Who is Mark Harmon?
Thomas Mark Harmon born September 2, 1951, popularly known as Mark Hamon is an American actor. He is known for playing the lead role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). He has also appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s.
Early Life and Education
Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, in Burbank, California, United States. He is 72 years old as of September 2023. Mark was born to Tom Harmon (Father) and Elyse Knox (Mother). His father is a Heisman-Trophy-winning football player and broadcaster. While his mother is an actress. Mark was born as the youngest of three children. He has two older sisters the late actress and painter Kristin Nelson and actress and model Kelly Harmon.
Mark Harmon attended Harvard-Westlake School in 1970. He completed a two-year associate degree at Pierce College in Los Angeles. He later received offers from major college football programs where he chose UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) over Oklahoma. He later graduated from UCLA with a BA in Communications in 1974.
After his graduation, he considered taking up advertising or law as a career option. He later decided to pursue a career in acting following his father’s footsteps. His first television role for the series Ozzie’s Girls was offered to him by his sister Kristen’s in-laws, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Nelson. He later went on to land guest roles in episodes of other shows, including Emergency Police Woman, and Adam-12.
He was cast in the TV Movie Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years for which he received critical acclaim. In 1978, he was cast as Captain John Macintosh in the acclaimed mini-series Centennial.
The same year, he was cast in the feature film Comes a Horseman. The following year, he landed a role in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure. In 1980, he was cast to play Fielding Carlyle in the primetime soap opera Flamingo Road.
He returned to TV movies in the late 1980s and acted alongside Meg Ryan and Sean Connery in the film The Presidio in 1988. He then appeared alongside Jodie Foster in Stealing Home. His efforts and acting abilities were noted by the critics and audience as he continued receiving appreciation for his skills.
After playing several roles in popular shows like Chicago Hope, The West Wing, and From the Earth to the Moon. He was also cast to play special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in JAG as well as NCIS. His performance as Leroy Jethro Gibbs increased his popularity as an actor.
As of September 2023, Mark Harmon has an estimated net worth of $120 million.
As of the time of publishing this article (September 2023), Mark Harmon is happily married to actress Pam Dawber. The couple started dating in 1986 and got married in 1987 in a small, closely-guarded ceremony. They have two children Sean Thomas Harmon and Ty Christian Harmon. They maintain a low profile and rarely appear in public with their children.
Does Mark Hamon Have A Daughter?
As of September 2023, the 72-year-old actor does not have a daughter. The actor has two sons namely Sean Thomas Harmon and Ty Christain Harmon. His first son Sean is an American actor. He was born on April 25, 1988, in the United States. He is 35 years old as of September 2023.
His second son Ty is a script writer. He was born on June 25, 1992. He is 31 years old as of September 2023.