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NCIS Just Wasted A Fan-Favorite Star Trek Actor

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Tim Russ has appeared in three episodes across multiple “NCIS” shows. His first time was during Season 3’s “Jeopardy.” During the episode, Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) is accused of murder after a suspect dies in her custody. But while the team commences investigating the death, more bodies connected to Ziva begin to pile up around them. Later, NCIS Director Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly) is kidnapped. Russ plays Jerry Kemper, who works security at a car rental service connected to a high-end hotel where Shepard has been staying; he’s there when Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) finds the body of another person in the director’s trunk.

Russ appears in “Ties that Bind,” from Season 4 of “NCIS: New Orleans.” He plays Felix Hill, the proprietor of a jazz club called Delilah’s, where Dwayne Pride’s (Scott Bakula) mother performed when he was a child. Memories complicate Pride’s investigation of Hill and his daughter, who are tangled up in the death of a petty officer in the Navy, as well as in the local drug trade. It’s the meatiest role Russ has been given in the “NCIS” universe so far. Hopefully, his next time on will be as complex as his time on “New Orleans.”