Mark Harmon, forever etched in fans’ hearts as Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS, initially found appeal in the role’s consistency. Despite not being the first choice, he made it his own and contributed to the show’s enduring success.

He recently shared insights into his NCIS journey, revealing that the demanding hours during the show’s early days, including grueling 22-hour workdays, made it challenging. However, as production settled into a groove, he could prioritize family time. His decision to join the show was influenced by a desire to be with his young family, as his previous commitments had him constantly on the move.

Harmon acknowledged missing important moments in his children’s lives due to his work, but NCIS did offer him the chance to do something special – making breakfast for his family on weekends.

This balance between work and family proved beneficial for both Harmon and NCIS, with the show maintaining its popularity and Harmon becoming one of the highest-paid actors on television, also serving as an executive producer. While some may hope for his return, his legacy on the series remains secure.

By chrysos