Michael Weatherly or Mark Harmon: Which ‘NCIS’ Star Has the Higher Net Worth?
NCIS fans have watched Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon star on their favorite TV shows for years. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about which NCIS actor has the higher net worth. Can you guess who it is?
How Michael Weatherly became famous
Michael Weatherly made his acting debut in a 1991 episode of The Cosby Show titled “Theo’s Final Final.” He played the role of Theo’s roommate. That same year, he appeared in an episode of the daytime drama Guiding Light. In 1992, Weatherly secured a recurring role on the daytime drama Loving. He played the character Cooper Alden for 15 episodes. Weatherly reprised his role as Cooper Alden in The City, which is a series that picks up where Loving leaves off.
Weatherly’s next recurring role was in the TV mini-series Significant Others, in which he played the character Ben Chasen. He joined the NCIS cast in 2003 and played Tony DiNozzo until 2016. As of this writing, Weatherly stars in the CBS series Bull, playing the role of Jason Bull.
How Mark Harmon became famous
Harmon made his acting debut in a 1973 episode of Ozzie’s Girls titled “The Candidate.” The following year, he appeared in a short film titled Sonic Boom. Harmon got a career break in 1975 when he was offered the role of Officer Gus Corbin on the show Adam-12. From 1977 to 1978, Harmon landed a recurring role on the TV series Sam. Then from 1980 to 1982, he was a cast regular on the show Flamingo Road. He played the role of Fielding Carlyle.
Some of Harmon’s acting roles include appearances in Chicago Hope, Charlie Grace, West Wing, and Wyatt Earp. He joined the NCIS cast as Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in 2003.
Michael Weatherly’s net worth
As of this writing, Weatherly has a net worth of $45 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates. During a special interview with CBS, Weatherly revealed he knew his time on the show was coming to a close during NCIS season 12. Weatherly said he knew this was the right thing for him to do:
I discovered in season 12 I was nearing the end of my road. It felt totally natural. It felt like the right thing to do, and it occurred to me what a blessing, what an extraordinary gift. I think that might be the best thing about “NCIS” that is invisible to the eye. That’s where the magic is. And it’s this combination of people that come together, all these personalities. All these wonderful people that have been doing this job for as long as I have.
Mark Harmon’s net worth
As of this writing, Harmon has a net worth of $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates. Before Harmon landed his role as Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, he considered dialing back his acting career so he could spend more time with his wife, Pam Dawber, and their two sons. However, after Harmon saw the NCIS script, he changed his mind.
In a 2019 interview, he told Parade he loved everything about the series. He said he loved the humor, the character, and even the name Leroy. At one point, the writers were going to change the character’s name, but Harmon fought to have it remain the same. “And then I read this script called NCIS. For a moment, when I started getting interested in doing it, the name changed to Bob Nelson or something, and I just said, ‘Eh… please, can you put the name back?’’
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