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George Coleman Eads III[citation needed] (born March 1, 1967[citation needed]), is an American actor, best known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Eads would be leaving the show, which in any event was not renewed for the following season—meaning he only missed the series finale television movie, Immortality.[1] He currently stars as Jack Dalton on the CBS action-adventure series MacGyver.

George Eads
At Monte Carlo Festival (2011)
Born George Coleman Eads III
(1967-03-01) March 1, 1967 (age 50)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality American
Education Belton High School
Alma mater Texas Tech University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Known for Nick Stokes in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Spouse(s) Monika Casey div 2015



Early lifeEdit

Eads was born in Belton, Texas, and grew up in Belton. His father is Arthur Coleman "Cappy" Eads, a retired district attorney who died November 1, 2011. His mother is Vivian Baker (née Athens). Eads has an older sister, Angela Eads Tekell, who is an attorney in Waco, Texas. Eads' stepfather, Dudley Baker, is a gynecologist. George graduated from Belton High School (1985) and from Texas Tech University (1989) with a degree in marketing. In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[2] Prior to beginning an acting career, Eads worked as a copy machine salesman, as well as selling first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.


To pursue his acting career, he headed to Los Angeles, California, in a pickup truck borrowed from his stepfather. When he arrived in Los Angeles, he could only drive during the day because the truck had two broken headlights. Eads got his big break on the primetime soap opera Savannah. Though his character died in the pilot episode, Eads was so popular, producers continued to use him via flashbacks and eventually brought him back as the character's identical twin.[3]

Afterwards, Eads guest-starred on ER, and worked on several made-for-television films such as Crowned and Dangerous with Yasmine Bleeth in 1997.

In 2000, Eads became one of the lead characters of the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, in which he portrays a Las Vegas forensic scientist named Nick Stokes.

Parallel to CSI, Eads has worked on made-for-television films, such as 2003's Monte Walsh and 2004's Evel Knievel.

In August 2013, prior to CSI's 14th season, Eads reportedly was taking a leave of absence after having an altercation with a writer from the show over what was described as "creative issues",[4]

In 2016 Eads stars in CBS's rebooted version of the MacGyver television series.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2011, Eads married Monika Casey.[5] In January 2014, Eads and Casey were reported to be expecting their first child.[6] George and Monica divorced in 2015.

In other mediaEdit

In March, 2009, Eads was voted as one of TV Guide's Sexiest Male Actors in the TV Guide's "Sexiest Stars" issue. The "Sexiest Stars" issue voted The Mentalist's Simon Baker as the Sexiest Male Actor. Eads was not discouraged by this, however, and said that he was very appreciative of his fans calling him "sexy". "It’s sweet and kind. It makes me want to work harder for them. It makes me want to be sexier."


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