MARK HARMON fans may be surprised to learn that the NCIS star has several famous relatives; here’s everything you need to know about them.
NCIS season 18 is currently airing on CBS on Tuesday evenings, with Mark Harmon, 69, reprising his role as Leroy Gibbs. However, now that the actor’s wife Pam Dawber has joined the show, many people are wondering if he is related to any other famous people.
Harmon has been a fixture on television since he began his career in 1970.
However, viewers have come to know him best as the quiet NCIS leader Leroy Gibbs over the last two decades.
The actor is currently starring in the 18th season of the show alongside his wife, actress Pam Dawber.
Here’s everything you need to know about the actor’s famous relatives, as well as where you might recognize them from.
Elyse Knox is the mother.
Harmon’s mother was Elyse Knox, a model and actress in Hollywood.
Her most well-known films include The Mummy’s Tomb, Joe Palooka, Champ, and There’s a Girl in My Heart.
Knox was also a pin-up girl during WWII, appearing in the morale-boosting film Follow the Boys.
She met Harmon’s father, Tom Harmon, in 1940, but they did not marry until after he returned from the war in 1944.
She’d already been married once before, to photographer Paul Hesse, but their marriage had ended.
Father – Tom Harmon
Tom Harmon, an American football star who played halfback for the University of Michigan from 1938 to 1940, was his father.
Following that, he joined the United States Army Air Forces, where he served as a pilot and was the sole survivor of a crash that left him wading through the jungle for several days.
Harmon went on to play for the Los Angeles Rams after his valiant military service.
He retired as a player in 1947 and went on to work as a sports broadcaster for NBC, CBS, and KTLA.
Wife – Pam Dawber
Harmon’s wife Dawber is currently a cast member on the 18th season of NCIS.
The star, on the other hand, is a well-known comedian and acclaimed actor in her own right.
She is best known for her role as Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy, which she co-starred in with Robin Williams.
Dawber also appeared in the 1980s sitcom My Sister Sam, but has since retired from acting.
She has been married to Harmon since 1987, and the couple has two sons.
Son – Sean Harmon
One of Harmon’s sons is also an actor who has appeared on NCIS.
Sean Harmon portrayed a younger version of Gibbs in several episodes, including the show’s 400th anniversary special edition.
Sister – Kelly Jean Harmon
Harmon’s sister, Kelly Jean Harmon, has also followed in her family’s footsteps as an actor.
She has appeared in Bay City Blues, Battlestar Galactica, and One Day at a Time, among other shows.
Sister – Sharon Kristin Nelson
Harmon’s other sibling is the late Sharon Kristin Nelson, who d1ed in 2018.
She was an actress, author, and painter who had appeared in films such as Love and Kisses and Liar’s Moon before her d3ath.
She married teen idol Ricky Nelson in 1963, and the couple had four children.
Brother-in-law – Ricky Nelson
Nelson was an American rock ‘n’ roll star who appeared in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet with his family.
He d1ed in a plane crash while on his way to a concert at the age of 45, after a successful music career.
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