"The Performer" is the seventh episode of Season Five of Criminal Minds.


The BAU is called to Los Angeles to investigate a series of killings that lead to a Goth rock star who appears to have become lost in the creepy alter-ego he portrays when he is onstage.

Guest Cast

  • Elizabeth Chambers - Herself
  • Ian Anthony Dale - Lieutenant Owen Kim
  • Jordan David - Edwin
  • Lenny Von Dohlen - Record Executive #1
  • Eric Edwards - Doctor Gillespy
  • Marc Fantini - Singer #1/Lead Guitarist
  • Steffan Fantini - Singer #2/Keyboardist
  • Justin Grace - Jeff Mundy
  • Eddie Jemison - Ray Campion
  • Tonya Kay - Tara Ferris
  • Inbar Lavi - Gina King
  • Rachael Lee - Punk Fan Girl
  • Patty Malcolm - Caterer
  • Netta Most - Erin Hickman
  • Nicole Preston - Tara's Friend
  • Gavin Rossdale - Paul Davies
  • Ashleigh Sumner - Marcia Masters

Referenced Criminals


  • "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
  • "Can You Hear Me" by the Lions
  • "Evil Eye" by the Lions

Bookend Quotes

  • Spencer Reid: "In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire - a pariah even among demons." - Writer Montague Summers
  • Emily Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, "Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self."


Criminal Minds Episodes