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Mark Harmon

Mark HarmonAKA Thomas Mark Harmon

Born: 2-Sep-1951
Birthplace: Burbank, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NCIS

Actor Mark Harmon played Dr. Bobby Caldwell on St. Elsewhere, Dr. Jack McNeil on Chicago Hope, and detective Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. He has also played astronaut Wally Schirra, killer Ted Bundy, and legendary criminal John Dillinger.

His father won the Heisman Trophy playing for the University of Michigan in 1940, then played for the Los Angeles Rams and had a long career as a sportscaster. Harmon's mother was actress Elyse Knox, who played comic strip boxer Joe Palooka's love interest in Gentleman Joe Palooka and several 1940s sequels. Harmon's grandfather, William Franklin Knox, was Secretary of the Navy from 1940-44. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (aka Nelson, the band) are his nephews, and actress Tracy Nelson is his niece.

In January 1996, two young men were driving a Jeep Cherokee at 85 mph through the residential streets of Brentwood, California. They crashed into a tree, and the Jeep flipped over and burst into flames near Harmon's home, with one of the passengers still inside. His wife, actress Pam Dawber, heard the wreck and called 911, while Harmon, according to the fire department's report, "smashed the car windows with a sledgehammer and pulled the burning boy to safety". With "aw shucks" aplomb, Harmon said he was just the guy who happened to have a sledgehammer in his garage.

Father: Tom Harmon (football player/sportscaster, b. 28-Sep-1919, d. 15-Mar-1990 heart attack)
Mother: Elyse Knox ("Elsie", actress, b. 14-Dec-1917, d. 16-Feb-2012)
Sister: Kelly Harmon (actress, ex-wife of John DeLorean, b. 1948)
Sister: Kristin Harmon (actress, ex-wife of Ricky Nelson, b. 25-Jun-1945)
Girlfriend: Heather Locklear (actress, dated in early 1980s)
Wife: Pam Dawber (actress, m. 1987, two sons)
Son: Sean Harmon (b. 1988)
Son: Tyrone Harmon (b. 1993)

    University: BA Communications, UCLA (1974)

    Endorsement of Coors

    NCIS Agent Jethro Gibbs (2003-)
    The West Wing Agent Simon Donovan (2002)
    Chicago Hope Dr. Jack McNeil (1996-2000)
    Charlie Grace Charlie Grace (1995)
    Reasonable Doubts Det. Dicky Cobb (1991-93)
    Moonlighting Sam Crawford (1987)
    St. Elsewhere Dr. Bobby Caldwell (1983-86)
    Flamingo Road Fielding Carlyle (1981-82)
    240-Robert Dwayne Thibideaux (1979)

    Certain Prey (6-Nov-2011)
    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (23-Feb-2010) [VOICE]
    Weather Girl (17-Jan-2009) · Dale
    Chasing Liberty (7-Jan-2004) · James Foster
    Freaky Friday (6-Aug-2003) · Ryan
    Local Boys (23-Feb-2002)
    And Never Let Her Go (1-Apr-2001)
    Crossfire Trail (21-Jan-2001)
    I'll Remember April (16-Jan-2001)
    For All Time (18-Oct-2000)
    The Amati Girls (Oct-2000)
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (22-May-1998) · Magazine Reporter
    Casualties (Apr-1997) · Tommy Nance
    The First to Go (1997)
    The Last Supper (8-Sep-1995) · Dominant Male
    Magic in the Water (30-Aug-1995)
    Original Sins (12-Apr-1995)
    Wyatt Earp (24-Jun-1994)
    Cold Heaven (13-Sep-1991) · Alex Davenport
    Shadow of a Doubt (28-Apr-1991)
    Long Road Home (25-Feb-1991)
    Fourth Story (19-Jan-1991)
    Dillinger (6-Jan-1991)
    Till There Was You (1990)
    Worth Winning (27-Oct-1989) · Taylor Worth
    Sweet Bird of Youth (1-Oct-1989)
    Stealing Home (26-Aug-1988)
    The Presidio (10-Jun-1988) · Jay Austin
    After the Promise (11-Oct-1987)
    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (Oct-1987) [VOICE]
    Summer School (22-Jul-1987)
    Let's Get Harry (31-Oct-1986)
    The Deliberate Stranger (4-May-1986)
    Tuareg: The Desert Warrior (12-Mar-1984)
    Goliath Awaits (11-Nov-1981)
    The Dream Merchants (12-May-1980)
    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (18-May-1979) · Larry Simpson
    Comes a Horseman (25-Oct-1978) · Billy Joe Meynert
    Centennial (1-Oct-1978)
    Little Mo (5-Sep-1978)
    Getting Married (17-May-1978)
    Eleanor and Franklin (11-Jan-1976)

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