Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior/Characters

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Red Cell Members

Sam Cooper (Forest Whitaker)

"Aaron Hotchner wasn't available, was he?"

  • Bald Black Leader Guy
  • Benevolent Boss
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's a generally kind and empathetic man, but there are a few hints that he's got a darker side, like when Beth has to stop him from strangling a particularly twisted UnSub to death with his bare hands.
  • Cool Bike
  • Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You: He likes to believe that his biological mother, whom he never met, gave him up to give him a chance at a better life.
  • Mysterious Past: He's an old friend of Aaron Hotchner and David Rossi, has a history with Mick Rawson, left the BAU for a while and then rejoined it, is a Catholic priest and graduated from a seminary, and somehow got the authority to handpick a Red Cell team including a foreign national and an ex-con, two types of people usually not allowed to join the FBI.
  • Religious Bruiser: He's a Catholic priest and a skilled practitioner of Kali.

Beth Griffith (Jeanene Garofalo)

Mick Rawson (Matt Ryan)

  • Big Brother Instinct: Implied concerning his unseen little sister, Jenna.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Friendly Sniper
  • Handsome Lech: He's somewhere between this and Chivalrous Pervert. In 1x04, he describes himself as a "serial dater" and has trouble remembering if his last night's date's name was "Lisa" or "Elise", but he also seems genuinely insulted at the accidental suggestion that he's just racking up notches on his bedpost.

Jonathan "Prophet" Simms (Michael Kelly)

Gina LaSalle (Beau Garrett)

Other Characters

Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness)

Jack Fickler (Richard Schiff)