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Mark Harmon Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Net Worth, Quits NCIS | Who Is NCIS Star Mark Harmon?

Who is Mark Harmon?

Thomas Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American actor, producer, director, voice actor and former football quarterback. He is best known for playing the lead role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS. He also has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.

Initially, a college football player, his role on St. Elsewhere led to his being named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People in 1986. After spending the majority of the 1990s as a character actor, he played Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in a four-episode story arc.

Mark Harmon Exits ‘NCIS’ After More Than 18 Seasons

Mark Harmon Exits ‘NCIS’ After More Than 18 Seasons

On Monday night, NCIS star Mark Harmon ended his run as a series regular on CBS’ long-running procedural drama, with his character, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, opting out of a future in law enforcement.

Episode 1904, “Great Wide Open,” saw Gibbs and Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) out in Alaska, solving a case involving a contract killer hired by a local company. In the aftermath, Gibbs informed his partner and NCIS Director Vance (Rocky Carroll) that he’d be staying out on The Last Frontier indefinitely.

“I’m not going back, Tim,” Gibbs said while fishing. “I’m not going back home.”

Mark Harmon Biography, Wiki

Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV’s hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good looks, Harmon was impressive on St. Elsewhere (1982) as the suave doctor who contracted AIDS.

His sisters are Kelly Harmon, the Tic Tac model; and Kristin Harmon, a painter, and ex-wife of musician Ricky Nelson. He is the uncle of musicians Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson of the band Nelson, and actress Tracy Nelson. In 1987, Harmon and his wife, actress Pam Dawber, sued his sister Kristin Harmon, for custody of her youngest son, Sam.

Mark Harmon Biography
Mark Harmon
Full NameThomas Mark Harmon
BornSeptember 2, 1951 (age 70)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Alma materUCLA, B.A. 1974
OccupationActortelevision producertelevision director
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Pam Dawber ​(m. 1987)​
Children2
Parent(s)Tom Harmon, Elyse Knox

Mark Harmon Career

His first television role for the series ‘Ozzie’s Girls’ was offered to him by his sister Kristen’s in-laws, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson. After displaying his acting skills in the series, he went on to land guest-roles in episodes of other shows, including ‘Emergency!,’ ‘Police Woman,’ and ‘Adam-12.’He was cast in the TV Movie ‘Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years’ for which he received critical acclaim. In 1978, he was cast as ‘Captain John Macintosh’ in the acclaimed mini-series ‘Centennial.’

The same year, he was cast in the feature film ‘Comes a Horseman.’ The following year, he landed a role in ‘Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.’ In 1980, he was cast to play ‘Fielding Carlyle’ in the primetime soap opera ‘Flamingo Road.’His next major role, following the cancelation of ‘Flamingo Road,’ was in the ‘Emmy’ award-winning show ‘St. Elsewhere’ where he played ‘Dr. Robert Caldwell.’

Throughout the 1980s, his acting career reached great heights as he got to play important roles in films like ‘Let’s Get Harry’ and ‘Summer School.’He returned to TV movies in the late-1980s and acted alongside Meg Ryan and Sean Connery in the film ‘The Presidio’ in 1988. He then appeared alongside Jodie Foster in ‘Stealing Home.’ His efforts and acting abilities were noted by the critics and audience as he continued receiving appreciation for his skills.

He was cast as the Chicago police detective ‘Dickie Cobb’ in the NBC series ‘Reasonable Doubts’ from 1991 to 1993. In 1995, he played the role of an investigator in the ABC series ‘Charlie Grace.’After playing a number of roles in popular shows like ‘Chicago Hope,’ ‘The West Wing,’ and ‘From the Earth to the Moon,’ he was cast to play special agent ‘Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ in ‘JAG’ as well as ‘NCIS.’

His performance as ‘Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ increased his popularity as an actor.In 2003, he appeared in a supporting role in the remake of the 1976 comedy film ‘Freaky Friday.’ He continued making appearances in a number of stage productions in and around the United States.

Harmon started a production company called ‘Wings Productions’ to produce ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ in 2014.

Mark Harmon Personal Life

Harmon began dating actress Pam Dawber, who he met through a mutual friend. Dawber and Harmon wed in 1987 in a small ceremony attended by a few friends and family members. Not long after their wedding, however, the couple became embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over Harmon’s nephew, Sam.

Harmon took his sister, actress Kristin Harmon Nelson, to court out of concern for his nephew’s well-being. Kristin, once married to rocker Ricky Nelson, had been experiencing problems with substance abuse. The legal battle divided the Harmon family with Harmon, his other sister Kelly, and his parents siding against Kristin. Harmon eventually dropped the suit to put an end to all of the fightings.

Mark Harmon Awards

  • Mark Harmon won the ‘National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Award’ in 1971.
  • He won the ‘National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence in Football’ in 1973.

Mark Harmon FAQ’s

Who is Mark Harmon?

Thomas Mark Harmon (born September 2, 1951) is an American actor, producer, director, voice actor, and former football quarterback. He is best known for playing the lead role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS. He also has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.

Who is Mark Harmon wife?

Harmon began dating actress Pam Dawber, who he met through a mutual friend. Dawber and Harmon wed in 1987 in a small ceremony attended by a few friends and family members. Not long after their wedding, however, the couple became embroiled in a bitter custody dispute over Harmon’s nephew, Sam.

How old is Mark Harmon?

Currently, Mark Harmon is 70 years old.

 

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