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Michael Weatherly

On the set of NCIS in 2008
Born Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr.
July 8, 1968 (1968-07-08) (age 41)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991 – present
Spouse(s) Amelia Heinle (1995–1997; divorced)
1 child: August Manning Weatherly
Bojana Jankovic (2009-present)
Domestic partner(s) Jessica Alba (2001-2003)

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


Early life

Weatherly was born in New York City on July 8, 1968, and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, by wealthy parents Patricia, a hospital administrator, and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr. He left his college to pursue acting. His father cut him off from his inheritance when he decided to drop out of college.[citation needed] He also had a great passion for music, and played in a band while pursuing his acting career. He has six siblings, one brother and five sisters (one of whom is the mother of actress Alex Breckenridge), though his only full sibling is his brother Will. The rest are either half- or step-siblings, as both of his parents are married for the third time.[citation needed] He graduated from Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts, in 1986. Subsequently, he spent some time at the American University of Paris.[1]


Weatherly began his professional acting career starring in minor television roles on The Cosby Show (as Theo Huxtable's roommate), The City and Loving. 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 Chloe Sevigny.

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 fellow co-star Jessica Alba, leading to an engagement in 2002, which was later broken off.

Since 2003, Weatherly has starred as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the TV show NCIS, alongside actors including Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander, Cote de Pablo, David McCallum, Lauren Holly, and Rocky Carroll.

He was a guest presenter at the Australian Logie Awards of 2007 on 6 May 2007 and was a guest on Rove Live.[2] He also starred in the 2004 television film The Mystery of Natalie Wood, as Robert Wagner.

Personal life

In 2001, Weatherly became engaged to his Dark Angel co-star Jessica Alba, but the couple broke up in 2003.[3]


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
2009 Charlie Valentine Danny Valentine
Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Cosby Show Theo's Roommate Episode: Theo's Final Final
19921995 Loving Cooper Alden Episode: Heart and Sole
19951996 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
20002002 Dark Angel Logan Cale 42 episodes
2003 JAG Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Episode: Ice Queen
Episode: Meltdown
2003–present NCIS Anthony 'Tony' DiNozzo Current main character, every episode
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Robert Wagner ABC TV-Movie

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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Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. born July 8 1968 in New York City is an American actor. He is famous for his role as Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo on the television series NCIS.

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