Paul Guilfoyle began acting in the mid-seventies, and though he was not a blockbuster star, he did have a versatile career as he took on projects from different genres. Three decades into his acting career, Paul Guilfoyle played the captain of the homicide team, Jim Brass.
He was a former Marine and Vietnam Veteran before his career began in the homicide unit. Brass became a fan favorite from the very beginning and appeared in 317 episodes over the first fourteen seasons of the show. Sadly, the producers decided to discontinue the plotline for Jim Brass, and they wrote him out of the show.
Elisabeth Harnois – Then
Morgan Brody, played by Elisabeth Harnois, stepped onto the show in season eleven. But as soon as season twelve was around the corner, she was one of the main roles. Brody came to the Las Vegas CSI unit from the Los Angeles Police Department, and despite having a relatively simple backstory, she did have a connection to Catherine Willows in her past.
Five years before Harnois worked on "CSI," she had an appearance on an episode of "CSI: Miami" as a separate character. After joining the cast, Harnois continued in the role of Brody to the end of the show and in the series finale.
Paul Guilfoyle – Now
After departing from CSI, Paul Guilfoyle was seen on a couple of tv movies and shows. He did have an uncredited appearance in Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller, "Gravity," and though the role was small, the movie won seven Academy Awards. In his next film, Spotlight, Guilfoyle played Pete Conley, which also starred Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, and Rachel McAdams, and took home two Academy Awards.
His most recent film projects include the dramedy, "The Good House," and the thriller "The Seville Communion." One of Guilfoyle's most recent roles came in the thriller "The Man from Rome," in which he starred alongside Richard Armitage and Paul Freeman.
Elisabeth Shue – Now
Before CSI, Elisabeth Shue was already a seasoned actress having starred in various movies and tv shows. She is probably best known for playing Jennifer, Marty McFly's girlfriend, in "Back to the Future" parts one and two. After "CSI," Elisabeth maintained a relatively low-key career, appearing briefly on a handful of TV shows.
However, she appeared alongside Tom Hanks in the World War Two drama, "Greyhound," and will also be seen on the tv series, "On the Verge," a show centered on women navigating life in their forties. Recently, Shue had a recurring role in the hit Amazon Prime series "The Boys."
Elisabeth Shue – Then
After Catherine Willows, who was played by Marg Helgenberger, left the show, the producers were in a desperate search for another female lead. They decided upon Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue to take her place as Julie Finlay. As a blood splatter specialist with the team, Julie Finlay brought a unique specialty to the cast.
She stayed on the show for four seasons, joining during season twelve and staying on until the end of the show. The character of Julie Finlay, unfortunately, did not make it to the finale. This is because she fell into a coma following a brutal beating.