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Mark Harmon Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Mark Harmon
Birth Place:
Burbank, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • The son of Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon, he quarterbacked the UCLA Bruins during the 1972 and '73 seasons and received the National Collegiate Football Foundation Award for All Around Excellence
  • Worked briefly as a salesman for a tennis-shoe company and as a carpenter
  • Got an early acting break when Jack Webb offered him a part on Adam-12 after first suggesting that the long-haired, mustachioed Harmon adopt a more clean-cut appearance
  • Is the brother of actress Kristin Nelson, who is the mother of actress Tracy Nelson and of twins Gunnar and Matthew of the singing duo Nelson
  • Was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 1996
  • Saved the lives of two teens in 1996, using a sledgehammer to break into a burning car in which the victims were trapped

Awards

  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated