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Timothy Farragut "Tim" McGee is an NCIS Special Agent who is also the temporary leader of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C.

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.

He is the son of Admiral John McGee, brother of Sarah McGee, grandson of Penelope Langston and Nelson McGee, husband of Delilah Fielding and father to John McGee II and Morgan McGee.

Biography

Pre-Series

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.

His younger sister, Sarah McGee, was a 20 year old college student when Tim was first assigned to the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

At some point after finishing high school, McGee attended John Hopkins University and MIT, graduating with 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.

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In The Penelope Papers, his paternal grandmother, Penelope Langston, managed to convince him to finally call his father, whom he had been no contact with for seven years.

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Delilah was first mentioned in Damned If You Do when McGee got information from her regarding Richard Parsons from the Department Of Defense where she works. According to Tim, she specializes in web and information security. It's implied that the two of them have started dating.

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In Viral, Tim and Delilah are in the process of moving Delilah into McGee's apartment. They have a few issues with consolidating their lives to get enough room for everything. It's also revealed that they have developed a kind of modified binary shorthand to communicate, which they use to have a short argument in front of Eleanor Bishop and Tony DiNozzo.

In the episode 16 Years, Judith McKnight revealed that she and Agent McGee were going to collaborate on new a crime novel together. She told Donald Mallard that she was going to base her main character on a 'silver-haired devil, short on words, but his eyes say plenty'. Clearly referring to Leroy Jethro Gibbs, whom The Sherlock Consortium for Investigation had just been working with on a case. Dr. Mallard asked her politely to keep him out of it, to which she agreed.

At the end of Scope, McGee was seen looking online for an engagement ring for Delilah.

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Occupation

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.

Personality

Physical Appearance

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, 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 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.

Abilities

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.

Computers

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.

Hacking

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.

Interrogation

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.

Firearms

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.

Leadership

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.

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

Sarah McGee

Penelope Langston

Delilah Fielding

John "Johnny" McGee II

Morgan McGee

Relationships with NCIS Colleagues

Leon Vance

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo

Caitlin "Kate" Todd

Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

Ziva David

Nicholas Torres

Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

Trivia

Appearances

For a more detailed list, see Timothy McGee/List of Appearances.

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