We’re Swooning Over Criminal Minds Star Daniel Henney And His Goldens

He’s a TV Star, Drama Star, Model, And Awesome Dog Dad

By Justyne Yuen-Lee

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In a world of Netflix, it’s hard to imagine that there are people under the age of 40 who still watch traditional television. Most people have opted out of their TV packages for more Internet so they can stream their favorite shows without the commercials. TV companies, especially in Canada, struggle to keep customers on TV contracts (and as a result Canadian media is taking a serious hit), but there are your few exceptions who need certain channels.

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Yes, I can find my favorite TV shows somewhere online, but you can only watch so many blurry episodes. One of my favorite shows in its 13th season is Criminal Minds. I don’t know why I watch it – I get scared silly, but I look forward to it every week. It has gone through a few cast changes over the seasons and one of them is Daniel Henney.

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Daniel Henney joins the Criminal Minds family as Matt Simmons. He was in a spinoff, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, but is now a regular series cast! Usually I don’t like when we get new characters, but he grew on me.

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A little snooping and I found out he’s not just an actor – he’s a Korean drama star and a model AND a dog dad of TWO Golden Retrievers!

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His Golden Retriever, Mango, is his best friend and partner in crime. They do everything together and Henney always looks forward to coming home to her.

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Henney has another Golden named Roscoe and he does a whole lot of dog dad things like barbeque on the weekends.

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We weren’t joking – typical dads always insist on having their children by their side by the grill. But Mango loves her dad so much, she doesn’t mind.

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Besides being a dog dad and star on Criminal Minds, Henney has modelled in the U.S, France, Italy, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In Korea, he was a star in South Korean drama My Lovely Sam Soon as Dr. Henry Kim.

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He went on to star in two other Korean movies and starred in X-Men: Origins in 2009. He’s also the voice of Tadashi in Big Hero 6!

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His love for dogs spreads to his professional life too. In a shoot for the Humane Society International, he shot with a dog rescued from a Korean dog meat farm.

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Daniel Henney’s schedule keeps him busy and away from Mango and Roscoe, but as soon as he’s back home it’s straight cuddling time!

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Having a pup is always amazing but two can be even better than one. Daniel and his Goldens prove that! Follow Daniel Henney on Instagram for more puppy love shots and if you want to watch him in action, catch him on Criminal Minds!