American actor Brian Dietzen is renowned for his long-running role on the military procedural drama "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ). A native of the Midwest, he got his start in theater productions and won his f...
Barrington, Illinois, USA
|NCIS||2013 2002 - 2013||Actor||Jimmy Palmer||20137|
|Past Life||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Cole||20097|
|Perception||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||Mark Leighton||20137|
|From Justin to Kelly||2003||Actor||Eddie||20037|
|My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star||2001 2000 - 2001||Actor||Owen||20017|
|Boston Public||2003 1999 - 2003||Actor||David Caplan||20037|
|Co-wrote, produced and appeared in "Congratulations"|
|Promoted to a regular on "NCIS"|
|Featured in "From Justin to Kelly"|
|Joined the cast of "NCIS"|
|Appeared in the sitcom "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star"|
Born in suburban Illinois, Dietzen studied drama in the acting program at the University of Colorado at Boulder and gained stage experience before auditioning for television parts. In 2002, he joined the cast of the sitcom "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" as Owen, drummer of the show's fictional band, but the plug was quickly pulled. While appearing in the feature musical "From Justin to Kelly" likely seemed like a good opportunity at the time, the critical backlash against the movie was fierce, and Dietzen had to soldier on. His persistence soon paid off, however, since he landed a recurring gig on "NCIS." Cast as Jimmy Palmer, the bookish assistant to medical examiner Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum), Dietzen gradually became more of a presence on the naval crime drama. With the weekly series keeping him busy, he worked on other productions from time to time, including "Congratulations" (2012), an indie film that he co-wrote and starred in, and a guest spot on the mystery series "Perception" (TNT, 2012- ). In 2012, with more than 100 "NCIS" episodes under his belt, he was promoted to a series regular.
|University of Colorado at Boulder|
|"My character has gotten a lot of good ropes in the last year or two and the end of last season. Jimmy got married, which was a far cry from the Jimmy Palmer who premiered at the end of season one where he good barely put two words together because he was so nervous around all the super hero crime solvers. He was a very nervous type of guy but I think in the last couple of years he has come out on his own and get a little bit more responsibility on the team and wants to step up and be a bigger part of it and this season has shown that." -- from Starpulse, June 23, 2012|
|He has appeared in more than 130 episodes of "NCIS."|
|Dietzen volunteers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.|
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