; clever, cunning, courageous and extremely loyal to his men. At first he is not very pleased when the new team member, Captain Sam Carter, turns out to be a young, very intelligent female scientist. But over the time he comes to appreciate the lively officer very much and doesn't want to be without her on his team.
Dr. Daniel Jackson, PhD
* 1970 - Vancouver / Canada
*1960 - Boston - Massachusetts / USA
Dr. Jackson has been dealing with the Stargate for years and was able to give decisive advice on the operation of this device. He accompanies Jack on the first mission to Abydos and finds his great love and a new family there. However, unfortunate circumstances eventually force him to become a member of SG-1. Daniel is friends with the discoverer of the Stargate, Catherine Langford. He also befriends Sam Carter very quickly, who shares a passion for science with him.
Dr. Samantha "Sam" Carter, PhD
* 1965 - Rochford / Great Britain
lives in Vancouver / Canada
Major Carter is a brilliant scientist, a determined fighter pilot, and an excellent tactician. Sam flies and drives everything that is fast. She is proficient in handling C-4 (explosives), trained as a sniper and in close combat, and is also proficient in picking door locks. With intelligence, expertise, humor and great loyalty, Sam has earned the respect and affection of her superiors and now brings her experience to the SGC's elite team.
* 1964 - Los Angeles - California / USA
Teal'c is a Jaffa and was the "First Prime" (the commander in chief) of the Goa'uld Apophis. After Teal'c realized that the Goa'uld weren't gods, he joined the SG team to fight the enslavement of his people.
USAF Major General
Don S. Davis
* 1942 - Aurora - Missouri / USA
† 2008 - Gibsons / Canada
Major General George Hammond is about to retire when the Stargate program is suddenly reactivated. He heads the Stargate Command (SGC) and coordinates the operations of the various SG teams. One of his main tasks is to keep Colonel Jack O'Neill in check and to prevent the military team members of SG-1 from coming to court-martial thanks to their inexhaustible creativity and unconventional approaches.
Dr. Janet Faiser,MD
* 1962 - Vancouver / Canada
Dr Fraiser is an experienced military doctor who can handle the tough guys too. Even O'Neill has a lot of respect for the doctor, who is only 5,1ft tall, and usually follows her orders. She takes her hypocratic oath very seriously. Janet has few field assignments, but when she has to move out, things are usually tight. In her private life she is happily divorced and is raising her daughter Cassandra single handed. She receives support from Major Carter, who for Cassy is simply Aunt Sam.