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Callen (born: Grisha Aleksandrovich Nikolaev) is a Russian-Romani American NCIS Special Agent and also
a member of the Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles, which is run by Henrietta Lange.

Like his good friend and fellow NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs who runs the NCIS: Major Case
Response Team in Washington D.C, Callen is the also the lead Agent of the Office of Special Projects with
his partner being former Navy SEAL Sam Hanna.

Born March 11, 1970, in Romania to Nikita Aleksandr Reznikov, a Major in the KGB, and Clara Callen, a CIA
agent, young G. Callen lived a relatively normal life up until the age of five.

Clara's father had killed many members of the Comescu family, which led to a bloody feud between the
two families. In retaliation, the Comescu family killed Callen's grandfather, George Callen, and Clara fled to
the U.S with her two children, Callen, and his sister, Amy. Unfortunately, the Comescus still held a strong,
undying grudge against the Callens, and an assassin working for the family later killed Clara while another
man distracted young Callen by giving him a toy soldier. Henrietta Lange, a member of the CIA who had
been Clara's handler, was sent to help Clara and her children, but she was too late.

Callen and his sister, Amy, were brought to the U.S. after the death of their mother and were placed in the
foster care system in separate homes. Amy spent most of her time in an orphanage, while Callen
constantly went from one foster family to another. During her childhood, Amy sneaked out with one of the
other girls from the orphanage to a nearby river, where she accidentally fell in and was drowned. Hannah,
the girl she was with at the time, could not save her, and when she went back to the orphanage, she slept
in Amy's bed and took on her name. Hannah was able to keep the whole thing a secret, until Callen
discovered he had a sister and went looking for her, only to find Hannah instead. She later explained
everything to him about his sister.

Callen was not aware he had a sister until Hannah Lawson told him so. Over time, as he moved through the
foster system, he eventually forgot about her, as they had not seen or heard anything about eachother in

While Callen was a teenager and began to continuously get in trouble, Hetty Lange "rescued" him and took
him under her wing. She worked with and trained Callen. At some point after meeting Hetty, he worked for
both the FBI and CIA before eventually joining NCIS. After joining NCIS, he had various assignments, one of
which brought him to Serbia and Russia where he met Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Some time after this,
Callen was assigned to the Office of Special Projects in L.A. where he currently works.

After a few years working with NCIS, Callen wanted to know more about his family, and wanted to know
what the "G." from his first name stood for. No one in the many foster care homes he had grown up in
knew what it meant, and so he had lived his whole life without a first name. Hetty had been protecting
Callen from the Comescus his whole life because they were looking for him and wanted to kill him as part
of the continuation of their families' blood feud. Hetty knew that if Callen found out about his family and
the Comescus killing his mother, Callen would go back to Romania to find out more about his family and
may be killed in the process. When the secret was close to being revealed, Hetty resigned from NCIS in
order to go back to Romania and try to make the Comescus believe that Callen had been killed in a
shooting, which had taken place during the NCIS/NCIS: Los Angeles crossover episode. She presented them
with a false death certificate, but the head of the Comescu family did not believe her, and Hetty was
wounded in the process of being rescued by Callen, Sam, Deeks, and Kensi.

In the 100th episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, titled "Reznikov, N," a man pretending to be his father (Michael
Reinhardt) was kidnapped, where a message was left at the scene: "Callen we have your father."
Throughout the episode, many pictures of Callen from when he was younger were shown. One of the
pictures sparked an old memory and a conversation with Kensi and Deeks, where Callen revealed that he
used to garden with one of his foster mothers, but his foster father used to beat him over the head with a
broom handle. He revealed that he was moved from the foster home not because of the father's abuse,
but because one day Callen took the broom handle from him and broke it over his foster father's head. It
was revealed at the end of the episode that Michael was not truly Callen's father, but Callen learned his
father's name: Nikita Alexander Reznikov.

NCIS Season 6Edit

Like Lara Macy, Eric Beale, Kensi Blye, Nate Getz and Sam Hanna, Callen made his first appearance in the
NCIS Season 6/NCIS: Los Angeles backdoor pilot, Episode:Legend (Part 1).

However, at the end of Episode:Legend (Part 2), Callen was wounded in a drive-by shooting that Sam also
happened to witness and in the next episode Semper Fidelis(episode), was described as being in critical

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