Gary Glasberg

Gary Glasberg was a prolific American television writer and producer, best known for his work on the highly popular series “NCIS” and its spin-off, “NCIS: New Orleans”. Here are some key aspects of his career and contributions:

  1. Early Career: Glasberg started his career in the entertainment industry writing comic books and animation scripts. His early work included writing for animated shows like “Rugrats” and “Duckman”.
  2. Transition to Television: He eventually transitioned to writing for live-action television. Glasberg wrote for various shows throughout the 1990s and 2000s, including “The Evidence”, “The Mentalist”, and “Bones”.
  3. “NCIS”: Glasberg’s most notable work began when he joined the writing team of “NCIS” in 2009. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the showrunner and executive producer. Under his leadership, “NCIS” became one of the most-watched television shows in the United States and gained a dedicated international fanbase.
  4. Creation of “NCIS: New Orleans”: Glasberg was instrumental in creating the spin-off series “NCIS: New Orleans”, which premiered in 2014. He served as an executive producer and showrunner for this series as well.
  5. Writing Style and Legacy: Glasberg was known for his ability to blend procedural elements with character-driven storytelling. He had a knack for creating engaging and relatable characters, which helped make his shows successful. His work on “NCIS” in particular had a significant impact on the landscape of network television crime dramas.
  6. Personal Life and Death: Outside of his professional life, Glasberg was known to be a family man, deeply committed to his wife and children. His unexpected death in September 2016, at the age of 50, shocked and saddened the television community. The episodes of “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” that aired after his death included tributes to his memory.

Glasberg’s legacy in the television industry is marked by his contributions to some of the most popular and enduring TV series of his time. His work continues to be appreciated by audiences around the world.