Tobias C. Fornell or "T.C. Fornell" is a former FBI Special Agent who occasionally works with the NCIS Major Case Response Team and who is also good friends with the team's leader, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
He is also the ex-husband of Diane Sterling and father of Emily Fornell.
In addition, Fornell would work alongside the NCIS team if a case crosses over into the jurisdiction of the FBI.
Following a case concerning Gabriel Hicks in November 2017, Fornell resigned from the FBI and now works as a Private Investigator.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Appearance
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Appearances
Unfortunately, they later divorced, parting on bitter terms.
At some point, Fornell also joined the FBI and rose up through the ranks from being a Junior Agent to Senior Agent and then finally, a Special Agent.
NCIS Season 1
NCIS Season 2
NCIS Season 3
NCIS Season 4
NCIS Season 5
NCIS Season 6
NCIS Season 7
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NCIS Season 12
NCIS: New Orleans Season 1
NCIS Season 13
Tobias Fornell was an agent who always looked out to find the truth. He is the sort to have both a tough and a soft side. Mostly seen having a close friendship with Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs of NCIS the two often poke fun at each and have their jokes. Tobias keeps those he loves close to his heart such as late ex-wife Diane Sterling where you can see he really opens up. Overall Tobias is a fun-loving guy and would protect those he loves any means necessary.
Tobias is 5’10 with a thin stature and has dark grey hair occasionally having a beard. He has a tanned complexion and is often seen sporting a black suit and tie.
- In the Season 1 premiere episode, "Yankee White", William Baer was heard calling Fornell "Tom" which hinted that it was "Tom Fornell" although the NCIS writers presumably later changed it to "Tobias" to avoid confusion between Fornell and Thomas Morrow who was NCIS Director at the time.
- At forty episodes, Fornell is the longest-running recurring character associated with the main NCIS series itself to have appeared in various episodes across NCIS Seasons 1 to 16 and 18/19. In addition to this, Fornell is also the only recurring character to appear in every season of the main NCIS series. NCIS Season 17 is the only season that he doesn't appear, although he is mentioned in Musical Chairs (episode) and Lonely Hearts (episode).
For a more detailed list, see Tobias Fornell/List of Appearances.