List of NCIS: New Orleans characters

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NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series, executive produced by Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon. The series features an extensive regular cast, including Scott Bakula as Dwayne Cassius Pride, Lucas Black as Christopher LaSalle, Zoe McLellan as Meredith Brody and Vanessa Ferlito as Tammy Gregorio. Recurring actors, including Shanley Caswell as Laurel Pride, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, and Derek Webster as Raymond Isler, appear intermittently.

Overview[edit]

Character Portrayed by Occupation Seasons
1 2 3 4 5
Dwayne Cassius Pride Scott Bakula NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Main
Christopher LaSalle Lucas Black NCIS Special Agent Main
Meredith Brody Zoe McLellan NCIS Special Agent Main N/A
Sebastian Lund Rob Kerkovich NCIS Forensic Agent Main
Loretta Wade CCH Pounder Chief Medical Examiner Main
Patton Plame Daryl "Chill" Mitchell NCIS Computer Specialist Recurring Main
Sonja Percy Shalita Grant NCIS Special Agent Recurring Main N/A
Tammy Gregorio Vanessa Ferlito former FBI Special Agent
NCIS Special Agent
N/A Main
Hannah Khoury Necar Zadegan NCIS Special Agent N/A Main

Main cast and characters[edit]

Dwayne Cassius Pride[edit]

Dwayne Cassius Pride
NCIS: New Orleans character
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Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula)
First appearance "Crescent City" (NCIS)
March 25, 2014
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Scott Bakula
Information
Full name Dwayne Cassius Pride
Nickname(s) King
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
Title Special Agent-in-Charge, NCIS Southeast Field Office
Family Cassius Pride (father)
Unnamed mother
Spouse(s) Linda Pride (ex-wife)
Significant other(s) CDR Rita Devereaux, JAGC, USNR
Children Laurel Pride (daughter)

Dwayne Cassius "King" Pride (Scott Bakula) is a New Orleans native and former Jefferson Parish deputy sheriff. He is also a long-time friend of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the main character of NCIS; both were part of a group of NIS agents known as the "Fed Five" who gained fame for apprehending Spencer Hanlon, aka "The Privileged Killer". [For years, the Privileged Killer was erroneously believed to be Victor Lourde, who had been framed by a member of the "Fed Five," Dan MacClain. When MacClain is murdered, the teams discover his frame-up and the reason for it. Their investigation leads them to the Hanlon father and son.] He was initially assigned to the United States Marine Corps Support Facility in Algiers, Louisiana.[1] He and his now-estranged wife Linda used to live in the Lower Garden District. His daughter, Laurel, is a music major at Louisiana State University. In "Chasing Ghosts" and "Le Carnivale de la Mort", it is revealed that Pride's father, Cassius (Stacy Keach), is incarcerated in the Gretna Correctional Facility. As of the beginning of season two, Dwayne and Linda officially divorced. With the money Dwayne got from selling their home he paid for Dr. Wade's assistant Danny's college, Laurel's college, a place for his father (if he makes parole), as well as buying a fixer-upper bar, TruTone.[2][3] Pride has the second highest arrest record in the history of Jefferson Parish's Sheriffs Office.[4] In season three, Pride personally recruits Agent Gregorio to his team.

In season 5, SSA Pride, still recovering from gunshot wounds sustained in "Checkmate", accepts a promotion to Special Agent-in-Charge of the NCIS Southeast Field Office, which has an area of responsibility that spans across the states of Georgia and Florida down to the Caribbean and into Central and South America.

Christopher LaSalle[edit]

Christopher LaSalle
NCIS: New Orleans character
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Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black)
First appearance "Crescent City" (NCIS)
March 25, 2014
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Lucas Black
Information
Full name Christopher LaSalle
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
New Orleans Police Department (formerly)
Title Senior Special Agent, NCIS New Orleans Field Office
Family Beau LaSalle (father, deceased)
Rose LaSalle (stepmother)
Cade LaSalle (older brother)
Unnamed sister
Significant other(s) Savannah Kelly (girlfriend, deceased)

