‘NCIS’ Stars Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen Are Having a Full-on ‘Appreciation’ Fest

by Joe Rutland

“NCIS” stars Wilmer Valderrama and Brian Dietzen appreciate one another’s work on the CBS show. But this hit another level on Friday.

An interesting Twitter exchange between both actors shows the level of “appreciation” both actors have for one another.

Well, Outsiders, here you go. Check this out.

It sounds like a regular lovefest going down between Valderrama and Dietzen.

On “NCIS,” Valderamma plays Special Agent Nick Torres. Dietzen plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer.

These days, the CBS drama is learning how to move ahead without Mark Harmon. The longtime star of the show bowed out as Jethro Gibbs earlier this season.

Harmon is not retiring, though, as he retained his executive producer title on the show.

Still, not seeing him on “NCIS” is something everyone has to get used to right now.

The show is in its 19th season on CBS and can be seen on Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. Right after it comes spin-off “NCIS: Hawai’i,” starring Vanessa Lachey, at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

‘NCIS’ Star Looked Up To Comedy Television Icon When He Was Younger

Wilmer Valderrama has definitely got a fan base not only from “NCIS” but when he played
Fez on “That ’70s Show.”

He remembered in an interview who was his show-business icon as a child. Valderrama spills the beans with Forbes.

“My first idol was Desi Arnaz,” he said.

Arnaz made a name for himself on “I Love Lucy” playing bandleader Ricky Ricardo. He, of course, was the husband of Lucy Ricardo or, as we know her, Lucille Ball.

Arnaz and Ball were married in real life, too. Valderrama recalls watching the show in his native Venezuela as a young boy. It would be shown with a Spanish translation.

Valderrama said that when he came to the United States, “I watched it in English, and that’s when I realized he had an accent.”

Valderrama Happens To Prompt Ongoing Joke That He’s ‘Latin Bruce Wayne’

Seeing Arnaz in that role gave Valderrama some much-needed hope because he’d never seen anyone like Desi be a leading man.

Lucy’s husband also was a Cuban-American, too. Arnaz was one of television’s most creative minds when it came to cameras and show production.

There’s also another tie-in for Valderrama and a popular comic book character. He seems to fancy himself as “the Latin Bruce Wayne.” Wayne, of course, was the name of “Batman.”

In an interview with Access Online, he talked about this.

“I love the color black, I like my cars, my things,” he said in 2014. “I have my own company and studio, so it’s like an ongoing joke that I’m the Latin Bruce Wayne. The fans are being very silly about it now.”