Sean Murray, who plays Special Agent Timothy McGee on “NCIS,” is one of the longest-serving actors on the series, much like Mark Harmon himself and David McCallum as Donald “Ducky” Mallard. Murray and Harmon have worked together regularly since McGee made his debut on “NCIS” in the 1st season episode “Sub Rosa.” The pair have acted together for decades now, and it’s clear Murray has a great deal of respect for his fellow actor.
Murray had worked with Harmon previously as a young actor on the series “Hearts of the West.” In an interview with Allen Vaysberg on “The Love Of Acting,” he explained how the veteran performer became a mentor figure. “He made quite an impression on me when he came on and did a role on Harts of the West I had a few scenes with him, and we talked quite a bit about craft and things,” Murray explained. “So, being able to work with him again all these years later is just great. And, you know, he’s been a bit of a mentor to me, whether he knows it or not.”