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The NCIS
Character You
Didn't Realize
Was The Show
Creator's Son
By JIM ROWLEY
Diehard "NCIS" fans are no doubt familiar with the name Donald P. Bellisario. “NCIS” fans would also know that two of his children play significant roles in the long-running series but little do they know that he also has another son who played a smaller role in Season 3.
Donald Bellisario's son, Michael, played Charles "Chip" Sterling, the unwanted lab assistant to fans' favorite oddball lab technician, Abby Scuito. He's a straight-laced forensic expert whose personality completely clashes with Abby's and the rest of the team.
Michael Bellisario appeared in four episodes during "NCIS" Season 3, which aired in 2005: "The Voyeur's Web," "Honor Code," "Under Covers," and "Frame-Up." His story arc comes to an end in "Frame-Up," the episode about DiNozzo being framed for the murder of a young woman whose body is discovered on a Marine Corps base.