Sam Hanna, played by LL Cool J, is a former U.S. Navy SEAL (retired with the rank of Chief Petty Officer) working as a Senior NCIS agent in Los Angeles.
Sam Hannah is a tough character who still lives by the Navy SEAL code of conduct, and has a strong sense of honor.
Hannah speaks and reads the Arabic language, a talent he uses to assist the NCIS Los Angeles team with translation and conversation when dealing with Arabic intel. Sam also has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Qur'an
LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968 in Bay Shore, New York, U.S.
LL Cool J (abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James) first found fame as a rapper.