Letter to MacGyver Fans from Creator Lee Zlotoff
Dear Mac Fans,
I cannot begin to express how humbled I am at the way you have embraced MacGyver as a fun and entertaining character, and how so many of you around the world have been inspired to make him part of your lives, if not your vocabulary. Never in my wildest dreams when I was writing the pilot could I have imagined what MacGyver would become. And must, as always, acknowledge the invaluable and essential contributions of all the writers, producers, directors, crew and actors who brought this character to life—first and foremost the incomparable Richard Dean Anderson. So a sincere and profound ‘thank you’ for all involved. (And you can check the MAC YOUNIVERSITY page for their personal recollections.)
Comic Back Matter
Written by MacGyver creator, Lee David Zlotoff, and serialized across the 5 issues of the comic book series, “The Real Origin of MacGyver” is Lee Zlotoff’s own recollections of how the MacGyver character was created and is presented at the back of each issue.
MacGyver – The Real Origin Story (Part 1)
MacGyver – The Real Origin Story (Part 2)
MacGyver – The Real Origin Story (Part 3)
MacGyver – The Real Origin Story (Part 4)
MacGyver – The Real Origin Story (Part 5)
Interviews with Lee Zlotoff
In Feburay 2010, Lee talked to Lifehacker to share some of his thoughts on DIY, fix-all tools, widespread MacGyver-love, and MacGruber.
Lee Zlotoff talks about the making of MacGyver and why it thinks it’s remained on air across the world for the past 30 years, and using his MacGyver Method to engage the enormous capabilities of the subconscious mind for effective problem solving.
Lee breaks down the MacGyver Method, his theories on unleashing innovation, success of the program, partnerships with organizations like University of Michigan and the White House, and his current search for the next MacGyver.
If you are interested in Lee Zlotoff speaking about the impact, legacy and global potential of MacGyver, or his revolutionary creative process called The MacGyver Method, please contact:
James Marshall Reilly
The Guild Agency
1350 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY 10019