'NCIS' exclusive: Robert Wagner to play Tony's dad!

ncis_wagner_lIf nothing else, NCIS‘ upcoming 150th episode will be remembered for one thing: introducing us to Tony’s dad!

Veteran actor Robert Wagner — yes, the former Jonathan Hart himself! — has been cast as the dad of Michael Weatherly’s TV sleuth, sources confirm to me exclusively. Father and son will reunite in NCIS‘ milestone episode, slated to air in January.

Got a case of déjà vu? It’s probably because Weatherly played Wagner in the 2004 TV movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood.

TV’s No. 1 show has an impressive track record when it comes to casting fathers of its lead characters. Previous daddy coups include Michael Nouri (as Ziva’s pa) and Ralph Waite (as Gibbs’ dad).


PHOTO CREDIT: NCIS: Sonja Fleming/CBS; Wagner: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com


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  • alex papadamou

    couldn’t be a more perfiect fit, bravo on the casting!

  • DeansRevival

    Perfect!! Now we know where Tony get’s his charm from. I cannot wait for the episode, it is going to be amazing!

  • CandyMaize

    That oughta be a great eppy!

  • Lori

    Perfect casting on Tony’s father. I don’t think they could find anyone better than Robert Wagner for that role!

  • Liz

    I say about time. I cannot wait.

  • They are NCIS Agents. Not “Detectives”. I know. I know. Same difference. But get it right because they aren’t the Police. They’re NCIS. And they’re AGENTS not detectives.

    • Mike Fink

      Ummm. He was a Baltimore City DETECTIVE before he applied to NCIS.
      source..JAG episodes s8 ep 20 & 21

  • Tati Leite

    Michael Weatherly played Robert Wagner on The Mystery of Natalie Wood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389121/). (I’m a fan from Brazil)

  • RvE

    Excellent choice; there’s even a family-ish resemblance! :)

  • Margy

    The NCIS Fan Site has been speculating for some time on who would be perfect to play Tony’s father. Robert Wagner was the one that we agreed would be perfect.

    • anna

      So have a few lists & the forums over on CBS….

  • NavyResGirl

    Happy Happy Joy Joy!
    Outstanding casting choice. Thank you Mr. Wagner for taking the job.
    Now I hope he turns out to be an A#1 a$$. Not evil like Ziva’s “all but dead to me” father but not the nice guy that Jackson Gibbs is.

  • Emma

    Perfect choice. Now bring on Stefanie Powers as DiNozzo’s mom!

    • annie

      Good idea, Emma!

      • NavyResGirl

        Except that it’s been established that Tony’s mom is dead.

  • Emily

    I Love This!!

  • Booger

    Wait for it….A.W.E.S.O.M.E.

  • MsDaisy

    Perfect casting there for sure.

  • astral_monkey

    Great choice!

    Now, who would play Abby’s dad?

    • Chappel

      Jeffrey Combs?

    • Myndrunner

      Henry Winkler!

    • gadgetgal

      Gene Simmons

      • katienix

        John Doe

      • Leah

        Love the idea of Gene Simmons playing Abby’s father!! Except Abby’s parents are both deaf and I couldn’t imagine Gene being about to keep his mouth shut throught a scene. I love him, but the man loves to talk.

    • Charmaine

      I think Abby’s dad should be played by “William Peterson” from CSI. He knows sign language and would be a great addition to the show. Just a thought.

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