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List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation characters

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama television series created by Anthony E. Zuiker and executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue, William Petersen, Cynthia Chavtel, Naren Shanker, and Don McGill, among others. It follows Las Vegas criminalists (identified as "Crime Scene Investigators") working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve murders. Gil Grissom, a forensic entomologist, D.B. Russell, an esteemed botanist, and Julie Finlay and Catherine Willows, blood spatter experts with extensive knowledge of criminal psychology, head a team who are on the case 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. Grissom and Willows were based upon real LVMPD Crime Scene Analysts David Holstein and Yolanda McClary.[1]

Contents

  • Main Cast 1
  • Crossover Characters 2
  • Police Officers 3
  • Relatives and Friends 4
  • Criminalists 5
  • Adversaries 6
  • See also 7
  • Footnotes 8

Main Cast

Cyber as D.B. Russell.

Character
(Actor)
First Episode
(credited)
Final Episode
(credited)
Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Gil Grissom
(William Petersen)
01.01
"Pilot"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Cameo Voice
Catherine Willows
(Marg Helgenberger)
Warrick Brown
(Gary Dourdan)
09.01
"For Warrick"
Nick Stokes
(George Eads)
15.18
"The End Game"
Jim Brass
(Paul Guilfoyle)
16.01
"Immortality Part I"
Sara Sidle
(Jorja Fox)
1.02
"Cool Change"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Greg Sanders
(Eric Szmanda)
01.01
"Pilot"
Al Robbins
(Robert David Hall)
01.06
"Who Are You?"
Sofia Curtis
(Louise Lombard)
05.07
"Formalities"
11.20
"Father of the Bride"
David Hodges
(Wallace Langham)
03.11
"Recipe for Murder"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Raymond Langston
(Laurence Fishburne)
09.09
"19 Down"
11.22
"In a Dark, Dark House"
Riley Adams
(Lauren Lee Smith)
09.03
"Art Imitates Life"
09.24
"All In"
David Phillips
(David Berman)
01.05
"Friends and Lovers"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Wendy Simms
(Liz Vassey)
06.06
"Secrets and Flies"
11.02
"Pool Shark"
Morgan Brody
(Elisabeth Harnois)
11.21
"Cello and Goodbye"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
D.B. Russell
(Ted Danson)
12.01
"73 Seconds"
Julie Finlay
(Elisabeth Shue)
12.14
"Seeing Red"
15.18
"The End Game"
Henry Andrews
(Jon Wellner)
05.23
"Iced"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"

Crossover Characters

Several main characters from other series have appeared over the course of CSI's sixteen-season run.

Police Officers

Due to the content of the series, a number of Police Officers are required to support the principal cast. Detectives, such as Frankie Reed and Sam Vega, are often seen arresting and interviewing suspects alongside the criminalists. Sheriffs and Undersheriffs act as an administrative and supervisory arm of the LVPD and often appear adversarial to the CSIs. Officers are most often seen entering and searching properties, although sometimes they are also seen involved in car chases or other forms of high speed pursuit.

