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The Greatest Guest Stars to Ever Appear on 'CSI'

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From 2000 to 2015, CSI ran 337 episodes. It was not only the first series in the CSI franchise but the longest-running. Along the way, there were cameos and guest appearances by famous people who, along with the regular cast, created some magical memories. Let’s take a look back at some of the best CSI guest stars throughout the years.

  • Justin Bieber
    Video: YouTube

    Episode: Shock Waves
    Role: Jason McCann

    The Biebs played a serial killer whose list of victims ranges from a homeless man to police officers after he bombs a cop’s funeral. His character is pure evil and the CSI initially struggles to pin the crimes to him, but in the episode “Targets of Obsession,” Bieber’s character is eventually tracked down.

    Instead of surrendering, he shoots a cop, and is in return killed by a flurry of bullets.

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  • Taylor Swift
    Photo: CBS
    Episode: Turn, Turn, Turn
    Role: Haley Jones

    Swift plays the victim in this episode, Haley Jones, who is found dead on Nick’s birthday. Nick remembers her from a series of cases spanning over the year, and we get to see some, so Swift’s scenes aren’t limited to simply lying there like a lifeless corpse.

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  • Michael B. Jordan
    Video: YouTube

    Episode: Poppin’ Tags
    Role: Morris Calvin

    Jordan played a role in an episode about the deaths of three unidentified teens that sends the CSI team into the world of rap music. The episode also has appearances by Method Man, Travis Barker, Obie Trice, and Akon.

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  • Amanda Seyfried
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    Episode: Rashomama
    Role: Lacey Finn

    Seyfried appeared on an episode about a criminal defense lawyer who gets murdered at her son’s wedding, and is discovered to have not been very kind to the bride, the groom’s father, and seemingly everyone else. Her character, Lacey Finn, speaks with the CSI team.

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