CSI: Miami

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Template:Infobox television CSI: Miami is a spinoff of the popular CBS network series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Like the original CSI, CSI: Miami is a police procedural about a team of forensic scientists. It is set in Miami, Florida in the present. Filmed in the United States, the series has been exported to over a dozen countries worldwide. The series is distributed by Buena Vista Television.

The team investigate mysterious and unusual deaths to determine who killed them and how, and also solve other serious crimes such as rape.



Main characters

Supporting characters

  • Dr. Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander), Miami-Dade coroner. She has an eccentric habit of talking to the dead bodies as she examines them, usually as a way of giving them comfort in death.
  • Yelena Salas (Sofia Milos), a homicide detective frequently attached to CSI investigations, and the widow of Horatio's brother Raymond.
  • Ryan Wolfe (Jonathan Togo), a police deputy who wanted to get into the actual forensic work; he realizes he can never replace Speed but can only do the best that he can as a member of the team. Wolfe first appeared in the episode Under the Influence, but was not made a regular until Hell Night.

Former characters

  • Tim "Speed" Speedle (Rory Cochrane), trace evidence and impressions expert; originally from Syracuse, New York, with a degree in biology from Columbia University, Speed was killed in the line of duty in the third season premiere, Lost Son, when his weapon malfunctioned during a shoot-out. His character was written out by request; Cochrane wished to pursue a film career, and was not happy with CSI: Miami's long shooting schedule.
  • Megan Donner (Kim Delaney), Horatio's predecessor who returned to work as investigator after mourning the death of her husband, but later retired due to the pressure caused by it. Her character was written out after 10 episodes of the first season due to the lack of chemistry between her and Caruso.

Other characters include homicide detectives John Hagen (Holt McCallany) and Frank Tripp (Rex Linn).


  • During the opening credits, the actors' names morph out of equations:
    • <math>4y - 1 = 3b(Nh)<math> becomes David Caruso
    • <math>3a1 - x = (A9Xy)<math> becomes Emily Procter
    • <math>3b + N = 7bn1(6A)<math> becomes Adam Rodriguez
    • <math>X - T4a = (7h)3XyNh<math> becomes Khandi Alexander
    • <math>A1b + B2c = R4<math> becomes Kim Delaney
  • The series is primarily shot in Los Angeles; location shooting in Miami is limited to a few days each season.


The A&E network airs rerun episodes on Sunday nights. The network purchased the syndication rights for a hefty US $1 million per episode after the show had been on the air for just one season.

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