16 Actors Who Played Different Characters Across ‘NCIS’ Shows

Liza Lapira in NCIS, Anthony Ruivivar in NCIS Hawaii, Michael Nouri in NCIS New Orleans
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There may be three shows currently airing in the NCIS franchise, and CBS may host the occasional crossover (including the upcoming event with the longest and latest shows), but that doesn’t mean that they necessarily share the same characters.

Over the years, many of the same actors have appeared across the franchise, sometimes in different roles — especially when the guest star’s original character died. Sometimes they’ve played a very different role, and at other times they’ve still been the good or bad guy.

Scroll down for a look at 16 actors who have appeared on NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, and NCIS: Hawai’i in different roles.

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Randy Vasquez

ATF Special Agent Phillip Caffey (above)

NCIS: Season 12 Episode 20 “No Good Deed”

Naval Intelligence Commander Downey

NCIS: New Orleans: Season 3 Episode 19 “Quid Pro Quo”

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Omid Abtahi

Saleem Ulman (above)


Season 6 Episode 25 “Aliyah”
Season 7 Episode 1 “Truth or Consequences”

Ari Sayed

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 4 Episode 18 “Red: Part One”
Season 4 Episode 19 “Red: Part Two”

Jonathan Chase NCIS Season 17 Flight Plan

Jonathan Chase

Kevin Turner

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 6 Episode 8 “The Grey Man”

Navy Commander Marshall May (above)


Season 17 Episode 12 “Flight Plan”

NCIS Graham Hamilton

Graham Hamilton

Scott Davis

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 1 Episode 19 “Hand-to-Hand”

Gabriel Hicks (above)


Season 15 Episode 7 “Burden of Proof”

Season 15 Episode 15 “Keep Your Enemies Closer”

NCIS Don Franklin

Don Franklin

Agent Ron Sacks (above)


Season 3 Episode 9 “Frame Up”
Season 4 Episode 1 “Shalom”
Season 4 Episode 10 “Smoked”

Captain Alan Beck

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 6 Episode 13 “In the Line of Duty”

Brian Letscher NCIS New Orleans Season 6 Jim Keene

Brian Letscher

Sam Bennett


Season 6 Episode 10 “Road Kill”

Marine CPL Scott Reilly

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 1 Episode 8 “Ambush”

Jim Keene (above)

NCIS: New Orleans:

Season 6 Episode 11 “Bad Moon Rising”

NCIS: Los Angeles - Rage - Sean Harmon (Charlie Connors) and Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen)
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Sean Harmon

Young Leroy Jethro Gibbs


Season 6: Episode 4 “Heartland” and Episode 15 “Deliverance”
Season 7 Episode 16 “Mother’s Day”
Season 9: Episode 8 “Engaged (Part I),” Episode 9 “Engaged (Part II),” and Episode 14 “Life Before His Eyes”
Season 18 Episode 2 “Everything Starts Somewhere”

Charlie Connor (above)

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 6 Episode 20 “Rage”

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T.J. Ramini

Mossad Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon (above)


Season 7 Episode 4 “Good Cop, Bad Cop”
Season 8 Episode 8 “Enemies Foreign”
Season 8 Episode 9 “Enemies Domestic”

Tobin Shaked

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 8 Episode 6 “Where the Heart Is”
Season 10 Episode 8 “The Patton Project”

Liza Lapira as Special Agent Michelle Lee on the sixth season premiere of NCIS
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Liza Lapira

Michelle Lee (above)


Season 4: Episode 1 “Shalom,” Episode 2 “Escaped,” Episode 5 “Dead and Unburied,” Episode 8 “Once a Hero,” Episode 10 “Smoked,” Episode 15 “Friends & Lovers,” Episode 16 “Dead Man Walking,” and Episode 24 “Angel of Death”
Season 6: Episode 1 “Last Man Standing,” Episode 7 “Collateral Damage,” Episode 8 “Cloak,” and Episode 9 “Dagger”

Araminta Jax

NCIS: New Orleans:

Season 5 Episode 15 “Crab Mentality”

Dina Meyer NCIS Los Angeles Veronica Stephens
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Dina Meyer

Holly Snow


Season 7 Episode 13 “Jet Lag”
Season 7 Episode 19 “Guilty Pleasure”

Veronica Stephens (above)

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 10 Episode 10 “Heist”
Season 11 Episode 12 “Groundwork”

The Seventh Child
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Alicia Coppola

Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman


Season 1 Episode 18 “UnSEALed”
Season 2 Episode 7 “Call of Silence”
Season 2 Episode 21 “Hometown Hero”

FBI Agent Lisa Rand (above)

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 2 Episode 5 “Little Angels”
Season 6 Episode 20 “Rage”
Season 7 Episode 19 “The Seventh Child”
Season 9 Episode 17 “The Monster”

Parental Guidance Suggested
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Marisol Nichols

Tracy Keller

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 2 Episode 6 “Stand-Off”

ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates (above)


Season 12 Episode 6 “Parental Guidance Suggested”
Season 12 Episode 12 “The Enemy Within”
Season 12 Episode 20 “No Good Deed”

NCIS Kerr Smith

Kerr Smith

Lieutenant Jonas Cobb (above)


Season 8 Episode 23 “Swan Song”
Season 8 Episode 24 “Pyramid”

David Ross

NCIS: Los Angeles:

Season 10 Episode 14 “Smokescreen”
Season 10 Episode 15 “Smokescreen: Part II”

NCISNOLA Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Mossad Director Eli David


Season 6: Episode 1 “Last Man Standing” and Episode 25 “Aliyah”
Season 7 Episode 4 “Good Cop, Bad Cop” (voice, uncredited)
Season 8: Episode 8 “Enemies Foreign” and Episode 9 “Enemies Domestic”
Season 10: Episode 1 “Extreme Prejudice” (uncredited) and Episode 11 “Shabbat Shalom”

Jason Campbell (above)

NCIS: New Orleans:

Season 6 Episode 9 “Convicted”

Anthony Ruivivar as Daniel Tennant in NCIS Hawai'i

Anthony Ruivivar

Mark Ruiz

NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 7 Episode 6 “Unspoken”

Daniel Tennant (above)

NCIS: Hawai’i: Season 1 Episode 10 “Lost”

Scott Lawrence as Judge Malcolm Keen in NCIS Hawai'i

Scott Lawrence

Captain Thomas Lind

NCIS: Season 8 Episode 14 “A Man Walks Into a Bar…”

Judge Malcolm Keen (above)

NCIS: Hawai’i: Season 1 Episode 11 “The Game”