Anthony 'Tony' Dinozzo
Senior Special AgentAnthony "Tony" D. DiNozzo, portrayed by Michael Weatherly, is a former homicide detective for the Baltimore Police Department.
Prior to Baltimore, he worked for Philadelphia PD and Peoria PD. Like Gibbs, has a limited patience for the scientific method and technical terms. DiNozzo is
perhaps best known for his seemingly-endless film references; Ziva insists that his dying words will be "I've seen this film". He attended Ohio State University as a physical education major and was a member of the "Alpha Chi Delta" fraternity, class of 1989. DiNozzo is said to have played college basketball, "running the point for Ohio State" according to Abby Sciuto in a discussion with her assistant, Chip. It is mentioned that he comes from a wealthy family but was disowned by his father, Anthony DiNozzo Sr, played by Robert Wagnerwho in turn was played by Weatherly in a TV movie. DiNozzo's mother was over-protective, and she "dressed him like a sailor until he was ten.
He is a flirt, and has had his fair share of success in that department. He has a fondness for playing pranks on his co-workers and little respect for their boundaries. During the course of the fourth season, he was on an undercover assignment that Director Jenny Shepard led, the key mission being to find arms dealer La Grenouille by posing as La Grenouille's daughter's boyfriend, but ended up falling in love with her. In the episode "Knockout", he revealed that
he was not doing well with women and that he was still hurting from his relationship with Jeanne Benoit. There is a great deal of romantic tension
between Tony and Ziva. Despite his playboy manner and light-hearted nature, DiNozzo is frequently shown to be very sharp; he is able to coax Mossad Director
Eli David into admitting he cares more about the Mossad than his daughter.
Reassigned as an Agent Afloat in Season 5 ("Judgment Day") Transferred back to the Major Case Response Team in Season 6 ("Agent Afloat")
DiNozzo is one of three characters to have appeared in