George Eads

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George Eads
At Monte Carlo Festival (2011)
Born George Coleman Eads III
(1967-03-01) March 1, 1967 (age 51)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Education Belton High School
Alma mater Texas Tech University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Known for Nick Stokes in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Jack Dalton in MacGyver
Monika Casey
(m. 2011; div. 2015)
Children 1

George Coleman Eads III[citation needed] (born March 1, 1967[citation needed]), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Eads would be leaving the show, which in any event was not renewed for the following season—meaning he only missed the series finale television movie, Immortality.[1] He currently stars as Jack Dalton on the CBS action-adventure series MacGyver.


Early life[edit]

Eads was born in Belton, Texas, and grew up in Belton. His father is Arthur Coleman "Cappy" Eads, a retired district attorney who died November 1, 2011. His mother is Vivian Baker (née Athens). Eads has an older sister, Angela Eads Tekell, who is an attorney in Waco, Texas. Eads' stepfather, Dudley Baker, is a gynecologist. George graduated from Belton High School (1985) and from Texas Tech University (1989) with a degree in marketing.[2] In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[3] Prior to beginning an acting career, Eads worked as a copy machine salesman, as well as selling first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.


To pursue his acting career, he headed to Los Angeles, California, in a pickup truck borrowed from his stepfather. When he arrived in Los Angeles, he could only drive during the day because the truck had two broken headlights. Eads got his big break on the primetime soap opera Savannah. Though his character died in the pilot episode, Eads was so popular, producers continued to use him via flashbacks and eventually brought him back as the character's identical twin.[4]

Afterwards, Eads guest-starred on ER, and worked on several made-for-television films such as Crowned and Dangerous with Yasmine Bleeth in 1997.

In 2000, Eads became one of the lead characters of the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which he portrays a Las Vegas forensic scientist named Nick Stokes.

Parallel to CSI, Eads has worked on made-for-television films, such as 2003's Monte Walsh and 2004's Evel Knievel.

In August 2013, prior to CSI's 14th season, Eads reportedly was taking a leave of absence after having an altercation with a writer from the show over what was described as "creative issues",[5]

In 2016 Eads stars in CBS's rebooted version of the MacGyver television series.

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Eads married Monika Casey.[6] In January 2014, Eads and Casey were reported to be expecting their first child.[7] George and Monica divorced in 2015.

In other media[edit]

In March, 2009, Eads was voted as one of TV Guide's Sexiest Male Actors in the TV Guide's "Sexiest Stars" issue. The "Sexiest Stars" issue voted The Mentalist's Simon Baker as the Sexiest Male Actor. Eads was not discouraged by this, however, and said that he was very appreciative of his fans calling him "sexy". "It’s sweet and kind. It makes me want to work harder for them. It makes me want to be sexier."


Feature films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Dust to Dust Black Wolf
2014 Gutshot Straight Jack
2014 Sex Ed Jimmy


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Strange Luck J.R. Dean 1 episode
1996 The Ultimate Lie Ben McGrath TV movie
1996–1997 Savannah Travis Peterson (pilot episode); as Nick Corelli (in the series) 26 episodes
1997 Crowned and Dangerous Riley Baxter TV movie
1997–1998 ER Paramedic Greg Powell 3 episodes
2000 The Spring Gus TV movie
2000 Grapevine Thumper Klein 5 episodes
2000–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nick Stokes 323 episodes
2002 Just a Walk in the Park Adam Willingford TV movie
2002 Second String Tommy Baker TV movie
2003 Monte Walsh Frank "Shorty" Austin TV movie
2004 Evel Knievel Evel Knievel TV movie
2004 Justice League Unlimited Captain Atom (voice) Episode: "Initiation"
2008 Two and a Half Men George Episode: "Fish in a Drawer"
2010–2012 Young Justice Barry Allen/Flash (voice) 5 episodes
2016–present MacGyver Jack Dalton 31 episodes
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Vincent's Dad TV Special


  1. ^ Stedman, Alex (November 24, 2014). "George Eads to Leave 'CSI' After 15 Seasons". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ University, Texas Tech (1987). "La Ventana, vol. 062".
  3. ^ "Profile at Phi Delta Theta". Phi Delta Theta.
  4. ^ "George Eads". TV Guide.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 27, 2013). "'CSI's George Eads On Leave Of Absence Over On-Set Altercation". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ "CSI's George Eads gets married". US Weekly. August 4, 2011.
  7. ^ "Eads and his wife are expecting".

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