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NCIS: Bruce McGill to Guest-Star as Decorated Vietnam War Veteran

Rizzoli & Isles alum Bruce McGill has been enlisted to guest-star on CBS’ NCIS in an episode that will highlight an organization that assists war veterans, TVLIne has learned exclusively.

“We are pleased that Bruce McGill will be playing decorated Vietnam War veteran Henry Rogers,” showrunners George Schenck and Frank Cardea say in a statement. “We have been huge fans of his going all the way back to his breakout performance as D-Day in the unforgettable comedy classic Animal House.”

In the Tuesday, March 28 episode of CBS’ most-watched drama, McGill’s Henry Rogers visits D.C. as a guest of the Honor Flight Network, a nonprofit that transports veterans to the nation’s capital, free of charge, to visit the World War II, Korea and Vietnam memorials. He will share scenes with, among others, Mark Harmon’s Gibbs, whose quiet yet authoritative demeanor impresses the war vet.

In addition to his run as RizzIsles‘ Korsak, McGill’s recent-ish TV credits include episodes of Blue Bloods and The Good Wife, plus voice work on Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show. Reaching farther back, as readers have reminded, he played Jack Dalton on TV’s original MacGyver.

CBS’ NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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22 Comments
  1. msstargate says:

    My favorite episode of Miami Vice had Bruce as the guest star. Love him.

  2. Otis says:

    He played a recurring character on the original MacGyver series.

  3. Kim R says:

    He also did the voice work in some Trump ad’s during the campaign as well. :)

  4. Collette says:

    To me he’s always Sheriff Farley from My Cousin Vinnie. Love him.

  5. Cat says:

    YAY! Love to see Bruce on NCIS!

  6. Deborah says:

    You forgot his role as God in the series finale of Quantum Leap. I still cry every time I see that episode.

  7. MMD says:

    Love him. A great character actor.

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  9. Andrea says:

    Yippee! Love Bruce McGill!

  10. Song4Ten says:

    ….and if I remember correctly, he was in the series finale of Quantum Leap… Love Bruce McGill and I’m so glad NCIS is focusing on this wonderful organization. My 91-yr-old grandfather is a WWII veteran and will have the opportunity to travel to see the memorial this May because of Kansas Honor Flight.

  11. Linda Doto says:

    He was also on Blue Bloods. Good seeing him again. Miss that TV show.

  12. Linda Soto says:

    He was on Blue Bloods. Miss that TV Show.

  13. TrumptyDumpty says:

    I had 5 deferments during the Viet Nam War, because of my tiny sausage fingers!

  14. jksaprice says:

    I think Bruce is such a great actor. I have seen him on Home Improvement, and alot of other shows. I am glad that NCIS has him for an episode. He also was great on Rizzoli.

  15. TDXI says:

    No doubt the episode will again be spoilt by Torres and the pointless English guy whose silly accents and bad acting just put you off.

  16. JK Homan says:

    Bruce McGill did a fabulous job playing a Vietnam Vet on NCIS (3/28/2017). Every show is great, but this NCIS was #1!!