Sam Hanna
Portrayed by LL Cool J
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Samuel “Sam” Hanna
Hair Color
NCIS Senior Special Agent
U.S. Navy SEAL (Formerly)
Family Members
USMC Colonel Hanna (Father)
Michelle Hanna (Wife, Deceased)
Kamran Hanna (Daughter)
Aiden Hanna (Son)
Mowahd Dusa (Adopted Son, Deceased)
Michelle Hanna (Wife, Deceased)


Samuel "Sam" Hanna is a NCIS Senior Special Agent (SSA). a Former U.S. Navy SEAL. He’s also a Member of the Office of Special Projects (OSP) Located in Los AngelesCalifornia, which is Run by Operations Manager Hetty Lange. He is the Partner to His Good Friend, Grisha “G.“ Callen.

Pre-Series Edit

He was Born in the 1970s. As a Child he was sent to Military Academy by His Father Colonel Hanna who Served in the Marines. He Disciplined Sam very Hard and was rather Disappointed when Sam Joined the U.S. Navy instead tof he U.S. Marine Corps.

After finishing Military Academy, Sam presumably Enlisted in the U.S. Navy and finally Achieved His Dream of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL and becoming a part of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group aka “SEAL Team 6”. During His Time as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Sam Served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Chad and Iraq. While on one Mission in Bosnia, Sam along with another Member of His Unit, Bryan Dickerson was Captured and Tortured before being Buried Alive, Dickerson who had been shot Later Succumbed to his Wounds, before the rest of Their Unit Found and Rescued Them.

At some Point, Sam Met and Befriended fellow U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett, who promised him a Steak Dinner.

Sam eventually Left the Military with the Rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer and Applied to Join NCIS, which resulted in him being Assigned to the Office of Special Projects.

NCIS Season 6 Edit

Like Lara MacyEric BealeKensi BlyeNate GetzG. Callen, Sam made His First Appearance in the NCIS/NCIS: Los Angeles Crossover Episode.

However, at the end of Episode: Legend (Part 2), Callen was Wounded in a Drive-By Shooting that Sam also happened to the Witness and in the next Episode: Semper Fidelis, was Described as being in Critical Condition. 

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 Edit

In Season One, it was Revealed that Sam brought a Young Sudanese Boy named Mowahd Dusa to the U.S. while still working as a U.S. Navy SEAL. He Killed Moe's Father during a Mission in Chad.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 Edit

In Season Four, it was Revealed that Sam’s Wife, Michelle used to be a CIA Officer. They Met and Fell in Love while working on a Failed Taskforce Mission to Capture Russian Arms DealerIsaak Sidorov. At the end of this Season Sam and Deeks got Captured and Tortured by Sidorov and His Men while His Wife was pushed out of a High Building and Left Hanging.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 Edit

Callen and Sam are Trapped in and Underwater Submarine that is headed for a Marine Aircraft Carrier. The Sub has been made into a Torpedo and they are going to Explode with the Sub. They bust a hole in the Sub to make their Captors open the Locked Compartment they are Trapped in. They then Kill their Captors and Swim out of the Sub. The Navy has blown up the Sub just as Sam and Callen Escaped. They blew it up because there were Terrorists on the Sub.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 Edit

In the Two-Part Season Finale (Episodes: Uncaged & Unleashed), His Wife, Michelle, was Kidnapped by her Ultimate Enemy, Michael Sherov. Sherov was, unfortunately, working with Tahir Khaled in a Ploy to get Sam to Release Tahir from Prison. Michelle was put in an Air-Sealed Room for the Duration of the Episode, as Sam and The OSP Team worked to Release Tahir in order to save her. Eventually, The OSP Team figured out Michelle's Location but by then it was too late. Michelle Died from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Edit

Following The Death of His Wife, Sam Sold the House He and Michelle Lived in. He gave most of their Shared belongings to Charity, except for Mementos He and His Children kept. The Friend who cleared out Sam’s House kept Sam’s Tools.

In Season Nine, sometimes following the Events of the Season Eight FinaleHetty has Mysteriously Disappeared, apparently having Retired from NCIS for good and sold most of her Properties and taken her Boat. Following Hetty's Departure, Executive Assistant Director - Pacific Operations (EAD-PAC), Shay Mosley appears to take her place and to Oversee The OSP Team. Throughout the Season, Sam and The OSP Team are greatly concerned regarding Hetty's Disappearance and begin to try and Locate her. Eventually, it’s Revealed Hetty has Traveled to Vietnam to Rescue Harris Keane, a Former Member of her Old CIA Unit during the Vietnam War that Hetty thought was Deceased but later Finds herself Captured by a Notorious Human Trafficker and High-Profile Criminal Dang as well. Hetty’s Survival was eventually confirmed by a Joint Operation Combining The Office of Special Projects Team as well as Hetty’s Former CIA Clandestine Unit during her Vietnam Days, with Keane and Hetty both making it out of VietnamHetty Resumes her duties as Operations Manager, but finds difficulty working Together with Shay Mosley who Intends to break up The OSP Team.

In the Season Nine Finale, Sam along with the Rest of The OSP Team, Learn the Truth about Mosley's Kidnapped Son and Callen's Promise to help her when they come into Contact with a Suspect on a Current Case who is Connected to Mosley's Former Lover, Spencer Williams. Upon Learning of this Information, Mosley sees this as her best chance of Finding and getting Mosley's Son back. Mosley and The OSP Team Learn they are Located in Mexico, but the Off-The-Books Mexico Mission to Rescue Mosley's Son was Highly Dangerous, putting The OSP Team's Lives at Risk. Even though Deeks is Fired by Mosley after Confronting her about her Unfair, Reckless and Disrespectful Behavior, Deeks still Joins The OSP Team on the Off-The-Books Mexico Mission (Unsanctioned) to save Mosley's Son. However, while the Mission is Ultimately Successful, Reuniting Mosley with Her Son and Returning them to Los Angeles Together, the rest of The OSP Team are Struck by a Rocket Launcher while Escaping in their SUV, leaving uncertain who is Dead or Alive.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10Edit

Shortly after the Events from the Season Nine Finale, Sam and The OSP Team are Revealed to have Survived the Impact from the Rocket that Hit their SUV. Kensi is the Least Injured Member of The OSP Team but becomes Extremely worried when Deeks has since Remained Unconscious following the SUV Explosion. The OSP Team are Forced to Separate so Callen & Sam take a Dirt Bike as Far as it can Go (Roughly 20 Miles in this Case) then after the Bike cuts out they Walk the Rest of the Way through the Desert to Find Safety and Shelter. Eventually, Callen & Sam Runs into a Kid who Leads them to Shelter then Finds them Help, the Kid came back with his Parents who Manages to get to a Hospital. Callen & Sam Regroups with KensiDeeksTurk and while Callen, Sam & Deeks are in the ER, KensiTurk Stand Guard outside the Hospital and get ready for a Fight from Spencer Williams’ Men who are still Hunting The OSP Team. At the Last Minute Mosley Confronts Williams with Duel Wield Pistols Aimed at him Telling Him “To Stand Down” after telling Mosley “No” she Shoots him and tells his Body Guard to call it off because now that he’s Dead no ones getting Paid and so they did. Afterwards, the Calvary that Hetty Sent Arrives and Med-Evaced The OSP Team to Balboa Naval Hospital.

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