GALESBURG — Galesburg native David “Dieterich” Gray appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Criminal Minds,” which aired at 9 p.m. on CBS.
The episode followed the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit as they investigated a home invasion and attempted murder in a small town in Virginia. Gray’s character was named Rick Sturgess.
“He’s a creepy bad guy. Viewers will be excited to see how this thriller mystery unfolds,” Gray said on Wednesday night from Los Angeles.
The episode, titled “Full-Tilt Boogie,” is 11 episodes into the show’s 13th season.
Gray said he’s been in the “Criminal Minds” casting department a number of times, and this is the first time he’s landed a part — and a main role, at that. He auditioned in early November, got a callback a week later, and shot the episode in the last days of November.
“It was a total joy,” he said of the experience. “Everyone