Grissom Leaves Las Vegas

By Deborah
January 6, 2007 - 3:04 AM

On Thursday night’s CSI the team learned of Gil Grissom’s plans to teach a seminar at Williams College for four weeks. The temporary leave of absence is brought on because William Petersen, the actor who plays Grissom, took a little time off to do a play in Rhode Island. What’s in store for the show with Grissom gone?

On January 18, 2007, Liev Schreiber joins the cast in an episode called “Sweet Jane.” Schreiber will play the recurring role of Michael Keppler, a seasoned CSI with a strong reputation in various police departments across the nation before joining the veteran Las Vegas team.

Schreiber is a Tony Award winning actor with many stage and screen credits to his name. Stage credits include Henry V, Macbeth, Betrayal, The Mercy Seat and Othello. He’s been seen on the small screen in the HBO film Lackawanna Blues and the made for television movies RKO 281 and Spinning Boris. Big screen credits include the Scream trilogy, The Manchurian Candidate, Kate and Leopold and Everything Is Illuminated, which he also adapted and directed. Schreiber will next be seen on Broadway in Talk Radio.

“After meeting the people who run ‘CSI,’ it immediately becomes apparent why it has consistently been one of the top shows on television. I am a fan, how could I say no?” Shreiber has said.

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