Michael Weatherly

Actor, Musician, Dishwasher
After work on a number of short-lived series, actor Michael Weatherly reaped the rewards of persistence as a key player on one of television's most popular action-dramas. Opting to pursue an acting career rather than ... Read more »
Born: 07/08/1968 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Bull 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ally McBeal 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

For the People 1996 - 1997, 2003 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2003 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

NCIS: Los Angeles 2004 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hollywood Game Night 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Major Crimes 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Her Minor Thing 2004 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

JAG 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Venus & Mars 2003 (Movie)

Cody (Actor)

Dark Angel 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Grapevine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Dave Juniper (Actor)

Remember the Titans 2000 (Movie)

Kirk Barker (Actor)

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Charmed 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Significant Others 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Advanced Guard 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Days of Disco 1998 (Movie)

Hap (Actor)

Trigger Happy 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Meet Wally Sparks 1997 (Movie)

Dean Sparks (Actor)

Spy Game 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Pier 66 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Asteroid (TV Show)

Actor

Cabin by the Lake (TV Show)

Actor

The Colony (TV Show)

Actor

The Mystery of Natalie Wood (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After work on a number of short-lived series, actor Michael Weatherly reaped the rewards of persistence as a key player on one of television's most popular action-dramas. Opting to pursue an acting career rather than enter his wealthy family's lucrative exporting enterprise, Weatherly made his television debut in an episode of "The Cosby Show" (NBC, 1984-1992) prior to joining the cast of the ratings-challenged soap opera "Loving" (ABC, 1992-95). Later near misses included a regular cast role on the soon cancelled sitcom "Significant Others" (Fox, 1998) and a handful of appearances on the first season of the Christina Applegate vehicle "Jesse" (NBC, 1998-2000). Weatherly's real break came when he was cast as cyber-journalist Logan Cale on creator James Cameron's dystopian sci-fi adventure "Dark Angel" (Fox, 2000-02) opposite series star Jessica Alba, with whom Weatherly was engaged to be married for a time. Later attached to a spin-off series from the popular military crime-drama "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005) alongside Mark Harmon, Weatherly was cast as Agent Tony DiNozzo on "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ), which soon developed into a ratings juggernaut. Over the course of its lengthy run, the actor supplemented his regular duties on "NCIS" with roles on such diverse projects as "The Mystery of Natalie Wood" (ABC, 2004) and the crime drama "Charlie Valentine" (2010). A handsome leading man in the classic mold, Weatherly was well-positioned to take further advantage of the opportunities provided by his hit series.

Relationships

Jessica Alba Actor

Companion
Co-starred on the Fox series "Dark Angel" Became engaged in early 2001 Split in July 2003

Rebecca Gayheart Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Amelia Heinle Actor

Wife
Appeared opposite one another on the ABC soap "Loving" Married in 1995 Divorced in 1997

Rachel Hunter Actor

Companion
Met during the filming of "Winding Roads" (1999) Split in early 1999

Bojana Jankovic

Wife
Married in September 2009

Patricia Weatherly

Mother

August Weatherly

Son
Born in 1996; mother, Amelia Heinle

William Weatherly

Brother
Younger

Olivia Weatherly

Daughter
Born April 10, 2012; mother, Bojana Jankovic

EDUCATION

Menlo College

Menlo Park , California
attended for two years

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
dropped out after a few months

American University

Washington , Washington D.C.
dropped out

Brooks School

North Andover , Massachusetts
private co-ed high school

Milestones

2003

Cast as Tony DiNozzo on "NCIS" (CBS)

2001

Played the lead opposite Lynn Redgrave in "Venus and Mars" (lensed 1999)

2000

Co-starred in "Gun Shy" with Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock

2000

Acted in the USA Network TV-movie thriller "Cabin by the Lake"

2000

Featured in the sequel "The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not an Option" (aired on HBO)

2000

Featured in the period sports drama "Remember the Titans"

2000

Was a series regular on "Dark Angel" (Fox)

1998

Had featured role in "The Last Days of Disco"

1998

Played ne'er-do-well father of the title character's young son on NBC's "Jesse"

1998

Made primetime series debut in the short-lived Fox drama "Significant Others"

1997

Appeared in the NBC event miniseries "Asteroid"

1997

Acted in the comedy feature "Meet Wally Sparks"

1996

Starred in the failed Aaron Spelling drama pilot "Pier 66"; aired as a TV-movie special on ABC

1992

Played Cooper Alden on the ABC soap "Loving"

Reprised role of Cooper on the revamped daytime drama "The City" (ABC)

Raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career; returned to New York after landing a role on the NYC-lensed series "Loving"

Guested on an episode of "The Cosby Show" (NBC) as Theo's college roommate

Had recurring role on the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light"

Made his acting debut in a high school production of "Babes in Arms"

Bonus Trivia

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Weatherly was a member of the band The Radar Kings.

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Michael Weatherly explaining his vision for the future to People (January 22, 2001): "I'd like to read on a beach in Tahiti. I don't have any plans for world domination, searing everybody with flamethrowing celebrity juice."

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In October 2011, Weatherly was sued by Ivan Romeo Mendez, who was hospitalized last year after the actor's vehicle reportedly crashed with his car in Los Angeles, CA. Mendez sued Weatherly for at least $80,000 in medical expenses.

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