"It Was Very Destructive To My Soul:" Mandy Patinkin Confessed That Being On 'Criminal Minds' Was His "Biggest Public Mistake"
December 3, 2019
For many people, having Mandy Patinkin on Criminal Minds was one of the main reasons they started watching the show. The award-winning actor has had a career that spanned decades and fans were excited when he earned the lead role in the procedural TV show in 2005.
Criminal Minds was a police procedural TV series about F.B.I criminal profilers and Mandy's appearance seemed to be the perfect fit but out of nowhere, he disappeared after its second season.
According to the NYTimes, the executive producer of the show at the time described Mandy as "that father who goes out for a carton of milk and then just never comes home,” implying that one minute, he was there and the next, he was gone. It was later revealed that Mandy did write personal apology notes to his castmates where he wished them good luck.