Owen Granger was one of the Assistant Directors of NCIS who is also assigned to the Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles.
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Owen Granger first appears in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 episode The Watchers (episode), where he is introduced as one of the Assistant Directors of NCIS.
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Granger was revealed to be suffering from cancer (which he presumably got due to exposure to Agent Orange while in Laos prior to Hetty arranging for his rescue at an unknown point in the past).
Granger was gravely injured during the Office of Special Projects' hunt for the mole after he was stabbed by men working for the mole. He was dying from cancer and ended up in the Hospital so after the mole was revealed, Granger left the hospital having some "unfinished business" to go to, leaving Henrietta Lange a goodbye note (this was added in to explain Granger's absence due to his actor, Miguel Fererra's death by the time the episode aired).
Although he doesn't appear in person during the episode "Battle Scars" itself, he did appear in the "previously on NCIS Los Angeles" portion prior to the main story, and was also frequently alluded to, namely in regards to his disappearance/presumed death, as well as Hetty, Charles Langstrom, former JAG Admiral A.J. Chegwidden, and retired admiral Sterling Bridges' earlier mission into Southeast Asia during the immediate aftermath of the Vietnam War to rescue operatives with non-official covers (with Granger being revealed to have been one of the operatives who needed to be extracted). It is also heavily implied that the entire unit may have been exposed to the effects of Agent Orange as well during this mission, as it was revealed that Langstrom was suffering from an illness that was attributed to Agent Orange.
He was also mentioned in "Golden Days" relating to his death and past, where Langstrom relayed a story to G. Callen about how they were trying to interrogate a soldier who refused to talk, yet Granger (whom he called "Obi-Wan") proceeded to claw back from the driver's seat and sang "The Show Must Go On!" which scared the soldier into confessing to everything he knew, which caused everyone to laugh even as it headed into a river. In addition, the unit at the end of the episode resolved to honor Granger's memory by using the Gold Bars to both fight crime and aid veterans during the likely remaining days they had left.
- With the death of Miguel Ferrer in January 2017, Assistant Director Granger resigned/retired from NCIS off-screen and left town.