Shemar Moore was born on April 20, 1970 in Oakland, California. His unique features came from a combination of Irish, French, Canadian, African and American roots. This former model became the host of the series Soul Train and has starred in The Young and the Restless and Birds of Prey. Presently, he is part of the television series Criminal Minds as Derek Morgan.
Derek Morgan regards himself to be the right hand man of Gideon. He specializes on crimes pertaining to obsession. Previously, he worked as an undercover agent for 18 months. Occasionally, he takes delight in flirting with Penelope Garcia.