NCIS Cast’s Real-Life Partners And Net Worth
NCIS has been on air for so many years that it is almost impossible to imagine our life without it! Most will agree NCIS is one of the best shows on TV because fans' attention to its plot twists is still very high and their love for the characters grows only stronger.
As the show is showing its 17th season, let’s take a look at the cast's net worth! And also, let's find out who they are dating, how many kids they have, and what they've been doing recently!
Emily Wickersham as Ellie Bishop
Emily's estimated net worth is “only” about $2 million. We don’t know exactly how much she earns for each episode, but given those of her co-stars, Emily Wickersham’s per episode salary is expected to be well over $100,000.
Although Emily’s role as Special Agent Eleanor Bishop was initially supposed to be for only three episodes, serving as a replacement for Cote de Pablo, Wickersham became (and still remains) a regular cast member of the NCIS.
Her role in the show was certainly a turning point for Emily’s career. Her relatively low net worth makes sense since she only joined the cast of NCIS in 2013. But while Wickersham is not the richest actress on the show, the longer she stays on NCIS, the more her net worth will grow.
While we know a lot about her financial situation, we don't have that much information about Emily's dating life. She was married to musician Blake Hanley for 8 years. They got divorced last year and it's still unclear whether the actress moved on and found another beau, or not.
Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer
Brian Dietzen has been a key part of NCIS ever since his character first appeared in 2004. And being a part of the NCIS cast for more than a decade has given Dietzen a rather solid net worth of $2 million.
His role on the show as a medical examiner's assistant is the most successful in Brian Dietzen’s career. Outside of NCIS, Brian’s most notable role was as Eddie in From Justin to Kelly, starring Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.
The actor likes to keep his personal life private but, if his Instagram account is any indication, Brian certainly knows how to spend his money, with snaps that show how much fun Dietzen has traveling and playing golf.
And we also know very well that Brian is happily married to his wife Kelly and they have two kids together. Brian defines himself in a way that is as simple as it is thorough. In no particular order, he’s an “Actor. Husband. Dad. Person” – and let’s not forget “Jimmy on NCIS”.
Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance
Being one of the main cast members on NCIS brings in a steady paycheck for Rocky Carroll. Just like his NCIS co-stars, he earns a six-digit salary, though the exact figures haven’t been disclosed.
However, the actor has been playing Leon Vance since 2008, so his net worth is less of a mystery and is estimated to be as much as $4 million. Apart from being a cast member on the acclaimed series, Carroll has also directed several episodes.
Just got this pic from CBS publicity… Here I am in “director mode” the episode airs tomorrow night. pic.twitter.com/E7BAJOMVMt— Rocky Carroll (@RockyCOfficial) October 29, 2018
So how did Carroll amass his fortune over the years? Well, his face was probably familiar before NCIS as he's been in the acting profession since the 80s, making his start as a theatrical actor. Rocky even earned himself both a Tony and a Drama Desk nomination for his dedication to the art!
Aside from his theatrical career, Rocky Carroll had small roles in a variety of different movies. He was in Born on the Fourth of July, which starred Tom Cruise, and Prelude to a Kiss with Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan.
Rocky also featured in Crimson Tide with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, and periodically popped up in episodes of TV series like Money, Power, Murder; and Law and Order. However, his most notable role was in the series Chicago Hope before Rocky Carroll finally found a home with the NCIS!
But what about his dating life? Like many celebrities, Rocky Carroll has made sure to keep his personal life out of the spotlight and out of headlines, which means fans don’t hear a lot about his life away from the set.
Carroll married his wife Gabrielle Bullock, who is an architect back in 1996, and together they welcomed a daughter, Elissa. In January 2020, Gabrielle received a prestigious award - the Whitney M. Young Jr. award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Maria Bello as Jack Sloane
Although the actress only joined the project as recently as 2017, taking on the role of profiling specialist Dr. Jacqueline Sloane for NCIS’ 15th season, Maria Bello certainly earns a decent salary. She received $125,000 per episode for her previous TV show Prime Suspect!
That may have been more than a decade ago, but Maria Bello is a big name in the TV industry, so it’s no surprise that her resulting net worth is estimated to be $8 million. Bello’s roles in movies such as Permanent Midnight, Mel Gibson’s Payback, and Coyote Ugly have all helped to boost her career.
That’s not to mention the parts Maria played in TV shows like Mr. & Mrs. Smith (which later became a hit movie for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), ER, Law and Order, the aforementioned part in Prime Suspect. Later, Bello would feature in Touch, Goliath before finally arriving at NCIS.
