‘NCIS’ Wishes McGee Actor Sean Murray a Happy Birthday

by Samantha Whidden

Happy Birthday, Special Agent Timothy McGee! Although the series is taking a mid-season break, the NCIS crew took to Instagram to celebrate Sean Murray’s 44th trip around the sun. 

“Happy Birthday, Sean Murray!” the NCIS crew declared. They also asked fans to share their favorite McGee moments.

One fan wrote, “The very first double head slap from Kate and Tony. His reunion with Ziva in season 17. When Gibbs gives him the watch before his wedding.”

Another fan then shared, “My favorite McGee moment is the scene in Alaska-his goodbye hug (tears) with the irreplaceable Gibbs.”

Sean Murray has been portraying Special Agent Timothy McGee on NCIS for eighteen years. He has been in more than 400 episodes of the show. He was also Danny Walden/ Ensign Terry Guitry on Jag from 1998 to 2001 as well as Zane Grey Hart in Harts of the West from 1993-1994. Murray is also known for his role as Thackery in the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. 

Sean Murray Reveals What His Personal Takeaway From His Time Working on ‘NCIS’ 

During his 2020 interview with Starry Magazine, Sean Murray spoke about his own personal takeaways from working on the set of NCIS for nearly two decades. “As an actor, I’ve been able to learn and practice a lot of things over the years. You get the time to find out what works for you as an actor”

The NCIS star further explained that he has learned so much from the show and also worked alongside Mark Harmon. “An actor like Harmon that can help shed some light on some things sometimes and help you if you’re having problems. Give me some perspective on things and I’ve learned a lot from Mark over the years.”

Murray then stated that he doesn’t mean his now-former NCIS co-star as being like an actor teacher. Just as a friend and comrade. “As a very close friend and very tight work-wise. We’re very close. So, it’s even fun too because then the progression of Gibbs/McGee relationship is also something that I’ve gotten to have with Mark as we’ve gone.”

While also chatting about his fans, the NCIS star can’t thank his fans enough for the support they have given him through the years. “You are as instrumental to all of this as anyone is. Thank you for allowing us to do this. Personally, for allowing me to do this with you and for you all of these years. It’s what I love to do more than anything.”

Murray goes on to add that he gets to make a living doing what he loves to do more than anything is very special thing to him. “And it’s rare and it’s not something that a lot of people get to do. And I’m aware of that.”