Sep. 29, 1985
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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MacGyver is a different kind of hero - he doesn´t use weapons, he´s afraid of heights, and he´s an expert at making complicated machines out of ordinary things. A fan, a dough-scraper and some duct tape forms an excellent helicopter attack. A cut credit card can help cause a traffic jam. A light bulb makes an outstanding set of lock picks...

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Born: Ibson Dana Elcar in Ferndale, Michigan, USA and had a Major Role in MacGyver playing Pete Thorton ...

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Pete Thornton, MacGyver's boss and best friend. He is an operative at the Department of External Services (DXS), which is where he is impressed by Mac's ingenuity while tracking down Murdoc, an international assassin. When Thornton becomes director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation several years later, he brings MacGyver into the program. In addition to sending Mac out on various tasks for the foundation, Thornton is many times forced to bail MacGyver out of the trouble he gets into. Thornton has a son named Michael.

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06x18 - Faith, Hope & Charity
Season 6, Episode 18
02x13 - Soft Touch
Season 2, Episode 13
04x18 - Renegade
Season 4, Episode 18
02x21 - D.O.A.: MacGyver
Season 2, Episode 21
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