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Fame is the twentieth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1.


When a Naval officer with connections to a famous socialite dies after the car he was in falls off a cliff, it appears to be a simple case but evidence soon emerges, confirming that the officer was shot which confirms that the death is a murder. The OSP team soon go undercover as VIPs and head into the world of fame in hopes of finding the killer while Detective Marty Deeks adjusts to life as a liaison between NCIS and the LAPD.


Callen and Kensi after spotting Aubrey Darva in the nightclub.

Major Events

  • Callen realizes that Hetty is recruiting Deeks to become an NCIS Special Agent.
  • Deeks temporarily leaves NCIS to go deep undercover for an LAPD operation indefinitely.


  • This episode marks the final appearance in Season 1 of Marty Deeks played by Eric Christian Olsen as he would not appear until the Season 2 premiere episode, Human Traffic (episode), having been added to the main cast.
  • During the episode, Callen mistakenly refers to Brian Roth as a Midshipman even though Roth's official military records state that he is a Lieutenant.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell An NCIS Special Agent in charge of the Office of Special Projects field team and who is partnered with fellow NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna.
Nate Getz Peter Cambor Psychologist with the Office of Special Projects.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah An NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects and who is partnered with NCIS Special Agent Dominic Vail.
Eric Beale Barrett Foa An NCIS Tech Operator with the Office of Special Projects.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt The Operations Manager for the Office of Special Projects.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J An NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects and who is partnered with NCIS Special Agent G. Callen.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Marty Deeks Eric Christian Olsen A Detective with the Los Angeles Police Department and the LAPD Liaison to NCIS.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Ben Darva Bernard White (actor) Aubrey Darva's stepfather.
Hassad Al-Jahiri Faran Tahir A terrorist.
Aubrey Darva Cherilyn Wilson Socialite.
Sapphire (Fame) Brook Kerr
Jerry Tyre Nicholas Jandl
Ron Ostrawski Mandell Butler
Chaz Louie Leonardo
Slick Guy Edward Finlay
Drunk Hottie Tiffany Brouwer
Bouncer (Fame) Justice Jesse Smith
Brian Roth Jeremy Shranko Lieutenant in the United States Navy and the main murder victim.
Bodyguard (Fame) Amir Rahnavardi
Coroner Cole Coleman Uncredited role.
A.J. Pageant Steve Knoll Uncredited role.
Bodyguard 2 Roman Mitichyan Uncredited role.
Club Goer David Rickabaugh Uncredited role.
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