18. One of the writers appeared as a murder victim – and loved it
When Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation appeared on the show as a murderer, writer and sci-fi fan Rick Dunkle was absolutely over the moon. He asked if he could be involved and so was cast as Wheaton’s victim. And, understandably, Dunkle was delighted about the bragging rights he got.
17. Thomas Gibson was once catfished
Thomas Gibson, who played Aaron Hotchner, brought no end of controversy crashing down onto Criminal Minds. In 2013 it came out that he’d been catfished by a woman pretending to be a fan and had sent her sexy videos to boot. However, he was still technically married to his estranged wife…
16. Real serial killers appear in the opening credits
Even the opening credits of Criminal Minds are designed to be unsettling. Indeed, watch the background and you’ll see mugshots of multiple real-life murderers. In particular, keep your eyes peeled and you can spot Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Lee Harvey Oswald.