8 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘NCIS’ Star Sean Murray
6. Real Friendships
While many casts say their co-stars and crew become like family, it is hard to deny for the NCIS stars after working together for nearly 15 years. Some co-stars are friendly, but as it turns out Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette are really the best of friends. The two hang out when they aren’t filming, and often bring each other thoughtful gifts, and Murray and his wife even named their cat Abby after Perrette’s character. “It’s been wonderful. I mean, from the second I met Pauley, we had this sort of connection,” Murray said of their off-screen friendship.
5. Famous Family
After Murray decided he wanted to be an actor at a young age, he worked hard to try to land small parts and when he was 11 was able to become an extra in the Steve Martin and Joan Cusack film My Blue Heaven. Fate would give him another connection to the entertainment industry a few years later, however. When he was 15, Murray’s parents divorced and he and his mother moved to L.A. so that the teen could pursue his dream further, but it was his mom who caught the eye of someone important. Vivienne ended up marrying none other than Don Bellisario, a renowned TV producer, known for series such as Magnum P.I., JAG, and NCIS. As a result Murray became his stepson, and along with his own brother Chad W. Murray, who works as a producer on NCIS: Los Angeles, Sean has seven stepsiblings including Pretty Little Liars actress Troian Bellisario, who portrayed McGee’s sister on NCIS.