Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) is the charismatic, former jock on the NCIS team. He can be snarky and smarmy which has something to do with the way he was raised. After his beloved mother died (when he was 8), his father, Anthony DiNozzo Sr., put him boarding schools. It’s safe to describe DiNozzo Sr. as emotionally neglectful and, it turns out, a skilled con man.
DiNozzo Sr. returns to NCIS (March 10, 8pm on CBS) to help his son and his co-workers with a murder case that involves a rare painting being stolen and replaced with a fake. His knowledge of the black market art world will come in handy. DiNozzo Sr. is portrayed by 85-year-old Robert Wagner who is best known by people under 50 for his roles as Number 2 in the Austin Powers franchise and as Teddy on Two and a Half Men. Wagner is also known for having been married to actress Natalie Wood (Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story) and being with her when she drowned near their yacht while it was moored near Catalina Island. (Christopher Walken was there, too.)