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James Barbour is a recurring character and the Deputy Director of the FBI who has appeared in Season Fifteen of Criminal Minds.


Little is known of his past except that he is the FBI's second-in-command as its Deputy Director.

Season Fifteen


Barbour appears to be in a meeting with Prentiss and other FBI officials.

Family Tree

Barbour is in his office with Prentiss, who tells her she's on the shortlist to be the next FBI Director.

Face Off

In the aftermath of Everett Lynch killing his mother, Roberta and six SWAT agents, Barbour tells Prentiss in her office that her name has been withdrawn from the FBI Director shortlist, but is still the BAU's Unit Chief.