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At Monte Carlo Festival (2011)
|Born||George Coleman Eads III
March 1, 1967
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
|Education||Belton High School|
|Alma mater||Texas Tech University|
|Known for||Nick Stokes in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
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.
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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. 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.
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",
In 2016 Eads stars in CBS's rebooted version of the MacGyver television series.
In other media
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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- MacGyver (2016-present) as Jack Dalton
- Gutshot Straight (2014 film) as Jack
- Evel Knievel (2004, TV) as Evel Knievel
- Monte Walsh (2003, TV) as Frank "Shorty" Austin
- Second String (2002, TV) as Tommy Baker
- Just a Walk in the Park (2002) as Adam Willingford
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015, TV series) as Nick Stokes (323 episodes)
- Grapevine (2000, TV series) as Thumper Klein
- The Spring (2000, TV) as Gus
- Crowned and Dangerous (1997, TV) as Riley Baxter
- The Ultimate Lie (1996, TV) as Ben McGrath
- Savannah (1996, TV series) as Travis Peterson (pilot episode); as Nick Corelli (in the series)
- Dust to Dust (1994 film) (1994) as Black Wolf
- Young Justice (TV series) (2010–2012) as Barry Allen/Flash
- Justice League Unlimited (2004, 1 episode "Initiation") as Captain Atom
- Two and a Half Men (2008, wedding reception guest on "Fish in a Drawer")
- ER (1998, paramedic on "Sharp Relief")
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