|Occupation||FBI Special Agent|
|Portrayed By||Brian Appel|
|First Appearance||"Plain Sight"|
"I'm not just a pretty face."
Agent Grant Anderson is a recurring character in Criminal Minds.
An agent at the FBI headquarters in Quantico, Anderson's duties appear to be, for the most part, grunt work. When Elle begins showing fatigue during the Randall Garner investigation, Anderson is ordered by Hotch to escort her home. After dropping Elle off, Anderson makes the mistake of leaving her unguarded, allowing Garner to easily break into the house, ambush and shoot her. When he returns to headquarters, Anderson is reprimanded by Hotch for leaving Elle alone, as the unsub knows details of the BAU team's personal lives, including their home addresses. Returning to Elle's house, Anderson learns about the attack, and finds the hospital where the critically wounded Elle was taken. When the rest of the BAU team arrive at the hospital, Anderson is the one who informs them of Elle's condition.
When the BAU try and track down George Foyet, Anderson, along with CSU Tech Agent Gina Sharp, assists them. After Hotch's ex-wife Haley is killed by Foyet, Anderson attends her funeral, and offers Hotch his condolences. Anderson attends JJ and Will's wedding in second part of the two-part Season Seven finale, Run. He returns in 200, where his first name was finally revealed to be Grant. In this episode, his ID card proves to be instrumental for the BAU in learning details about JJ's time at the U.S. State Department during the events of Season Six, as the card was able to have access to a database regarding her work.
- He appears to enjoy Star Trek, as he was seen in a drinking game themed after the show with Reid and Gina Sharp (The Big Game).
- Before his full first name was revealed in 200, it was hinted at in the first letter of his first name, as revealed by Rick Dunkle in a photo of Anderson's FBI ID, which was stated at the time to be relevant to the episode.
- Season One
- Season Two
- Season Three
- Season Five
- Season Seven
- Season Eight
- Season Nine