In 2003, Donald P. Bellisario’s navy legal drama JAG spawned a spin-off series called NCIS. The mix of crime, drama and comic relief — as well as the chemistry between members of the investigative team led by Mark Harmon’s Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs — made NCIS a hit around the world. Shane Brennan, who replaced Bellisario as NCIS showrunner in 2007, launched his own spin-off in 2009. NCIS: Los Angeles stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J, and focuses on a team of undercover agents.
As NCIS‘s star was rising, microblogging site Twitter also rose as the next big social media tool, with celebrities and their fans jumping on the bandwagon in droves. Several NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles stars have since joined the revolution.
NCIS Actors on Twitter
Sean Murray plays Special Agent Timothy McGee, a computer hacker, published author and proud “geek”. He has joined the Twitter ranks as SeanHMurray. (Murray’s real life stepsister Troian Bellisario portrays McGee’s sister Sarah, and tweets as SleepintheGardn).
Pauley Perrette plays arguably NCIS‘s most recognised character, the “gothic” forensics expert Abby Sciuto. She tweets with the username PauleyP.
Brian Dietzen, a key cast member despite not appearing in the opening credits, plays Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer. His Twitter username is BrianDietzen.
Lauren Holly played Director Jenny Shepard from seasons three to five, until her character was fatally wounded in a shootout. Her Twitter username is LaurenHolly.
NCIS: Los Angeles Actors on Twitter
Rapper turned actor LL Cool J, also known as James Todd Smith, plays Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former Navy SEAL who speaks Arabic. His Twitter username is llcoolj.
Daniela Ruah plays Special Agent Kensi Blye, a resourceful junior field agent who can lipread and speak Portuguese and Spanish. Her Twitter username is DanielaRuah.
Peter Cambor plays operational psychologist Nate Getz, who observes interrogations, forms profiles on suspects, and debriefs the agents after missions. His username on Twitter is petercambor.
Originally a recurring character who was upgraded to the main cast in the middle of the first season, Barrett Foa plays “geeky” technical operator Eric Beal. His username on Twitter is BarrettFoa.
Adam Jamal Craig played Special Agent Dominic Vail, a rookie agent who was kidnapped and fatally wounded in season one’s most controversial storyline. He tweets under the username AdamJCraig.
Other NCIS Twitter Accounts
Official Twitter pages for both shows can be followed by looking for the usernames NCIS_CBS and NCISLA_CBS. People typically use the hashtags #NCIS and #NCISLA when tweeting about the shows.
However, fans should note that there are also a number of celebrity imposters on Twitter, including fake Cote de Pablo (Special Agent Ziva David) and Michael Weatherly (Special Agent Tony DiNozzo) accounts.