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This video provides a brief description of not only Derek Morgan’s relationship with his Criminal Minds Team, but also his relationship with his co-stars as Shemar Moore. He goes into detail about his character and how he tackles various issues.

For all you Criminal Minds fans who saw season 2 and witnessed the powerful episode “Profiler Profiled” in which Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) tackle the very sensitive issue of Molestation.On Wednesday, April 3rd, This issue will be revisited in the brand new episode entitled “Restoration”

 

 

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44 comments on “Shemar Talks about his Character Derek Morgan
  1. MsTwenty on said:

    East Coast love for Shemar…Momma raised you right….I feel so blessed that you share your life with us…Thank You SFM!!

  2. Shemar thank you for all you do, not only just criminal minds but MS, criminal minds team, thank you so much for making the show what is it, I love criminal minds Thank you all for a AWESOME 8 YEARS AND I WISH YOU ANOTHER 20YRS..ALL MY LOVE REGINA

  3. Alexis Thomas on said:

    First of all I want to say.. I absolutely adore you. I am a big fan. And have a big crush on you. ♥ ^_~ but I always wanted to know, by you staring on criminal minds for so long and having to play the part of being a profiler. Did it make you able to profile people in real life? Meaning, without being on the show. Do you think it would be easy for you to become a F.B.I profiler?

  4. disqus_Dc9RSzrySI on said:

    I honestly love criminaly minds, You make the show! 8 years and hopefully plenty more ! Waking up on my birthday knowing we share the same birthday makes my whole day !

  5. I’ve been watching you since the Soaps LOL I’m not that old but I enjoy a good show & Criminal Minds my dad just retired from CPD Commander & he hates these shows but he was forced to watched because of his baby girl. I’ve not missed an episode that’s how good they are. Wild love to see you on the big screen soon oh did I forget to mention How Very Handsome you are your body is my inspiration to stay n the gym & run almost 12k a day love you Sexy!

  6. THE Jade Morgan on said:

    You seriously inspired me to want to be a Psychiatrist in Criminal Justice, I’m looking into a summer internship for the FBI in Denver and possibly studying behavioral analysis. I was molested from the age of 4 to 8 and your show last night really motivated me to do something good with it, I believe God doesn’t bring you TO anything He can’t bring you THROUGH. & I don’t want it to be for nothing, I want to help others who went through the things I did, or even more. I’m blessed it stopped there, for a lot of people it doesn’t. Thank you for playing such a strong role so well!

  7. I have watched this show from Episode One, I have laughed, I have cried and I have enjoyed every minute of it. You are a bonus that came with watching. I love the interaction between you and Penelope and I am a huge Matthew Gray Gubler fan as well. I will continue to watch until there is no more! Peace and love be with you and your fellow co-stars!

  8. Hey shemar
    I just want to let you know that you are simply amazing. I have ptsd due to being abused most my life. It is nice watching the show and knowing the bad guy gets caught and seeing the way you guys are like family. I just hope you know that not only do you do a great show but you help people of all walks of life. You have helped me. And i know you have helped others. Thank you so much.
    Love
    Anna
    (Ps i think its time to get with Garcia lol)

  9. Shemar,
    You are amazing I love what your doing to raise funds and awareness for MS your BabyGirl line is awesome I can’t wait to get my stuff! Thank you for taking the time to connect with us your fans and sharing with us your vision and view of Derek. How you describe wanting Derek to be is exactly how have always viewed him right from the first episode. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.. Criminal Minds is one of my favourite program’s because of the seance of family and deep friendship that the entire cast portrays in each and ever character every episode.

  10. Hey there. I just want you to know that Restoration (which I have seen three times) touched me and affected me deeply. Thank you, thank you a million thank you’s to ALL ya’ll who had anything to do with that show. Shemar, you are a blessing. PEACE!

  11. Hey Baby Boy. I KNOW that Derek Morgan is a character you play I feel compelled (hoping someone will show you this) to let you know that you are brilliant. From the ages of 3 to 13 I was molested by my dad and fortunately I only acted out on it I didn’t remember it until I was 41 years old..It came back to me through night terrors and bloody, bloody dreams. I will be 49 in September and my life has, it is like I have become a different person since remembering. Your portrayal of an abuse victim who kept it quiet for so long was fascinating and perfect. In Restoration that big bravo speech at the end…not many victims get a change to experience that kind of resurrection and in turn, the restoration that happened as you did. In the last year I have decided to let my dad off the hook…I am free..just as free as Derek was when he made that speech, I too am free from the bondage of someone else’s betrayal of me. I cannot express to you how important these two shows that deal with you and this subject matter have meant to me as a survivor as a thrivor and a Beautiful Big Mamma ‘Baby Girl.’ Thank you. Humbly and gratefully…thank you. May God continue to shine on you so you can keep doing what you have been doing. PEACE & Big Luv. Muah!

