Curious about what happened to your favorite NCIS stars after they bid farewell to the beloved CBS series? Let’s catch up on where they are now:
Mark Harmon left NCIS viewers devastated in 2021 when he announced his departure from the show after almost two decades as the lead character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Gibbs decided to retire from law enforcement and spend his days in scenic Alaska. Despite his onscreen departure, showrunner Steve Binder hinted at the possibility of Gibbs returning in future seasons. Since leaving NCIS, Harmon has revealed plans to release a non-fiction book inspired by his time on the show.
Sasha Alexander, who famously portrayed Caitlin Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS, left fans shocked when her character was unexpectedly killed off in season two. Since then, Alexander has enjoyed a successful television career, starring as Dr. Maura Isles in “Rizzoli and Isles” and taking on roles in “Shameless,” “Law and Order,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She also worked as a director on the show “Bull,” starring her former co-star Michael Weatherly.
After 13 seasons as special agent Anthony DiNozzo, Michael Weatherly decided to move on from NCIS in 2016 to explore roles elsewhere. He quickly found success with his debut on CBS’s “Bull,” which ran for six seasons before concluding in May 2022. Weatherly has hinted at the possibility of returning as Tony DiNozzo, much to the delight of fans.
Pauley Perrette’s exit from NCIS in 2018 came as a surprise to fans. Her character, Abby Sciuto, resigned after an assassination attempt, reportedly due to a falling out with series lead Mark Harmon. Since leaving the show, Perrette landed a lead role in the sitcom “Broke,” which was canceled less than a year later. She announced her retirement from acting in July 2020 and frequently shares glimpses of her life on Instagram.
Cote de Pablo
Viewers believed Cote de Pablo’s character Ziva David had died at the end of season 11, but she made a shocking return in season 16, revealing she had faked her death. De Pablo has since appeared in several episodes of season 17 before departing the show again. Outside of NCIS, she has appeared in films such as “The 33” and “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride” and worked as a producer on projects like “MIA.”
Lauren Holly left NCIS in season five after her character, Director Jenny Shepard, was killed off. Since then, she has had roles in both TV and film, including appearances in “Motive,” “Lucifer,” and “Family Law.”
These are just a few of the NCIS stars who have moved on from the show to pursue new opportunities. From acting to directing and producing, they continue to leave their mark on the entertainment industry.