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?

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  1. Daisy says:

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

  2. AH says:

    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!

  3. jennrae says:

    He was good on Dexter, too, last season.

  4. Puckleberry says:

    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.

  5. Monique says:

    Can’t wait!

  6. Lucy says:

    Love Shawn Hatosy! I wonder what the story line will be though. Considering it’s Criminal Minds something creepy I’m sure!

  7. Marc says:

    He is a great actor – I love Southland!

  8. Mariana Nieman says:

    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.