Emily Wickersham turning up the heat. Wilmer Valderrama making a splash. Sean Murray loving Las Vegas.

The creative team at Watch! share their all-time favorite portraits of NCIS stars that we've captured over the years—like Emily Wickersham's smoldering gaze against a cozy fireplace backdrop.


A look back at some of the best photographs of NCIS stars.

Christopher Ross, the magazine's Director of Photography, spent the first day shooting NCIS' leading lady among the grapevines and woods of Sonoma County. The next day, rain greeted them before they were ready to wrap, but thankfully The Farmhouse Inn made the perfect rustic chic location for some breathtaking interior shots.

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Brian Dietzen dashing in London

Photography by Ian Derry. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, August 2015.

"As a fellow Brit, I love how Brian Dietzen fits right in while sauntering around the grand old streets of Kensington in London. I wonder if he stopped off for a quick pint and some bangers 'n mash once the shoot wrapped? I hope so!" — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

Wilmer Valderrama making a splash in Hawaii

Photography by Nino Muñoz. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July-August 2017 .

"Who doesn't love an actor willing to get a little dirty (or wet in this case)? We were in Honolulu at The Kahala Hotel & Resort, and Wilmer Valderrama was in a full suit and jumped right in with the dolphins. I love watching Nino Muñoz work—his positive energy is contagious!" — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

Emily Wickersham glowing in the California sunshine

Photography by Christopher Ross. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, August 2014.

"One of the last shots of of an all-day outdoor shoot in Sonoma County. We were losing light fast and the golden hour was cooling. I stood on top of the location van with a telephoto to get this shot. Emily Wickersham couldn't hear what i was saying so she just stared beautifully into my lens." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

Mark Harmon caught in a moment

Photography by Art Streiber. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, February 2009.

"This black and white portrait is such a commanding image where the control of light and shadow, mirror the attributes of the subject. Strength in displaying the two strengths of Mark Harmon; one side of his shirt smooth and neat and the other side with conveys the man's working toughness. And in his face, telling a story of a hero of the moment." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Sean Murray betting on Las Vegas

Photography by Tom Corbett. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July-August 2017.

"We started early that day at The Venetian, photographing Sean Murray throughout the property. This image was one of the last shots of the day. I have always loved the sense of comfort and energy that Sean brought to the moment. With fake money littering the set and a crew of ten crowded on either side, our star shows his poise, confidence, and sense of fun." — Ed Mann, Creative Director


Wilmer Valderrama sailing away

Photography by Nino Muñoz. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July-August 2017 .

"A beautiful image of our fabulous Wilmer Valderrama riding the Pacific waters in Hawaii. I can't get enough of the simplicity of the vibrant orange and pale blue together. So dreamy and summery. We had torrential rain the following day, so luck really was on our side for this shoot!" — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor


Brian Dietzen showing off two sides of his personality

Photography by Christopher Ross. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, December 2013.

"This was my very first photo shoot for Watch! and I have to thank Brian Dietzen for being so supportive. It was a simple concept of 'Good Brian/Bad Brian' and all shot on tripod, never moving the camera once it was in position.

This setup was captured in the The Jefferson hotel library where we secretly rearranged all the very neatly organized (rare) books on the side of 'Bad Brian' to echo his alter ego." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography


Emily Wickersham looking oh-so-pretty in purple

Photography by Christopher Ross. Original published in Watch! Magazine, June 2015.

"I got to see Emily Wickersham again not too long after our Sonoma shoot—this time in Monaco. She was in town for the Monte-Carlo Television Festival.

We found a beautiful vine of Bougainvilleas covering the facade of a building just behind the casino. It was probably 100 degrees outside so we had to act fast. The result was a really fun color explosion." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography


Rocky Carroll bringing the intensity

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

"What a kaleidoscope of tones, confidence, and a well-tailored subject. Rocky Carroll sets the bar in this striking black and white portrait. We love Rocky!" — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Sean Murray showing us the love

Photography by Tom Corbett. Original published in Watch! Magazine, July-August 2017.

"This was the first time Watch! traveled to Las Vegas for a photo shoot. LOVE this shot! Just a timeless image, great black suit and a bright red graphic sculpture with a positive message. And it worked well for us around Valentine's Day! " — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography


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We might be biased, but we think CBS has some of the best looking men on TV, and over the years Watch! has had the thrill of photographing many of them. Check out this collection of swoon-worthy images of the dapper dudes of television.

