Exclusive: NCIS Rocks With Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres, onetime front man for the 1970s band Detective, will once again channel his inner real-life rock star for a TV role — this time on CBS’ NCIS.

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TVLine has learned exclusively that Des Barres has been tapped to play the colorful bloke we first told you about in Ask Ausiello — that of an aging has-been one-hit wonder from the late 1970s who lived hard, blew his earnings in the ’80s and has been skirting creditors ever since. The Brit musician-turned-actor is slated to appear in Season 10 Episode 3.

“This is a very fun episode and Michael Des Barres brings tremendous humor and idiosyncrasy to a character he knows oh-too-well,” NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg tells TVLine. “We really lucked out having him join us.”

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Des Barres’ previous acting credits include a recent episode of Suits, Bones (in “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle”), The WB’s My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Melrose Place and a recurring run as MacGyver menace Murdoc.

NCIS aka TV’s most-watched drama series premieres its new season on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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  1. Sharon says:

    I love n.c.i.s so much. When can we see season 10 in England please. We are desprate to see what happens to everybody. We want to make sure everybody is ok. Please tell us xxxx

  2. Mote4ever says:

    Who cares! If it isn’t about Tiva it’s a waist of my time. This old man is going to take time away from the only characters who matter. Tiva! Tiva!Tiva!Tiva! Get rid of Duckie and Abby and Vance and Palmer. Make old Man Gibbs retire and McGee can go to geek ville. The show is Tiva and every 1 knows it!

  3. Marissa says:

    This is great news! Michael is a top rate actor (remember him from MacGyver?) who can play a variety of roles with panache and style. He has some great acting chops and I can’t wait to see him interact with the tea,.

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing Michael in this role….can’t wait to see this episode…..he’ll be rockin’ it for sure! :-)

  5. Keren says:

    Murdoc from MacGyver!!!

  6. Marc says:

    Scum of the Earth!! :)