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The Best Actors On NCIS

Updated July 29, 2019 2.7k votes 212 voters 2.1k 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!

  • Cote de Pablo1
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    30

    Cote de Pablo

    Ziva David

    Age40

    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)

  • Michael Weatherly2
    133
    23

    Michael Weatherly

    Anthony DiNozzo

    Age52

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Michael Manning Weatherly Jr. (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor, producer, and director... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Harmon3
    139
    27

    Mark Harmon

    Leroy Jethro Gibbs

    Age69

    BirthplaceBurbank, California, United States of America

    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)

  • Pauley Perrette4
    123
    29

    Pauley Perrette

    Abby Sciuto

    Age51

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

  • David McCallum5
    115
    25

    David McCallum

    Donald 'Ducky' Mallard

    Age87

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a British-American actor and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • Sean Murray6
    96
    24

    Sean Murray

    Timothy McGee

    Age42

    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland, United States of America

    Sean Harland Murray (born November 15, 1977) is an American actor known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Spano7
    76
    20

    Joe Spano

    Tobias Fornell

    Age74

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Joseph Peter Spano (born July 7, 1946) is an American actor best known for his roles as Lt.... more on Wikipedia
  • Sasha Alexander8
    93
    36

    Sasha Alexander

    Caitlin Todd

    Age47

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Suzana Drobnjaković (Serbian: [sǔzana drobɲǎːkoʋitɕ]; born May 17, 1973), known by her stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Muse Watson9
    66
    26

    Muse Watson

    Mike Franks

    Age72

    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana, United States of America

    Muse Watson (born July 20, 1948) is an American stage and screen actor. He became known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Ralph Waite10
    55
    20

    Ralph Waite

    Jackson Gibbs

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceUSA, White Plains, New York

    Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Maria Bello11
    52
    21

    Maria Bello

    Jackie Sloane

    Age53

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her many film roles... more on Wikipedia
  • Emily Wickersham12
    66
    37

    Emily Wickersham

    Ellie Bishop
    Emily Kaiser Wickersham (born April 26, 1984) is an American actress best known for her role... more on Wikipedia
  • Diane Neal13
    55
    33

    Diane Neal

    Abigail Borin

    Age43

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Diane Neal (born November 17, 1975) is an American actress best known for her role as Casey... more on Wikipedia
  • Rocky Carroll14
    58
    38

    Rocky Carroll

    Leon Vance

    Age57

    BirthplaceCincinnati, 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Lauren Holly15
    71
    51

    Lauren Holly

    Jenny Shepherd

    Age56

    BirthplaceBristol, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. She has played the roles... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Wagner16
    48
    30

    Robert Wagner

    Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

    Age90

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert John Wagner Jr. (born February 10, 1930) is an American actor of stage, screen, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Paula Newsome17
    33
    17

    Paula Newsome

    Jackie Vance
    Paula Newsome is an American actress, best known for her roles on television.
  • Margo Harshman18
    44
    30

    Margo Harshman

    Delilah Fielding

    Age34

    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, United States of America

    Margo Cathleen Harshman (born March 4, 1986) is an American actress known for her role as... more on Wikipedia
  • Melinda McGraw19
    36
    23

    Melinda McGraw

    Diane Sterling

    Age56

    BirthplaceNicosia, Cyprus

    Melinda McGraw (born 1963) is an American actress. She has starred in movies such as Albino... more on Wikipedia
  • Laura San Giacomo20
    34
    22

    Laura San Giacomo

    Dr. Grace Confalone

    Age57

    BirthplaceWest Orange, New Jersey, USA

    Laura San Giacomo (born November 14, 1962) is an American actress. She is known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • Wilmer Valderrama21
    48
    38

    Age40

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Nouri22
    42
    31

    Michael Nouri

    Eli David

    Age74

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Michael Nouri (born December 9, 1945) is an American television and film actor. His father,... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan Dale23
    29
    19

    Alan Dale

    Tom Morrow

    Age73

    BirthplaceDunedin, New Zealand

    Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand-born actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre... more on Wikipedia
  • Jennifer Esposito24
    33
    31

    Age47

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Wendy Makkena25
    22
    19

    Wendy Makkena

    Rachel Cranston

    Age56

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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