Category:CSI: Crime Scene Investigation characters
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The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Sara Sidle – Sara Sidle is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by actress Jorja Fox. Fox appeared in both the first eight seasons and the five seasons of the show as a series regular. She also recurred throughout the ninth and tenth seasons of the series, Sidle was born on September 16,1971, in Tomales Bay, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Her father was abusive, alcoholic until Sidles schizophrenic mother, Laura, killed him, when searching for records of the crime in the Season 5 episode No Humans Involved, she searches for records from Modesto. Afterward, she spent time in the care system, which didnt keep her from graduating high school as valedictorian at age 16. She attended Harvard on a scholarship, moving on to school at the University of California. Some time later, while she was working in San Francisco, Sidle went to Las Vegas and helped resolve some Internal Affairs problems within the CSIs while also providing a replacement for Holly Gribbs, who had been shot. Some episodes later, she became a permanent member of the Night Shift as a CSI Level 3 at the LVPD Criminalistics Bureau, specialising in Materials, in Season 8, Sidle briefly changed from Nights to Swing. In the Season 10 premiere, it is revealed Sara is now married to Grissom, in Season 13, Episode 15, Sara revealed that Grissom had split up with her. However in series finale Immortality, Sara and Grissom are ultimately re-united, perhaps because of her traumatic childhood, Sidle has demonstrated compassion and empathy for victims of domestic violence, and fury against their abusers. She also has a spot for animals, and became a vegetarian after she saw Grissom conduct an experiment on a dead pig. In recent years, perhaps because of her mothers schizophrenia, Sara has been seen to work several cases with a mental health aspect. An example of this is when she was able to calm Agent Moores schizphrenic son in 418/427, in the early years of the show, Sidle is depicted as antisocial. Her hobbies are all work-related, and she claims to prefer working with corpses over live people, in a mid-second season episode, she realizes how much she is missing out on and decides to get a life outside of work. During season three she dates a paramedic named Hank Pettigrew, but this relationship later in the season when she discovered that he had a longtime girlfriend. During the fourth and fifth seasons, Sidle seems to be on a spiral as her memories of childhood resurface. Also, the fact that Grissom decided to promote Nick Stokes instead of Sidle, Season Four concludes with Sidle being stopped by a traffic cop. Although she is driving under the influence, she is not charged and he arrives at the station to bring her home, and finally seems to notice her emotional state
2. Gil Grissom – Gilbert Arthur Gil Grissom, Ph. D. is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by William Petersen. Grissom is a forensic entomologist and, for the series first nine seasons and he appeared in 198 episodes, and was replaced by Laurence Fishburne and, later, Ted Danson. Following his departure from the main cast, Petersen reprised his role on five occasions. Voice Season 09, Turn, Turn, Turn Season 13, Wild Flower, Dead Air On Screen Season 11, The Two Mrs. Grissoms Petersen also guest starred in Immortality, CSIs feature-length series finale. Anthony E. Zuiker, who created the show, loosely based Grissom on real life Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department criminalist Daniel Holstein, Zuiker was fascinated by Holstein, who, like Grissom, kept maggots and pigs blood in his refrigerator. Holstein works as a consultant for the show, the name Gil came from one of the actors hobbies, fishing. In 2000, CBS had bought the script from Zuiker, and Nina Tassler, CBSs head of drama development, passed it on to Petersen. Petersen has said that many TV shows were offered to him over the years, however, he was impressed with the complexity of Grissoms character, and he decided to audition. It was the second time Petersen portrayed a forensic scientist, having portrayed Will Graham in the 1986 film Manhunter, Gil Grissom first appears in CSI, Crime Scene Investigation on the pilot episode. William Petersen did not appear during the six episode Gum Drops. This episode was going to be how Grissom was convinced that an abduction victim was still alive. When Petersens nephew died, he flew home and was unavailable for the filming of the episode, also in 2007, the character appeared in a two part crossover with another CBS series, Without a Trace. It was the episode of the sixth season entitled Where. The plot of the crossover between CSI and Without a Trace involved a serial killer that had eluded capture in Nevada and had escaped to New York City, Gil Grissom was brought in to assist in the apprehension. Gilbert Arthur Gil Grissom was born on August 17,1956, as a child to a middle-class family in Santa Monica. Grissoms father taught botany at a college and passed his enthusiasm for natural sciences onto his son. His father died when Grissom was 9 years old, Grissom recalls the day his father died to Catherine Willows in the episode Still Life, He came home from school, one hot humid day, laid down on the couch. I was watching TV, my mom brought in some cold drinks, no one would tell me why
