Date Of Birth

28 April, 1949


Paul Guilfoyle as Jim Brass

Paul Guilfoyle was born on April 28, 1949 in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Boston College High School and earned his degree in Economics from the prestigious Yale University. Prior to his successful career on stage, Guilfoyle trained in acting at the Actor’s Studio, of which he is currently a member.

Guilfoyle dedicated twelve years of his life to the Theater Company of Boston, and performed in David Rabe’s The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. He made his big screen debut on the film Howard The Duck, and although it was a box office failure, Guilfoyle went on to appear in various other productions, usually portraying questionable and seedy characters. He has appeared in over 70 films, among which are Air Force One, Primary Colors, The Negotiator, Amistad, In Dreams, Random Hearts, LA Confidential, Striptease, Extreme Measure, Ransom, Final Analysis, Cadillac Man, Quiz Show, Wall Street, Session 9, The Murderer, Beverly Hills Cop, 3 Men and a Baby, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Dealers, Hoffa, Anywhere But Here, Company Man and Tempesta.

Currently, he appears regularly on the hit television series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His portrayal of Captain Jim Brass has earned him the opportunity to share a 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with the rest of the cast, which include William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. His other television credits include Miami Vice, Law & Order , Ally McBeal , Roanoak, Crime Story, Spenser: For Hire, Kate and Allie, Internal Affairs, Wiseguy, Kojak: Fatal Flaw, Big Time, True Colors, Civil Wars, Notorious, Class of ’61, Fallen Angels, Amelia Earheart: The Final Flight, September, Central Park West, New York Undercover, Secret Agent Man, CSI: Miami and Night Visions. He was also cast in Alter Bridges’ “Broken Wings” music video.

He and his wife, choreographer Lisa Giobbi, live in New York City. They have one daughter named Snowden.

(Photo courtesy of CBS)

Place of Birth

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Birth Name

Paul Guilfoyle



Fun Facts

Spouse: Lisa Giobbi – Daughter Snowden

Attended Boston College High School where he was a stand-out hockey player.

Participated in the Seattle Hockey Challenge in 2005 for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

When he was 19 and doing his very first play in a small theater, a bus with 40 fans of Paul Guilfoyle (1902-1961) turned up, hoping to see their favorite actor. He had to explain to them that Paul Guilfoyle had been dead for 12 years.

Often mistakenly referred to as the son of character actor Paul Guilfoyle. They are not related

Attended Lehigh University, class of 1972.

Has been in two movies with Harrison Ford: Air Force One (1997) and Random Hearts (1999).


2000-2011: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) – Captain Jim Brass
2009: Prototype (Video Game) – Dr. Raymond McMullen (voice)
2008: American Violet – Judge CW Belmont
2005: Justice League (TV series) – The Warlord/Travis Morgan
2004: Tempesta – Taddeo Rossi
2003: Coyote Waits (TV movie) – Jay Kennedy, FBI
2002: Live from Baghdad (TV movie) – Ed Turner
2002: Pharaoh’s Heart (short) – Angelo
2001: Session 9 – Bill Griggs
2001: Night Visions (TV series) – John
2001: Hemingway, the Hunter of Death – Alex Smith
2000: Secret Agent Man (TV series) – Roan Brubeck
2000: Now and Again (TV series) – Ed Bernstadt
2000: Company Man – Officer Hickle
2000: Blessed Art Thou – Francis
1999: Random Hearts – Dick Montoya
1999: Anywhere But Here – George Franklin
1999: Entropy – Andy
1999: In Dreams – Detective Jack Kay
1998: Exiled (TV movie) – Detective Sammy Kurtz
1998: One Tough Cop – Frankie ‘Hot’ Salvino
1998: The Negotiator – Nathan Roenick
1998: Primary Colors – Howard Ferguson
1998: Ally McBeal (TV series) – Harold Lane
1997: Amistad – Attorney
1997: Air Force One – Chief of Staff Lloyd ‘Shep’ Shepherd
1997: Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (TV movie) – Lou Napoli
1997: L.A. Confidential – Mickey Cohen
1994-1997: New York Undercover (TV series) – Alex Pratt/Remmy Powers
1997: Peppermills (short) – Owner of Restaurant
1996: Ransom – Wallace
1996: Night Falls on Manhattan – McGovern
1996: Extreme Measures – Dr. Jeffrey Manko
1996: The Burning Zone (TV series) – Dr. Arthur Glyndon
1996: Striptease – Malcolm Moldovsky
1996: Central Park West (TV series) – Detective
1996: Heaven’s Prisoners – Det. Magelli
1996: Celtic Pride – Kevin O’Grady
1996: September (TV movie) – Conrad
1996: Un divan a New York – Dennis
1996: Manny & Lo – Country House Owner
1996: Looking for Richard (documentary) – 2nd Murderer
1995: Gospa – Miodrag Dobrovic
1995: Cafe Society – Anthony Liebler
1994: M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV series) – Michael Rompath
1994: Quiz Show – Lishman
1994: Little Odessa – Boris Volkoff
1994: Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (TV movie) – Paul Mantz
1994: Mother’s Boys – Mark Kaplan, Robert’s Attorney
1993: Mrs. Doubtfire – Head Chef
1993: Fallen Angels (TV series) – Steve Prokowski
1993: The Night We Never Met – Sparrow’s Nest Salesman
1993: Class of ’61 (TV movie)
1993: Anna Lee: Headcase (TV movie) – Dr. Frank
1993: Naked in New York – Roman, Jake’s Father
1992: Hoffa – Ted Harmon
1992: Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV movie) – McCall
1992: Unnatural Pursuits (TV series) – Larry Leitz
1992: Those Secrets (TV movie) – Leonard
1992: Final Analysis – Mike O’Brien
1992: Notorious (TV movie) – Norman Prescott
1991: Civil Wars (TV series)
1991: Darrow (TV movie) – Bert Franklin
1991: The Great Pretender (TV movie) – Martin Brinkman
1991: True Colors – John Laury
1990: Law & Order (TV series) – Anthony Scalisi
1990: Against the Law (TV series) – Shraker
1990: Curiosity Kills (TV movie) – Ortley
1990: Cadillac Man – Little Jack Turgeon
1990: The Local Stigmatic – Ray
1989: Dealers – Lee Peters
1989: Big Time (TV movie) – Ted
1989: A Man Called Hawk (TV series) – Stan
1989: The Equalizer (TV series) – Max Gorman
1987-1989: Miami Vice (TV series) – John Baker/Milton Glantz
1989: Unsub (TV series) – Joe
1989: Kojak: Fatal Flaw (TV movie)
1988: Wiseguy (TV series) – Calvin Hollis
1988: Internal Affairs (TV movie) – The Watcher
1988: The Serpent and the Rainbow – Andrew Cassedy
1988: Kate & Allie (TV series) – Benny Rinaldi
1987: Wall Street – Stone Livingston
1987: 3 Men and a Baby – Vince
1987: Beverly Hills Cop II – Nikos Thomopolis
1987: Spenser: For Hire (TV series) – Ross Bates
1986: Crime Story (TV series) – Deranged Gunman
1986: Billy Galvin – Nolan
1986: Howard the Duck – Lieutenant Welker
1986: Roanoak (TV movie)
1981: Ephraim McDowell’s Kentucky Ride (TV movie)
1976: The Murderer (short) – Brock
1975: Next Door (short)




5′ 9″ (1.75 m)