Full Name at Birth George Coleman Eads III
Date of Birth March 1, 1967
Birthplace Fort Worth, TX
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Star Sign Pisces
High School Belton High School, Belton, TX (1985)
University Texas Tech University (1990)
Occupation Category Actor
Claim to Fame Nick Stokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Father Arthur Coleman "Cappy" Eads
Mother Vivian Baker
Sister(s) Angela Eads Tekell
Early Life: Eads was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in Belton. His father is Arthur Coleman "Cappy" Eads, a retired DA who died November 1, 2011. His mother is Vivian Baker (neé Athens). Eads has an older sister, Angela Eads Tekell, who is an attorney in Waco, Texas. Eads' stepfather, Dudley Baker, is a gynecologist. George graduated from Belton High School in 1985 and from Texas Tech University in 1989 with a degree in marketing. In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Prior to beginning an acting career, Eads used to work as a copy machine salesman, as well as selling first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.
Career: To pursue his acting career, he headed to Los Angeles, California, in a pickup truck borrowed from his stepfather. When he arrived in Los Angeles, he could only drive during the day because the truck had two broken headlights. Eads got his big break on the primetime soap opera Savannah. Though his character died in the pilot episode, Eads was so popular that producers continued to use him via flashbacks and eventually brought him back as the character's identical twin.
Afterwards, Eads guest-starred on ER, and worked on several made-for-television films such as Crowned and Dangerous with Yasmine Bleeth in 1997.
In 2000 Eads became one of the lead characters of the CBS police drama CSI, in which he portrays a Las Vegas forensic scientist named Nick Stokes.
Parallel to CSI, Eads has worked on made-for-television films, such as 2003's Monte Walsh and 2004's Evel Knievel.
It was reported in August 2013, prior to CSI's fourteenth season, Eads was taking a leave of absence after having an altercation with a writer from the show over what was described as "creative issues.