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‘Chicago PD’ Star Jesse Lee Soffer Attended the Same Prep School as Creator Dick Wolf

Although he works for Dick Wolf on the set of “Chicago PD,” it appears Jesse Lee Soffer has something else in common with the hit TV show’s creator. According to One Chicago Center, the “Chicago PD” actor and the show’s creator both attended The Gunnery, a private boarding school and day prep school in Connecticut. The media outlet reports that Soffer had graduated from the school in 2003 and went on to attend New York University. Meanwhile, Wolf graduated from The Gunnery in 1965. He then went to the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 1969.
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6 fun facts about Chicago PD star Jesse Lee Soffer (that you might be surprised to learn)

Jesse Lee Soffer has been a staple in the One Chicago franchise for years, going all the way back to his debut on Chicago Fire before making the shift full-time to Chicago PD. For more than 200 episodes across the One Chicago trio of series, Soffer has portrayed Detective Jay Halstead making him one of the most senior members of the One Chicago franchise and one of the most beloved members of the entire franchise.
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Chicago P.D.'s Jesse Lee Soffer And Tracy Spiridakos Talk Upstead's New Dynamics With Voight In Season 9

Chicago P.D.'s midseason finale in December finally resolved the Roy Walton problem that had been hanging over the heads of Voight, Upton, and Halstead, but the effects of how Halstead got the FBI off their backs without flipping on Voight will continue to impact the characters in the second half of Season 9. Not only did Halstead and Upton get married and strengthen their bond as a duo, but they also are each going to see Voight in a different light. Actors Jesse Lee Soffer and Tracy Spiridakos previewed to CinemaBlend what’s up with Upstead when it comes to their new dynamics with Voight.
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‘Chicago PD’ Star Jesse Lee Soffer Opens Up About Halstead’s Dynamic With Voight

Halstead’s dynamic with Voight has definitely changed after this experience on “Chicago PD.” He might not be as trusting with Voight as he once was. Both Halstead and Upton were always ready to butt heads with Voight, but now Halstead may be a little more cautious, more watchful around Voight. What does this whole Roy Walton fiasco mean for Halstead and Voight’s relationship?
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Chicago PD season 9 episode 10: Jesse Lee Soffer on Halstead, Voight

As we prepare for Chicago PD season 9 episode 10 in January, it is clear things will be a bit different for Hank Voight and Jay Halstead. In the end, Jay decided to not turn over Voight to the FBI, and the two eventually worked together to find a different solution. They are in the clear now for the foreseeable future, but Jay made it very clear to his boss that moving forward, he needs to be brought in on any plans, whether they be above-board or not. He wants to be there to, effectively, save Voight from himself.
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Chicago P.D.'s Tracy Spiridakos And Jesse Lee Soffer Break Down The 'Great' Change For Upstead's Big Scene, And What Comes Next

Warning: spoilers are ahead for Chicago P.D.’s Season 9 midseason finale, called “A Way Out.”. Chicago P.D. delivered a surprisingly happy ending with the “A Way Out” midseason finale for Tracy Spiridakos’ Hailey Upton and Jesse Lee Soffer’s Jay Halstead as they finally caught a break. He made some risky moves to clear them from the FBI’s investigation into Roy’s death, and they finally had something to celebrate. And for Upstead in this episode, celebrating meant going to the courthouse to get married and coming home to – in the words of Tracy Spiridakos – “consummate the marriage." The stars spoke with CinemaBlend about the episode, how their big scene changed from the script, and what happens next.
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‘Chicago PD’ Star Jesse Lee Soffer Reveals What Comes Next After Winter Finale

Chicago PD star Jesse Lee Soffer is a busy man. Things aren’t going to slow down after the Chicago PD winter finale, either. Fans want to know where the Jay and North storylines go from here. Especially after so much time was spent on what happened with them. The fall lineup was heavily focused on their dynamic and what happened there. So it sounds like because so much time was spent between the two that it will change in 2022.
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‘Chicago P.D.’: Jesse Lee Soffer & Tracy Spiridakos on Upstead’s Big Winter Finale Moment

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Chicago P.D. Season 9, Episode 9 “No Way Out.”]. Well, that’s what Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had in the Chicago P.D. winter finale, after the former took care of FBI Special Agent North’s (Alex Morf) ultimatum. Rather than turn in Voight (Jason Beghe) or risk his and Hailey’s arrest, Jay used blackmail material to get the agent to back down. Then, he went home to Hailey and asked her to “marry me, now.” She said yes, and the episode ended with a look at them exchanging vows and rings at the courthouse and their wedding night.
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Chicago P.D. Boss, Jesse Lee Soffer Preview Halstead's Dilemma: 'No Good Options' for Him in Fall Finale

Wednesday’s Chicago P.D. (NBC, 10/9c) might as well be called the “Kobayashi Maru” because Jay Halstead is in a nightmarish, no-win scenario. North’s unscrupulous proposition to the Intelligence detective in the Nov. 10 episode left him with two options: work with the FBI agent to bring down his mentor Voight, or refuse… and he, his fiancé Upton and Voight all go down. This week’s fall finale, aptly titled “A Way Out,” will see Halstead and Voight strategize on a way out — if there even is one — as the investigation into Roy’s death comes to a close. “This is one of those...
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Chicago P.D. Boss, Jesse Lee Soffer and Tracy Spiridakos Shed Light on That 'Upstead' [Spoiler] in Fall Finale

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Chicago P.D.‘s midseason finale.  Chicago P.D.’s Hank Voight better send Halstead the largest Edible Arrangement after the Intelligence detective found a way to spare him and his career. With North’s proposition to take down Voight looming over Halstead’s head, Wednesday’s fall finale saw him choose a third option: blackmail. It turns out that North bribed several officers to keep his brother out of jail, and Halstead used that information to blackmail North into dropping his case against them — effectively putting the Roy investigation to bed. And in a surprising turn of events, Chicago Fire’s Gabby Dawson and...
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