‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray Has One Director He Desperately Wants to Work With

by Joe Rutland

“NCIS” star Sean Murray has been a steady star, playing Timothy McGee. But he does have his sights on working with one director.

Which one is it? Murray talks about it in an interview with Forbes.

“David Lynch’s footprint and brain is all over everything he makes,” he said. “He is a true artist as far as how he goes about making his work.

“Many of his films feel like you’re looking at a Monet,” Murray said. “If you’re too close, all you see are blobs of color. It doesn’t always make sense. But if you take a little step back and see how everything connects.”

The “NCIS” star said once this happens then the picture starts to paint itself and becomes clear.

“Sometimes it’s almost a dream logic,” Murray said. “He is very special and continues to inspire me. Watching the first episode of Twin Peaks hooked me like nothing else. I really hope to work with him one day. It’s one of my biggest aspirations.”

Among the movies that Lynch has directed include “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive,” and “Inland Empire.” His TV work, besides “Twin Peaks,” includes “On the Air” and “Hotel Room.”

Murray is still on “NCIS” and you can see him on Monday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central.

‘NCIS’ Star Calls Meeting Show’s International Stars ‘Bizarre’

The Timothy McGee actor has definitely run into his fair share of fans of “NCIS” over the years.

He was interviewed in 2017 by WhoSay and discussed just how surprised he was to know how popular the show is overseas.

“You know, it’s wild,” Murray said. “I went to Paris and I couldn’t believe the reception. And all of the people visiting from other countries. It was just amazing. I had no idea how popular it was.”

Becker said to him that seeing and hearing about it is different.

He was experiencing fans in another country. And having them recognize him, well, he called it bizarre.

“It’s bizarre,” he said. “It is. There were some surreal moments while we were there.”

Now that “NCIS” is moving forward without Mark Harmon, it’s worth noting how close Murray is to him.

The two actors have grown closer together over the years. When talking with Inquirer.net in February, Murray explained their friendship.

He called the relationship between McGee and Gibbs “has always been like that of a father-son thing, but we’ll be exploring that quite a bit and see how that’s changed and grown.”

Murray calls Harmon “a mentor and one of my best friends.”

“One of the best work partners I’ve ever had,” he said. “He means a tremendous amount to me. He’s got these qualities of a leader that have made the show what it is today.”