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Mark Harmon's Non-acting careers:


Top movies: The Presidio, The Deliberate Stranger

Top TV shows: NCIS, St. Elsewhere, Chicago Hope, The West Wing

Mark Harmon on Stage:

Mark Harmon's big break:

Mark Harmon is best known for: His role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS and portraying Ted Bundy in the television movie "The Deliberate Stranger."




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DOB: September 2, 1951

Mark Harmon Birth Name: Thomas Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon Birth Place: Burbank, CA

Eye color: Blue

Height: 6' (1.83m)

His family:
  • Wife: Pam Dawber, (March 21, 1987)
  • Children: Sean Thomas Harmon (April 25, 1988) and Ty Christian Harmon (June 25, 1992)
  • Parents: Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox
  • Siblings: Kelly and Kristin Harmon

Education: Graduated with high honors from UCLA in 1974 with a degree in communications.

Hobbies:
  • Swimming,
  • Tinkering in his workshop,
  • Horse riding on a ranch in Montana,
  • Country music
  • Running
  • Playing harmonica and a 4 string guitar.

Charities:
  • Every year Mark Harmon participates in a charity baseball game in Bethany Oklahoma for the Children's Center. Check out the 2008 event!
  • Did the "Toys for Tots" appeal commercial for Christmas 2008.

Mark Harmon's Bio: Mark Harmon began his career guest-starring on TV series such as "Police Woman," "Emergency" and "Adam-12." He found success playing many roles, but his part as a doctor who contracted AIDS on "St. Elsewhere" could be considered a major breakthrough. Just prior to NCIS, he starred as CJ's ill-fated love interest/secret service agent Simon Donovan on "The West Wing." His character Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in the series JAG that led to the NCIS spinoff.

"Pretty boy." Those were the two words that came to Don Bellisario's mind when he first considered hiring Mark Harmon as the star of his naval-themed CBS crime drama NCIS. How on earth, he wondered, could the six-foot-tall, salt-and-pepper-haired sex symbol who'd stolen hearts as a scamp in St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope play tough-as-nails agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs from the Navy's elite crime investigative unit?
Before he was on NCIS he was on the movie Summer School (1988.) He was a real baseball fan that turned into a baseball player.
Want to know a little bit more? HERE and HERE

MEMORABLE MARK HARMON QUOTES

  • "Gibbs is like a great hunting dog – he is just the guy you want in your fox hole, he is just the guy you want to ride the river with, I don’t know if he’s the guy you want to have dinner with."
  • Michael Weatherly stated when there were rumors of Mark leaving NCIS, "He's the spine of the show. Without him it's a show about jellyfish. We need our spine."
  • "Jethro doesn't think of himself as a hero, which is maybe what I like best about him. He's an old-school leader. People perceived this show to be one thing but it has proven to be something else. To me, what made the show different was how these characters were not predictable and there was humor. The real NCIS is a worldwide authority that was redefined by 9/11, so [the show] is terribly current. But Don will never let this get too serious. We're not surprised by the ratings — we know what we've been doing — but it feels really good.''
  • "Live every minute like the last. To try not to do anything I would regret when my last minute arrives."
  • "The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort."
  • "I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. I have to be almost frightened by the possibility of taking it on. Over the years I realise I must enjoy walking that edge, I keep doing it. It's why I like what I do. The only other job I've ever had that provides that time in the morning where you're going to work and you can't wait to get there and the sun's rising and you're moving toward something you look forward to getting up and doing every day was being a carpenter. And it was because you're doing something different every day."

