Wilt Bozer (Justin Hires) has been best friends with Angus MacGyver (Lucas Till) since childhood. He’s a good-hearted and perceptive person, helping MacGyver who was being bullied in school by Donnie Santos.
Bozer and MacGyver bonded over the loss of beloved family members and stayed best friends for years; spending many hours building their treehouse as kids and moving in together when coming to LA as adults.
In the beginning of Season 1, Bozer is trying to make it as a film director in his free time while flipping burgers as a day job. He doesn’t know about MacGyver’s true occupation until he is almost killed by hitman Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) in Episode 1×08 (Corkscrew).
At first, Bozer is hurt that MacGyver kept him in the dark about being a secret agent for so many years; worrying what this means for him now that the secret is out. MacGyver manages to convince his boss Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt) to hire Bozer for the Phoenix Foundation as a lab tech. Bozer creates masks for undercover missions and works on robot Sparky. Later, he is allowed to join the team on field missions.
In the Season 1 finale, the Phoenix Foundation is breached and infiltrated. Bozer is getting stabbed by the fake Dr. Zito (Mark Sheppard), but is saved by MacGyver.
Since the Pilot Episode, Bozer was interested in Riley Davis (Tristin Mays) who didn’t return his romantic feelings. In Season 2, Bozer meets Leanna Martin (Reign Edwards) at the Operative Training Center he was sent to. Leanna proves her skills when she wins the interrogation contest against Bozer by forcing him to recall a personal tragedy from his childhood. Although forbidden, they start a romantic relationship.
In the Season 2 Finale, Leanna is hired by Matty Webber (Meredith Eaton) for the Phoenix Foundation. Every now and then, she joins the team in the field and undercover missions.
Bozer asks Leanna to move in with him. She first answers yes, but then feels unsure about it since this is a “big step”. (Note: It is unclear at the end of the season what their relationship status is.)
By Episode 3×20 (No Go + High Voltage + Rescue), Sparky is programmed to assess human emotion. He comes to the conclusion that MacGyver and Desi (Levy Tran) share a mutual attraction for each other. Bozer is not happy about it; thinking that the two dating each other would end rather “messy”.
After the events in the Season 3 Finale Episode 3×22 (Mason + Cable + Choices), the Phoenix Foundation was disbanded and the team members were stripped of their high-level clearances.
In Episode 4×01 (Fire + Ashes + Legacy = Phoenix), Russ Taylor (Henry Ian Cusick) approaches MacGyver; trying to convince him to get back into being an agent and saving the world.
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