Shemar Moore of S.W.A.T. is a handsome hunk

Shemar Moore in a linen shirt

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

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Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki laughing with friends

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory

Kunal Nayyar looks deep into camera

Photography by Mark Mann

Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory

Simon Helberg looking dapper

Photography by Mark Mann

Donnie Wahlberg, Blue Bloods

Donnie Wahlberg of Blue Bloods

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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Will Estes, Blue Bloods

Will Estes of Blue Bloods carries a satchel

Photography by Cliff Lipson

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Tom Selleck, Blue Bloods

Tom Selleck from Blue Bloods

Photography by Patrick Demarchelier

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Christopher Jackson, Bull

Christopher Jackson in smoking jacket with pipe

Photography by David Needleman

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Michael Weatherly, Bull

Michael Weatherly with a motorcylce in the desert

Photography by Jeff Lipsky

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Adam Rodriguez, Criminal Minds

Adam Rodriguez in leather jacket

Photography by Michael Parmelee

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Matthew Gray Gubler, Criminal Minds

Matthew Gray Gubler on mountain top in a tuxedo with a helicopter

Photography by Christopher Ross

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Joe Mantegna, Criminal Minds

Joe Mantegna in a turtleneck

Photography by Cliff Lipson

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Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary

Jonny Lee Miller relaxing on some pillows

Photography by Mark Mann

Zeeko Zaki, FBI

Zeeko Zaki in leather trenchcoat

Photography by Dario Calmese

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Alex O'Loughlin, Hawaii Five-0

Alex O'Loughlin in a wheat field

Photography by Nino Muñoz

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Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0

Scott Caan in black tee

Photography by Emily Shur

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Alan Cumming, Instinct

Alan Cumming in a wool longcoat on a stone rooftop

Photography by Mark Mann.

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Thomas Sadoski, Life in Pieces

Thomas Sadoski with a dog on a rustic deck

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Lucas Till, MacGyver

Lucas Till of MacGyver looks stoically at the camera

Photography by Kurt Iswarienko.


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Erich Bergen, Madam Secretary

Erich Bergen sings mightily on stage

Photography by Mark Doyle.

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Jay Hernandez, Magnum P.I.

Jay Hernandez of Magnum P.I. wears an orange jacket and sunglasses

Photography by Derek Blanks.

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Brian Dietzen, NCIS

Brian Dietzen of NCIS on a european-style sidewalk

Photography by Ian Derry.

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Sean Murray, NCIS

Sean Murray of NCIS stands in front of a fireplace

Photography by Tom Corbett.

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Wilmer Valderrama, NCIS

Wilmer Valderrama with a yellow flower lei

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

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Chris O'Donnell, NCIS: Los Angeles

Chris O'Donnell on a rocky beach

Photography by David Needleman.

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LL COOL J, NCIS: Los Angeles

LL COOL J wears a white suit poolside

Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

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Eric Christian Olsen, NCIS: Los Angeles

Eric Christian Olsen wearing a vest and resting his arms on a wiffle bat

Photography by Adam Secore.

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Scott Bakula, NCIS: New Orleans

Scott Bakula of NCIS: New Orleans wearing suspenders

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas.

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Rocky Carroll, NCIS

Rocky Carroll stands backstage

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Mark Harmon, NCIS

Mark Harmon of NCIS

Photography by Art Streiber.

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Kenny Johnson, S.W.A.T.

Kenny Johnson in a SWAT locker room

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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David Boreanaz, SEAL Team

David Boreanaz of SEAL Team poses next to a mirror

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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Cedric The Entertainer, The Neighborhood

Cedric The Entertainer stretches out in a classic auto

Photography by Peggy Sirota.

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Ethan Peck, Star Trek: Discovery

Ethan Peck of Star Trek Discovery poses in a tight Izod shirt

Photography by Matthias Clamer.

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Paul Wesley, Tell Me A Story

Paul Wesley of Tell Me A Story wears a tuxedo and enjoys red wine

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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James Wolk, Tell Me A Story

James Wolk of Tell Me A Story lounges with a martini

Photography by Andy Marx.

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Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race poses on a beach

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Matt LeBlanc, Man With A Plan

Matt LeBlanc against a rainy window

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

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The doctor says... no snow!


Brian Dietzen (a.k.a. Dr. Jimmy Palmer) was born in Barrington, Illinois on Monday, November 14, 1977. Though Barrington was bereft of snow that Christmas, Dietzen can take consolation: He soon moved to Colorado, the powder capitol of the lower 48.

A flurry-free Christmas Carroll!

