A CSI star bankruptcy, who would have thought it? When we switch on our televisions, we assume that everyone lives a life of luxury when they're not saving the world, solving the crime or getting the girl.

But they're real people too, and the news that CSI star Gary Dourdan, who played Warrick Brown on the show, has declared bankruptcy, will come as a surprise to many fans of the cop-thriller. According to TMZ, the actor filed papers on August 30th, and according to the documentation, has a little over $1.8 million in assets, but is in debt to his creditors to the princely sum of $1.73 million. You do the maths. He still has a bit of cash left over, right? Anyway, we're not experts, but as far as we understand it, a large chunk of that debt ($1,689,704 million) is owed to various banks, including Union Bank, which apparently holds the mortgage on his home that may be in default. And as for his assets: $200 cash, $3k in a bank account, $4k in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches ... oh and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000.

So there you have it folks, if Hollywood actors are getting in financial crisis, the recession must be real, but you should have figured that out by now. According to Gary, he's got major acting roles coming up that should level everything out.