CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1 (2000 - 2001)


Season 1
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Critics Consensus

CSI shares some identical DNA with many procedural predecessors, but this slickly assembled crime series offers plenty of gruesome intrigue, reliably satisfying formula, and a compelling William Petersen leading each case.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 40
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Air date: Oct 6, 2000
Air date: Oct 13, 2000
Air date: Oct 20, 2000
Air date: Oct 27, 2000
Air date: Nov 3, 2000
Air date: Nov 10, 2000
Air date: Nov 17, 2000
Air date: Nov 24, 2000
Air date: Dec 8, 2000
Air date: Dec 22, 2000
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The first series of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation begins with a shakeup in the Las Vegas crime-lab unit, with overnight-shift supervisor Gil Grissom (William L. Petersen) appointed head of the unit after former skipper, Capt. Jim Brass (Paul Guilfoyle), made a misfired decision that brought about the death of rookie criminalist Holly Gribbs (Chandra West). New team member Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) is brought in from San Francisco to aid in the investigation of Gribbs' death, causing friction between Grissom and his second-in-command, Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger). Meanwhile, the friendly rivalry between team members Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan) and Nick Stokes (George Eads), both of whom are jockeying for a promotion, serves to accelerate the resolutions of many of the crimes the team investigates.


William L. Petersen
as Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger
as Catherine Willows
Ted Danson
as D.B. Russell
Gary Dourdan
as Warrick Brown
George Eads
as Nick Stokes
Elisabeth Shue
as Julie Finlay
Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Capt. Jim Brass
Jorja Fox
as Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda
as Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall
as Dr. Albert Robbins
Wallace Langham
as David Hodges
David Berman
as David Phillips
Elisabeth Harnois
as Morgan Brody
Jon Wellner
as Henry Andrews
Skip O'Brien
as Sgt. O'Riley
Judith Scott
as Dr. Jenna Williams
Glenn Morshower
as Sheriff Brian Mobley
Pamela Gidley
as Teri Miller
Mark Collver
as Det. Evans
Marc Vann
as Conrad Eckley
Timothy Carhart
as Eddie Willows
Gerald McCullouch
as Bobby Dawson
Harrison Young
as Judge Cohen
Greg Collins
as Off. Arvington
Barbara Tarbuck
as Mrs. Harman
Joseph Kelly
as Hotel Security
Palmer Davis
as Margaret Finn
Madison McReynolds
as Lindsey Willows
Sam Jones III
as James Moore
Krista Allen
as Kristi Hopkins
John Beasley
as Charles Moore
Aasif Mandvi
as Dr. Leever
Chandra West
as Holly Gribbs
Eric Stonestreet
as Ronnie Litra
Kelly Connell
as Randy Gesek
Sterling Macer Jr.
as Frank Damon
Joseph Patrick Kelly
as Officer Metcalf
Tim De Zarn
as Mr. Carlton
Chris Demetral
as James Johnson
Tom Beyer
as L. Collins
Tom Gallop
as Randy Painter
Jolene Blalock
as Laura Garas
Ellen Crawford
as New Anchor
Allison Lange
as Tina Collins
Christine Tucci
as Dr. Kiera Behrle
John Getz
as Richard Zeigler
Lucy Goncalves
as Jeanne Damon
Tony Amendola
as Handwriting Expert
Shawn Christian
as Patrick Haynes
Matt O'Toole
as Paul Millander
Maureen Muldoon
as Woman Reporter
Susan Martino
as Kimberly Cassano
Jim Jenkins
as Media Person #2
Dakota Fanning
as Brenda Collins
Bonnie Morgan
as Alice Neely
Alicia Coppola
as Dr. Susan Hillridge
Erich Anderson
