Adam Rodriguez is another later addition to the Criminal Minds cast, joining the series in season 12. He plays Luke Alvez, a member of the FBI’s fugitive task force who partners with the BAU to catch serial killers. Luke works so well with the team that he eventually decides to permanently join them. His character is defined by his Bronx upbringing and military service, though he does have a soft spot for his small dog, Roxy.
Adam Rodriguez is a television veteran himself, having acted since the late ’90s in a number of comedy and drama series, as well as in film. He plays one of the strippers in the Magic Mike movies, and his most recent TV credits outside of Criminal Minds include roles on Jane the Virgin, Empire, CSI: Miami, and Ugly Betty. But before those shows hit the airwaves, Rodriguez was a part of the teen sci-fi drama Roswell, where he played Jesse Ramirez, a boy who falls in love with an alien.