‘NCIS’: Does Sean Murray Like All the Nickname McGee Has on Show?

by Joe Rutland

Throughout his tenure on “NCIS,” actor Sean Murray has heard a lot of nicknames for Timothy McGee. Does he like them all?

That question was asked of Murray, who stars in the CBS drama, in an interview with Forbes.

“Our sound guy, Jeffrey Hefner, came up with Probie-Wan-Kenobi, which is, without a doubt, one of my favorites,” Murray said. “There have been so many of the years. {Some of them include McGeek, McNerd, McGoogle, McCranky, McFlower Power, ”McLawyer, McFreaky, McSneaky, McGnome, McGoo, McGiggle, McRomeo, McGrizzly Adams, McJagger, Probilicious, and dozens and dozens more.}

“All it took was one time of calling him a name and him not liking it to make sure that he will always be called names,” Murray said. “Personally, I love it.”

This season, the longtime “NCIS” star finds himself adjusting to some changing times.

‘NCIS’ Star Going Through Some Adjustments After Gibbs Leaves Show

His boss, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by Mark Harmon, is now off the show. Whether or not Harmon returns to an on-screen role remains to be seen.

Now McGee is having to get used to Alden Parker, played by Gary Cole, in a leadership role.

Murray, though, always will have tenure over Cole in regards to his spot in the cast. He’s been on since the show’s first seasopn in 2003. Only Murray and David McCallum, who plays Donald “Ducky” Mallard, can stake that claim.

“NCIS” can be seen on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central, on CBS.

People find inspiration at different levels before embardking on careers. What led Murray to choose acting? Well, it might link up wth a 1980s film.

He talked about it in an interview with Icon Vs. Icon.

Murray Found Inspiration To Become Actor After Viewing Classic 1980s Movie

Murray said that he always was a little performer.

“Whether I was doing book reports, oral presentations in class… putting on a show for my parents when they came home from work,” he said. “I was always doing something. Performing and acting specifically is something I have always known I wanted to do as far back as I can remember.”

And about that movie inspiration, Sean?

“I did a little bit of theater and dabbled a little bit in acting but what made me want to do it professionally was when I saw ‘Stand By Me,’” Murray said. “River Phoenix’s work on that film had a big impact on me and I would say is what made me want to pursue it more than anything.”

We don’t know how long Murray will remain on “NCIS” but he definitely has found a place on the show. Being on forever tends to lean that way a lot of the time.