James Palmer
Gender: Male   Male
Status: Alive.
Family members: Breena Palmer (wife)
Victoria Elizabeth Palmer (daughter)
Ed Slater (father-in-law)
Stevie Slater (brother-in-law)
Portrayed by: Brian Dietzen
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Split Decision (episode)
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: n/a- main character.
List of Appearances

James "Jimmy" Palmer (AKA "Autopsy Gremlin") is a Doctor and also the Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Prior to that, Palmer originally served as the Medical Examiner Assistant to Dr. Donald Mallard, having first joined NCIS albeit on a temporary basis back in May 2004 due to Ducky's original assistant, Gerald Jackson taking a leave of absence to recover from the NCIS Hostage Crisis.

Following Jackson's resignation which occurred in September 2005 after his second encounter with terrorist Ari Haswari, Palmer became Ducky's permanent assistant and regularly assisted Ducky with autopsies.

In March 2019, Palmer became the new NCIS Medical Examiner after Ducky stepped down from his position.

Biography

Pre-Series

NCIS Season 1

NCIS Season 2

NCIS Season 3

NCIS Season 4

NCIS Season 5

NCIS Season 6

NCIS Season 7

NCIS Season 8

NCIS Season 9

NCIS Season 10

NCIS Season 11

NCIS Season 12

NCIS Season 13

Personality

Appearance

Palmer is a man in his late twenties, early thirties with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Abilities

As the Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS and later the NCIS Chief Medical Examiner, Jimmy is often tasked with helping Ducky perform numerous autopsies or perform an autopsy himself on the many bodies that NCIS often receive in order to determine if the deaths were natural or as a result of murder.

Relationships with NCIS Colleagues

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo

Ziva David

Michelle Lee

Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

NCIS
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Season 16 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
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