These events drive Tony to leave NCIS to care for their daughter.Michael Weatherly was cast for the role of Anthony "Tony" Di Nozzo in 2003 and appeared in every episode of the show's first 13 seasons.Also Read: Keith Olbermann Says NBC News ' Enabled' Matt Lauer, Slams Fired Star as ' Vindictive' Yeah. “It represented, after serious review a clear violation of our company’s standards,” Lack wrote.In the sketch, Lauer has coffee spilled on him in a hallway, so he strips off his trousers before going on air. “I gotta look as good as that numb-nuts Regis Philbin.” Just as a “Today” page is beginning to iron Lauer’s pants, several female co-stars walk through the door and Lauer jumps at the chance to expose his boxer-clad body to them. “While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.” Lack continued, “Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.” Also Read: Matt Lauer Firing Rocks Hollywood as Stars Shake Their Heads at Latest Scandal A rep for Lauer did not immediately respond to The Wrap’s request for comment.Tony Di Nozzo and Ziva David are fictional characters from the American police procedural drama NCIS.Tony, an original character, is portrayed by Michael Weatherly, and Ziva, who first appeared in the third season, is portrayed by Cote de Pablo.Matt Lauer has definitely exhibited some lewd behavior on the set of the “Today” show at least once before — for an on-air skit, that is. You’re making me lactate.” As they turn to leave, Lauer turns his body and says, “Get it while it lasts!Soon after Lauer was fired by NBC News following a complaint of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” on Wednesday, a clip from a December 2014 “Today” show segment started making the rounds on social media. ” NBC’s decision to terminate Lauer was announced at the top of Wednesday’s “Today” show, which he joined full-time in 1994 as news anchor and then as co-host three years later.
Gibbs manages to have Ziva and Mc Gee transferred back to the team in the premiere, but Tony is still acting as agent afloat on the USS Seahawk." In response to her confusion, Bashan tells her that he knows that Tony has been visiting her apartment at least once a week for the past three months and that Mossad officers have been spying on her, evidently on orders from her father, Mossad Director Eli David."I think they're just having a lot of fun watching us fight our way through it. That's the fun aspect of not knowing...being bombarded by all this attraction and seeing them fight it or deal with it the best way possible. Tony's always trying to hit on women and he doesn't try to hit Ziva.Those moments they get too close they try to brush themselves off and say 'Oh, that didn't happen.'" Throughout the episode, Tony vigorously defends Ziva's innocence to the FBI, as well as berating any agent who dares question her loyalty when her car is found at a bombing in downtown Georgetown. His romance with Jeanne continues to progress throughout the year, and he remains tight-lipped about it when his colleagues notice the change in his behavior.Cote de Pablo, who plays Ziva, came to me right before we were shooting the first scene where we kissed, and said, 'I've never kissed anyone on camera before.' I was expecting this timid little bird kiss, like a little peck, but she was like a lioness—she practically ate my head off! We were told to really have fun with it, they wanted a sexy thing happening, and Cote delivered. And let's be honest, three out of the four letters in 'TIVA' are from Ziva, so what is the 'T' then? I don't think so." She elaborated in another interview, "My character has sort of this understated flirtation with Michael's character, Tony.She gets jealous, but I think she would never admit it or hook up with someone in the workplace. He is the epitome of the American man and all of the things that come out of his mouth are brutally stupid." When she initially goes to the Israeli embassy to report their deaths, which she witnessed, Mossad Officer Michael Bashan asks her directly, "Did you or did you not sleep with him?
Later they both say that they are "tired of pretending": Tony about the politics in the hunt for the mole within the team, which required the team to withhold information from each other, and Ziva for reasons undisclosed.