Thomas Gibson

Criminal Minds Meet the Cast

Thomas Gibson as
Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner

  • About Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner

    Formally a prosecutor with the District Attorney's office and profiler in the Seattle field office, Hotch is the unit chief of Quantico's BAU. He's also the direct superior of all special agents. Hotch's obsession and dedication to his job puts a strain on his relationships with his wife, Haley. His struggles between maintaining a healthy family and professional life eventually lead to a divorce with Hayley, who leaves and takes custody of his small son, Jack. After the divorce, Hotch soon gets re-involved in one of his older cases George Foyet otherwise known as "The Boston Reaper," which ultimately results in his ex-wife's death. After a short leave of absence, Hotch returns to the BAU.
    Sometimes what we don't do is every bit as powerful as what we do.
    - Hotch

    About Thomas Gibson

    Thomas Gibson is best known for his five years in the series "Dharma & Greg." His other television credits include a starring role in the series "Chicago Hope," on CBS; the movies "Raising Waylon," "The Inheritance" and "Brush with Fate," all on the Network, "Tales of the City," "More Tales of the City," "Evil Never Dies," "A Will of Their Own" and "The Lost Empire"; and the mini-series "Category 6: Day of Destruction," on CBS, and "The Kennedys of Massachusetts."

    Gibson made his feature film debut with a starring role in the epic "Far and Away" and has since appeared in "Eyes Wide Shut," "The Age of Innocence," "Barcelona," "Love and Human Remains," "Sleep with Me," "Psycho Beach Party," "Jack the Dog" and "Stardom."

    He graduated Julliard and made his New York stage debut in "A Map of the World" at the New York Shakespeare Festival. His additional theater work includes leading roles at Circle in the Square and Joseph Papp's "Shakespeare in the Park." He worked on and off Broadway for more than 10 years in a wide variety of roles.

    Gibson lives in San Antonio with his wife and three children. His birth date is July 3.

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