Leonard Rish
D     E     C     E     A     S     E     D
Gender: Male   Male
Died: September 2003, Air Force One.
Status: Deceased- shot dead by NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Portrayed by: Robert Bagnell
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Yankee White (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Yankee White (episode).
List of Appearances

Leonard Rish was a reporter and also a terrorist as well as a member of al-Qaeda.



NCIS Season 1Edit


  • Commander Ray Trapp- (poisoned his uniform with venom from a Coastal Taipan, causing Trapp to suffer both a fatal heart attack and stroke, resulting in his death).
  • Major Timothy Kerry- (suffered the same fate as Trapp).
  • Stan, Rish's cameraman- (poisoned).
  • George W. Bush- (attempted to get into his quarters to kill the President but Major Carl Pritchard stopped him).
  • Leroy Jethro Gibbs- (attempted, failed).


  • Rish holds the distinction of being the first ever villain of the entire NCIS solo series and also the first ever criminal of the NCIS main series to have died in a shootout between himself and an NCIS Special Agent.