NCIS’ Star Mark Harmon

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on May 15, 2005

I would like to know where I can reach Mark Harmon. Our family enjoys his productions and acting.
—Ardyth T., Utah

Actor Mark Harmon, 53, stars on NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service), which is the best place to write to him: c/o NCIS, 28343 Avenue Crocker, Valencia, CA 91355. He's pleased to be on a show that keeps him in Los Angeles, where he resides with wife Pam Dawber (Mindy of TV's Mork & Mindy) and their two children Sean, 17, and Ty, 12. "I have weekends, breakfast and an occasional dinner with my family, so it's definitely something I appreciate," Harmon says. Married since 1987, Harmon's marriage is one of the lengthier "Hollywood" unions. "I think it's about a perspective and priority," he says. "Neither one of us confuses the family life with the job we go off to do each day." The Burbank, Calif., native holds a communication degree from UCLA and worked in advertising and carpentry before attempting the acting profession where "for years I played people who didn't have a name." Harmon finally landed a starring role in the 1986 TV movie Deliberate Stranger. "That I'm here this many years later talking about it, I feel very fortunate that my career has had longevity. I'm always trying to get better at what I do."