NCIS 문자 목록 - List of NCIS characters
NCIS 는 미 해군 및 해병대 와관련된 범죄를 수사하는 해군 범죄 수사 국 의 특수 요원 으로 구성된 가상의 팀을 중심으로 진행되는 미국 경찰 절차 텔레비전 시리즈입니다. 시리즈는에 의해 생성 된 도널드 벨리 사 리오 와 돈 맥길 A와 백도어 파일럿 시즌 여덟 에피소드 "로 얼음 여왕 '과' 붕괴 의" JAG . 이 시리즈는 2003 년 9 월 23 일에 앙상블 출연진으로 초연되었습니다. Mark Harmon , Sasha Alexander ,Michael Weatherly , Pauley Perrette , David McCallum , Sean Murray , Cote de Pablo , Lauren Holly , Rocky Carroll , Brian Dietzen , Emily Wickersham , Wilmer Valderrama , Jennifer Esposito , Duane Henry , Maria Bello , Diona Reasonover .
|마크 하몬||르로이 제트로 깁스||미디엄|
|마이클 웨슬리||Anthony "Tony"DiNozzo Jr.||미디엄|
|로빈 라이블리||비비안 블랙가 더||미디엄|
|폴리 페레 트||Abigail "Abby"Sciuto||미디엄|
|데이비드 맥 칼럼||Donald "Ducky"Mallard||미디엄|
|사샤 알렉산더||케이틀린 "케이트"토드||미디엄||지||G [a]||G [b]|
|션 머레이||티모시 "팀"맥기||아르 자형||미디엄|
|코트 드 파블로||지바 데이비드||M [c]||지||아르 자형|
|로렌 홀리||제니 셰퍼드||M [d]||G [e]||G [f]|
|록키 캐롤||레온 반스||아르 자형||미디엄|
|브라이언 디첸||제임스 "지미"팔머||아르 자형||그대로 [g]||미디엄|
|에밀리 위 커샴||엘리노어 "엘리"비숍||M [h]|
|윌머 발데라마||니콜라스 "닉"토레스||미디엄|
|제니퍼 에스포지토||알렉산드라 "알렉스"퀸||미디엄|
|듀안 헨리||클레이튼 리브스||지||미디엄|
|마리아 벨로||재클린 슬론||M [i]|
|Diona Reasonover||케이시 하인즈||아르 자형||미디엄|
- 사샤 알렉산더는이전 시즌에서 삭제 된 장면을 통해 " 남자가 술집으로 걸어 ... "에등장했습니다. 그녀는 또한이 에피소드를 위해 특별히 보이스 오버를 녹음했습니다. 그녀는 나중에시즌 2 에피소드 " SWAK "에서 디지털 조작 된 CGI 영상을 사용하여" Life Before His Eyes "에출연했습니다.
- Sasha Alexander는 에피소드 " House Rules "와 " The Lost Boys "에서 시즌 1 에피소드 " Reveille "에서 가져온 디지털 조작 된 CGI 영상을 사용하여플래시백에 출연했습니다.
- 코트 드 파블로는 " 실버 전쟁 "(3.04)에서 " 과거, 현재, 미래 "(11.02)까지 "주연"으로 평가됩니다. " Kill Ari "(3.01 및 3.02)에서 그녀는 "Guest Starring"으로 평가됩니다.
- Lauren Holly는 " Frame Up "(3.09)에서 " Judgement Day (Part II) (5.19) 까지 "에서 "Starring"으로 지정되었습니다. " Kill Ari "(3.01)에서 " Under Covers "(3.08)까지 그녀는 " 그녀가 출연하는 에피소드에서 게스트 출연 ".
- Lauren Holly는플래시백을 통해시즌 8의 " A Man Walks Into a Bar ... "에출연했으며, 시즌 9의 " Life Before His Eyes "에서는 시즌 5 에피소드 " Judgement Day "에서 디지털 조작 된 CGI 영상을 사용했습니다.
- Lauren Holly는 에피소드 " House Rules "및 " Check "내의 회상으로 나타났습니다. 그녀는 또한시즌 5 에피소드 " Judgement Day "에서 디지털 조작 된 CGI 영상을 사용하여에피소드 " The Lost Boys "에출연했습니다.
- 시즌 6 ~ 9에서 "또한 주연"으로 인정 받았지만, Brian Dietzen은 CBS의 게스트 캐스팅으로 취급되었습니다.   
- Emily Wickersham은 " Kill Chain "(11.12) 이후부터"Starring"으로 인정됩니다. " Gut Check "(11.09)에서 " Homesick "(11.11)까지 그녀는 출연하는 에피소드에서 "Guest Starring"으로 평가됩니다.
- Maria Bello는 " Fake It 'Til You Make It "(15.05) 이후부터"주연"으로 인정됩니다. " Skeleton Crew "(15.04)에서 그녀는 "Special Guest Star"로 지정됩니다.
|캐스트||캐릭터||순위 / 위치||계절||첫 번째 에피소드||마지막 에피소드||
의 번호 |
|마크 하몬||르로이 제트로 깁스||감독 특수 요원||1-||" Yankee White " (1.01)||400|
|사샤 알렉산더||케이틀린 "케이트"토드||특수 요원||1 ~ 2||3, 8–9, 12||" 로스트 보이즈 " (12.23)||51|
|마이클 웨슬리||앤서니 "토니"디 노조||선임 현장 요원||1 ~ 13||" 가족 우선 " (13.24)||306|
|폴리 페레 트||Abigail "Abby"Sciuto||법의학 전문가||1 ~ 15||" 두 걸음 뒤로 " (15.22)||354|
|데이비드 맥 칼럼||Donald "Ducky"Mallard||의료 검진자 / 프로파일 러 / 역사가||1-||400||[ㅏ]|
|션 머레이||티모시 "팀"맥기||선임 현장 요원||2–||1||" Sub Rosa " (1.07)||385||[비]|
|코트 드 파블로||지바 데이비드||특수 요원||3 ~ 11||17||3, 16||" Kill Ari (파트 I) " (3.01)||" 바람 속에서 " (17.11)||194||[씨]|
|로렌 홀리||제니 셰퍼드||감독||3 ~ 5||삼||9, 12||" 로스트 보이즈 " (12.23)||65|
|록키 캐롤||레온 반스||감독||6–||5||" 내부 업무 " (5.14)||292||[디]|
|브라이언 디첸||제임스 "지미"팔머||검시관||10–||1 ~ 9||" 분할 결정 " (1.21)||301||[이자형]|
|에밀리 위 커샴||엘리노어 "엘리"비숍||특수 요원||11–||11||" Gut Check " (11.09)||158|
|윌머 발데라마||니콜라스 "닉"토레스||특수 요원||14–||" Rogue " (14.01)||94|
|제니퍼 에스포지토||알렉산드라 "알렉스"퀸||특수 요원||14||" 랑데부 " (14.24)||24|
|듀안 헨리||클레이튼 리브스||MI6 장교||14 ~ 15||13||" Dead Letter " (13.23)||" 두 걸음 뒤로 " (15.22)||47|
|마리아 벨로||재클린 "잭"슬론||심리학자, 특수 요원||15–||15||" Skeleton Crew " (15.04)||67|
|Diona Reasonover||케이시 하인즈||법의학 전문가||16–||15||" 한 사람의 쓰레기 " (15.17)||49|
- Duckey Mallard는 시즌 1-16 동안 의료 검진 관이었습니다.
- Timothy McGee는 시즌 2-13 동안 특수 요원이었습니다.
- Ziva David는 시즌 3–6 동안 Mossad 장교였습니다.
- Leon Vance는 시즌 5 동안 조감독이었습니다.
- Jimmy Palmer는 1-14 시즌 동안 보조 의료 검사관이었습니다.
주연 및 캐릭터
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감독 특수 요원 Leroy Jethro Gibbs ( Mark Harmon )는 Pennsylvania 주 Stillwater에서 Jackson과 Ann Gibbs 사이 에서 태어났습니다 . 그는 1976 년 해병대 에 입대 하여 스카우트 스나이퍼 가되었습니다 . 에서 봉사 후 파나마 와 이라크 ,  그는의 계급과 해병대에서 은퇴 특무 상사. 그는 1991 년 아내 섀넌과 외동 딸 켈리가 살해 된 후 NCIS가 된 NIS에 합류했습니다. 그는 나중에 멕시코로 여행하여 마약상을 살해했습니다. 그 이후로 그는 세 번 결혼하고 이혼했으며, 마지막 이혼 이후 많은 연애 관계를 맺었지만 독신입니다.
Gibbs는 현장 요원 Timothy McGee, Ellie Bishop 및 Nick Torres로 구성된 MCRT (Major Case Response Team)를 이끌고 있으며, 의료 검사관 Jimmy Palmer 박사, 심리학자 및 NCIS 요원 Jack Sloane, 법의학 과학자 Kasie Hines가 지원하며 때로는 도움을받습니다. 그의 좋은 친구이자 전 검시관 인 Ducky Mallard의 에피소드 " Bête Noire "에서 Gibbs는 테러리스트 Ari Haswari와 대면하여 그를 죽이려하지만 실패합니다. Ari를 찾는 것은 나중에 Ari가 시즌 2 피날레 인 " Twilight "에서 Gibbs와 DiNozzo 앞에서 원래 팀원 Kate Todd를 쏘고 죽인 후 Gibbs에 대한 집착이됩니다.". Gibbs는 종종 자신의 팀 (특히, DiNozzo for rambling 또는 McGee가 기술적 인 낭만에 빠진 경우)을 머리 뒤쪽에 두드려 좌절감을 나타냅니다. 이는 나중에 팀원간에 공유되며"headslap "또는 "Gibbs-slap". 그는 DiNozzo가 에이전시를 떠난 이후로 시즌 14와 그 이후로이 일을 대부분 중단했습니다. McGee가 새로운 시니어 필드 에이전트이자 DiNozzo의 후계자 나 새로운 에이전트 Nick Torres와 함께하지 않았으며, 종종 DiNozzo의 행동의 변형을 보여줍니다. 그는 이전에 그의 헤드 슬랩을 "얻었다".
Gibbs는 종종 그의 지하실 건물 보트에 등장하는데, 그중 하나는 딸의 이름을, 다른 하나는 전 부인의 이름을 딴 것입니다. 에피소드 " Blowback "에서 "ARES"에 대한 비행기에서 "Goliath"와 마주했을 때 Gibbs는 자신이 처녀 자리 임을 밝힙니다 . 그는 " 히아 투스 " 에서 증명 된 바와 같이, 1,200 야드에서 그의 가족의 살인자의 장거리 헤드 샷을 회상하며 움직이는 차량을 운전하고 있었고 " 위험 "에서 그가 유괴범을 자동차 트렁크 안에 무릎을 꿇고 왼손으로 찍은 이마에 매우 빠른 샷. " 진실 또는 결과"Gibbs는 DiNozzo와 McGee가 Ziva를 찾다 붙잡힌 후 테러리스트 감방의 리더를 쏘아 팀 전체를 구합니다.
Gibbs는 대부분의 팀원, 특히 Abby Sciuto와 아버지의 관계를 발전 시켰습니다. " 두 걸음 뒤로 " 에서 떠났을 때 그녀 는이 때문에 그에게 직접 작별 인사를하지 않고 대신 편지로 떠나는 이유를 표현했다. 그는 또한 지바, 토니, 맥기, 비숍에 대한 아버지의 애정을 여러 차례 보여 주었다. 예를 들면 다음과 같습니다. DiNozzo를 그의 아버지로부터 방어하고 그의 수석 에이전트를 " Flesh and Blood " 에서 "그가 함께 일했던 최고의 젊은 에이전트"라고 부르는 것 ; " Safe Harbor " 에서 Ziva "kid"라고 부르기 ; McGee가 Delilah와 결혼했을 때 " Something Blue " 에서 Shannon과의 결혼식 당일 아버지가 준 시계를 McGee에게주었습니다 ."그녀의 결혼 생활이 끝날 때까지 도와주기 위해.
화면에서 Gibbs의 가장 오래 지속되는 관계 중 하나는 Tobias Fornell과의 우정입니다. 두 사람은 쇼가 시작되기 전부터 서로를 알고 있었고 Fornell이 Gibbs의 두 번째 전처 인 Diane과 결혼하려고 할 때 서로를 알게되었습니다. Gibbs는 Diane이 그를 떠나 그의 계좌를 약탈 할 것이라고 Fornell에게 경고했습니다. 쇼가 진행되는 동안 Fornell과 Gibbs는 종종 머리를 맞대었지만 시간이 지남에 따라 우정이 너무 강해져 Gibbs가 법정 증언을 통해 " Burden of Proof " 에서 FBI 요원으로서 Fornell의 경력을 마친 후에도 두 사람은 서로를 용서할 수 있었고 다시 불을 붙입니다. " Daughters "에서 Fornell은 Gibbs가 Fornell과 Diane의 사건을 맡도록 강요합니다.
"Daughters"의 끝에서 Gibbs는 " Dead Letter " 에서 그녀의 농가가 미사일에 맞아 죽었다고 믿었던 Ziva를 방문합니다 . 지바와 지바는 지바가 그들과 합류하도록 강요하기 위해 깁스를 죽이려는 테러리스트 그룹에서 도망 치는 동안 지바는 깁스가 명백한 죽음 이후에 그녀를 찾지 않는다고 깁스와 마주한다. 그는 나중에 " Into the Light " 에서 그녀에게 그녀를 찾는 것이 두려워서 그녀가 정말로 죽었다는 사실을 알게된다고 인정합니다 (그는 나중에 슬론에게 반복되는 감정).
Gibbs와 Sloane의 관계는 나머지 팀과의 관계와 다릅니다. 두 사람은 친구이지만 다른 팀원, 가장 공개적으로 Torres는 두 사람이 "일"이 있다고 언급했습니다. " What Child Is This? "에서 두 사람은 공개적으로 껴안는 것처럼 보이는 지점에 매우 근접한 것으로 나타났습니다. 그러나 이것은 어디로도 이끌지 않았고, Sloane은 " Going Mobile " 에서 한탄했습니다 . 그 에피소드는 Gibbs가 에피소드 초반에 존재하지 않는 "물건" "방 안의 코끼리"라고 부르는 것과 관련하여 그녀의 로르 샤흐 테스트 그림을 코끼리 그림으로 대체하는 것으로 끝납니다.
Harmon은 NCIS의 모든 에피소드에 등장하는 유일한 배우 입니다.
특수 요원 케이틀린 "케이트"토드 ( 사샤 알렉산더 )는 에피소드 " 양키 화이트 " 에 처음 등장한다 . Todd는 전 비밀 요원으로 Gibbs가 Air Force One 에서 살인 사건을 해결하는 데 성공적으로 도움을 준 후 채용했습니다 . 그녀는 팀의 모든 사람들과 잘 어울리 며 특히 문신을하도록 설득하는 Ducky 및 Abby와 친해집니다. 그러나 Todd와 DiNozzo의 관계는 더 적대적이며 다른 무엇보다 형제와 비슷합니다. Tony는 자신의 행동이 매우 비전문적이라고 몇 번이나 지적하더라도 그녀와 자주 바람을 피우고 때로는 개인 소지품을 살펴 봅니다. 동시에 Kate는 DiNozzo를 위해 그녀의 목숨을 걸고 자신이 주위에 있지 않으면 인생이 훨씬 덜 흥미로울 것이라고 인정합니다.
사샤 알렉산더가 쇼를 떠나기로 결정한 후, 토드는 깁스에 대한 테러리스트의 집착에 부수적 인 피해를 입힌 아리 하스 와리에 의해 임무 라인 (에피소드 " 트와 일 라잇 " 이 끝날 때)에서 살해됩니다 .  그녀는 "케이트"라는 별명을 가진 저격 용 라이플 (Bravo 51) 모델에서 발사 된 고독한 총알로 아리에게 총에 맞아 죽는다. 그녀는 NCIS에서 Ziva David로 대체되었습니다. 
안토니 디 노조
선임 현장 특수 요원 Anthony D. "Tony"DiNozzo Jr. ( Michael Weatherly )는 볼티모어 , 필라델피아 및 피오리아 경찰서 의 전직 살인 형사입니다 . Gibbs와 마찬가지로 그는 과학적 방법과 기술 용어에 대해 인내심이 제한적입니다. DiNozzo는 그의 끝없는 영화 참조로 유명합니다. Ziva 는 그의 죽어가는 말이 "나는이 영화를 봤다"가 될 것이라고 주장한다.
그는 체육 전공 으로 오하이오 주립 대학에 다녔으며 1989 년에 "알파 치 델타"형제회 회원이었습니다. Abby에 따르면 DiNozzo는 대학생 대학 농구를하면서 "오하이오 주립 대학의 핵심을 뛰었습니다"라고합니다. 시즌 3 에피소드 " Kill Ari (Part I) "에서 그가 부유 한 가정에서 태어 났지만 그의 아버지 Anthony DiNozzo Sr ( 로버트 와그너 가 연기하고 TV에서 웨더 리가 연기했다) 영화). DiNozzo의 어머니는 지나치게 보호 적이었고 그녀는 "그가 10 살이 될 때까지 그를 선원처럼 입혔다". ( " 프레임 위로 ")
DiNozzo는 바람둥이이며 동료들에게 장난을 치는 것을 좋아하며 때로는 경계를 거의 존중하지 않습니다. 시즌 4가 진행되는 동안 그는 제니 셰퍼드 감독이 이끄는 비밀 임무를 맡고 있으며, 핵심 임무는 딸의 남자 친구로 가장하여 무기 딜러 La Grenouille을 찾는 것이지만 결국 그녀와 사랑에 빠지게됩니다. 에피소드 " 녹아웃 "에서 그는 자신이 여성들과 잘 지내지 못하고 있으며 여전히 쟌느 베누아와의 관계로 인해 상처 받고 있음을 드러낸다.
Tony와 Ziva 사이에는 많은 낭만적 인 긴장이 있습니다. 그의 플레이 보이 매너와 가벼운 성격에도 불구하고 DiNozzo는 종종 매우 예리한 모습을 보여줍니다. 그는 모사드 감독 엘리 데이비드가 자신이 리브 킨과 지바에게 NCIS를 감시하도록 명령했다고 인정하도록 설득 할 수 있습니다. 그는 시즌 5 피날레 " Judgement Day " 에서 에이전트 Afloat로 재배치되고 " Agent Afloat " 에피소드에서 메이저 케이스 대응 팀으로 다시 이적되었습니다 .  시즌 9 피날레 인 " Till Death Do Us Part "에서 NCIS 본사에서 폭탄 폭발이 발생합니다. Tony와 Ziva는 엘리베이터를 타고 있습니다. 둘 다 엘리베이터에서 구출되어 시련에서 살아남습니다.
