Thomas Mark Harmon is an American film and television actor. Born in Burbank in California, Harmon’s father is a renowned football player and sports broadcaster, while his mother is an actress, model, and artist. He has two older sisters, of whom one has passed away, but they both have been a part of show business. Harmon made a name for himself playing football in college, and after that, he considered taking up a career in law or advertising. Although he started his career in business as a merchandising director, he soon decided to switch to acting.
Considering Harmon’s most popular role, it is of no surprise that he has spent most of his career portraying medical or law enforcement personnel. Harmon’s first job as an actor was in ‘Ozzie’s Girls’, which was followed by roles in shows like ‘Adam-12’, ‘Police Woman’, and ‘Emergency!’. Along with these, he had guest appearances in several other shows. A break came in 1980 when Mark Harmon became a series regular in ‘Flamingo Road’, a soap opera.
1986 saw Harmon’s career going places after he was voted the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. He went on to appear in television movies like ‘Prince of Bel Air’ and ‘The Deliberate Stranger’. Harmon also appeared in films like ‘Let’s Get Harry’ and ‘Summer School’, while his career was blossoming. Mark Harmon also went on to appear in ‘The Presidio’ alongside Sean Connery, and ‘Stealing Home’ alongside Jodie Foster.
Unfortunately, despite the high profile roles, Harmon’s film career never gained much momentum, forcing a return to television shows. He appeared in shows like ‘Reasonable Doubts’, ‘Chicago Hope’ and ‘Charlie Grace’. He also made a mark with his appearance in ‘The West Wing‘ which drew the attention of critics and fans alike and won him the second Emmy nomination. It also went on to play a much more pivotal role in his career, because the creator of ‘JAG’ saw his performance and decided to have him on the show. At this point you must be wondering what is the next Mark Harmon movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Mark Harmon films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Mark Harmon movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. NCIS (2003-)