Leon Vance
Gender: Male   Male
Portrayed by: Rocky Carroll
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Internal Affairs (episode).
  ●   NCIS: LA: Identity (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: n/a- main character.
  ●   NCIS: LA: n/a- recurring character.
List of Appearances

Leon James Vance (born July 9, 1963) is the Director of NCIS.



NCIS Season 5

Vance made his debut appearance in the Season 5 episode, "Internal Affairs".

NCIS Season 6

NCIS Season 7

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1

Vance made his debut appearance in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiere episode, "Identity" where he had a conference call with the Office of Special Projects team in Los Angeles with Vance informing them of the murder of Naval Commander Frank McGuire and that it was of interest to NCIS due to the fact that McGuire had detailed knowledge of the Mexican drug cartels and information about Operation Dakota, a operation targeting the drug cartels.

NCIS Season 8

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 2

NCIS Season 9

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3

NCIS Season 10

NCIS Season 11

NCIS Season 12

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6

NCIS: New Orleans Season 1

NCIS Season 13

NCIS: New Orleans Season 2





Leroy Jethro Gibbs


  • Vance is the longest serving NCIS Director in the series, having been in the position of Director for over seven years. He is also said to have served as Director longer both his predecessors: former Directors Thomas Morrow and Jennifer Shepard. In addition, Vance is also the first ever African American NCIS Director to have appeared in the main NCIS series, NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS: New Orleans.

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