Exclusive: NCIS Rocks With Michael Des Barres

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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.

Comments (18)

  • 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

    Comment by Sharon – August 8, 2012 07:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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!

    Comment by Mote4ever – August 8, 2012 07:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who cares? I care! MDB is a great actor and he’s been fantastic in previous roles. he’s also a great musician! For many of us, the show is much more than one or two characters.

      Comment by Marissa – August 8, 2012 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh good grief. We know you are trolling and trying to start something between the Tiva supporters and the antis.

      Surely, you have something better to do. I hope people are smart enough to see through your little tactics and ignore you!

      Comment by Jennifer – August 8, 2012 08:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh god, I hope you’re being facetious.

      As for this news, MURDOC! Love him.

      Comment by me – August 8, 2012 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Murder is in the air
        Under the temple of
        Death awaits
        On the final

        Needless to say, I didn’t grow up watching cartoons. ;o)

        Comment by Kim – October 3, 2012 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • LOL, so now we also have Antis in disguise? Congratulations! Can you be any more obvious than this -.-

      Comment by Gaara – August 8, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Doubtful. Just one of the outliers. There are whackjobs in every group. Given the username, this one is one of the creepy ones who ship the actors, too. That’s a line that should never be crossed. Very disrespectful, not to mention invasive.

        Comment by tejas (@tejasjulia) – August 8, 2012 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who or what the heck ia a “TIVA” ? There are no cast members or guest stars by the name of “TIVA” In fact there has never been a “TIVA” since NCIS started 9 Seasons ago. WOW !!! ????

      Comment by Douglas Andrews – August 18, 2012 05:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Tiva is a reference to the relationship between Tony and Ziva…Tiva! Just think Tomkat, Brangelina, etc.

        Comment by Salome Asherah Sophia – August 31, 2013 05:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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,.

    Comment by Marissa – August 8, 2012 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh I agree, I love how he always seems to play these over-the-top characters that would be absolutely ridiculous if played by anyone else–but he somehow makes it work!

      Comment by Salome Asherah Sophia – August 31, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m looking forward to seeing Michael in this role….can’t wait to see this episode…..he’ll be rockin’ it for sure! :-)

    Comment by Marla (@zoyaroses) – August 8, 2012 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Murdoc from MacGyver!!!

    Comment by Keren – August 8, 2012 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scum of the Earth!! :)

    Comment by Marc – August 9, 2012 09:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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