‘NCIS’ Star Mark Harmon Was On the Verge of Losing His Iconic Role to This Huge Movie Star

We all adored Mark Harmon’s portrayal of “NCIS” character Leroy Jethro Gibbs. However, Harmon almost didn’t get the part because it was almost given to someone else.

Harmon’s persona Gibbs was a former US Marine Corps Scout Sniper who went on to become a special agent for the Naval Cr1minal Investigative Service (NCIS). Gibbs was a beloved character who fans mourned when he left the show in 2021. It’s difficult to believe Harmon was almost passed over for the role of such an iconic character.

According to IMBd, Harmon nearly lost the role to “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” actor Harrison Ford. According to Hello Magazine, “he was in a bit of a career slump around the time of the series’ conception and was urged to pursue the part by colleagues.” Obviously, that did not happen, and the Gibbs fans know and love is now played by Harmon on “NCIS.”

Fans continue to miss Gibbs and hope for his return to the show. “New pictures of Mark (who seems to be in great health) appeared recently and was taken in July 2022,” one fan tweeted of Harmon. I shared the one I thought was interesting. #AgentGibbs #LeroyJethroGibbs #JethroGibbs #Gibbs #NCIS #MarkHarmon.”

The poster of the Tweet did state that they dislike the way paparazzi photograph celebrities, but they are glad to see Harmon.

Another fan quoted the photo and said something similar. “Thank you for posting it,” they wrote. Not my favorite mo to photograph, but it had been a long time since we had seen anything of him. “I’m relieved that he appears to be in good health.”

Fans Want Gibbs to Return to “NCIS”

Harmon recently revealed the reason for his departure from the show last year. “What has always drawn me here is the character I play and keeping it fresh and challenging,” he said of the role, according to Entertainment Tonight. This character has chosen the path that it has. I thought it was honest and acceptable.”

Harmon stated this in a special featurette on the DVD of the show’s 19th season. Gibbs did state in the previous episode that he would not be returning to D.C. However, Harmon said something else that fans interpret as a hint that he will return. “I’m not retired,” he explained, “and the character, as far as I know, is living in Alaska.”

“NCIS” is currently between seasons, with season 20 set to premiere next month. Fans are eagerly anticipating the new season of the drama.

Season 20 will premiere on CBS on Mondays at 8 p.m. beginning September 19.

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