After starring in the procedural for the past 14 seasons, Paul Guilfoyle will reportedly be exiting CSI: Crime Scene Investigation at the end of its current season.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Guilfoyle, who has played the part of LVPD Captain Jim Brass since the pilot, will be exiting CSI in the fourteenth season finale, which is set to air on Wednesday May 7th. The decision to wrap up Jim Brass’ storyline this season was reportedly taken by the series’ producers, rather than the actor himself.
The news that Paul Guilfoyle will be departing the series comes shortly after CBS renewed CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a fifteenth season and as the network is prepping a CSI spin-off set in the FBI Cyber Crimes Unit. With his departure, he follows in the footsteps of original cast members William Peterson, Marg Helgenberger and Gary Dourdan, who departed the drama earlier in its run. The only remaining cast members from season one are George Eads, Jorja Fox and Eric Szmanda.