NCIS: Los Angeles crew member Mike Brooks was honored at the end of the fall finale episode.
Following the final scene, showing Callen sitting next to a hospital bed, the credits for Season 10 Episode 11 started to run. It began with a simple message which read, “In Memory of Mike Brooks.”
It was a timely moment to pay tribute to Brooks, as this was the final episode before the show heads out on its holiday hiatus.
Who was NCIS: Los Angeles crew member Mike Brooks?
Taking the time to pay respects to someone who has worked on the show was a touching moment for the program. Mike B. Brooks had worked on the NCIS: Los Angeles crew for years and was billed as one of the main contributors to the art department for the series.
Brooks was the construction coordinator for the program, working on 208 episodes from 2009-2018. He was definitely an integral part of the show and someone who will be missed.
— NCIS LA (@NCISLA) December 17, 2018
Born in 1971, Brooks passed away in November 2018 at the age of 46. In addition to his work on the NCIS: Los Angeles crew, he also worked on The Cleaner, Studio C, Eli Stone, and Stanoff over the years.
Brooks worked on movies as well
Brooks started out as a propmaker, for which he has extensive credits during his career. He helped with films like Jurassic Park, True Lies, Waterworld, and Wild Wild West. His big break on television came when he worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a construction coordinator for 44 episodes.
— NCIS LA (@NCISLA) November 19, 2018
Earlier in Season 10, the writers and producers also honored actor and casting director Jimmy Veneziano.
NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on CBS.