But acting isn't the only way Maria Bello makes her money: Bello is also a producer and an accomplished writer, with the publication of her book “Whatever... Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves” in 2015. What about Maria’s future on NCIS?
We know that she signed a three-year contract when she joined the cast, so that means that Jack Sloane will be on the show until the end of Season 17 at the very least, and possibly much, much longer. Just like Jacqueline Sloane, Maria is a bold, direct, and very determined woman.
In her personal life, Bello is an advocate of human and animal rights. And she's also openly bisexual. She has a 19-year-old son, Jackson, with her former boyfriend, Dan McDermott. Maria is a proud mother of a wise, young man with an open mind. According to Bello, she told Jackson about her orientation when he was a teen and his reaction was quite calm:
'Seven years ago when I told my then 12-year-old son @jackson_mcd I was in a romantic relationship with a woman, he said, “Mom, whether you’re gay, bi, trans or Whatever - Love is Love'.
A couple of years ago, the actress was in a relationship with a woman named Clare Munn. The actress even wrote a book about her experiences called "Whatever… Love Is: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves."
This book calls for people to have a more expansive view of relationships, both romantic and platonic. The actress also rekindled her romance with Elijah Allan-Blitz with whom she was just friends with for a long time.
Today the actress is dating French chef Dominique Crenn, who is the first woman in the US to run a three Michelin star restaurant named Atelier Crenn in San-Francisco. Crenn was even included in Instyle’s list of top 50 women who are changing the world in 2020. Bello and Crenn share lots of romantic photos on their Instagram. You might see them cooking, dancing, and just enjoying life together.
In February 2020 Maria Bello announced that she is going to tie the knot with her girlfriend. In the interview with ET, the couple confessed that they got engaged in Paris on the 21st of December. “It's meant to be [...] I finally grew up enough to get married” - joked the actress. Moreover, she shared the exciting news on her Instagram:
“How beautiful is my wife to be? Yep.I said “Oui” She said “Yes”. @dominiquecrenn and i believe that by living as free humans we inspire others to be free. We are free because we live and speak the truth and believe in the divine rights of freedom for others”.
Sean Murray as Timothy McGee
You probably know Special Agent Timothy McGee, but you may not know that the actor portraying him is the step-son of TV producer and screenwriter Donald P. Bellisario, who any true fan of the show would immediately recognize as the creator of NCIS himself!
Sean Murray has been on the show since its very beginning, and it allowed him to establish a solid fortune of $8 million. Before joining the cast of NCIS, Sean made dozens of appearances in TV shows.
You may be able to spot him in shows like Harts of the West and ER, as well as in movies like Hocus Pocus and This Boy’s Life, where he acted alongside acting greats like Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. But Murray’s greatest role to date is definitely as Special Agent McGee on NCIS. He was awesome in this role, right?
From the very start, Sean wanted to make sure that his character had an opportunity to grow. So McGee ended up making quite an evolution on the show, going from a young rookie to the experienced Special Agent we able to know, able to work deep cover.
As Murray told the Television Academy, he attributes NCIS’ staying power characters were allowed to evolve as the series progressed. After the end of Season 16, there were rumors that Sean Murray and even Mark Harmon might leave NCIS.
However, it was later revealed that Murray is still under contract with CBS and has no plans to leave the show anytime soon. Sean puts it best when he says: “I don’t think McGee’s going anywhere.”
And you might be even happier to learn more about Sean's personal life. When Sean isn’t in front of the camera, he lives a very regular life and spends his time being a husband and father. He got married to Carrie James in 2005. The couple lives together with their two children in Los Angeles, trying to make their family a priority.
“My family means everything to me in the world. So as long as my family is taken care of, I’m a happy guy," said Sean.
David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard
David McCallum is a showbiz veteran, and has been a member of the main cast of NCIS for all seasons! McCallum has been in the TV industry since the 1950s, and with a career that spans decades.
You can bet you’ve seen him somewhere before, with parts in shows like The Replacements, The Education of Max Bickford, Kidnapped, Law & Order, and Sex and the City to name just a few.
David definitely didn’t expect that his appearance in several episodes of JAG (the series from which NCIS spun off), would result in him joining such a long-running show as NCIS. With such a line-up of hit shows, it might be hard to believe that this incredible actor didn't initially want to be famous.
