Interview with actors Jason Beghe and Marina Squerciati, and executive producer Gwen Sigan of “Chicago P.D.” on NBC by Suzanne 3/30/22
This was from a fun virtual press day with the “Chicago One” actors. They were great at answering our questions!
From multiple Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf and the team behind the hit series “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.” is a riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department’s elite Intelligence Unit, combatting the city’s most heinous offenses – organized crime, drug trafficking, high-profile murders and beyond.
At the center of “Chicago P.D.” is Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), who is at ground zero against the war on crime in Chicago. He will do almost anything to bring criminals to justice. In the past year, Voight has fought to turn over a new leaf, carefully navigating the situation at the P.D. with a new boss who has helped him and the unit adapt to a new reality.
His close-knit team of detectives share his passion for keeping the city safe, including Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer), a committed and ethical detective who previously served in Afghanistan; Officer Adam Ruzek (Patrick John Flueger), a quick-thinker who often leads with his heart; Officer Kim Burgess (Marina Squerciati), a fearless former patrol officer whose research and astute observations often lead the team in the right direction; Officer Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins), a bright and quietly charismatic member of the team; and Det. Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos), a seasoned detective whose tough demeanor belies her complicated emotions.
Desk Sgt. Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) runs a tight precinct with a firm hand, although she lets her humor shine through from time to time.
In addition to Wolf, executive producers include Rick Eid, Derek Haas, Arthur W. Forney, Peter Jankowski and Michael Brandt. “Chicago P.D.” is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Wolf Entertainment.
Please visit the official show site at: https://www.nbc.com/chicago-pd.
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Sgt. Hank Voight, “Chicago P.D.”
Jason Beghe stars as Sgt. Hank Voight, leader of the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit in the NBC drama “Chicago P.D.”
Beghe was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the prestigious Collegiate School.
Beghe portrayed a quadriplegic in the George A. Romero film “Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear.” He later appeared as a police officer in the film “Thelma & Louise” and played Demi Moore’s love interest in “G.I. Jane.” Other feature-film credits include “X-Men: First Class,” “The Next Three Days,” “One Missed Call” and “Atlas Shrugged: Part II.”
On television, Beghe’s recurring roles include “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Californication.” He has guest-starred on countless series, including “Last Resort,” “Castle,” “NCIS,” “CSI: New York,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Finder,” “Prime Suspect,” “Law & Order: Los Angeles,” “Picket Fences,” “Chicago Hope,” “American Dreams” and “Cane.”
Beghe lives in Los Angeles.
Officer Kim Burgess, “Chicago P.D.”
Squerciati was last seen in the Reginald Hudlin-directed film “Marshall.” Additional film credits include “It’s Complicated,” along with indies “Alter Egos,” “Central Park” and “Sparks.”
Squerciati earned acclaim portraying Russian spy Irina in the popular FX drama “The Americans.” Additional television credits include “Gossip Girl.” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Damages” and “Law and Order: SVU.”
In theater, she made her Broadway debut in an adaptation of Ernst Lubitsch’s “To Be or Not to Be.” On Off Broadway, she starred in “Manipulation” and “Beauty of the Father,” and also performed in several regional theater productions, including “The 39 Steps” and “The Underpants.”
Squerciati graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in theater.
Proofread and Edited by Brenda