Title logo for the MacGyver television series.
|Creator(s)||Lee David Zlotoff|
|Run dates||September 29, 1985 – May 21, 1992|
|Country of origin||USA|
MacGyver is an American action adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. It ran for seven seasons on ABC, from 29 September 1985 to 21 May 1992.
The show follows the adventures of a laid-back, extremely resourceful secret agent, Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson), who prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible and refuses to carry or use a gun. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Educated as a scientist with a background as a Bomb Disposal Technician/EOD in Vietnam ("Countdown"), and from a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services (DXS), he is used as a resourceful agent able to solve a range of problems with his ever-present Swiss army knife.
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on MacGyver.