Michael Weatherly

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Michael Weatherly
Weatherly in October 2012
Born Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr.
(1968-07-08) July 8, 1968 (age 46)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Amelia Heinle (m. 1995–97)
Bojana Janković (m. 2009)
Partner(s) Jessica Alba (2000–2003)
Children 3

Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. (born July 8, 1968) is an American actor, writer, singer and director, best known for his roles as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS, and Logan Cale on the television series Dark Angel.

Early life[edit]

Michael Weatherly was born in New York City on July 8, 1968, and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut,[1] by parents Patricia O'Hara (née Hetherington) and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr.[2] Weatherly is of part Irish descent.[3]

Weatherly attended Fairfield Country Day for elementary and middle school. He graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1986.[4] Subsequently, he spent some time at American University but he left college to pursue acting.[1]

Weatherly also had a great passion for music, and played in a band while pursuing his acting career. During this time he, like many young actors, appeared in various small works. One of his is a video shot for a Karaoke CD: A Taste Of Honey's version of "Sukiyaki".[5] Despite not continuing with his band, he contributed the song Bitter and Blue to the second soundtrack album of NCIS.[6]


Weatherly began his acting career with a minor television role on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's roommate. He then obtained the role of Cooper Alden on Loving and later, The City, which he would portray from 1992 until 1996.

With various guest spots on television he moved to Los Angeles. After moving, he landed 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. Michael also had a guest appearance as a Warlock in the series Charmed during its first season in 1998.

He began his movie acting career in 1997 with Meet Wally Sparks, as Dean Sparks. In 2000, he had a role in Cabin by the Lake. This was followed by a role in the independent film Trigger Happy (2001) opposite Rosario Dawson.

He 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. During filming, Weatherly began a relationship with co-star Jessica Alba, leading to their engagement in 2001, but they broke up in August 2003.[7][8]

In 2003, he appeared in JAG as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo. He has continued that role on the CBS TV show NCIS. In 2004 he starred in the television film The Mystery of Natalie Wood, portraying Robert Wagner. Since 2010 Robert Wagner has made five guest appearances on NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., the father of Michael's character, Tony DiNozzo.[9]

He was a guest presenter at the Australian Logie Awards of 2007 on 6 May 2007 and was a guest on Rove Live.[10]

Weatherly made his directing debut with the Season 8 episode of NCIS titled "One Last Score", which aired March 1, 2011.

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

Personal life[edit]

Weatherly married his Loving/The City co-star Amelia Heinle in February 1995.[1] On January 10, 1996, Heinle gave birth to the couple's son, August, in New York City.[11] The couple divorced in 1997.[1]

In 2001, Weatherly became engaged to his Dark Angel co-star Jessica Alba, but the couple ended their engagement in August 2003.[7][8]

Weatherly married internist Bojana Janković on September 30, 2009.[12] The couple live in Los Angeles with their two children; a daughter, Olivia, born April 10, 2012,[13] and a son, Liam, born October 29, 2013.[3]

Weatherly is the uncle of actress Alexandra Breckenridge.[14]


Weatherly on the set of NCIS in 2008
Weatherly in 2010
Year Film Role Other notes
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"
1992–1995 Loving Cooper Alden
1995–1996 The City Cooper Alden
1996 Pier 66 Decker Monroe TV-Movie/TV-Pilot
1997 Asteroid Dr. Matthew Rogers NBC TV-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
Jesse Roy 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"
2000–2002 Dark Angel Logan Cale 42 episodes
2003 JAG Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Episodes: "Ice Queen", "Meltdown"
2003–present NCIS Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Main cast, every episode since season 1
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Robert Wagner ABC TV-Movie
2012 Major Crimes Thorn Guest Star
2014 Whose Line is it Anyway? Himself Guest Star
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Episodes: "Carrier"

Awards and nominations[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d Adam Bryant (November 9, 2010). "In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana". TV Guide. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=ruth-k-burns-hetherington&pid=141838965
  3. ^ a b Kowalski, Kristine Hope (30 October 2013). "Michael Weatherly Baby Born: NCIS Actor Welcomes a Son Named Liam". Hollywood Life. 
  4. ^ H., Anna. "'NCIS' Most Popular Drama Worldwide: Mark Harmon & Cast Win Award Before Season 12". Enstars. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Screen Captures taken 2 Feb 2013 at HMC Karaoke in Aiea, HlbumI". 
  6. ^ Willman, Chris (November 16, 2009). "Michael Weatherly: NCISinger/NCISongwriter!". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved February 20, 2011. [dead link] Archived at NCIS Fanatic.
  7. ^ a b "Jessica Alba". People. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Jessica Alba Biography". Bio. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  9. ^ Abrams, Natalie (November 2, 2009). "NCIS: Robert Wagner to Play Tony's Dad". TV Guide.
  10. ^ "NCIS star continues Aussie love affair". ninemsn.com.au. May 10, 2007.[dead link] Archived at Michael Weatherly Fan Site.
  11. ^ "Michael Weatherly: Son is a 'Little Mick Jagger'". People. November 16, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ Wang, Cynthia (May 24, 2010). "NCIS Star Michael Weatherly Happily Closes the Book on His Single Days". People 73 (20). 
  13. ^ Leon, Anya (April 11, 2012). "NCIS: Michael Weatherly Welcomes Daughter Olivia". People.
  14. ^ "Fall TV: It's All in the Family for These Related Stars". Yahoo! TV. p. 2 of 11. Retrieved August 5, 2014.

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