George EadsBorn and raised in Texas, Eads’ road to becoming an actor was a windy one. After graduating from Texas Tech, he realized that a career in sales was not for him. Instead he took a job teaching drama in Waco, Texas and continued his own education by entering an associate’s degree program for acting. In 1994 he decided to make the move to Los Angeles with the money he had saved doing commercial work. Once in Los Angeles he had to take several odd jobs to make ends meet, but eventually the determined Texan knew that it was all worth it.
In July 2004, Eads was seen in the title role in the TNT movie “Evel Knievel.” The movie followed the story of Evel from his childhood in a copper-mining town through his adult passion for life-threatening, bone-crushing stunts and their results. In 2003 he was seen in the ABC Family Channel movie “Just a Walk in the Park” and the TNT feature “Monte Walsh,” in which he stars with Tom Selleck. Eads, who played Thumper in the comedy series “Grapevine” on CBS, also starred in the series “Savannah” and appeared as a guest star in several episodes of “ER.”
Among his feature film credits are “Only in America” and “Dust to Dust.”
He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and lives in Los Angeles. His birth date is March 1.
Nick StokesThe youngest child in a family of seven, Nick Stokes was born into law enforcement. His father worked as the state DA before being appointed to the bench. Two years ago, Nick’s father was appointed to the Texas state Supreme Court. Nick’s mother has spent her entire adult life working as a public defender. They have been happily married for 45 years. With one brother and five sisters, Nick had a lot of people looking out for him.
Maybe that’s why everything feels so personal to him. He has no distance from his work because he’s always been close to people. Where Sara struggles with relationships, Nick can’t help himself: being with and around people is so easy for him. What’s hard is balancing the unspoken but competing perspectives of his parents. He wants to live up to their expectations and becoming a CSI was one way of finding a compromise. As a CSI, he’s objective. He still has a social responsibility to uphold, but does his job without an agenda. The evidence speaks, and everyone has to respect what it says, from public defenders to judges on the bench. Nick could still be in Texas, but he chose to move two states over.
There’s a part of Nick that loves his family and his family name, but there’s a part of him that wants to be on his own, to lay down his own roots and establish his own identity. However, he’s finding that roots don’t take quickly. Growing them is a slow process fraught with mistakes and Nick isn’t finished. As a CSI, Nick’s specialty is hair and fiber analysis.