CSI Level :
Height : 5'10"
Weight : 168 lbs.
Place of Birth : Santa Monica, CA
Date of Birth : 8/17/56
Education : B.S. in Biology, UCLA
Special Skills : Entomology
Marital Status : Single
Youngest coroner in the history of L.A. County at age 22. Eight
years later, a headhunter recruited him to run the Field
Services office in Las Vegas. Grissom has spent the last 15
years helping Las Vegas move from #14 to #2 in the U.S. Crime
Grissom grew up in Marina Del Rey, California. His mother ran an
art gallery in Venice, and his father was in the "import/export"
business, dealing primarily with communist China. Grissom's
parents divorced when he was five. At eight or nine, Grissom
began riding his bike out to the beach every day to collect dead
seagulls, possums, and anything else he could find. He would
bring the remains home and conduct autopsies, slowly teaching
himself the ins and outs of death. As a teenager, Grissom became
known to local authorities, who employed him for quick autopsies
on dead animals such as cats and dogs. By age sixteen, Grissom
was an "unofficial intern" for the L.A. County morgue. He worked
his way through college and then went to work full time as the
youngest coroner in the history of L.A. County. His philosophy
about his work has always been: "If you want to learn about
forensics, master everything else first." While others may have
a reason for being a CSI, for Grissom the job is not about
choice. Grissom could no more work in another profession than a
fish could stop swimming. CSI is not a job for Grissom, it's an
expression of who he is as a person, the perfect synthesis of
personality and profession.