There are a lot of stars in Hollywood who have become defined by a certain role that they have played over the years, becoming synonymous with, not only the character that they play but also the television show or movie that they are in. Just take NCIS actor Mark Harmon for instance, he has played the role of Leroy Jethro Gibbs since the show first started.
While Mark Harmon has gone on to appear in a number of other television shows and movies over the years, he will forever be remembered for his role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS. The hit television series first started airing back in 2003 and Mark Harmon has been on the show since day one and continues in his familiar role.
Thanks to such loyalty and dedication to his role, we have seen Mark Harmon appear as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in 247 episodes between 2003 and 2014. Not only has Mark given his acting talent to NCIS but he has also worked behind the scenes, being credited as a producer on 75 episodes, while being executive producer on 53 of them.
With Leroy Jethro Gibbs being such a beloved character on NCIS, we are sure that the character will remain in the series for as long as Mark Harmon wants to stay in the show. NCIS season 11 is currently on a mid-season break but fans do not have long to wait, as the show will return on January 7.