Michael Weatherly

Active - 1997 - 2010  |   Born - Jul 8, 1968 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Jason Buchanan

Born in New York City on August 8th, 1968 and raised in Fairfield, CT, prolific film and television actor Michael Weatherly got his start on an episode of The Cosby Show before moving on to carve out an impressive career on screens both large and small. While many television viewers would recognize Weatherly from walk-on roles in such popular television series as Charmed and Ally McBeal, it was the actor's controversial age-disparity romance with Dark Angel co-star Jessica Alba that got tongues wagging around Tinseltown back in 2001. He could be seen opposite Alba on that sci-fi program throughout its two-season run (2000-2001). Later, Weatherly portrayed actor Robert Wagner in the made-for-television drama The Mystery of Natalie Wood before revealing a deeply personal secret about his onscreen girlfriend in Her Minor Thing. In 2003, Weatherly landed his most regular television role to date, as a Naval criminal investigator on NCIS.

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  • Father Michael Weatherly Sr. made millions as U.S. importer of the Swiss Army Knife.
  • Was sent to survival camp at the age of 12 because his mother thought he needed to be toughened up.
  • Got his acting breakthrough as Theo Huxtable's college roommate on The Cosby Show.
  • Briefly dated Rachel Hunter after her divorce from rocker Rod Stewart.
  • Was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series in 2001 and 2002 for his work on Dark Angel.
  • Most famous for his role as special agent Anthony DiNozzo on the CBS crime drama NCIS.