Paul Guilfoyle (born April 28, 1949) is an American television and film actor. He was a regular cast member of the forensic television drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation where he played Captain Jim Brass.
Life and CareerEdit
Guilfoyle was born in Canton, Massachusetts. He attended Boston College High School and spoke at the 2005 commencement of the school's seniors. Guilfoyle enrolled at Lehigh University in 1968. He eventually graduated from Yale in 1977 with a major in economics. He studied at the Actor's Studio before building up a substantial theatrical reputation on and off Broadway, including 12 years with the Theatre Company of Boston, appearances in David Rabe's The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel with Al Pacino and in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. He is often mistakenly referred to as the son of character actor Paul Guilfoyle but they are not related.
Guilfoyle appeared in Howard the Duck, and in an early episode of Crime Story, playing a criminal who takes a hostage, getting into a shootout with the Major Crimes Unit. He has since become one of the industry's leading character actors, specializing in roles on both the good and bad side of law enforcement.
His television appearances most notably include guest roles on Miami Vice, Law & Order, New York Undercover, Ally McBeal and Justice League Unlimited as Travis Morgan, the Warlord. His film credits are numerous, spanning nearly three decades. His appearances in notable films include Three Men and a Baby, Wall Street, Celtic Pride, Beverly Hills Cop II, Quiz Show, Hoffa, Mrs. Doubtfire, Air Force One, Striptease, Amistad, The Negotiator, Extreme Measures, Session 9, Primary Colors and L.A. Confidential.
Guilfoyle also appears in Alter Bridge's video for their single "Broken Wings", and the HBO original movie Live from Baghdad.
Guilfoyle is best known for his role as L.V.P.D. Captain James "Jim" Brass in the crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, a role he had since the show's inception in 2000.
In 2014 it was announced that Guilfoyle was to leave CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after 14 years in the role.
Guilfoyle lives in New York City with his family. He is fluent in French.