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Rocky Carroll is stepping behind the camera for a winter episode of NCIS, EW has learned exclusively.

The actor, who plays NCIS Director Leon Vance, will direct an upcoming episode of the CBS procedural. Details are being kept under wraps, but he’ll follow in the footsteps of costar Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo), who directed episodes in seasons eight and 10.

“I’m honored and humbled by this opportunity to make my directorial debut on NCIS,” Carroll says. “I’ve always believed that my greatest strength as an actor, the thing that has been most important to my success, is my ability to collaborate with others. It has served me well as an actor and I’m going to rely very heavily on it as a director!”

Adds executive producer Gary Glasberg: “Rocky Carroll’s versatility and range of talent never ceases to amaze us. We know how gifted he is in front of the camera. We’re very excited to add the job of director to his impressive resume.”

NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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