In a recent interview, veteran actor Mark Harmon, 72, revealed a key tidbit that solidified his decision to play the renowned part of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the long-running cr1me drama NCIS.
Harmon revealed that the name “Leroy Jethro Gibbs” in the script piqued his interest and compelled him to insist on maintaining the unique nickname despite early reservations.
Reflecting on his nearly two-decade tenure on the show, Harmon expressed admiration for the unique premise of NCIS and the camaraderie among the cast.
He credited the enduring success of the series to its focus on character development and humor, alongside intriguing cases.
Despite Harmon’s exit from the series in 2021, executive producer Steven D. Binder hinted at a cameo appearance in the future, leaving fans hoping to see Gibbs again.
Reflecting on Harmon’s choice to leave, executive producer Charles Floyd Johnson praised the actor’s commitment to the program while understanding his wish to prioritize family time.
Harmon’s departure marked the end of an era for NCIS, but his legacy as Leroy Jethro Gibbs continues to resonate with fans worldwide.