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One of CSI's Original Stars to Exit This Season

Date March 24, 2014

Paul Guilfoyle

Another day, another departure by a longtime CBS star.

Paul Guilfoyle, who has starred as Captain Jim Brass  on CSIsince the pilot, will leave the show this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Guilfoyle is one of only two actors who have stayed with the long-running procedural since the pilot, the other being George Eads. THRreports that it was the producers' decision to end the character's story line in the upcoming May 7 season finale.

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The actor reportedly made an emotional farewell speech last week during the final day of production shortly after he was informed he would not be returning. "Paul made Capt. Brass a standout character," CSI executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill said in a statement. "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." 

CSIwas renewed earlier this month for its 15th season. The series airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.

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