NCIS has been running since 2003. Many of our favorite characters have unfortunately left the show. Here’s a look back at some of our favorite NCIS cast members from the show’s early days.
Michael Weatherly starred as Tony DiNozzo. Weatherly’s first acting role was in “Theo’s Final Final,” a 1991 episode of The Cosby Show. He took Theo’s place as his roommate. He also appeared in an episode of the daytime drama Guiding Light that year. Weatherly had a recurring role on the daytime drama Loving in 1992. For 15 episodes, he portrayed Cooper Alden. In The City, Weatherly reprised his role as Cooper Alden. Weatherly is currently starring in the CBS series Bull as the lead character Jason Bull.
Pauley Perrette starred as Abby Sciuto. One of her early acting roles was in “Magical Make-Over,” an ABC Afterschool Special from 1994. Shannon was played by her. She landed a recurring role on the television series Murd3r One in 1996, where she played Gwen until 1997. Following the end of that show, Perrette appeared on a variety of TV shows, including Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, That’s Life, Dawson’s Creek, and Special Unit 2.
From 2003 to 2005, Sasha Alexander portrayed NCIS agent Caitlin “Kate” Todd. Sasha Alexander made her acting debut in the 1997 film Visceral Matter, where she played Karen Chambers. Alexander’s first recurring role was in the 1999 television series Wasteland, where she played Jesse Presser for 13 episodes. Her next appearance was in Dawson’s Creek. From 2000 to 2001, she portrayed Gretchen Witter. Her other television appearances include CSI: Cr1me Scene Investigation, Friends, and Mission: Impossible III.
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From 2005 to 2013, Cote de Pablo portrayed Ziva David. She returned to the show for five episodes from 2019 to 2020. She made her acting debut in a 2000 episode of the television series The $treet as the character Fiona. She had a recurring role in the TV series The Jury in 2004. For ten episodes, she played Marguerite Cisneros. Her other film appearances include The Dovekeepers (2015), The 33 (2015), and Prototype (2015). (2016).
Lauren Holly joined the cast of NCIS in 2005 as Director Jenny Shepard and left in 2015. Holly made her acting debut in the episode “Ewe and Me Babe” of Hill Street Blues in 1984. Carla Walicki was played by her. Holly got her first recurring role on television in Picket Fences, where she played Maxine Stewart from 1992 to 1996. From 1999 to 2000, she starred in Chicago Hope as Dr. Jeremy Hanlon.
Holly made her film debut in the 1985 film Seven Minutes to Heaven, playing the character Lisa. Her other film appearances include Dumb and Dumber, Beautiful Girls, Sabrina, and What Women Want.
From 2017 to 2021, Maria Bello portrayed Jack Sloane. Bello played Eddie in the 1992 film Maintenance, which was one of her first acting roles. Following that, she portrayed a former film student in “That Book by Nabokov,” a 1995 episode of the television series Misery Loves Company.
When Bello joined the show Mr. and Mrs. Smith as a cast regular, she starred in her first television series as a regular. From 1996 to 1997, she portrayed Mrs. Smith. She was cast as Dr. Anna Del Amico on ER the following year, from 1997 to 1998. Other films in which Bello has appeared include Coyote Ugly, Thank You for Smoking, and Grownups 2.
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