Actor and director Thomas Gibson was born on July 3, 1962, in New York City. Chicago Hope (1994–2000), Dharma & Greg (1997), and Criminal Minds (2005–2016) were just few of the roles he has had on television during the course of his career.
Infancy and Formative Years-
Charles M. “Mac” and Beth Gibson gave birth to Gibson in Charleston, South Carolina. His father was a lawyer and liberal Democrat who served in the South Carolina state legislature, while his mother was a social worker.
He is a devout follower of the Catholic faith. Performing arts piqued Gibson’s attention at an early age. Because of Louis Armstrong, Gibson was enthralled. After his swim meets, he and his sister would go to a pizza shop together that they frequented with their friends. Gibson would sing along with a Dixieland band at this pizza business, mimicking Armstrong’s singing voice.
A former student of Bishop England High School, Gibson first attended the Little Theater School as a youngster. College of Charleston (1979–1981) and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (1981–1981) led him to apply to the Juilliard School. Juilliard’s Drama Division (Group 14: 1981–1985) accepted Gibson after he spent a year and a half at Charleston. He graduated in 1985.
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Thomas Gibson Career-
Gibson’s acting career began in a children’s theatre when he was nine years old. Charleston Stage’s performance of Julian Wiles’s Seize the Street: The Skateboard Musical included him. The Young Charleston Theater Company and the Footlight Players, both of which performed at the historic Dock Street Theatre, helped him get his start in classical theatre as a youngster.
Gibson worked as an intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival while attending College of Charleston. Gibson made his theatrical debut at the New York Shakespeare Festival in David Hare’s A Map of the World.
After that, he participated in a number of productions with Joe Papp, including ones at the Public Theater and one outside in Central Park. For the following ten years, he appeared in plays by Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Molière, Tennessee Williams, Howard Brenton, Romulus Linney, Nol Coward, and Alan Ball on both Broadway and off-Broadway. As a waiter at Tavern on the Green, Gibson also served customers.
As the World Turns and Another World were Gibson’s first two daytime television roles, which he appeared in as a guest star in 1987. In Ron Howard’s Far and Away, Gibson makes his film debut as Stephen Chase. When it came to the loves of Shannon, Joseph Donnelly (Tom Cruise) and Chase (Nicole Kidman) were competing for her affections.
His next starring part was in Denys Arcand’s Love and Human Remains, a 1993 film about a homosexual waiter. In 1993, he portrayed Beauchamp Day, a bisexual businessman and misanthrope, in Armistead Maupin’s television adaptation of Tales of the City (1993).
As a result of its depiction of transsexual, bisexual, and drag-queen protagonists, Tales of the City was very controversial at the time. In Stardom, Gibson and Arcand were reunited (2000).
From 1994 through 1998, Gibson starred as Dr. Danny Nyland in the medical drama Chicago Hope. Dharma & Greg was a comedy that Gibson starred in from 1997 to 2002, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Since then, Gibson has featured in a number of television movies.
Criminal Minds of His Most Famous Unit-
Criminal Minds, in which he played the BAU’s unit head, Supervisory Special Agent Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner, cast him in 2005.
Following a conflict with a writer-producer on the set of Criminal Minds’ twelfth season, Gibson was suspended on August 11 of that year. He later apologised for the incident in a statement, stating that it was the result of creative differences in an episode he was directing.
Six episodes of Criminal Minds and two Dharma & Greg episodes were directed by Gibson between 2013 and 2001. Before the incident with the assistant director, Gibson had received anger management treatment. 
As of that day, Criminal Minds co-distributors ABC Studios and CBS Studios published a statement saying that Gibson’s contract had been cancelled. The announcement included the knowledge that his character’s departure narrative from the series had yet to be developed.
Gibson’s character was absent from the October 12, 2016, episode “Taboo” because he was on a special assignment, but in the episode “Elliot’s Pond,” it is revealed that he quit and went into the Witness Protection Program after discovering a serial murderer pursuing his kid.
Gibson is a native of Texas and now lives in San Antonio. His son, Travis Carter, played a kidnapped child’s companion in Criminal Minds’ Season 10 episode “Boxed In.”
The couple divorced in 2011, and Gibson filed for divorce in 2014. On February 14th, 2018, the divorce was officially finalised.
Gibson is an avid golfer. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is one of his favourite golf tournaments, and he is a longtime buddy of Corey Pavin, the world-renowned golfer. Co-hosting the 2nd Annual Golf Classic alongside Joe Mantegna, he was member of the 2010 SAG Foundation Host Committee for the Inaugural Golf Classic.