Gerald McCullouch: 'CSI Has Been A Great Experience'By Carolina
February 2, 2006 - 11:40 PM
Gerald McCullouch (Bobby Dawson) was interviewed recently by Modern Day Sherlock. In the interview, he talked about what it's like working on CSI.
"It's been a really great experience," he said. "This is my sixth season now and I have never been with a show this long and that in itself is an incredible experience. Not to mention the stature the show has received in its six years."
McCullouch has been with CSI from the start, and recalled what it was like on the few first days of filming. "It was kind of when the CSI family began, and I remember that Marg [Helgenberger, Catherine Willows] and I worked together on one of the first scenes of the first episode ever and people were calling her Marg and me Gerald (soft G). And because she has a hard 'G' and because I have a hard 'G' we kind of bonded at that moment. And it's been really amazing, the show has had the life that it has had and that I have been with it for such a long time."
McCullouch didn't always want to be an actor, but was always interested in the arts. This is how he was bitten by the acting bug. "I started out as a painter. I got a scholarship to Savannah School of Art and Design and during my senior year at high school when I was thinking I was going to be a visual artist, that's when I got the job at Six Flags over Georgia. When that happened, my focus moved to pursuing a career as a singer, which had always been my first love. Then via Six Flags, I was referred to audition for the BFA Musical Theater Program at Florida State, still with my main focus being singing. But through my education at Florida State I cultivated a gigantic affinity for acting."
If the actor could pick a favorite Bobby moment, it would be one the fans wouldn't recognize, as he revealed most of his scenes end up on the editing room floor. "Marg and I had uh, probably in the third or fourth season, had a fun little joke that ended up getting cut about some guns. [laughs] I don't know how specific I can be, but most of my favorite moments have ended up being cut from episodes that have aired."
To read the rest of this interview, head over to Modern Day Sherlock.