Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
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, 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. 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.
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.
He was a guest presenter at the Australian Logie Awards of 2007 on May 6, 2007, and was a guest on Rove Live.
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.
CBS announced in January 2016 that Weatherly would be leaving NCIS after 13 seasons of starring as main character Anthony DiNozzo. 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.
Weatherly married his Loving/The City co-star Amelia Heinle in February 1995. Heinle has one son with Weatherly. The couple divorced in 1997.
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.
Weatherly married internist Dr. Bojana Jankovic, on September 30, 2009. The couple live in Manhattan with their two children, a daughter and a son.
Weatherly is the uncle of actress Alexandra Breckenridge.
|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 also known as The Colony|
|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 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||Dr. Jason Bull||Lead Role|
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Teen Choice Awards