Christopher LaSalle (Lucas Black) is a senior NCIS Special Agent. He is also a native of Alabama. LaSalle was first a detective out of the New Orleans Police Department's Fifth District at the time of Hurricane Katrina[1] and then spent seven years on the NOPD vice squad.[4] He attended the University of Alabama, graduating magna cum laude with a 3.7 GPA. While in college he played the school mascot Big Al. He lives in the French Quarter.[3] He has an older brother Cade[5] who has bipolar disorder[6] and an unnamed sister. He has received multiple commendations for his work at the New Orleans children's hospital.[4] During the first season, he begins a romantic relationship with his high school sweetheart Savannah, though she is later murdered. After this, LaSalle begins sleeping with numerous women, leaving the team concerned for his well-being. In season 3, LaSalle believes he has fathered a child, though the child is later revealed not to be his.

In "Ties That Bind", LaSalle's father Beau passed away; he made Chris, with whom he had a contentious if not estranged relationship, executor of his estate and his successor at LaSalle Enterprises.[7]

Meredith Brody[edit]

Meredith Brody
NCIS: New Orleans character
First appearance "Crescent City" (NCIS)
March 25, 2014
Last appearance "Sleeping with the Enemy" (NCIS: New Orleans)
May 17, 2016
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Zoe McLellan
Information
Full name Meredith Brody
Nickname(s) Merry
Occupation Federal agent (resigned)
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Title Field Agent, NCIS New Orleans Field Office (resigned)
Family Olivia Brody (mother)
Emily Ann Brody (twin sister, deceased)
Significant other(s) James Lathom (ex-fiancée)

Meredith Brody (Zoe McLellan) is a senior NCIS Special Agent. During NCIS season eleven, she transferred to Pride's team from the Chicago field office. She has a background in interrogation and claims to have a black belt in aikido. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and had a twin sister, Emily Ann Brody, who was murdered.[8][9] Brody was the youngest Special Agent in the history of NCIS Midwest.[4] During the second season, Brody is alerted to the real circumstances behind her sister's death, and working with Sebastian, she arrests the killer. At the end of season two, Brody begins a relationship with a Homeland Security Agent named Russo, who is revealed to be corrupt. Though Brody kills Russo, she resigns from NCIS after beginning to doubt her own abilities. Her resignation leads to an FBI investigation into the team, who are later cleared of all corruption charges at the behest of her replacement, Gregorio.

Sebastian Lund[edit]

Sebastian Lund
NCIS: New Orleans character
First appearance "Musician Heal Thyself" (NCIS: New Orleans)
September 23, 2014
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Rob Kerkovich
Information
Full name Sebastian Lund
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office
Title Probationary Special Agent/Forensics Agent, NCIS New Orleans Field Office
Family Sylvia Lund (mother)

Sebastian Lund (Rob Kerkovich) is originally a Jefferson Parish forensic specialist, and Dr. Wade's lab assistant, though he later attends FLETC and joins Pride's team as a Forensics Agent. Sebastian is a hardened conspiracy theorist, and is somewhat socially awkward. In season one, it is revealed that he is in a relationship with a woman named Melissa. In season two, Sebastian helps Meredith Brody uncover the conspiracy surrounding her sister's death. Though the team initially resents Sebastian for enabling Brody, he is later proved to be correct. In 2015, it is revealed that he has been working with Loretta for five years. In season three, he becomes the fifth member of Pride's team after graduating from FLETC. Pride, similarly, contacted Director Vance to note how worried he was about Sebastian's abilities in the field, but also added that he believed he deserved a chance to prove himself.

Loretta Wade[edit]

Loretta Wade
NCIS: New Orleans character
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Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder)
First appearance "Crescent City" (NCIS)
March 25, 2014
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by CCH Pounder
Information
Full name Loretta Wade
Occupation Medical examiner
Affiliation Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Title Coroner of Jefferson Parish
Children Danny Malloy (foster son)
CJ Malloy (foster son)

Loretta Wade (CCH Pounder) is the Coroner of Jefferson Parish. Wade's office is contracted by NCIS for autopsies and forensics. She is a graduate of Harvard University and moved down to New Orleans after completing medical school. In season one, Loretta begins to foster two children who are involved in an NCIS case. Pride later starts a college fund for the children. Loretta is also Brody's landlord during her tenure at NCIS. In season three, Loretta is hurt by Sebastian's decision to leave the coroner's office, though she later comes to accept his decision.

