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Tobias Fornell
Tobias Fornell
Gender: Male   Male
Portrayed by: Joe Spano
 First Appearance
  ●   NCIS: Yankee White (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   NCIS: n/a- recurring character.
List of Appearances

Tobias C. Fornell or "T.C. Fornell" is a former FBI Special Agent (now PI) who occasionally collaborates with the NCIS Major Case Response Team and who is also good friends with the team's leader, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

In addition, Fornell would work alongside the NCIS team if a case crosses over into the jurisdiction of the FBI.

Biography

Pre-Series

Much of Fornell's past is unknown but at some point, he met and married Diane Sterling with the two having a daughter named Emily Fornell.

Unfortunately, the two later divorced, parting on bitter terms.

At some point, Fornell also joined the FBI and rose up through the ranks from being a Junior Agent to Senior Agent and then finally, a Special Agent. In Season 15, he becomes a private investigator after being removed from the FBI.

NCIS Season 1

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: New Orleans Season 1

NCIS Season 13

Personality

Appearance

Abilities

Interrogation

Trivia

  • In the Season 1 premiere episode, "Yankee White", William Baer was heard calling Fornell "Tom" which hinted that it was "Tom Fornell" although the NCIS writers presumably later changed it to "Tobias" to avoid confusion between Fornell and Thomas Morrow who was NCIS Director at the time.
  • At forty episodes, Fornell is the longest-running recurring character associated with the main NCIS series itself to have appeared in various episodes across NCIS Seasons 1 to 15. In addition to this, Fornell is also the only recurring character to appear in every season of the main NCIS series.

Appearances

For a more detailed list, see Tobias Fornell/List of Appearances.

NCIS
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Season 1 X - X - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - X N/A 4
Season 2 - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - X N/A 3
Season 3 - X - - - - - X X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 3
Season 4 - X - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - X - - X N/A 4
Season 5 - - - X - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - N/A 2
Season 6 - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - 2
Season 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - X - - - - N/A 2
Season 8 - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X - - - - - N/A 2
Season 9 - - - - - - X - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - N/A 2
Season 10 X - - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X N/A 3
Season 11 X X - - - - - - - X - - - X - - - X X - - - - - N/A 6
Season 12 - - - - - - - - - - - X - - X - - - - - - - - - N/A 2
Season 13 - - - - - - - - - X - - - - X - - - - - X X X X N/A 6
Season 14 X - X - - - - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 3
Season 15 - - - - - - X - - - - - - X X - - - - - - X - - N/A 4
Season 16 - - - X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - N/A 1
Total 49