He is currently Americas favourite TV star, even outranking media mogul Oprah Winfrey. The main guy in NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service), the leading action drama on US TV, Mark Harmon is keeping fingers crossed for the success of his show in India.
“Its funny because when the show launched in the Orient, there was always this expectation of how the audience would like it or not like it, and they like it a lot. If it finds its way to India and is a success, that's a little mind-boggling,” says the 59-year-old.
Harmon would also like to visit the tropical country for both professional reasons as well as leisure.
“The agency we portray has worldwide jurisdiction, so some of their work is there and their offices are there, but they can go anywhere in the world for their cases. So, if that opens up storylines in India, Id be happy to go there,” he says before adding: “I've never been to that part of the world; my wife (Pam Dawber) has … To go somewhere like India and just be able to walk around would be special.”
Currently in its ninth season, NCIS focusses on the dynamics of a special agents team that investigates crime with Navy or Marine Corps ties. Harmon is also happy with the shows progress over the course of years.
“I'm most proud of is the growth of this show and the way it has changed and the cast has adapted to the way we've morphed,” says the actor, who was once voted
magazines sexiest man alive.
Throwing light on the current season, he says, “The end of last season is going to be tied up in one episode. If the end of last year made the audiences uncomfortable, then comforts around the corner.”