We're all caught up with Mark Harmon's professional life: the way he has brilliantly contributed to the long-running show NCIS and the fact that his contract will end soon. And everything in between, of course. It's time we get a scoop of his personal life, too.
The senior actor is nowhere to be seen on social media networks. We don't hear his stories on Instagram or read about his thoughts on Facebook. Yup, not even his opinions on Twitter. It seems kinda unfair to the fans, but it is only to shade his family from the spotlight.
Why so discreet? Well, he explained that to Closer Weekly, saying:
It’s not even a choice. It’s who we are.
His father shaped his career
Mark Harmon has been a household name for nearly 2 decades now. Who does he owe his success to? It's his father – Tom Harmon – who was a broadcasting and football icon.
Mark was into stocks with all his pride, but his father inspired him to do more. In a rare interview with People magazine, the NCIS star recalled his dad's words:
You can tell me I can’t do something, but I’m likely to take that as an incentive to prove you wrong.
He explained how Tom influenced him to gather the fact that you 'earn luck'. That's probably what steered him towards showbiz from stocks. His father passed away when he was 38, but he still follows his words of wisdom:
Treat people the same, not based on who they are or what they are. Show them common kindness. Don’t be colored by their fame or profession.
So, you might be thinking, did staying off the radar paid off? Well, actually it did wonders! Mark Harmon denied any attention to maintain a healthy marriage with his beautiful wife, Pam Dawber. It's been about 31 years since they're together and still going strong. He gushed, saying:
I’m proud to be married, and I’m proud of who I’m married to. I’m just so proud of her.
Gentlemen like him are not found even with a torch! He has honed excellence, both in his career and his personal life.
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