13 시즌에 DiNozzo는 명백한 죽음을 알게 된 후 Ziva에 대한 사랑을 고백하고 두 사람에게는 Tali라는 아이가 있음이 밝혀졌습니다. 그는 답을 찾기 위해 이스라엘로, 지바가 파리를 사랑했기 때문에 파리로 여행하기 위해 NCIS를 떠납니다. 시즌 14에서 Tali와 Tony는 파리를 너무 좋아하여 무기한으로 머물 것입니다. 시즌 16에서는 지바가 실제로 살아 있고 그녀를 죽이려는 여성으로부터 토니와 탈리를 보호하기 위해 숨어 있었다는 것이 밝혀졌으며, 시즌 17에서는 토니가 NCIS를 떠난 후 지바를 발견하고 자신이 살아있다. 그녀에 대한 위협이 제거되면 Ziva는 Tony와 Tali와 재결합하기 위해 파리로 돌아갑니다.
시즌 13 에피소드 "Family First"로 출발하기 전에 Michael Weatherly는 시즌 13의 "Homefront"를 제외한 모든 에피소드에 출연했습니다.
애비 사이 우토
Abigail "Abby"Sciuto ( Paley Perrette )는 원래 루이지애나 주 Jefferson Parish 에서 온 NCIS 의 법의학 전문가입니다 . 에피소드 " Seadog " 에서 알 수 있듯이 , 그녀는 청각 장애 부모의 입양 된 자녀이지만, 그녀가 친형제 (시즌 10에서 다시 연결)가 있다는 것을 알게 된 시즌 9까지 입양 된 사실을 알지 못합니다. 그녀는 고딕 스타일의 드레스 (자신을 "Goth"라고 생각하지는 않지만)와 가상의 고 카페인 음료 "Caf-Pow!" 에 대한 중독으로 유명합니다 . NCIS의 전 이사 인 Jenny Shepard에 따르면 "Energizer Abby"라는 별명을 얻었습니다.
애비는 남은 두 친구로 끝나는 시즌 1 에피소드 " Reveille " 에서 본 특수 요원 McGee와 짧은 성관계를 맺고 있습니다. 그녀는 팀에서 가장 활동적이고 다정한 사람으로, 쉽게 산만해질 수 있지만 종종 모든 사람을 껴안고 빠르게 이야기합니다. 그녀는 Gibbs와 자유롭게 대화 할 수있는 몇 안되는 사람 중 한 명이며, 정보를 얻기 위해 그녀의 실험실을 방문 할 때 종종 Caf-Pows를 가져옵니다. 그녀와 Gibbs는 모두 수화에 능통 합니다 . 그녀는 쇼에 자주 등장하는 Bert라는 박제 하마를 가지고 있으며 다른 긴장된 상황에서 방귀로 만화를 구호합니다.
Abby는 독실한 로마 가톨릭 신자 이며 그녀의 취미에는 수녀들 과 함께 볼링 팀 에 참여하고, 궁핍 한 사람들을위한 집을 짓는 것을 돕고, 컴퓨터 게임 을하는 등의 취미가 있습니다 . 그녀는 관에서 잠을 자고 DiNozzo에 따르면 "당신이 만날 수있는 가장 행복한 고트"라고 말합니다.  시즌 9 피날레 인 " Till Death Do Us Part "에서 NCIS 본부에서 폭탄 폭발이 발생합니다. Gibbs가 Abby를 실험실 바닥에 대고 있습니다. 에피소드 " 극단적 인 편견 "에서는 그녀가 생존하고 육체적으로 무해한 것으로 드러났다.
2017 년, Perrette는 시즌 15가 끝나면 쇼를 떠날 것이라고 밝혔다. 
시즌 15 후반에 MI6 요원 클레이튼 리브스가 살해 당하다. 그녀는 그 시도로 부상을 입었지만 회복하고 나중에 그녀를 고백하기를 원하는 남자를 강요합니다. 그 후 그녀는 은퇴 후 추구 할 계획 인 리브스의 어머니를 기리기 위해 영국에서 자선 단체를 시작하기 위해 NCIS에서 사임합니다.
시즌 15 에피소드 "Two Steps Back"에서 그녀가 출발하기 전에 Pauley Perrette는 모든 에피소드에 출연했습니다.
Donald "Ducky"Mallard 박사
|도널드 청둥 오리|
"아이스 퀸"( JAG ) |
"Yankee White"( NCIS )
|작성자||Donald P. Bellisario , Don McGill|
|연기자|| David McCallum |
Adam Campbell (젊은)
수석 의료 심사관 (Ret. 2019) |
NCIS 역사가 (2019–)
|입회||해군 범죄 수사 서비스|
Joseph Mallard (아버지, 사망) |
Victoria Mallard (어머니, 사망)
Lorraine Mallard (전 계모)
Nicholas Mallard (이복 형제)
박사 도널드 반장님 "오리"청둥 오리, DHL (여보.) [ 필요한 설명 ] ( 데이비드 매 컬럼은 ) 최고였다 검시관 에서 NCIS 깁스의 오랜 친구. 그는 수석 검시 관직을 그만두고 시즌 16에서 NCIS 역사가가되었습니다. NCIS 팀이 그를 부르는 그의 별명 "Ducky"는 그의 성 Mallard 에 대한 연극입니다 . 그가 어렸을 때 그는 "Donnie"로 갔다.  청둥 오리는 스코틀랜드 태생입니다.  그의 휴대폰 벨소리에는 " Scotland the Brave "를 연주하는 백파이프가 있습니다.
청둥 오리는 고인에게 자주 이야기하고 ( "그들의 몸은 나에게 많은 것을 말해줍니다. 보답하는 데 도움이됩니다"  ), 오랜 개인적인 기억이나 역사적 기록을 가지고 살아가는 사람들에게 자주 울부 짖는 친절하지만 편심 한 성격입니다 . " 진실 또는 결과 "에서 DiNozzo는 "때로는 그의 머리가 그의 입에 직접 연결되어 있습니다."라고 말합니다. 그는 동료를 이름이나 성 (Abby Sciuto의 경우 "Abigail", 그의 조수 Jimmy Palmer의 경우 "Mr. Palmer"등)으로 성으로 부르며, 직함으로 Jenny Shepard와 Leon Vance를 부릅니다. "감독". 그는 자신이 종교인이 아니라고 말했습니다.
아프가니스탄에있는 동안 Ducky 는 Jalozai 에서 CIA 심문 프로그램을 우연히 발견했습니다.정보 목적으로 아프간 난민들을 고문했던 마르신 제릭 (Pain)이 운영하는 파키스탄 국경의 난민 캠프. Ducky는 Pain 씨에게 고문을당하는 청년 Javid를 통해 프로그램에 대해 알게되었을 때 Javid와 다른 여러 수감자들에게 모르핀을 치명적으로 주사하여 느리고 고통스러운 죽음에서 그들을 구했습니다. Javid의 여동생이 범죄 현장에서 Ducky를 공격했을 때 이야기가 다시 떠 올랐고 Ducky는 전쟁 범죄로 아프간 정부에 의해 조사되어야했습니다. 그러나 그는 아프간 대사관에서 Pain 씨를 만났을 때 결백 한 것으로 밝혀졌습니다. Pain 씨는 Javid가 결백하다는 것을 알고 있었고 그가 그를 고문하는 유일한 이유는 Ducky를 깨뜨려 죄수에게 모르핀 주사를주는 것을 막는 것임을 알았습니다. 고통은 체포되었고 재판을 위해 아프간 정부에 넘겨졌습니다. 하나,
그는 1992 년 12 월 NCIS에 입사했습니다.  Ducky와 Gibbs는 수년 동안 함께 일해 왔으며 Ducky는 Gibbs의 가장 친한 친구입니다. 그의 대부분의 시간은 부검과 범죄 현장에 보내지 지만 그는 " Blowback " 에서 중요한 잠복 임무로 보내집니다 . Ducky는 Gibbs가 부르는 것처럼 사람을 읽을 수있는 "두 번째 재능"을 가지고 있으며, 심리학을 공부함으로써 시즌 4에서 확장됩니다. 실제 신체가없는 경우에는 심리 훈련을 통해 가해자가 남긴 단서를 해독하고 운영 방식 과 동기를 확립하는 데 도움을줍니다 .
시즌 6까지 Ducky는 나이 많은 어머니 인 Victoria와 그녀의 코 기스 와 함께 살았습니다 . Victoria 역을 맡은 Nina Foch 는 2008 년에 사망했습니다. " Broken Bird "에서 Ducky는 그의 어머니가 이사를 갔고 알츠하이머 병에 걸렸다 고 밝힙니다 .  에서 " 더블 정체성 ,"오리의 어머니가 사망 한 것으로 드러났습니다. 그녀의 비석은 그녀가 1912 ~ 2010 년에 살았 음을 나타냅니다. 나머지 팀원들은 애비가 덕키를 따라 무덤으로 갔을 때 빅토리아의 죽음을 알게됩니다. 나중에 깁스는 부검 실에서 조의를 부르지 만, 더키는 (아마 더 이상 알츠하이머 병에 걸리지 않았기 때문에) 그녀의 죽음에 안도하는 것처럼 보이며, 그녀의 아들이 된 것에 감사하고 그녀가 거의 100 세까지 살았다는 것을 자랑스럽게 생각합니다. 시즌 9 " 불장난 " 에서 Ducky는 어머니의 재산에서 많은 돈을 물려 받았습니다. Gibbs는 그가 이것을 공개하는 첫 번째 사람입니다. 에피소드 "Spinning Wheel"에서 Ducky는 20 살 후배 인 이복형 Nicholas가있는 것으로 밝혀졌습니다. 그의 아버지 조셉과 그의 전 계모 인 로레인도 그 에피소드에서 소개됩니다. 
Ducky는 자신이 복구 한 Morgan 을 운전합니다 . 덕키와 그의 조수 (처음 제럴드와 그 다음 지미)가 범죄 현장으로 운전할 때 자주 길을 잃거나 사고를 만나는 러닝 개그가 있습니다.    에서 할로윈 에피소드 " 마녀 사냥 자신의 밴이에 청소년에 의해 계란 홍수 후,"그와 지미는 늦게 닌자 의상. Jimmy에 따르면 Ducky는 십대들을 여러 블록으로 쫓아가 그들을 체포하고 앞 유리를 청소했습니다. 그는 깁스에게 자신의 유언장 집행자가되어달라고 요청합니다.
해변을 걷고있는 동안 Ducky는 NCIS 본부에서 폭탄이 터졌다는 소식을들은 후 시즌 9 피날레 " Till Death Do Us Part "에서 심장 마비 를 겪다가 움직이지 않는 모습을 본다.  시즌 열 시사회에서 " 극단적 인 편견 ,"그가 해변에서 발견 된 후 상태와 치료를 받고 살아남은 것을 알 수있다.  작업량이 줄어든 그는 팀과 함께 일하기 위해 복귀합니다. 이것으로부터 그는 지미를 더 자신감있게 만들고 그의 자리를 차지할 준비가되도록하는 것으로 보인다.
에서 시즌 15 , 덕키에서 가르쳐에 NCIS에서 안식년 소요 형사 사법의 존 제이 대학을 그의 부재에서 담당 팔머 박사를 떠나. 그의 객원 교수직은 16 시즌 초에 끝나고 그는 의료 심사관 (NCIS 이전과 그 이전에)으로 오랜 경력을 쌓아온 다양한 사례에 대한 책을 출판 한 후 도서 여행을 시작합니다. Ducky는 "Bears and Cubs"에서 해군 범죄 수사 국에서 공식 은퇴를 발표합니다. "Silent Service"에서 그는 Gibbs와 Vance로부터 NCIS 역사가로서의 파트 타임 직책에 대한 제안을 받아들입니다. 그가 원하는대로오고 갈 수 있고 여전히 팀의 조사를 지원할 수 있기 때문입니다.
특수 요원 케이틀린 토드가 깁스에게 "더키가 어렸을 때 어떻게 생겼나요?"라고 물었을 때 그는 " Illya Kuryakin " -1960 년대 TV 쇼 The Man From UNCLE  에피소드 " Hung Out to Dry " 에서 McCallum이 연기 한 러시아 UNCLE 에이전트 " Hung Out to Dry "에서 추가 정보는 없지만 조카가 있음이 밝혀졌습니다. 다음과 같습니다.
시즌 15까지 David McCallum은 "Legend Part II"를 제외한 모든 NCIS 에피소드에 출연했습니다 .
디모데 "팀"맥기 ( 숀 머레이 ) 에피소드에서 처음 나타나는 " 서브 로사 '노 포크에 주둔 경우 에이전트로, 그리고, 현장 요원으로 승진 시즌이 초연의 말에 깁스 요원'팀에 할당" 참조 No Evil ", 일반 캐릭터가됩니다. 그는 현장 컴퓨터 컨설턴트로 일하고 있으며 때때로 실험실에서 Abby를 돕습니다. McGee는 DiNozzo와 충돌하지만 두 사람이 파트너가 된 후 (시즌 6이 끝날 때 Ziva가 팀을 떠난 후) 효과적인 팀을 구성하는 것으로 자주 보입니다. 그러나 그들의 관계는 지바가 돌아 오면 때때로 원래의 상태로 되돌아갑니다.
McGee의 방법은 종종 다른 팀원이 해독 할 수 없기 때문에 DiNozzo에서 "McGeek", "McGoo"및 "Probie"라는 경멸적인 별명을 얻습니다 (보통 그의 성을 기반으로하는 다른 조롱하는 별명과 함께). 그리고 "엘프로드"는 온라인 롤 플레잉 컴퓨터 게임에서 그의 엘프 캐릭터로 인해 여러 캐릭터가 사용합니다. 그는 Johns Hopkins University 에서 생물 의학 공학 을 전공 했고 MIT 에서 컴퓨터 법의학을 전공했습니다 . 그는 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 에서 최고 수준을 졸업했습니다 .
맥기는 국가 베스트 셀러를 포함 미스터리 범죄 소설 쓰기, 또한 작가 LJ Tibbs 팀의 계속 모험 : 딥 식스 세 이하, 가명 그의 동료 동료 및 기반으로 캐릭터가 등장, 톰 E. Gemcity (자신의 이름의 철자 바꾸기) 그의 일상 생활에서 다른 사람들. 그는 에피소드 " Twisted Sister " 에서 볼 수 있듯이 은색 포르쉐 박스터를 운전합니다 . 그는 개 Jethro를 소유하고 있습니다. Jethro는 그의 경찰 조수를 살해 한 혐의로 기소되었습니다. 애비는 자신의 결백을 증명하고 이름을 지으며 McGee가 그를 데리고 가도록 설득합니다. 개가 에피소드 초반에 그를 공격 했음에도 불구하고 집주인이 개를 키우지 못하게했기 때문입니다 ( " Dog TagsMcGee는 시즌 5 ( "심판의 날")에 사이버 범죄 부서로 이적되고 시즌 6 ( " Last Man Standing ")에 메이저 케이스 대응 팀으로 돌아갑니다 . 
시즌 13의 마지막 에피소드에서 DiNozzo가 떠나면서 McGee는 영구적으로 수석 현장 요원으로 승진합니다.
Ziva David ( Cote de Pablo )는 처음에 NCIS 의 Mossad 연락 담당관 직을 맡고 있으며, Ari Haswari라는 불량 Mossad 요원에 의해 특수 요원 Caitlin Todd가 살해 된 후 임명됩니다. Ziva는 Ari의 통제 책임자이자 이복 누이였습니다. 처음에는 Ari가 결백하다고 믿었지만, 그녀는 그가 Gibbs를 죽이려고 할 때 그를 죽이고 후자의 신뢰를 얻습니다. 나중에 그녀는 NCIS에 연락 할당을 요청하고 Gibbs의 팀에 합류합니다. 시즌 6이 끝날 무렵 그녀는 Mossad의 스파이로 의심됩니다.
드 파블로는 "그녀는 평생 남자 주위에 있었고 권위있는 남자들에게 익숙해 졌기 때문이다. 그녀는 남자를 두려워하지 않는다"는 이유로 "쇼의 다른 사람과 완전히 다른"인물이라고 묘사합니다.  시리즈 제작자 인 Don Bellisario는 "Kate [Todd] 캐릭터가 살해 당했을 때 케이트에서 가졌던 것과 같은 캐릭터를 가져오고 싶지 않았습니다. 매우 청교도 였고, 토니를 거물처럼 대했습니다. 오빠. 나는 토니가 앉아서 그녀를 잘 다룰 수 없게 만드는 캐릭터를 가져오고 싶었습니다. 그리고 나는 더 국제적인 사람을 원했습니다. " 
Mossad에 대한 David의 전문 분야는 간첩 , 암살 및 대테러 였으며 그녀는 무술에 고도로 훈련되었습니다. 그녀는 히브리어 , 영어, 아랍어 , 스페인어 , 프랑스어 , 이탈리아어 , 독일어 , 러시아어 및 터키어를 구사합니다.. 영어에 능통 함에도 불구하고 그녀는 때때로 관용구와 구를 잘못 해석합니다. 이것은 시리즈 내에서 실행중인 농담입니다. 시리즈 내내 그녀는 승객들과 너무 빨리 운전했다는 혐의를 받고 있습니다 (그녀는 길가 매복을 피하기 위해 빨리 운전하도록 훈련 받았다고 주장하지만), McGee와 DiNozzo는 항상 그녀와 파트너가 될 때마다 운전하고 싶어합니다.
그녀는 좋은 성격의 논쟁에서 DiNozzo와 자주 충돌하는 것으로 나타났습니다. 그녀는 칼에 매우 능숙하며 동료들에게 칼을 올바르게 던지는 방법을 가르치고 있습니다. 그녀는 깁스가 어려운 상황에서 어떤 종류의 총기로도 신뢰하는 유일한 사람입니다. 그녀의 경력 동안 그녀는 이집트 ( Jenny Shepard 를 만난 곳 ), 이라크 , 영국 및 모로코를 포함한 여러 국가를 여행했습니다 .
다음은 소말리아에서 테러 캠프에서 지바의 감금과 고문을 , 몇 달 동안 지속 시련, 그녀는 모사드에서 사임. 시즌 7 에피소드 " Good Cop, Bad Cop "에서 그녀는 수습 NCIS 특수 요원이됩니다. 그 이후로 Tony는 그녀 (McGee와 마찬가지로)를 "Probie"라고 부릅니다. " Rule Fifty-One "에서 그녀는 미국 시민이며 시즌 9의 " Nature of the Beast " 에서 공식화되는 정식 에이전트가 될 수 있습니다.
David는 자신의 개인적인 삶에 대해 거의 이야기하지 않습니다. 시즌 10을 기준으로 직계 가족이 모두 사망했습니다. 그녀의 아버지 인 Eli David는 " Shabbat Shalom " 에서 총에 맞아 죽을 때까지 Mossad의 감독입니다 . 쇼는 그녀에게 운전을 가르친 그녀의 어머니 Rivka를 거의 언급하지 않는다. 알려진 것은 그녀의 어머니가 돌아가 셨고 아리와 같은 어머니가 없다는 것뿐입니다. 그녀의 여동생 탈리 데이비드 (Tali David)는 16 세에 이스라엘에 대한 하마스 테러 공격 으로 사망했습니다 . 그녀는 또한 마작 을 좋아하는 이모 Nettie가 있습니다 .
