The following page is an example of a character article. Please be sure that when you do implement this article layout, do NOT include these blue boxes, they are here to provide guidance only.
The stub template should be included unless the article is deemed to be complete. This means the stub template should only be removed once all of the sections have been suitably filled.
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The character template box contains some of the most important pieces of character information. There are two types of character templates, 'Main Characters' are for characters that are in the opening credits, and 'Minor Characters' are characters only appear once or more and are not in the opening credits. It is implemented as follows:
Main Character: Miami
Lt. Horatio C
Name Horatio Caine
Gender Male
Birth Date April 7, 1960
Family Marisol Delko (wife; deceased)
Kyle Harmon (son)
City Miami
Job CSI Supervisor
Rank Lieutenant
Specialty Arson, Explosives
Status Alive
Portrayed By David Caruso
First Appearance Season 1-10
This character template is for a 'Main Character':

 {{Character (Las Vegas/Miami/New York/Cyber)
 |name= CHARACTER NAME (Horatio Caine, Mac Taylor)
 |gender= CHARACTER GENDER (Male, Female)
   |birth date= DATE OF BIRTH (April 7, 1960, November 1, 1965)
   |family= CHARACTER'S FAMILY (Unnamed father {{c|deceased}}, Jane Doe {{c|wife})
   |job= CHARACTER JOB (Lawyer, CSI, Janitor)
   |rank= CHARACTER RANK (Lieutenant, Supervisor)
   |specialty= CHARACTER SPECIALTY (Tire Tracks, Poisons, Arson)
   |status= CHARACTER STATUS (Alive, Incarcerated, Deceased)
   |actor= ACTOR OF CHARACTER (Eva LaRue, Eric Kyle Szmanda, Hayley Kiyoko)
   |appearance= FIRST APPEARANCE (See No Evil, Cold Reveal, Double Fault)}}
This character template is for a 'Minor Character':

 {{Minor Character (Las Vegas/Miami/New York/Cyber)
 |name= CHARACTER NAME (Kyle Harmon, Marisol Delko)
   |gender= CHARACTER GENDER (Male, Female)
   |birth date= DATE OF BIRTH (May 2, 1980, July 17, 1990)
   |family= CHARACTER'S FAMILY (Unnamed father {{c|deceased}}, Jane Doe {{c|wife})
   |status= CHARACTER STATUS (Alive, Incarcerated, Deceased)
   |actor= ACTOR OF CHARACTER (Eva LaRue, Eric Kyle Szmanda, Hayley Kiyoko)
   |appearance= FIRST APPEARANCE (See No Evil, Cold Reveal, Double Fault)
   |occupation = CHARACTER'S JOB (Waiter, Doctor)}}
The character introduction should be as follows:


So for Horatio Caine, the introduction will be:

Lieutenant Horatio "H" Caine is the day shift supervisor of the Miami-Dade Crime Lab. He is also a forensic analyst and former bomb-squad officer. 


The background is explaining the characters past before they were introduced on the show (where they came from, their history, etc.)

As a child, Horatio was a victim of domestic violence (his mother was killed by his father, and he ended up killing the man in a failed attempt to save her), which accounts to his comparatively extreme reactions in abuse and domestic violence cases. Caine then worked in New York City as detective with the NYPD. In 1995, while on the job, he was stabbed while investigating a case in which children were locked in closets while their parents were murdered. The perpetrator, Walter Resden, harbored a deep grudge against Caine, collecting the blood from the stabbing and preserving it for 10 years in order to frame him for the murder of Caine's girlfriend, Rachel Turner. Walter Resden was caught in a later episode.

After his arrival in Florida, Horatio joined the Miami-Dade Police as a homicide detective but later transferred to the bomb squad, where he was mentored by Al Humphries, an older cop whom Caine highly respected and considered a good friend. Sometime later, Horatio moved to the Crime Lab, accepting a promotion to lieutenant, which earned him the animosity of Sergeant Rick Stetler, who was also vying for the rank. Rick holds a grudge against him through CSI until he gets arrested in a late season. When veteran CSI Megan Donner went on personal leave following the death of her husband, Horatio became the permanent head of the lab.

Season NUMBER[]

This section shows which season(s) they appeared on, and the main events over the course of it.

In "Countermeasures" Horatio begins to have hallucinations of Marisol, saying she is glad to see him but he needs to go back. He is then shown back at the dock where he was shot, managing to get himself back up to his feet. Still bleeding from his gunshot wound, he jumps into the water to save Natalia, managing to free her from the car. As they are rushed to the hospital, he repeatedly calls Marisol's name.

Against the doctor's advice and still visibly in pain, he leaves the hospital to work on the case. He and the team manage to find North and try to get him to tell them where Toller is. Despite setting him up. Toller slips through his fingers once at a rail yard, but Walter discovers that the chemicals in the soot from Toller's old clothes could only have come from trash burned at a particular landfill. Horatio manages to find and capture Toller there after he very nearly sets another woman on fire. After leading Toller back to jail, Horatio finally concedes that he is not all right and agrees to get checked out.

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Season NUMBER[]

(Insert information here if they appeared in another season)

Season NUMBER[]



This is where the character's relationships are to be added. This is an example relationship description.

John Doe has a close relationship with Jane Doe. Jane Doe has helped him move past his traumatic past and move on with his life. John Doe cares very greatly for Jane Doe and goes out of his way to protect her and vice versa. They even sometimes visit the gun range together when they're both off duty.


This is where the appearances of the character are recorded. 'M' stands for main character, 'R' is for recurring character, and 'G' are for guest characters. These are the appearances of of an example character, Horatio Caine.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 #
Season 1 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
Season 2 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
Season 3 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
Season 4 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Season 5 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
Season 6 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 21
Season 7 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Season 8 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 24
Season 9 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 22
Season 10 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X N/A 19
Total 232
To insert an appearance template you must select insert at the top left of the page, then select template. Then you must type in 'appearances' in the search bar. Select 'AppearancesHeader' and type in the name of the show they appear on (Las Vegas/Miami/New York/Cyber). Then go back to the templates, type in the search bar Appearances/(LV, MI, NY, or CY)/Season NUMBER. Once you select it you will then have to fill out the episode numbers they appeared on with either 'M', 'R', or 'G' for that specific season. At the end you will have to add the total number of episodes into the 'total' section. Then return to the templates and type in 'Appearances/Footer'. Select that and type in the total amount of episodes they have appeared in throughout the entire series (Las Vegas/Miami/New York/Cyber). If they appeared in more than one CSI series, you will have to create another appearance template for that specific series.


The "Notes" section provides additional information that doesn't fit in the other styles of information. These are mostly interesting facts and trivia of the characters that happen inside the series. *This section is not required.
  • Horatio was present at the deaths of his mother, his father, his wife, his fellow CSI Tim Speedle, and that of his own brother, Raymond Caine.


The 'Trivia' section is where facts are written about the actors who played the characters, (if the characters are based off anyone, if multiple actors played this character, etc.). *This section is not required.
  • David Caruso is the only actor in CSI: Miami to have appeared in every episode in all 10 seasons.
  • Horatio is loosely based upon LAPD bomb squad technician Detective John Haynes.