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


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

Brian Dietzen in a baby blue suit and overcoat walking through the streets of Kensington 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

Wilmer Valderrama fully dressed n a pool of water with his head just above the water

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

Emily Wickersham is in a white and colorfully floral dress has her hand on her neck as she sits in a field of tall dry grass

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

A black and white image of Mark Hamon sitting to the far left with his chin on his fist

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

Sean Murray in a black outfit laying down on a bed surrounded by poker chips and money

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

Wilmer Valderrama smiling in a black tank top and white swim trunks sailing on the ocean

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

In a library there is Brian Dietzen on a couch with a book in his lap and a drink in hand and another Brian Dietzen across the room with his foot on the coffee table and a book in hand

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

Emily Wickersham in a plunging purple dress as she stands in front of vines of purple Bougainvilleas

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

A black and white photo of Rocky Carroll staring off to the left into the distance

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

Sean Murray in a suit standing inside of the O of a large three dimensional display that spells out 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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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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Photography by Christopher Ross.

The NCIS cast has become like a second family to millions of fans worldwide. Averaging over a 11 million viewers a week in more than 200 territories, CBS' number one show has become a global phenomenon. Now in its 17th season and celebrating 400 episodes this spring, NCIS currently holds the title "the most watched drama series in the world"—basically making it the biggest show on earth.

Watch! has captured stunning portraits of some of your favorite, fabulous NCIS cast members, like Brian Dietzen (pictured above), Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Wilmer Valderrama, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum.

To whet your appetite before the new episodes air, scroll through to see these stars in ways you've never seen them before!

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Happy hour with Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama stand in a linen shirt and shorts in a tropical setting.

We'll have what Special Agent Nicholas "Nick" Torres having.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Wilmer Valderrama is Hawaiian magic

Wilmer Valderrama wearing a blue linen shirt with a tropical string of flowers around his neck

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama takes in the beautiful Kahala Hotel & Resort.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Sean Murray is haute to trot

Sean Murray  wears a white tuxedo as he leans against a roaring fireplace.

NCIS star Sean Murray is ready for a night out on the town.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

Brian Dietzen is double trouble

Multiple Brian Dietzens are in this composite picture.

NCIS star Brian Dietzen nails these two roles: dapper gent and devilish sidekick.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham is a glam goddess

Emily Wickersham lounges on a couch wearing a feathery black dress.

NCIS star Emily Wickersham lounges in luxury.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Rocky Carroll is a charming fellow

Black and white image of Rocky Carroll wearing a suit and leaning against a wall.

NCIS star Rocky Carroll looks cinematic and chic in black and white.

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Lost in Mark Harmon's bright eyes

Actor Mark Harmon wears a loose blue shirt while gazing at the camera.

Handsome NCIS star Mark Harmon looks picture perfect.

Photography by Art Streiber.

Emily Wickersham makes a grand entrance

Emily Wickersham wearing undergarments burst playfully into the room.

Here comes NCIS star Emily Wickersham!

Photography by Christopher Ross.

David McCallum is one dashing dude

David McCallum wears a dark suit with a burgundy bow tie.

NCIS star David McCallum cleans up nice.

Photography by Art Streiber.

Brian Dietzen has a gorgeous grin

Brian Dietzen wears a suit and smiles past the camera.

Fortune smiles upon us when Dr. Jimmy Palmer comes to visit.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Rocky Carroll plays it cool

Rocky Carroll wears a lavender sweater and reclines in a wicker cahir.

Where can we get that cool confidence, NCIS Director Leon Vance?

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

Emily Wickersham is a natural beauty

Emily Wickersham wears black lace dress and a floral patterned dress in these two forest photos.

A simply stunning Sonoma backdrop and an equally beautiful Emily Wickersham.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

A picture of Mark Harmon worth a thousand words

Mark Harmon wears a black shirt and stares into the camera.

NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs only needs a look to explain it all.

Photography by Art Streiber.

Brian Dietzen is two times charming

Actor Brian Dietzen appears twice in this composite image of him in a fancy apartment.

NCIS star Brian Dietzen delivers twice the nice in this cool composite photo.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Emily Wickersham is the belle of the ball

Emily Wickersham wears a  blue floor length evening gown.

Special Agent Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop takes our breath away.

Photography by Ian Derry.

Emily Wickersham is ready for her close-up

Black and white image of Emily Wickersham sitting in a field of tall grass.

The camera loves NCIS beauty Emily Wickersham.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Wilmer Valderrama is casual and cool

Wilmer Valderrama wears a green bomber jacket and relaxes in a leather wingback chair.

The handsome NCIS star has effortless style.

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

Sean Murray makes a statement.

Sean Murray wears a tuxedo in front of a large Love art installation.

We can't help falling in love with NCIS.

Photography by Tom Corbett.

NCIS returns on Tuesday, March 10 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.

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