Ziva는 피아노를 연주 할 수 있으며 요리와 독서를 즐길 수 있습니다. 그녀는 가상의 음료 인 Berry Mango Madness를 즐깁니다. 그녀는 빨간색 미니 쿠퍼를 운전 하지만 시즌 10이 끝날 때 미니를 판매하고 인페르노 오렌지 메탈릭 V6 카마로 컨버터블로 교체합니다. 그녀는 이스라엘 밴드 Hadag Nachash 와 라틴 아메리카 밴드 Kinky를 듣는 것을 좋아 합니다. 그녀는 텔레비전을 소유하고 있지 않지만 그녀가 가장 좋아하는 영화는 The Sound of Music 입니다. Ziva가 NCIS에서 사임 한 후 그녀는 전 NSA 분석가 Ellie Bishop으로 대체됩니다.
시즌 13에 지바가 트렌트 코 르트를 고용 한 암살자의 손에 사망 한 것으로 추정 된 후, 그녀와 토니가 탈리라는 아이를 낳았다는 사실이 밝혀졌습니다. [ 인용 필요 ]
시즌 16의 에피소드 "She"에서 Ziva는 가족을 보호하기 위해 아직 살아 있고 숨어있는 것으로 드러납니다. 그녀는 Eleanor Bishop에게 자신의 비밀을 지키라고 요청하는 쪽지를 씁니다. 그녀는 시즌 피날레 "Daughters"에서 공식 복귀를하여 Gibbs가 위험에 처해 있음을 경고합니다.
|첫 등장||"Kill Ari, Part I"|
|마지막 등장||"심판의 날"|
|작성자||Donald P. Bellisario|
|입회||해군 범죄 수사 서비스|
|가족||COL 재스퍼 셰퍼드, 미 육군 (아버지, 사망)|
그녀는 Gibbs의 전 파트너이자 연인입니다.  그녀와 Gibbs가 유럽에 주둔하는 동안 Gibbs는 미국으로 돌아가라는 명령을 받고 유럽에서 자신의 구역을 제안 받았습니다. Gibbs가 Jenny에게 그와 함께 가자고했을 때, 그녀는 그녀의 아버지를 죽인 무기상에게 정확한 복수를하기 위해 그녀의 경력을 발전시키기를 원했기 때문에 거절했습니다. Jenny와 Gibbs는 "Kill Ari (Part I)"에서 재회하며 Gibbs의 마음을 흔들고 그녀와 Gibbs 사이에 끊임없는 유혹을 불러 일으킨다.
Shepard는 Ziva David와 긴밀한 관계를 맺고 있으며 시즌 3 에피소드 " Head Case " 에서와 같이 정기적 인 채널을 통하지 않거나 Gibbs에게 알리지 않고 케이스에 대한 주요 정보를 가끔 제공합니다 . 그들은 "깁스가 알지 못하는 것은 우리를 해칠 수 없다"고 주장하면서 이러한 거래를 기밀로 유지하는 것이 중요합니다. 그러나 에피소드 후반에 Gibbs의 발언은 그가 이미 그녀의 도움에 대해 알고 있음을 보여줍니다. Shepard와 Ziva는 Shepard가 NCIS의 이사로 임명되기 전에 업무 관계를 맺었습니다.
시즌 4 동안 Shepard 감독은 Tony DiNozzo를 무기 거래 상 René Benoit와 가까워지기 위해 비밀 임무에 맡깁니다. 이 하위 플롯은 Jenny가 아버지의 죽음에 대해 Benoit을 비난하고 현재 Benoit이 주요 CIA 딥 커버 작전의 중심에 있다는 사실이 밝혀지면서 시즌 후반에 머리를 장식합니다. 깁스는 제니와 대결하며 자신의 감정을 지배하고 고의로 디 노조를 위험에 빠뜨 렸고 복수를 목적으로 주요 CIA 작전을 위태롭게했다.
에피소드 " 내부 업무 "에서 Gibbs는 Shepard에게 Benoit가 총을 잃고 떠나는 것을 보았고 Benoit이 그녀의 보호를 요청했을 때 화가 나서 그를 주려고했던 Benoit의 살인에 책임이 있다고 생각한다고 말했습니다. Gibbs가 "심판의 날"(파트 1)에서 Benoit의 죽음에 대한 FBI의 파일을 검토 할 때 반복됩니다.
시즌 5의 여러 에피소드에서 Jenny의 건강 악화는 줄거리 문제가됩니다. 예를 들어, " Stakeout "에서 Ducky는 혈액 샘플에 대한 검사를 지시하고 Abby에게 John Doe 에게서 온 것이라고 말합니다 . 그러나 Abby가 Jimmy Palmer와 대화 할 때 John Does가 없다고 말합니다. Gibbs는 Ducky가 "목을 내밀는"유일한 사람은 감독 일 것이라고 추론합니다. 다음 에피소드 인 " Dog Tags "에서 Gibbs는 Jenny에게 자신의 질병에 대해 질문하고 그녀는 괜찮다고 말합니다. 그녀의 정확한 질병은 결코 밝혀지지 않았습니다. 그러나 "Stakeout"에서 Abby는 Ducky가 실행하는 혈액 샘플에 높은 수준의 크레아틴 키나아제 가 있다고 말합니다 . Mike Franks는 또한 Shepard '를 발견했습니다.
셰퍼드는 에피소드 "심판의 날"(파트 1)에서 살해됩니다. 프랭크 스와 제니는 버려진 식당에서 이야기를하고 있는데 그녀가 깁스를 떠난 것을 후회하고 여전히 그를 사랑하고 있다는 사실을 밝힙니다. 그녀와 Gibbs는 한 쌍의 러시아 범죄 군주와 연인을 암살하라는 명령을 받았을 때 그녀가 10 년 전에 작전을 망쳤다 고 밝혀졌습니다. Gibbs는 그 남자를 쏘았지만 Jenny는 여자 Natasha (일명 Svetlana)와 대면하여 그녀를 살리게했습니다. 나타샤는 식당에서 제니를 죽이기 위해 암살자를 보냅니다. Jenny는 그들 모두를 죽이지 만 부상으로 사망합니다. 총격 당시 밖에 있던 프랭크 스는 나타샤가 깁스를 죽이려고하는 제니의 집으로 돌아가고 프랭크 스가 그녀를 쏜다.
깁스와 프랭크 스는 조지 타운 저택 을 불 태워 제니의 실수와 죽음을 감추기로 결정합니다 . Jenny의 사망 원인은 "가정 화재로 인한 사망"으로보고됩니다. 그녀의 손실은 나머지 캐릭터에 큰 영향을 미칩니다. Abby는 Jenny에게 자신이 멋진 옷장이라고 말하지 않은 것을 후회하며, 그것이 그녀의 미소를 지었을 것이라고 말했습니다. 셰퍼드 국장이 사망 한 후 그녀는 레온 반스 부국장으로 대체된다.
|첫 등장||"내부 업무"|
|입회||해군 범죄 수사 서비스|
|배우자||Jacqueline "Jackie"Vance (née Thomas) (아내, 사망)|
Kayla Vance (딸) |
Jared Vance (아들)
라마 애디슨 (시아버지) |
마이클 토마스 (시아버지)
" 녹아웃 "에서 그가 원래 오하이오 출신 이었지만 그가 권투 선수로 훈련을받은 시카고에서 자랐다는 것이 드러났습니다. 그의 아내는 Vance가 미국 해군 사관학교에 다녔고 해병대 2 기 중위로 임명 되었지만 복싱 경력 동안 겪었던 분리 된 망막을 복구하기위한 수술로 인해 복무하기 전에 의료 퇴원을 강요 받았다고 말합니다.  However, Ducky later reveals to Gibbs that Vance's close childhood friend, Tyler Owens, who had died just prior to the start of the episode, also suffered a detached retina. Vance also reveals that it was this friend who decided that Vance should leave Chicago while he stayed behind. Vance says this despite his insistence to Gibbs that his friend was a Marine, though there is no record of his friend's service in the military. This episode strongly implies that Owens and Vance switched identities in order for the current Vance to have a future.
More of Vance's background is revealed in "Enemies Domestic", in season eight. To play the young Vance, Rocky Carroll underwent make-up procedures that he described as "a little instant facelift". In 1991, Vance was a student at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, and began to take an interest in black operations. He even imagines one himself: Operation Frankenstein, which would later play a big part in the season eight finale. NIS (later renamed NCIS) takes an interest in him and he is recruited by Special Agent Whitney Sharp.
Vance is trained by Sharp and after a six-week training course, leaves for an operation in Amsterdam, codenamed Trident. He meets his handler, Riley McAllister, who tells him that the target is a Russian agent known to Vance only as "The Russian". NIS believes he is bribing sailors for intelligence. Vance meets Eli David, a promising Mossad agent, who tells him he knows of the operation and that the Russian will kill him. Later, Eli betrays Vance to the Russian but it is revealed that this is so he can kill him himself. Eli also tells Vance he has been chosen because he is expendable and would not be missed. Eli and Vance kill the Russian's hit team, but the Russian manages to escape. Eli is unable to find him or who he was.
Vance is credited with the elimination of the hit team and he starts to rise swiftly through the ranks at NCIS. He keeps believing, along with Eli, that there was a dirty agent in NCIS, who had really tipped off the Russian about Vance's mission. It is later revealed that this is McAllister; an expert on Russia, he saw that the Soviet Union's collapse had diverted attention onto the Middle East, and planned to have Vance killed by a Russian operative to show that Russia still posed a major threat, thus setting himself up for the directorship of NCIS.
Then-Assistant Director Vance takes over for Jenny Shepard during her leave of absence between "Internal Affairs" and "Judgment Day", establishing himself as a formidable presence with Gibbs and his team. He scatters Tony, McGee, and Ziva to various departments and assigns Gibbs a new team in the Season 6 premiere "Last Man Standing" upon being named Director; however it is later revealed that he did this to flush out a mole in the agency. Vance and Gibbs clash during this span, prompting a cold war between them which ends with a détente in "Agent Afloat" at the start of season six. However, the two clash later on as Gibbs feels he cannot fully trust Vance, though he cannot identify a specific reason why.
Vance spearheads the investigation into Shepard's death, and is angered greatly when he is not kept in the loop by Gibbs and Mike Franks, who ultimately manipulate the situation to exonerate Shepard from her past failure, not what Vance had in mind. After Shepard's death, and possibly before, he lobbies the Secretary of the Navy hard to take over NCIS, as seen in "Cloak", but in "Semper Fidelis" the Secretary informs Gibbs of a major operation which will require Vance to serve as its head, and that NCIS and the Navy will need Gibbs and Vance to get along.
Things come to a head in "Aliyah", when Gibbs accuses Vance of selling out his team to Mossad Director Eli David. Vance responds that Ziva is a plant, used to get Mossad a foothold in NCIS through Gibbs. Vance also reveals that he knows about the true story of the death of Ari Haswari. After this, the two of them realize that circumstances will prove one of them right. At the start of season seven, Vance approves Ziva's transfer to NCIS, proving that Gibbs was right, and Ziva is loyal to NCIS. Despite his professional attitude towards Gibbs' team, Vance shows that he does care about them at least once when Alejandro Rivera threatens Abby in "Spider and the Fly". He tells Rivera to leave before he gets hurt and when Rivera asks by whom, he replies angrily: "By me."
Even after the events of "Aliyah", Vance is shown to still be in official contact with Eli David in his capacity as director of Mossad. This is shown when he receives a text message on his phone from Eli which says only: "I found him". Vance also refuses to discuss a phone call from Eli with Gibbs, despite knowing how dangerous Eli is, and despite his precarious relationship with Gibbs and his team. Upon being promoted to the director's position at the end of season five, Vance immediately goes to former Director Shepard's office, and is seen to shred a single mysterious document from his own personnel file.
It is revealed in season six ("Semper Fidelis") that the document was written by his supervising agent at the time. The Secretary of the Navy tells Gibbs that the file is a fabrication and that he thought all copies had been destroyed. It is further revealed in the season eight episode, "Enemies Domestic", that the head of the San Diego field office, when Vance was assigned there, had begun creating a legend for Vance that incorporated fictitious information about Vance in order to backstop a deep cover assignment, including the false information that Vance had been a pilot and director of a field office.
In the season nine finale, "Till Death Do Us Part", a bomb blast occurs at NCIS headquarters with Vance's whereabouts unknown. In the season 10 premiere, "Extreme Prejudice", it is revealed that he survived relatively unscathed. In the season 10 episode "Shabbat Shalom", Vance is widowed when his wife Jackie is shot and dies in surgery. Eli David also dies in the episode. In the Season 11 episode "Homesick", Jackie's estranged biological father Lamar Addison shows up at the family home, much to Vance's displeasure. It is revealed that he walked out on Jackie, her mother and brother when she was young and that he was never married to her mother.
Vance and Jackie have two children: a daughter, Kayla, and a son, Jared. Vance met his wife while attending a University of Maryland basketball game while Len Bias was playing. By season 10, Vance and Gibbs are on friendlier terms. Gibbs is particularly empathetic to Vance after his wife's murder since Gibbs himself went through a similar experience. Vance also prevents Gibbs' detention during a DOD internal investigation by allowing him to be temporarily assigned to JSOC.
In "Double Trouble", Vance is almost asked to resign after a confrontation with former NCIS Agent Kip Klugman, whom Vance arrested during his last case as a field agent in San Diego in 2005, until he and Gibbs are able to clear his name. In that episode, Secretary Porter mentions that he has been the Director of NCIS for longer than his last two predecessors combined (at that point, just over 7 years).
In season sixteen, Vance is under surviellence by the CIA, following his abduction and torture by a terrorist at the end of the previous season.
|First appearance||"Split Decision"|
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Brian Dietzen|
|Title||Assistant Medical Examiner (2004–2019) |
Acting Chief Medical Examiner (2012; 2017–2019)
Chief Medical Examiner (2019–)
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
|Spouse||Breena Palmer (née Slater)|
|Children||Victoria Elizabeth Palmer (daughter)|
|Relatives||Ed Slater (father-in-law)|
He self-identifies as a sufferer of a "mild" case of diabetes mellitus in the episode "In The Dark". He often seems intimidated by Gibbs, especially when he goes into one of his trademark strange rambling explanations of something that has not been requested.
Part of the reason that Dr. Mallard and he are often not at the crime scene until well after Gibbs and his team arrive is related to Dr. Mallard's emphasis on Jimmy being a horrible driver and always getting lost, although Jimmy tries to defend himself by pointing out that Ducky is the one with the map. He was named after former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer, but does not like baseball.
Jimmy is the central character of the episode "About Face" where he must recover his memory to find a suspect to a murder case and his attempted killer.
Like Ducky, Palmer speaks to the dead, though he is far more irreverent, sometimes raising not only eyebrows but doubts about his analytic abilities in the process.
Some episodes depict an ongoing illicit office romance between Jimmy and Michelle Lee. They make excuses for working late and are seen entering and exiting the underside of the autopsy table. In the episode "Last Man Standing", Palmer admits to Gibbs and Vance that he and Agent Lee had been "doing it" for a while, but he had broken it off because he felt "used" – an important bit of information about Lee's character, as a bit of dramatic irony reveals at the end of the same episode.
In "The Good Wives Club", it is revealed that Jimmy is claustrophobic; when he is entering the enclosed hallway he is seen sweating profusely and when he has to go get the body bag he freaks out about having to go back through it.
In "About Face", as Jimmy is being hypnotized by Abby, it seems that Jimmy has a shoe fetish, as he dreamily talks in detail about Ziva and Abby's footwear instead of recalling information about the current case. The episode also indicates that his mother's name is Eunice. In the episode "Bounce" we see that Palmer regularly helps Tony when he is in charge, despite the fact that Tony has frequently mocked Palmer by calling him an "autopsy gremlin". Palmer is also shown to have severe tinnitus.
Season seven reveals that Jimmy is in love with a girl named Breena Slater, who is employed as a mortician and appears in the episode "Mother's Day". In the season eight finale, "Pyramid", NCIS special agent E.J. Barrett congratulates Jimmy on his engagement, and in the season nine premiere "Nature of the Beast", Ziva says that they are getting married next spring. In "Newborn King", Palmer is accompanied to NCIS headquarters by Breena's father, Ed Slater. Ed alternates between grating on the nerves of the entire team and mocking Palmer's career choice. Most of the team either ignore Ed or quietly tolerate his rudeness out of respect for Palmer and his guest. Abby is the exception – when Ed makes a comment regarding the supposed promiscuity of tattooed women, she places Palmer and Slater in "time out" by locking them in her office. Palmer eventually tires of Ed's behavior, telling him to sit down and shut up. The end of the episode shows Ed accepting Palmer and expressing a desire for a grandchild.
In "Till Death Do Us Part", prior to a bomb blast at the NCIS headquarters, Palmer and Breena decide to get married on the spot so he can assist the rest of the team in the Harper Dearing case. In episode "Damned If You Do", Jimmy tells Ducky that he and Breena are on a waiting list for adoption, seeing as how there are so many children without parents. In the season 11 episode, "The Admiral's Daughter" it is revealed to Jimmy through a word game that Breena is pregnant. Breena gives birth to the baby girl in the season twelve episode "We Build, We Fight", and they name her "Victoria Elizabeth Palmer" after Ducky's mother, with Ducky as her "Grand-Ducky".
During his first few seasons, Jimmy is portrayed as a geek with a tendency to ramble or speak out of turn, much to the irritation of Gibbs and even Ducky on occasions. When he first starts, as with most "newbies", he is subjected to some teasing by DiNozzo. By season ten, he is shown as more of a surrogate son to Ducky rather than simply his assistant (though this relationship has been implied throughout the series). In "Extreme Prejudice", he insists on remaining at Ducky's bedside until Ducky convinces him that NCIS needs him more. In the season fourteen episode "Keep Going", Jimmy confesses to a victim's son that he is now a qualified doctor, having passed his Medical Examiner test (on the third time; he had failed it twice before), but doesn't want the rest of the team to know. However, everyone finds out because he was speaking in front of a mic, and Ducky congratulates him.
In season 15, Jimmy takes over as NCIS' Acting Chief Medical Examiner after Ducky takes a sabbatical from NCIS to teach at a New York City medical school, which is extended for Ducky to write a book about his cases and further in season 16 to go on a book tour. In "Bears and Cubs", Ducky announces his official retirement from his full-time NCIS position and permanently promotes Jimmy to Chief Medical Examiner.
|First appearance||"Gut Check"|
|Created by||Gary Glasberg|
|Portrayed by||Emily Wickersham|
|Occupation||NCIS Special Agent |
Former NSA Analyst
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
|Spouse||Jake Malloy (ex-husband) |
Qasim Nasir (fiance, deceased)
|Relatives||Barbara Bishop (mother) |
George Bishop (brother)
Robbie Bishop (brother)
John Bishop (brother)
Eleanor Raye "Ellie" Bishop (Emily Wickersham) is an NSA analyst who first appears in the season 11 episode "Gut Check". Bishop is a "country girl" from Oklahoma and has three older brothers.
