Timothy "Tim" Farragut McGee is an NCIS Special Agent and also the current Senior Field Agent and second-in-command assigned to the main NCIS Major Case Response Team in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. with the team itself under the command of NCIS 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 Junior in May 2016, McGee was promoted to the rank of Senior Field Agent.
Like DiNozzo before him, on the rare case that Gibbs is either absent or elsewhere, McGee will become the acting or temporary leader of the team.
He is the son of Admiral John McGee, brother of Sarah McGee, grandson of Penelope Langston, husband of Delilah Fielding and father to John McGee II and Morgan McGee.
- 1 Biography
- 1.1 Pre-Series
- 1.2 NCIS Season 1
- 1.3 NCIS Season 2
- 1.4 NCIS Season 3
- 1.5 NCIS Season 4
- 1.6 NCIS Season 5
- 1.7 NCIS Season 6
- 1.8 NCIS Season 7
- 1.9 NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1
- 1.10 NCIS Season 8
- 1.11 NCIS Season 9
- 1.12 NCIS Season 10
- 1.13 NCIS Season 11
- 1.14 NCIS Season 12
- 1.15 NCIS Season 13
- 1.16 NCIS Season 14
- 1.17 NCIS: New Orleans Season 3
- 1.18 NCIS Season 15
- 1.19 NCIS Season 16
- 1.20 NCIS Season 17
- 2 Occupation
- 3 Personality
- 4 Appearance
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Relationships with Family
- 7 Relationships with NCIS Colleagues
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Appearances
The son of Admiral John McGee and an unnamed mother, McGee was born on September 13, 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
NCIS Season 2
NCIS Season 3
NCIS Season 4
NCIS Season 5
NCIS Season 6
NCIS Season 7
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1
NCIS Season 8
NCIS Season 9
NCIS Season 10
NCIS Season 11
NCIS Season 12
NCIS Season 13
NCIS Season 14
NCIS: New Orleans Season 3
NCIS Season 15
NCIS Season 16
NCIS Season 17
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 apparent death of DiNozzo's partner, Ziva with DiNozzo opting to take care of his daughter, Tali with McGee holding the rank to this day.
Prior to his introduction to the show on Sub Rosa (episode), McGee is portrayed as an insecure and timid boy, who would rather spend time with computers or the like. This has led to him getting teased or scolded at a lot, with DiNozzo letting him drink the coffee that was meant for Gibbs, just to watch him snap at McGee. Like Abby and Jimmy, he has a tendency to ramble while working, although immediately stopping and apologizing. During his time at NCIS, while still retaining his geeky quirks, McGee becomes more serious and leader-like to his probies, and was able to stop rambling more easily.
McGee wants to be a writer, going by the pen name Thom E. Gemcity, and wrote his first novel, Deep Six, while drawing inspiration from his peers and team members, and would change their names slightly, although it would show obvious. His novels are shown to be appreciated by many, even causing a copycat killing based on his works, in Cover Story (episode).
McGee is a tall, lean man with short blonde-brownish hair and 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 murdered NCIS Director 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.
McGee has also grown significantly taller 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 grew a beard that covers the lower half of his face. Upon returning to the States after escaping along with Gibbs, 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 is often being partnered with either Gibbs, Tony or Bishop as well as new team member Nicholas Torres.
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 composed 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
McGee had a tendency to ramble a lot in Gibbs's presence, which would on occasion lead to him getting slapped on the head or glares of disapproval. As the show progresses and McGee develops, Gibbs has stopped doing this to him, and shows more respect to him as Senior Field Agent, although McGee still tends to chatter about geeky things around him.
Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
DiNozzo dotes on McGee a lot, to the point of overbearingness or bullying, and often picks on him with nicknames, including McGeek, McGoo, and McProbie, although the nickname would end up depending on whatever was happening at the moment. DiNozzo frequently picks on and makes fun of his geekiness and obsession with computers, to the point where he catfishes McGee to prove his point that sometimes he isn't always communicating with a girl. The two depend on each other a lot, with an agent trying out for Ziva's job complaining that McGee acts like DiNozzo's sidekick. Despite their friendly teasings and bullyings, they are shown to respect each other a great deal, and despite his fear of heights, McGee has went as far as to save DiNozzo after a suspect nearly pushes him off a garage. After Tony's departure in Family First (episode), McGee is promoted to Senior Field Agent.
Caitlin "Kate" Todd
Kate, alongside DiNozzo, teased McGee often as well, although it was rather lighthearted compared to DiNozzo. McGee was implied to have rather sexual fantasies with Kate, where in See No Evil (episode), Kate catches McGee trying to look up her skirt, while he claims that he was trying to fix her computer. She responds by dragging him by his ears and forcing him to jump down the window when they go to investigate the victim's house, as well as in Kill Ari Part 1 (episode), where McGee imagines Kate in Dominatrix-like clothing and holding a whip.
Abigail "Abby" Sciuto
Abby and McGee immediately entered a affair around the beginning of his introduction, and although it had ended in the same season, both Abby and McGee have shown jealousy when a member of the opposite sex interacts with and let alone starts a relationship with them.They both care deeply for each other, and can enter periods of mental unrest when one of them ends up severely injured. McGee was closest with Abby, and was absolutely devastated at her departure, although he respected her decision.
McGee has been friendlier with Ziva then her predecessor, and would go out of his way to support her or ensure her safety. They both maintained a friendly relationship throughout the show, and Ziva would occasionally tease him, without any harmful intentions.
McGee tends to tease Torres a lot for his inability to sit still, although respects him as his junior.
Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop
Gets along with her well.
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.