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Hollywood Brass
WriterSarah Goldfinger,
Carol Mendelsohn
DirectorBill Eagles
Original AirdateApril 21, 2005
Previous Episode: 4 x 4
Next Episode: Committed

Hollywood Brass is the twentieth episode in season five of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


Jim Brass travels to Los Angeles, California when his estranged daughter Ellie calls for help after her friend turns up missing.


Captain Jim Brass journeys to LA after Ellie asks for a favor in investigating her friend's disappearance. There, with the help of Warrick who is in LA for an conference and a friend in LAPD, Brass finds his investigation interrupted by higher powers. While he and Warrick ultimately are able to fiend Ellie's friend's murderer, he is unable to bring the perpetrator to trial. Disappointed, he leaves LA and returns to Las Vegas.


Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Teal Redmann as Ellie Brass
  • Nick Searcy as Sheriff Burdick
  • Dionna Murphy as Captain Annie Kramer
  • Michael K. Williams as Ronnie
  • Matthew Glave as Officer Matt Glazer
  • Johnny Sneed as Todd Piccone
  • Karina Logue as Dr. Supulveda
  • Brian Leckner as Earl
  • Joel Polis as Judge Silvio Peters
  • Eric Allan Kramer as Vic 'The Eagle' Patterson
  • John Wynn as David Kim
  • Lindsay Beamish as Sasha 'Dakota' Reynolds
  • Richard Gross as Officer Kirk


  • Teal Redmann's first appearance as Ellie Brass in this episode after she replaced by Nicki Aycox.
  • Only Warrick, Nick, Dr. Al and Jim are featured in this episode.
  • This regular cast members are Petersen, Helgenberger, Fox and Szmanda doesn't appear. This is the first episode where Gil Grissom doesn't appear.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 5
Viva Las VegasDown the DrainHarvestCrow's FeetSwap MeetWhat's Eating Gilbert Grissom?FormalitiesCh-Ch-ChangesMea CulpaNo Humans InvolvedWho Shot Sherlock?SnakesNesting DollsUnbearableKing BabyBig MiddleCompulsionSpark of Life4 x 4Hollywood BrassCommittedWeeping WillowsIcedGrave Danger, Part 1Grave Danger, Part 2