Anthony (Tony) DiNozzo
Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo comes from a wealthy family from New York. He is an only child but has been cut off from his family's fortune - similar to Michael Weatherly in real life.
He attended Rhode Island Military Academy as a teenager, and graduated from The Ohio State University, where he played basketball, with a BA in Physical Education.
He has worked in three different police departments - Peoria, Philadelphia, and Baltimore - staying in each location for an average of two years.
At the end of his stint with Baltimore homicide, he was hired by NCIS (prior to the pilot)
Tony is written as a streetwise, smart-aleck, promiscuous former homicide detective.
He is a flirt who does not respect personal boundaries, going so far as to rifle through his colleagues' possessions, both at work and in their homes, and listen in on private phone calls.
Although Tony is in his late 30s or early 40s, he is typically written as possessing a juvenile sense of humor that manifests itself in many ways - pranks, name-calling, etc.
Tony delights in quoting movies in everyday life.
Although his immature behavior often gets Tony into trouble, he also demonstrates himself to be an insightful agent when the need arises.
Tony's coworkers often display visible frustration with his antics, but just the same, throughout the series Tony has been shown to be very loyal to his coworkers at NCIS, particularly his supervisor, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Tony: Raise your arms. Please. Ma'am. Just remember I have mouths to feed. Two goldfish. I'm their only source of income. They're awfully cute.
Porter: Relax, DiNozzo. I'm as anxious about this as you are.
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Ziva: You have to tell him [McGee] the truth.
Tony: Not until I'm absolutely sure lying won't work.
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McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.
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McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.
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- Rating: Unrated