George Coleman Eads III
(born March 1, 1967) is an America actor
, best known for his role as Nick Stokes
on the CBS
crime drama Crime Scene Investigation
Eads was born in Fort Worth, Texas
and grew up in Belton
. His father is Arthur Coleman "Cappy" Eads, a retired DA. His mother is Vivian Baker, her maiden name is Athens. Eads has an older sister, Angela Eads Tekell, who is an attorney in Waco, Texas
. Eads' stepfather, Dudley Baker, is a gynecologist
. George graduated from Belton High School in 1985 and from Texas Tech University
in 1989 with a degree in marketing. In college, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity
. Prior to beginning an acting career, Eads used to work as a copy machine salesman, as well as selling first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.
To pursue his acting career, he headed to Los Angeles
, in a pickup truck
borrowed from his stepfather. When he arrived in Los Angeles, he could only drive during the day because the truck had two broken headlights. Eads got his big break on the primetime soap opera Savannah
. Though his character died in the pilot episode, Eads was so popular that producers continued to use him via flashbacks and eventually brought him back as the character's identical twin.
Afterwards, Eads guest-starred on ER
, and worked on several......