What ‘NCIS’ Fans Don’t Know About Sean Murray

Sean Murray has spent over a decade playing Timothy McGee on NCIS and the actor is gearing up for another season of the hit crime drama later this year. While we know almost everything about McGee, there are quite a few things about the actor that may surprise fans. Here’s a quick look at all of the fun facts you may have missed about the NCIS star.

'NCIS' star Sean Murray
‘NCIS’ star Sean Murray | Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images

Fun facts about Sean Murray

When he is not working on the set of NCIS, Murray enjoys listening to electronic music. Not only is Murray a superfan of the genre, but he also shares his favorite songs on social media. Another interesting side note is that Murray holds dual citizenship between the United States and Australia.

According to CBS, the actor spent most of his childhood outside of the U.S., though he now calls Southern California his home. Murray, of course, was born in Bethesda, Maryland, which makes him a U.S. citizen.

When it comes to NCIS, Murray reportedly loves Mark Harmon’s hair, which could probably be said about anyone on the show. His stepsister, meanwhile, portrays his character’s sister on the show. Her name is Troian Bellisario. Just like McGee, Murray is an expert on computers and used to work on them back in the day. He has even built a few himself. He may not be a tech guru like McGee, but it sounds like the two have a lot in common.

Inside Sean Murray’s family life

Murray started dating Carrie James in 2004 and the couple exchanged vows the following year. While Murray has made a name for himself in the acting world, James works in the field of education. She has founded several different companies that advocate for better educational services, including the Business Relationship Alliance and the Prestique Academy of Innovation and Technology. Murray and James welcomed their first child in the spring of 2007 and had their second one in 2010.

Murray and his family live in Sherman Oaks, California. Apart from his wife and two children, Murray owns an adorable dog name Otis. The actor purchased the puppy last year to go along with his cat, whom he named after Pauley Perrette’s character on NCIS.

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Speaking of Perrette, Murray is very good friends with his former co-star and has reportedly remained in contact with her over the past few years. As fans will recall, Perrette left the show after Season 15 amid rumors of a nasty feud between her and Harmon.

How much is Sean Murray worth?

Murray’s net worth is believed to be around the ballpark of $8 million, most of which is from his time on NCIS. Prior to taking on the role of McGee, Murray worked on a number of different projects, both in television and film. Some of his credits include JAG, Touched by an Angel, Harts of the West, ER, and Boston Public. When it comes to movies, Murray has starred in This Boy’s Life, Hocus Pocus, and Too Romantic.

Sean Murray’s early years

Born in 1977, Murray’s father was an officer in the U.S. Navy (just like character on NCIS). After his parents separate, his mother, Vivienne, tied the knot with Donald Paul Bellisario, who is known for his work on Magnum P.I., NCIS, JAG, Quantum Leap, Tales of the Gold Monkey, and Airwolf.

Given their ties to the industry, Murray’s brother, Chad, once worked as a producer on NCIS: Los Angeles. Apart from playing McGee’s sister, Murray’s step-sister, Troian, also had a part in Pretty Little Liars.

Murray’s other stepsiblings are also in the entertainment business. This includes Michael Bellisario, who is an actor, David Bellisario, who works as a writer, and Nicholas Bellisario, who earns a living as a producer. Talk about a talented family.

Despite rumors that Season 16 of NCIS would be his last, Sean Murray is currently preparing to start work on Season 17 of the popular crime procedural. CBS recently announced that the new season of NCIS will premiere on Sept. 24, which could not come soon enough.