Actor William L Petersen is bemused at his success in forensics show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - because he was terrible at all sciences as a teen.

Petersen wasn't much of an achiever in the classroom when it came to the tricky subject - and he's got the grades to prove it.

He says, "I was a terrible science guy. I got out of high school with two D-minuses - doubles minuses behind the D.

"I was 19, I was buying beer. I couldn't pass a science test to save my life. The state needed you to pass some science, so they just minus-minused me and out I went.

"Now, to sort of be the poster boy for lab sciences is pretty interesting."

04/05/2004 09:07