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Mark Harmon from NCIS Is a Doting Husband to Pamela Dawber and Proud Dad of Sons Sean & Ty

Kareena Koirala
Dec 02, 2019
10:30 P.M.
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The NCIS star, Mark Harmon, has been happily married for almost three decades. The couple's relationship is going on as strong as ever with their sons, Sean, and Ty by their side. 


Harmon, who has been in the acting industry for over four decades, is currently starring in the American television series, NCIS, as Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

The star has had an incredible career coupled with a well balanced personal life with his wife and former TV actress, Pam Dawber, and sons, Sean and Ty Harmon. 

Pam Dawber and husband actor Mark Harmon attend the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures 52nd Annual Awards Dinner. | Source: Getty Images



Back in 1986, when Harmon was working in the medical drama St. Elsewhere, he was named "People's sexiest man alive." He met the love of his life, Pam Dawber, in the same year. 

Dawber was starring in the sitcom, "My Sister Sam," when a mutual friend introduced the couple. They tied the knot on March 21, 1987.

Actor Mark Harmon and wife, actress Pam Dawber, attend the Golden Boot Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. | Source: Getty Images


After crossing the three-decade mark on their marriage, Harmon spoke about how he was proud to be married to Dawber to "People."


During his interview for the cover story of "People's Magazine," Harmon revealed that his marriage kept going strong for the past thirty years because of maturity. 

Actors Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, and Sean Murray attend the cake cutting celebration for "NCIS" 300th episode. | Source: Getty Images


The star said that both of them were in their thirties when they got married, and the knowledge of all the stupid things they had done in the past was "probably the closest" thing to a key he had. 

Harmon also revealed how the differences in perception and opinion worked out healthily for them. The couple reportedly had opposing views regarding the movie "Summer School."

Actress Pam Dawber poses for a portrait in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images



The couple has maintained a healthy relationship over the years and kept it under the radar of the media. Harmon revealed to "TV Insider," that their low profile marriage is not a choice.

"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."


During his talk with "People," Harmon expressed how proud he was about being married to Dawber. The actors renewed their vows in a backyard ceremony on their 30th anniversary. 


While the couple themselves have been strong on their own, their sons are the supporting pillars in their lives. Their sons, Sean, 31, and Ty, 27, are both doused in the industry like their parents. 

Actress Pam Dawber and son Sean Harmon participate in the Mark Harmon star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. | Source: Getty Images

The elder, Sean, is best known for his work in hits like Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown, Dumb and Dumber To, and American Reunion.

The younger, Ty, is a screenwriter who is active in the industry. One of his first movies, Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown, was directed by his brother Sean.