NCIS: Los Angeles may be a drama, but the actors definitely love to crack jokes. In a video released by the NCIS: Los Angeles youtube account, the stars reveal who in the cast would have the funniest secret agent identity.
“It would have to be Todd because I don’t know how you’re gonna hide him as a secret agent,” Callen Actor Chris O’ Donnell joked. Todd is a nickname for LL Cool J, whose birth name is James Todd Smith.
Barrett Foa, who has since left the series, said that jokester Eric Christian Olsen would be a hilarious secret agent.
Kensi Blye actress Daniela Ruah said Linda Hunt may be the funniest. “Cause no one would expect it? Right? I think she’d be pretty darn good.” Linda Hunt wasn’t on NCIS: Los Angeles for the vast majority of season 12. Thankfully, that’ll change with season 13. Hunt, whose absence was due to the Coronavirus pandemic, is returning with enthusiasm.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen Once Told the Hilarious Story Behind his First Acting Check
While many cast members would make hilarious secret agents, Barrett Foa was probably on to something when he said Eric Christian Olsen would be the funniest. Olsen once told the absolutely hilarious story behind his first acting check.
He had a very small part in Pearl Harbor when he was in college. When he got the check for $21,000 dollars in the mail, he thought it had to be a mistake.
“I look at my friends, the brain trusts, two of which weren’t wearing shirts one of which was probably drunk [and they] decided the best thing to do is to go cash that check. That way, when Disney comes I can be like ‘I already cashed it!'” he said while on The Late Show With James Corden.
“I race my Nova over there. They are waiting for Disney to chase me down. And I take the money out. I cash out 21,000 from the Wells Fargo,” he confessed. “I am 19 and I am a student at Pepperdine University and I have no place to put it.”
So of course, Olsen carried around 21,000 in cash with him for six months until he ran into another actor who told him that that was a normal amount of money to get for a residual check from a successful film. So yeah, Olsen would probably make a hilarious secret agent.
NCIS: Los Angeles will continue in the Fall. It’s not the only show in the franchise that’ll air in CBS’s 2021-2022 lineup, either. NCIS is heading into its 19th season. The show is currently one of the highest-rated dramas on broadcast television. NCIS: Los Angeles will get a sister spinoff in NCIS: Hawai’i, which recently started production.