CSI Exclusive: Titus Welliver Lands Big, Bad Arc

It appears Ted Danson’s nascent CSI boss is about to get his first major test.

The CBS procedural has tapped TV’s go-to scoundrel, Titus Welliver (Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, Lost), to play a villainous new foe to Russell and Co. in multiple episodes. 

Welliver’s character, John, is a slick, arrogant and powerful military contractor who is questioned about his company’s role in a recent arms theft. Although cooperative, Russell suspects John knows more than he’s letting on.

The role is the centerpiece of a major storyline that sources say ties into the looming departure of Marg Helgenberger’s Catherine. Annabeth Gish was just cast Cat’s old friend and the suspicious, fearful wife of Welliver’s John.

Additionally, Melrose Place‘s Grant Show and Friday Night LightsMatt Lauria are set to play FBI agents who come to town to assist the CSIs on a “big case.” It’s probably safe to assume that the missing arms plot is that very case.

Welliver is slated to debut in this season’s ninth episode, airing November 23.

Comments (9)

  • I love me some Titus!

    Comment by Alison C – October 20, 2011 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • geeze again with a huge story arc…I think when they started with the miniature killer is when the show started taking a downward slope. Hopefully this only lasts one season unlike the Nate Haskell debacle that took over the 2.5 years Laurence Fishburne was on.

    Comment by jmkilb83 – October 20, 2011 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really liked the Miniature Killer arc… But Nate Haskell was just bad. Hope this one will be better.

      Comment by Jamie – October 21, 2011 08:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVED him on SoA!

    Comment by V – October 20, 2011 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Titus makes such a great baddie! It will be interesting to see how he does against the CSIers, as I’d think he’d overpower and outthink them.

    Comment by Bella – October 20, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad to see a great actor doing garbage.

    Comment by Joe – October 20, 2011 02:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah garbage that’s been on 12 seasons and still in the top 25, yep pure garbage all right *rolls eyes*

      Comment by mes – October 20, 2011 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t wait to see him in action. I hope the episodes continue to be as good as yesterdays

    Comment by Gee – October 20, 2011 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ted Danson has given me back a reason to watch CSI. It proves that Good actor’s shine at whatever they do. So Cheer up Ted your the best CSI boss on TV.

    Comment by Edward Cole – November 4, 2011 06:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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