The Drop Dead Diva actor will play a father whose family has been abducted, TVLine reports.
Stamberg's past credits include roles on Castle, CSI: Miami and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
His Criminal Minds appearance will air as the third episode of the long-running drama's eighth season.
Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) will also join Criminal Minds next season as a new series regular, replacing the departing Paget Brewster (Emily Prentiss).
49-year-old Tripplehorn will play FBI linguistics expert Alex Blake, who has a past connection with Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler).
Criminal Minds returns to CBS on Wednesday, September 26 at 9/8c. The series airs on Sky Living in the UK.
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