Described by her boss at the NSA as a "reclusive data freak", Bishop claims that she "remembers almost everything she reads", and often thinks while sitting cross-legged on the floor. She has a love of food, and is often shown eating snacks at her desk. She also tends to associate specific memories with whatever food she was eating at the time.
She applied to NCIS before taking the job with the NSA, and Gibbs invites her to a "joint duty assignment". Gibbs later offers her a probationary position as a Special Agent in "Monsters and Men", affectionately referring to her as "probie" for the first time, officially filling the open position left by Ziva David. After that, DiNozzo and McGee are seen pulling the seniority card by ordering her around to do more menial tasks, such as evidence collection.
Bishop is repeatedly shown as a bit of a perfectionist, sometimes asking for second tries, knowing she can do better the next time around. Alex Quinn has remarked that she is too tightly wound.
When first introduced, DiNozzo and McGee quickly notice her wedding band, but she remains coy when asked about her marital status. It is eventually revealed that she is married and her husband's name is Jake Malloy (Jamie Bamber), an attorney for the NSA. They met during their first week at NSA, though during season thirteen they appear to be having marital difficulties.
In "Day in Court", Jake reveals he is having an affair with a fellow NSA Agent. Bishop is horrified and the two separate, with Bishop going home to Oklahoma to get some distance. She later returns to DC to continue with NCIS, and tells Jake that their marriage has been deteriorating quickly since she joined NCIS. Despite him wanting to make things work, she has already decided to file for divorce. She sees Gibbs as a father figure and leans on him.
After her divorce she prefers to stay single for a while. It is revealed in "Enemy Combatant" that Ellie is dating NCIS translator Qasim Naasir, last seen in season twelve. Unfortunately, the relationship ends abruptly when Qasim dies from injuries sustained in an attack by a criminal that the NCIS team have been tracking, leaving Bishop grief-stricken and hellbent on exacting revenge for Qasim's murder. Quinn is extremely concerned about her wellbeing, especially as she eavesdrops on her asking MI6 officer Clayton Reeves to translate the files Qasim was assigned to assist the case. It is revealed that Qasim proposed to Bishop a few weeks before he died. She asked him for some time to think, and he agreed. Bishop planned to accept the night he died, but never had the chance.
While Gibbs and McGee were held prisoner in Paraguay between seasons 14 and 15, Bishop, as the ranking agent, served as Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Major Case Response Team; she retained command until Gibbs was medically and psychologically cleared for duty. In the episode "High Tide", Bishop and fellow agent Nick Torres go on an undercover mission, which revolves around them both acting like a couple. Both of them find that they enjoy the experience and develop a mutual lingering attraction towards each other. In the episode "Sight Unseen", Bishop appears jealous upon seeing Torres on a date with a blind witness.
In the season 16 episode "She," Bishop learns that Ziva is still alive.
The season 17 episode "Institutionalized" reveals that Bishop is from Hinton, Oklahoma, where she was chosen to be the Grand Marshall of its Tater Tot Parade in the past.
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|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Wilmer Valderrama|
|Occupation||NCIS Special Agent |
Former Undercover Agent
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
|Relatives||Lucia Campbell (sister) |
Amanda Campbell (niece)
Nicholas "Nick" Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) is an undercover agent who first appears in the season 14 premiere, "Rogue". Nick has been an NCIS deep cover agent for years, but when his cover is blown and he learns his sister's life could be in danger, he races back to DC in an ill-fated attempt to stop it. His mission crosses over with that of Gibbs' team.
However, after working with them to bring down his sister's attackers, he is offered a spot on the team with Alex Quinn. Nick often has trouble readjusting to a normal life and working with a team; he is thus reluctant to wear the NCIS windbreaker or cap when visiting crime scenes. Being undercover for so long has given him a range of skills such as close combat training, but his methods are a bit unpredictable: e.g., such as drawing a gunman's attention by jumping onto a poker table with McGee holding them at gunpoint.
Nick is also not afraid to break rules if he needs to, which on occasion has him butting heads with Gibbs. He is very charismatic, has a sense of humor and is very adept in social situations; he once got a suspect to talk by offering her a candy bar. He has a picture of himself on his desk as a reminder of a woman he loved but lost to cancer as a teenager. Torres is superstitious of anything relating to the dead; once forgoing an apartment where the resident had recently died and proclaiming he could never work in a cemetery because of this.
He also strikes up a friendly rivalry with Clayton Reeves, and they both try to one-up each other—from undercover tactics to arm-wrestling contests. In the episode "High Tide", Torres and Ellie Bishop go on an undercover mission, which revolves around them both acting like a couple. Both of them find that they enjoy the experience and develop a mutual lingering attraction towards each other. In the episode “Death from Above”, it is revealed that Torres has feelings for Bishop. Throughout season 17, Ziva David has encouraged Nick to reveal his feelings for Bishop, as their relationship mirrors her own with Anthony DiNozzo.
In season 16 episode 'Mona Lisa', Torres is drugged and led to believe he killed someone in cold blood. During this time, Bishop begins to doubt his innocence and while he was cleared of all wrongdoing, Torres is deeply hurt by Bishop's lack of faith, saying outright he would not have done the same to her.
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Jennifer Esposito|
|Occupation||NCIS Special Agent |
Former Field and FLETC Agent
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
|Significant other||Mike (ex-fiancé)|
|Relatives||Unnamed father (deceased) |
Marie Quinn (mother)
Alex Quinn (Jennifer Esposito) joins Gibbs' team after 15 years assigned to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Before that she was a field agent, but after her partner was killed in an ambush while the two were following suspects, and her engagement to Mike fell apart, she left the field.
Quinn met Gibbs when he was a part of the team investigating her partner's death. She has a sister in her twenties and a mother who is later revealed to be developing Alzheimer's. She is described as having "sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent".
Quinn prides herself on remembering every agent she's ever trained, including McGee, Bishop, and Torres.
Quinn leaves the team at the end of Season 14 to take care of her ailing mother.
|First appearance||"Dead Letter"|
|Last appearance||"Two Steps Back"|
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Duane Henry|
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
Upon returning to the US, Clayton is attacked by Trent Kort, who he later shoots and kills.
He first appears in season 13, and returns as a main character for season 14. In "Pay to Play", he returns, now working at NCIS's International Desk. Because his desk is behind the bullpen of the team, a running gag is he tends to pop up unexpectedly with information in regards to the case at hand.
After a botched undercover job to capture the terrorist Chen, he secretly works with Bishop to find a lead on him and arrest him, despite Gibbs ordering them both to stand down. Reeves has many skills from his career as an MI6 agent and brings those skills to the team when needed, ranging from computer forensics to piloting for his undercover work. While friendly and charming to everyone he meets, he strikes up a rivalry with Torres; both are seasoned undercover agents and generally try to one up each other.
During season 15, it is revealed he is a recovering alcoholic as he often drank to cope with the stresses of his undercover operations. His past is unknown, but he lost his mother at a very young age and was homeless. In an effort to honor her and as part of his recovery, Clayton volunteers at a program that helps homeless veterans and their kids.
He is killed at the very end of "One Step Forward" by a hitman hired by Robert King to kill Abby. Devastated by his death, Abby leaves NCIS to escort Reeves' body back to London for his funeral and to start a homeless charity in honor of Reeves and his mother.
|First appearance||"Skeleton Crew"|
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Maria Bello|
|Occupation||NCIS Senior Special Agent|
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
|Children||Faith Tolliver (biological daughter)|
Dr Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane (Maria Bello) is an NCIS senior special agent and operational psychologist, specializing in profiling. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, and is a former Lieutenant in the United States Army.
Sloane served in Afghanistan, where she was a prisoner of war. The memories of this experience are shown to often have a serious effect on Sloane, but also allow her to connect with people suffering from similar trials. Sloane transferred from the Southwest Field Office in San Diego to NCIS Headquarters at the behest of Director Vance during season 15.
As a running gag in season 17, Sloane is often teased that she and Gibbs are in a relationship by members of the team. While this is largely speculation, Sloane does appear to have feelings for Gibbs and the two do share a close bond, as Gibbs was the only one, outside of Vance, who was aware of Sloane's biological daughter.
The season 16 episode "Perennial" introduces Sloane's biological daughter, Faith Tolliver, who Sloane put up for adoption immediately after giving birth. In season 17 episode "Schooled" reveals Sloane became pregnant after she was sexually assaulted by a friend in college and gave up Faith to protect her from her father. Faith became aware of this after asking Jack for the medical history of both of her parents and despite Sloane's attempts to hide the real reason behind her daughter's birth, Faith is grateful for it as she gave her a great life and reconciled her relationship with her mother.
|First appearance||"One Man's Trash"|
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Portrayed by||Diona Reasonover|
|Occupation||NCIS Forensic Specialist|
|Affiliation||Naval Criminal Investigative Service|
Kasie Hines (Diona Reasonover) is the current NCIS forensics specialist and a graduate student at the medical school in New York where Ducky is guest teaching in season 15.
Ducky hires her as his assistant to help keep him on schedule on a book he is writing about past cases. However, when a past cold case resurfaces in "One Man's Trash", Ducky returns to NCIS to assist in the investigation, bringing a reluctant Kasie along with him to help and meet his co-workers.
While Kasie is friendly towards most of Gibbs' team to the point of giving hugs, she is noticeably cold towards Abby Sciuto, making no attempts to connect with her despite staying in her guest room. This frustrates Abby, who believes that Kasie doesn't like her despite her attempts to be friendly, and later learns from Ducky that Kasie has a degree in forensic science. After witnessing Kasie encourage Ducky to use the case to inspire his creativity for the book, Abby confronts Kasie, who admits that she is a fan of Abby's work and freaked out internally when she met her, and the two develop a close friendship.
Following Abby's resignation from NCIS, Gibbs hires Kasie in "Fallout" to fill in for her temporarily until he finds a permanent replacement, which she agrees to do with Abby's blessing. However, this slightly unsettles the rest of the members of Gibbs' team, who are still trying to cope with Abby's departure. Kasie becomes the permanent replacement forensics specialist in Season 16.
Recurring and notable cast and characters
|Nina Foch||Victoria Mallard||G||2–3|
|Troian Bellisario||Sarah McGee||G||G||2, 4|
|Mary Mouser||Kelly Gibbs||G||G||3–4, 8–9|
|Darby Stanchfield||Shannon Gibbs||G||G||G||3, 5–7, 9|
|Heather Scobie||Diane Sterling||G||4|
|Melinda McGraw||G||G||9–12, 16|
|Michael Nouri||Eli David||G||G||6–8, 10|
|Ralph Waite||Jackson Gibbs||G||6–11|
|Paula Newsome||Jackie Vance||G||G||6–7, 9–10|
|Khamani Griffin||Jared Vance||G||6|
|China Anne McClain||Kayla Vance||G||6|
|Robert Wagner||Anthony DiNozzo Sr.||G||7–16|
|Michelle Pierce||Breena Slater||G||G||G||7, 9, 11–12|
|Wendy Makkena||Rachel Cranston||G||G||8–9, 11|
|Daniel Louis Rivas||Kyle Davis||G||9–10|
|Jamie Bamber||Jake Malloy||R||G||12–13|
|Kate Hamilton||Faith Tolliver||G||16–17|
|Alan Dale||Tom Morrow||R||G||R||G||1–3, 10–13|
|Pancho Demmings||Gerald Jackson||R||G||1, 3|
|Patrick Labyorteaux||Bud Roberts||G||G||1, 14–15|
|Joel Gretsch||Stan Burley||G||G||G||1, 9–10, 13|
|Jessica Steen||Paula Cassidy||R||G||G||1–4, 12|
|Tim Kelleher||Chris Pacci||G||G||G||1, 8–9, 12|
|Tamara Taylor||Cassie Yates||G||2–3|
|Michael Bellisario||Charles Sterling||R||3|
|Stephanie Mello||Cynthia Sumner||R||3–4|
|Muse Watson||Mike Franks||G||G||3–13, 15|
|Liza Lapira||Michelle Lee||R||R||4, 6|
|Susan Kelechi Watson||Nikki Jardine||R||5|
|Jonathan LaPaglia||Brent Langer||G||5–6|
|Todd Lowe||Chad Dunham||R||6|
|Jude Ciccolella||Phillip Davenport||G||G||6, 8|
|Jackie Geary||Susan Grady||G||G||7, 11|
|Michael O'Neill||Riley McCallister||G||8–9|
|Sarah Jane Morris||E.J. Barrett||R||G||8–9|
|Matt Willig||Simon Cade||R||G||8–9|
|Alimi Ballard||Gayne Levin||R||8|
|Matt Craven||Clayton Jarvis||G||R||G||8–11|
|Matt Jones||Ned Dorneget||R||G||G||9–10, 12|
|Greg Germann||Jerome Craig||R||10|
|Leslie Hope||Sarah Porter||R||G||11–13|
|Scott Bakula||Dwayne Pride||G||G||11, 13–14|
|Lucas Black||Chris LaSalle||G||G||11, 13–14|
|Zoe McLellan||Merri Brody||G||G||11, 13|
|Rafi Silver||Qasim Naasir||G||R||12, 14|
|Tony Gonzalez||Tony Francis||G||G||12, 14|
|Don Lake||Phillip Brooks||G||15–17|
|Joe Spano||Tobias Fornell||R||G||R||G||R||G||G||1–16, 18|
|Alicia Coppola||Faith Coleman||G||1–2|
|Don Franklin||Ron Sacks||G||3–4|
|Susanna Thompson||Hollis Mann||R||G||4–5, 11–12|
|David Dayan Fisher||Trent Kort||R||G||G||G||4–6, 8, 13|
|Merik Tadros||Michael Rivkin||R||6|
|Arnold Vosloo||Amit Hadar||G||G||6, 8|
|Jack Conley||Danny Sportelli||G||G||G||7, 9, 15|
|Diane Neal||Abigail Borin||G||7–12|
|TJ Ramini||Malachi Ben-Gidon||G||7–8|
|Enrique Murciano||Ray Cruz||G||8–9|
|Jamie Lee Curtis||Samantha Ryan||R||9|
|Marina Sirtis||Orli Elbaz||G||G||10–11, 13|
|Damon Dayoub||Adam Eshel||G||G||10–11, 17|
|Margo Harshman||Delilah Fielding-McGee||R||G||11–16|
|Marisol Nichols||Zoe Keats||R||12|
|Scott William Winters||Westley Clark||R||16|
|Rudolf Martin||Ari Haswari||G||G||1–3, 9|
|Eddie Jemison||Terry Spooner||G||G||3, 15|
|Enzo Cilenti||Mamoun Sharif||G||4|
|Armand Assante||René Benoit||R||G||4–5|
|Omid Abtahi||Saleem Ulman||G||6–7|
|Peter Jason||Robert King||G||G||6, 15|
|Marco Sanchez||Alejandro Rivera||R||G||G||G||7–8, 11, 15|
|Jacqueline Obradors||Paloma Reynosa||R||G||7–8|
|Tamer Hassan||Agah Bayar||G||G||8–9, 12|
|Kerr Smith||Jonas Cobb||G||8|
|Scott Wolf||Jonathan Cole||R||9|
|Philip Casnoff||Sean Latham||G||9|
|Richard Schiff||Harper Dearing||G||9–10|
|Oded Fehr||Ilan Bodnar||R||10|
|Alex Veadov||Sergei Mishnev||R||12|
|French Stewart||Paul Triff||G||14–15|
|Graham Hamilton||Gabriel Hicks||R||15|
|Dionne Gipson||Mallory Madden||R||16|
|Louise Barnes||Mira Sahar Azam||R||17|
|Kent Shocknek||Guy Ross||G||G||G||G||G||1, 3, 6–7, 12–13, 15–16|
|Scottie Thompson||Jeanne Benoit||R||G||G||4–5, 13|
|Payton Spencer||Emily Fornell||G||4|
|Juliette Angelo||G||G||11–14, 16|
|Paul Telfer||Damon Werth||G||G||5, 7|
|Sean Harmon||Young Gibbs||G||G||G||6–7, 9, 18|
|Tehmina Sunny||Leyla Shakarji||G||G||7–8, 11|
|Meredith Eaton||Carol Wilson||G||G||G||7, 9, 11|
|Rena Sofer||Margaret Allison Hart||R||7|
|Connie Jackson||Elaine||G||G||G||G||9, 11, 13–14, 16–17|
|Gabi Coccio||Young Ziva||G||10–11|
|Adam Campbell||Young Ducky||G||G||12–14, 18|
|Jon Cryer||Dr. Cyril Taft||R||13|
|Laura San Giacomo||Dr. Grace Confalone||R||G||13–17|
|Elayn J. Taylor||Odette Malone||R||G||16–17|
Erica Jane "E.J." Barrett (Sarah Jane Morris) is an NCIS agent reassigned to Washington in the season eight episode "One Last Score". She was originally a Major Case Response Team leader stationed in Rota, Spain, which attracts DiNozzo's attention as he had previously been offered the same position in the season four episode "Singled Out", though he does not resent her position as he turned the offer down to stay in Washington.
Barrett's presence is a source of tension between Gibbs and Director Vance, as Gibbs initially believes Barrett was reassigned to Washington because of budget cuts. However, in the episode "Two-Faced", it is revealed that Barrett is stationed in Washington to track a serial killer known as the "Port-to-Port Killer" (or P2P for short). When one of the killer's victims is found within the MCRT's jurisdiction, Vance puts together a task force to capture the killer, appointing Barrett as lead investigator. Gibbs begins to suspect Barrett and DiNozzo are in a relationship and dividing the loyalties of the team, and is so distrusting of her that he questions her very motivations for being an NCIS agent, opposing her in everything from interrogating a suspect to profiling the killer. In the season eight finale, "Pyramid", it is revealed that E.J. is the former Navy Secretary Philip Davenport's niece.
E.J. and her team are ambushed by the P2P at the end of "Swan Song". Her team members Gayne Levin and Simon Cade are shot and Levin is killed. E.J. survives, but is left in the trunk of a car. After being rescued by Gibbs, she is taken hostage by the P2P but is again rescued by Gibbs. E.J. then gives up her post at NCIS, but not before removing a little microchip from Levin's arm. Gibbs leaves the door open for her, having finally warmed to her. At the end of season eight, DiNozzo is tasked with dealing with an agent who is selling top-secret information. In the season nine premiere, "Nature of the Beast", Tony stops E.J. from running away with the microchip. E.J. then reveals that Levin asked her to bring the microchip to Navy Captain Felix Wright if anything happened to him.
