James Van Der Beek Cast as Series Regular on CSI: Cyber

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James Van Der Beek is sticking around CBS.

The actor didn't have great success on that network with Friends with Better Lives, but multiple sources now confirm he's been cast as a series regular on CSI: Cyber.

The veteran actor will portray FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics who is recruited by Patricia Arquette’s main character, Special Agent Avery Ryan.

James Van Der Beek on CBS

Mundo is a The Man when it comes weaponry, vehicles and bombs. He’s also an action junkieproclaimed action junkie, who has no problem placing himself at risk.

This CSI spinoff will launch in early 2015 and be based on real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken. It centers on the Cyber Crime Division and will also star Charley Koontz and Peter MacNicol.  

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CSI: Cyber Quotes

I thought by now I would be capable of forgiveness. That maturity would lessen the pain, but I was wrong.

Grimitz

Daniel: You are my problem man. It is bad enough that Avery heads up the "It takes a hacker to catch a hacker program." I only support it because she is my boss and I love my job, doesn't mean I believe in it.
Brody: Okay, look I don't want to get in anymore trouble than I already am because of you.
Daniel:Then learn the job, ask questions, listen to intelligent answers.