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Detective Sheldon Jin is a tech expert in the police department.
Kao, named one of People magazine's hottest bachelors, is best known to international television audiences for his role in the Emmy Award-winning series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
Other notable roles include recurring appearances in "ER" and "Once and Again," with guest appearances in "Heroes," "Desperate Housewives," "Huff" and "Melrose Place,"
Various feature film credits include "The One" with "Jet Li," "Purpose" with Mia Farrow, "Local Boys" with Mark Harmon and "The Hills Have Eyes II" from Wes Craven.
After starring in festival favorite "The People I've Slept With," Kao began expanding his presence into trans-Pacific film markets, beginning with Wayne Wang's "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."
Soon he can be seen in the Chinese romantic comedy "Love Speaks" with Taiwan's Amber Kuo. Kao also stars in "The Death Day Party," a psychological action thriller for Mainland China opposite former Miss Hong Kong and three-time best actress Anita Yuen.
In late summer 2013, Kao wrapped his appearance in Michael Mann's "Cyber," alongside Chris Hemsworth and Asian stars Leehom Wang and Wei Tang.
Having produced and starred in "Fast Money," which won numerous festival awards, Kao recently made his directorial debut with "Initiation," a short film that he also wrote and stars Ashley Bell of "The Last Exorcism."
In 2012, Kao was honored with CAPE's (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) Leaders and Legends Award from Who's Who in Asian-American Communities, amongst such distinguished recipients as former U.S. Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda and Indonesian Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal.
Born in Washington, D.C., to Chinese immigrant parents, Kao graduated from George Mason University with a degree in speech communication.
Currently dividing his time between the U.S. and China, Kao is an avid surfer, tennis player and rock climber. Over the years he's supported several charities in various capacities, particularly those that focus on cancer research, children's welfare and combating domestic violence.