‘NCIS’ star Brian Dietzen opens up about having a stroke and heart surgery

Brian Dietzen started his acting career in the early 2000s and it only took him a few years to score his biggest gig: the role of Jimmy Palmer on NCIS.

Today, Dietzsen has starred in more than 330 episodes of the popular television show, with more certainly to come. Besides acting, the Barrington, Illinois native has also produced and directed several episodes. At the same time as Brian rose to become a star of the show, however, he’s also suffered from some pretty alarming health issues.