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Weatherly in October 2012
|Born||Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr.
July 8, 1968
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Amelia Heinle (m. 1995–97)
Bojana Janković (m. 2009)
|Partner(s)||Jessica Alba (2000–2003)|
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 and education
Weatherly attended Fairfield Country Day for elementary and middle school. He graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1986. Subsequently, he spent some time at American University but he left college to pursue acting.
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". Despite not continuing with his band, he contributed the song Bitter and Blue to the second soundtrack album of NCIS.
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, later broken off.
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.
He was a guest presenter at the Australian Logie Awards of 2007 on 6 May 2007 and was a guest on Rove Live. Weatherly made his directing debut with the Season 8 episode of NCIS titled "One Last Score," which aired March 1, 2011.
He most recently portrayed Jesus Christ in a YouTube video which also featured comedian Sarah Silverman, that was sponsored by a pro-choice organization. This portrayal of a swearing Christ drew criticism from both pro-life and Christian groups and individuals.
Weatherly married his Loving/The City co-star Amelia Heinle, on September 26, 1995. On January 10, 1996, Heinle gave birth to the couple's son, August, in New York City. The couple divorced in 1997.
Weatherly married internist Bojana Janković on September 30, 2009. The couple live in Los Angeles with two German Shepherd dogs, Oriana and Quantum. They have two children, a daughter, Olivia, born April 10, 2012, and a son, Liam, born October 29, 2013.
|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"|
|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|
|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|
Awards and nominations
- 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
- Adam Bryant (November 9, 2010). "In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana". Retrieved February 17, 2011.
- Kowalski, Kristine Hope (30 October 2013). "Michael Weatherly Baby Born: NCIS Actor Welcomes a Son Named Liam". Hollywood Life.
- "Brooks School Alumni News". Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- "Screen Captures taken 2 Feb 2013 at HMC Karaoke in Aiea, HI".
- Chris Willman (November 16, 2009). "Michael Weatherly:NCISinger/NCISongwriter!". Retrieved February 20, 2011.
- NCIS: Robert Wagner to Play Tony's Dad - Today's News: Our Take | TVGuide.com
- NCIS star continues Aussie love affair via ninemsn.com.au 10 May 2007
- "Michael Weatherly: Son is a 'Little Mick Jagger'". November 16, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
- Jessica Alba Biography - Yahoo! Movies
- Cynthia Wang. "NCIS Star Michael Weatherly Happily Closes the Book on His Single Days".
- NCIS: Michael Weatherly Welcomes Daughter Olivia – Moms & Babies – Celebrity Babies and Kids - Moms & Babies - People.com
- "Alexandra Breckenridge: Biography". Retrieved November 23, 2009.
- Michael Weatherly at the Internet Movie Database
- Michael Weatherly on Twitter
- Michael Weatherly at TVGuide.com
- Michael Weatherly at Hollywood.com
- Profile on CBS