In "Second Line", it is mentioned that Loretta has more than once been asked to join the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office or even run for the position of Orleans Parish Coroner.

Sonja Percy[edit]

Sonja Percy
NCIS: New Orleans character
First appearance "More Now" (NCIS: New Orleans #1.17)
March 10, 2015
Last appearance "High Stakes" (NCIS: New Orleans #4.19)
April 3, 2018
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Shalita Grant
Information
Full name Sonja Percy
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Title Special Agent, NCIS New Orleans Field Office

Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) is a NCIS Special Agent and former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent. While an ATF agent, Percy helped Pride and the team on their pursuit for Baitfish. At the end of the season one finale "My City", she noted a desire to join Pride's team, a transfer that took place before season two. Despite working as an NCIS Special Agent, Sonja continues to participate in undercover operations for outside agencies, most recently the DEA. In season two, Pride tells Sonja that he will not support her if her secrecy begins to put Chris and Meredith at risk, suggesting she is somewhat expendable and that he will not hesitate to remove her from his team if the operation she's part of endangers the team in any way. In season three, it is revealed that LaSalle was initially unsure of Percy's addition to the team; similarly, Percy is hesitant of Gregorio's arrival, though they come to respect each other. During season two, Percy and LaSalle begin a flirtation, and Gregorio initially believes they are in a relationship.

Halfway through season 4, Percy resigns from NCIS to accept a position at the FBI.

Patton Plame[edit]

Patton Plame
NCIS: New Orleans character
First appearance "The Recruits" (NCIS: New Orleans)
October 14, 2014
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Daryl "Chill" Mitchell
Information
Full name Patton Plame
Nickname(s) Triple P
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Title Investigative Computer Specialist, NCIS New Orleans Field Office

Patton Plame (Daryl "Chill" Mitchell) is an NCIS investigative computer specialist. According to Brody, he was previously employed by United States Cyber Command. LaSalle refers to Plame as a "hacker" despite Patton insisting that he is an investigative computer specialist who is "too legit to quit".

Tammy Gregorio[edit]

Tammy Gregorio
NCIS: New Orleans character
First appearance "Aftershocks" (NCIS: New Orleans)
September 20, 2016
Created by Gary Glasberg
Portrayed by Vanessa Ferlito
Information
Full name Tammy Gregorio
Occupation Federal agent
Affiliation Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title Special Agent, NCIS New Orleans Field Office
Spouse(s) Ethan McKinley (ex-husband)
Significant other(s) Hannah Lee (ex-girlfriend)
Eva Azarova (romantic interest)

Tammy Gregorio (Vanessa Ferlito) is a Washington FBI Special Agent who first appears as an investigator on a task force assigned to investigate Pride and his team. Brody's unexpected departure increases the attention placed upon the team, and soon Gregorio is seconded to undertake a more thorough investigation. Following the completion of this, Pride requests that she stays on, replacing Brody on a semi-permanent basis. After she was dismissed from the FBI, Gregorio officially joins NCIS and is now on Pride's team; with her former boss - Deputy Director Isler - lobbying for her approval.

Gregorio's ex-husband Ethan McKinley disappeared after embezzling $80 million in Katrina relief funds.[10] However, in season 3 episode "Overdrive", it was revealed that she had a relationship with Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah Lee, making her the first main LGBT character in the franchise (though a recurring gay character, Ned Dorneget, had been previously introduced in the main series). When her ex-husband returns in episode 18, "Slay the Dragon", she tells him that she is a lesbian.

In season 3 episode 14 "Pandora's Box (Part II)" Gregorio reveals that she is a lawyer by profession, and joined the FBI after graduating from law school.

