NCIS’ Michael Weatherly unveils bold change to appearance that divides fans

Michael Weatherly has unveiled a bold new look after he teased a change to his appearance earlier this year.

The former NCIS star – who played Tony DiNozzo until 2015 – revealed that he was growing a mustache in January, leading fans to speculate that he will return to the show after Mark Harmon’s character, Leroy Gibbs sported one upon his return following a brief absence in season four.

In February, Michael finally gave fans a glimpse at his new look, sharing a close-up photo of the facial hair above his top lip in a post on Twitter.

Captioning the image, Michael joked: “My Sean Connery Impression. So Far… it’s wanting.” However, his followers appeared divided over his striking new look.


One responded: “I’m gonna say, no.” A second said: “It’s ok I guess…just needs a beard to go with it.” A third added: “Ziva would not approve!” referring to Cote de Pablo’s NCIS character, Ziva David.

However, others loved his new facial hair, with one responding: “You look handsome”. Another wrote: “You’re gorgeous. Lovely handsome face.” And another said: “With or without a mustache you remain a beautiful man.”

michael weatherly with mustache

Michael’s new facial hair divided fans


There’s no doubt that NCIS fans have missed Michael on the show, and in May last year, he hinted at a possible comeback.

Taking to Twitter, he shared a TV Insider article that asked: “NCIS: Will Michael Weatherly return for a guest spot with ‘Bull’ ending?”.

He captioned the post: “End of @BullCBS tonight, I’m reflecting on 22 years of TV. From Dark Angel & @NCIS_CBS it’s been a fantastic experience; worked w/ thousands of actors & hundreds of directors. I’m taking some time to look back on it all. And always the question: @tvinsider.”

michael weatherly as tony dinozzo ncis

Michael left NCIS in 2015

In January, Michael also teased a reunion with Cote de Pablo. In a reflective tweet on New Year’s Day, he wrote: “Happy New Year! It’s time to look at time and enjoy the moment!”

When one fan replied: “We all would rather look at you and Ziva reuniting and enjoying that moment,” Michael wrote in response: “Stay tuned… for this might be an interesting year for such ‘moments’!”

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