9 Things You Didn’t Know About Former ‘NCIS’ Star Michael Weatherly
7. Early Life
Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr. was born on July 8, 1968 in New York City to Patricia O’Hara and Michael Manning Weatherly, Sr. He was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he attended the prestigious Fairfield Country Day School and then graduated from Brooks School in Massachusetts. He went on to attend Boston University, Menlo College and American University, but ended up dropping out of college to fully pursue his love of acting.
6. Mistaken Identity
Despite becoming one of TV’s most popular actors thanks to his long running role as Anthony DiNozzo on NCIS, not everyone seems to know who Weatherly is. In an interview, the actor hilariously described a time when he was mistaken for actor Sean Patrick Flanery. “[It was ] in Planet Hollywood, Vancouver, 1998. And they were like, ‘What are you having?’ I’m like, ‘hamburger, bottle of wine, french fries, calamari, maybe a salad and, can I have a friend come?’ Cause I had feeling it was going to be free, and you know what? Thank you, Sean Patrick Flanery. Free lunch.”