Original CSI Cast Member Paul Guilfoyle to Depart After 14 Seasons
Variety reports that Paul Guilfoyle will depart the CBS drama series CSI after appearing in all 14 seasons of the show. The actor is one of only two cast members who have been with the drama as a regular since its debut.
Guilfoyle, who portrays Captain Jim Brass, will make his final appearance during the season finale airing May 7. According to the report, he was informed just last week that he would not be returning to the long-running series.
"Paul made Captain Brass a standout character," said "CSI" exec producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill. "He is not just an original cast member, he is an original. In a show about forensics, fans always looked forward to the handcuffs coming out, and Captain Brass putting his spin on the crime of the week, just as Paul Guilfoyle put his indelible stamp on the character and the show. He will be missed."
'CSI' was recently renewed for a 15th season.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about a team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes by examining the evidence. They are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. D.B. Russell, the CSI supervisor for the grave shift, is a family man and scientist, but not a nerd. Son of hippie parents, he's a left-coast Sherlock Holmes who devours crime novels and looks at every crime scene as if it were a story waiting to be told. The team's other members include CSI Julie Finlay, a blood spatter expert who always speaks her mind, regardless of the consequences; Nick Stokes, the conscience of the team, often driven by his emotional connection to the victim to always get the job done; Sara Sidle, aka "Mrs. Grissom," relentless in her pursuit of criminals and the moral compass of the team; Greg Sanders, once an off-beat tech analyst and now an experienced and intuitive crime solver; and Morgan Brody, an exile from the Los Angeles Crime Lab and the daughter of Undersheriff Ecklie. She's a natural-born investigator who still has a lot to learn about politics and family. The CSI team members also work closely with Captain Jim Brass, a seasoned detective and protector of CSI, sometimes to a fault; Dr. Albert Robbins, the ever-professional medical examiner; his wise-cracking assistant, David Phillips; and the CSI Lab Technicians: David Hodges, a tech of many talents who often rubs people the wrong way, but never fails to deliver, and Henry Andrews, the DNA specialist, who always cracks the code.