In the MacGyver episode “Murdoc + Handcuffs,” one of Murdoc’s go-to assassins agrees to hand over Murdoc (David Dastmalchian) to Mac (Lucas Till) in exchange for $10 million. Or as Jack (George Eads) says, “We just made a deal with the devil to catch Satan himself.” But during the negotiations, Murdoc’s former mentor Nicholas Helman shows up and wants Murdoc dead. Now the team has to actually protect Murdoc from his mentor-turned-nemesis. “That’s the man who trained me,” Murdoc tells Mac. “You think I’m bad? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”
Helman is portrayed by Michael Des Barres, who played Murdoc in the original MacGyver series. Des Barres (pronounced Deb-Barr) is also known for his roles on Melrose Place (Arthur Field), The New WKRP in Cincinnati (DJ Jack Allen), and in films including David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (Billy), The Man from Elysian Fields (Nigel), and Pink Cadillac with Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters (Alex), among others. Fun facts: Des Barres made his big screen debut in the 1967 Sidney Poitier film To Sir, with Love (he played Williams, the student who always wore sunglasses — see link above). In 1985, Des Barres replaced Robert Palmer as lead singer of Power Station when Palmer couldn’t tour. (Live Aid video below.) But he turned down Queen’s offer to fill in for the late Freddie Mercury. You can catch Des Barres on SiriusXM Radio; he’s the host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage on Channel 21, weekdays 8-11am ET + 9pm-midnight. MacGyver airs Fridays at 8pm on CBS, right before Hawaii Five-0.
Felices 70 a Michael Des Barres, legendario icono del Glam, vocalista de bandas de los 70’s como Silverhead, Detective y los supergrupos de los 80’s, Chequered Past y Power Station. pic.twitter.com/GHyutcRw7q
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