Sean Harmon was born into a showbiz family. The American actor is known for his role as the younger character of his father in the NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service franchise.
Sean was born on April 25, 1988, in Burbank, California. He was born the son of Thomas Mark Harmon, a popular American film and television actor, and Pamela Dawber, an actress best known for her role in the American sitcom Mork & Mindy.
When you look at his background, it’s pretty obvious where Sean got his acting skills from. The fact that he closely watched his parents develop their acting career must have awakened his passion as an actor at a very young age. He has a younger brother named Ty Christian, who also found a career path in the film industry, but as a screenwriter.
So entering the film industry was not too big a deal for the young actor – he has the full support of his acting parents. Sean began to take on the younger role of his father, who played Leroy Jethro Gibbs in the record-breaking television series NCIS. The franchise of the series not only made Sean famous by announcing him for the first time as the son of the famous actor but also paved the way for the young man’s breakthrough by making his first appearances.
5 Facts You Need to Know About Sean Harmon
1. Sean has a long family-tree of actors
Sean’s parents Mark and Pam are not only well known in the entertainment industry, his paternal and maternal grandparents also have their times in the industry behind them. His grandfather Tom Harmon was a popular soccer player and sports presenter in America, while his mother, who is both an actress and a model, also had her roots in the entertainment industry.
Sean’s mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, the older of the two daughters of Eugene E. Dawber, a commercial artist, and Thelma M. (née Fisher). Her first start in the industry was as a model for Wilhelmina International, a modeling and talent agency in New York City. Records show that her first screen test was in a sitcom – Tabitha, a spin-off of another sitcom fantasy series, Bewitched.
Meanwhile, Sean’s father Mark had other career-supporting activities on his hands besides acting. As a college footballer, he started out as a quarterback for the UCLA Bruins football team in the early 1970s. He then developed a career in advertising and worked as a merchandising actor before he ventured into acting and had his first television appearance in a commercial for Kellogg’s Product 19 cereal with his father Tom Harmon.
Mark’s mother Elyse Knox (née Elsie Lillian Kornbrath) and his two older sisters are also film people. One of his sisters, Kristin Nelson, is both an actress – she first appeared on the Nelson family TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet – and a primitive painter. The other sister, Kelly Harmon, is also an actress and model.
2. Outside acting, what else does he do?
Apart from acting, Sean has tried other jobs, such as film coordinator. He is known for coordinating and directing a film called Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown, which will be released in 2012. He is also known for his work in the American Union.
3. Sean Harmon’s net worth
Even though he may not have collected as much as his acting parents, Sean certainly has a reasonable amount of money than his net worth after his activities in the entertainment industry. It was said that he earned about $100,000 for his stunt coordination work. He could also have a good share of his father’s fortune, as his father’s net worth is estimated at about $40 million. His mother’s net worth of $10 million is not included.
4. His personal life
Sean must have learned a lot from his reluctant parents. Unlike other teenagers who try to gain popularity through social media and gossip, Sean has kept quiet about his love life because he pays more attention to building his career. However, he was seen with a Hollywood lady who is probably his girlfriend.
Since the Harmon family has always kept out of the limelight, it is not surprising that Sean and his partner rarely appear together in public. The parents, who have been together for over three decades, have always kept a close eye on their two little ones.
5. Harmon’s height and body measurement
Sean looks like his father and has a height of 5′ 11½” (1.82 m). He is slightly shorter than his 6-foot tall father but taller than his 5-foot 6-inch mother.