Sep. 23, 2002
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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CSI: Miami

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took television by storm in 2000 with its innovative and cutting-edge updating of a standard series concept – in this case, the cop show. That gritty approach to crime known as forensic science made its way from Las Vegas to the streets of Florida in CSI: Miami.

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Lieutenant Horatio Caine CSI: Miami
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Lieutenant Horatio Caine

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His low-keyed intensity, deep-voiced somberness, pale skin, puffy-eyed baby face and crop of carrot-red ...

Character Bio

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Lieutenant Horatio "H" Caine is the day shift supervisor of the Miami-Dade Crime Lab. He is also a forensic analyst and former bomb-squad officer.

Caine was briefly married to Eric Delko's sister, Marisol Delko, which ended when she was murdered by a Mala Noche sniper. Horatio recently discovered that he has a sixteen-year-old son named Kyle Harmon.


Despite his good rapport with children, Horatio tends to have a dry, sterile attitude, especially with suspects.

Horatio is not afraid to bend the rules to get the job done, or to exact revenge. This is evident when he and Eric Delko traveled to Brazil for the purpose of killing Antonio Riaz, the Mala Noche Don who ordered the hit on Marisol.

Skills and Abilities

Caine appears to have a good sense for how to communicate with children who have just experienced traumatic ordeals, obtaining information from them quickly and gently.

Early Life

As a child, Horatio was a victim of domestic violence (his mother was killed by his father).

Horatio learned everything about his job from his mentor, Al Humphreys. (Losing Face) Al was killed by an explosion while trying to defuse a bomb in the episode.

Season Six

At the end of the season 6 finale, Horatio is shot. It appears as though he is dead, but in behind the scenes video, it's said Horatio's death was faked so he can go after Ron. David Caruso says, "Horatio designed a staging of an event that will free him up to go after this man with a different license."


* Horatio was present at the death of fellow CSI Tim Speedle, and that of his own brother, Raymond Caine.
* Horatio has the strange habit of delivering a little one-liner, then replacing his sunglasses before leaving the scene (most prevalent in the opening of any given episode).
* When questioning witnesses or suspects, he tends to stand sideways with his head cocked slightly, allowing for non-threatening eye-contact.

Episode Screenshots

06x15 - Ambush
Season 6, Episode 15
02x14 - Slow Burn
Season 2, Episode 14
04x09 - Urban Hellraisers
Season 4, Episode 09
05x18 - Triple Threat
Season 5, Episode 18
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