MARK HARMON FAQ

  • Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. [1986]
  • Played quarterback for UCLA Bruins, 1972-73 winning National Football Foundation Award for all-round excellence.
  • Father, Tom Harmon, played for the University of Michigan Wolverines and won the 1940 Heisman Trophy emblematic of the best player in the nation.
  • Mark's father Tom was a WWII hero who won both the purple heart and the silver star.
  • His sister Kris was married to Rick Nelson. His niece is actress Tracey Nelson (Rick's daughter / Ozzie and Harriett's granddaughter) and his nephews are the singing group Nelson (twins).
  • Maternal grandfather, Frank Knox was Secretary of Navy during World War 2.
  • The hand tools that Mark Harmon uses on the set of NCIS are mostly his own. Those are the tools he uses in his own personal workshop.
  • Mary Hart believes that Mark Harmon's NCIS character Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs "has a great sense of humour, but his memory needs a little help."
  • Mark joined the NCIS production team as a producer at the beginning of Season 6.
  • When Mark was 13 years old, he found his first car. His father made him earn the money and buy it himself. For $300, Mark bought a 1928 Model Ford. Over 1 1/2 years, Mark worked to rebuild the vehicle. Once it was up and running, he drove it without a driver's license. One time, he was driving down the street and a cop pulled up along side him. Mark feared not being able to get his license until he was 21 if he got caught, so, he kept driving. After a while, the Cop was still alongside so Mark finally chanced a look at the cop. The cop gave him a thumbs up! Mark drove this vehicle and sold it when he was 20. He had taken pictures and documented the process when he rebuilt it. About 3-4 years ago, Mark was able to track down the new owner of the vehicle. Turns it out was the same exact one Mark had once owned. The owner offered to sell Mark back the vehicle, but for 300 times what Mark paid for it. The man also wanted Mark to replace the vehicle! Mark choose neither of these options.
  • Mark's 2 sons paid for part of their first vehicles upon getting their driver's license. Mark's oldest son, Sean, purchased an El Camino. Ty bought a 15 year old Volkswagen!
  • Before NCIS, Mark got his start doing the following: He quit law school. He did some construction as a roofer and a framer. He worked for an Ad firm for 4 years, then moved on to National Sales for Adidas (which is why he owns over 100 pairs of sneakers). He is also a former lifeguard. He left his job at Adidas to become an actor.
  • On the set of NCIS he uses a 1972 Airstream he restored himself.

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Movie/Stage/Television
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Title
Role
Dates / Number of Episodes
Episode # and Titles
(If applicable)

Television (Series)
Police Woman
Paul Donin
1975
No Place to Hide (1.17)
Television (Series)
Emergency
Officer Dave Gordon
1975
905-Wild (4.22)
Television (Series)
Adam-12
Officer Gus Corbin 1975
Gus Corbin (7.21)
Television (Series) Delvecchio
1976 Hot Spell (1.09)
Television (Series)
Laverne & Shirley
Victor, Jeep Buyer
1977
Dating Slump (1.09)
Television (Movie)
Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years
Robert Dunlap
1977

Television (Series)
The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
Chip Garvey
1977
Mystery of the Solid Gold Kicker (1.14)
Television (Series) Sam
Officer Mike Breen
1978

Television (Movie)
Getting Married
Howie Lesser
1978

Television (Movie)
Little Mo
Norman Brinker 1978

Television (Mini-series)
Centennial
Captain John McIntosh 1978

Movie
Comes a Horseman
Billy Joe Meynert 1978

Television (Series)
The Love Boat
Doug Bradbury
1979
3 Episodes
Movie
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Larry Simpson
1980

Television (Series)
240-Robert
Deputy Dwayne Thibideaux 1979-1981

Television (Movie)
The Dream Merchants
Johnny Edge
1980

Television (Movie)
Goliath Awaits
Peter Cabot
1981

Television (Series)
Flamingo Road
Senator Fielding Carlyle
1981-1982
37 Episodes
Television (Movie)
Intimate Agony
Tommy
1983

Movie
Tuareg - Il guerrero del desierto Gacel Sayah 1984

Television (Movie)
Prince of Bel Air
Robin Prince
1986

TV (Film)
Deliberate Stranger
Ted Bundy
1986
Based on the true story of serial killer Ted Bundy
Television (Series)
St. Elsewhere
Dr. Robert 'Bobby' Caldwell 1983-1986
70 Episodes
Movie
Let's Get Harry (aka The Rescue)
Harry Burck, Jr.
1986

Television (Series)
Moonlighting
Sam Crawford
1987
4 Episodes
Blonde on Blonde (3.11)
Sam & Dave (3.12)
Maddie's Turn to Cry (3.13)
I am Curious...Maddie (3.14)
Television
Saturday Night Live
Himself
1987
Hosted Episode 12.18
Movie
Summer School
Freddy Schoop
1987

