ISU Magazine

Volume 40 | Number 2 | Spring/Summer 2010

Successful Investigation

Cover Story:

For nine years, actor William Petersen portrayed Gil Grissom, the bearded and brainy forensic entomologist on the hit CBS crime drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

It’s quite the resumé for a man who never intended to be an actor. He thought he might try politics or college football—until he spent a year at Idaho State University 37 years ago.


Photo: “Grissom’s Divine Comedy” — William Petersen, as Gil Grissom, dresses for an appearance in court on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, on the CBS Television Network. Robert Voets/CBS ©2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.