Timothy "Tim" Farragut McGee is an NCIS Special Agent and also the current Senior Field Agent assigned to the main NCIS Major Case Response Team in the Navy Yard Washington D.C. with the team under the command of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Originally a NCIS Agent assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base, McGee regularly assisted Gibbs's team with occasional cases before joining the main NCIS team on a permanent basis in September 2004.
Following the resignation of his colleague, NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo in May 2016, McGee was promoted to the rank of Senior Field Agent.
The son of Admiral John McGee and an unnamed mother, McGee was born on September 3, 1978 in Bethesda, Maryland.
As such, the family lived in various military bases all around the world, making McGee a military brat, a trait he shares with NCIS: Office of Special Projects agent Kensi Blye.
He also has a younger sister Sarah McGee who is a college student.
At some point after finishing high school, McGee attended John Hopkins University and MIT, graduating a B.S. in bio-medical engineering and an M.S. from MIT in computer forensics from both colleges.
He later applied to join NCIS and received the necessary training at FLETC where one of his instructors planted a pregnancy test at crime scene to test the rookies.
After graduating, he was presumably assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base.
NCIS Season 1
McGee made his debut appearance in the Season 1 episode, Sub Rosa (episode) where at the time of his debut, he was a NCIS agent assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base yet he was presumably mostly involved in administration and paperwork with his experience in the field either limited or non-existent.
McGee's first case with Gibbs is about a partially dissolve corpse found in a barrel of acid. As the investigation continues, it soon becomes apparent that the killer took steps to prevent the body from being identified. Gibbs quickly comes to believe that the motive for the brutal murder was identity theft and his suspicions are further confirmed when it is revealed that although the submariner is dad, no one has reported him missing.
In Eye Spy, McGee manages to track an anonymous tip-off to Langley, suggesting that the CIA has been spying on the base.
In UnSEALeD, a former Navy SEAL convicted of double homicide escapes from Leavenworth, resulting in Kate and McGee being assigned to protect the son and in-laws of the escaped prisoner..
NCIS Season 2
NCIS Season 3
NCIS Season 4
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NCIS Season 8
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NCIS Season 11
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NCIS Season 13
Before joining the main NCIS team in Washington D.C., McGee previously worked as an NCIS Special Agent assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base.
In September 2004, he joined the NCIS team permanently, becoming the Probationary Agent, a rank he held for six years although he was later promoted to the rank of NCIS Special Agent after Ziva David and Eleanor Bishop both became respective Probationary Agents.
In May 2016, he was promoted to Senior Field Agent after original Senior Field Agent Anthony DiNozzo resigned following the death of DiNozzo's partner, Ziva with DiNozzo opting to take care of his daughter, Tali with McGee holding the rank to this day.
McGee is a tall, lean man with short blonde-brownish hair and bright green eyes.
In his debut appearance in the NCIS Season 1 episode. Sub Rosa (episode), McGee wore a business suit composed of a single jacket, a shirt underneath the jacket with a tie in place as well as trousers and shoes.
Even after being promoted to a full-time field agent, McGee continued on wearing the suits.
He often wears his watch on his right hand and has his holster containing his SIG Sauer and his NCIS badge on his left hip due to the fact that he is left-handed.
Three years after joining the team, McGee stopped wearing ties altogether, opting instead to wear a single jacket, shirt and trousers and shoes.
Despite no longer wearing business suits, McGee occasionally dons suits should he be attending an important event, examples being the memorial service for Jenny Sheppard and also while attending a black tie-gala event with his girlfriend, DOD agent Delilah Fielding.
In the beginning, McGee also wore a silver watch on his right wrist before switching it to a golden and silver version during Season 4.
From the Season 5 episode, Ex-File (episode) and for most of Seasons 5 and 6, McGee wore a sports-styled watch of some sort on his right hand.
In Season 7, McGee returned to wearing his original silver watch once again and which has continued to this day.
McGee has also grown significantly in recent years with his current height being 6'1, making him a few inches taller than Gibbs and also the same height as DiNozzo.
While being held in captivity in Paraguay, McGee grows a beard that covers the lower half of his face. Upon returning to the States after escaping, he has chosen to keep it and continues wearing it to this day.
Originally an Agent assigned to the Norfolk Naval Base, McGee's skills in terms of investigating crime scenes or any kind of experience were poor considering how his overall strengths at the time appeared to be his intelligence and also his ability to use computers and any kind of technology.
Since joining Gibbs's team, however, McGee has undergone training with his own abilities rapidly improving to such an extent that others including NCIS Director Leon Vance believe that in the future, McGee himself may even become Director of NCIS.
McGee's prime specialty is computers and he is capable of using any kind of technology at his disposal to his team's or his own advantage.
He is often seen building or working on computers, repairing them if they're damaged.
In recent years, he has constantly changed his monitors, presumably so that his computer can keep up with the amount of data he has to handle or go through during active investigations.
McGee is capable of virtually hacking into any database in the world including government agencies so that he can acquire the information necessary for a current case although this has gotten him into trouble in the past.
Although originally not capable of interrogating suspects, McGee's skills have grown to the point where he is often able to conduct solo interrogations or interrogations with the team, McGee often being partnered with either Gibbs or Tony.
As an NCIS Special Agent, McGee is trained in the use of firearms and is capable of shooting a suspect, usually dead and in self-defense or wounding them non-lethally if the need arises.
As the third most experienced Agent of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team, McGee would often take charge of the team in the rare case that both Gibbs and DiNozzo were absent, a prime example being where McGee was seen leading a single team of NCIS Special Agents in the Season 11 episode, Past, Present and Future (episode).
However, following DiNozzo's resignation in the NCIS Season 13 finale episode, "Family First", McGee has become the second-in-command of the team and the Senior Field Agent of the team.
Relationships with Family
Admiral John McGee
John "Johnny" McGee Jr.
Relationships with NCIS Colleagues
Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Caitlin "Kate" Todd
Abigail "Abby" Sciuto
Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop
Donald "Ducky" Mallard
- Prior to appearing in NCIS, Murray previously starred in JAG, NCIS's parent series playing the role of Danny Walden, a teenager regularly causing trouble for his mother's boyfriend, JAG General, Admiral A.J Chegwidden.
- Vivienne Bellisario who played the Mysterious Red-Head is Sean Murray's real-life mother and she is also married to NCIS creator and Executive Producer, Donald P. Bellisario who is Sean Murray's step-father. In addition, Michael Bellisario who played Charles Sterling is Murray's step-brother while Troian Bellisario who plays Sarah McGee is Murray's step-sister and Murray's other stepbrother Nicholas Bellisario appeared in the JAG Season 8 episode/NCIS backdoor pilot, Ice Queen (episode).
- Murray is one day younger than co-star Brian Dietzen who plays James Palmer.
- During Season 1, Murray was credited under "Guest Starring" but in the Season 2 episode, "See No Evil (episode)", he was officially promoted to a series regular and also added to the opening credits, coming in fifth just after Pauley Perrette and before David McCallum. This makes Murray one of many actors who were originally credited from "Guest Stars" to later join the main cast which includes former cast members Cote de Pablo (Ziva David), Lauren Holly (Jenny Shepard) and current cast members Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer), Emily Wickersham (Ellie Bishop), Duane Henry (Clayton Reeves) and now Maria Bello (Jacqueline Sloane).
For a more detailed list, see Timothy McGee/List of Appearances.