However, the captain was murdered and E.J. and Tony are targeted by an unknown killer. They turn to Gibbs for help and E.J. says that she does not know what is on the microchip. She meets with her team member Simon Cade in an alley. DiNozzo steps in and wants to arrest Cade, and reveals that he was the agent selling top-secret information. However, Cade knows nothing about it and all three realize that they have been used. They then get shot, Cade fatally, E.J. in the stomach and Tony in his shoulder.
Their shooter appears to be Casey Stratton, seemingly an FBI agent, but not known by the FBI itself. E.J. then goes into hiding to escape Stratton's attention, leaving both NCIS and Stratton looking for her. A petty officer she had called for help dies at the hands of an unknown assassin. Gibbs and his team investigate the murder, reuniting them with E.J. in "Housekeeping". After they apprehend the assassin who had been tracking E.J. for the past year, she and Tony reconcile, and she returns to her home on vacation.
Agah Bayar (Tamer Hassan) is an international Turkish arms dealer, who first appeared in the season eight episode "Broken Arrow". He had a brief appearance in the episode "Kill Screen" and returned in the season nine episode "Need to Know" and the season 12 episode Lost Boys. Gibbs does not like Bayar, as he seems to avoid trouble with federal agencies too easily.
Colonel Merton Bell (Robert Patrick) is a former Army tank unit commander and the President of First Defense PMC, the largest security and bounty hunting firm in the U.S and the main antagonist of season seven.
He is hired by an Iraqi tribal leader to capture her daughter and granddaughter from Mike Franks' home in Mexico. Bell sends two of his men to accomplish the mission, but they are killed by Franks' daughter-in-law, Leyla Shakarji. Franks and his family run away to Gibbs' home in Washington, D.C. where they can be protected, but Bell finds out they are there and sends a squad to capture them.
With the help of Damon Werth, a former Marine under Bell's employ, Gibbs traps and arrests Bell before turning them over to the Mexicans for trial. Bell is released with the help of American lawyer Margaret Allison Hart. He then sends Hart to Washington in a bid to have his revenge against Gibbs.
In "Patriot Down", Hart reveals to Vance that since he got out of prison, Bell had been gathering information on Gibbs and is responsible for uncovering evidence that almost twenty years earlier, Gibbs killed Pedro Hernandez, the drug dealer who murdered Gibbs' wife and daughter in 1991.
Bell orders his right-hand man, Jason Paul Dean, to kill Special Agent Lara Macy, who has discovered this evidence but subsequently buried it according to "Legend, Part 2". Bell and his men then set out for Mexico to murder Mike Franks and his family, but they are all killed by Dean who is revealed to be working for an unknown party.
Gibbs initially believes Bell's body is actually Franks, but Dean confesses to the murder, leaving the fate of Franks and his family unknown until "Rule Fifty-One". In the same episode, it is revealed that Bell was working for the Reynosa drug cartel. Paloma Reynosa, daughter of Pedro Hernandez and head of the cartel, plans to use Bell's vendetta against Gibbs to have her revenge for her father's death. She orders Dean to kill Bell as she no longer needs him.
Jeanne Benoit (later Jeanne Woods) (Scottie Thompson) first appears in the episode "Sandblast" as Tony DiNozzo's new girlfriend. She is an ER resident in Washington, D.C. In the episode "Angel of Death", it is revealed that she is the daughter of arms dealer René Benoit and that Director Shepard, during Gibbs' absence at the end of season 3, assigned Tony to an undercover mission to get close to her. After her father is found dead, an FBI team led by Agent Tobias Fornell investigates Gibbs' team and interrogates Tony based on testimony from Jeanne that he killed him. She later admits to Shepard that she lied out of anger at Tony for breaking her heart by lying about his identity and his intentions. She leaves the squad room after telling Tony (who did not lie about his feelings, despite his undercover deceptions) that she wished she had never met him.
In the episode "Bounce", she is mentioned as someone who could possibly have a grudge against Tony and be willing to frame him. Jeanne returns in the episode "Saviors" when NCIS investigate an attack on volunteer doctors in South Sudan. Two doctors go missing, one of whom is Jeanne's husband. She joins Tony and Tim on their mission, where Tony promises that they will not rest until they locate her husband. On their return flight, Jeanne thanks Tony and tells him that she owes him. He responds "No, you don't... we're good.", leaving the pair to part amicably after eight years.
Months later, in "Loose Cannons", Tony encounters Jeanne and her husband while investigating a case; she worries about it being connected with her father, which Tony assures her it is not. However, when NCIS finds out that the case is connected with her father, Jeanne accuses Tony of lying to her. He tries to apologize, as he did not know, but she says she was beginning to feel whole again until encountering him.
Later, after the case is closed, Tony returns to Jeanne's office to find her alone after a fight with her husband regarding her unresolved feelings for Tony. Tony fully apologizes to her and sits down with her, admitting he is not feeling whole either. They then have an amicable conversation about both of them wanting to go back in time to fix their relationship, in the hope of a happier ending. However, as they part, they both stand up and have a tense moment where they nearly kiss, but both agree it should not go any further.
René Benoit, alias La Grenouille ("The Frog") (Armand Assante) is a French arms dealer and the primary antagonist of seasons 4 and 5. He is always referred to by his sobriquet, an ethnic slur for the French. He is introduced in the episode "Singled Out", first appearing in "Blowback". Director Shepard has been obsessed with bringing him to justice for over ten years because she believes he killed her father and made it look like a suicide. Although he has connections to Iran, the CIA appears to tolerate him as a method of funneling disinformation to Iran as well as maintaining him as a prominent arms dealer so as to keep a degree of control over the arms trade.
According to a psychological profile by Dr. Mallard, even though La Grenouille is a "merchant of death", he is not a violent man by nature, a viewpoint Gibbs later embraces, as he too learns the fact that the arms dealer isn't really dangerous anyway. Director Shepard's investigation of La Grenouille almost ruins a CIA sting operation to get a faulty weapon system into Iranian hands. Subsequently, the CIA do their best to protect their asset.
In "Bury Your Dead", Benoit asks Director Shepard for protection, claiming someone is trying to kill him and take over his arms business, added to the fact that he no longer trusts the CIA. Shepard tells him "protect yourself" in true devotion to her father and hands him her gun, although it is later shown that he doesn't take it, as Gibbs is there in the same room to see what really happened that night. At the end of the episode, he is seen floating in the Washington Channel with a single gunshot to his head (from Director Shepard's gun).
In the episode "Angel of Death", it is revealed that La Grenouille is the father of Jeanne Benoit, the woman that DiNozzo falls in love with after seducing her in the course of Director Shepard's undercover investigation, which Shepard later reveals in an apology to the young woman for "crossing the line" in "Internal Affairs". It is implied that both Trent Kort and NCIS Director Jenny Shepard kill him in the episode "Internal Affairs", and in "Judgment Day" (Part 1) Gibbs, reviewing the FBI file, finds evidence that further implicates her while looking at a familiarly marked bullet.
Supervisory Special Agent Abigail "Abby" Borin (Diane Neal) is a Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Special Agent. Originally from a small town in Ohio and an only child, Borin served a tour of duty in Iraq as a sergeant before presumably retiring from the Marines and joining CGIS where she later rose through the ranks, eventually getting the opportunity to lead her own team.
Her most recent appearance was in the season twelve episode, "The San Dominick". She is similar to Gibbs; both are coffee drinkers, liking it the same way, and workaholics with a strong sense of duty to their jobs. In "Safe Harbor", Tony attempts to matchmake the two of them, to no avail, although Borin continues to humor him by returning his wisecracks.
The character is also a recurring special guest on the spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, first appearing when she and Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team conduct a joint investigation. It is revealed that she took Advanced Placement Spanish at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton, Ohio and is fluent in the language. She previously worked with Pride on a joint undercover operation.
Stan Burley (Joel Gretsch) is an NCIS agent who first appears in the first-season episode "High Seas". Prior to the series' start, he was Gibbs' partner and subordinate, but eventually was transferred out as an Agent Afloat, when he was replaced by DiNozzo. He looks up to Gibbs, and enlists his and his teams' help in tracking down a drug dealer on board the USS Enterprise. Burley knew (or at least knew of) Mike Franks, and calls Gibbs following his death to express his condolences.
Over eight years after his first appearance, Burley returns in the season nine episode "Playing with Fire", where he leads DiNozzo and David in tracking down and thwarting a terrorist who tries to destroy the carrier USS Benjamin Franklin in Naples, Italy, under the orders of businessman Harper Dearing. Burley is injured by the terrorist in the process. He returns with DiNozzo and David to the Navy Yard, and is part of the crowd which sees Gibbs place Dearing's photo on the wall of NCIS Most Wanted.
Maureen Cabot (Kelli Williams) is an NCIS Special Agent assigned to the Family & Sexual Violence Program. Nicknamed "Mo", she assisted Gibbs in the episodes "Alleged" and "Viral".
Special Agent Simon Cade (Matthew Willig) was an NCIS special agent on E. J. Barrett's team who appears in three episodes in season eight and the season nine premiere. Prior to being a NCIS agent, Cade attended Yale, where he played football. In the episode "Swan Song", he is wounded in a shootout with Jonas Cobb, but recovers. Following his recovery, he drops off the grid and is suspected of being a mole. Cade was shot and killed by Jonathan Cole in the season nine premiere "Nature of the Beast".
Supervisory Special Agent Paula Cassidy (Jessica Steen) is a criminal profiler for NCIS, who first appears in the episode "Minimum Security". An expert on Middle Eastern terrorists, she works as an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay. During "Minimum Security", she is viewed with suspicion by Gibbs as the deceased victim in the episode had letters containing her name.
She develops a romantic relationship with DiNozzo and the two seemingly stay in contact, but she breaks it off at the end of "Heart Break" after hearing nothing from him (or possibly due to her anger at Gibbs giving her grief). Following the aftermath of Kate Todd's death, Cassidy temporarily joins Gibbs' team during "Mind Games" and helps in the case of a serial killer as well as tracking down a copycat who is carrying out similar killings.
After becoming a team leader and being assigned to the Pentagon, Cassidy's team is killed while investigating a suspected terrorist, and she later joins the team to find out who arranged the phone call and the trap that sent her team to their deaths. She also has a hostile relationship with Ziva David, pronouncing Ziva's surname wrong to antagonize her, a trait that Abby repeats upon meeting Ziva for the first time. It is later revealed that Ziva has been allowing herself to be the target of Cassidy's anger in order to help her through the ordeal of losing her team. As a result of the bombing, Cassidy is left with psychological scars and begins developing survivor's guilt, believing herself to be the one responsible for unknowingly sending her team into the trap. She later sacrifices herself to stop a suicide bomber in the episode "Grace Period", thus saving Gibbs, DiNozzo, Ziva, and three Muslim clerics, who were signing fatwās to promote peace in the Middle East. Her death leaves Tony grief-stricken and finally gives him the courage he needs to tell Jeanne that he loves her. Her portrait is later seen in a bar wall honoring officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
Rebecca Chase (Jeri Ryan) is the second ex-wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. She first appears in "Check". She appears alongside Gibbs' first ex-wife Diane Sterling coincidentally at a crime scene he is investigating; she and Diane explain that they met at a support group. After a day of trying to avoid her, Rebecca then arrives at Gibbs' house, apologizing for cheating on him during their marriage.
Gibbs later interrogates her and her fiancé, who is revealed to be the man she cheated on Gibbs with; and later when it is revealed that her cell phone has been bugged, Gibbs discovers that Sergei Mishnev has been stalking her and has her and her fiancé put into the witness protection programme. In the episode "Off The Grid", after Gibbs goes undercover, McGee and Torres discover that he and Rebecca had a phone conversation the night before. Torres calls Rebecca to find out if she knows any information about Gibbs' undercover operations; though she denies knowing anything and reveals that the two were only making plans for dinner; whether this is supposed to be romantic or not is left unknown.
Carrie Clark (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) is a lawyer and a former Special Agent with the FBI. She worked on FBI Special Agent Tobias Fornell's team, now a criminal attorney. She appears in season 11 episode 8 "Alibi", season 12 episode 8 "Semper Fortis" and season 13 episode 9 "A Day in Court". She has worked with Gibbs and his team on a case, while working for the FBI (off screen).
She first appears in episode Alibi, after Marine Staff Sergeant Justin Dunne, is arrested, Dunne requests an attorney, and hires former FBI agent Carrie Clark, who also happens to be an old acquaintance of the team. Dunne tells Carrie that he has an alibi, in that he was involved in a murder outside of the base at the time of the hit and run, and that somebody else must have stolen his truck. Due to attorney-client privilege, Carrie cannot tell Gibbs and the team anything about Dunne's crime other than he has a solid alibi. However, she manages to leave small, subtle clues for the team to follow.
Lieutenant Jonas Cobb (Kerr Smith) is the real name of the "Port-to-Port Killer", or 'P2P' for short, the primary antagonist of season eight. Originally recruited into a CIA assassination team code-named Frankenstein, Cobb cracked under intense and inhumane training before escaping.
He re-surfaced in Rota, Spain, where he began his pattern of killing Navy personnel when they made landfall. He has also killed victims in Guam, Japan, Norfolk, Washington, D.C. and was in the process of killing another victim in Hawaii before being interrupted by CIA operative Trent Kort.
A ruthless serial killer, he is responsible for the deaths of Mike Franks and NCIS Agent Gaven Levin, and takes NCIS agent E.J. Barrett hostage. One body in the episode "Baltimore" resembles P2P's work, but is later found by Dr. Mallard to be a copycat because of the way the knot is tied. The killer is revealed to be Agent DiNozzo's former superior at Baltimore PD, and the victim is DiNozzo's former partner there, with whom he reconciled. The real P2P, though not known to be Cobb at the time, makes the deception final through a fake Abby Scuito email.
Cobb's modus operandi involves luring his victims into a trap before slashing their throats from behind. He then scrubs the body down with a hospital-grade cleanser before wrapping the bodies in plastic and dumping them in isolated areas. He has been known to dress seamen in the uniforms of officers, and often leaves personal effects of his victims behind frozen in ice that foreshadow his next kill, though his m.o. changes forever in "Swan Song".
Psychological profiling of Cobb depicts him as methodical, intelligent, and opposed to authority, but not easily distracted by law enforcement. The threat posed by Cobb is deemed so great by Director Vance, that he deliberately changes NCIS policy to antagonize Gibbs in the hopes of setting Gibbs up as a figure Cobb will identify with, in an attempt to lure Cobb into a trap. Cobb, after abducting Ziva David, gives himself up to NCIS in order to start the next phase of his plan. While Gibbs interrogates him with Agent Barrett watching, he tells a story about the son of a Marine who was told that he had to have his horse put to sleep, which turns out to be a deadly seed planted into Cobb as a child, since the story was about him anyway.
Cobb is killed in the season eight finale, "Pyramid", where it is revealed that everything he had done since his first kill in Rota has been a part of a larger plan to get revenge on those he holds responsible for Operation Frankenstein—Leon Vance, Trent Kort and the Secretary of the Navy. He is aware that what he does is evil, but maintains that his actions have been for the greater good. He is shot and killed by Gibbs and Vance when he refuses to surrender.
Jonathan Cole (Scott Wolf), alias FBI Agent Casey Stratton, is one of the primary antagonists of season nine. He was formerly a member of "Phantom Eight", a clandestine team of operatives assigned to the Watcher Fleet tasked with protecting the United States Navy. Cole goes rogue some time after the Phantom Eight are disbanded and begins working with Sean Latham, the corrupt Director of Special Operations for the Office of Naval Intelligence and a former member of Phantom Eight himself. Cole and Latham conspire to sell a series of microchips belonging to Phantom Eight members, which give their owners unrivalled access to the Navy mainframe. Cole makes his first appearance in "Nature of the Beast", where he adopts the alias of Casey Stratton, an FBI Agent assigned to investigate a shooting involving Tony DiNozzo. DiNozzo, having forgotten the events that led up to the trauma of the shooting, attempts to reconstruct his memories, recounting his investigation of NCIS Agents Simon Cade and E.J. Barrett. His investigation centers on a microchip Barrett extracted from the body of Gayne Levin, who also served in Phantom Eight, but wound up the last murder victim of Lt. Jonas Cobb, the Port-to-Port Killer. Cole manipulates DiNozzo, Barrett, and Cade into first distrusting one another and then meeting, where he attempts to kill all three before fleeing with the microchip. Cole kills Cade, wounds DiNozzo, and misses Barrett, who flees. He later approaches DiNozzo in the hospital under the Casey Stratton alias, but is unable to kill him as DiNozzo is under guard. Cole reappears in "Housekeeping", where he attempts to kill E.J. Barrett, who has since resurfaced. After the first failed attempt, Latham advises Cole to abandon his mission, but Cole refuses, claiming that he has to see it through, and he murders Latham. Now aware of his role in Phantom Eight and his actual name, NCIS trick Cole into attacking a safehouse under the pretense that Barrett and DiNozzo are hiding there. The safehouse is empty, and Cole is apprehended. His final appearance comes in "Till Death Do Us Part" when Gibbs feels he would be an ideal operative to get close to the terrorist Harper Dearing. Cole agrees in exchange for a (slightly) reduced sentence, but Dearing is already aware of his role and rejects his offer of help. Cole is killed when attempting to defuse a bomb left by Dearing outside NCIS headquarters. Although Cole never offers a reason for his crimes, and the circumstances that led to his becoming a traitor are never detailed, he does admit that he thought he had good reasons for doing what he did; he was soon proven wrong.
Dr. Grace Confalone (Laura San Giacomo) is the therapist of both Gibbs and Dr. Cyril Taft. First appearing in "Loose Cannons", Grace builds a professional relationship and personal friendship with Gibbs, nicknaming him "Popeye", and often resorting to child psychology (including picture charts) to tap into his psyche. In "Family First", Grace befriends Tobias Fornell's daughter Emily at the request of Gibbs while Fornell is in a coma after having been shot. Grace returns in "Privileged Information", as Gibbs investigates a patient of hers, a Marine Sergeant, after she ends up in a coma, and tells Gibbs he should treat it as a murder investigation, but cannot divulge further due to doctor-patient confidentiality. When the patient dies, Grace tells Gibbs that the patient was involved in covering up a murder, but that she didn't tell her any details. In "Twofer", following Gibbs' and McGee's return to the US after a failed mission in Paraguay, Grace is appointed to conduct psychiatric evaluations on them to determine whether they are fit to return to NCIS. Gibbs surprisingly is able to open up to her about his troubles more than she's already known, but McGee skips his appointment with her, frustrating her. Gibbs is able to convince McGee to go to his appointment with Grace, and meets with McGee outside her office after the session, having himself become a more regular patient of Grace. In "Two Steps Back", Grace is seen playing a poker game at Gibbs' house with Gibbs, Vance, Fornell and new NCIS agent Jack Sloane, whom she meets for the first time.
