Famous Faces on JAG

Jay Leno

Jay Leno played himself, doing monologue jokes regarding the case Harm was investigating in the pilot episode.

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Andrea Jackson

Andrea Jackson, who herself is a news correspondent, played a White House Correspondent in the pilot episode.

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Gail Strickland

Gail Strickland played the U.S. Ambassador to Peru in the first season episode 'War Cries'.

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John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp played Gunnery Sergeant Granger in the season one episode 'War Cries' and Colonel Marcus Sutter in the season nine episode 'What if'.

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Oliver North

Oliver North played himself, appearing in the season one episodes 'Desert Son' and 'Hemlock' and the season eight episode 'Ready or Not'.

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Bree Walker

Bree Walker played herself, a news anchor, in the season one episode 'Deja Vu'.

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Chuck DeCaro

Chuck DeCaro is a former CNN Special Assignments correspondent. He played himself in the season one episode 'Scimitar'; in season nine, he is credited as the 'second male correspondent' in the episode 'Fighting Words'. Also in season nine, he served as a technical advisor for the episode 'Retrial'.

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Dan Lauria

Dan Lauria has played two different characters on JAG. In season one episode 'Survivors', he played a Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD. And in the season nine episodes 'Secret Agent Man', 'The One That Got Away', 'Touchdown', and 'Back in the Saddle', Lauria played Harm's CIA boss Allen Blaisdell.

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Dee Wallace Stone

Dee Wallace Stone played Congresswoman Adele DeLong in the season two episode 'Crossing the Line'.

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Larry Manetti

Larry Manetti, a long-time Don Bellisario player, made his JAG debut in the season two episode 'Ghost Ship'. In season five, he was in the Christmas episode 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'. And in season nine, he was in 'What if'.

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Rex Smith

Rex Smith is probably most famous for his run, first as a pop artist, and then in Broadway productions. He starred as Sergeant Max Frankl in the season three episode 'The Court-Martial of Sandra Gilbert'.

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Montel Williams

Most famous as a talk show host, Montel Williams has appeared in three episodes as Lieutenant Curtis Rivers: season three's 'Above and Beyond', season four's 'Rivers' Run', and season five's 'Real Deal SEAL'.

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Gary Collins

Probably most recognized as a professional host, Gary Collins played Mr. Lowell, the top billed lawyer of Lowell, Hansen & Lowne, in the season three episode 'Impact', offering Mac a job that took her away from JAG.

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Randolf Mantooth

One of Randolf Mantooth's most famous roles was as paramedic/fire fighter Johnny Gage in the 70s hit show Emergency!. In season three, he played Marine Colonel Ron Barrett in the episode 'Impact'.

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Michael Storm

Michael Storm has played Dr. Larry Wolek on the daytime drama 'One Life to Live' since 1968. On JAG he played Admiral Elgin in the season three episodes 'Impact' and 'Tiger, Tiger'.

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Trisha Yearwood

Country music star Trisha Yearwood played Lieutenant Commander Teresa Coulter, a coroner and forensic pathologist serving in the Navy Reserves. The episodes she starred in are 'The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse' (Season 3), 'Nobody's Child' (Season 4), 'Shakedown' (Season 4), 'Body Talk' (Season 5), 'Past Tense' (Season 6), and 'In Country' (Season 7).

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Ernest Borgnine

Most famous for his stint in McHale's Navy, Ernest Borgine returns to the Navy as a retired Navy demolitions expert in the season three episode 'Yesterday's Heroes'.

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Barbara Carrera

Barbara Carrera plays Admiral Chegwidden's beautiful Italian ex-wife Marcella Paretti in the season four episode 'Going After Francesca'.

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Joe Lando

After his long-term stint in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Joe Lando played Mac's estranged husband, Chris Ragle, in two season four episodes, 'Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington' and 'People v. Mac'.

