Mark Harmon
Actor
Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon is an American actor. Since the mid 1970s, he has appeared in a variety of television, film and stage roles following a brief career as a collegiate football player with the UCLA Bruins. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the hit CBS series NCIS.
Biography
Mark Harmon's personal information overview.
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SERIES NCIS While investigating a murder in a small town outside Washington, D.C., Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team work with the Sherlocks (Richard Riehle, Jessica Walter and Todd Louiso), a privately funded investigative group that has just brought Anthony DiNozzo Sr. (guest star Robert Wagner)...
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS
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SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise...
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise...
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise...
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise...
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Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'American Experience: Tesla' on PBS
LATimes - 4 months
SERIES NCIS Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sends Quinn and Bishop (Jennifer Esposito, Emily Wickersham) to Philadelphia to assist MI6 officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry) on a case in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Bette Midler continue to lend their expertise...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mark Harmon
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 62
    In 2014, Harmon started a production company called Wings Productions to produce NCIS: New Orleans.
    More Details Hide Details Harmon directed two episodes of Chicago Hope in 1999 and 2000. He also directed two episodes of Boston Public in 2002. Harmon has claimed that he never dated in college because, when not studying or playing varsity football, he was working almost full-time, although he did date Karen Carpenter for a while. He worked as a carpenter before making a success of his acting career. On NCIS, his carpentry skills are alluded to through his character's hobby of building boats in his basement. Harmon has been married to actress Pam Dawber since March 21, 1987. The couple have two sons; Sean Thomas Harmon (born April 25, 1988, who played a young Gibbs in NCIS Season 6 Episodes 4 and 15, Season 7 Episode 16, and Season 9 Episodes 8 and 15), and Ty Christian Harmon (born June 25, 1992). They maintain a low profile and the couple rarely appear in public with their children. Harmon was the brother-in-law of Ricky Nelson and John DeLorean and is the uncle of actress Tracy Nelson and singers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson of the pop duo Nelson.
  • 2012
    Age 60
    Harmon received the 2,482nd star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 1, 2012.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 51
    Also in 2003, Harmon had a supporting role in the remake of the comedy film Freaky Friday.
    More Details Hide Details Harmon has also starred in several stage productions in Los Angeles and Toronto. At the Cast Theatre in Los Angeles he performed in Wrestlers and The Wager. In the late eighties he was part of the cast of the Canadian premier of Key Exchange. Several productions of Love Letters provided him the opportunity to play alongside his wife Pam Dawber.
  • 2002
    Age 50
    In May 2002, he portrayed Secret Service Special Agent Simon Donovan on The West Wing in a four-episode story arc.
    More Details Hide Details The role gained him his second Emmy Award nomination, exactly 25 years after his first nomination. Harmon appeared in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG in April 2003, which introduced the character of NCIS agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs; since 2003, Harmon has starred as Gibbs in the CBS drama NCIS, a role which earned him three nominations at the People's Choice Awards. During his time on the show, he was reunited with three of his former Chicago Hope co-stars, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly, and Jayne Brook. Since 2008, he has also been a producer/executive producer.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 46
    He also portrayed astronaut Wally Schirra in one episode of the 1998 mini-series From the Earth to the Moon.
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  • 1996
    Age 44
    The series lasted only one season, after which he returned to ensemble medical shows on the series Chicago Hope, in which he played Dr. Jack McNeil from 1996 to 2000.
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  • 1995
    Age 43
    In 1995, Harmon starred in the ABC series Charlie Grace, in which he portrayed a private investigator.
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  • 1993
    Age 41
    In 1993, he appeared in one episode in the role of a rodeo clown on the CBS comedy/western series Harts of the West with future cast mate Sean Murray, who plays McGee on NCIS.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 37
    Despite several high-profile roles, Harmon's film career never gathered momentum and, after a muted reception to his 1989 comedy Worth Winning, he returned to television, appearing in various television movies.
    More Details Hide Details Harmon's next regular television role would be as Chicago police detective Dickie Cobb for two seasons (1991–1993) on the NBC series Reasonable Doubts.
  • 1988
    Age 36
    In 1988, he co-starred with Sean Connery and Meg Ryan in the 1988 feature film The Presidio, and also opposite Jodie Foster in the film Stealing Home.
