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Voice of APD to be Voice of CSI

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For 24 years, Mike Villani has played several roles as “The Voice of Anaheim PD.”

Retirement ceremony emcee. Medal of Valor event host. Training video star.

The voice-over specialist/actor/APD reservist has landed a new role: Guest on the hit CBS television show, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

The episode, which airs Thursday at 9 p.m., is called “Lover’s Lane” and involves a gruesome murder at a bowling alley. Villani plays the bowling alley announcer.

It’s the perfect show for a man with a passion for police work.

“I’ve been wanting to pursue more theatrical opportunities – and continue the voice-over work as my day job,” he says.

Earlier this year, Villani played a fire chief in rural Indiana searching for an arsonist on the show, “Criminal Minds.

“I had a great scene with Joe Mantegna where we were walking through a warehouse,” he said.

Mike Villani, The Voice of Anaheim PD

He has played a reporter in the movie, “Dreamgirls,” a newscaster in “Bruce Almighty” and a talk show host on “The Girl Next Door.” He has also starred in dozens of commercials for Dodge, Budweiser, Walt Disney, Di-Tech and others.

Sgt. Rick Martinez, a long-time friend and fan, said he’s thrilled that Villani’s star continues to rise.

“Mike has been an outstanding partner and valuable member of our team,” he said. “We’re very happy that he continues to serve our department and community. We especially appreciate his friendship.

Villani says no matter what happens in his career he will continue to serve Anaheim PD.

“I love my association with the department,” he says.