Actresses

The Best Actors On NCIS  

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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

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)

María José de Pablo Fernández, better known as Coté de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United ...more
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Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo
Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. is an American actor, writer, singer and director, best known for his roles as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS, and Logan Cale on the ...more
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Mark Harmon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Leroy Jethro Gibbs

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)

Thomas Mark Harmon is an American television and movie actor who has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the mid-1970s. Since 2003, Harmon has starred as former U.S. Marine Corps gunnery ...more
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Pauley Perrette is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Abby Sciuto

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

Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, a singer and civil rights advocate. Perrette also co-owns ...more
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David McCallum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Donald 'Ducky' Mallard
David Keith McCallum Jr. is a Scottish actor and musician. He is known for his roles as Illya Kuryakin, a Russian secret agent, in the television series The Man From U.N.C.L.E., as ...more
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Sean Murray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Timothy McGee
Sean Murray is an actor.
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Sasha Alexander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Caitlin Todd
Sasha Alexander is an American actress. She played the role of Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek. She also acted in feature films such as Yes Man; and He's Just Not That Into You. Alexander also ...more
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Joe Spano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Tobias Fornell
Joseph Peter "Joe" Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues and is now well known for his work on NCIS as FBI ...more
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Muse Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Mike Franks
Muse Watson is an American stage and screen actor. He is best known for his roles as Charles Westmoreland on the Fox television series Prison Break and Mike Franks in NCIS.
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Lauren Holly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jenny Shepherd
Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & ...more
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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Eli David
Michael Nouri is an American television and film actor. He may be best known for his role as Nick Hurley, in the 1983 film Flashdance. He has had recurring roles in numerous television series, ...more
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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
Robert John Wagner, Jr. is an American actor of stage, screen, and television, best known for starring in the television shows Switch and Hart to Hart. He also had a recurring role as Teddy ...more
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Diane Neal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Abigail Borin
Diane Neal 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 2011 to 2012. ...more
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Rocky Carroll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Leon Vance

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

Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc, as Dr. Keith Wilkes on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope, and as ...more
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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackson Gibbs
Ralph Waite was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared ...more
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Maria Bello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackie Sloane
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the movies Permanent Midnight, Payback, Coyote Ugly, The Cooler, Thank You for Smoking, and The Jane Austen Book Club. On ...more
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Margo Harshman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Delilah Fielding
Margo Cathleen Harshman is an American actress, best known for playing Tawny Dean on the Disney Channel series Even Stevens. She is also known for her role on The Big Bang Theory as Sheldon ...more
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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Nick Torres
Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama is an American actor, singer, dancer, producer and television personality, known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show, hosting the MTV series Yo Momma, and ...more
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Laura San Giacomo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Dr. Grace Confalone
Laura San Giacomo is an American actress known for playing the role of Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman as well as other work on television and ...more
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Emily Wickersham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Ellie Bishop
Emily Wickersham is an actress.
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Diona Reasonover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Diona Reasonover Kasie Hines
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Melinda McGraw is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Diane Sterling
Melinda Leigh McGraw is an American actress. She has starred in movies such as Albino Alligator, Wrongfully Accused, and Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, and is also known for her television ...more
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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Tom Morrow
Alan Hugh Dale (born 6 May 1947) is a New Zealand-born actor who first came to the spotlight on the Australian series The Young Doctors and the soap opera Neighbours. In America, he is known for ...more
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Jamie Bamber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jake Malloy
Jamie St John Bamber Griffith (born 3 April 1973) is an English/Irish/American actor, known for his roles as Lee Adama in Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin in the ITV ...more
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Troian Bellisario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Sarah McGee
Troian Avery Bellisario is an American actress and singer, best known for playing Spencer Hastings in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars.