Brian Dietzen recently had a reason to celebrate with his fans when he announced that the beloved police procedural drama, NCIS, has held up to its title as the best scripted show. most watched on TV.
The CBS series recently aired its 20th season finale, and an impressive 9.86 million viewers tuned in to watch the action unfold.
NCIS star Brian Dietzen shares a sweet Jimmy/Jess scene as he reveals some exciting news
Brian has played Dr. Jimmy Palmer on NCIS for many years. He joined the supporting cast in 2004 and became a series regular in 2012 – so it’s safe to say he’s an important part of the NCIS family. But when the actor is not busy filming dramatic scenes for the movie, one can see him at home with his family IRL.
The 45-year-old usually keeps his personal life unnoticed, but occasionally talks about life with his wife Kelly and their two children, a boy and a girl. Here’s what the NCIS star had to say about her loved ones.
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© Instagram Brian Dietzen and his wife Kelly
Brian has been married to Kelly Dietzen since 2004 and although the actor mostly shares photos of his work on social media, he occasionally gives fans a peek into his personal life on Instagram.
In November 2022, the proud father who lives with his family in Los Angeles shared a photo of the touching gift he received from his children. Posting a picture of some personalized golf clubs, he wrote: “Thanks to my guy @anthony.taranto for decorating some awesome new Callaway clubs for me. Names for us. Music notes for my daughter and the Overwatch logo for my son!”
© Instagram Brian married his wife Kelly in 2004
He added: “These bad boys are pretty awesome. (Love the stopping ability of the new tracks!) Also, if you get a chance to play @koolinagolf, play it.”
Earlier that year, Brian had the opportunity to pay tribute to Kelly to mark Mother’s Day. Actor Jimmy Palmer shared a photo of the radiant mother-of-two looking relaxed and happy in a baseball cap with a stunning view behind her.
Brian wrote in the caption: “Happy Mother’s Day to all of you. Today our family honors this woman right here. You are the best, Kel. Our kids are so lucky. when you’re a mom. Hope you all have a great Sunday.”
© Getty Images Brian plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer
Meanwhile, also away from his career, Brian had health problems in 2020 when he suffered a major stroke while at home alone. Fortunately, the actor was able to use his smartwatch to call his wife before being taken to the hospital.
The actor recounted that ordeal to Outsiders and revealed that the Apple Watch “saved his life” because he was able to call Kelly using the Siri function. “Apple Watch saved my life. I was lying on the bathroom floor, vomiting, and I pulled out my phone and said, ‘Oh – I can’t use my fingers.’ And so I said, ‘Hey Siri, call Kelly,’ then I called my wife and I said, ‘I need help.'”
Fortunately, the father-of-two has recovered and is able to return to work. Fearing for his health also encouraged him to write more. He added to The Outsider, “I realized there was no reason why I couldn’t tell really great and branching stories and keep doing what I love in the field, and be surrounded by people who have supported me, people I support and love.”
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