All Criminal Minds Characters

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All minor and major characters from Criminal Minds. Vote for your personal favorite characters from the show, regardless of how beloved they are by others.

Full Criminal Minds characters list with photos and character quotes when available. List contains all Criminal Minds main character names and features lead Criminal Minds roles. If you're looking for the most famous Criminal Minds characters then you're in the right place. This Criminal Minds main character list includes pictures of Criminal Minds characters and features useful character information like the names of actors or actresses who play the characters. Criminal Minds character roles from every season are included, along with the characters' gender, occupation and more.

List is made up of a variety of items, including Penelope Garcia and Emily Prentiss.

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  • Penelope Garcia
    Photo: Sara Zizza / Flickr

    Memorable Quotes:

    • We are each on our own journey. Each of us are on our very own adventure, encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go. Those choices will stretch us and test us and push us to our limit. And our adventure will make us stronger than we ever knew we could be.
    • Just because you delete your history, it doesn't mean all your dirty cyber laundry isn't hanging out there for me to find on your hard drive. Rookie mistake!
    • That is a new deal and as fast as a caffeinated cheetah riding a lightning bolt, I am on it.
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    • Actor: Kirsten Vangsness
    55 votes
  • David Rossi
    Photo: Criminal Minds / CBS
    35 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • They say that good things happen to good people. Today is one of those days, and these are two of those people. We love you.
    • Life is a hell of a thing to happen to someone.
    • See no evil, hear no gossip.
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    • Actor: Joe Mantegna
    35 votes
  • Spencer Reid
    Photo: via Reddit / CBS
    41 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Actually, it's more like we're looking for a needle in a pile of needles. A needle would stand out in a haystack.
    • The interchange between the 405 and the 101 freeways is consistently rated the worst interchange in the entire world.
    • Sometimes for an artist, the only difference between insanity and genius is success.
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    • Actor: Matthew Gray Gubler
    41 votes
  • Derek Morgan
    Photo: user uploaded image
    37 VOTES

    Memorable Quotes:

    • It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.
    • I don't take kindly to being blown up. In, fact, it kind of pisses me off.
    • Harming a person weaker than you doesn't take any special ability.
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    • Actor: Shemar Moore
    37 votes
  • Jason Clark Battle
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    30 VOTES

    Jason Clark Battle

    Memorable Quotes:

    • The best minds in the FBI, and you can't even stop me.
    • I've been wanting to do this all night.
    • Actor: Bailey Chase
    30 votes
  • Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    Memorable Quotes:

    • Sometimes the day just ends.
    • Why would I ever want to leave the BAU?
    • I’m trying to do the right thing – here and there – and I would really appreciate a little support.
    • Series: Criminal Minds
    • Actor: Thomas Gibson
    35 votes