Mantagna to play Minds game


Joe Mantegna will join the cast of "Criminal Minds" on CBS, starring as FBI Special Agent David Rossi.  Mantegna is scheduled to make his first appearance in the fifth episode of the new season. Criminal Minds also stars Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, AJ Cook and Kirsten Vangsness.
"We are all thrilled to have Joe Mantegna joining our family.  He’s an incredible actor, a genuinely nice person and, as a fellow Chicagoan, I can tell you he makes fantastic Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago Style Hot Dogs," said Executive Producer Ed Bernero. (Editors note: So, is this really a move to cut the catering bill?)
Criminal Minds is produced by ABC Television Studios in association with CBS Paramount Network Television.