By Andrea Clarke
IRISH-born actor AJ Buckley has been made a regular cast member on hit Channel Five drama CSI: NY.
Buckley has played crime lab technician Adam Ross in a recurring role since series two of the crime show.
Born in Dublin, the actor emigrated with his family to Canada aged six and in his early career appeared in The X Files, NYPD Blue and Millennium.
CSI:NY insiders have yet to release details of the actorâ€™s story lines but fans of the show are hoping the jack-of-all-trades tech will become a fully fledged CSI.
In the last season writers began to delve into Adamâ€™s past, revealing that his father was an abusive bully.
â€œThey said it went over really wellâ€, said Buckley.
â€œThey told me â€˜We just want to slowly get more into your characterâ€™â€.
The actor is keen to take the character further as long as itâ€™s â€œfunâ€.
He said: â€œHeâ€™s a fun character to play. Iâ€™m used to playing really dark characters; Iâ€™ve done a few comedic bits here and there but in my career Iâ€™ve usually been the bad guy.
â€œThe comedy came out of him being socially awkward and the only way I could get through the science jargon was for him to be really enthusiast about everything he finds and for him to want to be part of the teamâ€.
Buckley is set to appear in crime thriller The Box about a disgraced former LAPD detective who leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money but the plan goes horribly wrong.