Anthony Zuiker Creator of CSI, Writer

Anthony E. Zuiker is one of the most creative and multifaceted individuals working in Hollywood today. He is the creator of television’s successful CSI franchise, which now includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.

With its tenth season debuting this September, the original CSI has received widespread critical acclaim and has earned distinction as the highest rated drama on television reaching 75 million viewers per week. CSI accumulated an astounding 28 Emmy Award Nominations, four Emmy Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series (Drama). Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Productions, Zuiker serves as Executive Producer of the CSI franchise.

Zuiker also created and executive produces CSI: Miami starring David Caruso. With an eighth season lined up for September, CSI: Miami continues to dominate in its timeslot in the United States and around the world. He is also an Executive Producer for the series third installment CSI: New York, which premiered in the fall of 2004 and stars Gary Sinise and Melina Kanakaredes. He was the showrunner for five seasons.

In addition to expanding on his film and television efforts, Zuiker continues to delve into the worlds of gaming, publishing and cross-platform storytelling with the formation of his Dare to Pass production company. Regarding publishing, he has created the industry redefining multi-platform media property coined a ‘Digi-Novel.’ Published by Dutton, the first ‘Digi-Novel’ in this crime series is titled ‘Level 26-Dark Orgins’ which, is the first in a series of crime novels to be published by Dutton, will revolutionize modern storytelling by allowing readers to move seamlessly from books to film to the Web, an unprecedented undertaking in the publishing industry. It will be in stores on September 8, 2009. All Cyberbridges were written, produced and directed by Zuiker.

Zuiker also closed a deal with publisher HarperCollins for his memoir tentatively titled “Mr. CSI”. In the book, Zuiker maps out his journey as an aspiring writer working as a tram driver at Las Vegas’ famed Mirage Hotel to becoming one of the most coveted screen and television writers in the business.