Mark Harmon’s Ultimate Demand Before Taking Gibbs Role on NCIS – You Won’t Believe It!

NCIS star Mark Harmon reflects on a pivotal request he had before joining the CBS series, recalling the moment when his character’s name almost became a dealbreaker. Harmon, known for portraying Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, initially had reservations about the script but was intrigued by the character’s name. However, when the name briefly changed to something more common, like “Bob Johnson,” Harmon insisted on keeping Leroy Jethro Gibbs. The creator initially resisted the unconventional name, but Harmon’s insistence led to the retention of the iconic character moniker. Despite Harmon’s exit from NCIS after 19 seasons, the legacy of Leroy Jethro Gibbs endures.

Source: Entertainment Tonight

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