If you watch action crime dramas on television then you should recognize the "NCIS Los Angeles" cast members. In this show's storyline NCIS's Service's Office of Special Projects works together with Los Angeles detectives to work on hard-to-solve cases. NCIS usually goes undercover to crack open an underground terrorist or crime ring. The show is full of foot chases, car chases and shoot-outs. Here a list of the cast.

  1. Special Agent G. Callen played by Chris O'Donnell. Agent Callen was shot on the show in a drive-by shooting which propelled him into undercover work. Chris is by far the bonafide movie star on the "NCIS Los Angeles" cast. He co-starred in "Batman and Robin" as Robin. He co-starred with Al Pacino in "Scent of a Woman" for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.

  2. Special Agent Sam Hanna played by LL Cool J. Agent Hanna, once a Navy Seal, is partnered with agent Callen. The show centers around these two agents. LL Cool J is the only "NCIS Los Angeles" cast member who is a recording artist. He's a rapper with a dozen studio albums under his belt. LL Cool J stands for "Ladies Love Cool James." His birth name is James Todd Smith.

  3. Special Agent Kensi Blye played by Daniela Ruah. Agent Blye loves the adrenalin rush of being an undercover agent. Daniela played in various Portuguese television series, short films, and theater work until she moved to New York in 2007 to further her acting career.

  4. Eric Beal played by Barrett Foa. Eric is the tech operator that stays in office to keep agent up to date on pertinent information. Barrett is the only "NCIS Los Angeles" cast member to have recurring roles in three other shows: "The Closer," "Entourage" and "Numb3rs."

  5. Nate Getz played by Peter Cambor. Nate is the in house operational psychologist that not only profiles criminals but also makes sure the undercover agents stay mentally sound. Peter had a role in "Notes from the Underbelly" series before he joined the 'NCIS Los Angeles" cast. 

  6. Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange played by Linda Hunt. Hetty is the Operations Manager oversees the agents, assigns operations and keeps a strict eye on expenditures. Linda is by far the most accomplished actor of the "NCIS Los Angeles" cast. She won an Oscar for playing the role of a man in the movie "Living Dangerously." She's won eight prestigious awards overall.

-Cynthia Gulley