Sean Murray from NCIS Is Not Sick

by on February 26, 2011

in Entertainment

NCIS with Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon and Sean Murray

(L-R) Michael Weatherly, Mark Harmon and Sean Murray in NCIS

[Check out my 11/20/11 pictorial update at the bottom of this article!]

TV News: I just started watching my DVR’d episodes of NCIS starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perette and I noticed a rather gaunt Sean Murray who plays Special Agent Timothy McGee. I was concerned because if the camera puts ten pounds on you, he’s nearly non-existent! So I was worried about Sean Murray’s weight loss!

I decided to investigate using my internet forensic skills… OK, I used various terms in the Google search window. What I found out, was that, according the CBS people, Sean Murray is not ill. The official statement is that he’s been on a diet & exercise regime.

Updated: Sean Murray addressed the weight loss from his Twitter account (Gotta love the Twitter!), he said he lost 25 pounds via abstaining from alcohol, most sugar and eating organic food. OMG! No alcohol!? I’m doomed. He went on to address that if you look closely, you can watch his weight loss, via one pound at a time, over the course of season 7 of NCIS.

Wow, it’s working. Almost too well. He seems pretty gaunt, that’s for sure and it really seems like it’s beyond a normal diet plan. I have to wonder if he went vegetarian too. That could account for the quicker change that fans are noticing more than anything else. To turn vegetarian, you have to be pretty careful to maintain protein intake and other details. That’s if he did.

Sean Murray in NCIS

So that’s the deal that I can find for now on Sean Murray from NCIS.

(This could be considered a spoiler… as attested to by “:@,” or whatever he’s calling himself by.)

Speaking of NCIS, the premiere episode, titled “Spider and the Fly” was an impressive completion of the season seven cliffhanger they left us with. I was almost surprised how the team wrangled the Ambassador into shooting his own sister. Sweet, poetic justice! Just the way I like it served!

Updated: (Sean Murray’s Twitter account)

Update #2 (11/20/11) on Sean Murray’s Health:

It’s obvious from the many comments that have come in to this article, that Sean Murray has many, many fans who are very worried about him. Over the last year or so, fans have watched him as he’s lost weight, and now, with the most recent episodes of NCIS, it would seem that his voice, along with his weight, is changing. Getting raspier or less authoritative.

When he took to Twitter to mention his weight loss, it seemed innocent enough. But as fans weigh, in addition to the lack of any further press or information from the network or Sean Murray himself, I’m starting to wonder what really is up? I’d think that as fans go a little crazy being worried, that more info would be released publicly from someone.

Be it as it may, I thought I’d toss up a few images from NCIS from over the last few years for comparative purposes. For me, I’m not seeing any huge eye-opening differences between the images, but you can see there’s something up… especially in the neck region. But that difference to me, looks like a more defined set of neck muscles. check it out:

Sean Murray in 2009:

Sean Murray in NCIS fr 2009

Sean Murray in NCIS fr 2009

Sean Murray, 2010:

Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly in NCIS fr 2010

Sean Murray, 2011:

Sean Murray, Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo in NCIS fr 2011

Heck, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this pictorial diff before now!

Well, here’s hoping that all really is well. From what I’m seeing in the comment section, you guys are great fans and care an awful lot about him. And you are worried. You’re all awesome fans!

UPDATE 4/16/12: Here’s an interesting perspective… I took a break from NCIS for a while and when I came back, and I don’t have recent memories to compare Sean now to before, he sounds like any other slightly raspy-voiced actor. With no comparisons, he looks like any other thin person and doesn’t look horrible. That’s looking at him as he is now, not comparing to what what he was.

I think we should be patient and see what comes of this because so far, nothing has come of it except noticeable weight loss.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Monkham October 22, 2017 at 4:19 am

When people “drop” weight off their body either starving or taking appetite suppressors,you get exactly the look and sound of Sean Murray. He does not look healthy, I am shocked the producers don’t say something. He comes back from hiatus looking okay, then by Christmas the pallor of his skin is different and his voice is raspy. Those pills are dangerous, the toxicity builds up, not to mention what they do to the heart. Crazy, should quit if he feels he has to do all that to stay on a show. Won’t be around to enjoy the time with his family. Gary died at 50, life is too short to mess up your health for the sake of looking slim on camera.

Dom September 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Is he sick ?

Dom September 23, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Is he on drugs or sick ?

Barry fitzgerald September 2, 2017 at 4:12 am

Just noticed that Tim has what appears to be an enlarged thyroid when looking at the left side of his neck. Any medical minded people noticing this too?

Sylvia August 15, 2017 at 8:22 am

If Sean Murray is still on a diet please stop, you worry people and look too gaunt.
I also hope you’re not ill as you’re looking like a skeleton especially in the face.
Please can Tony and Ziva come back as the people who’ve come into play are not as good.
Thank you

Chakra Blake August 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm

Sheesh! Please give McGee a break. Sean Murray’s health is his private business.
But while I am here, let me take this opportunity to say I, too, miss DiNozzo and Ziva. I have tried to watch “Bull”, but I find the premise is disturbing—–that a person can only get justice if ten people with wild skills devote their energies into tricking the jury. Not to mention what that effort would cost.
Tony, Ziva, come back.

Brian Spaulding July 30, 2017 at 7:03 am

Yeah… Well the author here is obviously on crack (like Tim seems to be), or lsd since you’re hallucinating. In 2012 he didn’t look like “any other thin person” his fellow actors are THIN! And he looks worse than them. Smh. I only post now because it’s 2017 and he looks worse than ever, just horrid. Now I know I made the crack joke but in all honesty his weight loss, then stabilization and now further weight loss it looks like the actor who plays Tim had cancer, it went into remission and now it’s back. With a vengeance. Which would suck because while Tim is my least favorite person, we’ll he was, he’s the last of the team from the ziva years. Except for Gibbs, who is, in fact immortal. Irregardless, I hope he’s not sick. But at the same time I kind of do, because if hes not and he think he looks good then that’s just sad.

DONOVAN July 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

I am on the Keto “diet” and my voice sounds the same most of the time. I remembered his voice change and I thought I would look it up, and VOILA……

Debra Lowery July 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm

I remember when looked healthy, what happened?

Janice Sharp July 11, 2017 at 5:32 pm

I also think Sean Murray looks bad and needs to gain about 10lbs and he would look great!

mike Bullock June 30, 2017 at 9:04 pm

The mans skin is drooping off his face. If he is not sick, then he has a mental condition or a cocain\meth problem.

Gill June 5, 2017 at 7:17 am

Sean not sure what you’ve done to your teeth!
You look gaunt and not well it doesn’t suit you xxx

Brian McMahon, June 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

I hope Sean Murray is well and stays in the series.Losing Ziva and Tony is a great loss to ncis a shame I\’ll miss em!

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