Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr., (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor, producer and director who became known for playing the role of Anthony DiNozzo in NCIS (2003–2016). In October 2016, he assumed the role of the titular Dr. Jason Bull in Bull. Weatherly is also recognized for his portrayal of Logan Cale in Dark Angel (2000–2002).
Weatherly in October 2012
|Born||Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr.
July 8, 1968
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Known for||Tony DiNozzo NCIS
Dr. Jason Bull Bull
(m. 1995; div. 1997)
|Partner(s)||Jessica Alba (2000–03)|
|Relatives||Alexandra Breckenridge (niece)|
Weatherly was born in New York City and reared in Fairfield, Connecticut, by parents Patricia O'Hara (née Hetherington) and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr. Weatherly is of partly Irish descent.
Weatherly attended Fairfield Country Day School and graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. Weatherly attended Boston University, Menlo College, and American University, but he left college to pursue acting.
Weatherly plays several instruments, including piano and guitar. He has contributed two songs to the NCIS soundtracks, "Bitter and Blue" and "Under the Sun", and played in a band while pursuing his early career in New York City. Another early project was a video shot for a Karaoke CD: A Taste Of Honey's version of "Sukiyaki".
Weatherly began his acting career with a minor television role on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's roommate. And was also featured in Seinfield briefly. He was later cast in the role of Cooper Alden on Loving and later, The City. He appeared in the role from 1992 until 1996.
Weatherly later moved to Los Angeles, soon landing a role as a series regular on the FOX television series Significant Others, with Jennifer Garner. The show only lasted six episodes. He then met director Whit Stillman, who cast him in the 1998 film The Last Days of Disco as Hap opposite Chloë Sevigny. Weatherly also appeared as a conflicted warlock in the series Charmed during its first season in 1998.
Michael Weatherly starred in Dark Angel for the two seasons it was on the air. This role earned him three award nominations, two Saturn Awards for best supporting actor on television in 2001 and 2002, and one Teen Choice award for choice actor in 2001.
In 2003, he appeared as Senior NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo in two episodes of the CBS series JAG, a role he continued to portray in the spin-off series NCIS; making subsequent guest appearances on both NCIS: New Orleans (2014) and NCIS: Los Angeles (2015). Together with Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby Sciuto, he is one of only two actors who have appeared in all four shows (JAG, NCIS, NCIS: LA, NCIS: NO). In 2004, he starred in the television film The Mystery of Natalie Wood, portraying Robert Wagner. Since 2010, Robert Wagner has made eight guest appearances on NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., the father of Michael's character.
Weatherly made his directing debut with the season-eight episode of NCIS titled "One Last Score", which aired March 1, 2011, and also directed the NCIS season-10 episode "Seek" which aired March 19, 2013.
In January 2016, CBS announced that Weatherly would be leaving NCIS after 13 seasons of starring as main character Anthony DiNozzo on the show. CBS announced he would star in a new (unrelated) series called Bull in fall 2016, loosely based on the real-life consultancy of Dr. Phil McGraw.
|1997||Meet Wally Sparks||Dean Sparks|
|1998||The Last Days of Disco||Hap|
|2000||Gun Shy||Dave Juniper|
|The Specials||Verdict, Crusader Industries|
|2001||Venus and Mars||Cody Battle Vandermeer|
|2005||Her Minor Thing||Tom Lindeman|
|2010||Charlie Valentine||Danny Valentine|
|1991||The Cosby Show||Theo's Roommate||Episode: "Theo's Final Final"|
|1996||Pier 66||Decker Monroe||TV-Movie/Television pilot|
|1997||Asteroid||Dr. Matthew Rogers||NBC Television movie|
|Spy Game||James Cash||Episode: "What Family Doesn't Have its Ups and Downs?"|
|1998||The Advanced Guard||Kevin, Captive||Sci Fi Channel TV movie|
|Significant Others||Ben Chasen||6 episodes|
|1999||Charmed||Brendan Rowe||Episode: "When Bad Warlocks Turn Good"|
|The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||James Horton||Episode: "A Gathering Storm"|
|Winding Roads||Mick Simons||TV movie|
|2000||Cabin by the Lake||Boone||USA Network TV movie|
|Grapevine||Jack Vallone||Episode: "Jack"|
|Ally McBeal||Wayne Keeble||Episode: "Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts"|
|2000–02||Dark Angel||Logan Cale||42 episodes|
|2003||JAG||NCIS Senior Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo||NCIS pilot episodes: "Ice Queen", and "Meltdown"|
|2003–16||NCIS||306 episodes; starring role (Seasons 1—13)|
|2004||The Mystery of Natalie Wood||Robert Wagner||ABC TV movie|
|2012||Major Crimes||Thorn||Guest star|
|2014||Whose Line is it Anyway?||Himself|
|Hollywood Game Night||2 episodes|
|NCIS: New Orleans||Senior NCIS Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo||Episode: "Carrier"|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||Episode: "Blame It on Rio"|
|2016–present||Bull||Dr. Jason Bull||Lead Role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
- 2001: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" – Dark Angel
- 2002: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" – Dark Angel
- 1994: Nominated, "Hottest Male Star" – Loving
- 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor" – Loving
- 2001: Nominated, "Choice TV Actor" – Dark Angel
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- "Ruth Hetherington Obituary - Boston, MA - Boston.com". Boston.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Kowalski, Kristine Hope (October 30, 2013). "Michael Weatherly Baby Born: NCIS Actor Welcomes a Son Named Liam". Hollywood Life. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Catlin, Roger (April 7, 2005). "After `Dark,' There's `ncis'". Hartford Courant. Hartford, CT. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Alumni Shield Award". Brooks School. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Book, Ryan (October 16, 2013). "NCIS Stars Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette Discuss Original Songs for Television Show's Soundtrack". Music Times. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Michael Weatherly - A Taste of Honey: Sukiyaki - karaoke video". Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Abrams, Natalie (November 2, 2009). "NCIS: Robert Wagner to Play Tony's Dad". TVGuide.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "NCIS star continues Aussie love affair". ninemsn.com.au. May 10, 2007. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Wayne McClammy (Director) (January 21, 2014). Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 5, 2016). "Michael Weatherly Leaving NCIS". TVLine. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Wang, Cynthia (May 24, 2010). "Weatherly Report". People. 73 (20). Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "Jessica Alba". People. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- Leon, Anya (April 11, 2012). "NCIS: Michael Weatherly Welcomes Daughter Olivia". People. Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- TMZ Staff (November 26, 2015). "NCIS Star busted for DUI". Retrieved January 7, 2016.
- "NCIS' Michael Weatherly to Play Dr. Phil in CBS Drama Pilot Bull". TVLine. Retrieved 2016-04-08.