13 NCIS Facts You Failed To Notice While Watching The Show

NCIS is perhaps one of the most addictive and popular crime shows of all time.

No matter how many times you watch NCIS, you can never know everything about it. Some little detail, whether within the show or outside of it, will always slip the cracks.

Below we’ve compiled a few NCIS facts that you might have missed out on while watching the show. If you have any other obscure facts about NCIS you’d like to inform us about leave your COMMENTS over Social Media!

1. The agents have two different types of badges.

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Those working part-time have a silver badge, and those working full-time have a gold badge.

2. Do you know what’s Abby’s full name?

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She writes her name on a form in an episode from season 12 called “The Lost Boys”. It’s Abigail Beethoven Sciuto.

3. Gibbs wears t-shirts given to him by actual law enforcement officers.

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The t-shirts that Gibbs wears when off-duty are actually handed to him by law enforcement officers.

4. They even have real NCIS agents make a cameo appearance in the show.

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Special Agent David Brant and Thomas Betro are two of the better known NCIS agents to have appeared in the show.

5. Mark uses some of his personal home tools in some episodes.

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Mark is a great handyman himself, and so he brings his own tools on set.

6. The ‘Most Wanted’ board is always updated and changing.

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For example, after Osama Bin Laden died, you’ll find that they crossed out his name on the board.

7. Ellie has real OSU gear on her table.

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She had actually attended Oklahoma State University before doing the show, so all her mementos are real.

8. One of the show’s creator used family members as actors.

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Donald P. Bellisario, cast Sean Murray, his stepson, as Timothy Mcgee. He also cast Troian Bellisario, his stepsister, as Timothy’s sister.

9. If NCIS were real, the team would have accrued a hefty number of speeding fines.

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You can often see them driving through places like Virginia Beach and Norfolk to Washington D.C., and they usually cover a four hour distance in half that time.

10. Michael and Jessica Alba had been engaged at the time for 2 years

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In one of the episodes, Michael makes a joke that he’s “got a better chance of hooking up with Jessica Alba than these guys do of infiltrating SeaLift.” This joke was actually quite a self-aware nod to his actual situation!

11. Robert Wagner and Michael have worked together before as well.

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Michael once played the role of Robert in the show The Mystery of Natalie Wood.

12. Abby has a back tattoo that suddenly disappears.

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Abby has several actual tattoos on her body. However, the cross on her back in one of the episodes is never seen again.

13. Mark’s younger self in the flashback scene is played by his own son .

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Sean Harmon appeared in six episodes as Mark’s younger self. The resemblance was so strong because he was actually Mark’s son in real life.

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