  12. This is a show that, yes, while the subject matter can be difficult, has been my favorite for years. Season 2’s “Profiler Profiled” was a difficult one to watch, as was the one this season which helped show more about the other children which had been victimized. I am a survivor of sexual abuse and rape. I distinguish the two because I knew my attacker with the sexual abuse and did not with the rape. I use my experiences and my journey to be emotionally healthy to help other people who have been assaulted. How did you prepare for such a difficult role – especially this season’s “Restoration”? As hard as it is to work through knowing it happened to yourself is the realization that others were affected. Seeing how they did (or didn’t in the case of “Restoration”) work through such a taboo subject and how those experiences changed the course of what their potential could bring can be difficult. The natural tendency to compare outcomes can encourage feelings which can be detrimental to the healing process (which really continues throughout life – there is a point when therapy is no longer needed but difficult emotions can come up at the worst times and still need to be processed). Thank you for your portrayal of Derek Morgan in both episodes. You embodied many of the feelings that come with survivors who have succeeded in not allowing the abuse to destroy them but see others who have allowed it to take over their lives and lose themselves in self destructive behavior.

  13. I love all of the criminal minds episode. I record old and new and its basically all i ever watch. This episode i still have recorded i love the strong and big hearted derek he is my fav and this episode touched me i too was molested and raped as a child and it brought tears to my eyes to watch a man talk about stuff that i went through and be so strong i believe everything happens for a reason i also belive that my past made me who i am and i know im a strong loving caring mother of a 3 year old and i and my only dream for her is happiness and love and i will be there for her no matter what bumps she may hit. And i know my life is perfect everytime i look at her beautiful little face.

  14. Michael Tucci on said:

    Not sure if you read through all of these because I know you have so many fans and it would take so long, but, I did want to comment. I do not watch very much tv at all. But, when I turn the tv on, the little that I do, I usually look for Criminal Minds episodes. I find it to be one of the most skillfully written and acted shows on tv. What constantly keeps me coming back is interest from my own background. I was a U.S. Marine Corps officer (although it was many years ago and I have not been in combat). I understand leadership in dire circumstances and dealing with strong personalities that must work together as a team in life or death situations. I find that the nuances in the writing and acting of this show–combining very strong personalities of the characters with the team leader who must put it all together and determine how to deal with each on an individual basis, and the group as a whole–the role of leaders in making the difficult determinations of what information to keep and to pass on, how much to reveal of one’s self and one’s feelings, and what to hide, how to be strong and vulnerable and still lead…etc. There is so much in this show in the depth of dealings of true leadership. And, I tell you this from one who went through the toughest, arguably best leadership training program in the world–this show is stellar on every level. And, I truly relate to your Derek Morgan character. For some reason it really speaks to me. You are an amazing actor, on an amazing show, with an amazing cast, and amazing writers. Thank you all for portraying this difficult topic/job/lifestyle in an honest and riveting way. Thank you, Mr. Moore!

  15. Just recently got HOOKED into the show through old re-runs on IonTV. the first episode I saw was Yours! The molestation one. I found the writing intriguing and surprisingly unexpected. Needless to say, I think your INSANELY HOTTTT!! But besides that, I like what you say about Morgan, because that’s (I think) who I’m truly attracted to. Your Character. The sort of man any girl would want. Tough. Strong. With Ethics. Values…. I know the writers are awesome on this show. A good looking guy wouldn’t be enough to keep me watching…. The scripts are superb! But I MUST say that your development of the expression of your character is amazing!!! My definite favorite. Best of luck & well wishes. I’m a huge fan & will follow your success :)

  16. I love the show . My mom got me hooked and now my daughter watches. We have 4 generations that sits and watches,(my granddaughter is only 18 months old but we count it.) Thanks for your all of your commitments for the show.

  17. Linda Hackett-Hutchinson on said:

    I think you are awesome and the show is one of my favorites. I watch every week no matter what. You seem like such a kind caring person very down to earth & not hard on the eyes either haha. Tow things I wish Emily would come back & that they didn’t kill off Spencer’s girl friend they was truly unfair. Thanks you for allowing me to post to you.

