Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

Born: July 8, 1968
Age: 54
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
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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 on CBS television series, NCIS (2003-2016). In October 2016, he assumed the role of Dr. Jason Bull in Bull. Weatherly is also recognized for his portrayal of Logan Cale in Dark Angel (2000-2002).

Weatherly was born in New York City and reared in Fairfield, Connecticut,[1] by parents Patricia O'Hara (née Hetherington) and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr.[2] Weatherly is of partly Irish descent.[3]

Weatherly attended Fairfield Country Day School and graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts.[4][5] Weatherly attended Boston University, Menlo College, and American University, but he left college to pursue acting.[1]

Weatherly plays several instruments, including piano and guitar. He has contributed two songs to the NCIS soundtracks, "Bitter and Blue" and "Under the Sun",[6] 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".[7]



Weatherly began his acting career with a minor television role on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's roommate. He was also in Seinfeld briefly. He played the role of Cooper Alden in Loving and later, The City; appearing in the role from 1992 until 1996.

Weatherly moved to Los Angeles, soon landing a role as a series regular on the FOX television series Significant Others, with Jennifer Garner though, 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.

His movie credits include Meet Wally Sparks with Rodney Dangerfield, Gun Shy with Liam Neeson, Cabin by the Lake, and the independent film Trigger Happy opposite Rosario Dawson.

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 had made eight guest appearances on NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., the father of Weatherly's character.[8]

He was a guest presenter at the Australian Logie Awards of 2007 on May 6, 2007, and was a guest on Rove Live.[9]

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.

He portrayed Jesus Christ in a YouTube video which also featured comedian Sarah Silverman and was sponsored by a pro-choice organization.[10]

CBS announced in January 2016 that Weatherly would be leaving NCIS after 13 seasons of starring as main character Anthony DiNozzo.[11] CBS announced he would star in a new series called Bull in fall 2016, loosely based on the real-life trial consultancy of Dr. Phil McGraw.[12]

Personal life

Weatherly married his Loving/The City co-star Amelia Heinle in February 1995.[1] Heinle has one son with Weatherly.[1] The couple divorced in 1997.[1]

During filming of Dark Angel, Weatherly began a relationship with co-star Jessica Alba, leading to their engagement in 2001. The relationship ended in August 2003.[13][14]

Weatherly married internist Dr. Bojana Jankovic, on September 30, 2009.[13] The couple live in Manhattan with their two children, a daughter and a son.[3][15]

Weatherly is the uncle of actress Alexandra Breckenridge.[9]


Weatherly on the set of NCIS in 2008
Year Film Role
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
Trigger Happy Bill
2005 Her Minor Thing Tom Lindeman
2010 Charlie Valentine Danny Valentine
Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Cosby Show Theo's Roommate Episode: "Theo's Final Final"
1992-95 Loving Cooper Alden
1995-96 The City
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 also known as The Colony
Significant Others Ben Chasen 6 episodes
Jesse Roy
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 Woodson 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[16] Dr. Jason Bull Lead Role

Awards and nominations

Saturn Awards

  • 2001: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" - Dark Angel
  • 2002: Nominated, "Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series" - Dark Angel

Soap Opera Digest Awards

  • 1994: Nominated, "Hottest Male Star" - Loving
  • 1995: Nominated, "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor" - Loving

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2001: Nominated, "Choice TV Actor" - Dark Angel

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