LVPD Captain Jim Brass
Paul GuilfoylePaul Guilfoyle has starred in numerous feature films, including “Random Hearts,” “Cadillac Man,” “Anywhere But Here,” “The Negotiator,” “Amistad,” “Air Force One,” “LA Confidential,” “Ransom,” “Extreme Measures,” “Striptease,” “Quiz Show,” “Primary Colors,” “Wall Street,” “Session 9,” “Final Analysis,” “Night Falls in Manhattan,” “In Dreams” and “Tempesta.” Most recently, he completed work on the films “Question of Faith” and “American Violet.” He also counts among his independent credits the films “The Local Stigmatic” and “Looking for Richard,” both in collaboration with Al Pacino. Both are now available on DVD.
Guilfoyle, a member of the famed Actors’ Studio, has also earned a number of impressive theatrical credits, including the Broadway productions “Search and Destroy,” “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel,” “American Buffalo,” “Richard III” and “Glengarry Glenross”. He has also appeared in the productions “Death Defying Acts,” “Those the Rivers Keeps,” “Loose Ends,” “Endangered Species” and “Henry V.”
His television credits include the series “Secret Agent Man,” “Law and Order,” “Miami Vice,” “Wiseguy” and “Crime Story,” as well as the television movies “Notorious,” “September,” “Curiosity Kills,” “Unnatural Pursuits,” “Amelia Earhart” and the Emmy-nominated HBO film “Live from Baghdad.”
Guilfoyle was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and lives in New York with his wife and daughter. His birth date is April 28.
LVPD Captain Jim BrassJim Brass was born into a middle class family in Newark. When the riots hit in the mid-sixties, Brass was in college. Something about the injustice made him decide on a career in law enforcement. He approached his job with the zeal of a reformer and, at first, he gained much notoriety for his tenacious investigative style. Unfortunately, tenacious investigators tend to be indiscriminate. When they see someone do something wrong, they go after the crime, even if the criminals are cops, and that’s what happened to Brass.
He became a Serpico-like figure in New Jersey. He cleaned up the department, but the effort cost him his marriage and what little relationship he had with his daughter. When the dust cleared, Brass headed for Second Chance City, landing at CSI. He could get his fix of the investigative process without having to expend any personal capital. His life gently slid into strip bars and J&B doubles, and all was well enough until a young newbie named Holly Gribbs showed up. Her death cost Brass his job and, in some ways, his peace of mind.
Since Holly died, Brass has been transferred back to homicide. He’s not sure if he likes it, but it’s familiar and it’s easy, and that’ll do for the short term. The long term is irrelevant for Brass, because he stopped believing in the future long ago.