  18. Rocket on said:

    Shamar Moore!!!! thank you so much for what you do, I love you! I am obsessed with criminal minds. I love the entire cast. you guys are so close, like a family. I love that you can really feel it when you’re watching criminal minds on TV how close you guys are, not to mention you are sexy as hell, and I want to have your babies.
    Thank you for being awesome!

  19. Jennifer Meredith on said:

    Just wanted to say thanks for connecting with your fans. Love the website. You are an awesome actor & from all I’ve seen & read a pretty amazing person! Love the show! I’ve watched from the first episode & really enjoy the interaction between the characters! The writers do an awesome job, but all the cast makes the show such a success. Thanks to all of you for working hard! May God bless you as you continue to touch lives & have a positive impact. You are a special person!

  20. Jeannette from Germany on said:

    I became aware of the series later. Since the timeit is specific to my evening program. The characters are excellent. The themes are very individual. I think the members of the team very well chosen. I like most the dialogue between Penelope and Derek. Was new to me, the term babygirl. But you can always learn. I wish you continued success. Very many greetings from Germany.

  21. I FIRST STARTED TO WATCH “CRIMINAL MINDS” AFTER I BROKE UP WITH MY BOYFRIEND AND MOVED IN WITH MY SISTER. MY ROOM WAS THE SIZE OF A BROOM CLOSET. HOWEVER, MY BROTHER-IN-LAW DID POSITION MY TV SET AT THE PERFECT HEIGHT AND DISTANCE FROM MY BED. LIKE MANY OTHERS, MY INTRODUCTION TO THE SHOW TOOK PLACE WHEN I STARTED TO WATCH THE RERUNS ON ION TV. I WAS HOOKED FROM THE VERY FIRST EPISODE I WATCHED. THE ACTING ON THIS PROGRAM SIMPLY SIZZLES. THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THE ACTORS PLAYING THE DIFFERENT ROLES IS PALPABLE. JUST BRILLIANT ACTING — I BELIEVE THE WOMAN WHO PLAYS PENELOPE GARCIA TO BE THE MOST TALENTED FEMALE ACTRESS ON TELEVISION TODAY. AND THEN THERE IS THE WRITING:. I JUST CAN NOT GET OVER HOW GIFTED THE WRITERS OF “CRIMINALS MINDS” ARE. THEY ARE SO GOOD, IT IS ALMOST SCARY. IN ALL THESE YEARS, THEY HAVE NEVER TRULY REPEATED A PLOT, AND THEY HAVE NEVER GOTTEN STALE. IN FACT, THEY JUST KEEP GETTING BETTER AND BETTER. THE MOST TELLING THING TO ME ABOUT HOW GREAT THIS PROGRAM IS IS THE FACT THAT I HAVE WATCHED ALMOST EVERY EPISODE OF “CRIMINAL MINDS” THREE OF FOUR TIMES WITHOUT LOSING INTEREST. AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE I KNOW THE ACTORS — NOT JUST THEIR CHARACTERS, BUT THE ACTORS THEMSELVES. THEY GIVE ONE THOUSAND PER CENT EVERY TIME THEY COME TOGETHER, AND SO YOU CATCH GLIMPSES OF WHO THEY ARE AS PEOPLE. I HOPE THIS SHOW GOES ON AND ON FOREVER. AND AS FAR AS SHEMAR MOORE GOES — BESIDES BEING A GREAT ACTOR, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SO EASY ON THE EYES. GOD BLESS.

  22. DEAR BABY BOY: DO NOT KNOW IF YOU HAVE TIME TO READ THIS STUFF OR WHAT. I PUT MY COMMENT IN 17 HOURS AGO AND IT IS LIKE ON THE 17NTH ONE DOWN. IT SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER UP THAN THAT BECAUSE THE NEWER POSTS ARE ON TOP. SO DON’T MISS MINE BECAUSE THE STUPID COMPUTER MESSED UP. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS, LEAH.

  23. Camila on said:

    I absolutely love criminal minds, I’ve watched every episode of every season, and tomorrow is starting the new season and I swear it’s all I’ve been looking forwar to, I love the show, love the whole team, but mainly inspired by you, love the Derek, for me he’s a hero, I’ve always wanted to work in the police field and crime solving and investigating and criminal minds just helped me make that decision, im now studying DNA forensic science and already have a diploma in criminalistics and criminal profiling, I’m quite aware that in real life it isn’t like that, but the idea that the show brings us that the bad people out there can be catched and justice can be made is amazing! I have laughed, cried, enjoyed every episode of the show, and will continue to watch it until there’s no more!
    Thank you for the work that you’ve done and continue to do! You’re simply amazing!

