Do you want to know who "The Mentalist" cast members are? On the show the characters are as follows: hypnotists, boss, no-nonsense detective, maverick guy and a hot redhead detective. It's an eclectic cast but together they make a hit television series. The storyline revolves around a physic/hypnotist who joins forces with C.B.I. (Criminal Bureau of Investigation) to solve crimes. What motivates the physic to work with the detectives is to find the serial killer who murdered his wife and child. 

  1. Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker. Patrick is the physic who plays it very coy except when the shooting starts, then he ducks for cover. Simon had roles in four different television series before he landed a job a "The Mentalist" cast member. He's been nominated for two Golden Globe awards. He won Australia's prestigious Logie award for "Most Popular New Talent" in 1992.

  2. Detective Teresa Lisbon played by Robin Tunney. Detective Lisbon is the boss over the team of C.B.I. detectives. Robin graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She would go on to play small roles in movies and landed a spot on the hit series "Prison Break." In 1997 she won MTV Award "Best Fight" for her role in "The Craft."

  3. Detective Kimball Cho played by Tim Kang. Detective Cho is the no-nonsense, straight-talking detective. Tim is one smart dude as he received an M.F.A. from the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. He garnered small movie and television roles until he got his big break when he joined "The Mentalist" cast.

  4. Detective Wayne Rigsby playbed by Owain Yeoman. Detective Rigsby is quick to draw his weapon and shoot, ask questions later. Owain graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He landed a couple of series but didn't get noticed as an actor until his role as Sgt. Eric Kocher in the television miniseries "Generation Kill."  

  5. Detective Grrace Van Pelt played by Amanda Righetti. Detective Pelt is the sassy redhead detective who has the hots for Detective Rigsby. Amanda has not had to struggle to get good roles. She landed roles in popular series such as "The O.C.," "North Shore" and "Reunion" before landed her role as "The Mentalist" cast member.  

- Chuck G.