We all know that a good crime show needs a good villain. What beats a good villain, is a good villainess. Meet Elaine Burns. She could have pulled off the robbery of a lifetime – who can beat Civil War arms – if it were not for Ziva David’s heroic intervention. Before we pulled the mask off this villainess, she worked closely alongside Special Agent Leroy Gibbs as a forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian.
The team was sent to investigate the death of Staff Sergeant Warren Sorrow, but when they got too close to learning the truth, Burns showed her true colors.
West Virginia Sheriff
Okay, admittedly, it was not a big role. And probably most people missed this guest appearance because it took place all the way in season 1. But it did feature Josh Holloway who would land a massive breakthrough with “Lost”.
However, if you did remember Episode 12 of Season 1, you will remember an unnamed West Virginian Police Sherriff who had no qualms about making awkward jokes which did not sit well with Leroy Gibbs. It does not help that NCIS was called to investigate the matter of a marine’s limbs found in the trashcan.
Josh Holloway – West Virginia Sheriff
All the way back in Season 1, this actor was featured on “NCIS” but since then, Josh Holloway has made a name for himself. One of his most notable roles to date was portraying bad-guy Sawyer in “Lost”. Holloway has also made up the cast of “Yellowstone” and “Colony”.
A major moment for the actor was when he was featured in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”. Holloway has also involved himself with the production side of things. He was one of the producers of “Colony” and “Intelligence” – which he also starred in.
Barbara Niven – Elaine Burns
As she was only featured in one “NCIS” episode, Barbara Niven is most notably known for other roles like in the adventure and action series – also based on the navy – “Pensacola: Wings of Gold”.
The actress also has been featured on numerous other TV programs including “Cold Case”, “ER”, “Las Vegas”, and interestingly, also “Silk Stalkings” which she had been on several times, but always as different characters. Just recently, Niven is known for her role in the Hallmark film series “Murder, She Baked”. Her daughter, Jessica Niven, has just made her own introduction to the world of entertainment.
Commander William Ryan
If you are an original fan, you might remember Commander William O’Ryan. During the episode “Enigma” – Season 1, Episode 15 – a hostage situation seemingly goes awry and the NCIS team is sent in to investigate. The hostage victim is Commander William Ryan who was none other than Special Agent Leroy Gibbs’ former colonel.
When investigating the killing of one of the kidnappers, things don’t seem to add up and it is up to them to understand what is really going on. Even if it means Gibbs must investigate his former military superior.