Declan Rand
Criminal Profiler
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Actor: Nestor Carbonell
Significant other(s): Juliet O'Hara (formerly)
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Hazel
Status: Alive
First appearance: Shawn 2.0
Last appearance: One, Maybe Two, Ways Out
Declan Rand is a rival of Shawn's, and pretends to be a professional criminal profiler by using his keen observational skills, much the same way that Shawn pretends to be a psychic. Declan also managed to steal Juliet O'Hara's heart, further annoying Shawn. Declan owns his own helicopter, which he also flies himself. He is extremely rich, and only pretends to be a criminal profiler as a hobby, as opposed to Shawn, who pretends to be psychic in order to pay the bills, and to keep from getting in serious trouble for lying to the Santa Barbara Police Department for so long. Declan is also one of the few people who knows that Shawn is not a psychic, since he used many of the same tactics to trick people into thinking that he was a criminal profiler. He is portrayed by Nestor Carbonell.


Shawn 2.0Edit

In "Shawn 2.0", Declan keeps stealing Shawn's thunder and eventually piggybacks on his case after revealing that he is a criminal profiler. Along the way, he begins to successfully woo Juliet, much to Shawn's disappointment. Gus soon dubs Declan "Shawn 2.0." When Shawn figures out that Declan is a fake, Declan eventually confesses to Juliet that he is not a real criminal profiler, and then proceeds to ask her out in front of Shawn. Juliet is impressed by Declan's humility, and accepts.

One, Maybe Two, Ways OutEdit

In "One, Maybe Two, Ways Out", Shawn is forced to ask for Declan's help in order to utilize his helicopter to track a suspect. Declan further annoys Shawn by insisting on confessing his involvement in the case to Juliet.

Extradition II: The Actual Extradition PartEdit

In "Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part", Juliet reveals to Shawn that she has broken up with Declan, but does not tell him why. Later on in the episode, it becomes apparent the she broke up with him because of her attraction to Shawn, which she never fully lost.


  • Declan is the only person other than Henry, Juliet, and Gus that knows Shawn isn't a real psychic until the series finale.
  • Declan is no longer called on to help the SBPD after he reveals that he is a fake, however, this does not bother him much, since he was only helping them as a hobby, and not as an actual job. He also leaves the detective work to Shawn Spencer as a "psychic detective" for the SBPD. 
  • Declan has essentially vanished without a trace since Season Five.