Holden Ford is one of the main protagonists in the Netflix original series Mindhunter. He is played by Jonathan Groff.


Ford is a special agent in the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit, which he co-founded along with Bill Tench. His job is to find out what motivates killers, especially those who kill for sexual pleasure, although he often veers off-task into other criminal proceedings. This is usually due to his arrogance, head-strong persona, and disregard for both authority and moral obligations. He himself does not display any seemingly violent traits; however, he very easily connects with killers and elicits statements from them.

Not much is known of Holden's background. He is 5'11, and wears a very deep, contemplative expression.