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  • 1987
    Age 35
    He then starred in the 1987 TV movie After the Promise.
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    Returning briefly to episodic television in 1987, Harmon had a limited engagement on the series Moonlighting, playing Cybill Shepherd's love interest Sam Crawford for four episodes.
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  • 1986
    Age 34
    With his career blossoming, he played a role in the 1986 theatrical film Let's Get Harry and the lead role in the 1987 comedy Summer School, again co-starring with Kirstie Alley.
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    Harmon's career reached several other high points in 1986.
    More Details Hide Details In January, he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Following his departure from St. Elsewhere in February, he played the lead in the TV movies Prince of Bel Air, co-starring with Kirstie Alley, and The Deliberate Stranger, in which he portrayed the real-life law student turned cross-country serial killer Ted Bundy.
    Harmon appeared in the show for almost three seasons before leaving in early 1986 when his character contracted HIV through unprotected intercourse, one of the first instances where a major recurring television character contracted the virus (the character's subsequent off-screen death from AIDS would be mentioned two years later).
    More Details Hide Details In the mid-1980s, Harmon also became the spokesperson for Coors Regular beer, appearing in television commercials for them.
  • 1983
    Age 31
    Following its cancellation, he landed the role of Dr. Robert Caldwell on the prestigious NBC Emmy-winning series St. Elsewhere in 1983.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 28
    In 1980, Harmon gained a regular role in the prime time soap opera Flamingo Road, in which he played Fielding Carlisle, the husband of Morgan Fairchild's character.
    More Details Hide Details Despite initially good ratings, the series was canceled after two seasons.
  • 1979
    Age 27
    He then landed a co-starring role on the 1979 action series 240-Robert as Deputy Dwayne Thibideaux.
    More Details Hide Details The series centered around the missions of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Emergency Services Detail, but was also short-lived.
  • 1978
    Age 26
    In 1978, he appeared in three episodes of the mini-series, Centennial, as Captain John MacIntosh, an honorable Union cavalry officer.
    More Details Hide Details During the mid-1970s, Harmon made guest appearances on shows such as Laverne & Shirley and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and had supporting roles in the feature films Comes a Horseman (1978) and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979).
    Producer/creator Jack Webb, who was the packager of both series, later cast Harmon in Sam, a short-lived 1978 series about an LAPD officer and his K-9 partner.
    More Details Hide Details Before this, Harmon received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Robert Dunlap in the TV movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.
  • 1974
    Age 22
    Harmon graduated cum laude from UCLA in 1974 with a B.A. in Communications.
    More Details Hide Details He was inducted into the Pierce College Athletic Hall of Fame among its first class of members in 2010. After college, Harmon considered pursuing a career in advertising or law, but started his career in business as a merchandising director, but soon decided to switch to acting. He spent much of his career portraying law enforcement and medical personnel. One of his first national TV appearances (other than as an athlete) was in a commercial for Kellogg's Product 19 cereal with his father Tom Harmon, its longstanding TV spokesman. Thanks to his sister Kristen's in-laws, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson, he landed his first job as an actor in an episode of Ozzie's Girls. This was followed by guest roles in episodes of Adam-12, Police Woman, and Emergency! in mid-1975. He also performed in "905-Wild", a backdoor pilot episode for a series about two L.A. County Animal Control Officers which did not sell.
  • 1973
    Age 21
    In his senior year in 1973, Harmon received the National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence.
    More Details Hide Details During his two years as quarterback in coach Pepper Rodgers's wishbone offense, UCLA compiled a 17 - 5 record.
  • 1972
    Age 20
    After graduating from high school at Harvard School, Harmon completed a two-year associate degree at Pierce College in Los Angeles, then transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was the starting quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in 1972 and 1973.
    More Details Hide Details After his sophomore season at Pierce, Harmon had a number of offers from major college football programs, and he ultimately chose UCLA over Oklahoma. The Sooners finished second in the nation in 1971, while the Bruins were a pre-season top-20 selection and stumbled to a 2–7–1 record and were last in the Pac-8. During his very first game for UCLA, he engineered a stunning upset of the two-time defending national champion, Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Bruins were an 18-point home underdog to the top-ranked Huskers, but won 20–17 with a late field goal by Efren Herrera under the lights in the L.A. Coliseum.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1951.
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