Actor Michael Weatherly Who Plays 'DiNozzo' Leaving 'NCIS'

Actor Michael Weatherly Who Plays ‘DiNozzo’ Leaving ‘NCIS’

Michael Weatherly, the actor known for the playing the wise-cracking but resourceful Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on “NCIS,” is leaving the show after 13 seasons.

The Hollywood Reporter says CBS confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the actor is moving on.

“He is a valued part of the CBS family, and the immense charm and talent he brings to the screen as ‘Very’ Special Agent Tony DiNozzo has helped make NCIS what it is today – the No. 1 drama in the world.”

Weatherly later confirmed the news on his Twitter account, saying that CBS Chairman Les Moonves and the network gave him “the opportunity of the lifetime.”

“I will miss the amazing crew & cast, who are like family to me, & to the fans all over the world – THANK YOU, it’s been a fantastic ride!” he wrote.

CBS said it was looking forward to develop projects with him as part of an ongoing deal with the actor.

Weatherly has been with the show since the beginning, even appearing as a guest on “JAG,” the show that “NCIS” spun out of. He’s also appeared on all “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”

Weatherly will remain on the show until the end of the season.

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