Paul Guilfoyle to exit "CSI" after this season

Paul Guilfoyle in a scene from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."

"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" is losing one of its longtime stars.

Paul Guilfoyle, who has portrayed Captain Jim Brass since the start of the series in 2000, will part ways with the show after this season.

"CSI" executive producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill said, "Paul made Captain Brass a standout character. He is not just an original cast member, he is an original. In a show about forensics, fans always looked forward to the handcuffs coming out, and Captain Brass putting his spin on the crime of the week, just as Paul Guilfoyle put his indelible stamp on the character and the show. He will be missed."

Guilfoyle's final episode will air May 7, which is also the season 14 finale. "CSI" has been renewed for a 15th season.

George Eads, who portrays Nick Stokes, is the only other actor who has been on the show since it premiered.