Sean Murray (AKA Timothy McGee)
Timothy "Tim" McGee is a fictional special agent from the NCIS television series by CBS Television, portrayed by Sean Murray. Special Agent Timothy McGee, or "Probie", as he is commonly referred to by Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, is part of Special Agent Gibbs' investigative team. He gained his field agent status when he was transferred to Washington from Norfolk and now serves as Gibbs' field computer consultant as well as working with Abby Sciuto in the forensics lab when necessary. McGee suggestively dated forensics specialist Abby Sciuto for a short period of time during season one, but it was kept at a casual level on Abby's request. The relationship ended late in the first season, with the characters remaining good friends. Since then, Abby has shown distinct signs of jealousy over the attention given to McGee by other female colleagues.
Education: Masters in Computer Forensics from MIT and BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
As the junior field agent of the team, McGee is often subject to ridicule from the likes of DiNozzo and David, and, to some extent, Gibbs. In one episode, when McGee was helping rewire Abby's hotbox, Gibbs walked in and called him "Special Agent Goodwrench".
McGee's relationship with DiNozzo is that of an older brother teasing his younger brother. Although they often fight with each other, there are several instances where it shows how much they care about each other. They have a very antagonistic relationship, but most view of it as that of brothers, much like the "sibling-rivalry" relationship that was between DiNozzo and Kate.
McGee has a younger sister named Sarah (played by Troian Bellisario), who is seen in the episodes "Red Cell and "Twisted Sister". The two seem to differ greatly in personality, but are very close to each other, as seen in the episode "Twisted Sister."
McGee had an extended relationship with forensics technician Abby Sciuto in season 1, but this ended later on. However, despite this, they are still very close and often tease each other about their previous relationship (Sexual jokes, suggestive comments, etc).
When in stressful or uncomfortable situations, as seen in the episode "Grace Period", while trying to deal with the death of a friend, McGee will retreat to Abby's forensics lab.
McGee has a passion for computers and enjoys playing games often relating to tactical warfare and covert infiltration. McGee uses a Logitech Y-SAE71-SK-2930 keyboard to carry out his everyday work. This is shown to be an interest shared by his sister Sarah, as seen in the episode "Red Cell", when she takes over his live war game as he leaves his apartment. In the episode "Broken Bird," his first computer was revealed to have been a Mac SE, followed by a PowerBook,"and then I switched to Windows."
In the episode "Twisted Sister", it is revealed that McGee writes mystery/crime books, specifically a published book titled "Deep Six" and was first known as a popular writer in the episode "Cover Story". It was kept a secret from the NCIS team for a long time even though he mentioned it to DiNozzo when they were on a stake out in the first season. Under his pseudonym "Thom E. Gemcity" (an anagram of 'Timothy McGee'), he has penned at least two novels as part of the Deep Six series, one published and one in progress. The title of the first book, Deep Six: The Continuing Adventures of L.J. Tibbs (whose name and character are based on Leroy Jethro Gibbs) suggests there have been previous novels, but these have yet to be named. The next of McGee's books to be released, and sequel to its predecessor is entitled Deep Six: Rock Hollow. In the episode "Cover Story", Rock Hollow becomes a center point in that the NCIS team are investigating two murders (both committed because their killer thought they had robbed a convenience store and killed the clerk, as it was written in the book), when McGee reveals everything that has taken place has been part of the book he is currently writing. It is then discovered that the story was stolen from the typewriter ribbon McGee threw out with the trash, and that Abby is the next victim. McGee realises the murderer is actually a fan of his from his local coffee shop, and quickly acts to save Abby's life.
McGee's writing has apparently given him enough fame to be recognised and feted as a minor celebrity and enjoy perks such as VIP clubbing, as seen in the episode "Friends and Lovers". McGee has ostensibly used the profits from his writing to purchase such things as a Porsche Boxster (as seen in the episode "Twisted Sister", and an Armani leather jacket, as seen in the episode "Dead Man Walking".
The characters in McGee's books are actually based on the NCIS team, with Leroy Jethro Gibbs as L.J. Tibbs, Anthony DiNozzo as Tommy, Ziva David as Lisa, Abby Sciuto as Amy Sutton, Jimmy Palmer as Pimmy Jalmer, and himself as McGregor. This displeases some of the NCIS team, and McGee is victim to constant torment from Ziva and DiNozzo for many episodes thereafter, but especially from DiNozzo. Palmer seems especially unhappy with his portrayal, which seems to include some acts of necrophilia and when he learned that his character Tibbs' love interest was also a Colonel, Gibbs felt surprised and perhaps a bit incensed of his private life being a part of McGee's books.
He was born in 1977.
He loves Online games.
He wanted a Beary Smyles for Christmas in 1989.
He is left-handed, as seen in the beginning of the episode "Cover Story".
He can speak Klingon (though is not fully fluent).
He has a fear of heights.
He gets seasick as seen in the episode "Bikini Wax".
He is allergic to poison ivy.
He owns a dog named Jethro, who is named after Leroy Jethro Gibbs, as seen in the episode "In the Zone".