3. The Blue Paint Killer – The Blue Paint Killer is a fictional character featured in the third and fifth season of the CBS drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation. He was portrayed by Taylor Nichols, motor oil is mixed into the paint to slow the drying process. He then stops the van outside an erotic boutique and sketches while his victim pleads for mercy and he draws her while he sits in the drivers seat looking at her through the rear view mirror as she struggles in the back. He then sexually assaults her before strangling her to death, after he kills his victim, he dumps her, in a black garbage bag, around Las Vegas and sells his sketches to the owner of the boutique. The exception to this M. O. is Jonathan Avery Haywood III, as Haywood is mistaken for Kaitlin Rackish, the killer does not assault or sketch him and disposes of the body by feeding it into a wood chipper on campus. John Mathers was a security guard who worked at WLVU in 1987 and he was arrested and convicted in 1988 after one of his hairs was found on Charlene Roths body. He remains on Death Row for 15 years, until he is executed for Charlene Roths murder, however, another victim is found on the day of the execution. Believing Mathers to be a copycat of the killer, the CSIs tried to find the real culprit, due to a lack of evidence, however. Following another pair of murders in Whats Eating Gilbert Grissom and it transpires that Mathers and Greer are partners. They are clearly quite close, with Greer referring to his partner as JM, although he says that capture. Lewis is an art professor at WLVU who dated the first victim, Janet Kent and he was originally in the frame for the 1987–88 murders but was later exonerated by the same DNA evidence which convicted John Mathers. Kevin Greer worked at the WLVUs campus press from 1983 to 2004 and he also had a job writing explicit comic books for a sex shop, under the pseudonym of Zippy T. He commits the first murder at the age of 16 prior to the events of The Execution of Catherine Willows. In 1988, John Mathers is arrested and placed on death row for 15 years, in that time Greer stopped his killing spree, so that Mathers would die, on the day of Mathers execution, Greer kills his fourth victim, Debbie Reston. Although he intends to one victim every year on that day. He later tracks Kaitlin down and kills her, but the evidence that he leaves behind at the scene leads to his arrest. After SWAT raids his house, Greer leaves a message saying that he would be waiting for Grissom at the police station. When Grissom and Brass arrive, Greer greets them as Gil and Jim, Greer then promises to lead the officers to the location of a sixth victim, Brit Mosscoe
4. Lady Heather – Heather Kessler, also known as Lady Heather, is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Melinda Clarke. This recurring character is a dominatrix and a potential romantic interest for then regular CSI supervisor Gil Grissom. The character appears in six episodes of CSI and the 2-hour finale TV movie. Lady Heather was created by writer Jerry Stahl and he has written some of CSIs most controversial episodes, which have also sometimes been the most watched. Bill Keveney of USA Today nominates Lady Heather as a favorite of viewers, steven Cohan explores in his book on the series, Lady Heather as part of the shows questioning of identity and the status of normality. Lady Heather is introduced in a 2001 episode as part of CSIs second season, a murder occurs at Lady Heathers fetish club which the CSI team investigates. Previously unaware of the club and curious about Lady Heathers world and she explains the lifestyle to her, and he admires her almost academic approach to human behavior. Later, they have tea, where she tells him that she has a daughter, Zoë, whos studying at Harvard. Grissom drawn to Heathers intellect, and both characters acknowledge an attraction to other, and as the episode ends, some sexual tension begins to build. William Petersen has said that his character, Grissom, is attracted to Lady Heather because they are both anthropologists, hes fascinated by her the sexual psyche of human beings. In 2002, a year after Lady Heathers first appearance, she appeared again in CSI in its season three and this time, two murders, apparently unrelated, lead the CSIs to her club. The team is surprised to know that her business is going