Meet Detective Thacker In 'Officer Blue'

By Caillan
November 24, 2004 - 10:31 AM

See Also: 'Officer Blue' Episode Guide

CSI: New York's equivalent of CSI's Detective Vartann and Miami's Detective Tripp is to be introduced on the show next week.

Detective Charlie Thacker, played by Paul Carafotes, will make his debut in the December 1 episode, "Officer Blue", according to the Somerville Journal, Carafotes' hometown newspaper. The character, described as a "Westchester hunk", is slated to appear in three episodes initially with the option for further guest stints, Carafotes said.

Carafotes, who played a Casino Manager in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation's "XX", said scoring roles on the competitive Hollywood scene has always been a challenge. "It's a struggle — like life," he said. "It's never what you thought it would be." His credits include parts in films such as Fight Club, Blind Date, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and All the Right Moves, and guest appearances in Without a Trace, Chicago Hope and NYPD Blue.

His family has been a bedrock of support even when there wasn't much acting work on offer. "When I've been down, my family and the structure of my life there has helped me deal with the slings and arrows," he said, adding there was always light at the end of the tunnel. "It's a funny business. There's ebb and flow."

The complete interview can be found here at the Somerville Journal.

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