|Minor Character: Las Vegas|
|Portrayed By||Archie Kao|
Archie Johnson is the Audio/Visual surveillance specialist who works in the Las Vegas crime lab on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
In episode, Random Acts of Violence, he assists in investigating a murder at a computer-based business and is shown to enjoy working out in the field for a change, much to Greg's dismay. He's also suggested to be a Star Trek expert and a fan of internet-based role-playing games.
In Lab Rats, he assists Hodges, along with the other lab techs (Wendy, Henry and Mandy), to try to figure out who the The Miniature Killer is. Also he says that he's a fan of science fiction, and he surfs when he can get away from the lab
At the beginning of the season, Archie has also taken over the role of handwriting analysis. He says it is to expand his horizons, and his paycheck.
In episode, The Panty Sniffer, Archie is sent to go undercover along with Greg, Catherine and Detective Vartann. When Archie and Greg successfully install the cameras needed for the stakeout except for one bathroom, he and Greg separate. While Archie is walking down the stairs, he trips and falls, coming face to face with a dead body. Archie is shown to be visibly shaken at his discovery.
|CSI:Crime Scene Investigation|
- Actor Archie Johnson appeared in episode 202 "Chaos Theory", but not playing his later recurring role as Archie Johnson; numbers in italics depict Kao's total appearances, other numbers depict Kao starring as Johnson.
- In episode Primum Non Nocere, Greg Sanders borrowed one of Archie's contact lenses which might mean Archie is nearsighted.
- He is a fan of surfing and surfing movies.
- Archie is one of the two CSI: Crime Scene Investigation recurring characters to have the same first name as the actor portraying him. The other is David Berman, who plays assistant coroner David Phillips.