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Bye Bye, DiNozzo, Hello Dr. Phil! How Michael Weatherly Prepped for His Big Change in Character

Originally posted 09/20/2016 04:50PM

Michael Weatherly spent 13 years as special agent Anthony DiNozzo on NCIS, but in May "it was time for DiNozzo to go off and become his own man," the actor tells PEOPLE. "And I guess the same could be said about myself."

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Michael Weatherly Calls His Bull Inspiration Dr. Phil McGraw a 'Fascinating Character – He is Part Machiavelli, Part P.T. Barnum'

Michael Weatherly Calls His Bull Inspiration Dr. Phil McGraw a 'Fascinating Character – He is Part Machiavelli, Part P.T. Barnum'

Originally posted 05/19/2016 03:15PM

Michael Weatherly met Dr. Phil McGraw a few years before he signed onto play a character based on him in CBS' new fall drama Bull.

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What's Next for Michael Weatherly After NCIS? A Family Trip to Jamaica – to Do Nothing!

What's Next for Michael Weatherly After NCIS? A Family Trip to Jamaica – to Do Nothing!

Originally posted 05/18/2016 01:50PM

"The kids are very excited to have me around, mostly because I'm wrapped around their little fingers," Weatherly tells PEOPLE

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UpdatePosted 05/18/2016 11:30AM

Michael Weatherly Reveals Whom He Will Miss Most After His 14-Year-Long Run on NCIS

Originally posted 05/17/2016 09:00PM

So long, Special Agent Tony DiNozzo. You will be missed – more than you might know.

On Tuesday, fans of the hit show NCIS said goodbye to Michael Weatherly and his character Tony DiNozzo.

Prior to his exit, Weatherly spoke with reporters about his departure and weighed in on whom he will missed most.

"I may have a surprise answer. Well, unless you've never seen the show in which case you'll be like, 'Wow, I had no idea that that would be a surprise answer,' " he said. "I think I will on one level miss the schedule, which is an inanimate kind of thing, but I'll miss the structure that it gave my life."

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Michael Weatherly Answers That Burning Question: Will He Ever Return to NCIS?

Originally posted 05/17/2016 01:45PM

Special Agent Tony DiNozzo will make his exit on Tuesday after a 13-year run taking down criminals – but is the agent's badge hung up for good?

Michael Weatherly spoke with reporters recently about his upcoming exit from NCIS and giving closure to his beloved character.

Putting many at ease, he made sure to address the possibility that he might make a special appearance in the future.

"Yes, well, I believe in the franchise of NCIS very much, and it's why I went and did NCIS L.A last year and NCIS New Orleans," said Weatherly, 47. "In fact, last year I did 26 episodes of NCIS the franchise, which is insane."

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UpdatePosted 05/05/2016 02:55PM

NCIS: Try Not to Get Emotional Watching This Goodbye Clip for Tony DiNozzo

Originally posted 05/04/2016 07:00PM

It's time to say goodbye to a very special agent!

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Michael Weatherly Is Leaving NCIS After 13 Seasons: 'I Couldn't Have Had More Fun'

Originally posted 01/06/2016 10:30AM

It's a sad day for NCIS fans.

Michael Weatherly, who has played Anthony DiNozzo on the hit CBS series since 2003, will be leaving the show at the end of this season.

"DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character & I couldn't have had more fun playing him over the past 13 seasons," Weatherly, 47, tweeted Tuesday.

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NCIS Star Michael Weatherly Arrested, Charged with DUI: Report

Michael Weatherly Arrested, Charged with DUI: Report

Originally posted 11/26/2015 10:30AM

Michael Weatherly has reportedly been charged with a DUI.

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Michael Weatherly: How Having Kids Influenced My Décor

Michael Weatherly: How Having Kids Influenced My Décor

Originally posted 04/15/2015 12:25AM

"I think the key to me is everything has to able to be sat in, used, able to get thrown up on, or crayoned," the NCIS star jokes to PEOPLE

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See Which NCIS Star Transformed His Body – by Shedding 35 Lbs. | Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly Sheds 35 Lbs. – How He Did It

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 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."

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