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Grainger Hines (born Frank Hines) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director.


Hines was born sometime in 1949 in Greenwood, South California. He made his stage debut in New York with the play Valentine Day, followed by an appearance on Mannerhouse. Other stage productions include Fool For Love, One Last Ride, and Dance With Me. He then relocated to Los Angeles, California. There, Hines starred in Thursday's Girls, A Rainbow in the Night, and the world premiere of One Last Ride. At the Lee Strasberg Institute, he starred in Fool for Love, followed by an appearance at Hedda Gabler in the Odyssey Theatre.

Hines has also made appearances in numerous TV shows, including True Blood, Boston Legal, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, Las Vegas, Matlock, Saving Grace, Ghost Whisperer, In the Heat of the Night, Airwolf, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Hell on Wheels. He also appeared in films like Lincoln, Protocol, Innerspace, Rocky II, False Identity, Abuse of Power, Thicker Than Water, Amber Waves, and Summer School Teachers. Hines also starred in the soap-operas One Life to Live as Brian Beckett from 1984 to 1986, General Hospital as Kyle Morgan from 1990 to 1991, and The City as Malcolm Christerphor from 1994 to 1995.

On Criminal Minds[]

Hines portrayed Brooks Tanner, the father of a robbery-homicide victim, in the Season Eleven episode "Outlaw".


For a full filmography, see here.