• Gary Cole joined the cast of NCIS in 2021
  • The "Alden Parker" actor is actually in his 60s
  • This is what he looked like as a young star

Actor Gary Cole has been appearing in films and series for decades now. But he recently joined one of TV's top shows in NCIS.

Cole debuted on NCIS in 2021 after the exit of leading man Mark Harmon. He plays "Alden Parker," the ex-FBI agent and new head of NCIS.

NCIS star Gary Cole as a young '80s star

In his 60s, Gary Cole may be a bit older than you'd have guessed. But would you recognize the currently bearded and grey actor in younger days?

Cole has been acting since the early 1980s, and here's a shot of the star in one of his very first roles.

Gary Cole young in Fatal Vision

It's Gary Cole in the 1984 miniseries Fatal Vision. He was in his late 20s at the time.

Over the years, the actor also had memorable parts in Office Space, Dodgeball, and The Brady Bunch Movie, where he played none other than "Mike Brady."

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Cole has also appeared in tons of TV shows in recent years, before landing the gig to replace "Gibbs" on NCIS.

And Cole is quickly winning over fans as the new face of NCIS. See the video above for more!