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Criminal Minds Cast List

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Criminal Minds cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the Criminal Minds main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these Criminal Minds stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from Criminal Minds focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on Criminal Minds that are on here as well.

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    A. J. Cook

    Criminal Minds, Tru Calling
    Andrea Joy Cook (born July 22, 1978) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Supervisory Special Agent Jennifer "JJ" Jareau on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. She has also appeared in...  more
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    Andrea Roth

    Blue Bloods, Ringer
    Andrea Roth (born September 30, 1967) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Janet Gavin, the wife of main character Tommy Gavin, on the FX television series Rescue Me...  more
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    Jeanne Tripplehorn

    Criminal Minds, Big Love
    Jeanne Marie Tripplehorn (born June 10, 1963) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre, acting in several plays throughout the early 1990s, including Anton Chekov's Three Sisters on...  more
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    Joe Mantegna

    Criminal Minds, Joan of Arcadia
    Joseph Anthony Mantegna (, Italian pronunciation: [manˈteɲɲa]; born November 13, 1947) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Mantegna began his career on stage in 1969 with the...  more
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    Kirsten Vangsness

    Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
    Kirsten Simone Vangsness (born July 7, 1972) is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her portrayal of FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds....  more
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    Anton Viktorovich Yelchin (Russian: Анто́н Ви́кторович Е́льчин, IPA: [ɐnˈton ˈjelʲtɕɪn]}; March 11, 1989 – June 19, 2016) was an American actor. He played Pavel Chekov in three Star Trek films: Star...  more
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    Lola Glaudini

    Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods
    Lola Glaudini (born November 24, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Elle Greenaway on CBS's Criminal Minds, and for her role as Deborah Ciccerone-Waldrup on HBO's...  more
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    Mandy Patinkin

    Homeland, Criminal Minds
    Mandy Bruce Patinkin (; born November 30, 1952) is an American actor and singer.Patinkin is well known for his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. His other film credits...  more
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    Brianna Brown

    Devious Maids, Robbery Homicide Division
    Brianna Lynn Brown (born October 2, 1979) is an American actress and producer. She is known for her television roles as Lisa Niles in the ABC soap opera General Hospital, and as Taylor Stappord in...  more
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    Matthew Gray Gubler

    Criminal Minds
    Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, filmmaker, fashion model, painter, and author. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS television...  more
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    Paget Brewster

    Community, Criminal Minds
    Paget Valerie Brewster (; born March 10, 1969) is an American actress, voice actress, and singer. She was first recognized for her recurring role as Kathy on the fourth season of the NBC sitcom...  more
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    Rachel Nichols

    Criminal Minds, Alias
    Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American actress and model. Nichols began modeling while attending Columbia University in New York City in the late 1990s, and transitioned into...  more
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    Courtney Ford is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on television, such as playing Christine Hill on Dexter (2009), Portia Bellefleur on True Blood (2011), Lily on Parenthood...  more
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    Shemar Moore

    Criminal Minds, The Young and the Restless
    Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan...  more
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    Thomas Gibson

    Criminal Minds, Dharma & Greg
    Thomas Ellis Gibson (born July 3, 1962) is an American actor and director. He portrayed Daniel Nyland in the CBS television series Chicago Hope, Greg Montgomery in the ABC television series Dharma &...  more
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    Eddie Cibrian

    CSI: Miami, Invasion
    Edward Carl Cibrian ( SIB-ree-ən; born June 16, 1973) is an American actor. He played Cole Deschanel on the television series Sunset Beach and has also appeared in films and as a cast member in...  more
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    Elle Fanning

    The Lost Room
    Mary Elle Fanning (born April 9, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her recent works in a number of independent films, and her portrayal as Aurora in the Maleficent film...  more
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    Forest Whitaker

    The Shield, North and South
    Forest Steven Whitaker III (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director who has earned a reputation for intensive character study work for films such as Bird, The Crying Game,...  more
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    Gavin Rossdale

    Charity Jam
    Gavin McGregor Rossdale is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Bush. Rossdale helped form Bush in 1992; upon the band's...  more
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    James Van Der Beek

    Dawson's Creek, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
    James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on the...  more
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    Jane Lynch

    Glee, Two and a Half Men
    Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer and comedian. She is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical television series Glee. She...  more
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    Jason Alexander

    Seinfeld, Franklin & Bash
    Jay Scott Greenspan (born September 23, 1959), known by his stage name Jason Alexander, is an American actor, voice actor, singer, comedian, and director. Alexander is best known for his role as...  more
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    Jeff Doucette

    The Tick, Bobby's World
    Jeff Doucette (born November 25, 1947) is an American television and film actor. Doucette has appeared in over 92 films and television series which include Splash, All The Way, The Dentist 2,...  more
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    Kari Matchett

    Leverage, Covert Affairs
    Kari Matchett (born March 25, 1970) is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as Apartment Hunting (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), Men with Brooms (2002), Cypher (2002), Civic Duty (2006), The...  more
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    Kelli Williams

    Lie to Me, The Practice
    Kelli Renee Williams (born June 8, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on...  more