Exclusive Scoop & Photos: Criminal Minds Pulls Southland's Shawn Hatosy Into the Ring

Shawn Hatosy pulled no punches during his between-seasons hiatus from Southland, making time to land a plum guest-starring role on CBS’ Criminal Minds, TVLine has learned exclusively. We’ve also got a first look at his portrayal of a punch-drunk pugilist.

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In a December episode of the crime drama (which airs Wednesdays at 9/8c), Hatosy — who just last week guested on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 — plays Jimmy Hill, a backroom boxer who despite his so-so skills keeps fighting to raise money for his dying son. Charles S. Dutton plays Jimmy’s trainer, while legendary kickboxer Benny “The Jet” Urquidez prepared Hatosy off-camera for the physically demanding role and also appears as a ref (including in the first of these behind-the-scenes photos):

Shawn Hatosy on the set of 'Criminal Minds' (Photo: Greg. St. Johns)

Shawn Hatosy on the set of 'Criminal Minds' (Photo: Greg. St. Johns)

Shawn Hatosy on the set of 'Criminal Minds' (Photo: Greg. St. Johns)

Shawn Hatosy on the set of 'Criminal Minds' (Photo: Greg. St. Johns)

Are you excited to see Southland‘s Hatosy take a jab at a different kind of role?



Comments (10)

  • I guess he likes boxing, he was owner of a boxing school in last weeks Hawaii 5-0!

    Comment by Daisy – November 1, 2011 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows, and I think Shawn is a great actor. I’m looking forward to seeing him on the show!

    Comment by AH – November 1, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your moderator sucks

      Comment by LMM – November 1, 2011 11:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was good on Dexter, too, last season.

    Comment by jennrae – November 1, 2011 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shawn Hatosy is one of those very talented actors that can pretty much do anything: from creepy to endearing, be your regular guy or the over-the-top character. He’s definitely good.

    Comment by Puckleberry – November 1, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait!

    Comment by Monique – November 1, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Shawn Hatosy! I wonder what the story line will be though. Considering it’s Criminal Minds something creepy I’m sure!

    Comment by Lucy – November 1, 2011 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DAMN RIGHT

    Comment by M – November 1, 2011 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He is a great actor – I love Southland!

    Comment by Marc – November 1, 2011 04:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, Shawn can’t wait to see the episode of Criminal Minds that you are in. I love that show. Hope you aren’t the creepy killer.

    Comment by Mariana Nieman – November 2, 2011 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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