Mark Harmon, 62, dishes out on costars, and it’s eleven season . Harmon star plays (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) on the hit show NCIS. Last season the show received eighteen point five million viewers, making it one of the highest shows.
“We’ve been successful so far,” says series star Mark Harmon with some understatement, “and we keep finding ways to grow it.”
Harmon is the main star, portraying tormented but intrepid Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Special Agent in Charge of the military’s Major Case Response Team. He is joined by cast members Michael Weatherly (NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo), David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard) and the wildly popular Pauley Perrette (as Goth lab rat Abby Sciuto).
“There’s four of us who were there in the beginning, plus pretty much 90 percent of our crew,” says Harmon, citing the stability of the show’s production team as one key reason for its continued robustness.
Granted, there have been comings and goings. This summer, “NCIS” fans were shocked to learn that Cote de Pablo was exiting after eight seasons. The new season’s first two episodes give her character, Special Agent Ziva David, a dramatic send-off.
“We wish Cote well,” says Harmon. “But for those of us still here, it’s all about moving on: ‘This is what we’ve got, and we’re going to find a way to make it even better.’
“eI’m not trying to shuck off our success, because it’s all earned, every bit of it. By a lot of people.”