Eric Christian Olsen Receives A Special Birthday Message From ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’
Eric Christian Olsen, star of NCIS: Los Angeles, is celebrating his birthday today, with the TV show wishing him a happy birthday on Instagram. On Tuesday, the actor who plays Marty Deeks on the CBS drama will turn another year older. Olsen has had a busy season on the show, with his storyline with Kensi Blye, played by Daniela Ruah, continuing to unfold. Meanwhile, the actor collaborated with Ruah to broadcast an episode from behind the scenes. Let’s take a look at what the network’s social media team has to say about one of the show’s main characters.
Fans from all over the world are also sending their best wishes. “Happy Birthday @ericcolsen Thank you for always making my heart smile Love from Portugal,” one user writes. “Happy Birthday!” says another. I adore the role you play. Nobody could pull it off like you!” Olsen was born on May 31, 1977, and celebrated her 45th birthday on Tuesday.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor Discusses Expanding His Role Behind the Camera
The episode Live Free or D1e Standing, which aired on May 1, combined the talents of Ruah as director and Olsen as writer. Of course, they are also cast members. However, the actor has expressed interest in taking on a larger role behind the camera, specifically as a writer on the show. He’d previously written an episode for the show that starred Linda Hunt’s Hetty Lange.
“I knew this was something I wanted to do,” Olsen said, recalling pitching the earlier idea to showrunner Scott Gemmill. “As you may know, one of my favorite parts of my education was creative writing.” Then you get a job and sort of lose that.”
Eric Christian Olsen Talks About Working On The Set Of The Show
If you’re wondering what kind of day it can be on the show’s set, Olsen revealed all in a 2013 interview. He claims that the cast will work 60-70 hours per week and that he gets up early in the morning. Living in Los Angeles and leaving at 5:30 a.m. allows the actor to avoid the Southern California traffic jam.
“I get to work with people that everyone talks about, you know, you do a movie and you go away, you’re with these people, and then it’s over,” Olsen said. “It’s like going on a summer vacation.” (However, on NCIS, we aim for 10 months of the year, 60 to 70 hours per week.) It’s almost like a family.”