MacGyver is back on TV, but not Richard Dean Anderson. Lucas Till stars in the new CBS reboot of ‘MacGyver,’ which premieres on Sept. 23. Here’s everything you need to know about the new MacGyver before seeing him in action!
1. You probably recognize him from the X-Men movies.
Lucas, 26, is best known for playing Havoc in the X-Men movies. He starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence, 26, and Nicholas Hoult, 26, in X-Men: First Class and has appeared in the sequels, X-Men: Days of Future Past and X-Men: Apocalypse.
2. He was in the Hannah Montana movie!
He starred as Travis Brody in Hannah Montana: The Movie. He was Miley Cyrus’ love interest in the movie! They won Choice Movie Liplock at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards.
3. He starred in a Taylor Swift music video.
Lucas notably appeared in Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” music video. He plays the love interest of both of Taylor’s characters in the video.
4. He hasn’t met the original MacGyver — yet.
In an interview with Den of Geek, Lucas admitted that he hasn’t yet met the original MacGyver, Richard Dean Anderson, 66. Richard played the classic character from 1985 to 1992. Lucas has mad respect for Richard and what he accomplished on the show.
“He carried the show,” he said in the interview. “It was just him every time. I have an ensemble show so at least I get a scene off every now and then, but he’s every scene of the show really. I just want to ask him how he dealt with it all.”
5. He thinks Taylor Swift is a better kisser than Miley Cyrus.
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