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Rocky Carroll

A classically-trained actor with a deeply-rooted seed in theatre, Rocky Carroll has solidified his career in cinema, stage and television with varied and impressive performances.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Roscoe Carroll, he attended the prestigious School for Creative and Performing Arts, graduating in 1981 at age 18.
Pursuing an interest to expand his knowledge in acting, he went on to attend The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis.
For his efforts he earned a BFA. Finally he decided to move to New York to test his acting mettle and started out doing Shakespeare.
He graduated to television work after proving himself on the stage, appearing in such series as Chicago Hope (1994), Law & Order (1990), The Game (2006), Boston Legal (2004) and The West Wing (1999).
It could be said that his most notable and perhaps breakthrough role, however, came when he was cast as Assisant Director Leon Vance on NCIS (2003).
It was a role that reunited him with his "Chicago Hope" cast mate Mark Harmon.
His character Vance would later be promoted to Director of NCIS after the death of Director Jenny Shepard, played by Lauren Holly.
In 2009, he appeared in a spin-off of the series, NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), joining the process of establishing the Los Angeles-based NCIS office.

Known For


Cast Credits

NCIS: The Cases They Can't Forget (2017)
Starring as Narrator (12 episodes)
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Guest starring as Director Leon Vance (3 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Rocky Carroll (2 episodes)
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009)
Guest starring as Director Leon Vance (10 episodes)
  • Episode 6x03: Praesidium (Oct 13, 2014) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 3x01: Lange, H. (Sep 20, 2011) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 2x24: Familia (May 17, 2011) [Special Guest Star]
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The Game (2006)
Guest starring as Kenny (3 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as James
Boston Legal (2004)
Guest starring as Assistant D.A. John Shubert
NCIS (2003)
Starring as Director Leon Vance (280 episodes)
Guest starring as Director Leon Vance (3 episodes)
The Agency (2001)
Starring as Carl Reese (44 episodes)
Welcome to New York (2000)
Starring as Adrian Spencer
The West Wing (1999)
Guest starring as Corey Sykes
Family Law (1999)
Guest starring as U.S. Attorney Skidmore (2 episodes)
Gargoyles (1994)
Guest starring as Talon
  • Episode 2x31: Kingdom (Feb 5, 1996)
Fantastic Four (1994)
Guest starring as Triton (2 episodes)
Chicago Hope (1994)
Starring as Dr. Keith Wilkes (3 episodes)
Roc (1991)
Starring as Joey Emerson

Crew Credits

Magnum P.I. (2018)
Episode crew as Director
NCIS (2003)
Episode crew as Director (19 episodes)
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