Jerome Craig (Greg Germann) is the Deputy Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Craig is promoted to Acting Director following the drive-by shooting of Jackie Vance. It is in this capacity that he helps investigate Ajay Khan ("Canary"), though he later steps down from his position in "Hereafter". Craig is a bureaucrat, with little-to-no field experience.
Dr. Rachel Cranston (née Todd) (Wendy Makkena) is a psychologist and the older sister of Caitlin Todd. She has made four appearances to date, the first being in the season eight episode "A Man Walks Into a Bar...", Tony gives her the nickname "Dr. Kate's Sister". In the season nine premiere "Nature of the Beast", she helps the team piece together the events of Tony's undercover assignment. Her most recent appearance is in the season eleven "Double Back", when she psychologically evaluates McGee after a bombing leaves his girlfriend Delilah paralyzed.
The former United States Secretary of the Navy, Phillip Davenport (Jude Ciccolella) presumably took over from Edward Sheffield (Dean Stockwell), who was last seen in the position during the final season of JAG and the second season of NCIS. He was in office from at least 2008 (during which he made his first appearance) until he resigned in 2011 during the events of "Pyramid".
Eli David (played by Michael Nouri) has a recurring role, starting in "Last Man Standing", as the head of Mossad. Earlier in the series, it is also mentioned that he is Ziva David's father, as well as that of her half-brother, Ari Haswari, a sort of mercenary/terrorist whom she prevents from shooting Agent Gibbs. David also had a younger daughter, Tali, Ziva's full sister, who is also deceased. Though appearing to be "all business" and uncaring about his children, Eli's reasons for this come from the need to preserve the existence of Israel, a country surrounded by enemy nations. He and Director Vance have shared a history since a time in Amsterdam when Eli saved his life from the attempts of a Russian hit squad.
Towards the end of season six, Eli sends Michael Rivkin to Washington in what Vance describes as a not-so-subtle message that he does not think NCIS are doing their jobs. During "Semper Fidelis", Eli is suspected of using Michael Rivkin to spy on the Americans and using the intelligence to locate a terrorist handler and find a training camp located in Somalia. Vance claims that Eli ordered Ziva to kill Ari and gain Gibbs' trust. In "Aliyah", when Ziva, Gibbs, Vance, and Tony travel to Israel, David accuses Tony of killing Michael Rivkin out of jealousy; Tony, in turn, accuses him of sending every corrupt Mossad officer to Washington for NCIS to handle. Later, David demands that Ziva return full-time to Mossad and complete Rivkin's assignment. Ziva thus travels covertly into a Somali terrorist camp to eliminate Saleem Ulman, its leader. After one member of the team is killed and the other two are wounded, their instructions stand, and this leads directly to Ziva's captivity and torture at Saleem's hands. Afterward, during the episode "Good Cop, Bad Cop", Eli sends Mossad operative Malachi Ben-Gidon to Washington to discredit Ziva and her account of events that led to her capture prior to "Truth or Consequences", which prompts her to believe that her father is corrupt: an opinion disproven during the events of "Enemies Foreign"/"Enemies Domestic" (season eight), wherein Ziva manages to reconcile with her father after understanding his reasoning, and concluding that she wants to live her life on her own terms instead of her father's. In the 11th episode of Season 10, "Shabbat Shalom", Director David comes to the U.S. without any type of protection in hopes of making peace not only with Ziva, but also with Iran via their Intelligence Bureau's Head, David's childhood friend Arash Kazmi (Nasser Faris). Unfortunately, both he and Jackie, Director Vance's wife, are shot and killed in the Vance home during dinner in a drive-by shooting orchestrated by hawkish anti-peace Mossad personnel headed by Deputy Director Ilan Tohar Bodnar (Oded Fehr). The last we see of Director David is Ziva holding his body while sobbing and praying in her native Hebrew. As it turns out, Kazmi was also assassinated that night, an action blamed on the fugitive Bodner, but really undertaken by the CIA in an effort to "stir the (political) pot" in Middle East affairs involving Israel and Iran (see season 10, episode 24, "Damned If You Do)".
Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff) is the primary antagonist during the last episodes of the ninth season. Initially described as "an eccentric businessman whose son was killed in a terrorist bombing", he appears as a domestic terrorist, out for revenge against the Navy due to the death of his son, Evan, which is revealed in "Up in Smoke". Dr. Samatha Ryan describes Dearing as "a sociopathic, paranoid narcissist". After a series of attacks on Navy ships, Dearing plants a bomb at the NCIS Headquarters in the season finale, "Till Death Do Us Part". The resulting cliffhanger leaves most of the main characters' fates unclear. These events spur Gibbs to seek personal revenge against Dearing, culminating in a confrontation in which Gibbs fatally stabs Dearing in self-defense.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr.
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner) is the father of Tony DiNozzo. Described by his son as a "con man", DiNozzo prefers to refer to himself as an entrepreneur. From season seven, he attempts to rebuild his relationship with his son, from whom he had been previously estranged. The character is shown to be particularly charming.
Special Agent Ned Dorneget (Matt L. Jones) is a probationary agent first introduced in the Season 9 episode "Sins of the Father". Usually known as "Dorney" to the rest of the team, he is often assigned to the evidence locker against his wishes and desires to become a full field agent. In "Need to Know", Gibbs decides that he is ready and hands him his first field assignment. Like McGee during his days as a probie, Dorneget is often the butt of Tony's hazing pranks in Season 10, most notably in the episode "Prime Suspect". The character does not return for Season 11 but is briefly mentioned in the Season 12 episode "The San Dominick", when he calls McGee for updates regarding Gibbs and the hostage situation. Later in Season 12, Dorneget returns in the episode "Troll", where it is revealed that he has become a full-fledged NCIS Special Agent and that he also works for NCIS Cyber Operations. In the next episode, "The Lost Boys", Dorneget is killed in Cairo in a terrorist bomb attack after saving dozens of people at a hotel. His mother, CIA officer Joanna Teague (Mimi Rogers), works with NCIS to find the terrorist group responsible for his death.
Special Agent Chad Dunham (Todd Lowe) first appears in the episode "Truth or Consequences". Chad Dunham is a recurring NCIS Special Agent who was stationed in the Horn of Africa when Ziva was being held captive by a group of terrorists in the beginning of season seven. He returned in episode four, "Good Cop, Bad Cop". His third appearance (and the last to date) is in season seven, episode seven, "Endgame", although this time it was in person in DC, when Ziva notices that he "cleans up nice".
Orli Elbaz (Marina Sirtis) is the Director of Mossad, protégée of Eli David, and a close friend to Ziva. In the distant past, prior to her appointment to Mossad, Orli had an affair with Eli David that led to the dissolution of his marriage to Rivka David. In the aftermath of Eli's murder, with Ilan Bodnar going on the run until killed in a fight with Special Agent Ziva David, Orli becomes the new director of Mossad. Though she and Ziva are initially resentful of one another, they reconcile in the season following Ziva's departure from NCIS — and Elbaz is one of the only people she confides in about the paternity of Tali. Orli is last seen transporting the child to NCIS, and relinquishing custody to DiNozzo.
Adam Eshel (Damon Dayoub) works for the Shin Bet, Israeli Secret Service, and is also Ziva David's contact. During Eshel's first appearance, he assists in the investigation into Ilan Bodnar, working with Tony and Ziva; in the same episode, it is mentioned that he and Ziva spent the night together after her father's funeral. In "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", Eshel lends his expertise in order to give DiNozzo an insight into Ziva's personal life and current whereabouts. He is mentioned in "Family First", with DiNozzo stating he has asked Eshel about Ziva's current location, but that Adam says he has not had contact with her in over a year. In Season 17, it is revealed that, after Ziva has escaped the mortar attack, she brought Tali to Adam who then brings the child to Orli. Eshel returns in the NCIS Season 17 episode, "The North Pole" where he was captured by henchmen working for terrorist Sahar who has been hunting Ziva and tortured Adam. Despite Gibbs and Ziva's efforts, they arrive too late to save Eshel who ultimately succumbs to his injuries and dies although Eshel tells them that the real Sahar they've been looking for is someone they know before dying, leading the two to realize that the real Sahar is Gibbs's neighbor, Sarah.
Delilah Fielding-McGee (Margo Harshman) is a Department of Defense analyst and McGee's girlfriend and later his wife. An agent with the Department of Defense, Delilah is first mentioned during the Season 10 finale "Damned If You Do" as a woman McGee has been flirting with who sends him some confidential information relating to a case. She first appears in the Season 11 premiere episode "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" during a coffee date with McGee and later becomes an ally, assisting the NCIS team in their hunt for terrorist Benham Parsa. In the Season 11 episodes "Kill Chain" and "Double Back", Delilah is left badly injured in a missile attack at a black-tie event she and McGee are attending. While McGee is not seriously injured, Delilah is left permanently paralyzed due to shrapnel embedded in her spine, and she thereafter uses a wheelchair. She soon recovers from the incident and continues to assist the NCIS team. In the episode "Page Not Found", McGee confides in Tony that he is planning to ask Delilah to move in with him; Delilah later reveals to Tony that she wants to take a job opening for a senior intelligence analyst, which would require her to move to Dubai for a year. Tony then separately tells the two about their other half's plans; McGee allows her to take the job and they agree to continue their relationship long-distance. McGee also gives her a copy of his house key, which she accepts, reiterating her intent to move in with him after her assignment is over.
After spending almost a year in Dubai, Delilah returns in the episode, "Status Update". When she returns as team leader now based in the US, she and McGee move in together. McGee later buys an engagement ring, with the intent of proposing to Delilah. When McGee spontaneously proposes to Delilah in the elevator in the episode "Love Boat", she accepts. During "Something Blue", McGee and Delilah have been planning their wedding when Delilah collapses. While she recovers in hospital, she and McGee find out that she is pregnant. They change their minds about wedding planning and marry in a private ceremony in their apartment surrounded by the NCIS team. In the episode "Ready or Not", Delilah goes into labor and Abby takes her to the hospital. A hostage situation occurs in the hospital and McGee is caught up in it while Delilah gives birth to twins, John (a boy), named after McGee's father Admiral John McGee, and Morgan (a girl), named after ER Guard (and former Law Enforcement Officer) Morgan Cade who was fatally shot trying to help McGee arrest an arms dealer. McGee is unharmed and eventually is able to be with Delilah when she gives birth.
Jenna Flemming (Mary Stuart Masterson) is a Congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives, representing Maryland's 9th district. Her political career started when she was elected to the School Board; she has been a member of the House since 2001. Since "A Many Splendored Thing", Congresswoman Flemming is the ranking member of the House Counterterrorism Subcommittee. She was a descendant of Attila the Hun.
Congresswoman Flemming starts a romantic relationship with Director Vance after his team investigates death threats against her and the death of her aide. She is interested in grooming Vance for a political career, and even offered to help Gibbs become the new Director of NCIS should Vance leave. When Flemming and Vance come to blows over their different views of politics, the two agree that they are not good at not letting these differences interfere with their relationship and decide to take a break from it to figure things out.
Emily Fornell (Juliette Angelo) is the daughter of Agent Tobias Fornell and Diane Sterling. Emily first appears during season four, played by Payton Spencer. During season eleven, "Devil's Triad", Emily is kidnapped and subsequently rescued by NSA Analyst Eleanor Bishop, while in season twelve she is visibly distraught following her mother's death. In "Cabin Fever", she enlists Gibbs' assistance when Tobias is arrested for DUI. She later appears in person in the episode "Dead Letter", where she quickly learns about her father being critically wounded by an unknown assassin. Out of anger and grief (especially as it happens just a year after her mother has been murdered), she demands that Gibbs swear to her to find the one who did this and make him pay. She later calls Gibbs requesting his help, as the nurse at the hospital refuses to resuscitate Fornell due to a "do not resuscitate" clause he had written when he was still grieving for her mom's death. While waiting for him to wake up, she attempts to paint his toenails to look like watermelons, but then she notices he is waking up and tries to talk to him. He is only awake for a few moments, but he tells her to tell Gibbs some vital information relating to SISCO regarding stolen cell-phones. This information allows them to track down Jacob Scott (whom they had believed was the man who murdered Terdei and left Fornell under critical condition at the time) who, much to everyone's surprise, has surrendered to NCIS custody at the Navy Yard. In "Family First", she is still waiting for her dad's recovery. During this time, she also runs out of nail-polish, thus leaving her pedicure on her dad incomplete. In addition, Gibbs, under the pretense of helping to catch the man who tried to kill Tobias (although it is heavily implied that it is actually to help Emily come to terms with what might happen), brings his shrink, Dr. Grace Confalone, who also proceeds to help her with the project. She affectionately calls Gibbs "Uncle Gibbs".
Senior FBI Special Agent Tobias C. Fornell (Joe Spano), later a private investigator, first appears in the series premiere episode "Yankee White". He is often involved in "inter-agency turf wars" with Gibbs' NCIS team. The two frequently pretend to be furiously angry at each other in front of their agents, while privately they are on friendly terms. When their teams have to share jurisdiction on a case, Gibbs usually asks for operational control; in exchange, credit for successes is claimed by Fornell's team. Their friendship is close enough for Gibbs to delay his retirement in the episode "Escaped" to assist Fornell in recapturing a fugitive. In the episode "The Bone Yard", Fornell comes to Gibbs for help when he is accused of being a mole for the mafia. In the same episode, he reveals that Gibbs is likely his only friend. Gibbs seems to feel similarly about Fornell, going so far as to fake Fornell's death to further the investigation to clear him of guilt. It is revealed in the episode "Twilight", that Fornell was married to Gibbs' second wife (Diane) after she and Gibbs divorced, something that Gibbs warned him against. Fornell often refers to Diane as "our ex-wife" to Gibbs. Fornell and Diane have a daughter, Emily. After a period of estrangement, the two reunite and agree to marry. Diane is later murdered, and Fornell turns to alcoholism for a short time.
After being shot by an unknown assailant (later revealed to be Trent Kort) in "Homefront", Fornell spends the next few months convalescing on Gibbs' couch, before finally returning to his own place around Christmas.
In season 15, Gibbs discovers that Fornell had falsified evidence to get Gabriel Hicks convicted as a serial murder and is forced to testify against him, resulting in his being fired from the FBI and becoming a private investigator; this causes a temporary break in their friendship. They make up when Hicks is eventually found to indeed be guilty and is arrested, exonerating Fornell. Despite being offered back a position in the FBI, Fornell chooses to stay in his new career.
Fornell is the only recurring character to appear in every season, except season 17, of NCIS.
Special Agent-in-Charge Mike Franks, NIS (Ret.) (Muse Watson) is introduced in episode flashbacks in the episode "Hiatus" (Part 1). He is Gibbs' former mentor and partner, still referring to Gibbs as "Probie", just as DiNozzo does with McGee. In "Hiatus" (Part 2), it is stated that he retired to Mexico in 1996, roughly five years after Gibbs joined NCIS, after being disgruntled with the government's failure to prevent the Khobar Towers bombing. Although he comes across as crass and uncaring, Franks has been known to be very devious and sneaky, even hiding the fact that he had a son, though Gibbs helps hide his granddaughter and the girl's mother. Gibbs has picked up many of his mannerisms, including the trademark head slap he gives to DiNozzo and his ability to find a way around red tape. Jenny Shepard, who was still a junior agent during Franks' time, brings him back in hopes of helping Gibbs regain his memory after suffering a concussion in part 2 of "Hiatus". He is unable to help Gibbs regain his memory, although Gibbs recognizes him on sight. Franks is the only survivor of the gun battle that ends Director Shepard's life and finds some evidence for which the new director was apparently looking, though he is outside getting himself water for tea when the shooting starts and goes back in to make sure that the other shooters are dead. He is the last person to know about then-Director Shepard's incurable illness during her lifetime, as Gibbs only has suspicions at the time as of "Judgment Day" (Part 1). In his visit to Gibbs' bedside in season three, it is revealed in flashbacks that he warned members of the intelligence community about the threat that Osama Bin Laden posed to American servicemen abroad some time before the Khobar Towers bombing. After the deaths of a number of Air Force personnel in the bombing, Franks retired to Mexico and handed control of the MCRT to Gibbs.
In season seven, Franks is seemingly ambushed by Colonel Merton Bell's henchmen and hitmen from the Reynosa drug cartel. His fate is left ambiguous and whether he is killed or captured in the attack is unknown. However, Franks later appears again to assist DiNozzo in investigating Alejandro. As a result of the gunfight between Bell and the Reynosa Cartel's men, Franks loses his right index finger. In the beginning of season eight, in the episode "Spider and the Fly", he appears after four months by showing up at Gibbs' house to help him, the team, Vance, and Jackson Gibbs destroy Paloma and Alejandro once and for all. Franks is killed by Jonas Cobb, the "Port-to-Port Killer", outside of Gibbs' house in the season-eight episode "Swan Song" as he attempts to apprehend Cobb. Franks, a Marine like Gibbs, is given a full military burial at the end of the season-eight finale. Franks was also revealed in this episode to be dying of cancer and Gibbs was making him a coffin. In the episode "Newborn King", Leyla and her daughter are revealed to have moved to Washington, DC, following Franks' death. In "Outlaws and In-Laws", Gibbs is stated to be godfather to Leyla's daughter Amira. In "Anonymous Was a Woman" Franks is shown (in flashback) as having conducted a rescue program for Afghan women. Mike continues to appear as a figment of Gibbs' imagination, often offering advice.
Jackson Gibbs (Ralph Waite) is the father of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. After his son left to join the Marines, Jackson Gibbs continued to live in the town of Stillwater, Pennsylvania. He was widowed some years before the events in the season six episode "Heartland". During the episode "Frame Up", Gibbs mentions that his father painted pin-up girl Betty Grable on the nose of his P-51 Mustang. Jackson served as a pilot in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Disoriented once while returning from a mission, Jackson was saved by an enemy German pilot. The pilots' reunion is the subject of the eleventh season's episode Better Angels. In the season seven finale, "Rule Fifty-One", Paloma Reynosa of the Reynosa cartel enters Gibbs' store and turns the sign on the door from open to closed. This is following Reynosa's warning to Gibbs that if he does not do exactly as she says she will kill everyone he ever met and is all part of Paloma's plan to get revenge on Gibbs who killed her father twenty years previously. However, in the season eight opening, "Spider and the Fly", it is revealed that Gibbs managed to warn his father about the approaching danger just in time and Jackson is able to fight back against Paloma's men and escape before they could manage to kill him.
