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Vance was introduced in "Internal Affairs" as Assistant Director in Season 5. He is made the new Director after the death of Jenny Shepard. He has a wife, Jackie, and two children, a daughter, Kayla, and son.
A theatre, television and feature film star Carroll recently joined the cast opposite his former "Chicago Hope" co-star Mark Harmon. Carroll, who recurred as "NCIS Assistant Director Leon Vance" during this past season, has become a series regular coinciding with his character's promotion to Director following the murder of Director Shepard. Carroll's additional television credits include "Grey's Anatomy," "Boston Legal," "ER," "American Dreams" and a starring role on the Network's "The Agency." On the big screen, Carroll recently shot a role for the upcoming Jim Carrey film 'Yes Man." His feature film credits also include the horror/thriller "Prisoner" and "The Ladies Man. In the summer of 2005, Carroll starred in a national tour of the late August Wilson's play, "Radio Golf." Born in Cincinnati, Carroll now lives in Los Angeles with his wife. His birth date is July 8th.