Actor ANDY T. TRAN Turns Detective Guest Starring on CBS Hit Drama ‘CRIMINAL MINDS’

All-New Episode Set to Air on February 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES (February 11, 2016) – Actor ANDY T. TRAN turns in his sea-legs from The Last Ship to guest star as ‘Detective Bob Oliver’ on an all-new episode of the hit CBS crime-drama, CRIMINAL MINDS, on February 24th.

Criminal Minds follows an elite group of profilers as they analyze the nation's most dangerous offenders in an effort to anticipate their next move before they strike again. In the episode titled “A Badge and a Gun,” LAPD Detective Bob Oliver (Tran) gets pulled into the investigation assisting the profiling squad with tracking down their latest unsub target.

Tran was excited at the opportunity to work on the fan-favorite show, adding “It was such a blast acting under the wing of writer/co-producer Jim Clemente and director Rob Bailey on this episode. When you’re working with high-caliber folks like them, you never stop learning. Being in the company of this stellar cast and crew was so refreshing. Everyone loved their jobs – which reminded me of how much I love mine. Too much.”

This first-generation Vietnamese-American established himself as ‘one-to-watch’ with his recurring role as Lt. Andy Chung on the popular TNT series, The Last Ship, from veteran executive-producer Michael Bay. Legions of fans will remember the young Main Propulsion Assistant ‘Chung’ for his mechanical engineering MacGyver-like solutions responsible for keeping the U.S.S. Nathan James battleship and its crew ready for anything on their dangerous mission.

Tran’s credits also include appearances on FOX’s Bones, NBC’s Chase, Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush, ABC’s Reckless, and the CBS dramas Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles and CSI: NY. He has starred in several award-winning indie films, including Post-Racial and Cabernet, which earned Tran a ‘Best Performance’ nomination on the festival circuit.

A Houston, Texas native, Tran first uncovered his performing talents while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. During this time he wrote, acted and directed numerous award-winning comedy shows for university-wide talent competitions. These led him to becoming a regular sketch player for multiple local comedy troupes throughout the city and paved the way for his move to Los Angeles.

Andy T. Tran is represented by Artists International Management and The Park Noack Agency.

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