‘NCIS’: Sean Murray Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

Sean Murray is best known for playing Special Agent Timothy McGee on the CBS drama NCIS. Here’s Sean Murray’s net worth and how he makes his money.

Sean Murray’s movies and TV shows

Sean Murray as Agent McGee on 'NCIS.'|Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images
Sean Murray as Agent McGee on ‘NCIS.’|Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

Sean Murray made his acting debut in the 1991 TV movie Backfield in Motion. The following year, he appeared in one episode of the television series Civil Wars. Murray’s other television credits include River of Rage: The Taking of Maggie Keene (1993), Harts of the West (1993-1994), Silk Stalkings (1995), and ER (1995).

Murray made his movie debut in the 1993 film This Boy’s Life, in which he played the role of Jim Vorhees. He got the opportunity to work alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. In an interview with the Television Academy, the actor said he knew right away that DiCaprio was going to be a big star. “It was Leo’s first role and I remember just in the couple scenes, the sequence we did, I remember thinking ‘Oh, this kid’s gonna be big, I know it.’ Even when I was 13 years old, but I could tell. I could tell he was going to be big. And he became big, obviously. He’s done all right.”

Sean Murray’s big break was the movie Hocus Pocus

Sean Murray| Greg Doherty/Getty Images
Sean Murray| Greg Doherty/Getty Images

Murray got his big break in 1993 when he appeared in the movie Hocus Pocus, playing the role of Thackery. Here’s what he said in his Television Academy interview:

My first big gig was Hocus Pocus, the Disney movie with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker. That was my first big break I’d say, where I played the factory kid who gets turned into the cat. That was incredible. I remember that because I was young and so inexperienced, and I remember walking out onto the sound stages where they had created the witch’s house and the moat and the forest and everything was inside a stage, and I’d never seen anything like that. I was just blown away by the big production of everything.

Sean Murray wanted to make sure the NCIS writers allowed McGee’s character to grow

Mark Harmon and Sean Murray on NCIS| Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
Mark Harmon and Sean Murray on NCIS| Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

Murray discussed what helped NCIS last for more than a decade on TV. He told the Television Academy he thinks NCIS has lasted so long because the characters were allowed to evolve as the series progressed. Murray said it was important for McGee to not stay a rookie but to grow and eventually become a special agent. “From the beginning, as a kind of inept, rookie agent to now, there’s been quite an evolution there,” said Murray. “And that was something I was insistent with, with our producers and our writers, that I didn’t want the character to eternally be the rookie, I didn’t want it to be baby Maggie Simpson again every week.” 

How Sean Murray makes money

Murray’s primary source of income is from acting.

Sean Murray’s net worth

Sean Murray has an estimated net worth of $8 million.

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