15 Fascinating Facts About Actor Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon as Mr. Shoop

Actor Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California, September 2, 1951. The youngest of three kids, Mark grew up with a Heisman Trophy awarded father and an artist and actress mother. Before Mark earned the honor of a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, he was famous first for playing football. When Mark attended college he was unsure of his future occupation. The American actor turned down many offers to join the NFL and was committed to his studies.

After taking on various odd jobs and rubbing shoulders with celebrities, Mark decided he would pursue an acting career. Mark Harmon is popular with fans for his role as ‘Special Agent Gibbs’ on NCIS, and for playing a doctor on St. Elsewhere. For nearly 20 years, Harmon has played the beloved character on NCIS. Mark Harmon did not have an easy time as an actor and took on many forgettable roles in films. Today, Mark is a successful actor, family man, and millionaire.