Black and white photo of Rocky Carroll wearing alinen suit.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Rocky Carroll, who plays NCIS Director Leon Vance, was born on a balmy Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 8, 1963. The high was 36 and the low was in the teens on Christmas Day, but no snow fell.

Beach baby: Wilmer Valderrema hails from Miami

Wilmer Valderrama in a printshirt on a beach in Hawaii.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Long before taking on the role of charismatic undercover agent Nick Torres, Wilmer Valderrama greeted the world in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, January 30, 1980.

Hey, who needs snow for Christmas when you can have sun, sand, and highs in the upper 60s?

"Snow" more calls! We have a winner! Sean Murray!

Sean Murray in a tuxedo.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

Congratulations to Sean Murray (aka Special Agent Timothy McGee)! Out of all these NCIS stars, he was the only one who had a dusting of snow for his first Christmas, which he celebrated in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1977.

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Some guys have all the luck... like NCIS' Sean Murray!

Sean Murray surrounded by money and poker chips in black outfit

Photography by Tom Corbett

NCIS fan favorite Sean Murray is one lucky star! Watch! captured Special Agent Timothy McGee at Las Vegas' grand and glitzy The Venetian in this high roller adventure for our exclusive NCIS issue (July/August 2017).



We'd bet on Sean Murray any day! Check out these glam photos—including exclusive bonus images—plus fun interview tidbits with the handsome leading man.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Humble nature

Sean Murray in gold jacket and red button down in front of Las Vegas skyline

Photography by Tom Corbett

Fun fact: Loyal viewers won't be surprised to hear that Sean Murray has his character Timothy McGee's Boy Scout virtues.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Family man

Sean Murray in black outfit inside of the O of a red LOVE sign

Photography by Tom Corbett

He's been married since 2005 and has two kids, daughter Caitlyn and son River.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Story time

Sean Murray in black evening wear

Photography by Tom Corbett

Off set, Sean Murray plays the role of fun father to perfection, including adorably reading a children's book for Watch! Magazine.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Beginner's luck

Sean Murray at a craps table with three women

Photography by Tom Corbett

Fun fact: Sean Murray's character Timothy McGee was originally an NCIS agent assigned to the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia. He first showed up in the seventh episode of NCIS and became a series regular the following season.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Teenage dreams

Sean Murray with two women

Photography by Tom Corbett

While landing the role of Timothy McGee on NCIS was a big break for Sean Murray, he wasn't new to the business—he has been acting professionally since 1991.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Seasoned actor

Sean Murray in black outfit with two women in blue

Photography by Tom Corbett

His television credits include a starring role in the series The Random Years and a supporting role in Harts of the West on CBS.



He has also made guest appearances on numerous TV shows including JAG, Boston Public, and ER, and has appeared in feature films, including Hocus Pocus, This Boy's Life, and Too Romantic.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Follow your heart

Sean Murray in white outfit with two women in red outfits

Photography by Tom Corbett

Sean Murray has sage advice for young actors: "Hollywood is a tough business and repeat rejection is very much part of the process. Don't let it get you down and do what's best for you."



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Dream a little dream

Sean Murray by gold poles

Photography by Tom Corbett

"If you're having fun, and it's your dream, stick with it. If you can't hang in there, go find something else to do." —Sean Murray



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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Silly stars

Sean Murray on bed surrounded by money and poker chips

Photography by Tom Corbett

"Our gag reel every year is pretty dynamite. But we never let it get out there, because it can get rude." — Sean Murray



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Cliffhangers are cool

Sean Murray in black and white outfit standing by a fireplace

Photography by Tom Corbett

Fun fact: Sean Murray is a huge Twin Peaks and David Lynch fan.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Summer fun

Sean Murray in black and white photo with two women at a craps table

Photography by Tom Corbett

When NCIS is on summer hiatus, Sean Murray spends time with his family, either traveling or shuttling his busy kids to their recreational activities.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Character development

Sean Murray standing in front of a display that says LOVE

Photography by Tom Corbett

In McGee's future, Sean Murray would like to see him thrive and grow as a senior field agent, plus share more his personal side—particularly through his relationship with Delilah.



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Exclusive to CBS.com.



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Let's get personal

Sean Murray in a black and gold jacket with a women in a red outfit

Photography by Tom Corbett

"It's funny: There's something about McGee that invites everyone getting involved in his personal space and his business." —Sean Murray



Photography by Tom Corbett. Styling by Michael Nash. Originally published in Watch! Magazine, July/August 2017.



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