Donald Bellisario Was A Real Life Marine

Bellisario, the creator of the show, served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant – this helps out in the series as all the Marine Corps inside knowledge and methodology comes from someone’s real life experience.

Bellisario Is On The Most Wanted Wall

On the NCIS ‘Most Wanted’ wall, creator Donald Bellisario was actually featured as one of the targets the team were after!