Criminal Minds Cast
Criminal Minds Cast Over The Years
Criminal Minds has been a favorite of mine since the very beginning and over the last twelve seasons and there have been a few cast members who have been there since the very beginning however over the years we have seen BAU agents come and go. Some seem to have just walked away from the hit show while others leaving caused panic by the faithful Criminal Minds viewers. During this particular Hubpage we are going to only look at former agents who had appeared on the show for at least ten episodes so no guest stars here. Lets get this going
Matthew Gray Gubler AKa Spencer Reid
Matthew Gray Gubler has been playing the role of Doctor Spencer Reid since the very beginning of season one. Dr. Spencer Reid the brilliant agent who may have had the most rocky ride of any Criminal Mind cast member over the last twelve seasons.
Matthew Gray Gubler has not only acted on Criminal Minds he has also directed ten episodes as well. The former model has not done a whole in terms of film work outside of Criminal Minds. For long term fans of the shows the real reason Spencer Reid was using a cane for almost a whole season is that he dislocated his knee while dancing which required multiple surgeries
Kirsten Vangsness aka Penelope Garcia
Kirsten Vangsness who has played the role of super hacker Penelope Garcia since season one is another fan favorite and original cast member. Penelope Garcia who was once a top hacker was hired by the FBI for her skills instead of sending her to prison.
Kirsten Vangsness began her acting career on the stage where she won multiple awards
Thomas Gibson AKA Aaron Hotchner
One of the series originals Thomas Gibson who played Aaron Hotchner suddenly left Criminal Minds during the twelfth season after it was alleged he attacked a writer on the show. Thomas Gibson apparently was not the easiest guy to deal with on set. The character Aaron Hotchner is in Witness Protection with his son and I doubt we will ever see him again
Thomas Gibson has spent the majority of his career on television and out side of Criminal Minds he is best known for his role on Dharma and Greg and for his role on Chicago Hope
AJ Cook aka Jennifer Jareau JJ
A.J Cook aka Jenifer "JJ" Jareau
A.J Cook plays the beautiful Jenifer "JJ" Jareau who has been around since the first season although he character has played different roles in the BAU. Jennifer Jareau whose first job was as a communication liaison before becoming a profiler in later years.
Off screen A.J Cook has had two children with her husband during the last twelve years and when she was taken off the show it was normally because of this reason. One of her sons, Mekhai has made several appearances on Criminal Minds and her youngest son Phoenix Sky has made a single appearance as JJ's youngest child
Shemar Moore aka Derek Morgan
Shemar Moore aka Derek Morgan
Shemar Moore has been playing the role of special agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds since the first season however he left the show at the end of season eleven. According to Derek Morgan he wanted to leave the BAU so he could focus on his new family however it is believed Shemar Moore left Criminal Minds due to conflict with fellow actor Thomas Gibson. It has been announced that Shemar Moore will return to Criminal Minds
Shemar Moore is another Criminal Mind agent who began as a model before finding his acting break on the soap opera The Young And The Restless
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Joe Mantegna aka David Rossi
Joe Mantegna has been playing agent David Rossi since the third season of Criminal Minds. David Rossi who is a legend in the BAU may also be its wealthiest as he is an acclaimed author as well. David Rossi a Vietnam Vet is known for his attention to detail and loyalty to others
Joe Mantegna has had quite the career in Hollywood before appearing on Criminal Minds. From his voice work on The Simpsons to countless television and movie roles starting way back in 1976
Paget Brewster AKA Emily Prentiss
Paget Brewster brought special agent Emily Prientiss to life in season two of Criminal Minds. Prentiss who would disappear at the end of season seven as she was transferred to Interpol's London office. Emily Prentiss would return in season twelve to run the BAU
Paget Brewster has had quite the career in Hollywood over the years. From her voice work on American Dad to work on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit to her role on Friends Paget has been active for the last two decades. Paget Brewster married Steve Damstra in a ceremony conducted by fellow Criminal Minds actor Matthew Gray Gubler
Jeanne Tripplehorn aka Alex Blake
Jeanne Tripplehorn played special agent Alex Blake on Criminal Minds starting in season eight and would leave at the end of season nine. Alex Blake who is actually Dr Alex Blake had great chemistry with Spencer Reid. At the end of season nine Spencer Reid pushes Blake out of the way and is shot, the experience makes Blake rethink her profession and she chooses to leave the BAU
Jeanne Tripplehorn is best known for her roles in movies such as The Firm, Waterworld and Basic Instinct as well as her television role in the HBO hit Big Love
Mandy Patinkin aka Jason Gideon
One of the original characters of Criminal Minds was Jason Gideon played by seasoned actor Mandy Patinkin during the first two seasons. Jason Gideon who played a major role in the Behavioral Analysis Unit would have a crisis of faith at the beginning of season three and would walk away from the BAU. We would learn in a later season that Gideon was murdered by a serial killer.
Mandy Patinkin has a habit of walking away from hit shows over his long career in Hollywood. Over the years he has had starring roles in Chicago Hope and Homeland
Aisha Tyler aka Tara Lewis
Dr. Tara Lewis appeared on Criminal Minds during season eleven to replace Jennifer Jareau as she left on maternity leave. Aisha Tyler who plays the doctor who specializes in interviewing criminals and has become a main cast member in season twelve although her future is up in the air with the return of Derek Morgan
Aisha Tyler who was on Archer for seven seasons plus her voice work on BoJack Horseman is another Criminal Minds cast member who had a recurring role on Friends
Lola Glaudini aka Ella Greenaway
Lola Glaudini the woman behind the original cast member Ella Greenaway was a popular character in the beginning. Unfortunately for fans Ella Greenaway would leave during the second season after she shot an unarmed suspect and being confronted by unit chief Aaron Hotchner. Ella chose to walk away from the BAU and admitted having no regret in killing the suspect.
Lola Glaudini reportedly left Criminal Minds as she was unhappy living in the Los Angeles area and wanted to return back to the East Coast. Lola spent a number of years working on The Sopranos and NYPD Blues
Jennifer Love Hewitt aka Kate Callahan
Kate Callahan played by actress Jennifer Love Hewitt was a special agent on Criminal Minds during season ten. Kate Callahan a former FBI undercover agent was the legal guardian over her niece after her sister was killed during the 911 attacks. Towards the end of the season the niece was kidnapped and though they would find her safe Callahan decided to leave the BAU to spend more time with her niece.
Jennifer Love Hewitt whose pregnancy was written into Criminal Minds decided to spend more time with her family and not return to the series. Jennifer Love Hewitt whose career began on Party of Five had huge success with The Ghost Whisperer
Adam Rodriguez aka Luke Alvez
Adam Rodriguez aka Luke Alvez
Adam Rodriguez who plays newcomer Luke Alvez is a newcomer to Criminal Minds appeared at the beginning of the twelfth season. Luke Alvez who was part of the FBI fugitive task force is also a former Army Ranger who really loves his dog.
Adam Rodriguez spent ten years on CSI: Miani playing the role of Eric Delko and began his career on Brooklyn South