Mark Harmon Biography

Published On Apr 24, 2016
Facts of Mark Harmon
Date of Birth: 1951 , September-2
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
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On 21st of March 1987, Mark got married to Pam Dawber. Pam Dawber is an actress and she is popular for playing the role of Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy. From this married life, they have been parents two times. They are a happy family.

Mark attended some high school in United States and he completed his high school graduation in 1970. Later on he joined Pierce College where he studied for about two years. Then he joined University of California with a major in communications. He graduated from there in 1974. While he was there he also played for the UCLA Bruins football as the starting quarterback for about two years. Initially he dreamed to begin his career in advertising or law but later he became fascinated in business as a merchandising director. Later on he found his interest in acting. During his early acting career, he appeared in the TV commercials of Kellogg's Product 19 cereal. He finally earned the role of The Candidate in an American sitcom spin-off, Ozzie's Girls in 1973. Two years later, he appeared in the TV series like Emergency!, Adam-12 and Police Woman. He made his feature film debut in 1978 by portraying the role of Billy Joe Meynert in the movie Comes a Horseman. Till date he has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series. His breakthrough role as an actor came in 2003 after he began starring the role of SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the TV series NCIS. For this role he earned the salary of $500,000 per episode. His net worth is $40 million. He is now aged 64 years old and his height is six feet tall.  

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Born in Burbank, California, United States

1951

Tall and handsome, Mark Harmon was born as Thomas Mark Harmon to Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox in Burbank, California, United States of America. He is the youngest child of his parents. He is an American and is of Irish, German, French and Austrian descent.

Graduated from University of California, Los Angeles

1974

Mark attended some high school in United States and he completed his high school graduation in 1970. Later on he joined Pierce College where he studied for about two years. Then he joined University of California with a major in communications. He graduated from there in 1974. 

Played for the UCLA Bruins football team

1972

While he was in University of California, he also played for the UCLA Bruins football as the starting quarterback for about two years. He was also offered to play for Oklahoma but he chose University of California. 

Won National Football Foundation Award

1973

During his early 20s, he had a successful career as a football player. He won several prestigious awards that year. For his All-Round Excellence, he was honored with National Football Foundation Award in 1973. In 2010, he was introduced into the Pierce College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Began his acting career

1973

Initially he dreamed to begin his career in advertising or law but later he became fascinated in business as a merchandising director. Later on he found his interest in acting. During his early acting career, he appeared in the TV commercials of Kellogg's Product 19 cereal. He finally earned the role of The Candidate in an American sitcom spin-off, Ozzie's Girls in 1973.

First feature film, Comes a Horseman

1978

He made his feature film debut in 1978 by portraying the role of Billy Joe Meynert in the movie Comes a Horseman. The following year he starred the role of Larry Simpson in the movie Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.

Appeared in the television series, NCIS

2003

Mark Harmon is an actor from United States. His breakthrough role as an actor came in 2003 after he began starring the role of SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the TV series NCIS. For this role he earned the salary of $500,000 per episode. 

Married to Pam Dawber

1987

On 21st of March 1987, Mark got married to Pam Dawber. Pam Dawber is an actress and she is popular for playing the role of Mindy McConnell in Mork & Mindy. From this married life, they have been parents two times. 

First child, Sean Thomas Harmon

1988

He became father for the first time in his life in 1988. He and his loving wife, Pam Dawber welcomed their first child together on 25th of April and that time it was a son and they named him Sean Thomas Harmon.

Second child, Ty Christian Harmon

1992

He became father for the second time in his life in 1992. He and his loving wife, Pam Dawber welcomed their second child together on 25th of June and that time it was also a son and they named him Ty Christian Harmon.

Won Prism Awards

2013

He is mainly popular for starring the role of SSA Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the CBS series, NCIS. For this role, he got his first nomination in Prism Awards in 2013 and he won this award that year for Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline.

Honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

2012

It's been more than four decades that he has been active in the film industry. For this continuous contribution in the acting world, he was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame in October 2012.

Won Golden Boot Awards

2005

In 2005, he got his first nomination in Golden Boot Awards and he was also honored with this award that year. He has also been nominated in Golden Globes, USA several times in his life.