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Mark Harmon makes relatable confession about avoiding social media

The former NCIS star is relatively private

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Hanna Fillingham
US Managing Editor
6 September 2022
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Mark Harmon isn't one to give too many interviews and is pretty private when it comes to talking about his life outside of work.

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The former NCIS actor has made a bold decision in the industry too, choosing to avoid social media altogether.

This hasn't stopped many fans making fan accounts, but there is no official page from Mark.

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The talented star previously opened up about the reason he has opted out of getting Instagram or Twitter in an interview with TV Insider.

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He said of his and wife Pam Dawber's privacy: "It’s who we are. We stay home. A lot. I'm not a Twitter guy or a Facebook guy. Our sons aren’t into that either. Pam and I have both made a living in this business, and still, there’s a part of that that’s just not natural."

Mark and Pam tied the knot in 1987 and are doting parents to two sons - Sean and Ty. Sean and Ty have both followed in their parents' footsteps in the industry.

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Ty is working as a screenwriter while Sean is an actor. Ever since 2008, he has appeared in NCIS as a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs in flashback episodes.

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To date, he has appeared on seven of the show’s episodes, with his most recent cameo being in the 2020 episode Everything Starts Somewhere.

Gushing about his sons in a rare interview with Entertainment Tonight, Mark said of Sean: “I’m proud of him taking his work seriously and how he approaches being an actor — not just on this show."

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Mark and wife Pam Dawber are both private about their personal lives

"I'm proud of both our boys, and they work hard at what they do and I’m proud that they get up in the morning and try to do that every day."

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Mark's fans were left devastated when he left his role as Leroy Gibbs in NCIS in season 19 of the popular show.

He opened up about his decision to quit the program almost a year after leaving the show, for a special featurette on the show's season 19 DVD release.

He sat down to discuss the legacy of his character, as well as his thoughts on how the show wrapped up his storyline, and admitted that the opportunity to tackle "fresh" and "challenging" material is what kept him returning to the drama every season, alluding to the possibility that he felt that after almost two decades on the show, he no longer felt that was the case.

Following Mark's onscreen departure, Showrunner Steve Binder released a statement that heavily suggested Gibbs could make a comeback in future seasons.

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It read: "As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go.

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"So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years… never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out."

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