‘NCIS’ Star Brian Dietzen Snaps Incredible Selfie With Gorgeous Mountain Backdrop: ‘Good for the Soul’

by Samantha Whidden

Enjoying some much-needed time outdoors, NCIS star Brian Dietzen shares an incredible selfie with a gorgeous mountain backdrop in his latest Instagram post.

“Man, I miss my Colorado,” the NCIS star shares in the post. “Good for the soul.” Brian then says that the “City of Angels” (Los Angeles) is calling once again and work starts up next week. 

NCIS fans admired the snap, while also get excited over the show beginning the production of its upcoming season. “Wait, NCIS is almost back? I wonder how the next season will begin,” one fan asks. Brian answers the comment with, “You and me both!”

Brian Dietzen has notably been on NCIS since 2004. He will be returning for the criminal investigation series for its 19th season. He will star alongside Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Sean Murray, and Rocky Carroll. The new season is set to premiere this fall.

Brian Dietzen Talks COVID-19 Episode During Latest ‘NCIS’ Season 

In a February 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Brian Dietzen shares details about his NCIS character, Jimmy Palmer, losing his wife Breena to the COVID-19 virus. “I had been told that this was going to happen, that Jimmy was going to lose his wife before I received the script,” Brian says when asked if he knew about the death. Dietzen also reveals that he had a chance to speak to NCIS writer, Margaret Lester about the episode. 

“The products let me know that we want the advent of COVID to hit [the NCIS] team. And yet, we don’t want to lose a team member,” the NCIS actor continues. 

Dietzen explains Palmer has dealt with seeing the impact that COVID-19 has had while working as a medical examiner. He also notes that people like his character who works in the medical field have lost people in their lives due to the disease.  Brien then says he believes one of the interesting and heartbreaking things about COVID is the people on the frontlines who have to go through the same kind of heartbreak that Palmer experiences on their own.

Brian then reveals that the NCIS episode turned out to be a “recognition” to those who have lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s about our frontline workers and about people who have helped us deal with this pandemic.” 

In regards to how the NCIS team supports Brian through his grieving process, Brian adds, “To see how this is resolved with the team and see how the team actually reaches out to help him is a huge part of Jimmy’s process.” He then adds that like the show’s other episodes, it is team-based and “gratifying” to the castmates to help one another.