Recurring cast and characters[edit]

Laurel Pride[edit]

Laurel Pride (Shanley Caswell) is Pride's daughter who is currently a music major at Louisiana State University. Like her father, she plays piano, and is expected to graduate with Honors. Despite having an affectionate relationship with her father, she feels he is too nice to her boyfriends, and as such notes a desire for him to stop developing "bromances" with them. In season one, her boyfriend Orion is injured in an explosion meant to kill Pride. In season two, she is attacked whilst jogging, though the man suffers cardiac arrest and dies. She is taken hostage shortly after, but is able to disarm her female attacker long enough for Sonja Percy to shoot the attacker dead.

Rita Deveraux[edit]

Rita Deveraux (Chelsea Field) is a New Orleans Assistant District Attorney and a Reserve Commander in the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General Corps. She is a longtime friend, and occasional love interest, of Dwayne Pride. Field is Scott Bakula's off-screen wife.

Raymond Isler[edit]

Raymond Isler (Derek Webster) is the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI National Security Branch and Agent Tammy Gregorio's direct superior. In this capacity, he leads a Department of Justice investigation into Pride's New Orleans team following the resignation of Agent Brody and the death of Agent Russo. Though Isler initially appears stand-offish with Pride, the two cooperate on numerous occasions in order to halt the activities of the cartel. Isler later fires Gregorio for disobeying a direct order, though he lobbies the Department of Justice to install her on Pride's team.

After the takedown of Javier Garcia (Julian Acosta), EAD Isler was promoted to Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, when it is revealed that a member of his team was a double agent for the Russians, Isler was demoted to Special Agent.

Sasha Broussard[edit]

Sasha Broussard (Callie Thorne) is a former member of the New Orleans Broussard crime syndicate, though she claims she is trying to disassociate herself from her family. After she gains the trust of Pride, the team discover she has been assisting Baitfish in his quest to control the entirety of NOLA's criminal enterprises. She is arrested and presumably convicted of her crimes.

Douglas Hamilton[edit]

Douglas Hamilton (Steven Weber) first appeared as the New Orleans city councilman of District C. Though he shares a mutual dislike with Dwayne Pride, the two often reconcile their differences in the pursuit of safeguarding New Orleans. In season two, Hamilton ran for the office of the Mayor of New Orleans and was elected after the other candidate was arrested for funneling drugs into Hamilton's district. He and Pride are later taken hostage after Hamilton is implicated in a cold homicide case, though he is later exonerated, and the real killer is arrested. In season three, a computer hacker leaks Hamilton's sex-tape and emails to the media, jeopardizing his future as a public servant. He was arrested by Pride and removed from office at the end of season three on Clearwater case.

Paul Jenks[edit]

Paul Jenks (John Livingston) is a former member of the Broussard Syndicate and Confidential Informant for Dwayne Pride, known as Baitfish. During season one, he teams up with Sasha Broussard to take over the criminal underground of New Orleans left by the downfall of the Syndicate, and is responsible for multiple murders. He is later arrested by Pride's team, but not before assassinating Savannah Kelly. In "How Much Pain Can You Take?", Jenks tells the team that there's a huge storm coming and is killed seconds later after being shot in the head by an unknown sniper who is later revealed to be Jim Messier, Captain with the New Orleans Police Department.

Karen Izzo[edit]

Karen Izzo (Sharon Conley) is an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to investigate Pride's team during NCIS: New Orleans's third season.

Savannah Kelly[edit]

Savannah Kelly (Gillian Alexy) is a long-time love interest of LaSalle, and his "childhood sweetheart". The two reunite after she is revealed to be his brother's therapist, and she and Chris later embark on a romantic relationship. She is murdered by Baitfish in "How Much Pain Can You Take?". Chris takes her death particularly hard, and begins drinking more and seeking affection from multiple women, much to dismay of the team.

Naomi Parsons[edit]

Agent Naomi Parsons (Kate Beahan) is an Australian ADFIS Agent seconded to New Orleans, and a romantic interest for Dwayne Pride.

Jim Messier[edit]

Jim Messier (Dylan Walsh) is a Captain with the New Orleans Police Department. In "My City", it is revealed that he was seduced by Sasha Broussard into becoming a mole, which led to his assassinating Baitfish, once he was captured by Special Agent Pride and his team. Pride and LaSalle eventually discover a badly beaten Messier at an abandoned motel area with Pride and LaSalle managing to get Messier to safety before the bomb goes off. After being placed into custody, Messier is presumably convicted of his crimes, stripped of his rank as Captain and jailed.

