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The Best Actors On NCIS 

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Updated July 29, 2019 1.6k votes 177 voters 1.8k views 30 items

List Rules Only main and supporting cast members - no guest stars. Vote based on their performances in NCIS.

The NCIS cast includes not only the major characters who you've known and loved since its debut as a spin-off from JAG in 2003. Some of the NCIS actors and actresses have even been nominated and/or won awards for their work on the show and on other projects. Here you'll have the chance to vote for the best actors on NCIS and check out some of the many awards and nominations they've scored for their work on the acclaimed series. There are some surprisingly familiar faces on the show, such as Wilmer Valderrama, who played Fez on That 70's Show. He's a newer main cast member, joining actors such as David McCallum, Mark Harmon, and Sean Murray who have been on the show since the first season.

You'll find a list of some of the best NCIS actors including both lead characters as well as actors who made guest star appearances on the show that you may or may not have totally forgotten about. Be sure to vote for your favorite actor or actress and help decide which as the best actors on NCIS!

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Cote de Pablo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Ziva David

Age: 39

Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

ALMA Award Nomations
Favorite TV Actress in a Drama (2011 - WON)
Year in TV Drama - Actress (2008)
Outstanding Actress in a TV Drama (2008)

Imagen Foundation Award Nominations
Best TV Actress (2011 - WON)
Best Supporting TV Actress (2009, 2008, 2006)

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Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Age: 67

Birthplace: Burbank, California, USA

People's Choice Award Nominations
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor (2017 - WON, 2016)
Favorite TV Icon (2015)
Favorite TV Drama Actor (2014, 2010)
Favorite TV Crimefighter (2011)

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Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo

Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Michael Manning Weatherly Jr. (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor, producer, and director known for playing the role of Anthony DiNozzo on the television series, NCIS (2003–2016) and ...more
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Pauley Perrette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Abby Sciuto

Age: 49

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

People's Choice Award Nominations 
Favorite TV Crime Drama Actress (2016, 2017)
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress (2014)

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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Donald 'Ducky' Mallard

Age: 85

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television ...more
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Sean Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Timothy McGee

Age: 41

Birthplace: USA, Bethesda, Maryland

Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an American actor known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS. He also played Thackery Binx in Disney's ...more
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Sasha Alexander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Caitlin Todd

Age: 45

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Suzana Drobnjaković (Serbian: [sǔzana drobɲǎːkoʋitɕ]; born May 17, 1973), known by her stage name Sasha Alexander, is a Serbian-American actress. She played Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek and ...more
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Joe Spano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Tobias Fornell

Age: 72

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

Joseph Peter Spano (born July 7, 1946) is an American actor best known for his roles as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues and as FBI Special Agent Tobias C. Fornell on NCIS.
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Muse Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Mike Franks

Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, Alexandria, Louisiana

Muse Watson (born July 20, 1948) is an American stage and screen actor. He became known for his roles as Ben Willis, the primary antagonist in the I Know What You Did Last Summer franchise, ...more
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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackson Gibbs

Age: Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally ...more
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Diane Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Abigail Borin

Age: 42

Birthplace: USA, Virginia

Diane Neal (born November 17, 1975) is an American actress best known for her role as Casey Novak on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which she played from 2003 to 2008, then reprised her ...more
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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jenny Shepherd

Age: 55

Birthplace: Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. She has played the roles of Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Director Jenny Shepard in ...more
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Emily Wickersham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Ellie Bishop
Emily Kaiser Wickersham (born April 26, 1984) is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
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Maria Bello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackie Sloane

Age: 51

Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her many film roles include Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History ...more
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Rocky Carroll is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Leon Vance

Age: 55

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

NAACP Image Award Nomination: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2010)

Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll (born July 8, 1963) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc (1991–94) as Dr. Keith Wilkes on the CBS medical ...more
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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

Age: 89

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows It Takes a Thief (1968–70), Switch ...more
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Margo Harshman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Delilah Fielding

Age: 32

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Margo Cathleen Harshman (born March 4, 1986) is an American actress known for her role as Tawny Dean on Even Stevens, on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon Cooper's assistant, Alex Jensen, and as ...more
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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Nick Torres

Age: 39

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and television personality. He is best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006) ...more
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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Eli David

Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor. His father, Edmond Nouri was born in Iraq.He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley in the 1983 film ...more
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Paula Newsome is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackie Vance
Paula Newsome is an American actress, best known for her roles on television.
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Melinda McGraw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Diane Sterling

Age: 55

Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus

Melinda McGraw (born 1963) is an American actress. She has starred in movies such as Albino Alligator (1996), Wrongfully Accused (1998), and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), and is also ...more
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Laura San Giacomo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Dr. Grace Confalone

Age: 56

Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, USA

Laura San Giacomo (born November 14, 1962) is an American actress. She is known for playing Cynthia in the film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman (1990), and ...more
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Troian Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Sarah McGee

Age: 33

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Troian Avery Bellisario (; born October 28, 1985) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Spencer Hastings in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars. Born in Los Angeles, ...more
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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Tom Morrow

Age: 68

Birthplace: New Zealand, Dunedin

Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions, before deciding to ...more
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Diona Reasonover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
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