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John Schneider

John Schneider is probably most famous for his role as Bo Duke in 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. He appeared in the season four episode 'Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington' as Sergeant Clyde Morrison.

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William R. Moses

William R. Moses has starred in two episodes of JAG. The first was as Agent Paul Candella in the season four episode 'Webb of Lies'; in the season eight episode 'Need to Know', he played Commander Dorning, the skipper of a submarine lost during the Cold War.

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Conchata Ferrell

Conchata Ferrell plays Mac's estranged mother Deanne MacKenzie in the season four episode 'Second Sight'.

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Laurence Lau

Daytime drama fans will recognize Lau from his stints on 'All My Children' or 'Another World'. On JAG, Lau portrayed Dr. Lawrence Gettis, the doctor Bud blamed for the death of Baby Sarah, in three season six episodes: 'Legacy, Part 1', 'The Princess and the Petty Officer', and 'Family Secrets'.

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Gloria Allred

As Mac prosecutes a case given TV coverage, Gloria Allred appears as herself, commentating on the case.

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Johnnie Cochran

As Mac prosecutes a case given TV coverage, Johnnie Cochran appears as himself, commentating on the case.

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Mary Hart

As herself, Mary Hart, Entertainment Tonight's host, she covers the case Mac is prosecuting.

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Craig Kilborn

As Mac prosecutes a case given TV coverage, Craig Kilborn appears as himself, commenting on Mac.

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Rudy Boesch

Rudy Boesch of Survivor fame plays himself in season six episode 'The Princess and the Petty Officer'.

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Gerald McRaney

Gerald McRaney, of Simon & Simon fame, played a Marine Sergeant Major Jarvis Krohn in two season six episodes 'Miracles' and 'Salvation'.

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Dean Stockwell

Best known for his long and expansive career. Mr. Stockwell started acting as a small child and has had a long and successful career. He took over as JAG's new Secretary of the Navy, Edward Sheffield, in the season eight episode 'Critical Condition'. He appeared in ten additional episodes: 'Dangerous Game' (season eight), 'Need to Know' (season eight), 'Friendly Fire' (season eight), 'Fortunate Son' (season eight), 'Second Acts' (season eight), 'The Boast' (season nine), 'People v. SECNAV' (season nine), 'Fighting Words' (season nine), 'Retrial' (season ten), and 'Whole New Ball Game' (season ten).

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Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod became a household name with his stint on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'; he later played Captain Stubing on 'The Love Boat'. In the season eight episode 'Standard of Conduct', he played a shyster lawyer.

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Mark Harmon

Nominated multiple times for a Golden Globe Award and a couple of Emmys, Mark Harmon is currently the star of NCIS - a spinoff of JAG. The season eight episodes 'Ice Queen' and 'Meltdown' were the JAG episodes that launched NCIS.

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David McCallum

David McCallum has also been nominated for a couple of Emmys and a Golden Globe for his time in the 60s TV show, 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E'. He, too is a staple on NCIS, starring in the season eight episodes 'Ice Queen' and 'Meltdown'.

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Jameson Parker

Jameson Parker is primarily famous for his role in the 80s hit show Simon & Simon. In season nine, he joined the show as Deputy Director Kershaw of the CIA.

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Barry Zito

2002 Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito played a baseball playing Petty Officer Crawford in the season nine episode 'The Boast'.

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Erica Gimpel

Erica Gimpel is probably most remembered for her stint as dancer Coco Hernandez in the 80s hit show Fame. In the season nine episodes 'A Merry Little Christmas' and 'What If' she plays lounge singer Varese Chestnut, who eventually becomes Sturgis's girl friend.

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Mel Harris

Mel Harris of 'thirtysomething' fame, played General Cresswell's wife, Dora, in the season ten episodes 'Straits of Malacca' and 'Death at the Mosque'.

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Gladys Knight

Of Pips fame, Gladys Knight played blues singer Etta in the season ten episode 'Unknown Soldier'.

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