‘NCIS’: When Was Billy Dee Williams on ‘NCIS’?

Billy Dee Williams and Mark Harmon on NCIS.

Billy Dee Williams is greatest recognized for his position as Lando
Carlrissian in “Star Wars: Episode V–The Empire Strikes Again,” and as Brian
Walker in “Mahogany.” What you won’t know is he additionally appeared within the hit
CBS collection “NCIS.”
Right here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of about his time on the present.

How Billy Dee Williams grew to become well-known

Billy Dee Williams and Mark Harmon on NCIS. | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images
Billy Dee Williams and Mark Harmon on NCIS. | Cliff Lipson/CBS by way of Getty Photos

Williams’ appearing profession started in 1945 in a Broadway manufacturing
titled “The Firebrand of Florence.” He then made his tv appearing debut in
a 1952 episode of the daytime drama “Guiding Gentle.” After that, he appeared in
the 1959 movie “The Final Indignant Man,” by which he performed the position of Josh Quincy.

Williams rose to fame after his look within the 1971 tv
film, “Brian’s Tune,” for which he earned an Emmy nomination for Greatest Actor. Some
of his most notable work consists of appearances in “Star Wars: Episode V–The
Empire Strikes Again,” “Girl Sings the Blues,” and “Mahogany.”

When was Billy Dee Williams on ‘NCIS’?

Billy Dee Williams, Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum on NCIS. | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Billy Dee Williams, Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum on NCIS. | Sonja Flemming/CBS by way of Getty Photos

As of this writing, Williams has been on two episodes of “NCIS.”
His first “NCIS” look was in 2012 in an episode titled “The Namesake.”
After that, he appeared in a 2014 episode titled “Honor Thy Father.”

In an interview with CBS, Mark Harmon stated snagging Williams for a task on the present wasn’t tough. “NCIS” has change into so revered that celebrities are completely satisfied to make an look. “This present, through the years, has had an uncanny capability to get the individuals they need to get from the very starting. And Billy Dee was a kind of. He was on a really quick listing at first after they have been writing that episode,” stated Harmon.

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‘NCIS’ producer Mark Horowitz stated Billy Dee Williams was excellent for the half

Billy Dee Williams attends the European film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' | Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images
Billy Dee Williams attends the European movie premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ | Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media by way of Getty Photos

The “NCIS” producers thought Williams was excellent for his
position as Leroy Jethro Moore, Gibbs’ namesake. Producer Mark Horowitz informed CBS
that Williams was charming and swish:

It was a terrific episode that Billy Dee got here and performed with us. We wanted somebody with a sure charisma, a sure presence. [His character] was a Medal of Honor winner and he was the namesake of our lead character. We had all this historical past constructed into this story, so you actually wanted any individual who wanted to have a specific amount of gravitas. Billy introduced an incredible quantity of appeal and style to that half. He had an ease about him. Only a beautiful man to work with. He was the right particular person for that position.

Will Billy Dee Williams return to ‘NCIS’?

Nothing is unimaginable with regards to “NCIS.” In his CBS interview, Harmon stated one other episode that includes Williams isn’t out of the query. “He was actual enjoyable to have right here and possibly he’ll be again. You realize, that’s the opposite a part of this present. That is such an ensemble group, that folks from 12 months two, 12 months 5, 12 months seven, no matter, generally return,” Harmon stated.

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