Andy Colson was the Chief of Operations at the KIVA Laboratories in Bannon, New Mexico when an explosion destroyed the facility. Because of the high level of security at the lab, the explosion was assumed to be accidental, and with at least 20 people unaccounted for in the underground complex, including Dr. Carl Steubens and Dr. Sidney Marlowe, MacGyver was brought in to rescue the survivors and to try to stop a leak of sulfuric acid that threatened the water supply for the southwest. From the command center on the first level, Colson cooperated with director Dr. Burke and with Ed Gantner from the government, and he used a two-way radio to communicate with MacGyver during the mission. Colson hand initially greeted MacGyver as "the screwball," and he expressed skepticism that what MacGyver carried his bag would be sufficient to get him through the maze of security and the underground destruction.
Portrayed by: Dana Elcar
Cross Reference: Charlie Burke, Ed Gantner, KIVA Laboratories, Sidney Marlowe, Barbara Spencer, Carl Steubens
Episode Reference: Pilot