Did Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray Get Along on the ‘NCIS’ Set?

by Jeremy Spirogis
NCIS Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray starred reverse each other in NCIS for over a decade. Weatherly performed Agent Gibbs’ second in command, Tony DiNozzo. Sean Murray got here onto the scene as a wee trainee, who DiNozzo loved choosing on for kicks. The characters had a sibling-like bond; which means, they bickered and fooled round, however deeply revered and cherished each other. 

NCIS Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly
Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray in ‘NCIS’ | Cliff Lipson/CBS by way of Getty Images

Weatherly and Murray had a really sturdy on-screen dynamic, but what was their relationship behind the scenes? Did the 2 get alongside on the set of NCIS? During an interview with ETOnline, Sean Murray discussed his relationship with Michael Weatherly, and the off-screen parallels to their characters’ relationship are evident. 

Sean Murray on his relationship with former ‘NCIS’ co-star Michael Weatherly 

Murray spoke with ETOnline concerning Michael Weatherly’s remaining NCIS episode — an emotional day for the forged. Murray defined that “In the world of NCIS, characters come and go;” nevertheless, that doesn’t imply Weatherly gained’t be missed. Murray went on to clarify: 

Michael and I, you may inform we’re very shut…From the start of the sequence, we bonded and fashioned an actual relationship on and off display screen. 


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Sean Murray explains that the 2 hit it off virtually instantly, which ought to come as no shock contemplating the best way Murray grew to become a daily. Murray was not alleged to be a mainstay within the sequence, however he boasted such sturdy chemistry with the forged in his supposed “one and done” episode that the showrunners saved him round, seeing his potential to play nicely with the others long-term. 

Sean Murray on the dynamic between DiNozzo and McGee 

Murray goes on to clarify his character’s bond with DiNozzo, noting that the on-screen relationship has helped cement fairly the off-screen friendship. Murray stated: 

There is a dynamic between the 2 characters that constructed through the years — [a] huge brother, little brother relationship that included a lot of hazing as a result of Tony was all the time the fraternity brother everlasting…Lots of affection, a lot of making enjoyable of one another and only a neat dynamic between the 2.


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Though Michael Weatherly’s absence is obvious within the sequence, NCIS continues to succeed. And, contemplating Cote de Pablo returned within the remaining moments of season 16, DiNozzo’s return could also be proper across the bend. A “Tiva” reunion could be within the works. Sean Murray notes that Michael Weatherly talked about doing “the odd episode here or there,” so is the time lastly proper? Was Weatherly ready for his former love curiosity to return first? 

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