Who is Mark Harmon and what is net worth of him? Mark Harmon is an actor who has been active in his career since the 1970s. He received critical appreciation for his role as Simon Donovan in the TV series ‘The West Wing’. He was then seen in the CBS series ‘NCIS’ followed by ‘JAG’. Prior to becoming an actor, Mark Harmon was a football player. He wanted to have a career in law or advertising. He has also featured in many films like ‘Freaky Friday’, ‘Magic in the Water’, ‘Chasing Liberty’, ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘Beyond the Poseidon Adventure’. He has also had a career as a director of TV shows.
Thomas Mark Harmon was born on September 2, 1951, Burbank, California. He was born to parents Tom Harmon, a broadcaster and football player, and Elyse Knox, artist, and actress. His father was a part of the Heisman Trophy winning team. He is the only son and has got two elder sisters. His sisters are Kristin Nelson, painter, and actress and Kelly Harmon, model, and actress. His sister Kristin is the former wife of deceased singer Rick Nelson.
Harmon attended the Harvard School and then it was followed by Pierce College in Los Angeles. When in college, he used to play football and in 1972 he was the quarterback for UCLA Bruins. He was approached by different college football programs but he decided to choose UCLA. In 1973, for his all-around excellence, he was bestowed with the National Football Foundation Award. He graduated in 1974 from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
In March 1987, Mark Harmon married Pam Dawber who is an actress by profession. They have two sons, named Sean Thomas Harmon and Ty Christian Harmon. His son Sean Thomas has also appeared in the series NCIS. Harmon and his wife prefer to maintain a low profile and hardly appears to the public.
After completing his college, he was a merchandising director but decided to move to acting. Before making his career in acting, Harmon was a carpenter. He appeared in the Kellogg’s Product 19 commercial with his father. With the help of his sister’s in laws, he appeared in the episode of ‘Ozzie Girls’. It was then followed by ‘Emergency!’, ‘Police Woman’, and ‘Adam-12’. He then appeared in the 1978 series ‘Sam’. It was soon followed by his TV movie ‘Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.’ Harmon made supporting appearances in the ‘Comes a Horseman’ and ‘Beyond the Poseidon Adventure’.
In 1980, he appeared in the prime time soap opera called ‘Flamingo Road’. In 1983, he was seen as Dr. Robert Caldwell in ‘St. Elsewhere’. His career reached its peak in 1986. He became the lead actor in the TV movie ‘Prince of Bel Air’. In 1991, he was seen in the TV series ‘Reasonable Doubts’. Harmon appeared in the four episodes of popular TV series ‘The West Wing’. He then grabbed a role in ‘NCIS’. He was seen in a supporting rule in the film ‘Freaky Friday’. He has also appeared with his wife in ‘Love letters’.
Mark Harmon has been nominated many times in his career. He has received two Primetime Emmys and 3 Golden Globe Award nominations. He was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1997 and 1998. He has won the 2013 Prism Awards and has also won the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.
Mark Harmon Net Worth
Mark Harmon has had many changes in his career. He was a football player and then he became a carpenter which was followed by an actor. By doing so, the actor has made a good fortune in his career. Mark Harmon’s net worth is an estimated $110 million. He owes this fortune by appearing in various TV shows and movies.
He has also appeared in TV commercials and was the director of the show Chicago Hope in 1999 and 2000. In 2002, he also directed two episodes of the television series Boston Public. In 1988, he was a co-owner of a basketball team in San Bernardino. He created a company, Wings Productions for producing ‘NCIS: New Orleans’ in 2014.
Mark Harmon received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2012. It was the 2,482nd star. In 1996, he saved a boy in a car accident.