In the NCIS: Los Angeles episode “Liabilities,” the team tries to track down a spy who has an arsenal of bomb materials like what was used in Oklahoma City. To stop the spy from attacking Los Angeles, Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) pull Granger’s daughter, former North Korean spy Jennifer Kim (guest star Malese Jow) out from witness protection to help them.
The assistant director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Owen Granger, is portrayed by Miguel Jose Ferrer. The 61-year-old actor died on January 19, 2017, after a battle with throat cancer. The writers of NCIS: Los Angeles decided not to kill the Granger character and instead wrote him off the show. In the March 5 episode, Hetty (Linda Hunt) goes to visit Granger in the hospital (he was stabbed during the mole hunt storyline). But when she arrives, he’s gone from his hospital bed. The nurses tell Hetty he pulled out his IV and left. Granger left Hetty a note saying he had some “unfinished business to take care of.” NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 9pm on CBS.
Familial facts: Miguel Ferrer’s Puerto Rican-born father Jose Ferrer won the Best Actor Academy Award in 1951 in the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. His mother was singer Rosemary Clooney, also known for her role as Betty in White Christmas. (Fellow actor George Clooney is a cousin.)