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In CSI: NY, forensic investigators use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple. Det. Mac Taylor, a dedicated and driven crime scene investigator who believes that everything is connected and everyone has a story, is a decorated Marine who served in Desert Storm and dabbled in war photography. The job is his life; he focuses on cases until they are solved. He works with a team of experts willing to roll up their sleeves to tackle any job.
The New York CSIs may have a different process from those in Las Vegas, but they are guided by the same steadfast determination. These skilled investigators follow the evidence as they piece together clues and eliminate doubt to ultimately crack their cases.
MEET THE CAST:
GARY SINISE – Det. Mac Taylor
Gary Sinise’s portrayal of Lt. Dan in the Oscar winning film Forrest Gump made him a mainstream movie star, and earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. He then went on to take a starring role in the acclaimed Apollo 13 opposite Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon, among many others.
Gary was the subject of the documentary On the Road in Iraq With Our Troops and Gary Sinise, which highlighted his 4th USO tour to the country. He is also the subject of Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, a film about remembering those who serve and those who are left behind. In 2008 he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian honour awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation. He is one of only three actors in history to have received the honour.
In 2011 he launched the Gary Sinise Foundation to honour the Nation’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The foundation provides and supports unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. Some of the many programs include relief for wounded warriors, entertainment for service members and their families, school supplies for children where U.S. troops are deployed, and scholarships for veterans.
MELINA KANAKAREDES – Det. Stella Bonasera
Melina Kanakaredes starred for five seasons in the television series Providence. Her additional television credits include New York News, Leaving L.A., NYPD Blue, and guest-starring roles in The Practice and Oz. She also received two Emmy Award nominations for her work in the daytime drama Guiding Light.
Her feature film credits include Into the Fire, Rounders, Dangerous Beauty, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and 15 Minutes.
In 2001, she became a celebrity spokesperson for Maybelline and was featured in its national television and print campaigns. In 2003, after the birth of her second child, she appeared on Broadway as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
SELA WARD – Det. Josephine “Jo” Danville
After moving to Los Angeles, Sela was catapulted into the world of acting where her film credits include: The Stepfather, The Guardian, The Fugitive, and The Day After Tomorrow, among others.
Ward received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Emmy nominations, for Best Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Lily Manning from 1999-2002 on ABC’s critically acclaimed dramatic series Once and Again. Ward also received an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama in 1994 for her role as Teddy, the struggling artist and recovering alcoholic, on NBC’s award-winning series Sisters, and was nominated as Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series by the Screen Actors Guild for the show in 1996. Portraying the title character in Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story, Ward was presented with the CableAce award in 1996 for Actress in a Movie or Miniseries, and received an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special as well as a Screen Actors Guild nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for the role.
Ward has also starred opposite Hugh Laurie on the acclaimed medical drama House. In a specially-tailored recurring role, Ward played Dr. House’s ex-girlfriend who returned to his life, and to Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, where she used to work as a lawyer.
HILL HARPER – Dr. Sheldon Hawkes
Hill Harper is a humanitarian, actor, author, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist. He is perhaps most recognizable for his starring role in CSI: NY. For this role, Harper received three NAACP Image Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Harper made his television debut in 1993 with a recurring role on Married…with Children. Additionally, he has guest starred on The Sopranos, ER, NYPD Blue, Murder One, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In 1996, Spike Lee hired Harper for his major feature film debut, Get on the Bus, in which he played a UCLA film student filming a bus trip to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.
Harper starred on television in Covert Affairs as CIA station chief Calder Michaels, starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the film The Boy Next Door and also recently appeared in the American sports drama film Concussion, alongside Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.
Harper has authored four New York Times bestsellers, which chronicled his diagnosis of thyroid cancer and his journey to health. Harper’s latest book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother, was published in 2013.
In an effort to stop the high school dropout rate of underserved youth, Harper created the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. In 2012, Harper’s Harvard classmate President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Cancer Panel, a key Administration post seeking to combat cancer and its devastating effects.
In 2014, People named Harper one of their Sexiest Men Alive.
CARMINE GIOVINAZZO – Danny Messer
When a serious back injury sidelined Carmine Giovinazzo in college, his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player were put aside and he turned to acting. He appeared in short and independent films before getting his break in the pilot episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
His feature film credits include Black Hawk Down, The Red Zone, Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss, For Love of the Game, The Big Brass Ring and In Enemy Hands.
His television credits include guest-starring roles in The Guardian and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as UC: Undercover and Providence.
EDDIE CAHILL – Det. Don Flack
Eddie Cahill broke into television on Friends as Rachel’s unqualified but irresistibly attractive assistant, Tag. His additional television credits include Sex and the City and CSI: NY.
Cahill’s feature film credits include Miracle, opposite Kurt Russell, and Lords of Dogtown, with Health Ledger and Emile Hirsch.
ANNA BELKNAP – Lindsay Monroe Messer
Anna Belknap’s television credits include a series regular role on Medical Investigation and on The Handler, a recurring role in Deadline and guest-starring roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The Comeback, The Jury, Trinity, and Homicide: Life on the Street. She also appeared as a guest star in Without a Trace and The Education of Max Bickford.
She appeared in the feature film Alchemy and made her feature film debut in the independent film The Reality Trap.