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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?