Michael Weatherly

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Michael Weatherly
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Weatherly in October 2012
Born Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr.
(1968-07-08) July 8, 1968 (age 48)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, writer, singer, director
Years active 1990–present
Known for Tony DiNozzo NCIS
Spouse(s) Amelia Heinle (m. 1995–97)
Bojana Janković (m. 2009)
Partner(s) Jessica Alba (2000–03)
Children 3
Relatives Alexandra Breckenridge (niece)

Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr., (born July 8th, 1968) is an American actor, writer, singer and director best known for playing Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo on the television series NCIS from 2003 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

Weatherly began his acting career with a minor television role on The Cosby Show as Theo Huxtable's roommate. 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 6 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.

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 4 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, Tony DiNozzo.[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 8 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]

In January 2016, CBS announced that Weatherly would be leaving NCIS after 13 seasons of starring as main character Anthony DiNozzo on the show.[11] 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.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Weatherly married his Loving/The City co-star Amelia Heinle in February 1995.[1] Heinle has one son, August, 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 Janković on September 30, 2009.[13] The couple live in Los Angeles with their two children, a daughter Olivia, and a son Liam.[3][15]

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

In November 2015, Weatherly was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he was pulled over for speeding, and he spent fifteen hours in jail.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Weatherly on the set of NCIS in 2008
Film
Year Film Role 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
Television
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 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"
2000–02 Dark Angel Logan Cale 42 episodes
2003 JAG Senior NCIS Special Agent Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Episodes: "Ice Queen", "Meltdown"
2003–16 NCIS Starring Role
306 episodes
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Robert Wagner ABC TV-Movie
2012 Major Crimes Thorn Guest Star
2014 Hollywood Game Night Himself 2 episodes
Whose Line is it Anyway? Guest Star
NCIS: New Orleans Senior NCIS Special Agent Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Episode: "Carrier"
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Episode: "Blame It on Rio"
2016 Bull[17] Jason Bull Filming

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bryant, Adam (November 9, 2010). "In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly is happy being the second banana". TV Guide. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Ruth Hetherington Obituary - Boston, MA - Boston.com". Boston.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Kowalski, Kristine Hope (October 30, 2013). "Michael Weatherly Baby Born: NCIS Actor Welcomes a Son Named Liam". Hollywood Life. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Catlin, Roger (April 7, 2005). "After `Dark,' There's `ncis'". Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT). Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alumni Shield Award". Brooks School. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Michael Weatherly - A Taste of Honey: Sukiyaki - karaoke video". Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (November 2, 2009). "NCIS: Robert Wagner to Play Tony's Dad". TVGuide.com. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "NCIS star continues Aussie love affair". ninemsn.com.au. May 10, 2007. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  10. ^ Wayne McClammy (Director) (January 21, 2014). Sarah Silverman is visited by Jesus Christ. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (January 5, 2016). "Michael Weatherly Leaving NCIS". TVLine. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ http://tvline.com/2016/03/16/michael-weatherly-dr-phil-bull-cbs-drama-series-pilot-cast/
  13. ^ a b Wang, Cynthia (May 24, 2010). "Weatherly Report". People 73 (20). Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Jessica Alba". People. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ Leon, Anya (April 11, 2012). "NCIS: Michael Weatherly Welcomes Daughter Olivia". People. Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  16. ^ TMZ Staff (November 26, 2015). "NCIS Star busted for DUI". Retrieved January 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ "NCIS' Michael Weatherly to Play Dr. Phil in CBS Drama Pilot Bull". TVLine. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 

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