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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to... See more »

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  • Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 22 wins & 29 nominations.
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Series Cast Summary

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  Dr. Spencer Reid (309 episodes, 2005-2019)
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  Penelope Garcia (307 episodes, 2005-2019)
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  Jennifer Jareau (288 episodes, 2005-2019)
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  David Rossi (259 episodes, 2007-2019)
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  Aaron Hotchner (256 episodes, 2005-2016)
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  Derek Morgan (252 episodes, 2005-2017)
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  Emily Prentiss (180 episodes, 2006-2019)
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  Dr. Tara Lewis (74 episodes, 2015-2019)
Jon Barton ...
  SWAT Leader (64 episodes, 2005-2009)
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  Luke Alvez (55 episodes, 2016-2019)
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  Alex Blake (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
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  Jason Gideon (47 episodes, 2005-2007)
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  Matt Simmons (35 episodes, 2015-2019)
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  Elle Greenaway (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
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  Kate Callahan (23 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Erin Strauss (23 episodes, 2007-2014)
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  Kevin Lynch (22 episodes, 2007-2014)
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  Jack Hotchner (22 episodes, 2007-2016)
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  Agent Anderson / ... (18 episodes, 2005-2018)
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  Stephen Walker (15 episodes, 2016-2017)
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  Haley Hotchner (15 episodes, 2005-2013)
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  William LaMontagne Jr. (15 episodes, 2007-2018)
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  Ashley Seaver (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
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  Henry LaMontagne (12 episodes, 2009-2018)
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  Savannah Hayes (10 episodes, 2013-2016)
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  Evidence Tech Gina / ... (10 episodes, 2006-2015)
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  Jordan Todd (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
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  Diana Reid (9 episodes, 2006-2017)
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  Beth Clemmons (9 episodes, 2011-2013)
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  Ian Doyle (6 episodes, 2011)
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  Peter Lewis (6 episodes, 2015-2017)
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  Section Chief Mateo Cruz (6 episodes, 2013-2015)
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  Meg Callahan (6 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Jessica Brooks (6 episodes, 2006-2015)
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  Calvin Shaw (5 episodes, 2017)
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  Officer Lionel Wilkins (5 episodes, 2017)
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  George Foyet / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
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  Clyde Easter (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
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  Dr. Weiss / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2018)
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  Dr. Maeve Donovan (5 episodes, 2012-2017)
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  Assistant Director Linda Barnes (4 episodes, 2018)
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  Fiona Duncan (4 episodes, 2017)
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  Lindsey Vaughan / ... (4 episodes, 2008-2017)
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  Markayla Davis (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Isabella Murad ...
  Ellie Spicer (4 episodes, 2010)
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  Sean Hotchner (3 episodes, 2006-2013)
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  Director / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
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  Joy Struthers / ... (3 episodes, 2014-2015)
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  Tsia Mosely (3 episodes, 2011)
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  Kristy Simmons (3 episodes, 2017-2018)

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Plot Summary

Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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Taglines To catch a criminal, you have to think like one. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Quantico (United States)
  • Esprits criminels (France)
  • Mentes criminales (Spain)
  • Kriminális elmék (Hungary)
  • Criminal Minds - FBI-tutkijat (Finland)
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  • 42 min
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Trivia The character "Penelope Garcia" was supposed to be in only one episode, but she tested so positively that she was added to the main cast. See more »
Goofs A flashback scene shows that Morgan was involved in Garcia's recruitment. But an earlier flashback scene showed their first interaction as occurring when Garcia was already hired. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Messenger (2009). See more »
Quotes Aaron "Hotch" Hotchner: This is Special Agent Dr. Reid.
Man: Oh, you look too young to have gone to medical school.
Dr. Spencer Reid: They are Ph.D.'s, three of them.
Man: What, are you a genius or something?
Dr. Spencer Reid: I don't believe that intelligence can be accurately quantified, but I do have an IQ of 187, an eidetic memory, can read 20,000 words per minute.
[pause]
Dr. Spencer Reid: Yes, I'm a genius.
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