Admirably, it turns out McCallum just wanted to make a living. In a 2015 interview with Fredericksburg.com, David said that he wasn’t really expecting his first big hit, the television series The Great Escape, to be as popular as it was, saying “I was just looking for a job”.
Besides acting, McCallum also earns money from doing voiceover work for animated series and video games. His projects include the worldwide hit children’s animated series Ben 10: Alien Force, as well as the utterly charming Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
So it’s no wonder that David McCallum can feel pretty secure, sitting on a nest egg worth $10 million! However, much to fans’ dismay, Ducky revealed in season 16 that he is looking forward to his retirement!
But, thankfully for the fans, we can still see Ducky again in Season 17, although he doesn't appear that often in the show now. McCallum noted that the reduced schedule would allow him “to spend time with Katherine,” his wife of 50 years, their children, six grandchildren, and cat Nickie. Whoah, what a huge family!
Today, David is a happy family man, but there were times when David`s personal life was no less dramatic as it is for his NCIS character Dr. Donald Mallard. When David was a young actor trying to make a name, his wife was stolen by his mega-famous colleague!
His Great Escape co-star Charles Bronson took away the heart of David's wife - actress Jill Ireland! It is hard to imagine, but David is remarkably sanguine about it. Well, at least now he is. Back then, it was an extremely difficult time for him, especially since the two already had children.
McCallum and Ireland had three sons: Paul, Jason, and Valentine. Unfortunately, Jason, who was adopted, died in 1989. The following year, Jill also passed away because of breast cancer. It was hard for David to overcome all of that. But with the support of his second wife Katherine Carpenter, he made it through. And today, David and Katherine are a great example of a happy and long-term marriage.
Wilmer Valderrama as Nicholas “Nick” Torres
It may surprise you that an actor who joined NCIS as late as its 14th season happens to have bigger net worth than TV veterans like Sean Murray or David McCallum! And yet, it’s true! Wilmer Valderrama's net worth is $18 million, though some insider sources claim it could be as high as 20 million.
Wilmer is known as a versatile showbiz personality – as an actor, producer, and singer – so there are plenty of ways that he’s earned his money. Wilmer’s big-screen debut came in Summer Catch alongside stars Freddie Prinze Jr. and Jessica Biel. Wilmer’s TV and film credits also include, among many others, Larry Crowne, Wizards of Waverly Place, Raising Hope, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.
In 2011, Valderrama showed off his multitalented abilities once again when he released the song "The Way I Fiesta", as well as appearing in and even producing the 2011 video for LMFAO's monster hit "Sexy and I Know It". This song absolutely crushed the Billboard Hot 100, going straight to number one sitting there for three weeks, with the song’s memorable video definitely contributing to its smash success.
Throughout his career, the 40-year-old actor has been linked to many famous women. He dated his '’70s Show' co-star Mila Kunis, then Jennifer Love Hewitt, after he had a sizzling romance with Mandy Moore… and he even got engaged just a couple of months after starting a relationship with Lindsay Lohan!
But that did not go so well either. People probably still remember him the most as the long-term boyfriend of Demi Lovato. They spent six years together and seemed to be happy. The couple officially split in 2016. Still, Wilmer remained very supportive of Demi when she had her health issues and the two remain friends.
It seems that the new year will bring long-awaited calm and happiness into Wilmer's life. On the first day of 2020, Valderrama proposed to his girlfriend, model Amanda Pacheco.
According to the media, the couple has been dating since April of last year. They became official on Instagram in June. The lovebirds share lots of sweet pictures on their Instagram and we’re sure that their future wedding will be gorgeous!
Cote de Pablo as Ziva David
When Cote De Pablo took on the role of Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, she didn’t know what to expect. Fortunately, the character turned out to be a huge success and De Pablo came on as a regular for eight seasons, but the actress decided to walk away in the finale of the 13th season.
After leaving NCIS in 2013, Cote went on to star in a number of TV projects including drama The 33 and CBS miniseries The Dovekeepers. Making a reported $120,000 per NCIS episode, de Pablo's was an actress in high demand and despite her short tenure on the show, her net worth is estimated to be a comfortable $6 million.
For a long time, Cote de Pablo dated Diego Serrano, who was best known for being featured on the Fox series, Time of Your Life. The two had been dating for 15 years. They looked very happy together, but they were also very different from one another and, eventually, the inevitable thing happened. They split up. Since the break-up, the actress hasn’t been dating anyone publicly.