Before being a professional actor, he had a number of jobs: he was a copy machine salesman; he cleaned gym equipment and also used to put weights back at the gym.Eads came to Los Angeles in a borrowed pickup truck which he could only drive during the day because the headlights of the truck were broken. Eads is forty-eight years of age and has a height of 1.80 meters tall (5'11").The "Sexiest Stars" issue voted The Mentalist's Simon Baker as the Sexiest Male Actor. Eads was not discouraged by this, however, and said that he was very appreciative of his fans calling him "sexy". In 2004 he was fired briefly for failing to show up for shoot’s which the tabloids mentioned was for a pay rise.
He is best known for his role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Nick Stokes.
Eads has won a Screen Actors Guild Award along with the cast of CSI in 2005 for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Eads grew up in Texas and has an elder sister who is an attorney.
He has a degree in Mass communication from Texas Tech University.
He is also part owner of the Hollywood eatery Cinespace which is a diner and a movie place.