EXCLUSIVE: Michael Weatherly jokes that he 'overstayed his welcome' on 'NCIS'

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Michael Weatherly Jokes That He 'Overstayed His Welcome' on 'NCIS'

NCIS star Michael Weatherly is saying goodbye to the long-running CBS drama that made him a star this month, and ET's Kevin Frazier soaked up some of the last moments that he'll have with Weatherly as DiNozzo on the set.

After years of covering the show, Frazier has become close enough with Weatherly to have earned a gift from the 47-year-old actor -- a Swiss Army knife.

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"I appreciate that," Frazier said upon receiving the present. "And, you know, the thing about seeing you at NCIS is I always would get a little nervous for your interviews, because I never knew where we were going."

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Weatherly jokes that he 'overstayed his welcome' on 'NCIS'
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 13: 'Dead Letter' -- The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Emily Wickersham as Eleanor Bishop, Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo, Sarah Clarke as Tess Monroe, Mark Harmon as Jethro Gibbs. (Photo by Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 7: 'Dead Letter' -- The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo, Mark Harmon as Jethro Gibbs, David Dayan Fisher as Trent Kort. (Photo by Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 13: 'Dead Letter' -- The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo. (Photo by Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 7: 'Dead Letter' -- The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo. (Photo by Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 7: 'Dead Letter' -- The NCIS team, alongside the FBI and MI6, continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who has left one colleague fighting for their life in ICU, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Sarah Clarke guest stars as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry guest stars as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo, David Dayan Fisher as Trent Kort. (Photo by Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 25: 'Loose Cannons' -- Dinozzo pays Jeanne Benoit (Scottie Thompson) a visit as he chases a lead involving doctors in Sudan, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Jon Cryer, Scottie Thompson and David Chisum (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 19: 'Double Trouble' -- Vance partners with Gibbs and returns to field duty when a murder case is connected to a former NCIS agent he locked up for stealing evidence, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Emily Wickersham (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 22: 'Incognito' -- After a Marine is found murdered in Quantico hours after calling Gibbs to discuss a possible case, Bishop and McGee go undercover as a married couple to run surveillance on a Marine Lieutenant and his wife, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon (Photo by Colleen Hayes/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 25: '16 Years' -- The NCIS murder case of a retired Navy Lieutenant Commander forces Ducky to reveal his participation in a secret society that solves cold cases, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and Sean Murray (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: 'Incognito' -- After a Marine is found murdered in Quantico hours after calling Gibbs to discuss a possible case, Bishop and McGee go undercover as a married couple to run surveillance on a Marine Lieutenant and his wife, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly and Sean Murray (Photo by Darren Michaels/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 28: 'Personal Day' -- Gibbs (Mark Harmon, right) calls on the team to assist DEA Agent Luis Mitchell (John Gabriel) with a case that keeps going cold, but DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly, center) discovers there is more to Gibbs' personal connection to the agent and his desire to help him succeed. Also, the team gossips about Gibbs' new look after he replaces his standard military haircut and polo shirt for a modern cut and tailored dress shirt, on NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Emily Wickersham (left) (Photo by Eddy Chen/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: 'Lost in Translation' -- Gibbs and Bishop travel to Afghanistan after the murder of a Marine in D.C. is linked to a terror group holding another Marine hostage overseas. Also, DiNozzo is upset that McGee was chosen to be the new face of NCIS for all recruitment brochures, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly and Emily Wickersham (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 15: 'Cadence' -- DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly, center) returns to the military academy he attended as a teenager after a murdered Marine and alumni of the school is found clutching the photo of a current student, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Emily Wickersham (left) and Robert Adamson (right) (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 31: 'House Rules' -- The NCIS team consults with three cyber-terrorists they imprisoned after a city-wide Internet shutdown the week before Christmas. Also, McGee reflects on the case and Gibbs' infamous rules as he pens a heartfelt letter to his father, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: 'Semper Fortis' -- While the NCIS team investigates the cause of a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a Petty Officer, Gibbs searches for a way to clear a Navy Hospital Corpsman, who has served two medical tours in Afghanistan, after she's indicted for illegally providing medical aid to the victims of the crash, even though the surviving victims swear by her life-saving techniques, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Emily Wickersham and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: 'Semper Fortis' -- While the NCIS team investigates the cause of