Character
(Actor)
First Episode
(credited)
Final Episode
(credited)
Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Sheriffs and Under-Sheriffs
Conrad Ecklie
(Marc Vann)
01.07
"Blood Drops"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Brian Mobley
(Glenn Morshower)
02.03
"Overload"
Rory Atwater
(Xander Berkeley)
04.07
"Invisible Evidence"
05.07
"Formalities"
Jeffrey McKeen
(Conor O'Farrell)
05.24
"Grave Danger, Vol. I"
13.01
"Karma to Burn"
Sherry Liston
(Barbara Eve Harris)
12.04
"Maid Man"
12.22
"Homecoming"
Sergeants
Ray O'Riley
(Skip O'Brien)
01.01
"Pilot"
04.03
"Homebodies"
Barclay
(Lex Medlin)
10.18
"Field Mice"
10.23
"Meat Jekyll"
Detectives
Sam Vega
(Geoffrey Rivas)
01.16
"Too Tough to Die"
12.20
"Altered Stakes"
Cyrus Lockwood
(Jeffrey D. Sams)
02.16
"Primum Non Nocere"
03.22
"Inside the Box"
Lou Vartann
(Alex Carter)
04.09
"Grissom v. The Volcano"
13.11
"Dead Air"
Chris Caviliere
(José Zúñiga)
04.16
"Getting Off"
10.11
"Sin City Blue"
Carlos Moreno
(Enrique Murciano)
10.04
"Coup de Grace"
13.03
"Wildflowers"
Frankie Reed
(Katee Sackhoff)
11.06
"Cold Blooded"
11.14
"All That Cremains"
Kevin Crawford
(Alimi Ballard)
13.09
"Strip Maul"
15.16
"The Last Ride"
Daniel Shaw
(Mark Valley)
15.01
"The CSI Effect"
15.18
"The End Game"
Police Officers
Joe Metcalf
(Joseph Patrick Kelly)
01.20
"Sounds of Silence"
15.15
"Hero to Zero"
David Fromansky
(David Andrews)
04.02
"All For Our Country"
04.14
"Paper or Plastic"
Andy Akers
(Larry Sullivan)
04.07
"Invisible Evidence"
15.12
"Dead Woods"
Larry Mitchell
(Larry Mitchell)
06.02
"Room Service"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Daniel Pritchard
(David Gianopoulos)
08.17
"For Gedda"
09.01
"For Warrick"
Officer Shelly
(Shelli Bergh)
11.20
"Father of the Bride"
12.05
"CSI Down"
Lewis Norman
(Lewis T. Powell)
12.06
"Freaks & Geeks"
14.20
"Consumed"
Paul Kimball
(Peter Onorati)
12.22
"Homecoming"
13.01
"Karma to Burn"

Relatives and Friends

CSI focuses on the characters personal lives as well as their professional, therefore friends and relatives are seen often. Characters such as D.B. Russell, who have a stable home life, require large supporting families, whilst social introvert Gil Grissom's sole recurring social partner is Lady Heather, a dominatrix. This list is not definitive, and characters who have appeared only once are not listed.

Character
(Actor)
First Episode
(credited)
Final Episode
(credited)
Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Lindsey Willows
(Katie Stevens, Kay Panabaker & Madison McReynolds)
01.01
"Pilot"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Kristy Hopkins
(Krista Allen)
01.13
"Boom"
Eddie Willows
(Timothy Carhart)
01.06
"Who Are You?"
03.15
"Lady Heathers Box"
Sam Braun
(Scott Wilson)
02.01
"Burked"
07.02
"Built to Kill Part II"
Hank Peddigrew
(Christopher Wiehl)
02.04
"Bully for You"
03.17
"Crash and Burn"
Heather Kessler
(Melinda Clarke)
02.08
"Slaves of Las Vegas"
16.02
"Immortality Part II"
Ellie Rebecca Brass
(Nicki Aycox & Teal Redmann)
02.10
"Ellie"
14.01
"The Devil and D.B. Russell"
Lily Flynn
(Anita Gillette)
05.22
"Weeping Willows"
12.11
"Ms. Willows' Regrets"
Bill Stokes
(Andrew Prine)
05.24
"Grave Danger Vol. I"
05.25
"Grave Danger Vol. II"
Jillian Stokes
(Lois Chiles)
Tina Brewster
(Meta Golding)
06.04
"Shooting Stars"
13.07
"Fallen Angels"
Eli Brown
(Terrell Ransom, Jr)
09.01
"For Warrick"
Gloria Parkes
(Tracee Ellis Ross)
11.14
"All That Cremains"
11.22
"In a Dark, Dark House"
Charlie Russell
(Brandon Jones)
12.07
"Brain Doe"
13.06
"Pick and Roll"
Olivia Hodges
(Jaclyn Smith)
12.18
"Malice in Wonderland"
12.22
"Homecoming"
Barbara Russell
(Peri Gilpin)
12.22
"Homecoming"
14.06
"Passed Pawns"
Kaitlyn Russell
(Mia Hays)
13.01
"Karma to Burn"
Maya Russell
(Brooke Nevin)
15.13
"The Greater Good"
Elisabetta Hodges
(Catrinel Marlon)
13.12
"Double Fault"
14.04
"Last Supper"
Nancy Brass
(Annabella Sciorra)
13.22
"Skin in the Game"
14.01
"The Devil and D.B. Russell"

Criminalists

In addition to the CSIs and technicians of the main cast, several recurring actors appear in these roles. Characters such as Michael Keppler and Ronnie Lake appear for only a short period of time, for specific storylines, whilst other characters like Mandy Webster appear consistently in order to provide a specialty that is absent from the lead characters resumes. As the series progresses, the number of supporting characters drops dramatically.

