02:48 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/03/2014 11:40AM
A warning to all those Michael Weatherly fans out there: There's a lot less of him to love these days.
The NCIS star took the summer off his top-rated drama to shed a whopping 35 lbs. from his 6' 2" frame. The actor told PEOPLE that he got so heavy that he "split five pairs of pants" during season 11.
"Here's the skinny," joked Weatherly, 46, who plays Anthony DiNozzo on the CBS series.
"I have two very small children, ages 2½ and 1 year old. That means I had been living with a pregnant lady for a long time. While my wife [Bojana Jankovic] never gave in too much to her Nutella craving, we weren't doing too much. And I found it very hard to say to my wife and children [Olivia and Liam] that I need to spend a couple of hours on me. And the job was demanding."
Originally posted 10/29/2013 07:30PM
The NCIS star and wife Bojana welcomed son Liam on Tuesday, the actor Tweets
Originally posted 04/05/2013 10:15AM
The NCIS star and wife Bojana Jankovic will welcome another child in early fall
Originally posted 11/20/2012 05:00AM
The NCIS star gets sauced and saucy at his Sexiest Man Alive shoot
Originally posted 05/24/2004 06:00AM
Love the tough guys on Navy N.C.I.S.? Well, we hate to shatter your image, but they're not so tough. "Mark (Harmon) and I, sometimes we start to giggle, when we're supposed to look each other in the eye and be kind of tough," costar Michael Weatherly tells us. "It's hard for the editors to find bits with us not laughing with tears in our eyes." Hmm. But there is one thing about which Harmon – PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive in 1986 – is tough: punctuality. "You have to be on time," Weatherly says. "It's a Mark Harmon show, and he's a very punctual guy. He really feels it's out of respect for the process and all the people who work hard every day, that the actors should really endeavor to be on time. It's just the Mark Harmon way." Don't be late for the show's season finale on Tuesday – you've been warned.
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