Dr. Daniel Pierce
- Eric McCormack
Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack) is an eccentric professor of neuroscience struggling with schizophrenia. Because his intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, he is frequently recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Pierce has an uncanny gift that makes him able to see patterns and look past people's conscious motives to find what lies beneath. But Pierce's schizophrenic hallucinations and less-than-stellar social skills often complicate his work. While his hallucinations sometimes reveal solutions his conscious mind hasn't yet been able to process yet, his offbeat manner makes it difficult to forge the close friendships and intimate relationships he craves.