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‘NCIS’ Recruits Adam Campbell as Young Ducky

A duckling is coming to NCIS — and no, DiNozzo isn’t adding to his pet collection.

If you’ve ever wondered what Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard was like during his younger days (possibly Illya Kuryakin?), now you’ll find out on this upcoming season of CBS’ hit Navy series.

Mixology’s Adam Campbell just scored the role of young Ducky, and he definitely seems to fit the part. In October, an episode will flashback to Ducky’s younger years — enter Campbell.

According to NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg, “When we saw Adam, all we could think of was a young David McCallum. We can’t wait to introduce him as young Ducky and watch what he brings to this unusual role.”

So, what will we learn about our favorite medical examiner? The flashbacks will feature Ducky’s past relationships, in addition to unveiling why he always wears that famous (and adored) bow tie.

Not only is Campbell known for being married to Glee alum and The Millers star Jayma Mays, but he’s also recognized for starring on Touch, 2 Broke Girls and Harper’s Island.

NCIS Season 12 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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