Mark Harmon

Actor, Director
An all-American leading man with classic good looks, Mark Harmon's easygoing demeanor and graceful maturation eventually led to his settling into an onscreen persona as a world-wise leader of men. A former star ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1951 in Burbank, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

NCIS 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Sandford's Certain Prey 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 1993, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weather Girl 2009 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Liberty 2004 (Movie)

U.S. President James Foster (Actor)

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Local Boys 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amati Girls 2001 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

The 26th Annual People's Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The First to Go 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

I'll Remember April 1999 (Movie)

Duke's Dad (Actor)

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Magazine Reporter at Mint 400 (Actor)

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Casualties 1996 (Movie)

Tommy Nance (Actor)

Charlie Grace 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strangers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Supper 1996 (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

Magic in the Water 1995 (Movie)

Jack Black (Actor)

Original Sins 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Sheriff Johnny Behan (Actor)

Cold Heaven 1992 (Movie)

Dr Alex Davenport (Actor)

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dillinger 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow of a Doubt 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Till There Was You 1991 (Movie)

Frank Flynn (Actor)

Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Worth Winning 1989 (Movie)

Taylor Worth (Actor)

Dear America: Letters Homes From Vietnam 1988 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Stealing Home 1988 (Movie)

Billy Wyatt (Actor)

The Presidio 1988 (Movie)

Jay Austin (Actor)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

Freddy Shoop (Actor)

Let's Get Harry 1986 (Movie)

Harry Burck (Actor)

Prince of Bel-Air 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XI 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 (Movie)

Larry Simpson (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

Billy Joe Meynert (Actor)

Sam 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Sam 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

After the Promise (TV Show)

Actor

And Never Let Her Go (TV Show)

Actor

Centennial (TV Show)

Actor

Flamingo Road (TV Show)

Actor

For All Time (TV Show)

Actor

Fourth Story (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Married (TV Show)

Actor

Goliath Awaits (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Agony (TV Show)

Actor

Little Mo (TV Show)

Actor

Long Road Home (TV Show)

Actor

The Deliberate Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

Actor

The UCLA Dynasty (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Lights (TV Show)

Interviewee
Producer (1)

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Boston Public 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

An all-American leading man with classic good looks, Mark Harmon's easygoing demeanor and graceful maturation eventually led to his settling into an onscreen persona as a world-wise leader of men. A former star quarterback at UCLA, Harmon began acting in the mid-1970s, landing roles on various television series and in the occasional feature film prior to landing the plum role of Dr. Robert Caldwell on the acclaimed medical drama "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88). Initially St. Eligius' resident ladies man, Harmon took a tremendous career risk when Caldwell later became the first main character on network television to be diagnosed with AIDS. The actor's calculated risks continued to pay off when he earned kudos for his portrayal of serial killer Ted Bundy in "The Deliberate Stranger" (NBC, 1986), only to be dubbed "The Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine. Efforts to parlay Harmon's popularity into success on the big screen yielded the moderately popular comedy "Summer School" (1987), although more serious offerings, such as the actioner "The Presidio"(1988) and the little-seen drama "Stealing Home" (1988) failed to lift him to movie star status. Television provided far more fertile ground of Harmon, who, after returning to familiar territory for four seasons on the medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000) landed the biggest hit of his career as the star of the popular crime drama "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ). An enduring television presence for more than 30 years, Harmon's timeless appeal was undeniable.

Relationships

Pam Dawber Actor

Wife
Married March 21, 1987

Sean Harmon

Son
Born April 25, 1988; mother, Pam Dawber

Tom Harmon Actor

Father
Born Sept. 28, 1919 Died of a heart attack March 15, 1990

Ty Harmon

Son
Born June 25, 1992; mother Pam Dawber

Kelly Harmon Actor

Sister
Born Nov. 9, 1948

Kristen Harmon Actor

Sister
Born June 25, 1945; was married to Ricky Nelson from 1963-82

Sean Harmon Actor

Son
Born April 25, 1988; mother, Pam Dawber Played young version of father's character on "NCIS" (CBS)

Elyse Knox Actor

Mother
Born Dec. 14, 1917 Died Feb. 16, 2012

Sam Nelson

Nephew
Harmon was in custody fight with sister Kris for Sam in late 80s; Harmon and wife Pam Dawber claimed that Kris was recovering from abuse problems and unable to care for son

Gunnar Nelson Actor

Nephew

Matthew Nelson Actor

Nephew

Tracy Nelson Actor

Niece

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1974
was quarterback on football team for the 1972 and 73 seasons

Milestones

2004

Starred as the U.S. President in the comedy "Chasing Liberty"

2003

Played the fiance' to Jamie Lee Curtis' character in "Freaky Friday"

2003

Cast as Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the naval-themed CBS crime drama, "NCIS"

2000

Cast in the Anne DeSalvo drama "The Amati Girls"

1999

Featured in the family drama "I'll Remember April," which starred Haley Joel Osment

1998

Had a memorable cameo in the feature "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"

1996

Joined the cast of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope"

1995

Starred in and produced the short-lived ABC detective series "Charlie Grace"

1989

Starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in a TV remake of "Sweet Bird of Youth" (NBC)

1987

Played recurring role of Sam Crawford, suitor to Maddie Hayes (Cybill Shepherd) in the ABC comedy-drama "Moonlighting"

1987

First leading role in a feature film, "Summer School"

1986

Named PEOPLE magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive"

1986

Played image-changing role of serial killer Ted Bundy in the two-part NBC TV-movie "The Deliberate Stanger"

1979

Co-starred in the ABC series "240 Robert"

1978

Feature film debut in "Comes a Horseman"

1978

Starred in the CBS drama series "Sam", as the human half of a man-dog police team

1978

TV miniseries debut, "Centennial" (NBC)

1977

earned Emmy nomination for TV-movie debut as a crippled soldier in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (ABC)

1974

TV acting debut in the syndicated "Ozzie's Girls"

Played Fielding Carlyle on the NBC primetime soap "Flamingo Road"

Co-starred with Marlee Matlin in the NBC series "Reasonable Doubts"

Played Dr. Robert Caldwell on the popular, hospital-set NBC drama, "St. Elsewhere"

Bonus Trivia

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Harmon made headlines in January 1996 when he rescued two teenagers from a burning car near his Brentwood, CA home.

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On October 14, 1999, Harmon made broadcast television history when he uttered one of the seven words which the FCC had formerly ruled couldn't be said on the small screen.

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