as Jack Garas
Travis Fine
as Kenny Berlin
Fred Koehler
as Danny Hillman
Ntare Mwine
as Thomas Adler
Mark Moses
as Scott Shelton
Elizabeth Lackey
as Amanda Haynes
Michael Cerveris
as Syd Booth Goggle
Johnny Messner
as Ted Sallanger
James Avery
as Preston Cash
Frederick Koehler
as Danny Hillman
Lisa Darr
as Gwen Anderson
Robb Derringer
as Fred Applewhite
Jeff Snyder
as Off. Smith
Chaka Forman
as Gump Triskin
Brigid Brannagh
as Melissa Marlow aka Tammy Felton
Allan Rich
as Dr. Klausbach
Tamara Clatterbuck
as Sandra Hillman
Steven Lee
as Dominic Kretzker
Deanne Bray
as Dr. Gilbert
Rainn Wilson
as Guy in Supermarket
Hamilton von Watts
as Chip Rundle
Mike Graybeal
as Eric Berkley
Traci Melchor
as Reporter
Tom McCleister
as Walter Burgess
Brian McNamara
as Steve Anderson
Brad Johnson
as Paul Newsome
Timilee Romolini
as Jamie Smith
Tony Crane
as Off. Joe Tyner
Garland Whitt
as Jerod Cooper
Mark Famiglietti
as Matt Daniels
Katy Boyer
as Lauriane Hastings
Elizabeth Keener
as Amy Shepherd
Steffani Brass
as Sandy Dantini
Brian Howe
as Larry Winston
Mario Schugel
as Brad Kendall
Stefani Brass
as Sandy Dantini
Jim Ortlieb
as Winston Barger
Ricky Harris
as Disco Placid
Gary Bristow
as Chuck Hastings
Timothy Landfield
as Dean Vernon Woods
Sherri Rappaport
as Mandy Webster
James Wellington
as Joseph Felton
Ingo Neuhaus
as Trey Calloway
Mark Valley
as Jack Willman
Dorie Barton
as Meg Wheeler
Lorraine Hunt
as Mrs. Burton
Jonathan Fraser
as Kevin Shepherd
Randall Slavin
as Hunter F. Baumgartner
Amy Carlson
as Kate Armstrong
K.K. Dodds
as Amy Hendler
Gregory Itzin
as Norman Sterling
Lisa Dean Ryan
as Lynn Henry
Larry Holden
as Darin Hanson
Natalie Zea
as Needra Fenway
Gregg Henry
as Special Agent Rick Culpepper
Joann Richter
as Lacey Duvall
Geoff Meed
as Roy McCall
John Livingston
as Jim Cannon
Julie Ariola
as Brenda Shorey
Aldis Hodge
as Tony Thorpe
Reynaldo Christian
as Jason Green
Darren Kennedy
as Victor Dasilva
Zak Johnson
as Det. Barns
W. Earl Brown
as Thomas Pickens
Rocky McMurray
as Surveillance Director
Milo Ventimiglia
as Bobby Taylor
Elaine Kagan
as Mrs. Clemmonds
Todd McKee
as Brad Walden
Robert Sutton
as Stage Manager
James Eckhouse
as Mr. Marlow
Terry Bozeman
as Mr. Lewis
Kellie Waymire
as Carla Dantini
Nancy Fish
as Leslie Stall
Brandon Kessel
as Kyle Hunter
Tim Redwine
as Tyler Sterling
Michael Vincent
as Darren Pyne
Amanda Carlin
as Margaret Shorey
Kellie Waymire
as Carla Dantini
Blake Lindsley
as Jessica Lovett
Jesse Littlejohn
as Tyler Anderson
Anne Curry
as Mrs. Green
Allison Dunbar
as Rachel Carlson
Vyto Ruginis
as Phil Swelco
Channing Carson
as Emily Behrle
Geoffrey Rivas
as Det. Sam Vega
Joan McMurtrey
as Mrs. Marlowe
Jonah Rooney
as Mark Rucker
Elena Lyons
as Julia Huesman
Eileen Ryan
as Rose Bennett
Colette O'Connell
as Det. Connors
M. Darnell Suttles
as Elias Templeton
Nicole Tarantini
as Jill Wentworth
Gerald Castillo
as Max Valdez
Austin Nichols
as Adam Walkey
Jeff Brockton
as Jake Richards
Kareem J. Grimes
as Ronnie Connors
Shelli Bergh
as Jessica Hall
Kevin Will
as Male Parent
Roxanne Day
as April Lewis
David Berman
as David Phillips
Jeff Perise
as Ethan Zalasky
Dyana Ortelli
as Marlene Valdez
Todd Sible
as Jason Ziegler
Zylan Brooks
as Dispatcher
Charley Rossman
as Uniform Officer
Kathrin Lautner
as Female Parent #1
Ele Keats
as Joyce Lanier
Netfe Perry
as Shandra Thorpe
Albie Selznick
as Hugh Young
Sean Smith
as Ted Goggle
Alds Hodge
as Tony Thorpe
Susan Grace
as Female Parent #2
Ashly Holloway
as Laura Scott
Michael De Lano
as Ted Beaton
Christina Chambers
as Vicki Mercer
Jason Padgett
as Troy Ziegler
Mike Muscat
