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Hand-to-Hand is the nineteenth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. It also marks the first appearance of LAPD/NCIS liaison officer Detective Marty Deeks.


A Marine and an MMA fighter is found dead outside a nightclub and the team suspect that it might be a revenge-killing, forcing Sam to go undercover to find who is responsible.

Major EventsEdit

  • LAPD Detective Marty Deeks is introduced for the first time.
  • In the aftermath of the case, Deeks becomes the LAPD/NCIS Liaison Officer.


Series RegularsEdit

Actor/Actress Character Role
Chris O'Donnell G. Callen Special Agent
LL Cool J Sam Hanna Special Agent
Linda Hunt Henrietta Lange Operations Manager
Peter Cambor Nate Getz Operational Psychologist
Daniela Ruah Kensi Blye Special Agent
Barrett Foa Eric Beale Tech Operator

Other CastEdit

Character Actor Role
Jason Wyler Eric Christian Olsen A fighter at the MMA gym who is later revealed to be undercover LAPD Detective Marty Deeks.
Victor Janklow Matt Gerald A Marine who lost his left eye while serving in the war and who is responsible for the death of Daniel Zuna. He was also the group's platoon sergeant and is responsible for killing both Daniel Zuma and Craig Mangold.
Scott Davis Played by Graham Hamilton A member of Zuna's Marine unit.
Nelson Shabazz Dayo Ade An active Marine who fights at the MMA gym.
Craig Mangold Played by Sean Carrigan A retired Marine who fights at the MMA gym.
Dale Johnson Played by Jonathan Kowalsky An active Marine who fights at the MMA gym.
Barry Played by Henry Barrial
LA County Deputy Sheriff Played by Marvin Jordan
Cop Played by Dominic Rambaran
Ref "Big" John McCarthy
Dan Henderson Himself
Frank Shamrock Himself
Gilbert Melendez Himself
Josh Thomson Himself
K.J. Noons Himself
Cung Le Himself
LAPD Arresting Officer Daniel Beck
NCIS Personnel Lisa Moore-Marquez
Gadget Tech David Rickabaugh