Michael Ausiello
November 02, 2009 AT 10:17 PM EST

If nothing else, NCIS‘ upcoming 150th episode will be remembered for one thing: introducing us to Tony’s dad!

Veteran actor Robert Wagner — yes, the former Jonathan Hart himself! — has been cast as the dad of Michael Weatherly’s TV sleuth, sources confirm to me exclusively. Father and son will reunite in NCIS‘ milestone episode, slated to air in January.

Got a case of déjà vu? It’s probably because Weatherly played Wagner in the 2004 TV movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood.

TV’s No. 1 show has an impressive track record when it comes to casting fathers of its lead characters. Previous daddy coups include Michael Nouri (as Ziva’s pa) and Ralph Waite (as Gibbs’ dad).

Thoughts?!

PHOTO CREDIT: NCIS: Sonja Fleming/CBS; Wagner: Michael Simon/startraksphoto.com

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