George Eads

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George Eads
George Eads at USAG-Yongsan.jpg
Eads visiting USAG - Yongsan in 2019
Born
George Coleman Eads III

(1967-03-01) March 1, 1967 (age 52)
EducationBelton High School
Alma materTexas Tech University
OccupationActor
Years active1994–present
Known forNick Stokes in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Jack Dalton in MacGyver
Spouse(s)
Monika Casey
(m. 2011; div. 2015)
Children1

George Eads III[citation needed] (born March 1, 1967[citation needed]), is an American actor, 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 later starred as Jack Dalton on the CBS action-adventure series MacGyver for three seasons.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Eads was born and grew up in Belton, Texas. His father is Arthur "Cappy" Eads, a retired district attorney who died November 1, 2011. His mother is Vivian Baker (née Athens). George graduated from Belton High School (1985) and from Texas Tech University (1989) with a degree in marketing.[2] In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[3] Prior to beginning an acting career, Eads worked as a copy machine salesman, as well as selling first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.

Career[edit]

Eads drove to Los Angeles, California in a pickup truck borrowed from his stepfather, to pursue his acting career. 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.[4]

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 portrayed a Las Vegas forensic scientist named Nick Stokes.

Parallel to CSI, Eads 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",[5]

From 2016 to 2019, Eads has starred as Jack Dalton in CBS's rebooted version of the MacGyver television series. In 2018, while the series' third season was filming, Eads asked to be released from his contract so he could spend more time with his young daughter who resides in Los Angeles. (MacGyver is filmed in Atlanta.) Producers ultimately agreed with Eads being written out of the show but left open the opportunity for him to return as a guest star in the future. His final episode is set to air sometime in 2019. On February 1, 2019, his episode Father + Bride + Betrayal was his last on MacGyver.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 2011, Eads married Monika Casey.[7] In January 2014, Eads and Casey were reported to be expecting their first child.[8] George and Monika divorced in 2015.

In other media[edit]

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."

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Dust to Dust Black Wolf
2014 Gutshot Straight Jack
2014 Sex Ed Jimmy

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Strange Luck J.R. Dean 1 episode
1996 The Ultimate Lie Ben McGrath TV movie
1996–1997 Savannah Travis Peterson (pilot episode); as Nick Corelli (in the series) 26 episodes
1997 Crowned and Dangerous Riley Baxter TV movie
1997–1998 ER Paramedic Greg Powell 3 episodes
2000 The Spring Gus TV movie
2000 Grapevine Thumper Klein 5 episodes
2000–2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nick Stokes All 15 Seasons
2002 Just a Walk in the Park Adam Willingford TV movie
2002 Second String Tommy Baker TV movie
2003 Monte Walsh Frank "Shorty" Austin TV movie
2004 Evel Knievel Evel Knievel TV movie
2004 Justice League Unlimited Captain Atom (voice) Episode: "Initiation"
2008 Two and a Half Men George Episode: "Fish in a Drawer"
2010–2012 Young Justice Barry Allen/Flash (voice) 5 episodes
2016–2019 MacGyver Jack Dalton Main 51 episodes
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Vincent's Dad TV Special

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stedman, Alex (November 24, 2014). "George Eads to Leave 'CSI' After 15 Seasons". Variety. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  2. ^ University, Texas Tech (1987). "La Ventana, vol. 062". Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Profile at Phi Delta Theta". Phi Delta Theta.
  4. ^ "George Eads". TV Guide.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 27, 2013). "'CSI's George Eads On Leave Of Absence Over On-Set Altercation". Deadline Hollywood.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (November 26, 2018). "'MacGyver' Star George Eads to Exit". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "CSI's George Eads gets married". US Weekly. August 4, 2011.
  8. ^ "Eads and his wife are expecting". csifiles.com.

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