a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a Petty Officer, Gibbs searches for a way to clear a Navy Hospital Corpsman, who has served two medical tours in Afghanistan, after she's indicted for illegally providing medical aid to the victims of the crash, even though the surviving victims swear by her life-saving techniques, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: 'Semper Fortis' -- While the NCIS team investigates the cause of a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a Petty Officer, Gibbs searches for a way to clear a Navy Hospital Corpsman, who has served two medical tours in Afghanistan, after she's indicted for illegally providing medical aid to the victims of the crash, even though the surviving victims swear by her life-saving techniques, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly and Emily Wickersham (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 24: 'The Searchers' -- After investigating the murder of a retired Master Sergeant, the NCIS team uncovers a fraudulent charity that preys on those searching for missing military personnel. Meanwhile, Bishop agonizes over the results of her probation evaluation, and Tony (Michael Weatherly, right) contemplates adopting a stray cat that followed him home, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Sean Murray (left) (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
'Parental Guidance Suggested' -- The NCIS team must determine if the murder of a Navy commander's wife is linked to her profession as a therapist or an act of terrorism after finding the commander's name on a Jihadist target list. Meanwhile, the team discusses Halloween costumes and Tony's recent dating habits, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Emily Wickersham and Marisol Nichols (Photo by Patrick McElhenny/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 15: 'Bulletproof' -- After uncovering faulty bulletproof vests in a truck filled with stolen U.S.M.C. merchandise, the NCIS team attempts to locate both the source and any vests that had been shipped to military personnel overseas, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Emily Wickersham and Mark Harmon. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 25: 'Kill Chain' -- NCIS on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Emily Wickersham, Michael Weatherly , Mark Harmon and Susanna Thompson. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 27: 'Anonymous Was a Woman' -- Gibbs and McGee (Sean Murray, left) travel to Afghanistan when a murder case leads them to an Afghan women's shelter Mike Frank'Âs secretly supported for years, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Michael Weatherly. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 14: 'Alibi' -- The NCIS team is forced to re-examine a hit-and-run murder case when a former FBI agent turned lawyer confides in Gibbs that her client's confidential alibi is solid. Meanwhile, McGee grows suspicious of Tony's strange behavior, on NCIS Tuesday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Michael Weatherly. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: 'Collateral Damage'--Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) investigate the scene of a deadly bank robbery on NCIS Tuesday Nov.11 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 1: 'Agent Afloat' -- Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) investigate a mysterious suicide aboard a carrier on NCIS Tuesday Sept. 30 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 14: 'Aliyah' -- In the aftermath of Dinozzo's (Michael Weatherly, far left) confrontation with Michael Rivkin, the team (Rocky Carroll, Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, center left to right, with guest star Arnold Vosloo, far right) flies to Israel for a final showdown, on the sixth season's finale of NCIS Tuesday May 19th (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Eric McCandless/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 17: 'Secrets' -- When a Navy captain is found dead with an unusual costume hidden under his uniform, NCIS uncovers a secret society of real-life super heroes and must track down the villain, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Perrey Reeves (right) guest stars as Wendy Miller, DiNozzo's (Michael Weatherly, center) journalist ex-fiance. Also pictured: Cote de Pablo (left) (Photo by Ron P. Jaffee/CBS via Getty Images)
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It's Weatherly's fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach that is a part of his charm, but sometimes he actually goes without pants. In a 2014 interview with ET, Weatherly comically dropped trou during a workout.

"All I can say about that is, if you think about it, the most fun we have in life is with our pants down," Weatherly joked when Frazier played him video of the flashback interview. "And so I just feel like if you want to feel good, get those pants off and see what happens!"

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Weatherly's quick wit is a big reason for why audiences gravitated to NCIS so quickly. After hitting their milestone 300th episode earlier this year, NCIS is still the No. 1 drama on television, but Weatherly told ET that while the show could go on for years to come, his character should find the exit.

"The character had to leave at some point," Weatherly explained. "I should've left years ago, but I was having so much fun I overstayed my welcome horribly -- like that guest who won't leave and keeps digging into your fridge."

Now with his schedule opening up, Weatherly has the world at his fingertips, but he seems to have a one-track mind.

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"For the time being, I'm going to collapse into a heap," he said. "I'm going to watch a lot of golf."

The final two episodes of NCIS' 13th season will air on Tuesday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 17 on CBS. Watch the video for a preview of Weatherly's final scenes on NCIS.

Goodbye, DiNozzo! Watch a Preview of Michael Weatherly's Final Scenes on 'NCIS'

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