Sean Murray won the hearts of “NCIS” fans worldwide with his portrayal of Special Agent Timothy McGee. What fans probably didn’t know was that Murray’s personal experiences helped him shape the role. His father, a Navy captain, served for thirty years and moved the family to various naval bases across the country.
Murray was even born at a Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Despite being a staple on “NCIS,” Murray has only taken on a handful of other projects, including the BBC drama “Agatha Christie: Ordeal by Innocence.” In a 2020 podcast, Murray revealed that he wanted to prioritize quality time with his wife and two children. Murray’s also a hardcore music fan and creates his own music.
Jennifer Grey - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Jennifer Grey was exceptional as Jeanie Bueller, the responsible younger sister of Ferris Bueller in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Grey was so good as the goody-two-shoes character that it might be surprising to know that she is a bit of a rebel off-screen. She once crashed a scene during the filming of the logistically complicated parade scene in downtown Chicago simply because she was bored. She soon became known for her role in the cult film "Dirty Dancing.”
Her private life has also piqued fan and press curiosity over the years. In her memoir, "Out of the Corner," Grey reflects on her childhood and her relationships with actors Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp.
Mike White - School Of Rock
While many know him best as the lovable Ned Schneebly from “School of Rock,” Mike White was much more than just a secondary character in the film. Did you know he was also the mastermind behind its clever screenplay? White's writing prowess doesn't stop there, either. The brilliant wordsmith is one of the creative forces behind numerous beloved shows and movies, including “Orange County” and “Freaks and Geeks.”
Also, fans who followed the 2022 Emmy Awards collectively lost their minds when they realized that “Ned Schneebly” is actually the Mike White, creator of the hit HBO show “The White Lotus.” As “The White Lotus” swept the awards and stole the show, social media brought White back into the spotlight.
Carlos Valdes - The Flash
Carlos Valdes, best known as Cisco Ramon on the hit show "The Flash," is a fan-favorite for his portrayal of the quirky engineering genius. But Valdes is a man of many talents. While attending the University of Michigan, he studied alongside the popular musical theater company Starkid Productions, which counts "Glee's" Darren Criss among its founding members. Valdes developed his acting chops and love for music during this time.
He played bass in the musical "A Very Potter Musical." Valdes also co-wrote the music and lyrics for the production "Me and My D**k" alongside Criss and A.J. Holmes. Atrocious name aside, the musical made history by becoming the first musical recording to debut at No.11 on a Billboard chart.
Tony Shalhoub - Monk
Fans will always know Tony Shalhoub as the quirky detective Adrian Monk in “Monk,” even though he was already an established actor before the series began. Shalhoub was outstanding as the detective who had several debilitating phobias and an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
His outstanding performance won him multiple awards, including Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a Golden Globe Award. Shalhoub, in real life, is as outstanding in his achievements and incredibly versatile. The man has been busy since “Monk” wrapped! Shalhoub lent his voice to characters in movies like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Cars 3.” He even reprised the role of Luigi for the video game adaptation.