Chicago Fire cast

Taylor Kinney

Taylor Kinney

as Kelly Severide

Taylor Kinney stars as Kelly Severide, a brash Lieutenant with an unflappable veneer who is fighting his own demons. 

On television, Kinney has a variety of credits including a series regular role in NBC's "Trauma" and the recurring role of Mason Lockwood on "The Vampire Diaries." He starred in last season's Michael Patrick King pilot, "A Mann's World" opposite Don Johnson, and he has appeared on such shows as "Breakout Kings,""Castle," "Shameless," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Bones" and "CSI: NY." Kinney was featured in the telefilm "Five," a project produced by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keyes and was seen in the web series "Dating Rules From My Future Self."

Other big-screen credits include Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," the Marty Papazian-directed independent feature "Least Among Saints," and the short film "Prodigal" with Kenneth Branaugh.

Born in Lancaster, Pa., Kinney is an experienced surfer, and he currently resides in Los Angeles. 

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

as Matthew Casey

Jesse Spencer stars as Matthew Casey, a strong intuitive Lieutenant who is still coming to grips with the loss of one of his men and grappling with relationship problems.

An Australia native, Spencer made his American television debut in the critically-acclaimed series "House," playing Dr. Robert Chase opposite Hugh Laurie for all of the show's eight seasons until the series ended in May 2012.

Spencer's film credits include a starring role in "Uptown Girls" with Brittany Murphy, the biopic "Swimming Upstream" with Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis, as well as Spike Lee's independent feature "Girl Is in Trouble."

Spencer currently resides in Los Angeles. 

Monica Raymund

Monica Raymund

as Gabriela Dawson

Monica Raymund stars as Gabriela Dawson.

Dawson recently jumped from an experienced paramedic to newbie firefighter candidate, which presents a new set of challenges for her in the upcoming season of "Chicago Fire."

A graduate of the Juilliard School, she is the recipient of the John Houseman Award for her commitment and dedication. Immediately following her graduation, she went on to star opposite Tim Roth for three seasons in "Lie to Me."

During this time, she also became a founding member of the Mechanical Theatre Group, has been on faculty and co-head of the Communications Department at the Heifetz Institute and served as faculty for the Broadway Theatre Project. Raymund currently serves on the board and faculty of the Performing Arts Project, is a board member for the Hollywood Arts Organization in Los Angeles, is executive producing the independent feature "Submarine Kid," was a producer on the Broadway production of "The Velocity of Autumn" and is the founder and president of SISU Theatrical Productions.

Other credits include a lead role in director Stephen Elliott's latest feature, "Happy Baby"; a supporting role in the feature "Arbitrage," opposite Richard Gere; a starring role in the Sundance Lab musical production of "Like Water for Chocolate"; and a recurring role on "The Good Wife." She also guest-starred on the 200th episode of "Law & Order: SVU" opposite Robin Williams.

Raymund won the Imagen Award this past year for leading actress in a drama for her role as Gabriela Dawson on "Chicago Fire."

Raymund resides in New York City.

Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker

as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden

Eamonn Walker stars as Battalion Chief Wallace Boden, a fireman's fireman who is confronted by important personal decisions.

Walker is a talented, compelling performer known for his depth, integrity and ability to give life to the most layered of characters. He credits Sidney Poitier's performance in "In the Heat of the Night" as the inspiration that led him to become an actor.

Born in London, he is perhaps best known in the United States for his portrayal of Kareem Said, the Muslim leader on the critically acclaimed series "Oz." His work on this show earned him a Golden Satellite nomination and a Cable Ace Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.

His numerous television credits include the NBC series "Kings" where he garnered rave reviews, the Jerry Bruckheimer series "Justice," "The Whole Truth," also for Bruckheimer, "The Governor," and the BBC's "Bonekickers" and "Moses Jones." Other credits include the telefilms "Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story" written by Abby Mann and "Homicide: Life Everlasting," as well as the miniseries "Supply and Demand" and a special arc on the critically acclaimed series "Lights Out."

