The police crime drama, Criminal Minds, gave fans a look into what it takes to be a member of the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit). The long-running series, follows a group of elite FBI members who specialize in profiling criminals or the “unsubs” and studying the investigation of crimes they commit.The show brought together some of television finest for 60 minutes of gut-wrenching, heart-pounding entertainment that kept audiences on the edge of their seats.
It was announced that Criminal Minds will be ending with a 10-episode run once the 15th season begins. While it will definitely be a sorrowful goodbye, the show has spent the past decade and a half entertaining and informing their loyal fans. The show has seen many transitions, most notably the introduction of new characters and the exit of unforgettable ones. How much are these distinguished performers worth? Here is the net worth of the cast of Criminal Minds.
10 Thomas Gibson – Net Worth: $18 Million
Thomas Gibson played the straight-faced, no-nonsense Aaron Hotchner on Criminal Minds from 2005-2016, but the 57-year-old had other memorable roles prior to this. Gibson starred in the ABC comedy, Dharma & Greg, opposite co-star, Jenna Elfman, from 1997 to 2002. Following this, Gibson starred in The Age of Innocence, Far and Away, The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Eyes Wide Shut, and Manhood.
Gibson’s estimated net worth is $18 million, however Gibson got into some legal troubles prior to his exit from Criminal Minds. The actor was fired from the show after getting into an altercation with a writer-producer, which he claimed came from “creative differences”. Gibson’s character was subsequently written off the show.
9 Mandy Patinkin – Net Worth: $10 Million
Actor and singer, Mandy Patinkin, is a veteran actor, having been seen in some big-screen favorites, and innovative television shows. Patinkin starred in the 1987 cult-classic, The Princess Bride, as the depressed and alcoholic, Inigo Montoya, and currently portrays Saul Berenson on the Showtime series, Homeland.
The 66-year-old actor joined the cast of Criminal Minds as the experienced but haunted FBI profiler, Jason Gideon, who was also the Senior Supervisory Special Agent and unit chief of the BAU. Patinkin abruptly left the show in 2007 and his character was written off and later on murdered in season 10. The actor later revealed his reasons for departing the show: “It was very destructive to my soul and my personality. After that, I didn’t think I would get to work in television again,” he stated. The actor’s estimated net worth is $10 million.
8 Shemar Moore – Net Worth: $16 Million
The handsome and wildly talented, Shemar Moore is no stranger to television. The California native began his career as the irresistible, Malcolm Winters, on the long-running daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Moore left the show in 2005 but made several guest appearances, while working on his film career. Moore then starred in films, The Brothers and Diary of Mad Black Woman, before joining the cast of Criminal Minds as Derek Morgan.
Moore left Criminal Minds in 2017 and announced that he would be starring in the CBS crime-drama, S.W.A.T., based on the film of the same name. Moore makes about $175,000 a year rounding out his net worth to be $16 million.
7 Joe Mantegna – Net Worth: $18 Million
Another veteran in the Hollywood community is none other than actor and director, Joe Mantegna, who currently plays David Rossi on Criminal Minds. Mantegna’s career began in 1969 when he appeared in the Broadway musical, Hair, and from there, the actor appeared various films, including: The Godfather Part III, Forget Paris, Eye for an Eye, and Thinner. In 2007, Mantegna signed on to replace Mandy Patinkin on Criminal Minds and has also directed several episodes.
In addition to his time on Criminal Minds, Mantegna also lent his voice talents to the popular animation series, The Simpsons. Overall, the Chicago native’s estimated net worth is $18 million.
6 Matthew Gray Gubler – Net Worth: $10 Million
Matthew Gray Gubler portrays the astoundingly brilliant Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds. Gubler is one of the very few cast members that has been on the show since season 1. When he’s not busy solving the most difficult codes and riddles on the crime show, Gubler has also lent his talents to modeling, directing, and writing. Gubler starred in the films: Alvin and the Chipmunks, 500 Days of Summer, Suburban Gothic, and How to be a Serial Killer.
Gubler also wrote and illustrated his first book, Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself. Prior to his acting career, Gubler was discovered my a model scout and worked with DNA Model Management, modeling for the brands Tommy Hilfiger and American Eagle. Gubler’s estimated net worth is $10 million.
5 A.J. Cook – Ne Worth: $4 Million
A.J. Cook has graced fans with her beauty and wit for quite some time before taking on the role of Jennifer Jareau on Criminal Minds. The actress starred in the American tragedy-film, The Virgin Suicides opposite Kirsten Dunst, in the 1999 and later starred in Final Destination 2. Cook is also an original cast member on the popular crime series, having been on the show since season 1. The Canadian actress has also appeared in other television shows, rounding out her estimated net worth to be $4 million.
4 Kirsten Vangsness – Net Worth: $3 Million
Where would Criminal Minds be without the quirky, yet tech-savy Penelope Garcia, portrayed by Kirsten Vangsness. Vangsness began on show as a recurring character and eventually became a series regular, having appeared on every episode. The actress has also been featured in the films: Kill Me, Deadly , A-List, The Chicago 8; and the television shows: LAX and Phil of the Future.
The 47-year-old actress also co-wrote three episodes on Criminal Minds, one being the episode “Nelson’s Sparrow”, and has estimated net worth is $3 million.
3 Jennifer Love Hewitt – Net Worth: $18 Million
This brunette-beauty began her acting and singing profession as a teen and became a beloved child star that also had a very successful adult career. Jennifer Love Hewitt has a long list of blockbuster films and television shows she’s starred in, including: Party of Five, Heartbreakers, The Tuxedo, The Client List, I Know What You Did Last Summer, & Can’t Hardly Wait. The Ghost Whisperer star joined the cast of Criminal Minds in season 10 and played FBI Special Agent Kate Callahan and left at the end of the season.
Hewitt currently stars on the Fox drama, 9-1-1, and has an estimated net worth of $18 million, which, given her longevity in the entertainment industry, is easy to believe.
2 Aisha Tyler – Net Worth: $8 Million
Aisha Tyler’s career took off in 2001 when she appeared on the talk-show, Talk Soup and the reality-dating television show, The Fifth Wheel. Following this, Tyler made a guest appearance on the show, Friends, and then CSI: Miami, before landing a recurring role on Ghost Whisperer, alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt. In 2011, Tyler became a co-host on the daytime talk show, The Talk, joining Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert. and Sharon Osborne.
Following a bitter divorce from her husband of 25 years, Jeff Tietjens, Tyler also left The Talk, due to her busy schedule. The actress joined Criminal Minds in 2015 and became a main cast member after making several guest appearances. Despite having to pay her husband spousal support, Tyler is reportedly worth $8 million.
1 Adam Rodriguez – Net Worth: $16 Million
Adam Rodriguez is probably best known for his portrayal of Eric Delko on CSI: Miami, but now, the handsome actor is solving unspeakable crimes on Criminal Minds as BAU Agent, Luke Alvez. Rodriguez joined the show during it’s 12th season, replacing Shemar Moore’s character. Prior to this, the New York-native, appeared in the films: Magic Mike, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, About Last Night, and Unknown. The actor, director, and screenwriter’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million.