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Opposites Attract? Mark Harmon Opens Up About His Differences With Wife Pam Dawber

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Feb. 20 2019, Published 4:58 p.m. ET

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Mark Harmon is opening up about his relationship disconnects with his wife, Pam Dawber.

The NCIS actor admitted to People that he and the former Mork & Mindy actress often don't see eye-to-eye, including when she wanted him to turn down the role of Freddy Shoop in what would become the hit 1987 cult comedy Summer School.

"I wanted to do it just because I was excited to work with director Carl Reiner," he told the magazine in a new interview . "That was a game changer for me, like, 'He thinks I can do this?!' and that meant a lot. But Pam said, 'Don't do that. Don't do this movie.'"

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"We don't generally like the same thing," added Harmon, who insisted having varying tastes is "healthy."

As exclusively reported first, despite their differences, following a health crisis leading to a secret surgery and the death of a close friend and NCIS colleague, Harmon, 67, decided to renew his vows with Dawber, also 67, in March 2017.

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"We were both in our thirties when we got married, so hopefully the stupid stuff we did earlier," he said of the secret to their marriage lasting for 31 years. "That's probably the closest I have to what the key is."

The couple have two sons together — Sean, 30, and Ty, 26.

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