James Palmer

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Jimmy Palmer
Gender: Male   Male
Status: Alive
Portrayed by: Brian Dietzen
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Split Decision (episode)
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: n/a- recurring character.
List of Appearances

Dr. James "Jimmy" Palmer is the current assistant to NCIS Chief Medical Examiner Donald Mallard and also a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Originally a temporary replacement for Ducky's original Medical Examiner Assistant, Gerald Jackson who had temporary left NCIS to recover from his own experiences with terrorist Ari Haswari, Palmer subsequently became the permanent replacement after Jackson resigned from NCIS for good with Palmer holding the role to this day.



NCIS Season 1

Palmer made his debut appearance in the Season 1 episode, "Split Decision".

NCIS Season 2

NCIS Season 3

NCIS Season 4

NCIS Season 5

NCIS Season 6

NCIS Season 7

NCIS Season 8

NCIS Season 9

NCIS Season 10

NCIS Season 11

NCIS Season 12

NCIS Season 13



Jimmy is a lean man of average height with dark brown hair and brown eyes in his mid thirties.


As the Assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS, Jimmy is often tasked with helping Ducky perform numerous autopsies on the many bodies that NCIS often get to determine if the deaths were natural or as a result of murder.

Relationships with NCIS Colleagues

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo

Michelle Lee

Abigail "Abby" Sciuto

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

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