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What is Mark Harmon Doing Now? A Look at His Life After ‘NCIS’

What is Mark Harmon Doing Now? A Look at His Life After ‘NCIS’

With NCIS kicking off another season on CBS last Monday, fans might be wondering what longtime star Mark Harmon is doing now. They fondly remember Harmon from his portrayal of Leroy Jethro Gibbs on there. Harmon probably has been spending more time with his wife, actress Pam Dawber.

Yet he’s a guy who has managed to keep busy. One project that Harmon did complete in 2023 was the book, Ghosts of Honolulu: A Japanese Spy, A Japanese American Spy Hunter, and the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor. Harmon co-wrote it with Leon Carroll Jr., who is a technical advisor for NCIS.

When they sat down to write the book, Harmon and Carroll leaned into their experiences with the show. The book looks at how Japanese and American intelligence agents operated in World War II.

“These are the real stories from those who were there,” Harmon said last year in an interview with People. “It’s real and it’s our history.” The book is available for purchase now.

Mark Harmon Looks Into History Now With Book

Mark Harmon talked about why he wanted to do this book. “I left the show, I didn’t retire,” he said. “I’ve always thought you can learn from history. Things tend to repeat themselves.”

So, what is the book about? Harmon goes into some detail. “This is the first story (leading) to the birth of what became (the real) NCIS,” he said. “These agents are really a different breed. I hope that there’s a story revealed here that you don’t know. It was important work they were doing, and no one knew about it.”

Harmon also said that he does find things to do in his spare time. But he also brought up how much he’s been working with NCIS. His workload was not easy to navigate. Yet he also admits that he misses the camaraderie of his fellow actors and workers. After all, it was a job for him to do, Soaps reports.

“I’ve got time to do whatever I want to,” he said. “I can plan a dinner with the boys, we can take a trip. I’m so fortunate, I don’t ever wake up not thinking that.”

Actor Also Joins Agency For New Work

Carroll Jr. talked about his “seamless” working experience on the book with Harmon. “Through an 18-year relationship, Mark and I have developed a deep appreciation of what we can do together as a team,” he said. “Considering different options and approaches to storytelling is similar, whether it is a book or a television show.”

Fans also might want to know if Harmon plans on acting anymore. According to a 2023 report from The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Harmon signed up with talent agency The Gersh Agency. Among the names with that company include Brendan Fraser, Allison Janney, Patricia Arquette, and Mandy Moore.

Harmon has been a face seen by TV viewers for years. He’s been on shows like St. Elsewhere and The West Wing. It means that Harmon has been recognized by viewers in different decades. While he’s not looped into any show at this time, that itch to act again might bring Harmon back. It’s not like he is ill or has a debilitating physical injury. Time will tell, though.