'Criminal Minds': Where Is Mandy Patinkin Today?
Mandy Patinkin, also known as "Jason Gideon" in Criminal Minds, left the series in 2007 due to creative differences. So now we're wondering: What has the star been up to lately? We have all the information!
The mid-1970s was when Mandy Patinkin started to establish his popularity, after appearing in some television commercials he founded his way in musical theater and has been recognized for his work as an interpreter in several Broadway plays.
The 68-year-old actor originally from Chicago also has an outstanding acting career; some of his most relevant works are in films like The Princess Bride where he played "Inigo Montoya" in 1987, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland portraying "Huxley."
In 2005 he came to prominence for playing the role of a Senior Supervisory Special Agent "Jason Gideon" on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. However, he left the show in 2007 due to creative differences; expressing his discomfort with the depiction of violence in the series. He reportedly called his work in Criminal Minds his "biggest public mistake."
Criminal Minds: "Gideon" today!
After leaving Criminal Minds Mandy Patinkin appeared in the series Three Rivers in 2009; in 2015 he voiced characters for the shows Wonder Pets! and Nina's World, and he was also the voice of "Papa Smurf" in the 2017 film Smurfs: The Lost Village.
Most recently he portrayed "Irwin" in the 2018 film Life Itself, as well as "Mel" in the 2019 film Before You Know It. Since 2011 he costars with Claire Danes in the television show Homeland, where he portrays the counterterrorism operative "Saul"; a role that has earned him four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Last year Mandy Patinkin returned to the music scene with the album Diary: January 27, 2018!
Five quick facts about Criminal Minds star Mandy Patinkin
- He married actress Kathryn Grody in 1980; together they have two sons, Isaac and Gideon
- Mandy Patinkin has traveled to several countries to help Syrian refugees
- In 2004 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer but one year later he celebrated his recovery
- He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018
- Mandy Patinkin acted in his very first commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats!