Brian Dietzen

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 first screen roles ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1977 in Barrington, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

NCIS 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Congratulations 2011 (Movie)

Jim Riley (Actor)

Past Life 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

From Justin to Kelly 2003 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

One on One 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Congratulations 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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 first screen roles while in his mid-twenties. After appearing on the short-lived comedy show "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" (The WB, 2002), Dietzen made his feature debut in the universally panned "American Idol" spin-off "From Justin to Kelly" (2003). These career setbacks swiftly receded, however, when he was cast in 2004 in the recurring part of nerdy technician Jimmy Palmer on "NCIS." While Dietzen occasionally moonlights in low-budget films, "NCIS" has remained his main focus, let him develop his slightly awkward character over numerous seasons on the consistently popular series.

EDUCATION

University of Colorado at Boulder

Milestones

2013

Promoted to a regular on "NCIS"

2012

Co-wrote, produced and appeared in "Congratulations"

2004

Joined the cast of "NCIS"

2003

Featured in "From Justin to Kelly"

2002

Appeared in the sitcom "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star"

Bonus Trivia

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"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

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He has appeared in more than 130 episodes of "NCIS."

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Dietzen volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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