In "Heartland", it is revealed that Jackson and his son are estranged, but in later appearances, they reconcile and become close. In "The Namesake", it is revealed that Jackson named his son after LJ — Leroy Jethro Moore (Billy Dee Williams). According to Jethro, it was LJ who inspired him to join the Marine Corps as a teenager. LJ revealed to Gibbs that he, Jackson and the latter's wife Ann were friends growing up and both men fell in love with Ann. Due to segregation, Jackson married Ann as LJ was African-American and an inter-racial marriage was a social taboo during that time. The strained relationship between Gibbs and Jackson starts to mend after they bond during the case and they get an insight into what the other is feeling. Gibbs finally starts to forgive his father when he learns that he has finished restoring the car that had been Gibbs' only dream during his teenage years. Jackson later tells Gibbs to take the car and they promise to keep in touch. Gibbs also starts to call his father "Dad" instead of "Jack". It is eventually revealed that Gibbs' resentment for his father came from the difficult relationship between his parents. Gibbs' mother, Ann, was a hard woman to live with and they mutually had affairs despite their strong feelings for one another. Gibbs blamed his father's affairs for his mother leaving. The only thing that kept Gibbs and his father in contact after that was Gibbs' wife, Shannon. In the season 11 finale, "Honor Thy Father" (which aired exactly three months after Waite's death in February 2014), Vance tells Gibbs that Jackson suffered a fatal stroke. Jackson is buried with full military honors, with the USAF honor guards presenting Gibbs with Old Glory from Jackson's casket and performing Taps. LJ and Gibbs' team are present at the funeral.
Kelly Gibbs is the daughter of Leroy Jethro Gibbs and his first wife, Shannon. Both Shannon and Kelly were killed in a car wreck caused by Mexican drug dealer Pedro Hernandez in Oceanside, California, while Gibbs was deployed during Desert Storm. She first appears in "Hiatus" (Part 1).
Shannon Gibbs (née Fielding) (Darby Stanchfield) is the late wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs and the mother of his daughter, Kelly. Both Shannon and Kelly were killed in a car wreck caused by Mexican drug dealer Pedro Hernandez in Oceanside, California, while Gibbs was deployed during Desert Storm. She first appears in "Hiatus" (Part 1).
Dr. Jordan Hampton (Torri Higginson) first appears in the episode "Identity Crisis". When a "John Doe" is donated to science and Ducky finds mercury in his brain, he is outraged that the medical examiner who performed the autopsy did not think to check his brain before donating him. As he and Gibbs go to confront "him" (Ducky mistakenly assumed that Dr. Hampton was male), he asks Gibbs to think no less of him for giving the M.E. a piece of his mind. After finding out that Dr. Hampton was not male, Ducky was visibly placated. Jordan came back to Ducky's autopsy room to help him find anything else she might have missed, and decodes the tattoo on his arm, helping Gibbs and his team eventually solve the case. She also reveals in this episode that she likes things neat and clean. She made a reappearance in the episode "Broken Bird" to help Ducky overcome grief and guilt for euthanizing a tortured Afghan when he was a doctor in the military. The two show some romantic interest in both episodes. Also, although she did not appear in the episode, she gave Ducky the autopsy report for La Grenouille in the episode "Internal Affairs".
Margaret Allison Hart
M. Allison Hart (Rena Sofer) is an attorney. She is contacted by Colonel Merton Bell while he is being tried by the Mexican authorities for bounty hunting in their country. Hart successfully gets Bell released from prison on the condition that he not leave Mexico. Vengeful against the man who sent him to prison, Bell sends Hart to Washington to defend any accused who are involved in Gibbs' investigations. Hart starts to take up every case that involves Gibbs. Hart's skills as a lawyer are a match for Gibbs' skills as an investigator. Despite their animosity, they appear to be attracted to one another. It is implied that they share a kiss at the end of one episode. In the episode "Mother's Day", when Gibbs' former mother-in-law (Shannon's mother) becomes a suspect in a murder investigation in which the victim was linked to the cartel responsible for the deaths of Shannon and Kelly, Gibbs covertly hires Hart to defend her. He then deliberately makes procedural errors to prevent her arrest and prosecution, permitting Hart to get her out of NCIS' custody. In the episode "Patriot Down", Abby writes a report on the murder of Mexican drug dealer Pedro Hernandez, a crime committed by Gibbs in 1991 in retaliation for Hernandez' murder of Gibbs' wife and daughter. The report never makes it to Mexico as it is intercepted by Hart, indicating that she has switched her allegiances. Her last appearance is "Rule Fifty-One", in which she confronts Gibbs over the report, and though she states that the report will end his career, she offers to defend him in court if it comes to that. Off-screen in "The Spider and the Fly", Hart resigns from her job at NCIS and moves away, taking the report with her in order to protect Gibbs from Paloma Reynosa and Alejandro Rivera, Hernandez's two children hell bent on revenge on Gibbs for their father's murder. After Alejandro accidentally kills Paloma, mistaking her for Gibbs, and is arrested, Hart mails the report back to Vance, who then puts it in storage.
Ari Haswari (portrayed by Rudolf Martin) is a terrorist who attacks and wounds both Gibbs and Gerald Jackson when he infiltrates the NCIS morgue during the episode "Bête Noire". NCIS initially identifies him as an undercover Mossad agent in the episode "Reveille", but he is really a rogue agent working for Hamas and he is later found to be the leader of an Al-Qaeda cell in Washington, D.C., the latter info a correct summation made by Gibbs in "Twilight". Ari is an early arch-enemy of Agent Gibbs, as well as Eli David's first-born child. Both of his parents were medical doctors; Ari's mother, Hasmia Haswari, was Palestinian and his father, Dr. Benjamin Weinstein (actually Eli David using an alias), was Israeli. He underwent medical training in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, in order to serve undercover inside the Gaza Strip, where his mother was killed during a retaliatory bombardment by Israel. The event prompted Ari to join the radical Islamic cause. It is shown that he hates his Israeli father as Eli David arranged for the attack on Gaza on a day when Ari was in the city. He preferred to be referred to as Haswari in school instead of Ari. Ari's motivation for his actions is his hatred of his father, who groomed him from birth to be a spy within Al-Qaeda, and was very likely the reason why Gibbs later suspects him in "Twilight" to be the head of an Al-Qaeda cell in Washington, D.C.
After murdering Special Agent Kate Todd in the episode "Twilight", and mounting several further attacks on NCIS members (including Gibbs) in the two part episodes "Kill Ari (Part I)" and "Kill Ari (Part 2)", his reign of terror finally comes to an end when Ari is killed by his half-sister, Mossad officer Ziva David, who is later offered and accepts a position at NCIS as Mossad liaison officer. It is revealed in the episode "Aliyah" by Director Vance that Ziva had been under orders to kill Ari, as he was out of control and planning a massive terrorist attack, and to gain Gibbs' trust in the process, which ended whatever secret Gibbs and Ziva could keep from the rest of NCIS. Ziva initially does not believe that Ari was an enemy agent and becomes his control officer in hopes of protecting him, until he nearly kills Gibbs, when she hears the truth from his own lips. Ziva does not fully come to terms with killing her brother, and experiences moments of guilt and hurt, even with her departure from Mossad (after the beginning of season 7) and her new American citizenship coming through (in that season's finale episode "Rule Fifty-One"). Haswari is mentioned various times even after the character's death and Ziva's departure from NCIS. In the season 12 premiere, he is mentioned by terrorist Sergei Mishnev, the main antagonist of the season (Alex Veadov) (and Ari's own half-brother on their mother's side), who attempts to kill Gibbs in revenge.
Gerald Jackson (Pancho Demmings) first appears in the episode "Yankee White". Gerald Jackson is Dr. Mallard's original assistant until being incapacitated by Ari Haswari after being held hostage in the morgue While recuperating from the gunshot wound to his shoulder, his position is filled by Jimmy Palmer. Approximately a year and a half later, a week before he was scheduled to return to work, Gerald is again captured by Ari Haswari in an effort to secure Dr. Mallard's attention. After Ari released him, Gerald was not seen again until "Kill Ari (Part 2)" and was replaced by Jimmy Palmer.
NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nikki Jardine (Susan Kelechi Watson) first appears in the episode "Leap of Faith". She assists Gibbs' team in keeping watch on communications, and speaks fluent Arabic and Kurdish. When she is first introduced, Tony and the rest of the team are turned off by her germaphobic behaviour: reluctance to shake hands, wiping down phones with wet wipes before using them. In the episode "In the Zone", despite being a germaphobe, revolted at the idea of field work, Jardine asks to go to Baghdad with Tony. She ostensibly goes there on a case, but she also has her own reasons. Her brother had been injured while serving there, and a local villager, mistaken by Marines as an insurgent, was killed while attempting to help him, prompting Jardine to help the villager's children. Her last appearance is "In the Zone".
Clayton Jarvis (Matt Craven) is the Secretary of the Navy appointed after the events of the season eight finale, "Pyramid", which led to the resignation of Secretary Davenport. Jarvis is an old friend of Director Leon Vance and it seems that he comes highly recommended in D.C. Jarvis is introduced in the final scene in a meeting between himself, Director Vance and Anthony DiNozzo. In the meeting, Jarvis appoints DiNozzo to NCIS' black operations program and orders him to investigate an NCIS agent suspected of leaking information. When Jarvis hands DiNozzo the file with the agent's name, he recognizes the name but it remains unknown to viewers. In season nine's "Nature of the Beast", it is revealed that the mole is none other than Simon Cade, a member of E.J. Barrett's team. However, it is also revealed that Cade was framed earlier, and that Jarvis was supplied with misinformation by Sean Latham. Nevertheless, Jarvis proves to be an asset to the team such as when E.J. Barrett reappears. Jarvis lies to Sean Latham, knowing that he will leak the information to E.J.'s tracker, so that they can lead him into a trap. He later also helps a joint NCIS/PsychOps operation to apprehend the person who is blackmailing him with a copy of a top secret file. The blackmailer is believed to be Jarvis's childhood friend, Philip Wickes, whose company is about to lose its contracts with the Navy. The operation involves a faked assassination attempt on Jarvis to destabilize Wickes. Jarvis later dies in the Season 11 premiere episode, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" where he is the victim of a bombing; his death leaves Vance devastated. Following Jarvis's death, he is replaced by Sarah Porter (Leslie Hope).
Special Agent Zoe Keates (Marisol Nichols) is employed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Prior to 2001, Zoe worked for the Philadelphia Police Department alongside Anthony DiNozzo, where they were both rookie patrol officers at the same time. They were partners until DiNozzo transferred to Baltimore. In season twelve, Zoe and Tony meet during an investigation into a jihadist group. Sometime later, they begin a relationship, and DiNozzo introduces her to his father. In "Sister City", DiNozzo informs McGee and Bishop that he and Zoe have split up.
Trent Kort (David Dayan Fisher) first appears in the episode "Smoked". He works for the CIA; while he usually manages to avoid getting caught for illegalities, he nevertheless almost always has his own agenda. He has a tendency to lie to peoples' faces, even Gibbs'. (In the episode "Dead Reckoning", he tells Gibbs that trust is elusive at best; Gibbs responds that, between them, it is not elusive but impossible.) He manages to keep a neutral relationship with everyone on Gibbs' team except DiNozzo, as he blows up Tony's car in the episode "Bury Your Dead" and keeps La Grenouille informed about Tony's relationship with his daughter, even though it is an undercover mission. However, Kort is shown to have some strong ties within the CIA, as he is able to get files for Gibbs on Ducky and Director Vance. It is also speculated that Kort killed La Grenouille, though it is implied Jenny Shepard may have also been responsible, as her Glock 19 magazine is found to have left the same imprints on a 9mm bullet as the one that killed "The Frog". Following the La Grenouille incident, Kort is assigned to a desk. After engineering a double murder, Kort approaches Gibbs for help in tracking down one of NCIS' most-wanted criminals, and seizes $300 million in illegal assets for the CIA's use—attempting to get his old field-agent job back. Gibbs believes that Kort may be more dangerous behind a desk than when he is in the field.
Kort returns in season eight, tracking down Lt. Jonas Cobb—also known as the Port-to-Port Killer—at the behest of the CIA. Aware of Cobb's identity from the beginning of the investigation, Kort tries to save one of Cobb's victims; but the effort costs him his left eye, which he sends to the NCIS team. Kort is later revealed to have been the training officer for Operation Frankenstein, the "super soldier" program in which Cobb participated. Cobb wants revenge on all those who made him a killer and that includes Kort, whom he kidnaps along with Jimmy Palmer and E.J. Barrett in the season finale. However, his real goal is to have revenge on the man who authorized the operation: SecNav Phillip Davenport. As he is waiting for Davenport to arrive, Cobb tortures Kort, Palmer, and E.J. with a water hose as a reminder of what he was put through during his training. Cobb is killed before he can kill any of the hostages. CIA agent Ray Cruz later receives a text message saying that Kort is in Tel Aviv and that he has to go there straight away. Kort also makes an appearance in NCIS: Los Angeles, revealing that he has worked with Agent G. Callen in the past.
Kort returns in Season 13 "Dead Letter", with a glass eye replacing his lost one. He is found assaulting an MI6 agent, Clayton Reeves. Later in the season, it is revealed that Kort is the man responsible for framing British agent Jacob Scott, with Kort being revealed as the person who sold nuclear secrets to the Russians, therefore being shown as the main antagonist of that season, and later also being responsible for the apparent death of Ziva David, after hiring a contract killer to burn down Eli David's farmhouse in Israel in a mortar attack. Eventually, he is confronted and killed by Reeves and the NCIS team and FBI agent Tess Monroe when they arrive on the scene and confront him over his actions.
Special Agent Brent Langer (Jonathan LaPaglia) first appears in the episode "Tribes". He is killed in the episode "Last Man Standing" by Agent Michelle Lee, and initially suspected of being a mole. Lee is, in fact, the mole, as Langer learns, and she kills him to preserve her cover. He was mentored by Gibbs at NCIS before joining the FBI and is transferred back to NCIS at Gibbs' recommendation. He works with Gibbs' team in the episode "Tribes", where he assists the team in tracking down a terrorist recruiter. Gibbs places his voided FBI agent ID card on a wall commemorating fallen personnel in the episode, "Collateral Damage", just as Gibbs is turning his suspicion back to Agent Lee.
Special Agent Michelle Lee (Liza Lapira) first appears in the episode "Shalom". She is brought in between season three and four to bring the team back up to full strength following the departure of Gibbs. Following Gibbs' return early on in the season she is transferred to the legal department and is frequently seen delivering warrants to the team, also having a covertly intimate affair with the medical examiner's assistant, Jimmy Palmer. She returns to the series in season six as part of Gibbs' new team, but is reassigned after the first episode. It is revealed that she is a mole in NCIS who has accessed for a foreign power at least the Joint Chiefs' strategic battle plans for a potential Middle Eastern operation, if Israel's enemies were to once again make war upon her. Although Gibbs figures out gradually that she is a spy, and affirms his conclusions by inserting a picture of an agent she shot, as if he were the spy, on a barwall "Slain Heroes" wall ("Collateral Damage"), she is caught in the next episode "Cloak". However, when caught she claims that she was forced to trade government secrets because her daughter Amanda has been kidnapped. But Amanda, it turns out, is actually her sister. The deaths of their parents prompted Lee to raise Amanda as her child. In the episode "Dagger", after she learns that Amanda is safe, she gives Gibbs silent permission to kill the Weatherman, the person responsible for the crimes. The Weatherman uses her as a human shield until Gibbs fires into Lee's abdomen, the bullets passing through her body and killing both of them. In the course of her espionage, Lee kills Special Agent Brent Langer and Petty Officer Steve Vargo, whom she was blackmailing for the aforementioned classified information. Director Vance hints that she may have been headed for a death sentence had she survived in "Dagger" as punishment for having committed treason against the United States with her actions. When asked by Vance if Lee should be called a hero or a villain, Gibbs responds simply, "Both".
Special Agent Gayne Levin (Alimi Ballard) was an NCIS special agent on the team of E. J. Barrett who appears in three episodes in season eight. In the episode "Swan Song", he is shot and killed in a shootout with Jonas Cobb.
Jake Malloy (Jamie Bamber) is NCIS Agent Ellie Bishop's ex-husband and an attorney for the National Security Agency. He becomes friends with Ellie's boss, SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs. After her transfer from the NSA to NCIS, Jake and Ellie's marriage begins to show signs of stress, which he disingenuously attributes to the fact that they can no longer talk about their day with each other like they used to. However, it is revealed, in the season 13 episode 9 "Day In Court", that Jake has been dishonest, having an affair with fellow NSA employee Taylor Matthews. Following this revelation, Bishop returns home to Oklahoma for some time to herself. Then in the "Spinning Wheel" Jake comes to Bishop and makes attempts to apologize for the infidelity, but she recognizes that an affair is only a symptom of a wider pattern, and tells him that their marriage is over.
Lieutenant Colonel Hollis Mann (Susanna Thompson) is a unit commander in the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, NCIS's counterpart in the Army. She first appears in the episode "Sandblast". Mann is assigned by her superiors to work on a co-operative investigation with NCIS involving a bombing at the Army-Navy Golf Club. She and Gibbs have a serious relationship, even earning the nickname "future ex-wife number four" from DiNozzo. Their attraction becomes overt in the episode "Sharif Returns", as they discuss their possible relationship but refuse to act on it until Sharif is caught. At the end of the episode, they kiss. Although she and Gibbs clearly have serious feelings for each other, she is often frustrated by his reluctance to express his emotions. In the episode "In the Dark", she returns from choosing her successor and is upset to find that Gibbs has worked through the night to fix her home's plumbing, seeing it as a sign that he does not want to stick around. She confronts him, saying, "I'm aware there are three billion men in the world, and not all of them have to want me, but you should want me, and the fact that you don't makes me wonder why I ever wanted you." He calmly informs her that he worked on the plumbing through the night because he wanted to surprise her, but that "it's gonna be a bigger job than I thought...it's gonna take a while". She realizes that this is his oblique way of committing to their relationship for the long haul and kisses him fiercely.
In the episode "Ex-File" the relationship with Gibbs ends when she discovers the truth about Shannon and Kelly from Ducky and realizes that Gibbs is still silently mourning their deaths. She is offered a position at NCIS by Director Jenny Shepard, but instead chooses retirement from the Army, in the episode "In the Dark". In the episode "Lost and Found", the Stars and Stripes military newspaper Shepard is reading reveals that Mann has relocated to the Hawaiian island of Lanai. Mann reappears in the eleventh-season episode "Kill Chain", as a special agent for the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, which is the criminal investigative arm of the Department of Defense's Office of the Inspector General, and she later returns in the NCIS Season 12 episode, "We Build, We Fight".
Sarah McGee (portrayed by Sean Murray's real-life stepsister Troian Bellisario) is the younger sister of Timothy McGee. She makes two quick cameos in Seasons 2 and 3 before making a full appearance in "Twisted Sister".
Tess Monroe (Sarah Clarke) is an FBI Senior Special Agent. After working with Tobias Fornell, Monroe joins NCIS in the hunt for British spy Jacob Scott during season thirteen. She participates in a shootout with the NCIS team that results in the intentional death of Trent Kort. Executive Producer Gary Glasberg described Monroe as "full of fire and cynicism and sarcasm and wit and energy and is extremely experienced". Tess has been divorced multiple times, but has no children. She "thinks of her team as her family. She's no-nonsense on the outside, but has a big heart underneath with a belief in honor, justice and doing what's right. She'll fight to protect the values she holds dear, and her team, with determination and a bit of sarcasm".
