Stephan was part of Jana’s gypsy family in Budapest where he would play the mandolin as part of their street performance to collect tips from passersby.
When Jana stole a watch from Nicolai Grodsky which contained Soviet intelligence information meant for MacGyver, Stephan and his family became targets of the KGB and were promptly arrested and sent to Borza Prison for questioning to find the location of the watch. MacGyver and Jana quickly broke them out of prison, but then learned that Jana’s brother, Bruno, had already sold the watch to a local fence named Reena. The family helped MacGyver reacquired the watch from Reena and in return, MacGyver reluctantly agreed to help them escape and relocate to the US.
MacGyver and the gypsy family led Kossov, Inspector Messic, and the Hungarian police through the city of Budapest in three stolen Mini Cooper cars and eventually crossed the border into Austria where MacGyver arranged for Jana and her family to be processed for their trip to America.
Thief of Budapest