Mark Harmon is an American actor, who says that he “was raised with the idea of maximum effort”. May be, that is why, whatever he does, he puts his hundred percent in that; even if the work is as mundane as carpentering, or roofing and framing, which he undertook when he started on acting. Now that he has become an established actor and director, work continues to remain his first priority, saying, "I don't care who's No. 1 on the call sheet or how big my trailer is. I care about the work". In his interviews, he has not only talked about his works, but also about himself and his background. Let us now look into some of his self-illuminating quotes on work, team, hope, life, job, money etc.
I used to hang out in my dad's workshop on weekends. Later, when I was starting out as an actor, I became a roofer and a framer to make money. But what I really enjoyed was the finished work. I like the longevity.
I'm not likely to be attracted to characters I've already done. I have to be almost frightened by the possibility of taking it on. Over the years, I realise I must enjoy walking that edge; I keep doing it.
Some people say it's scarier to direct the people you work with; not me, I'm a team guy.