NCIS Cast Taye Diggs

NCIS Episode 300 Casts Taye Diggs in Pivotal, Musical Role

NCIS has enlisted Broadway vet Taye Diggs for a pivotal, musical role in the series’ 300th episode.

In the landmark hour of TV’s most watched drama (airing March 15), Diggs will play Marine Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Davis, a Special Ops sniper who suffered traumatic injuries and PTSS after an ambush attack in Iraq. For the past six months, Davis has been at Walter Reed Medical Center, facing a slow but effective rehab that includes a cutting-edge music therapy program.

Once a free spirit and a gifted musician, Davis has spiraled into a shell of his former self When Gibbs (Mark Harmon) attempts to reach the wounded warrior, needing as he does an account of the aforementioned ambush to solve a murder.

Of the casting, NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg said in a statement, “For our 300th episode we needed a guest actor who could proudly portray one of our nation’s wounded warriors as well as participate in a very touching musical performance. This emotionally charged role is tailor-made for Taye Diggs and we are so thrilled and honored to have him join us.”

Well known for his Private Practice run (if not the woefully underappreciated Day Break), Diggs’ recent TV credits include a lead role on TNT’s Murder in the First (which has been renewed for a third season), Rosewood, The Good Wife and New Girl.

NCIS resumes Season 13 this Tuesday at 8/7c.

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  1. Dean says:

    Don’t you mean PTSD?

  2. Jared Munson says:

    He was also in the underrated Kevin Hill on UPN

  3. as524 says:

    Gibbs Gibbs Gibbs Gibb Gibbs.

    Did GG forget that there are other cast members in this show outside of Harmon? The last 3 seasons have been all about Gibbs & it’s as annoying as when the show was nothing more than Days of Our ziva

    • Really? says:

      Speak for yourself. They have been using and showing all of the other team members this season–McGee, Tony, Abby, Ducky and Bishop have all had episodes revolving around them. Gibbs is the head of the team, why shouldn’t he head an investigation of a murder? It’s been that way since the show started. I guess some people just enjoy whining about things to be unpleasant. SMDH

      • as524 says:

        Actually they haven’t. Ducky has had eps revolving around him as have Bishop & Abby. Tony got a single ep so far which he had to share the main storyline with Gibbs & Taft (of course)

        Give that thisfinal season the under utilization of a *core* character & over utilization of Harmon/Gibbs is beyond what we used to get duringthe DPB era & even OTT what we got from Brennan during his ziva-crush period

    • Andrew Hass says:

      Gibbs is the main character of NCIS.Plus in the past Tony has had episodes showcasing him

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    I just learned that The Price is Right is giving away a special Showcase prize for NCIS’ 300th episode.

  5. Pat says:

    Wish Day Break would have lasted a little longer. He was great in that.

  6. Ru says:

    Finally! I’ve missed them!!

  7. Znachki says:

    Any time Taye Diggs is on my TV, I am happy.

  8. diana says:

    How about Paget Brewster. She would really take on the bad guys no holding back

  9. mike says:

    As long as Gibbs doesn’t break out in showtunes and jazz hands im good.

  10. Rebecca Vaudreuil says:

    Greetings, Mr. Mitovich. I am the music therapist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. I am curious as to how you heard about our “cutting-edge” music therapy program and if indeed GySgt Davis interfaced with music therapy during his time at Walter Reed.

    Thank you, sir!

  11. Jane says:

    I am so disappointed that Michael Weatherly will not be back. He makes the show work! It’s my absolute favorite tv show. It was bad enough when Ziva left…now Tony? These new characters had better be good. I’d hate to give up this show!

  12. just watched 300th episode. kudos! got one question – since when are they requiring corpses to walk themselves to autopsy? haven’t seen dirty soles like that since HIATUS when Gibbs was entering MRI. good to see Gibbs back in bed; does he need some company?

  13. Danita says:

    Who is the actress portraying the dr at Walter reed in ncis 300th episode?

  14. Cindy Young says:

    Taye digs should take over the Role of the much loved Michael Weatherly(Tony).he would be a good fit for NCIS

  15. Jerry Bauer says:

    What an emotional & beautiful ending having Mr. Digs sing as the recovering sniper. I didn’t realize Taye could sing like that. Kudos to him & the producers for this episode. Thx.

  16. Paul Schwartz says:

    Denozo will need child protection care
    Any guesses. Who he. Is going. To call