George Eads

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George Eads
At Monte Carlo Festival
Born George Coleman Eads III
(1967-03-01) March 1, 1967 (age 48)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Nationality United States American
Education Texas Tech University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994-present
Known for Nick Stokes in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Height 5' 11" (1.80 m)

George Coleman Eads III (born March 1, 1967), 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 a 16th season.[1]


Early life[edit]

Eads was born in Fort Worth, 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 (neé 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 that 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, 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.

It was reported in August 2013, prior to CSI's fourteenth season, Eads 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 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."


Starring roles[edit]

Voice roles[edit]

Guest-starring roles[edit]


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