Mark Harmon and his wife, Pam Dawber, have been married for 31 years. So you could argue that the two actors are one of few couples in Hollywood whose relationship has stood the test of time. But now Dawber has revealed an astonishing secret about the couple’s decades-long union.
Harmon is of course best known for his long-standing role as the star of NCIS. Born in Burbank, California, on September 2, 1951, he is the son of actress Elyse Knox and football legend Tom Harmon. Yet although he’s now an extremely successful television actor, Harmon started out his working life as a carpenter.
The 67-year-old actually began acting in the 1970s but didn’t get his big break until the next decade. In 1981, in fact, he appeared in the short-lived TV series Flamingo Road. Then, two years later, he landed the role of Dr. Robert Caldwell in St. Elsewhere. Harmon also portrayed notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in 1986’s The Deliberate Stranger.