Will Wheaton Shares 'CSI' Experience

By Carolina
February 19, 2005 - 10:16 PM

Will Wheaton as 'Walter' – Copyright WillWheaton.netWhen actor Will Wheaton was offered a guest staring role on CSI, he was nothing if not thrilled. But his experiences on the set exceeded all his expectations.

"Working on CSI is as cool as we all think it is. In fact, it's cooler," Wheaton said in his official website. "Everyone I've seen is fiercely dedicated to the success of the show. The actors know and care about their characters, and how they interact with each other. When they're called to the set, they come immediately. They are prepared: they know their lines and they talk with each other and the director about the scene."

Wheaton will play a character named Walter, a homeless man who suffers from Schizophrenia and becomes a murder suspect in an upcoming episode of CSI. "Walter has this dangerous volatility to him, that is a result of the voices in his head. Walter uses drugs and alcohol to quiet those voices in his head . . . but it's not working as well as he hoped it would. In fact, it's kinda making it worse."

The actor did not reveal much about the character, but is so enamored with his experience on the set he has no qualms praising the cast and the crew. "I get the sense that this is more than just a paycheck for the people who bring the show to life, they are part of something special, and they know it. CSI could be exclusively about solving the crimes, and it would still be entertaining . . . but it's the development of the characters, and they devotion with which the actors bring those characters to life that sets CSI apart from its countless imitators," Wheaton said. "I can't believe how lucky I am!"

To learn more about Will Wheaton and his role on CSI, visit his official website.

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