As one of the most popular actors on television, Mark Harmon has amassed a considerable amount of wealth over his decades-long career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Harmon’s net worth is an estimated $40 million.
Harmon began his acting career in the 1970s, appearing in shows like The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and Emergency! He rose to prominence in the 1980s with roles in St. Elsewhere and Moonlighting. Since then, he has starred in a number of hit shows, including Chicago Hope, NCIS, and its spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles.
In addition to his work on television, Harmon has also appeared in films like Frequency and The Presidio. He has directed episodes of several TV shows as well, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Without a Trace.
Mark Harmon Background
Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California, on September 2, 1951. The youngest of three children, Mark has an older brother and sister. His father was Tom Harmon, a Heisman Trophy-winning football player, and broadcaster, and his mother was Elyse Knox, an actress who appeared in more than 30 films.
Raised in Los Angeles, Mark attended UCLA, where he majored in history. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and played quarterback on the Bruins’ Junior varsity football team. After graduation, he worked as a carpenter and taught English at a community college before embarking on a career in acting.
Mark Harmon’s first acting role was in the television movie Ozzie’s Girls (1973).
When and why did Mark Harmon leave NCIS?
In May 2016, Mark Harmon announced that he would be leaving the long-running CBS show NCIS. The reasons for his departure are unknown, but it is speculated that he was seeking new opportunities.
Harmon had been with NCIS since its inception in 2003, and his character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, was a fan favorite. He was an original cast member and directed several episodes of the show.
His departure came as a shock to fans, but NCIS has continued to be successful without him. It is unclear if and when he will return to the show.
Who is the richest in NCIS?
According to Forbes, Mark Harmon is the richest actor on NCIS with a net worth of $40 million. He has played the role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the show began in 2003. The character is a former Marine who now works as a Special Agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Harmon’s co-stars, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette, are also among the richest actors on NCIS, with net worths of $30 million and $20 million respectively. Weatherly plays Tony DiNozzo, while Perrette portrays Abby Sciuto. These characters have been with the show since its inception as well.
Other cast members who round out the top five include Sean Murray (Timothy McGee) and Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance), both of whom have net worths of $16 million.