‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen Goes on a Snow Adventure With Kids

by Suzanne Halliburton
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And with Christmas fast approaching, NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen got to portray a sled dog. Or maybe he was a reindeer.

So Marty Deeks, take a bow for this fine performance, which became Instagram official on Monday.

Olsen was out with his three kids playing in the snow. From the photo he posted, we can see the three youngest Olsens were riding on a sled. Dad put a rope around his waist and helped them glide along. It was a postcard of Christmas vacation perfection.

The NCIS: Los Angeles star captioned the photo: “Three minutes after this photo was taken I fell over and had to take a 2 hour nap.” We would add “well-deserved” before the nap.

NCIS: Los Angeles Fan Favorite Mainly Posts About His Adorable Kids

Olsen, who plays Deeks on NCIS: Los Angeles, mainly uses his Instagram account to gush over his kids. Who can blame him if he over shares? All three of the children (son Oliver and daughters Esme and Winter) look like compact combos of Olsen and his wife, Sarah Wright. The kids’ mama also posted a video of her husband pulling the kids through the snow. Check it out here.

Two weeks ago, Olsen posted a gallery of photos devoted to Winter, the youngest Olsen. She recently celebrated her first birthday. Olsen captioned the gallery, “Just putting these pics into the world for our collective daily dose of serotonin.”

The NCIS: Los Angeles fans love it when Olsen posts about his kids. One fan, who posted under the name Deeks_Devoted, wrote, “Are you an official member of Santa’s Reindeer union now?”

The account ericchristianolsenfans posted: “Understandable. Santa’s reindeers deserve to rest, too.”

Meanwhile, the last time fans saw a new episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was Nov. 21, four days before Thanksgiving. The show returns with new content, Jan. 2. So it’s been a long holiday hiatus.

Olsen also is embracing a larger role with the show. But it’s behind the camera. He wrote an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles for later this season. It’s still a dozen episodes away. We don’t know much about it, other than Olsen wrote it and Daniela Ruah directed it. Ruah is Kensi Blye on the show. And she’s Deeks’ wife.

It’s the second episode he created. The first was called Mother. And the mother was Hetty (Linda Hunt). It was all about Akhos Laos, a former black-ops agent, who Hetty recruited and trained. She wanted revenge against Hetty for introducing him to this life. The episode ran on Dec. 1, 2019.

The next new NCIS: Los Angeles episode is Lost Soldier Down. Ruah also directed this episode, so Kensi probably won’t be in front of the camera. From promotional photos, we know that Deeks is partnering with Rountree (Caleb Castille).