Series following an elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts as they work their cases in Las Vegas.
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Complete series cast summary:
George Eads ...  Nick Stokes / ... 335 episodes, 2000-2015
Eric Szmanda ...  Greg Sanders 329 episodes, 2000-2015
Robert David Hall ...  Al Robbins 327 episodes, 2000-2015
Paul Guilfoyle ...  Captain Jim Brass / ... 317 episodes, 2000-2014
Jorja Fox ...  Sara Sidle / ... 297 episodes, 2000-2015
David Berman ...  David Phillips 284 episodes, 2000-2015
Marg Helgenberger ...  Catherine Willows / ... 264 episodes, 2000-2015
Wallace Langham ...  David Hodges 245 episodes, 2003-2015
William Petersen ...  CSI Dr. Gil Grissom / ... 193 episodes, 2000-2015
Gary Dourdan ...  Warrick Brown / ... 184 episodes, 2000-2015
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This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals. Written by ahmetkozan

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The original name of William Petersen's character was Gil Scheinbaum. He changed it to Gil Grissom because of his admiration for astronaut Gus Grissom. See more »

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"The CSI Effect": CSIs are not detectives as this is exceedingly rare in real life, as they are actually classed as civilian employees. It is considered an inappropriate and improbable practice to allow CSI personnel to be involved in detective work as it would compromise the impartiality of scientific evidence and would be impracticably time-consuming. See more »

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[Nick has offered to make a bet on a case]
Warrick Brown: I don't get out of bed for less than a bill.
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Alternate Versions

The UK & Ireland's Sky Living, Sky Living HD and Sky Living +1 channels show slightly edited versions of the episodes in their late night-early morning/breakfast time/daytime to remove the more graphic shots, as children may be viewing, as well as certain unsuitable story material for the time slot. Generally, the edits remove certain graphic crime scene/autopsy table/or sometimes dialogue, which are noticeable by strange music score jumps, and badly truncated dialogue pacing. Some entire episodes have been skipped over in these time slots, due to the underlying episode themes. In late 2016, by comparison, the UK & Ireland's "Alibi" channel ran CSI:NY unedited in a late evening time slot. See more »

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Who Are You
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Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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Overlong series with several sequels and spins-off , about an expert team working extremely their hard investigations
11 November 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This show by creator Anthony E. Zuiker describes the hard-working assignments carried out by the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau , in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada . Being the second busiest crime lab in America , CSI investigators use the best scientific and technical methods to resolve enigmas and detain delinquents , utilizing complex analysis and the occasional leap in logic . Led by hard-nosed Captain Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle) and by Grissom (William Petersen , being subsequently replaced by Ted Danson and Larry Fishburne) , as his second in command , who while attached mainly to their works , they do make friendly connections with his staff . And at least one friend is willing to relocate entirely to work with quirky Grissom , Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) . With an extreme dedication towards their quest for the true facts , he and his elite team of investigators work several twisted cases using scientific skills and equipment that are capable of finding valuable tracks from the most allegedly unlikely sources .

The Las Vegas PD Criminalistics Division follows essentially the nights of the detectives , pursuing perpetrators using scientific analysis and solving crimes that practically every other crime lab has given up on . As they record at all stages of the process of decomposition , local predation , and of course, bugs entomological interference . The choice to place this series in Las Vegas was not random , among US crime labs , Las Vegas is the second most active, surpassed only by the FBI lab at Quantico, Virginia . In addition , Grissom and Catherine are loosely based on real-life LVMPD criminalists . The extreme popularity of this TV series was credited for a large surge of applications for courses in forensic science . Some actors attended actual autopsies over the course of the series for personal research purposes . The majority of the techniques and technologies used in the CSI shows are accurate and true to reality , though the writers and crew readily admit that they "time cheat" ; tests that take seconds in the show often take days or even weeks in real life . This exciting series packs a moving atmosphere by means of shaky camera and reconstructions in a really dynamic style .

The nice actors who play these notorious characters are the followings : 1- CSI is led by Gil Grisson nicely performed by William Petersen , Gil has a long curriculum , at only 22, Grissom became the youngest country coroner in California history , he enjoys teaching , perhaps in part because it provides him with a structured social setting in which he can find success through sharing his interests . Grisson becomes emotionally involved in cases and often offers pointed quotations to illustrate his reaction . 2- Marg Helgenberger plays faithfully Catherine Willows , she became an exotic dancer . Finally finding her calling , she danced her way through a medical technology . Her supervisor, Grissom, mentions the fact that she was his first friend in Las Vegas, and the first person he recruited for his team . While a reliable and meticulous CSI , Catherine still enjoys flaunting her sexuality, and occasionally uses it to make a point or win over a difficult suspect , she is a single mother with an attitude and a complicated family life . 3- Sarah Sidle well played by Jorja Fox , CSI Sarah appears in the second episode of the series, called to run an internal investigation , she is ferociously intelligent and adept observer . Six years after she arrives from San Francisco, Grissom and Sara - who keep their relationship hidden- are finally shown to be a couple , as Gil reveals their relation during Sara's kidnapping , that she is the only one he has ever loved . She suffers depression due to her violent childhood and more recent ordeal . She leaves him to return to California to confront her ghosts , while Grissom , giving her the space she asks of him, throws himself entirely back into work . 4- Wisecracking , deadpan Jim Brass is nicely played by Paul Guylfoyle , he is an ex-New Jersey cop turned CSI turned cop again . He tries his best to be a good cop and a good man while attacking the underbelly of Las Vegas' seedier culture . While he still has an eye for the ladies , he is shown to live a solitary life , married to his job , and occasionally indulging in a heart-to-heart over single-malt with Grissom, or telling war stories to the CSI team . He is a particularly talented interrogator , moving between sincere sympathy and provoking angry , revealing outbursts from suspects . 5- Gary Dourdan plays rightly Warrick Brwon , he is a complex character, with idealism and compassion , humble despite his strong intellect and investigative talents, but with personal demons that threaten to wreck his life and damage the reputation of his team . Warrick has an addiction to gambling ; in addition to the financial and psychological problems gambling causes him , Warrick also runs afoul of the law on several occasions , though he is mentored and sometimes covered for by his supervisor , Gil Grissom . 6- George Eads acts as Nick Stokes , he is a solid , reliable worker and witness for the prosecution, but becomes driven to make a case stick when angered or appalled . Nick is generally considered the most low-maintenance of the crew , he represents the emotional heart of the series , being deeply empathic and does not hide his feelings , especially from the families of victims of crime ; he is a solid, reliable worker and witness for the prosecution . 7-David Berman, who plays assistant coroner David Phillips , is also a head researcher for the show .


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