7 ‘NCIS’ Guests Who Went on to Become Stars (PHOTOS)

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Emile De Ravin, Kunal Nayyar, Josh Holloway, Bellamy Young

Before They Were Household Names

A guest role on NCIS can be an actor’s good luck charm. Here are six who graduated to TV greatness after appearing on the show.
NCIS - Kunal Nayyar and Mark Harmon

Kunal Nayyar

“Suspicion” (Season 4, Episode 12)

The future Big Bang Theory actor earned his SAG card for this guest part as an Iraqi terrorist. He also got a punch in the face from Gibbs.

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NCIS - Bellamy Young

Bellamy Young

“Split Decision” (Season 1, Episode 21)

Scandal’s scheming First Lady got some early practice playing an ATF agent who made extra green as an illegal arms dealer.

NCIS - Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

“Silent Night” (Season 6, Episode 11)

Forget holiday cheer. The Modern Family Emmy winner guest starred as a security guard who killed an entire family in this special yuletide episode.

NCIS - Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

“Seadog” (Season 1, Episode 3)

The Lost and Once Upon a Time actress’s bikini-clad traveler and her pal grilled DiNozzo up some “shrimp on the barbie” during their hilarious interrogation.

NCIS - Josh Holloway

Josh Holloway

“My Other Left Foot” (Season 1, Episode 12)

The Lost vet—and current Colony star—was a snarky West Virginia state trooper whose jokes about a marine’s severed limb did not win over Gibbs.


Corey Stoll

“Smoked” and “Blowback” (Season 4, Episodes 10 and 14)

This House of Cards alum played an arms dealer connected to doomed NCIS target La Grenouille (portrayed by Armand Assante).

NCIS - Patrick J. Adams

Patrick J. Adams

“Murder 2.0” (Season 6, Episode 6)

Not even the whiz kid litigator Adams plays on Suits could defend his NCIS serial killer, who murdered for fame.

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