Brian Dietzen on the ‘NCIS’ Actors Who Are Nothing Like Their Characters

by Jeremy Spirogis
Brian Dietzen of NCIS

Several actors have been recognized to emulate their beloved on-screen counterparts of their day-to-day lives. According to followers, Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man, and Chris Evans is simply as gentlemanly and morally upstanding as Captain America. Yet, not all actors behave like their beloved display characters. According to Brian Dietzen, some NCIS stars couldn’t be farther from their Naval counterparts in disposition and persona.

Brian Dietzen of NCIS
Brian Dietzen of ‘NCIS’ | Michael Yarish/CBS by way of Getty Images

During an interview with Paul Semel, Brian Dietzen discussed his NCIS co-stars, taking time to elucidate how Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll behave very in a different way behind-the-scenes than the strict and somber Gibbs and Director Leon Vance, respectively. 

Brian Dietzen talks Mark Harmon 

Mark Harmon is called fairly the humorous man; he loves an excellent sensible joke, and he’s received a heat coronary heart. While Gibbs doesn’t let anybody by means of his stone-cold exterior, Mark Harmon is a playful man. Brian Dietzen defined, “You know me, I don’t act like Jimmy [his ‘NCIS’ character], either. It’s like how Mark Harmon doesn’t act like some hard-nosed marine.” Semel then famous that Harmon is usually “acting like a goof.” 

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Harmon as soon as pulled a really darkish, sensible joke on Cote de Pablo. Harmon discovered a lifeless lizard, put a noose round its neck, after which hung it in Cote de Pablo’s trailer with a be aware that learn, “I couldn’t take it anymore.” In quick, Harmon is nowhere close to as severe as Gibbs. Though Harmon takes his work significantly and exhibits as much as set able to get the job achieved every day, he makes room for jokes (even when they’re generally twisted and weird).

Brian Dietzen compares Rocky Carroll to his ‘NCIS’ character, Leon Vance 

Rocky Carroll’s NCIS character all the time means business. He has no time for chit-chat, and he expects everybody to rise to the event always. Yet, That’s not Carroll. Dietzen instructed Semel: 

Oh yeah. Rocky Carroll’s most likely the most important departure from his character as a result of he’s probably the most affable, kind-hearted, open man you’ll ever meet, however on the present he needs to be the rock that Gibbs knocks up in opposition to from time to time. 

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In the present, Gibbs and Vance typically go head-to-head. And, regardless of their considerably controversial dynamic on the display, Harmon and Carroll boast a friendship that goes a few years again. 

Rocky Carroll and Mark Harmon starred in Chicago Hope collectively method earlier than NCIS was even a twinkle within the preliminary showrunner, David Bellisario’s eye. The two have fairly a robust relationship, one fueled with respect and admiration. And, whereas their characters respect one another in NCIS, they don’t all the time get alongside seamlessly. 

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