MacGyver's grandfather became a father-figure to MacGyver
after his father and grandmother were killed in a car accident December 14, 1962 (see the
episode "Phoenix Under Siege"). Harry taught the young MacGyver much about life,
including the value of fair play (see "Harry's Will").
Seven years after the death of MacGyvers father Harry left the MacGyver household
without saying goodbye. He took a job in Alaska, sending regular payments back to
MacGyvers mother, thinking a steady income would be more beneficial than having him
around the house.
Another sixteen years passed
before he and MacGyver reconciled, and Harry would show up in town occasionally for
holidays and Mac's birthday. In the fifth-season episode "Passages," he shared
one final adventure with his grandson before succumbing to complications from a heart
Episodes: Target MacGyver , Phoenix Under Siege , Friends , Passages , Hind-Sight