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In seasons past, we have met family members of many of the characters on "NCIS." Here's an updated look at the show's current characters and the members of their families:
Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. and Anthony DiNozzo, Jr.
Robert Wagner plays the charismatic, con-man, womanizer, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. We recently found out Sr. was broke and was using his connections amongst friends to hitch rides around the world, for living expenses, and other things.
Even though Tony found out about his dad's financial situation last season, there were many unanswered questions about their relationship. We just found out that Tony's dad had the same best memory as Tony did. It was of a fishing trip they had when he was a boy before his mom died. His dad looks at the picture every morning.
Tony also found out it wasn't the first time his dad has been broke. He found out his dad had filed bankruptcy when he was a child and bounced back. He plans to do so again.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Jackson Gibbs, and mother-in-law, Joanna
Gibbs' dad has been talked about on occasion before turning up into human form. Once Jackson appears, it's obvious there's conflict between the two of them. Over the seasons, the reasons behind their relationship becomes known. While Jackson hasn't been the easiest father to have, we have learned their part of their dispute goes back to when Jethro and Shannon left his hometown. There have been other reasons that have became known.
However, dad showed up in one episode after he shot a robber. Jackson was out of sorts because this was the first time he had killed someone. Earlier in this season Jackson reappeared in an episode where Jethro was going after a Mexican drug cartel who was after his dad, friends and coworkers. This is the same drug cartel whose first leader was killed by Gibbs years earlier because they killed his wife who was going to testify against them.
This leads to his mother-in-law, Joanna who is played by Gena Rowlands. She comes back during an episode where one of the drug cartel members comes up dead. After looking through other deaths of this drug cartel, it has been found dear mother-in-law was involved. In the end, Joanna kills one of the drug cartel members.
Ziva David, Ari Haswari, and Eli David
During Ziva's first season on "NCIS," she had the unfortunate decision to make of killing her half-brother. Even though she hasn't forgiven herself for what she felt she had to do to win Gibbs' trust, she had to do this "horrible thing" while under orders from her father who is head of the Mossad.
Ziva and her father's relationship hasn't been the same since he sent her on a mission that was to end her life. Once Gibbs and his team went to Africa to save her from a certain death, Eli David and Director Vance has had a "long standing" understanding and friendship which comes into play on "NCIS" quite often.
Timothy McGee and Stepsister, Sara
Sarah Mcgee, played by Troian Avery Bellisario, made an appearance in an episode. Big brother, Tim, tried to help Sarah figure out what happened to her when she showed at his apartment bloody. At one point Sarah was the suspect, but after the team got involved it was proven she didn't have any part in a murder because she was drugged.
In real life, Troian is the daughter of Donald P. Bellisario, producer of "NCIS." Also, Sean Murray, McGee, and Troian are step-siblings in life.
Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard and Mom
In the early years of the show, "Ducky's" mom would appear frequent enough to where we could get a feel for her character. Nina Foch, who played Mrs. Victoria Mallard, died in real life as well. Mrs. Mallard had Alzheimer's during a large part of her time on the show. Ducky's mom will be missed since she died from Alzheimer's .
Abigail "Abby" Sciuto, Aunt, and Parents
In the early seasons, Abby lived with her aunt which we never saw on the show. Abby and Gibbs has mentioned her parents being several times throughout the years. In this weeks episode with Tony's dad being back on the scene, Abby tells McGee she wishes her dad was still alive because she misses him.
Due to her parents being deaf, Abby knows how to sign. On a few episodes, we have seen Gibbs and her signing.
Jimmy Palmer and Mom
Palmer's mother has never made an actual appearance on the show. There have been times when he has been "caught" emailing with mom while on the job. Maybe one day we'll get to see, Jimmy's parents on the show even though he's not cast in the show very often with larger parts.
Director Leon Vance and Family
When Gibbs showed up at Vance's house one evening, we met Mrs. Vance and the girls. In a later episode Mrs. Vance shot and killed the woman who was out to kill Leon and the family.
List of NCIS Characters; Wikipedia.com
NCIS (TV series); Wikipedia.com
Watch Out for Gibbs' Mother-in-law on NCIS; buddytv.com
- Ziva David
- Timothy McGee
- Anthony DiNozzo
- Leroy Jethro Gibbs
- Mexican drug cartel