Days of Our Lives' Drake Hogestyn Lands 'Elite' Role on Criminal Minds

Drake Hogestyn

Days of Our Lives veteran Drake Hogestyn is roamin’ over to Criminal Minds“… would have been a Pulitzer Prize-winning opening line here, if he was still playing Roman Brady on the NBC sudser.

But he isn’t— he plays John Black — so, let me instead just tell you about his role on the CBS crime drama.

TVLine has leaned that Hogestyn is set to guest-star on the Wednesday, March 14 episode of Criminal Minds as Senator Richards, who is described as a “powerful congressman and part of the D.C. elite.”

Hogestyn (who’s a bit more of a silver fox nowadays than the seven-year-old NBC headshot above suggests) first teased his extracurricular primetime role via Twitter:

In addition to his nearly 4,000-episode run (!!!) on Days, Hogestyn’s TV credits include the early-1980s series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

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