10 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Gibson
For almost 11 years years, Thomas Gibson was best known as his on-screen personality Agent Aaron Hotchner, the longtime BAU Unit Chief on Criminal Minds. Now he has been in the headlines because of his dramatic firing, and that has dredged up some other things about Gibson’s personal and professional life that many fans had no idea about! With more and more reports it seems Gibson is less like his level-headed, mild-mannered on-screen personality than many thought. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Thomas Gibson:
10. Work-Out Fanatic
Despite a hectic schedule as a full-time actor on a hit TV series for the past 11 years, 54-year-old Gibson has always been adamant about working out. “I work out religiously” he once stated. “It’s great for my back. It’s great for my core. I’ve been exposed to lots of excercise regimens and movement classes as an actor, so I understand the importance of stretching and staying limber, but Pilates is what’s really spoken to me. It works everything out.”
9. Anger Management
After so many years as the quiet and level-headed leader of the BAU, fans might be stunned to learn that off-screen Thomas Gibson has had some serious anger issues. Although he has been described as a “kindhearted family man,” there have been several incidents that show a much angrier side. In December 2010, Gibson was involved in an on-set incident where he shoved assistant director Ian Woolf after the two men got in a heated argument about “safety concerns.” As a result of the incident, CBS executives ordered the actor to attend anger management counseling.