Lex Medlin is a television veteran who’s mostly known for comedies such as “Happy Hour,” “Still Standing,” and “Drop Dead Diva.” Back in 2010, though, he stopped by the “CSI” camp for a cup of coffee, playing a character named Sgt. Barclay in two episodes of the procedural (via IMDb).
The first episode, “Field Mice,” involves a group of police officers becoming infected with a mysterious illness. Barclay gets accused of spreading it, but it’s all one big misunderstanding. The second episode, “Meat Jekyll,” follows the investigators as they tap a serial killer to help them track down another murderer who’s wreaking havoc. Barclay appears in a couple of scenes, providing comic relief as he’s taunted by the detained homicide enthusiast.
Medlin only has a minor supporting role in both episodes, so it’s understandable why some viewers barely remember him. However, his promotion to series regular on “CSI: Vegas” will allow the actor to make a bigger impression on “CSI” fans moving forward.