better than ever, and that she now has a website, LadyHeather. com, that she described as Voyeurism in a Brave New World. To parallel the narrative of the episode, the real life URL pointed to a Lady Heather page, the original page has since been taken down, but the URL still redirects to the CSI site. In this episode, Lady Heather opens up a bit more to Grissom. During this episode, it is insinuated that Grissom might have slept with Lady Heather. They are both seen at her house at night, with Grissom approaching her in an intimate way and their intimacy is subdued until the 4th episode containing Lady Heather. In 2006, four years after Lady Heathers second appearance, she comes back in CSIs season six and this time Lady Heathers daughter Zoë has been murdered, and her body has been mutilated and dumped in the desert. She tells the CSIs that Zoës father left her when she was pregnant, Heather also says that while Zoë was at Harvard, Zoë began seeing a psychiatrist and became pregnant with his child
5. Henry Andrews (CSI) – Henry Andrews is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Jon Wellner. He made his first appearance during the season episode Unbearable. Henry was promoted to the main cast in Season 13, Henry is the toxicology specialist of the Las Vegas Forensics Laboratory, who mainly deals with identifying toxic substances which have undergone human consumption. He has a knowledge of lethal substances, including, but not limited to, illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, poisons. He constantly exhibits a thorough understanding of the properties and effects. He originally worked for days but kept getting moved around by Ecklie, in the later seasons, he is seen more frequently working graveyard, so it can be assumed hes acquired a permanent position there. In the episode Lab Rats, he has a prominent role, wendy refers to him as one of Hodgess lemmings. Henry is unmarried, and often offers to marry his fellow lab tech. He goes on to reveal that his grandmother lives in a retirement home in Boca Raton, Florida and he refers to himself as a lady killer among the senior citizens. By season eight, the lab technicians have superficially formed a suggested rat pack, the episodes Lab Rats and You Kill Me focus on this group, with Hodges once again acting as their ringleader. In each of the scenarios, Hodges personifies Henry as neurotic, Henry admits to being frightened of Detective Jim Brass. Henry often attempts to be comical or witty without avail, which is amusing in its own right and he is intelligent, friendly, and good-natured. He is analytical and digests information well, which helps him reach accurate conclusions, Henry Andrews at the Internet Movie Database
6. Jim Brass – James Jim Brass is a fictional character from the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Paul Guilfoyle. He made his first screen appearance in the pilot, broadcast on October 6,2000. He was credited in 317 episodes, guilfoyles departure was announced in March 2014 and his character left on May 7,2014. On March 24,2014 it was announced that Jim would be leaving CSI, Guilfoyle was written out of the show after the producers decided to end his characters storyline. The actor found out that he would not be returning for the season the week before the announcement. Executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill stated In a show about forensics, fans looked forward to the handcuffs coming out. Brass putting his spin on the crime of the week, just as Paul Guilfoyle put his stamp on the character. Jim left the team on May 7,2014 but returned for the finale in season 15. Brass enlisted in the United States Marine Corps fresh out of high school and he graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in history. After the war, he joined the Newark Police, Brass spent 20 years working his way up to homicide detective in Newark, New Jersey. Before he became a detective, he was assigned to Vice. While working in Vice, he worked hard to clean up his department, Brass, under stress, sometimes drank and would cover it up by popping cough drops to hide the smell of alcohol on his breath. Brass claims later that it was Nancys affair that ruined their marriage, rather than the way around. Brass transferred out of New Jersey in the 1990s and came to Las Vegas, early on, Brass and other officers new to the force were courted by Undersheriff McKeen in regards to taking bribes, the entire group having been invited to McKeens for a barbecue. Brass made it clear he was not for sale and said he was not invited to anymore gatherings after that, however, he was very much a player and a partier, describing work as an interruption to his fun. He had a fling with former officer Ann-Marie Tolsom, his name later turning up on a list of those who had had relations with her when she was believed killed by her ex-husband. Brass eventually left his wilder side behind, and eventually running the CSI department. Brass used to have Grissoms job as the supervisor of the CSI team, after young CSI Holly Gribbs was murdered on her first day in the field, he lost his position to Grissom
