Mark Harmon Addresses ‘NCIS’ Exit After 19 Seasons For First Time

Mark Harmon is opening up curiously about his exit from NCIS the past fall. The performer, who played NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs starting around 2003, pulled out the long-running CBS procedural without skipping a beat in the most recent nineteenth season anyway has generally kept silent about his decision to leave starting as of late.

In ET’s prohibitive first look from one of the extraordinary featurettes in the impending season 19 DVD release, Harmon watches out for Gibbs’ goodbye in another plunk down focusing in on the individual’s legacy.

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“What has reliably drawn me here is the individual I play and to keep it new and to keep it attempting,” the 70-year-old performer said in the catch, preceding recommending the probability that the opportunity had arrived to close this part in his calling – – until additional notification. “Plot-wise, this character has followed the way that it did. I thought it came clean and OK with.”

Harmon then, at that point, reliable NCIS fans Gibbs is at this point alive and well, participating in the more direct things all through regular day to day existence: “I’m not surrendered… The individual is living in Alaska apparently.”

In Harmon’s last episode, Gibbs informed McGee – – while out fishing on the lake in Alaska – – that he was not returning to work, perceiving that he “didn’t have the foggiest idea” how long he’d be away.


“My stomach’s telling me, I’ll know when I track down it,” Gibbs said of what exactly he’s looking for. “This sensation of amicability, I have not had this since Shannon and Kelly died and I’m not ready to let it go.” He then, offered his protege the casual reins of the NCIS office. “I would never have expected anyone better to look out for the past 18 years than you,” he imparted to McGee.

Pioneer creator and showrunner Steven D. Cover put out a declaration following Harmon’s last NCIS appearance, welcoming a probable return down the line.

“As a central producer and dear sidekick, Mark continues to be a fundamental piece of the surface of the show. Our north star has perpetually been staying steady with our characters, and that reality has reliably coordinated the stories we tell and where those characters go,” Binder said in a clarification to ET. “So concerning the inevitable destiny of Gibbs, as long haul lovers of the show could have seen all through the long haul… always remember about Leroy Jethro Gibbs.”