NCIS, in addition to having an impeccable story, also has a truly spectacular cast. This plot has become one of the longest running on television, which is why this CBS drama has become one of the most successful thanks to Mark Harmon who is there for most of the running time.
Recall that Mark Harmon played Leroy Gibbs, and even though he acted from the beginning, in recent season 19 he decided to take a break from the series. Although there is a possibility of seeing Gibbs again in his role, for now the rest of the team has to move on.
Initially, Mark Harmon’s farewell was really tough on the team as well as the spectators. Specifically, the actor’s departure may have affected one of his co-workers more, the interpreter of Leon Vance, Rocky Carroll.
In an interview with CBS, Rocky Carroll confessed that the two also maintained a strong friendship behind the scenes. In fact, if it weren’t for that friendship, there’s a chance Carroll would never have gotten the “NCIS” job in the first place.
Rocky was a prominent actor when the opportunity arose before his entry into the show’s fifth season, but hiring him was far from a sure thing. He himself revealed that he would not have gotten the role if it weren’t for his good relationship with NCIS star Mark Harmon.
These were his statements in the recent interview: “Mark Harmon and I met on ‘Chicago Hope’ in the ’90s. We were both cast members of’ Chicago Hope ‘for three seasons. The next time I saw him was during the finale. from the fifth season of ‘NCIS.’ My audition had less to do with my audition and more to do with Mark Harmon saying ‘I know this guy, I like him, you should hire him.
Rocky Carroll assured that meeting the right person opened the doors to his triumph in Hollywood, which is why thanks to the help of Mark Harmon, Rocky has been in one of his most lucrative jobs of his entire career, since then, he has stayed at NCIS for over a decade.