7. Morgan Brody – Morgan Brody is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Elisabeth Harnois. The character made her series debut during the season eleven episode Cello and Goodbye, Elisabeth Harnois promotion to series regular was announced in April 2011, following a single-episode guest appearance during the shows eleventh season. Harnois joined the main cast during the season 12 premiere,73 Seconds, the daughter of Conrad Ecklie, Morgan was brought up by her mother and step-father in Los Angeles. Although she had contact with her father following her parents divorce, Brody also became a Crime Scene Investigator. Upon coming into contact with the Las Vegas team, it is revealed that, as a child, during her debut appearance, Morgan works with the CSIs to track Nate Haskell, an escaped serial killer, in Los Angeles. The take-down of Haskell had effects for both the LVPD and the LAPD, and it is insinuated that Brody was fired from the Crime Lab for her involvement in the case. Brody travels to Las Vegas in the season premiere,73 Seconds. In Bittersweet, however, Morgan tells Greg that she is not interested in dating guys on the job, later, in CSI Down, Morgan is abducted on a rescue helicopter. In the season 14 premiere Morgan is kidnapped and later is shot in the back by Ellie Brass
8. Warrick Brown – Warrick Brown is a fictional character in the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Gary Dourdan. Warrick Brown, born in 1971, was a Las Vegas native, whose father abandoned him soon after his birth, raised by his grandmother and Aunt Bertha, Warrick found it very difficult to socialize, and could often be found with his head in a book. His love of mathematics and science took him to Western Las Vegas University, Warrick grew up in a strict household, and kept his position as a casino runner a secret from his grandmother. He once told Catherine that while he was unpopular in school and still had dimples. He was strongly influenced by a community organizer who ran a center that he spent time at after school, early in the series it was discovered that Warrick had a gambling addiction. He even admitted to Sara Sidle that he counted cards, after an incident in the pilot episode that resulted in a rookies death, Warricks gambling addiction caused friction with a number of other team members. Sara did not get along with Warrick early in the series because she knew of his addiction, however, they ended up becoming good friends, Warrick was also sensitive to the difficulties of minorities. When Jason, an African-American teenager he was mentoring, was arrested, also, Warrick showed understanding and sympathy for the young African American James Moore, who committed a hit and run that resulted in the death of a young girl. He offered advice before James was taken into custody and gave him his phone number. He told James to contact him just in case trouble arises in prison, after dating a woman named Tina for a short time, Warrick proposed and married her in Season 6. Nearing the Season 6 finale, Warricks marriage seemed to have become rocky, through the midpoint of Season 7, Warrick still wore his wedding band, which would suggest that he and Tina have worked through their differences. In season 8, however, Warrick told Catherine that he was getting divorced, later on in the season, Warrick found out that Tina was pregnant with his child. He asked her to let him raise the child with her, at Warricks funeral, Sara and Greg discovered that Warrick had a son named Eli with Tina, and had been fighting for custody over him. Tina also brought their son to the funeral, Warrick appeared to have a close working and personal relationship with Catherine Willows, although it became clear throughout the show that their relationship did not develop into a romantic one. In the season 5 episode Down the Drain, he and Catherine shared a moment which was interrupted. Catherine and Warrick continued to flirt with each other until Season 6, Catherine told Warrick that she was disappointed that he hadnt told her, and was visibly upset and jealous of his new relationship. Warrick and co-worker Nick Stokes were close friends and surrogate brothers, Warrick was frightened when Nick was kidnapped and buried alive, and led the team in rescuing him. Warrick had a deep, abiding respect for Gil Grissom, Grissom genuinely cared for Warrick as well, he regarded Warrick as like a son, often trying to help the younger man when he struggled with his gambling addiction