On the big screen, Walker recently completed a starring role opposite Melissa George in the suspenseful Scottish feature "A Lonely Place to Die" and co-starred in the psychological thriller "Legacy," opposite Idris Elba. Walker received standout notices for his performance as Howlin' Wolf in "Cadillac Records," opposite Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def and Beyonce Knowles. He also has given memorable performances in such films as "The Messenger" opposite Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton, "Lord of War," opposite Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke, Carroll Ballard's critically-acclaimed film "Duma," "Tears of the Sun," opposite Bruce Willis, Laurence Fishburne's "Once in the Life," and M. Night Shyamalan's "Unbreakable."

In 2005, Walker made his Broadway debut as Marc Antony alongside Denzel Washington and Colm Feore in "Julius Caesar" at the Belasco Theatre. He recently performed to standing-room-only audiences and great critical acclaim as the first Black actor to portray Othello at the historic Old Globe Theatre in London.

Walker founded the Flipside Theatre Company in London and co-starred in their production of "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea." He also appeared in plays on such venerable stages as the Citizens Theatre, the Royal Exchange and the Hampstead Theatre.

Walker resides in both Los Angeles and London.

Charlie Barnett

Charlie Barnett

as Peter Mills

Charlie Barnett stars as Peter Mills, a young new academy graduate who follows a long line of multi-generational firefighters.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, he began performing in his hometown of Sarasota, Florida, at the age of seven in opera and musical theatre productions.

On the big screen, Barnett has a supporting role in "Men in Black 3" with Will Smith and Josh Brolin. Other features include "Gayby," which premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, "The Happy Sad," a tangled love story, and "Private Romeo," a modern take on Romeo and Juliet.

On television, he has guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" and "Law & Order: CI."

Barnett, who was raised on a sailboat for most of his young life, still enjoys sailing, as well as classic cars. He is also a strong advocate for volunteer work.

He is single and resides in Los Angeles - though his heart is in New York.

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

as Christopher Herrmann

David Eigenberg stars as Christopher Herrmann, a seasoned firefighter and salt-of-the-earth family man.

Eigenberg is known to film and television audiences for his role as Steve Brady, the good-hearted husband and quintessential New York bar owner in the box office hit and Emmy-winning series "Sex and the City."

Among his film credits are "See You in September," "The Trouble with Romance," "Driftwood," "Love, Ludlow," "Around the Bend," "Garfield," "The Mothman Prophecies" and "A Perfect Murder."

Eigenberg was a regular on "The Beat," which was executive produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, and he had recurring roles on series, including "Justified," "Third Watch," "The Practice" and "Ed." Additionally, he has guest-starred on such shows as "Criminal Minds," "N.C.I.S.," "Castle," "Private Practice," "Cold Case," "ER," "Monk" and "Close to Home."

A member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, Eigenberg has performed in numerous off-Broadway plays. On Broadway, he received his break in 1990, playing a hustler in the original cast of John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," directed by Jerry Zaks at Lincoln Center. He also starred in the original cast of "Take Me Out," directed by Joe Mantello, which was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League and New York Critics Awards for Best Play.

Eigenberg served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. He is married and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Chrysti, and three-year-old son, Louie.  

Joe Minoso

Joe Minoso

as Joe Cruz

Joe Minoso stars as Joe Cruz, a product of Chicago's tough streets who has dedicated his life to serving with the brave men and women of the CFD.

Raised in the Bronx, New York, Minoso discovered theater when he saw his first girlfriend act in a school play. After graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, he continued his studies at Northern Illinois University, where he received his master's in fine arts. Upon graduation, he immediately moved to Chicago and quickly became involved with Teatro Vista, the largest Latino theater company in the Midwest.

