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 Harmon Biography
Sean was born in Burbank, California, on April 25, 1988. He was born to Thomas Mark Harmon, a popular American film and TV actor, and Pamela Dawber, an actress best known for her role in the American sitcom Mork & Mindy.
Looking at his background, it’s quite obvious where Sean got his acting skills from. His close watching of his parents as they progressed in their acting career must have inspired his passion as an actor from a very tender age. He has a younger brother named Ty Christian who has equally found a career path in the movie industry but as a screenwriter.
Venturing into the movie industry was therefore not too much of a big deal for the young actor – he has the full support of his acting parents. Sean started by taking on the younger role of his father who played Leroy Jethro Gibbs on the record-breaking television series NCIS. The series franchise did not only make sean famous by first announcing him as the son of the renowned actor, it also paved a way for the youngster to begin his breakthrough journey by landing his first few gigs.
5 Facts You Need to Know About Sean Harmon
1. Sean has a long family tree of actors
Not only is Sean’s parents Mark and Pam well known in the entertainment industry, his paternal and maternal grandparents have also had their time in the industry. His grandfather Tom Harmon was a popular football player as well as a sportscaster in America while his mother, who is both an actress and a model, also had her root in the entertainment industry.
Sean’s mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, as the older of two daughters of Eugene E. Dawber, a commercial artist, and Thelma M. (née Fisher). Her first start with 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 his hands on other career-boosting activities aside from acting. As a college footballer, he started 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 venturing into acting proper, making his first TV 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 movie people. One of his sisters, Kristin Nelson is both an actress – first appearing in 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 a model.
2. Outside acting, what else does he do?
Disregarding acting, Sean has also tried other endeavors such as being a movie coordinator. He is known for coordinating and directing a film titled Catholic Schoolgirl Chainsaw Showdown released in 2012. In addition to this, he is known for his works in the American Union.
3. Sean Harmon’s net worth
Although he may not have gathered just as much as his acting parents, Sean sure has some reasonable amount as his net worth following his activities in the entertainment industry. It was said that he earned about $100,000 for his stunt coordination works. He could also have a good share of his father’s wealth as his father’s net worth is estimated at around $40 million. This doesn’t include his mom’s net worth valued at $10 million.
4. His personal life
Sean must have learned a good deal from his reserved parents. Unlike other youngsters who try to gain popularity through social media and gossips, Sean has remained quiet about his love life as he pays more attention to building his career. He, however, was spotted with a Hollywood lady believed to be his girlfriend.
As the Harmon family has always kept themselves away from the limelight, it is not surprising that Sean and his partner rarely make a public appearance together. The parents who have been together for over three decades have always had a close watch on their two youngsters.
5. Sean Harmon height and body measurement
Handsome like his father, Sean has a height of 5′ 11½” (1.82 m). He is slightly shorter than his 6-feet-tall father but taller than his 5 feet 6-inch mom.