Mark Harmon is an American TV and movie actor. He is most famous for his portrayal of agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the critically acclaimed show “NCIS”. Harmon is a former football star from back in his college days in the 70s and later on, he was also voted as “The Sexiest Man Alive” by the People magazine.
Mark Harmon Net Worth
Mark has a long acting career which started in the 70s. After ending his football career Harmon found new glory in acting. It was his big break when he started showing up in movies but TV series was his bread and butter. It remains so till this day as Mark was able to incur a net worth of about 90 million dollars.
His incredible value has risen over the years and it is all thanks to the popularity of the show where he plays the main character. Thanks to the popularity of NCIS season 15, Mark earns about $900,000 per episode.
Mark Harmon Age, Early Life
Mark Harmon was born as Thomas Mark Harmon in Burbank, California on September 2, 1951. This means that Mark is currently 67 years old. He was the youngest child of three to parents Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox. His two older sisters are the now deceased actress Kristin Nelson and Kelly Harmon a formal model and an actress.
Mark graduated from Harvard-Westlake School high school and later completed a two-year course at Pierce College in Los Angeles. It was then when Mark’s popularity surged and he received a number of offers from various football programs across the country. He ended up choosing UCLA over Oklahoma at the end.
Harmon played quarterback and immediately posed an enormous upset at the start of the season by defeating the defending champion the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In his senior year, he even received the National Football Foundation Award for All-Round Excellence. Harmon graduated in 1974 with a B.A. in Communications.
Mark Harmon Acting Career
After graduating, Mark first started working as a merchandising director. He soon found out that this wasn’t a career from him and he quickly turned round to acting. During his career, he mostly portrayed law enforcers and medical professionals, as it was something that followed him his whole career. His first job was appearing in a cereal commercial along with his father, a sports announcer back then, while his first role on TV was on “Ozzie’s Girls”, a role which he got thanks to his sister Kirsten.
Mark went on to have a really successful career which spans from the 70s till this day. He mostly appeared on TV but he also has a few movie roles under his belt. Some of the movies that he appeared in include “Wyatt Earp” (1994), “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998), “Freaky Friday” (2003) and “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” (2010) which is a voice role where he plays none other than Superman.
But what Mark was always good at was his TV career. It was where he started and where he garnered the most amount of fame. His first major role was in “St. Elsewhere” and he also had a major role in “Reasonable Doubt.” Mark also appeared in “Chicago Hope” but his most memorable role that propelled him to stardom was in a four-episode arc on “West Wing.” His portrayal of Simon Donovan in those four episodes was enough for him to be cast as SSA Jethro Gibbs in two episodes on “JAG.” The character was so well received that it was enough for them to launch a spin-off show “NCIS” where Mark would play the same character in the main role.
Mark Harmon has made the role of Jethro Gibbs his own and has played the character for 16 seasons of the show since 2003. Fans who missed the show are eagerly awaiting the latest DVD, but in the meantime, they are welcome to re-watch the NCIS DVD complete series 1-15.
Mark Harmon Wife and Children
Even in his late 60s, Mark Harmon is considered as one of the most handsome celebrities in Hollywood. He took the title of the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1986 and it was only a year after that when he got married to actress Pam Dawber. The two of them married on June 25, 1987.
The couple was also blessed with two children, both boys. On April 25, 1988, their first son was born and he is named Sean Thomas Harmon. Their second son was born on June 25, 1992, and is named Ty Christian Harmon.
Mark Harmon is a family man and there has never been any speculation of cheating on his part nor on his wife. He has never been divorced and maintains a loving marriage and mostly keeps his personal life to himself. This is why you will rarely see him in public with his family.