The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 27 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mark Harmon ...  Leroy Jethro Gibbs / ... 414 episodes, 2003-2021
David McCallum ...  Donald Mallard / ... 414 episodes, 2003-2021
Sean Murray ...  Timothy McGee / ... 399 episodes, 2003-2021
Pauley Perrette ...  Abby Sciuto 354 episodes, 2003-2018
Brian Dietzen ...  Jimmy Palmer / ... 315 episodes, 2004-2021
Michael Weatherly ...  Anthony DiNozzo 306 episodes, 2003-2019
Rocky Carroll ...  Leon Vance 306 episodes, 2008-2021
Cote de Pablo ...  Ziva David 195 episodes, 2005-2020
Emily Wickersham ...  Ellie Bishop / ... 172 episodes, 2013-2021
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Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Eleanor Bishop, a former NSA agent, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families, sometimes ... Written by NCIS Lover

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Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby, actually graduated from college with a degree in Forensics, and then moved to New York to get her master's, and it was there that she got in to acting, before coming to NCIS. Producers have said that most of the personality and interests displayed by Abby come from Perrette just playing herself. See more »

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When ever a handgun is fired, the muzzle remains level and steady. Even in the hands of the most experienced shooter, there is recoil and slight muzzle rise, or "bounce", especially when firing multiple shots in quick succession. This never happens to the agents. See more »

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[repeated line]
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [Slaps Anthony on the back of his head]
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Crazy Credits

This definition appears in the opening credits of season 1; The Naval Criminal Investigation Service [NCIS] is a worldwide federal law enforcement organization whose mission is to protect and serve the Navy and Marine Corps and their families. To counter the evolving threats NCIS has implemented a new proactive strategic plan which emphasizes the following priorities; -Prevent terrorism and related hostile acts against DoN forces and installments -Protect DoN systems and information against compromise -Reduce criminal activity and mitigate the impact on Navy and Marine Corps operational readiness See more »

Alternate Versions

The original pilot, a 2-parter in JAG, was re-cut into a single-episode and shown in the middle of the first season. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.46 (2008) See more »

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Easily one of the best shows on Television today, Suspenseful, Humorous and Riveting-Can't Miss TV!
16 June 2004 | by JTBWRITERSee all my reviews

Easily one of the best shows on television today, suspenseful, humorous and real-not always pleasant or formulaic-but real! Just when I think Bellesario has gone too far in the "lets screw up Jag" sweepstakes (ok-2 episodes this year were actually good-the rest-terrible!)-he redeems himself with a show that is riveting, timely and funny at the right times!

The casting, the writing, the overall look of the show is first class! Starting at the top with Mark Harmon, the sexiest man on TV-he also sets the tone with his right on portrayal of the most conflicted man on TV today! His obsession with Ari (the terrorist), his list of rules, then his tendency to think out of the box just adds to the spice and pace of this show. (Plus his constant dueling with DiNozzo-priceless!)

An added plus is the inter meshing of the cast-David McCallum-funny, urbane- so hot! His stories are hysterical, then his sad commentary on the life or death of their latest subject-just gives you pause. His diatribe on the terrorist and what he did to his assistant alone is Emmy award stuff-don't mess with Ducky ever again! Then we have the reason for Rule 12-Special Agent Catlin Todd-the writers don't always have a clue as to her portrayal but she always pulls it off (and that humor of hers-the end lines alone are great!) I have to disagree as to the chemistry with Gibbs/Kate-it's there all right-hopefully we get to see something come of it in Season 2! The actors portraying Abby and DiNozzo-Pauly Perrette and Michael Weatherly are hysterical, yet right on in their portrayals-especially when DiNozzo thinks with his hormones and not with his brain-then turns around and saves the day-this show is a keeper! I can hardly wait for season 2!


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