9. Sofia Curtis – Sofia Curtis is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama, CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by British actress Louise Lombard. Sofia was introduced in the five episode Formalities. It is later explained in the six episode Bodies in Motion that, though she qualified to become a detective. Due to a struggle in office politics, Conrad Ecklie demoted her from acting day shift supervisor to night shift, Gil Grissom talked her into staying, and in season six she resumed her original career path and returned to police work as a detective, like her mother. She originally took a position in Boulder City, but transferred back to Las Vegas in the first episode of season six. In the two part episode A Bullet Runs Through It, she believes that she may have accidentally shot, the shooting causes her great anxiety and emotional stress, but forensic investigation eventually proved that Captain Jim Brass was the accidental shooter. Later, Curtis is horrified to discover that she had watched an undercover cop die on camera from carbon monoxide poisoning. Though she takes it more calmly than the incident with Officer Bell, at the beginning of the seventh season, Sofia becomes a main cast member. In the eighth season, she was replaced by David Hodges, in the season 8 premiere, however, she is listed as a special guest star. She returned in the season eleven episode Father of the Bride, in which she is now a Deputy Chief, Sofia seemed romantically interested in Gil Grissom in season five. They had dinner together, but ultimately their relationship has remained platonic, at one point Sara sees Sofia and Grissom working and laughing together and appears to be jealous. Despite early tension, she and Sara Sidle often work together in the field and they argued over Sofia confiding in Gil Grissom about her sense of guilt in the season six episode A Bullet Runs Through It. Sara pointed out that legally, Sofia should not discuss the case with Gil, however, they are friendly in subsequent episodes
10. David Hodges (CSI) – David Hodges is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama, CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Wallace Langham. Hodges has a habit of giving far more information than anyone wants to hear while explaining things and is afraid of germs. Hodges, a lab technician with a B. A. from Williams College, was transferred to the Las Vegas crime lab from the Los Angeles crime lab and he is ultimately cleared when its discovered that Catherine caused the explosion. In the April 9,2007, edition of TV Guide, Langham said Hodges considers himself superior to the other laboratory technicians and wants to be like Gil Grissom. While Grissom was on a sabbatical during the season, Hodges used an alias to sign up for an online class that Grissom was teaching. Grissom, however, appears to find Hodges annoying and often tells Hodges to report his findings to other CSIs or asks him to leave his office. Yet Hodges seems to be under the impression that hes held in higher regard by the senior CSIs than he truly is. In I Like to Watch, Hodges contacts the reality television crew that is following the CSI crew while they investigate a case so they can video tape when he gives his report to Sara. While doing this, he uses as many complicated terms as possible, also, at one point during the episode, he sees them filming the DNA lab and says that they should be in his trace lab because DNA is so overrated. These traits become less apparent during season 9, though they are used for comic relief. Despite his attitude, Hodges sometimes redeems himself, in the seventh season episode Lab Rats, Hodges persuaded his fellow laboratory technicians to surreptitiously work with him in an attempt to identify The Miniature Killer. Hodges concluded at the end of the episode that bleach might be a common factor linking all four murder scenes, Grissom found Hodges in his office inspecting one of the miniatures and, after Hodges explained his conclusions, praised Hodges for his work. Then, returning to form, Grissom again asked Hodges to leave his office, at the beginning of the eighth season, David Hodges becomes a main cast member. In the episode The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp, he tells Grissom he misses working with him on The Miniature Killer cases, Grissom says he misses it, too. Hodges is also known for having an acute sense of smell. He is known for his disdain of working on the field, despite this, he almost lazily discovered crucial evidence in a matter of seconds during one outing. In One to Go, Hodges becomes especially upset upon hearing of Grissoms departure, telling him, The bad guys will win if we dont have you. This prompts Grissom to respond, Watson was a genius in his own right, perhaps because of this, he is unfriendly toward his would-be new colleague, Raymond Langston, even going so far as to waste Langstons time while making him wait to get trace evidence processed
