While rarely a leading man, journeyman actor Jack Coleman has spent the last few decades cultivating a reputation as a reliable supporting presence in the world of televised drama. The latest destination on Coleman's itinerary is an upcoming episode of veteran CBS procedural 'CSI.'
As first reported by TV Guide, Coleman will play Jim, a good-natured, kindhearted pastor, whose world is shattered by the grisly death of his teenage daughter. Her body is found in the middle of the desert, and the 'CSI' team is quickly assigned to the case. While Jim is well known for his compassion, and commitment to charitable giving, his emotional response when questioned by the team about his loss is uncharacteristically muted. This leads the investigators to wonder whether the victim's father should himself be a suspect.
Jack Coleman is probably best known for his work as Noah Bennett on the NBC drama 'Heroes' from 2006-2010. Since that show ended, Coleman has turned up in a range of recurring or guest starring roles on series such as 'The Mentalist,' 'House,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Castle,' 'The Office,' 'Burn Notice,' and 'Scandal.' He was also a regular on 2004's Stephen King produced drama 'Kingdom Hospital.' Coleman's one and only shot (so far) as a series lead came in 1992's incredibly short-lived 'Nightmare Cafe.'
CSI returns with new episodes on Wednesday, Jan. 15. An airdate for Coleman's appearance has yet to be announced.