Csi: Crime Scene Investigation star Paul Guilfoyle is set to leave the crime drama after 14 years.

The actor, who plays Captain Jim Brass, joined the show as a main castmember when it debuted in 2000.

He has since appeared in all 14 seasons, making him one of the last two remaining original stars alongside George Eads.

A statement from producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don MCGill reads, "Paul made Capt. 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 Capt. 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 will bow out in the season 14 finale, which will air in the U.S. in May (14).