Television (Movie)
After The Promise
Elmer Jackson
1987

Movie
The Presidio
Jay Austin
1988

Movie
Stealing Home
Billy Wyatt
1989

Television(Movie)
Sweet Bird of Youth
Chance Wayne
1989

Movie
Worth Winning
Taylor Worth
1989

Movie
Til There Was You
Frank Flynn
1991

Television (Movie)
Dillinger
John Dillinger
1991

Television (Movie)
Long Road Home
Ertie Robertson 1991

Television
Shadow of a Doubt
Charles
1991

Movie
Cold Heaven
Alex
1992

Television (Film)
Basic Deception
aka Fourth Story
David Shepherd
1991

Television (Series)
Reasonable Doubts
Detective Dicky Cobb
1991-1993
All 43 episodes
Television (Series)
Harts of the West
Rodeo Clown
1993
Right Stuff (1.03)
Movie Wyatt Earp
Johnny Behan 1994

Movie
Natural Born Killers
(Uncredited) Mickey Knox in Wayne Gale's Reconstruction 1994

Television (Movie)
Original Sins (aka Acts of Contrition)
Johnathan Franye 1995

Movie
Magic in the Water
Jack Black
1995

Television (Movie)
The Last Supper
Dominant Male
1995

Television (Series)
Charlie Grace
Charlie Grace
1995
All 5 episodes
Television (Series)
Strangers
Mark
1996
Visit (1.08)
Movie
The First To Go
Jeremy Hampton
1997

Television (Series)
Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Ulysses
1997
Perseverance (2.04)
Television (Movie)
Casualties
Tommy Nance
1997

Television (Mini-Series)
From The Earth To The Moon
Astronaut Walter Schirra
1998

Movie
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Magazine Reporter at Mint 400 1998

Television (Movie)
I'll Remember April
John Cooper
1999

Television (Series)
Chicago Hope
Dr. Jack McNeil
1996-2000
95 Episodes
Television (Movie)
For All Time
Bruce Lattimer
2000

Television (Movie) The Amati Girls Lawrence 2000
Television (Movie) Crossfire Trail
Bruce Barkow
2001

Television (Movie)
And Never Let Her Go
Thomas Capano
2001

Television
The Legend of Tarzan
Bob Markham
2001 (1 episode)
Tarzan and the Outbreak (1.21)
Movie
Local Boys
Jim Wesley
2002

Television
The West Wing
Agent Simon Donovan aka Special Agent Sunshine
(4 episodes)
Enemies Foreign & Domestic (3.19)
The Black Vera Wang (3.20)
We Killed Yamamoto ( 3.21)
Posse Comitatus (3.22)
Television
JAG
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
2003 (2 episodes)
Ice Queen Episode (8.20)
Melt Down Episode (8.21)
Movie
Freaky Friday
Ryan
2003

Movie
Chasing Liberty
President James Foster
2004

Movie
Weather Girl
Dale Waters
2008

Movie
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
Superman (voice)
2010

Television
N.C.I.S. - Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
2003-Present
(Too many to list! - all 7 Seasons so far!)































Awards or Nominations:
Emmy Awards:
  • 2002 - Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Simon Donovan in "The West Wing."
  • 1977 - Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years"
Golden Globe Awards:
  • 1993 - Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama in "Reasonable Doubts."
  • 1992 - Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama in "Reasonable Doubts."
  • 1988 - Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for "After the Promise."
  • 1987 - Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for "The Deliberate Stranger."
Screen Actors Guild Awards:
  • 1998 - Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for "Chicago Hope."
  • 1997 - Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for "Chicago Hope."



Mark Harmon Fan Sites / External Links:
IMDB Biography Sean Harmon FanPage
Mark Harmon Fan Wiki http://www.usanetwork.com/series/ncis/games/trivia/markharmon/ - Let's see how much of a fan you really are with this quiz
Mark Harmon's Profile - CBS Blog Entry: Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Mark Harmon Charity Baseball Event
Mark Harmon FanPage - www.seriouslyharmonized.de

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izzarah what's up with mark harmon's leg? (page: 1 2) 23 Apr 16 2013, 6:35 PM EDT by KathleenPhelan
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i read the news whre he injured his leg, we can see it in one of the Ncis episode. which one?
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I went to school with Mark at UCLA. Please write soon. David O'Malley
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mikejlupo In a World that has lost it's vurtue Gibbs I should say Mark 0 Nov 15 2012, 9:07 AM EST by mikejlupo
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He, Harmon brought it back to the worlds thru T.V.
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