Cade LaSalle[edit]

Cade LaSalle (Clayne Crawford) is LaSalle's brother who suffers from bi-polar disorder.

Danny Malloy[edit]

Danny Malloy (Christopher Meyer) is Loretta's elder foster son and C.J.'s older brother. In Season 3, Danny enlisted in the United States Navy rather than go to college, causing some friction between him and Loretta - and also between Loretta and Pride, who refused to talk Danny out of enlisting.

C. J. Malloy[edit]

C.J. Malloy (Dani Dare) is Loretta's younger foster son and Danny's younger brother.

Cassius Pride[edit]

Cassius Pride (Stacy Keach) is Pride's incarcerated father.

Zahra Taylor[edit]

Zahra Taylor (Amanda Warren) is the Mayor of New Orleans since season 4 onward. Previously the Interim Mayor after Mayor Hamilton's arrest, she was elected on a special election against conservative Vernon Butler. Her campaign was assisted by Wade and presumably the entire NCIS team. He was targeted for death during the election, and later in the season finale.

Crossover cast and characters[edit]

Abigail Borin[edit]

Diane Neal reprises the role of Abby Borin, who originated on NCIS.

Abigail Borin (Diane Neal) is a CGIS Special Agent in Charge based out of the capital. Borin first works with Pride's team when she is tasked with interrogating a smuggler whose crimes took place within Coast Guard jurisdiction. She later investigates a double homicide on-board a research vessel, during which she notes she has been temporarily assigned Agent Afloat status. Borin reunites with Pride to investigate the poisoning of a Naval Commander, and in "Rock-a-Bye Baby", the kidnapping of a young child. Borin expresses a desire to join Pride's team, though she had similarly inquired about the possibility of working with Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Pride's friend who is stationed in Washington D.C.

Leon Vance[edit]

Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) is the Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, based out of Washington. Though he has little physical interaction with the New Orleans team, he often communicates with them via secure satellite conference. He regards Pride and his agents as one of NCIS' most valuable assets (though he has previously praised both Gibbs' NCIS team, and Callen's Los Angeles team in the same manner). In season two, Vance orders a specialist unit to shadow Pride, who is in fear for his life.

Others[edit]

Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon)

"Breaking Brig", "Sister City: Part II", "Pandora's Box: Part II", "See You Soon"

Gibbs is a Supervisory Special Agent assigned to NCIS's Major Case Response Team. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly)

"Carrier"

DiNozzo is a Senior Special Agent who was assigned to NCIS's Major Case Response Team. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

Timothy McGee (Sean Murray)

"Pandora's Box: Part II"

McGee is a Senior Special Agent assigned to NCIS's Major Case Response Team. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

Eleanor Bishop (Emily Wickersham)

"Sister City: Part II"

Bishop is a Special Agent assigned to NCIS's Major Case Response Team. She is a crossover character from NCIS.

Nicholas Torres (Wilmer Valderrama)

"Pandora's Box: Part II"

Torres is a Special Agent assigned to NCIS's Major Case Response Team. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette)

"Carrier", "Sister City: Part II"

Abby is a forensic specialist assigned to NCIS Headquarters. She is a crossover character from NCIS.

Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum)

"Musician, Heal Thyself", "Sister City: Part II"

Ducky is a medical examiner assigned to NCIS Headquarters. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

Sarah Porter (Leslie Hope)

"Touched by the Sun"

Porter is the United States Secretary of the Navy. She is a crossover character from NCIS.

Carol Wilson (Meredith Eaton)

"Carrier"

Carol works for the CDC. She is a crossover character from NCIS.

Tobias C. Fornell (Joe Spano)

"It Happened Last Night"

Fornell is a Senior FBI Special Agent. He is a crossover character from NCIS.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Love Hurts", Season 1 Episode 8
  6. ^ "Stolen Valor", Season 1 Episode 10
  7. ^ "Ties That Bind", Season 4 Episode 11
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