NCIS: Origins Adds Patrick Fischler as Boss of Pendleton Office

Patrick Fischler has been tapped to head up the NIS office on CBS’ upcoming NCIS: Origins prequel series.

As first reported by our sister site Deadline, Fischler will fill the recurring role of Special Agent in Charge Cliff Walker, who oversees the agency’s fledgling Pendleton office.

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Fischler’s myriad previous TV credits include Mad Men, Once Upon a Time, Happy!, Impeachment: American Crime Story and Barry.

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Also new to Origins is Julian Black Antelope (Tribal) in the recurring role of Chief Medical Examiner Kai Blackrock.

Ordered to series in January, NCIS: Origins is set in the early ’90s and follows a young Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Austin Stowell) as a new agent at the NCIS Camp Pendleton office. The show will chronicle Gibbs’ early career as he forges his own path on a team led by NCIS legend Mike Franks (SIX‘s Kyle Schmid).

Besides Stowell and Schmid, series regulars include Mariel Molino (Promised Land) as Special Agent Lala Domingue, Diany Rodriguez (The Blacklist) as Special Agent Vera Strickland (a role originated by Nip/Tuck‘s Roma Maffia in the Season 11 NCIS installment “Under the Radar”), and Tyla Abercrumbie (The Chi) as Field Operation Support Officer Mary Jo Sullivan, a “mama bear” who has wryly dubbed herself “HSIC” — Head Secretary in Charge.

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Other recurring players, like Fischler and Antelope, include Robert Taylor (Longmire) as Gibbs’ dad, Jackson; Daniel Bellomy (Power Book II: Ghost) as “probie” Special Agent Granville “Granny” Dawson, and Caleb Martin Foote (Made for Love) as Special Agent Benjamin “Randy” Randolf.

Onetime NCIS front man Mark Harmon will not appear in the series, but he will serve as its narrator as well as executive producer. His son, Sean Harmon, who has played Young Gibbs in NCIS flashbacks and came up with the idea for the prequel series, will also serve as an EP, alongside co-showrunners Gina Lucita Monreal and David J. North.

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