8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘NCIS’ Star Mark Harmon
While Harmon had a lot of talents, it was very clear that he was especially skilled at football growing up, and he quickly became the star quarterback of the UCLA Bruins after transferring to the school. Thanks to his success, Harmon was offered the opportunity to go pro with the NFL’s New England Patriots, but he ended up rejecting the offer. Harmon thought that he wasn’t good enough to be in the pros, but also explained that his college career was about getting an education and using it, not about creating a career out of sports.
5. Famous Family
Mark Harmon has had a lot of familial connections to fame and fortune, starting with his parents as his father Tom Harmon is best known as a Hesiman Trophy winner and sports broadcaster while his mother was an actress. Meanwhile, his sister Kristin Nelson married actor and musician Ricky Nelson, but the pair divorced in 1982, three years before he died in a plane crash in Texas. Mark’s other sister, Kelly, married automobile mogul John DeLorean, the founder of DeLorean Motor Company. For awhile, Mark was often identified as Ricky Nelson’s brother because of their strong resemblance, making it more awkward that they were in fact just brothers-in-law.