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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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Michael Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo
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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Cote de Pablo is listed (or ranked) 2 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, known professionally as Cote de Pablo (born November 12, 1979), is a Chilean-American actress and singer. Born in Santiago, Chile, at the age ...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 (born September 2, 1951) is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Initially achieving fame as a college ...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 (born March 27, 1969) is an American actress. She is known for playing Abby Sciuto on the television series NCIS, from 2003 to 2018. She is also a published writer, singer, and ...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. (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
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
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
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
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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Diane Neal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Abigail Borin
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) 11 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jenny Shepherd
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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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackson Gibbs
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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Margo Harshman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Delilah Fielding
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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Maria Bello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Jackie Sloane
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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Robert Wagner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
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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Michael Nouri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Eli David
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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Alan Dale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Tom Morrow
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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Rocky Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 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 (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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Melinda McGraw is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Diane Sterling
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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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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Diona Reasonover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Diona Reasonover Kasie Hines
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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Nick Torres
Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (; Spanish: [baldeˈrama]; 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 ...more
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Laura San Giacomo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Dr. Grace Confalone
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) 24 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Sarah McGee
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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Emily Wickersham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Actors On NCIS
Ellie Bishop
Emily Wickersham is an actress.