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Beloved character actor Jon Polito, best known for his work with the Coen Brothers and on the hit NBC series Homicide: Life On the Street, passed away this morning at the age of 65. He died at City of Hope Hospital in Los Angeles from cancer complications. The actor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma six years ago, a disease that affects bone marrow plasma cells.
Deadline reports that the actor's family confirmed his passing on Friday. Jon Polito was born December 29, 1950 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He attended Villanova University on a drama scholarship before starting his acting career on and off Broadway in New York. He won an Obie Award for five different performances during the off-Broadway season in 1979-1980, before transitioning into film and TV work in 1981 with a role in The Gangster Chronicles.
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The NCIS cast is expanding again!
Esposito was last a regular in the ABC summer series, Mistresses, to which she did not return this year.
Esposito's character on NCIS will be Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn, an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center.
Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will lure her back into the field as part of his team, where he will take advantage of her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent.
The character will be introduced on NCIS Season 14 Episode 1, the season premiere, on September 20.
“She embodies everything that we hoped for in the character of Quinn and we can’t wait to have her come »
- Carissa Pavlica
NCIS is officially making Officer Reeves a member of the family.
The CBS drama has promoted Duane Henry — who joined the cast last season in the recurring role of MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves — to a full-fledged series regular ahead of Season 14, TVLine has learned.
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Henry’s upgrade comes amid word that Sarah Clarke, whose character Tess Monroe also boarded NCIS last season, will not be back. Meanwhile, the rejiggered Season 14 cast will also include Wilmer Valderrama and Jennifer Esposito as new full-time agents. (It apparently »
Sources confirm to TVLine that the Blue Bloods alum is joining Season 14 of TV’s most-watched drama in the series-regular role of Special Agent Alexandra “Alex” Quinn. An experienced NCIS agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center, Quinn is lured by Gibbs (Mark Harmon) back into the field as part of his team, where he will take advantage of her sharp wit, »
In addition to Esposito joining the CBS drama in season 14, Duane Henry, who guest-starred in the final two episodes of last season, has been promoted to a series regular.
Both new cast members come as “NCIS” undergoes a major change in its upcoming season with the absence of longtime star Michael Weatherly, who will be starring in another CBS drama this fall — new legal procedural “Bull.”
Esposito will play Special Agent Alex Quinn, an experienced agent who left field work and became an instructor at the Law Enforcement Training Center. Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will lure her back into the field as part of his team where he will take advantage of her sharp wit, quick mind and immense talent as a federal agent.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The NCIS team will return 88 percent intact this fall, now that the four remaining cast members whose contracts were up have re-signed.
The four re-signings come on the heels of Wilmer Valderrama »
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The actor, who just wrapped a five-episode arc on Grey’s Anatomy, will play a “once grounded NCIS field agent who accepted a deep cover assignment years ago and never resurfaced. Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive. »
NCIS is going to try to return to basics for season 14. The end of season 13 of this popular CBS series saw the departure of Michael Weatherly, and the potential addition of two new faces to the team. Gary Glasberg still needs to figure out how Sarah Clarke's FBI agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry's Mi-6 agent Clayton Reeves fit in the action on the drama.
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In the last two episodes of NCIS season 13, FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe (played by Sarah Clarke) was introduced to fans as one of the two replacements for "Very Special" Agent Tony Dinozzo. It goes without saying that no one can fill Tony's shoes. Adding new characters to beloved shows can be notoriously difficult (right, Bishop?) Tess, who transferred over from the New York counter-terrorism department three months ago, definitely made her presence known when she met the team.
So has NCIS found a worthy replacement for Tony? Not so fast! We haven't had a lot of time to get to know Tess, but so far, I am less than impressed. »
On the NCIS 13th season finale “Family First” (CBS Tuesday, May 17, at 8pm Et/Pt), NCIS, FBI and MI6 continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who is targeting current and former agents. It’s the final episode for series star Michael Weatherly as Tony Dinozzo. Guest stars include Robert Wagner as Anthony Dinozzo Sr., Sarah Clarke as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. CBS has renewed NCIS for Season 14. How well does Weatherly know his character? CBS put his knowledge of Dinozzo to the test: Season 13 finale preview: Photo: … Continue reading →
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Last time on NCIS, we got to know FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe (played by Sarah Clarke) and MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves (played by Duane Henry) as they worked with the team to capture British spy Jacob Scott. In this case, they found Scott in the elevator at NCIS headquarters -- surrendering and saying that he was innocent. It turned out that the murderer was actually evil former (and recently fired) CIA Agent Trent Kort, and he framed Scott to take the fall. Kort was selling secrets to the Russians, then told the Russians that one of their own, Nika Razin, was leaking intelligence. Razin, who was Scott's wife, was shot before NCIS and MI6 could apprehend her. Scott was arrested for selling American nuclear intelligence to Russia.
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Good Wife, Quantico, Chicago P.D. and Big Bang Theory!
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NCIS might be saying goodbye to Michael Weatherly next week (yes, you might want to stock up your tissues now), but it's welcoming two new faces this week that will hopefully stick around for a while. Tonight's episode introduces Tess Monroe and Clayton Reeves, the FBI and MI6 agents, respectively, who are collaborating with the NCIS team on the case they've all been chasing: an escaped British spy who is targeting agents all over the world. This storyline will not only bring in the new faces, played by Sarah Clarke and Duane Henry, but Tony will also find himself involved as his exit grows closer. "It not only [sent] our team to England [last week], but it brings the manhunt to the United »
The NCIS team might be down one after next week (Missing you already, Michael Weatherly!), but the show is bringing in two new characters on Tuesday to help with a worldwide investigation—and they could wind up sticking around even longer than these last two episodes of season 13. After an escaped British spy has left one colleague fighting for their life in the ICU, the team joins up with the FBI and MI6 in the worldwide manhunt for the criminal in "Dead Letter," airing Tuesday, May 10. In these first photos of the episode, you can see the newest characters in action. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry plays MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves as the international »
As previously reported, 24 alum Clarke will appear in the season’s final two episodes (airing May 10 and 17) as Tess Monroe, a quick-witted, tough and shrewd FBI agent who recently transferred to D.C. from New York City, while Henry, a Brit, will play Clayton Reeves, a young man who rose above his blue-collar roots to become a successful Mi-6 agent. »
Official episodic photos for NCIS season 13 episode 23, "Dead Letter," airing Tuesday, May 10.
From CBS: "The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves." »
“Humor, heart and heroics” have been the hallmarks of Michael Weatherly‘s 13-year NCIS run, as detailed in this highlight/preview reel for the original cast member’s final two episodes as “Very Special Agent” Tony Dinozzo.
In Weatherly’s penultimate appearance as Tony — titled “Dead Letter” and airing next Tuesday, May 10 – the NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6 (populated by guest stars Sarah Clarke and Duane Henry), continue their international manhunt for rogue spy Jacob Scott, who this »
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