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CSI Star Guilfoyle Leaving Show After 14 Seasons

    March 25, 2014
    Chris Tepedino
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CSI star Paul Guilfoyle, who has played Captain Jim Brass for all 14 seasons of the show, will be leaving CSI in the season 14 finale, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Guilfoyle is only one of two actors who has been a season regular from the first episode of CSI and has been in 312 episodes of the series, only missing a handful of episodes altogether.

“Paul made Capt. Brass a standout character,” CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Guilfoyle, who found out late last week that his character would be written out of the show, made an emotional speech on the CSI set during Friday’s final day of production.

Twitter reaction has been quick and intense, with most saying it was a sad, sad day that Paul Guilfoyle and the character he plays, Captain Jim Brass, are leaving the show.

Crime Scene Investigation, otherwise known as CSI, is a procedural cop show that focuses on a forensic science team in Las Vegas, as well as their superiors and colleagues.

It has had many cast changes in its 14-year run that started in October 6, 2000. It has spawned multiple spinoffs, with CSI: Miami and CSI: New York being the two most prominent. The season 14 finale, Paul Guilfoyle’s last episode, airs on May 7.

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  • rfkiii

    “Paul made Capt. Brass a standout character,” CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill said in a statement

    Guilfoyle, who found out late last week that his character would be written out of the show, made an emotional speech on the CSI set during Friday’s final day of production.

    Captain Brass a standout character yet he’s being written out of the show? Save the BS why don’t you CBS?

  • TruthorConsequences

    CBS stands for Cretins BSing us. Paul made the character a fan favorite. CBS puts out how great Paul was and what he has done for the character and for the show and then writes him out of the show after 14 years. CBS was the same network which canceled other legendary shows before because they did not care for the older demographics. Idiots.

  • Guest

    CBS Sucks! Brass is the glue that holds everyone together. I think I’m done with the show. Too many changes and I was loyal through all of them, but I don’t think I can stick around after they take “Jim” away.

  • $6647007

    I don’t know what it is with Hollywood, but every time they feel like there needs to be some changes. It’s always kick the ladder out from under the whole show. Paul Guilfoyle was one of those ladders that held CSI up. He will definitely be missed as there were quite a few others that would have qualified for getting the boot!!

  • Oliver Dorothy

    Not happy he is leaving. Hope he gets another show so we can still enjoy his acting skills.