Long-Time ‘CSI’ Actor Paul Guilfoyle Leaving the Series

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According to The Hollywood Reporter actor Paul Guilfoyle, who has played Captain Jim Brass in the long-running CBS series CSI, will be leaving the show in the season finale set to air on May 7.

‘CSI’ has been on the air for 14 seasons and Guilfoyle was there from the very start along with the only other remaining series regular George Eads.

It would seem that the show’s producers decided to bring his character’s storyline to a conclusion with the actor learning last week that he would not be back and reportedly he made an “emotional farewell speech during the final day of production on the ‘CSI’ set”.

Executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill had this to say about the actor’s departure, “Paul made Capt. Brass a standout character. 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 Capt. 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”.

The next episode of ‘CSI’ will air on April 2 at 10/9c on CBS.