‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray Loves to Make His Own Music, Revealed His Favorite Genres

by Anna Dunn

NCIS star Sean Murray loves to make his own music and revealed his favorite genres in a 2017 interview. Murray has played Special Agent Timothy McGee for 19 seasons now and has even outlasted the original leading actor, Mark Harmon. Now, McGee reigns on the team but has opted not to take the leadership role left behind by Agent Gibbs.

With so much time spent on set, Murray has still managed to keep up some hobbies. One of those hobbies is music. The actor told Forbes that he actually loves Hip-Hop and electronica music but seems to be into a range of genres and artists.

“I’m basically a music nerd, especially when it comes to electronic music. Music has always meant so much to me. I had a cousin who was in a speed metal band in the 80s. He introduced me to Metallica when I was a young kid. “Ride the Lightning,” “Master of Puppets” and “Justice for All” are the magic of true old school Metallica,” he said.

But aside from being a Metallica fan, Murray actually makes music himself and taught himself how to play the guitar. He’s used some of his NCIS paychecks to buy his own sound equipment.

“I have actually got a lot of equipment that I muck around with creating sounds, I can also play a little piano, drum machines and synthesizers and I remember picking up a guitar because I wanted to figure out how to play Metallica. I have maybe one or two shreds that I can pull out of my back pocket,” he told the publication.

Sean Murray’s Character was the Only One Who got to Say Goodbye to Gibbs

In episode four of season 19, Sean Murray’s Tim McGee and Agent Gibbs went up to Alaska for a case. But only McGee returned. Nothing happened to Gibb but he opted to stay behind in Alaska, realizing that coming back to solve cases for the team with NCIS just isn’t going to be fulfilling to him after so many years.

This came after rumors circulated over the summer that Mark Harmon wanted to leave the show. It looks like those rumors held true. Now that he’s officially gone, Sean Murray and Brian Dietzen are amongst the only actors left from the start of the show.

On the show, Gibbs was asked in a grueling scene with Fornell if this is what he still wanted to do. The two had been through a ton together, and Fornell noted that continuing to work wasn’t going to fill the hole that Gibbs had inside. It was a dark conversation for sure, but it seemed to have an impact on him. Not long after, Gibbs said farewell to McGee, who had to go home and inform the team.

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