Shemar's first name contains the first 3 letters of both his parent's first names; Sherrod-his dad and Marylin-his mom.
Shemar's parents are Sherrod Wilson and Marilyn Wilson, a business consultant.
Shemar presented the Emmy Award, when Susan Lucci finally won it, on her 20th time being nominated.
Shemar was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
Shemar was sentenced to 38 months probation and 80 hours of community service after pleading no contest for his June 1, 2007 speeding and driving under the influence charge.
Shemar has dated Halle Berry and Toni Braxton.
Shemar bikes with Mandy Patinkin.
Shemar is an avid biker.
Shemar has expressed a desire to portray Harry Belafonte in a movie about his life.
Shemar was drafted to play baseball by Baltimore and Boston.
He hosted the show Soul Train for three years.
His uncle played semipro for the Red Sox.
He didn't learn to speak English until he was about five or six.
His mother only spoke Dutch to him as a child.
His mother moved the family to Holland.
He majored in communications at Santa Clara University.
He played varsity baseball at Santa Clara University.
Shemar attended and graduated from Santa Clara University.
Shemar's mother is Irish-French Canadian and his father is African-American.
He currently plays Special Agent Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds.
Shemar is 6 feet, 1 inch tall. He has black hair and brown eyes.
Shemar: On Criminal Minds, we're playing heroes in a very dark, gory world. And we're not making this stuff up. This is not The X-Files. Criminal Minds is based on true stories. The deeds, the crimes- they're real. And if that's not a thrill, I don't know what you're paying for cable bill for.
Shemar: Sitting in a restaurant or looking into a car next to mine, I'll find myself trying to profile who the people are, what they do for a living, what they're really about. Are they married? Are they loners?
Shemar: When females find out you love your mother, they get excited because the way a man treats his mama is a good barometer of how he's going to treat his woman.
Shemar: (on the mentality of the show) It's about the emotional mind-set that goes on in this world. You end up feeling bad for the criminals as you get to understand them. They still deserve what they deserve, but you have a certain compassion for how they got here.
Shemar: I'm a drama guy. I mean, I like to have a good time, too. But, you know, I'm not Will Smith. I'm not Jamie Foxx. I'm not Martin Lawrence. I'm not those guys. I mean, they do that well. There's something in their blood. But I definitely want to get out there.
Shemar: (On his career) I got a range, and like you guys watching me, I'm having fun finding out what I'm right for.
Shemar: You know, I look at Halle Berry, who has been judged and celebrated for her shell. She's had to fight her fight to be taken seriously and do Monster's Ball and things like that. So yeah, the reason I respect that is because I can relate to only be taken at face value, to be stuck in a so-called box because of the physical attributes and the whole bit.
Shemar: You know, I don't play the race card a lot. I'm half-black, half-white, and I'm proud of - my skin is brown. The world sees me as a black man, but my mother didn't raise me as a black man. She didn't raise me as a white guy. She raised me as Shemar Franklin Moore.
Shemar: I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had. Now at this point in his career he's getting the credibility that I think he deserved a long time ago, but you had to get through that shell that he has.
Shemar: I hosted Soul Train but I listen to everything. I got rock in me. I got country music in me. I listen to James Brown, Donnie Hathaway, Cat Stevens, Judy Collins, and Styx.
Shemar In answer to the question, "If you weren't an actor, what would you be?": Baseball player. Yeah, that was my dream before acting, or alongside acting.