He most recently appeared at the Goodman Theatre in "A Christmas Carol" during the 2011-2012 season and was also recently seen in the world premiere of Brett Neveu's "Do The Hustle" at Writers' Theatre. Additional Chicago credits include Don Pedro in "The Sins of Sor Juana" at the Goodman Theatre; Eusebio in Jose Rivera's "Boleros for the Disenchanted" at the Goodman Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre; "Esperanza Rising" at Yale Repertory Theatre; "Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; "Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" and "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" at Teatro Vista; and the Teatro Vista/American Theater Company co-production of "Living Out." Regionally, Minoso appeared as George Gibbs in "Our Town" at the Madison Repertory Theatre.

Among his television credits are guest-starring roles on "Prison Break," "The Beast," "Shameless" and "The Chicago Code." Before "Chicago Fire," he was most recently seen as Alberto "Moco" Ruiz in the cable series "Boss."

Minoso made his feature film debut in the blockbuster "Man of Steel."

Yuri Sardarov

Yuri Sardarov

as Brian "Otis" Zvonecek

Yuri Sardarov stars as Brian "Otis" Zvonecek, Firehouse 51's elevator rescue specialist who also runs a popular podcast where he shares his unique firefighter wisdom.

Along with his Georgian and Armenian parents, he immigrated to the United States when he was two, living primarily in St. Louis and Chicago.

While studying acting at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Sardarov landed his first major role in the Chicago stage version of "The History Boys." This led to his feature film debut in "The Double," starring Richard Gere, directed by Michael Brandt and written by "Chicago Fire" creators/executive producers Brandt and Derek Haas. Shortly thereafter, Sardarov appeared in the "The Ides of March" and the Academy Award-winning "Argo."

Dividing his time between Los Angeles and Chicago, he enjoys cooking and playing basketball. 

Christian Stolte

Christian Stolte

as Randy "Mouch" McHolland

Christian Stolte stars as Randy "Mouch" McHolland, an experienced veteran who will do anything to protect his fellow firefighters - and his coveted spot on the firehouse couch.

Stolte was born in St. Louis during the Cuban missile crisis, and 28 years later, he moved to Chicago in search of artistic fulfillment.

He studied acting under Jane Brody and began working steadily in Chicago theater, in such places as Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Piven Theatre, Famous Door, Profiles Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre, which produced "Canus Lunis Balloonis," a play written by Stolte subsequently awarded a Joseph Jefferson citation for best New Work.

Since his first film role in "The Public Eye," starring Joe Pesci and released on Stolte's 30th birthday, he has worked regularly in films such as "Ali," "Road to Perdition," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Public Enemies" and perhaps most recognizably, as the killer who provokes Gerard Butler's vengeance in "Law Abiding Citizen."

On television, he has had recurring roles in the cop dramas "Turks," "The Chicago Code," "Prison Break," "Boss" and "The Playboy Club."

Stolte still resides in Chicago and spends ridiculous amounts of time with his wife and two endlessly amusing daughters.

Kara Killmer

Kara Killmer

as Sylvie Brett

Kara Killmer joins the cast in Season 3 as Sylvie Brett, a fresh-faced young paramedic who has transferred to Firehouse 51 from a rural fire department in Indiana after the sudden breakup of her engagement. Her sunny, unflappable personality will be challenged as she starts over, separated for the first time from her small-town roots while assimilating to life as a first responder on the tough streets of Chicago.

Born and raised in Texas, Killmer graduated with a BFA in performance from Baylor University.

Shortly thereafter, she moved to Los Angeles where she was selected from thousands of young actors to star in the Hulu original series "If I Can Dream," a show created by Simon Fuller that explored the lives of aspiring actors. Following the series, she was immediately cast in the independent period piece "Beyond the Mask." Soon after, she had a role in the USA Network pilot "Horizon," produced by Gale Ann Hurd.

Her first leading role was in last season's NBC pilot "Tin Man."

When Killmer is not working, she enjoys writing, painting, hiking and spending time with family and friends. 

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