Nelson had been one of the customers in Jack Catlin's casino in the Virgin Islands the night that MacGyver attempted to steal back $60 million in diamonds from Catlin's private vault. As MacGyver broke into the penthouse, Chris Rhodes incited a riot in the casino as a distraction. Nelson had already lost $30,000 at the roulette table when Chris used a magnet to sabotage the roulette wheel. The obviously suspicious behavior of the wheel caused Nelson to lose again, and in his outrage he accused the casino of being a clip joint. Security attempted to restrain and remove him, but in the struggle he knocked over the roulette table, adding to the chaos from other outraged customers and sabotaged slot machines.
Portrayed by: Patrick Francis Flannery
Cross Reference: Jack Catlin, Chris Rhodes, Virgin Islands
Episode Reference: The Heist