The Best Time Derek Morgan Broke Character On Criminal Minds

Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) is an important character in "Criminal Minds," best known for his personality and his professional focus on obsessive behaviors, which is an integral facet when one works at the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. "Criminal Minds" ran for 15 seasons and 323 episodes from 2005 to 2015 (via IMDb), and even though the series reached a conclusion, the series is still loved by both old and new fans alike. In fact, "Criminal Minds" was named the most streamed television show of 2021 (via Variety).

Appearing in over 250 episodes (via IMDb), Morgan has a history that involves a murdered police officer father and a rough childhood. As such, Morgan often avoids personal details of his life, but his friendly demeanor and enthusiasm earns him tons of friends at the BAU. Considering the character's overall presentation, it should come as no surprise that the actor playing him also has a bit of a fun side, and a particular moment from behind-the-scenes footage highlights this fact perfectly.

Shemar Moore breaks character when a door comes crashing down

On a certain mega mixtape of several behind-the-scenes bloopers from "Criminal Minds," Shemar Moore appears to be having more fun than his actual character Derek Morgan, which is always refreshing to see. The moment in question originally starts with a closed door, and it definitely looks like the scene is about to get intense. Suddenly, Morgan delivers a hard kick to the door — but instead of simply being kicked open, the door falls off of its hinges and drops to the ground, completely flat.

Moore then breaks character, and stares at the door while a big smile creeps upon his face. Several laughs are then heard from the production staff who can't help but comment. Moore proceeds to join in on the laughter, and turns around and walks away from the fallen door. At this point, the sound stage is revealed, and the actor who plays David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) is also seen laughing. Everybody continues to enjoy the blooper, with one staff member patting Moore on the back for his actions.

These kinds of scenes really show that the production of "Criminal Minds" had its moments of levity, and that it wasn't serious all of the time despite the fact that it isn't exactly known for its comedic routines.