  24. Gloria Scott on said:

    Hey Baby Boy. I just finished watching the new episode entitled Angels. You and the cast were outstanding as usual I’ll watch reruns for the rest of the week. In the words of my mom “stay sweet and be yourself.” I hope your schedule will allow you to spend this Sunday wilts your Mom and that she has a Blessed and wonderful holiday. Love you much. Your 59 year old Baby Girl Cougar, Gloria. LOL

  25. Linda8760 on said:

    Hi Shemar I have been watching Criminal Minds for quite awhile on ION we finally got Dish now I can watch you and Baby Girl everyday. Thank You so much you are the best.

  26. Edyta on said:

    I am a huge fan, you make this show alive, but I like everyone in a cast, because you represent different personalities this is what make show good plus great script etc., That’s way last year about Nov. I dedicated one of poem to all of you. With you in mind my poem was not only published, by Eber & Wein PA, but, also was moved to another contest and became semifinalist on top that were recorded on CD, as far, as I know, by Al Rose. So I would like to congratulate you, because I had been watching this show because you’re on it, then I fell in love, with all of you and how this show is done I LOVE U ! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you:) Edyta

    Here is my poem

    “Happy Hunting”

    I hunt people
    Because they are mad.
    I hunt people
    Because they are bad.
    I hunt people
    To make others safer.
    I hunt people
    To make our world a better place to live.
    I am hunting to let you know
    That our lives are
    Most of the time all about choices:
    good, bad, sometimes very sad,
    But each of them
    Gave us a learning lesson,
    Doesn’t matter which one we are going to have.
    Every time we are getting
    stronger, wiser and caution too,
    As long as we listen to ourselves,
    Those experience won’t be forgotten.
    Those experiences will be…

    Build-in our character for rest of our lives.

    EGL (Edyta Greta Lapinski) *** copy rights

  27. Isidra Pérez on said:

    Me declaro tu fan numero 1 en todo Mexico … robaste mi corazon desde la primera vez que te vi en la pantalla de mi televisor ….. i love Derek Morgan

  28. karen payne on said:

    Why does it seem like all movie stars are more concerned about a womens looks than what is inside??? I guess I look at it funny the way looks are protested than being a good person and helping people out. You talk about your career being number one and women don’t want to be second!!! If your women truly loves you for you she would walk the path with you to help you make your dreams come true. But all actors are worried about themselves instead of truly loving their partners and what they want instead of it is all about me!! I was married at 17year-old we made it twenty years. But we walked that life together hand in hand trying to make each other’s dreams come true. He never judged me by my looks but by the beauty inside. You talk about having being a father! But have you looked at the studies about older people having children does that not concern YOU! Our young girls think that if you do not look a certain way then nobody will truly love them and the male actors plays a big part in that. People now days are so concerned about them selves and not other people’s feelings. If sounds like your mom is a VERY great woman. But would you want someone who really loves you and wants to take the time from themselves to help you make your dreams come true. I think if a women wants to be number 1 in your life she is just a pretty package with nothing inside!!! A marriage is team work walking the road of life together!! Actors change mates like they change their underwear. What does that show when the going gets tough then divorce and then look for their new conquest. Actors seem very shallow looks over substance. I guess I would like to be truly loved for me rather than the way I look!!! It does not seem like your mom raised you like that? But after being on your website you seem to be the same way? I used to admire you as an actor and a person. But you seem to be the same way how she looks instead of how she treats you!! If that is how you think you better start praying now so you can find the one for life as soon as your looks go or your money she will be out the door. You even say your fans always comment on your looks. But you do the same thing it is all about the way you look. One question do you want a pretty package or someone who is going to love you through the hard times and love you unconditionally??? Maybe you can answer these questions or will it be one of your people? Do you ever take the time to read what your fans feel? Or are you like the others and just don’t care???

  29. Eva Filippopoliti on said:

    What can we say about you and the rest of the cast…this show has been really inspiring!We were able to learn things about behavioral analysis that we couldn’t even imagine!

    i’ve had some Psychology classes through my University years and this show was a great contribution to what i was reading all those years!

    You doing an amazing work, we love how the role of Morgan had evolved through the seasons…you have an amazing talent Shemar and we are so proud of you..and of course the whole cast is incredible…we love each and every one of you!

    Keep up the good work and we can’t wait for more episodes and seasons to come! Greetings from Greece :) Eva

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