2010 Inductee

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon

Mark Harmon parlayed a celebrated college football career into a flourishing acting career that has spanned nearly two decades. The son of former Heisman Trophy winner and KTLA Channel 5 sportscaster, Tom Harmon, Mark attended Harvard School before enrolling at Pierce College in 1970. Mark earned the position of starting quarterback as a freshman.

Mark earned All-Conference honors in 1970-1971 and was named to the Junior College All-America team in 1971. In 1972 he transferred to UCLA, which honored him as the Bruins' Rookie of the Year at the end of the season. As a Bruin, he had a 17-5 record as a starter, passed for 845 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 1,504 yards and 14 touchdowns.

After graduating from UCLA in 1974 with honors, Mark ventured into the world of acting. He quickly earned an Emmy nomination in 1978 for his role in the television movie "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years." He shot to stardom in 1983, when he first appeared on the popular NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere" as Dr. Robert Caldwell. His character was one of the first on television to deal directly with AIDS, which caused Caldwell’s death on the show in 1986. That same year, People Magazine named Mark its "Sexiest Man Alive."

Mark went on to star in several movies, including "Summer School," "Stealing Home," and "Wyatt Earp." He also appeared in the television dramas "Reasonable Doubts" and "Charlie Grace." From 1996 to 2000, he played orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jack McNeil on the CBS prime-time medical drama "Chicago Hope." He is now star of the hit TV show “N.C.I.S.” (“Navy Criminal Investigative Service”) in the role of Special Agent Jethro Gibbs.