Leroy Jethro "LJ" Moore
Leroy Jethro "LJ" Moore (Billy Dee Williams) is the childhood friend of Jackson Gibbs and his future wife Ann — Jethro Gibbs's parents. They were all friends growing up together. Jackson and LJ both fell in love with Ann, but Jackson married her. LJ is "The Namesake" of Jethro Gibbs, and according to Jethro, it was LJ who inspired him to join the Marine Corps as a teenager. LJ stands next to Jethro Gibbs at Jackson's funeral in Season 11's final episode "Honor Thy Father".
Thomas Morrow (Alan Dale) is the Director of NCIS until the beginning of season three. He first appears in the NCIS two-part pilot episodes, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown", before making his official debut in the season one episode, "Yankee White", with his final appearance as NCIS Director in the season three opener "Kill Ari (Part I)", when he leaves to accept an appointment as a Senior Division Chief in the Department of Homeland Security. He appears in several episodes during seasons one and two, but unlike his replacements, Directors Shepard and Vance, Morrow himself is not part of the main cast, and is credited as either a recurring character or a guest star. He has less direct involvement with the team's cases than either of his successors (exceptions being matters of terrorism and national security), and seems to spend much of his time in MTAC monitoring NCIS' global presence. While he seems to like Gibbs, he is less tolerant of Gibbs' personal style and methods than Jenny or Vance; he has a deeply serious, almost stern demeanor, and Gibbs only ever refers to him as "sir". This is probably due to Gibbs being a former Gunnery Sergeant / Scout-Sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps. and Morrow being a former Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. He reappears in his Homeland Security position in the Season 10 episodes, "Chasing Ghosts" and "Berlin". He also appears in the Season 11 premiere episode, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" where he is left badly injured in an explosion that kills current SECNAV, Clayton Jarvis. Morrow later informs Vance that a terrorist group, the Brotherhood of Doubt, are responsible for the bombing and are targeting former NCIS Special Agent Ziva David. In the season 13 episode, "Return to Sender", Morrow is found dead, having been shot in the head by a sniper the team presume is former British spy Jacob Scott, although it is later revealed that the actual killer is former CIA agent Trent Kort.
Special Agent Christopher "Chris" Pacci (Tim Kelleher) is an NCIS special agent who worked at NCIS Headquarters with Special Agent Gibbs for at least three years. He was murdered in "Dead Man Talking".
Richard Parsons (Colin Hanks) is an investigator who works for the Department of Defense Inspector General. He also bears some resemblance to Timothy McGee, causing Anthony DiNozzo and Abby Sciuto to refer to him as McGee's "evil doppelgänger". He first appears in "Double Blind", the penultimate episode of season 10, in which he is investigating the aftermath of the NCIS team's handling of the Ilan Bodnar case. Initially believed to be pursuing Ziva David, and then Director Vance, the team soon learn his target is Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Parsons goes to great lengths to take Gibbs to court for all of his "wrongdoings", but after a bombing that results in the death of SECNAV Clayton Jarvis in the season 11 premiere episode "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot", Parsons' perspective on Gibbs' team changes after Gibbs defends him during an ambush in Iran. Parsons repays the debt by saving Gibbs' life during a gunfight. Later, back in Washington, D.C., Parsons drops his investigation into NCIS and also grants McGee, David, and DiNozzo permission to get their badges back and become agents again.
Phineas (Jack Fisher) is a 9-year-old boy who lives across the street from Gibbs. He and Gibbs first make contact after he throws a baseball through Gibbs' window. Gibbs and he spend much time together, including when Gibbs provides help for a science project. In the season 17 episode "IRL", Phineas' video-gaming abilities help the team capture a murder suspect. Phineas' parents are locked in a custody battle over him.
Sarah Porter (Leslie Hope) is the incumbent United States Secretary of the Navy. Recruited without any military background, she is the first female to hold the position. She attended Harvard and attained a business degree, before becoming a career politician. She is divorced and has one daughter, Megan, who is revealed to be a teenager. Gibbs is later tasked with locating her daughter after she is kidnapped in "React", an event which leads Porter to question her future as the Secretary of the Navy, although she remains at her post as of season 14.
Secretary Porter has also appeared in an episode of season 2 of NCIS: New Orleans, and has frequently been mentioned on NCIS: Los Angeles, although she's yet to make a physical appearance.
Paloma Reynosa (Jacqueline Obradors) is the head of the Reynosa drug cartel, the most powerful cartel in Mexico, the daughter of drug dealer Pedro Hernandez and the elder sister of Mexican Justice Department official Alejandro Rivera. Paloma took over control of the cartel when her husband died. During her years in charge, the cartel grew to be powerful enough to infiltrate the US Navy. As a way to try to end the drug war in Mexico, the Mexican government launches a task force project with American law enforcement agencies to strike against the cartels. Paloma is contacted by Colonel Merton Bell, who is seeking revenge against the man who had sent him into a Mexican prison: Agent Gibbs. Bell has uncovered evidence that Gibbs killed Paloma's father with a sniper rifle in 1991. They form a partnership and elaborate a scheme to have revenge on Gibbs. Paloma's brother, Alejandro, uses his position in the task force to get the forensic evidence linking Gibbs to the murder using Abby Sciuto's skills. When the evidence is uncovered, Bell sends Lieutenant Jason Paul Dean to kill Special Agent Lara Macy, who knew about Hernandez' murder but covered up the evidence while still an MP officer, believing it to be a just killing. Later, Bell tries to kill Mike Franks but Paloma needs him alive as leverage so she orders Dean to kill Bell and bring back Franks' severed finger. He also returns with Gibbs taken prisoner. Paloma tells him of her true intention: she doesn't want his death, she wants his life. She wants Gibbs to work for her or she will kill his friends and family, starting with his coworkers and finishing with his father.
Four months later, Paloma is lured to a safe house where she believes Gibbs, Jackson, and Mike Franks have taken refuge. Alejandro arrives separately, having been tricked into believing Paloma is dead through a note purposely left behind by Director Vance and Agent DiNozzo as bait for a trap. He then opens fire on the safe house with a submachine gun, believing Gibbs and his father to be in it. After being arrested, Alejandro soon learns that Paloma was actually in the safe house all along, resulting in Alejandro unintentionally killing his sister. Paloma then recites the poem of the spider and the fly as her last words before dying. Paloma has a fascination for the work of Tennessee Williams, citing him on three occasions: twice in "Rule Fifty-One" ("We are all sentenced to solitary confinement within our own skins for life" and "Cruel men consider themselves paragons of frankness") and in "Spider and the Fly" ("Don't look forward to the day you stop suffering for when it comes you'll know you're dead.").
Alejandro Rivera (Marco Sanchez) is a high-ranking official of the Mexican Justice Department and, secretly, the son of drug dealer Pedro Hernandez and the brother of Paloma Reynosa who is the head of the Reynosa drug cartel. Rivera is assigned by his government to be a liaison with American law enforcement agencies on a special anti-drug project of forming a Mexican-American task force to strike against the drug cartels, notably against Reynosa. Secretly, Rivera's objective is to have revenge for his father's death by using Abby Sciuto's forensic skills to investigate the cold case while training a class of task force forensic specialists in Mexico. It is later revealed that Gibbs killed Hernandez and Rivera was counting on Abby's report to bring Gibbs down but it never reaches Mexico having been intercepted by Margaret Allison Hart, who is working on the task force project. However, Alejandro makes one huge mistake when he arrives at NCIS and later threatens Abby, prompting the entire team, including Leon Vance, to have him removed. He is duped into thinking that his sister, Paloma, had been killed, and goes to the safe house she was at, thinking that he can kill Gibbs and his father. However, he ends up killing Paloma and is then arrested for her death. He reappears in season 11's finale "Honor Thy Father" when it is revealed that he used his cartel to fund operations for the Brotherhood of Doubt after Parsa's death, as a result of the two sharing a common enemy— Agent Gibbs.
Michael Rivkin (Merik Tadros) first appears in the episode "Last Man Standing" as a Mossad officer. He is working with Ziva David when she is on an undercover mission for the Mossad in Morocco (Ziva having been dismissed from NCIS in the previous episode). Later on in the episode, he is seen in the office of the head of Mossad, Eli David, Ziva's father, as Ziva talks on the phone to Gibbs. Tony becomes suspicious of the man that Ziva appears to be dating, and keeps trying to find out who he is. For example, in the episode "Legend (Part 1)", Tony asks Abby to check the records on Rivkin. In the episode "Legend (Part 2)", Michael appears as an undercover Mossad agent who is investigating the same terrorists that NCIS is investigating, killing them off one by one before NCIS can apprehend them. He is asked to leave the U.S. by NCIS agent in charge in Los Angeles, Lara Macy and later by DiNozzo, both of them citing laws that prohibit foreign intelligence operatives from working in the United States. In the episode "Semper Fidelis", what appears to be an open and shut case of an Immigrations, Customs and Enforcement agent killed by a terrorist is complicated by the presence of Rivkin, who is still in the US visiting Ziva. Tony traces communication with the terrorist's computer to Ziva's apartment, where he finds Rivkin. After attempting to arrest an intoxicated Rivkin for the murders of the ICE agent and the terrorist handler NCIS was tracking, a struggle ensues and Tony shoots Rivkin in self-defense. Ziva later enters her apartment and attempts to help Rivkin but he succumbs to his injuries and dies in hospital. Finally, in the episode "Aliyah", the relationship between Rivkin and Ziva comes out and this leads Gibbs, Leon Vance, and Tony to Israel. There Eli David accuses Tony of killing Rivkin out of jealousy and Ziva, no longer able to trust Tony, stays in Israel.
Dr. Samantha Ryan (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a psychologist, criminal profiler and Director of PsyOps. She is introduced in the episode "Psych Out" when a patient, a Navy warfare psychologist, of her colleague is found dead and Gibbs and his team are called in to investigate. She begins a romantic relationship with Gibbs and frequents his house, even causing him to be uncharacteristically late for work once. Like Gibbs, she has a young child, a son, and is either divorced or separated from her partner/husband. While Gibbs and Ryan try to keep their relationship strictly professional when at the office, Gibbs' agents and Ryan's co-workers frequently speculate on their relationship, as seen in "The Tell". Her last appearance is in "Till Death Do Us Part" when she is threatened by terrorist Harper Dearing, who is seeking revenge on everything and anyone connected with the Navy for the death of his son.m,
Leyla Shakarji (Tehmina Sunny) is the daughter-in-law of Mike Franks. She was disowned by her family and then smuggled out of Iraq after becoming pregnant with the child of Franks's biological son, Lance Corporal Liam O'Neill, USMC. O'Neill was murdered and Gibbs finds out about Leyla from Franks as he was the lead agent assigned to the case. She and her daughter, Amira, lived with Mike in Mexico until his death in 2011. Gibbs, as Amira's godfather, asks Leyla to move to Washington DC to be nearer to him as he is their closest thing to family. Leyla's mother, Shada Shakarji (Diane Venora), is the tough-as-nails matriarch of one of the most prominent tribes in Iraq, due to the fact that most of her male relatives are now deceased.
Charles "Chip" Sterling
Chip Sterling (Michael Bellisario) first appears in the episode "The Voyeur's Web", as a new lab assistant working alongside Abby Sciuto, whom new NCIS Director Jenny Shepard has hired for her much to the displeasure of Abby, who continues to insist she prefers to work alone. As with most newbies, Chip ends up being the butt of Tony's jokes and is told off by Gibbs for lack of concentration on several occasions. Chip, having sinister motives, after being fired from his last job, attempts to frame Tony for murder (in which he almost succeeds) in the episode "Frame Up". In a last-ditch effort, he also attempts to attack Abby with a knife after being discovered, but she quickly subdues and hog-ties him with duct tape before asking Gibbs if she can now work alone.
Diane Sterling (formerly Gibbs, Fornell) (Melinda McGraw) is the first ex-wife of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the ex-wife of FBI Special Agent Tobias Fornell and DHS Special Agent Victor Sterling, and the mother of Emily Fornell. She makes her first full appearance in "Devil's Triangle" in 2011, but appears in a brief cameo (portrayed by an uncredited actress, Heather Scobie) in "Angel of Death" in 2007. When she divorced Gibbs, Diane took his money, including his grandfather's watch. Similarly, after her divorce from Fornell, she got his money as well, in addition to joint custody of their daughter. Before Emily was born, Diane worked for the IRS as a tax auditor; in 2012, she returns to the IRS and is made a special agent / criminal investigator with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations Division (IRS-CID), much to the shock of her federal agent ex-husbands. In "Check", Diane is murdered by Sergei Mishnev in a re-creation of Special Agent Caitlin Todd's death at the hands of Ari Haswari in "Twilight" with Diane dying after being shot in the head by Sergei who uses a sniper rifle. In "Cabin Fever", Diane is avenged when Fornell finally kills Sergei Mishnev.
Captain Cyril Taft, M.D., USNR (Jon Cryer) is a doctor who appears in the NCIS Season 13 premiere episode, "Stop the Bleeding" where he performs surgery on Gibbs, who has been left badly injured after being shot by Luke Harris. Taft is a former surgeon at the Walter Reed Memorial Hospital. Taft's son died at a young age. Taft later begins a friendship with Gibbs, and the two are shown to mutually support each other through their respective struggles. He also convinces Gibbs to seek counseling and eventually is able to make an introduction to his therapist, Grace Confalone.
Joanna Teague (Mimi Rogers) is a senior CIA officer. The mother of Ned Dorneget, Teague works with both DiNozzo and Gibbs in the aftermath of his death.
Jackie Vance (Paula Newsome) was the wife of NCIS Director Leon Vance. In the season 10 episode "Shabbat Shalom", Jackie is shot in a drive-by shooting that kills Mossad Director Eli David, who was having dinner with the Vances at the time alongside Ziva, and dies in surgery. Jackie's estranged biological father, Lamar Addison, who was never married to her mother, walked out on Jackie and her mother and brother (Michael Thomas) when she was young. Vance and Jackie have two children: a daughter, Kayla, and a son, Jared. Jackie and Vance met while attending a University of Maryland basketball game where Len Bias was playing.
Carol Wilson (Meredith Eaton) is an immunologist who works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She first appears in the season 7 episode "Faith" when she visits her good friend Abby Sciuto at NCIS headquarters to ask for a favor. The character also makes a guest appearance in the spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, in the episode "Carrier", when she is consulted after the New Orleans agents find a Navy officer dead from a strain of bubonic plague.
Cassie Yates (Tamara Taylor), an NCIS special agent, first appears in the episode "SWAK" and again in the episode "Jeopardy". In her first appearance, it is revealed that she was trained by the late Special Agent Chris Pacci.
Crossover cast and characters
Special Agent Vivian Blackadder (Robyn Lively) is a former FBI agent who joins NCIS after the attack on the USS Cole, in which her brother, Rex, was killed. Despite being a special agent, she seemed to be more focused on avenging her brother's death by any means possible rather than attempting to work with the rest of the team. Her obsession with getting revenge often drew Gibbs' ire—Gibbs told her to stay focused on their case or he would send her back to the FBI. Later, in the JAG episode "Meltdown", she blew an NCIS operation to capture a terrorist planning another attack. Although it is not shown, it is implied that she either returned to the FBI or was fired from NCIS for good because of her mistakes. She is the only major character who appeared in the pilot episodes from JAG, and not in the series NCIS. Vivian Blackadder appeared in the JAG episodes "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown".
Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman (Alicia Coppola) is a prosecutor for the Judge Advocate General's office. Coleman first appeared in the JAG episode "Ice Queen" and went on to make several appearances on NCIS, assisting Gibbs and his team. She successfully defended Commander Harmon Rabb when he was accused of the murder of fellow JAG lawyer Lieutenant Loren Singer. Her last appearance to date was in the episode "Hometown Hero", although she was mentioned in the episode "Head Case". Faith Coleman recurred on NCIS, following several guest appearances on JAG.
- Adam Baldwin as Commander Michael Rainer, a US Navy SEAL assigned to Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek.
- Patrick Labyorteaux as Bud Roberts, a JAG officer. He first appeared during season 1 (concurrent with JAG season 9), during which time he was still a lieutenant at JAG Headquarters. He later reappeared in season 14 and 15 as a captain; the latter of which revealed that he was now the commanding officer of the Regional Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic at Naval Station Norfolk.
- John M. Jackson as Rear Admiral A.J. Chegwidden (Ret.), a former Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy who joined the private sector after retiring from the navy. He appeared in season 10 to represent SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs during a Department of Defense Inspector General investigation.
NCIS: Los Angeles
Lara Macy (Louise Lombard) was a former USMC Lieutenant working as a military police officer, and almost two decades earlier had investigated then-USMC Gunnery Sergeant Leroy Jethro Gibbs' role in the murder of Mexican drug lord Pedro Hernandez. Due to the past investigation, their relationship was volatile until the OSP's operational psychologist Nate Getz revealed to Gibbs that Macy had been protecting him for eighteen years by covering up the evidence. Since Hernandez was responsible for the slaying of Gibbs' wife and daughter, Macy felt that his actions against Hernandez were justified, a move that would end up costing Macy her own life years later. In the NCIS: Los Angeles episode "Ambush", Hetty remarks to Director Vance that the last she'd heard, as the result of a political "witch-hunt", Macy was "working out of a quonset hut in Djibouti". This was contradicted on a subsequent episode of NCIS, where Macy's personnel file states that she never worked in Djibouti but was instead reassigned to Marseille, to head up an NCIS undercover team there. It is likely that the Los Angeles branch had been fed misinformation due to the covert nature of Macy's new assignment.
While in Marseille, Macy began working on a rape case involving a Petty Officer Second Class before later returning to the United States. In "Patriot Down", badly burnt remains were discovered in Annapolis with NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee confirming that the remains were those of Macy, leaving the NCIS team and agency itself devastated. It was later revealed that Macy had been brutally murdered and her body set alight with her killer being revealed as Jason Paul Dean, a mercenary and former U.S. Army Ranger, as part of a plot to get to Gibbs in relation to the Hernandez case.
Lara Macy appeared in the NCIS episodes "Legend (Part I)" and "Legend (Part II)".
- Chris O'Donnell as G. Callen
- LL Cool J as Sam Hanna
- Daniela Ruah as Kensi Blye
- Barrett Foa as Eric Beale
- Peter Cambor as Nate Getz
- Brian Avers as Mike Renko
- Kelly Hu as Lee Wuan Kai
NCIS: New Orleans
- Scott Bakula as Dwayne Pride
- Lucas Black as Chris LaSalle
- Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody
- CCH Pounder as Loretta Wade
- Shalita Grant as Sonja Percy
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