Wayne Rigsby is a senior agent of the CBI. After previous experience in an arson investigation unit. Rigsby has become an expert in arson-related cases which comes in handy to Jane and the team. He works closely with Kimball Cho performing interrogations and stakeouts. He has an on again off again relationship with Grace Van Pelt having to hide their relationship at times from the CBI as it is not allowed. After breaking up with Van Pelt, he has a son, Benjamin, with a woman named Sarah.
Portrayed by Owain Yeoman.
Yeoman currently lives in Los Angeles.
His birth date is July 2.
Owain Yeoman is a classically trained Welsh actor who graduated from London’s renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) with distinction and as the winner of the Henry Marshall Performance Shield. His first audition was for the Warner Bros. epic Troy, from which Wolfgang Petersen immediately cast him as Lysander, Captain of the Trojan Army. Yeoman went on to play the title role in Mark Burnett’s Commando Nanny and then played lead roles in Kitchen Confidentialand The Nine.
In 2008, Yeoman played the role of The Terminator (Cromartie) in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and went on to play Sergeant Eric Kocher in HBO’s award-winning and critically acclaimed real-life miniseries Generation Kill. Yeoman has also starred in the feature film Beerfest, and in over a dozen stage plays in London’s West End, The Oxford Playhouse and the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
An honors graduate of Oxford University in English Literature, Yeoman was named one of the 2011 “Brits to Watch” by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). A vegetarian and active supporter of PETA, The Humane Society of the United States and a number of dog rescue groups,