Mark Harmon, known for his significant roles in film and television since the 1970s, gained widespread recognition through his role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS. The show’s enduring success and consistently high ratings significantly contributed to Harmon’s considerable net worth, estimated at $120 million by Celebrity Net Worth.
One of the primary reasons for Harmon’s wealth is his long-standing role on NCIS, where he portrayed Leroy Jethro Gibbs for two decades. He reportedly earned an impressive $525,000 per episode, totaling $12.6 million per season. Additionally, as an executive producer on the show, Harmon received additional compensation, including syndication royalties, amounting to $20 million annually, combining his acting and producing credits.
Apart from his success on NCIS, Harmon’s investments in real estate, particularly with his wife Pam Dawber, have significantly added to his wealth. The couple owns a $15 million home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, and a second property in Malibu, originally purchased for $610,000 in 1998, now valued at $10 million. Pam Dawber, renowned for her roles in shows like Mork & Mindy and My Sister Sam, has her own substantial net worth estimated at $10 million.
Harmon and Dawber, known for their privacy, prefer a low-key lifestyle away from social media. Despite their immense success, Harmon expressed surprise at the global popularity of NCIS, acknowledging the show’s incredible international reach and the overwhelming love from fans. Harmon seems content with his achievements, having not appeared in feature films since 2009 and not pursuing any new acting roles, aside from his continued executive producer responsibilities on NCIS. Dawber, on the other hand, has mostly retired from acting, occasionally making guest appearances, including on NCIS alongside her husband.
The couple appears to enjoy their wealth while maintaining a private life, appreciating the success and impact of their work in the entertainment industry.