'NCIS: Los Angeles' – David James Elliott Returns as JAG's Capt. "Harm" Rabb This May

On May 12, worlds collide when CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles finds itself in harm's way – Captain Harmon "Harm" Rabb's way, to be more precise – when David James Elliott (Mad Men, Impulse) reprises his popular JAG role for an upcoming story arc on the long-running action/drama series. Set to appear in the upcoming episode "The Guardian," Elliot's Harm will stay with the cast for an extended, multi-episode arc that's expected to resolve Harm's fate since 2005's JAG series finale "Fair Winds and Following Seas."

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"I was really excited to get a chance to work with David again. I did the first four seasons of JAG with him, so to be able to work together again in and of itself is great — but to do so with the same character on [NCIS: Los Angeles] this many years later —that's pretty damn amazing."

– R. Scott Gemmill

In Elliot's first episode "The Guardian," the NCIS team uncovers ISIS sympathizers aiming to plan an attack on U.S. aircraft carriers. The terror threat results in Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) working directly with Harm, the XO Captain on the USS Intrepid.

"Bringing Harmon Rabb to work with NCIS: Los Angeles makes for a formidable coalition, and both entities are going to need all the help they can get when confronted with the greatest challenge of their careers."

– R. Scott Gemmill


NCIS: LOS ANGELES is a drama about the high-stakes world of a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals, who pose a threat to the nation's security. By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets. Special Agent "G" Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld. His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

The team includes the all-knowing Henrietta "Hetty" Lange, who handles the politics of the job and is tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars for the team; Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with undercover work; Marty Deeks, a seasoned LAPD undercover detective who was recruited to the team by Hetty; tech operator Eric Beale, who has mastered every gadget and computer in the Ops Center; and intelligence analyst Nell Jones, who won the team's respect with her spot-on assessments and her shrewd insights. Armed with the latest in high-tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.

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NCIS: Los Angeles stars Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen), LL Cool J (Special Agent Sam Hanna), Linda Hunt (Henrietta "Hetty" Lange), Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye), Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks), Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale), Renée Felice Smith (Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones). Producd by CBS Television Studios, the series is executive produced by R. Scott Gemmill, John P. Kousakis, and Frank Military.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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