- Birth nameThomas Mark Harmon
- Silver Fox
- Papa Smurf
- Charmin Harmon
- Papa Bear
- Height6′ (1.83 m)
- Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress and artist Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good looks, Harmon was impressive on St. Elsewhere (1982) as the suave doctor who contracted AIDS.
His sisters are Kelly Harmon, the Tic Tac model; and Kristin Harmon, a painter and ex-wife of musician Ricky Nelson. He is the uncle of musicians Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson of the band Nelson, and actress Tracy Nelson. In 1987, Harmon and his wife, actress Pam Dawber, sued his sister Kristin Harmon, for custody of her youngest son, Sam.- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel
- SpousePam Dawber(March 21, 1987 - present) (2 children)
- RelativesKelly Harmon(Sibling)Kristin Harmon(Sibling)Matthew Nelson(Niece or Nephew)Gunnar Nelson(Niece or Nephew)Tracy Nelson(Niece or Nephew)Sam Nelson(Niece or Nephew)
- Silver hair and blue eyes
- Risked his life to save two teenage boys who were involved in a car accident outside of his home. Harmon used a sledgehammer from his garage to break the window out of their car, then pulled them free so they wouldn't be burned to death, while his wife, Pam Dawber, called 911. He made every effort to downplay his role in saving their lives.
- He graduated cum laude from UCLA with a degree in communications (1974). Also played quarterback for UCLA Bruins, winning National Football Foundation Award for all-around excellence (1972-73).
- When he was 16 years old, at his after-school job delivering flowers, he found a dozen roses addressed to a girl who was dating a friend of his. But the roses weren't from his friend. Mark threw away the card and substituted one with his friend's name on it.
- Mark studied American Sign Language for his various television roles with The Sign Company.
- Early in his career, he was known for being the face of Coors beer, for doing more than 20 Coors beer commercials in the early 1980s.
- I'm in the business to push it. I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. I have to be almost frightened by the possibility of taking it on. Over the years I realise I must enjoy walking that edge, I keep doing it. It's why I like what I do. The only other job I've ever had that provides that time in the morning where you're going to work and you can't wait to get there and the sun's rising and you're moving toward something you look forward to getting up and doing every day was being a carpenter. And it was because you're doing something different every day.
- I have never done any job for the security or the money. I believe in trying to find an area to get better, to learn more about why I am here.
- It's funny, the fame and money part isn't even in the top 10, to be honest. It's important to have a job you like going to, for me. And it's important to know I have a hand in making sure that the 400 people who work on this show know they have a job to come back to. That's something I don't take lightly.
- I have to be challenged. The busier I am, the better I like it.
- If other people think I'm okay looking, that's great, but I don't see it myself. When I look in the mirror all I see is a bunch of fake teeth and football scars.
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