11. Raymond Langston – Dr. Raymond Langston is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne. He joined the show in season 9, after the departure of Gil Grissom and his last name is taken from Fishburnes son, Langston who was in turn, named after the great African American writer Langston Hughes. Between the middle of season 9 and the end of season 11, he appeared in every episode and he appeared in 59 out of 60 episodes. In June 2011, it was announced that Fishburne did not renew his contract with the show, Raymond was an Army brat born in Seoul, South Korea, and consequently calls the sport of soccer by its more widely recognized name, football. His father, a soldier and a veteran of the Korean War, was a violent man, often involved in brawls off the battlefield, as a result. Raymond eventually obtained a degree and became a pathologist at a hospital. A co-worker at his hospital was an Angel of Death, murdering 27 patients, while Langston saw the evidence, he was never able to put it together. He ultimately wrote a book about the experiences, titled In Front of my Eyes, afterward, Langston became a professor at West Las Vegas University, but continued to do pro bono work as a surgeon. It was in this capacity that he came into contact with the CSI team, as they were investigating a series of murders attributed to serial killer Nate Haskell, after the cases conclusion, Grissom encouraged Langston to join the Las Vegas Crime Lab as a Level 1 investigator. In the Season 9 episode The Grave Shift, Langston began his first day on the job and he also received a cold welcome from David Hodges, who was still unhappy about Gil Grissoms departure, but who warms up to Langston after the latter demonstrates a cornmeal bomb. Nevertheless, the team accepts him as one of their own, in later episodes, it is revealed that Langston has a number of interests, including blues music, and quickly befriended the like-minded Doc Al Robbins. In Deep Fried and Minty Fresh, it is revealed Langston knows some Mandarin Chinese and he is the only member of the team who rides a motorcycle to work. Langston, despite his calm demeanor, occasionally takes cases personally, in his first case, he reprimanded a father for shouting at his son while the team was searching the boys room, earning a reprimand from Riley about keeping an emotional distance. In Mascara, one of his students who was planning on joining CSI is killed. He was forced to kill a suspect in self-defense in the Season 9 finale, All In and it was the first time he had taken a life in the line of duty. In episode No Way Out, he and fellow CSI Riley Adams are held hostage in the aftermath of a shootout in a quiet Las Vegas neighborhood in which Riley was able to disarm the suspect. By the Season 10 premiere episode, Langston has taken courses and has since been promoted to CSI Level 2. In the episode All That Cremains, it is revealed that he was married to a woman named Gloria, yet it is known from the CSI, NY Season 6 episode Hammer Down
12. The Miniature Killer – Natalie Davis is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI, Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Jessica Collins. The Miniature Killer was introduced in the season premiere as the main antagonist. She made a reappearance in season nine. The key signature of the Miniature Killer’s crimes were meticulous scale models built to each crime scene. The models were left at the murder site or delivered to someone involved in solving the case. Every detail was accurate, and even used the real blood instead of paint. Every model also contained a picture of a bloodied doll. Her victims were killed in different manners, including bludgeoning, poisoning. Many of her victims had employed her services as a cleaning lady and these dollhouses are explored in detail in the documentary Of Dolls and Murder. Natalie was the daughter of Christopher Davis, a talented ventriloquist who billed himself as The Great Rainone. Natalie had a sister named Chloe. Natalie was jealous of the attention Chloe received from their father, soon after, in 1981, Natalies jealousy drove her over the edge, and she pushed Chloe out of a treehouse to her death. This was the first of her series of murders, and the one that she did not recreate in miniature. When Natalie looked down from the treehouse at Chloe lying dead, the scene looked like a miniature and she later would witness her father cleaning up Chloes blood with bleach, and bleach would become a psychotic trigger for her killings. Devastated by the loss of Chloe, Davis eventually could not handle caring for Natalie, after going through a string of foster homes, Natalie finally was taken in permanently by Ernie Dell. Dell and Natalie established a bond, and he became the first person she really loved. Dell was a train enthusiast who unwittingly helped her build her first three miniatures. When Dell discovered what the miniatures were being used for, he forgave her, in order to protect her, Dell falsely confessed to being the Miniature Killer, and committed suicide on a live video feed that went directly to Gil Grissom