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  • MacGyver is a fictional character from the 1985 tv series MacGyver.
  • Angus MacGyver is a title character and the protagonist of the ABC television series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson. He prefers non-violent conflict resolution wherever possible and refuses to carry a gun but will sometimes use one. MacGyver works as a problem solver for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles. Educated as a scientist and with a background from a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services, he is used as a resourceful secret agent able to solve a range of problems. In addition to his scientific knowledge and inventive use of common items, he always carries a Swiss Army knife and a paperclip.