by Aronda Bryant
Szmanda talked to us from a New York taxi on his way to a wedding rehearsal. Don't fret -- not his own. He's single at 30. The Milwaukee-born actor says he and his CSI character "are essentially the same"; producers used his irreverent humor to make him CSI's "court jester." He counts co-stars Jorja Fox and George Eads among his best friends. His sideline: a music company that promotes events and parties.