‘NCIS’: Is Tony DiNozzo Actor Michael Weatherly Returning To the Show?

by Joe Rutland

NCIS fans are wondering if Michael Weatherly, who played Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, will be returning to the popular CBS drama.

Well, he’s doing some stirring of the proverbial pot that’s for sure. According to an article from the Express, Weatherly shared what might be a throwback snap from his Twitter account. He posted it on July 28 and Outsiders that are NCIS fans can see it for themselves.

“#ncis Camera is King” is what Weatherly wrote in the caption.

Weatherly’s Tony DiNozzo served as a special agent for the NCIS team.

DiNozzo served as a Senior Agent on the Major Case Response Team during his first few years on the show.

‘NCIS’ Star Weatherly Left Show After 12 Seasons of Playing DiNozzo

Weatherly left NCIS when his character moved away to reconnect with his love, and former agent, Ziva David [Cote de Pablo]. Shortly before his exit, NCIS fans learned that Ziva and Tony DiNozzo have a daughter, Talia. The agent left the team in the show’s 12th season in order to join Ziva and Talia in London.

Nowadays, Weatherly is busy with his own show Bull. He plays Dr. Jason Bull in the CBS courtroom drama. It’s a show that is inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw. Yes, that Dr. Phil whose show received a lot of support from Oprah Winfrey over the years.

So, if he is going to reappear as DiNozzo on NCIS, then it might be in a recurring role or one-shot guest appearance. He’s got another season will Bull coming up this fall.

Bull comes back for a sixth season. NCIS will be returning this fall as well for its 19th season.

‘Ducky’ Actor David McCallum Never Knew He Was a ‘Heartthrob’ in 1960s

NCIS has a heartthrob on its show right now. Well, that’s one name the actor who plays Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard had in his younger days…on another show.

David McCallum was on the 1960s NBC spy show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” McCallum played Illya Kuryakin, a Russian secret agent, who teamed up with Napoleon Solo, an American secret agent [Robert Vaughn].

During an interview in 2016, the NCIS star talked about coming to understand why he was considered a heartthrob all those years ago.

“What`s quite extraordinary is that they`re playing ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ here for the first time on network television now and I`ve been sitting down watching them, watching myself 52 years ago,” McCallum said.

“And at the time I had no idea why people had this emotional response to Illya Kuryakin,” McCallum said. “…But seeing it 50 years later, I can see how people found him kind of enigmatic and attractive and just having fun. He was a cool character!”