Mark Harmon

Network | NBC

Hometown | Burbank, Calif.

Height | 6-0

Weight | 173 pounds (1982)

Series | Flamingo Road (1980-82), St. Elsewhere (1983-86)

Scouting report | Quarterback at UCLA in 1972 and 73, leading the Bruins to a 17-5 record, including an upset of No. 1 Nebraska. Also played rugby in college and baseball in high school.

Battles | Four  As captain | Two

Signature events | Obstacle course, which he won four times, and the running relay. But he was good at everything.

Greatest Battle | Battle XVII, December 1984. A virtuoso performance, with wins in the obstacle course, running relay, swimming relay, tandem bike relay and tug of war. Also had an interception in the football game and twice dunked Heather Locklear.

Epilogue | Harmon was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1986. He married Pam Dawber in 1987. They have two children. Harmon has been the most reliable actor on television over the past three decades, playing an astronaut in four episodes of Moonlighting (1987), a police detective on Reasonable Doubts (1991-93), a private detective on Charlie Grace (1995-96), a doctor on Chicago Hope (1996-2000), a secret service agent on The West Wing (2002) and Leroy Jethro Gibbs on NCIS since 2003.

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