While this actor is most recognized for his roles in TV series such as “NCIS” and “Chicago Hope”, Rocky Carroll actually started out in the theater. Carroll attended School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Ohio but continued to further his education at The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis where he obtained a bachelor’s in Fine Arts.
The actor’s artistic vision has now taken him to experiment with directing. He has directed one episode of “NCIS” and an episode of the remake “Magnum P.I.”.
Sean Murray – Timothy McGee
As one of the longest-serving actors on “NCIS”, Sean Murray has spent a lot of time in “NCIS” filming studios. Many of Murray’s acting credentials pre-date “NCIS”. He starred in fantasy comedies such as “Hocus Pocus” and the biographical drama “This Boy’s Life”.
During his time filming “NCIS”, he also made up the cast of the TV movie “Agatha Christie: Ordeal by Innocence” and was featured in the NCIS video game. After joining the “NCIS” crew, McGee met Carrie James and the two married a year later. The couple now has two children.
After working as Director Jennifer Shepard’s assistant, Leon Vance’s dedication paid off. Sadly, it was Shepard’s death that landed Vance this role. Before Vance, there had never been a longer-serving NCIS Director. He was later promoted to the NCIS director role.
Interestingly, Vance initially trained to be a boxer before attending the naval academy. He worked hard, and his capabilities made him rise to the position of Second Lieutenant. Vance first entered the NCIS labs in Season 5 and he has been loyal ever since.
Though this character is one of the favorites among viewers, she has had a complex relationship with her onscreen co-workers. It is easy to understand as her half-brother was responsible for killing one of her former teammates, Caitlin Todd. Nothing quite makes your colleague dislike you more than being related to a close friend’s killer.
Over time, she manages to prove her loyalty to her NCIS teammates and becomes a dependable team member. David forms strong bonds with her colleagues, especially Tony DiNozzo. The two end up marrying and having a child together.
Cote de Pablo – Ziva David
This actress, Cote de Pablo, has one of the most interesting reasons for leaving “NCIS”. She believed that the character did not get as much respect as she deserved and did not agree with the character’s development and storyline. Now, that is something considering that Ziva David was one of the most loved characters on “NCIS”.
De Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile. Since “NCIS” she has starred in the crime drama series “The Jury” and the historical drama “The 33”. The actress was in a relationship with Ecuadorian actor, Diego Serrano, but the two have since split up.