as Security Guard
Michael Delano
as Ted Beaton
Elliott Grey
as Barger's Attorney
Sewell Whitney
as Stuart Rampler
Kevin Cooney
as Capt. Murdle
Will Potter
as Michael
Douglas Bennett
as Stranded Motorist
Scott Caudill
as Paul Arrington
Elkin Antonio
as Rave Girl
David Paladino
as Off. Pratt
Larry Bagby III
as Hank Dudek
Lee Cherry
as Stranger
Jack Wallace
as Tony Mumms
Edi Patterson
as Rosalyn Dudek
Del Hunter-White
as Family Services Rep
Russ Cootey
as Police Officer
Mark Ginther
as Al Robbis
Alex Rice
as Angie
Ray Proscia
as John Himmel
Fred Ellis
as Maintenance Engineer
Stacy Solodkin
as Girlfriend
Stewart Skelton
as FBI Agent
Chet Grissom
as Restaurant Manager
Andy Taylor
as Sam Gentry
Samantha Harris
as Charlotte
Douglas Roberts
as Tony Candlewell
Kirk Trutner
as Store Manager
Kanin J. Howell
as Roy Hinton
DeJuan Guy
as Black Detainee
Nefta Perry
as Shandra Thorpe
Paul Raci
as Lie Detective Operator
Edmund Wyson
as Co-Captain Arrington
Don Paul
as Det. Jack Bolka
Trey Alexander
as Vincent Morgan
Lloyd Kino
as Gardner
Michael Angarano
as Tim Shaeffer
Jeff Podgurski
as Frankie Flynn
Jonathan Redford
as Suburban Teen #1
Nick Trasente
as Pit Boss
Drew Wood
as Suburban Teen #2
Joannah Portman
as Erin McCarty
C.C. Carr
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Arty flashbacks needlessly depict the crimes, the show lingers over gruesome details, and CSI wastes skilled actors.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A droll Petersen and dependable Marg Helgenberger head the competent cast, and the opener is offbeat enough to stimulate curiosity.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite some sloppily handled and uninteresting character introductions, tonight's premiere offers several absorbing cases, including one mysterious suicide that isn't solved immediately.

Feb 7, 2019 | Full Review…

People love the show because of its voyeuristic appeal; plus, no matter how bizarre the crime, the CSI team can always solve it, offering a satisfying conclusion each week.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Although the series was really getting its legs in the first season and some of the episodes aren't as good as we see in seasons two and three, it's still well-written and establishes all of the main characters.

Mar 21, 2002 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Heading up the forensics team is Gil Grissom (William Petersen), who is appealing mostly because, like James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, he doesn't look like he belongs on TV. Petersen's got a good solid cast behind him too

Sep 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This new drama about Las Vegas crime scene investigators is punctuated by high tech gadgets, smart dialogue, and some really nifty camera work.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

[Marg Helgenberger's] role so far is the most complex, and is the highlight of the show.

Sep 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There is good juice behind CSI despite its early predilection toward shock value. Whether gratuitous or not, it could well detract from the show's sharper, more notable attributes.

Feb 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It is a terrible title for a series, but promises some Patricia Cornwall nitty-gritty as well as actors to whom intelligent ideas might plausibly occur.

Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2015
    Love it! Have watched Season 1 numerous times and have it in my collection.

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