Character
(Actor)
First Episode
(credited)
Final Episode
(credited)
Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Crime Scene Investigators
Holly Gribbs
(Chandra West)
01.01
"Pilot"
01.02
"Cool Change"
Michael Keppler
(Liev Schreiber)
07.12
"Sweet Jane"
07.15
"Law of Gravity"
Ronnie Lake
(Jessica Lucas)
08.03
"Go To Hell"
08.07
"Goodbye and Good Luck"
Sean Yeager
(Matthew Davis)
14.06
"Passed Pawns"
14.13
"Boston Brakes"
Consultant Specialists
Teri Miller
(Pamela Gidley)
01.06
"Who Are You?"
03.08
"Snuff"
Technicians
Bobby Dawson
(Gerald McCullough)
01.02
"Cool Change"
10.20
"Take My Life, Please!"
Mandy Webster
(Sheeri Rappaport)
01.08
"Anonymous"
12.19
"Split Decisions"
Ronnie Litre
(Eric Stonestreet)
01.18
"$35K O.B.O."
05.14
"Unbearable"
Archie Johnson
(Archie Kao)
02.07
"Caged"
12.19
"Split Decisions"
Jacqui Franco
(Romy Rosemont)
03.06
"The Execution of Catherine Willows"
05.19
"4x4"
Mia Dickerson
(Aisha Tyler)
05.03
"Harvest"
05.25
"Grave Danger Vol. II"
Neil Jansen
(Jason Segel)
05.09
"Mea Culpa"
05.23
"Iced"
Xiomara Garcia
(Monique Curnen)
12.02
"Tell-Tale Hearts"
12.09
"Zippered"
Medical Examiners
Jenna Williams
(Judith Scott)
01.02
"Cool Change"
01.11
"I-15 Murders"

Adversaries

Throughout the series, the CSIs have been forced to confront several recurring adversaries. These characters are usually serial killers, and their motives and M.O. vary greatly.

Character
(Actor)
First Episode
(credited)
Final Episode
(credited)
Seasons Alias
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Paul Millander
(Matt O'Toole)
01.01
"Pilot"
02.13
"Identity Crisis"
The Bathtub Killer
Tony Thorpe
(Aldis Hodge)
01.05
"Friends and Lovers"
09.02
"Too Tough to Die"
The Parking Garage Rapist
Tammy Felton
(Brigid Brannagh)
01.17
"Face Lift"
02.09
"And Then There Were None"
Bonnie
Darin Hanson
(Larry Holden)
Clyde
Kevin Greer
(Taylor Nichols)
03.06
"The Execution of Catherine Willows"
05.06
"What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
The Blue Paint Killer
John Mathers
(Victor Bevine)
Marlon West
(Doug Smith)
06.18
"The Unusual Suspect"
08.07
"Goodbye & Good Luck"
The West Siblings
Hannah West
(Juliette Goglia)
Natalie Davis
(Jessie Collins)
07.24
"Living Doll"
09.07
"Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda"
The Miniature Killer
Lou Gedda
(John Capodice)
08.09
"Cockroaches"
08.17
"For Gedda"
N/A
Nate Haskell
(Bill Irwin)
09.09
"19 Down"
11.22
"In a Dark, Dark House"
The Dick & Jane Killer
Charles DiMasa
(Matt Ross)
10.07
"Irradiator"
10.23
"Meat Jekyll"
Doctor Jekyll
Jason McCann
(Justin Bieber)
11.01
"Shock Waves"
11.15
"Targets of Obsession"
N/A
Matthew Tarland
(Lucas Kerr)
13.22
"Skin in the Game"
14.01
"The Devil and D.B. Russell"
The Inferno Killer
Jared Briscoe
(Mark-Paul Gosselaar)
15.01
"The CSI Effect"
15.13
"The Greater Good"
The Gig Harbor Killer
Paul Winthrop
(Mark-Paul Gosselaar)
15.18
"The End Game"

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Staff (December 5, 2000). "Meet the Real C.S.I.". KLAS-TV. Retrieved March 16. 2015.
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