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The Best Actors On NCIS

Updated July 29, 2019 2.9k votes 259 voters 2.6k views30 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Michael Weatherly

    Anthony DiNozzo

    Age53

    BirthplaceNew 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 earlier...  more
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    162
    31

    Cote de Pablo

    Ziva David

    Age41

    BirthplaceSantiago, 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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    152
    28

    Mark Harmon

    Leroy Jethro Gibbs

    Age70

    BirthplaceBurbank, 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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    125
    26

    David McCallum

    Donald 'Ducky' Mallard

    Age88

    BirthplaceGlasgow, Scotland, UK

    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 series...  more
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    128
    36

    Pauley Perrette

    Abby Sciuto

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew 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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    109
    24

    Sean Murray

    Timothy McGee

    Age43

    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland, United States of America

    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 Halloween...  more
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    82
    27

    Joe Spano

    Tobias Fornell

    Age75

    BirthplaceUSA, 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....  more
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    95
    41

    Sasha Alexander

    Caitlin Todd

    Age48

    BirthplaceLos 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 has...  more
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    68
    22

    Ralph Waite

    Jackson Gibbs

    AgeDec. at 85 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, USA

    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 directed....  more
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    77
    41

    Emily Wickersham

    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....  more
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    65
    31

    Muse Watson

    Mike Franks

    Age73

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana, United States of America

    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, Charles...  more
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    63
    35

    Diane Neal

    Abigail Borin

    Age44

    BirthplaceUSA, 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 role from...  more
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    55
    27

    Maria Bello

    Jackie Sloane

    Age54

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 of...  more
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    59
    41

    Rocky Carroll

    Leon Vance

    Age58

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    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 drama Chicago...  more
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    52
    34

    Robert Wagner

    Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

    Age91

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    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 (1975–78),...  more
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    71
    56

    Lauren Holly

    Jenny Shepherd

    Age57

    BirthplaceBristol, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 the...  more
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    52
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    Age41

    BirthplaceMiami, 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) and...  more
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    45
    32

    Margo Harshman

    Delilah Fielding

    Age35

    BirthplaceSan 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 Delilah...  more
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    46
    34

    Michael Nouri

    Eli David

    Age75

    BirthplaceWashington, 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 Flashdance....  more
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    36
    26

    Laura San Giacomo

    Dr. Grace Confalone

    Age58

    BirthplaceWest Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

    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 Maya...  more
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    34
    25

    Paula Newsome

    Jackie Vance
    Paula Newsome is an American actress, best known for her roles on television. ...  more
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    36
    28

    Melinda McGraw

    Diane Sterling

    Age57

    BirthplaceNicosia, 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 known...  more
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    Age48

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jennifer Esposito (born April 11, 1973) is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films Crash, Summer of Sam, Don't Say a Word, Taxi, and Welcome to Collinwood. She...  more
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    27
    25

    Alan Dale

    Tom Morrow

    Age74

    BirthplaceDunedin, South Island, New Zealand

    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 become...  more
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    24
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    Wendy Makkena

    Rachel Cranston

    Age57

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Wendy Rosenberg Makkena (born October 4, 1958) is an American actress....  more