Daniel Henney Cast in ‘Criminal Minds’ Spin-off

by REERA YOO | @reeraboo

Daniel Henney has been cast in the upcoming spinoff of CBS’ popular American police-procedural series, Criminal Minds.

The untitled spin-off will center on FBI agent Jack Garrett, played by Gary Sinise, who leads a team of operatives that aids American citizens who find themselves in trouble overseas. Henney will be portraying expert profiler Matt Simmons, a charismatic family man and an army brat who grew up abroad. Deadline further describes him as “the kind of guy you would follow into battle, and his split second profiling skills honed on the battlefield make him a crucial part of the team.”

Other actors who have been confirmed to be a part of the cast includes Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn and The Walking Dead‘s Tyler James Williams.

Criminal Minds will debut the spin-off’s cast in a special episode during its 10th season. This will be the show’s second crack at a spinoff as it had previously aired Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior in February 2011. Due to low ratings, the spin-off was canceled just after 13 episodes. Let’s hope that the new series fares better than its predecessor.

Henney recently voiced the character Tadashi on the Oscar-nominated animated film Big Hero 6, which will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on Feb. 24. His previous television credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Revolution and Hawaii Five-0.

You can read KoreAm‘s March 2013 cover story on Daniel Henney here.


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