Watch Chicago PD stars’ best other roles with this playlist

Jesse Lee Soffer as Nate Devlin in The Mob Doctor. Photo Credit: Courtesy of FOX
Jesse Lee Soffer as Nate Devlin in The Mob Doctor. Photo Credit: Courtesy of FOX /

Chicago PD fans can get their fix and check out Chicago PD stars’ other great projects over hiatus with One Chicago Center’s summer playlist.

Looking for something to watch until Chicago PD returns in September? Still want your fix of Chicago PD stars, even though the show isn’t on the air?

That’s where we come in. One Chicago Center has curated a playlist of five great projects that feature Chicago PD actors or actresses in other roles, so that you can watch some of your favorite stars until they return to the Intelligence Unit.

There are only two criteria: we’re limiting our list to our favorite five projects, not one for every series regular (because we know you also want to enjoy your summer vacation!) and our choices must be available to stream or purchase online (so they’re available for you to watch now!).

Check out our Chicago PD hiatus playlist below, and happy summer viewing:

More from One Chicago Center

1. Jesse Lee Soffer in The Mob Doctor (Amazon Video)

One of the interesting things about Chicago PD is that it cast a number of actors who aren’t as familiar to TV audiences. Jesse Lee Soffer is one such actor.

Aside from his stint on the daytime soap As The World Turns (for which he earned three Daytime Emmy nominations!), his only series regular role before playing Detective Jay Halstead was on this FOX mob drama.

It’s a wonder that he’d been mostly limited to one-episode guest shots at that point, because his work here is really good. It’s also the total opposite of Jay, as he plays black sheep Nate Devlin, the screw-up brother of Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro, Ozark).

Trivia tidbit: the mob boss who’s pulling the strings throughout the show is played by William Forsythe, who’d go on to play Peter Stone’s nemesis on Chicago Justice. Oh, and you’ll probably enjoy that The Mob Doctor is set in Chicago.

2. Amy Morton in Blue Bloods (Hulu)

Amy Morton is a boss on Chicago PD, but she was the boss on CBS‘s crime drama Blue Bloods. Morton had a recurring role for five episodes as Amanda Harris, the woman overseeing Assistant District Attorney Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan). As you can guess from the number of episodes, it didn’t go well.

However, it’s fun to see Morton in a role where she’s playing a lawyer instead of a cop—and where she has a little bit more to do compared to the most recent season of PD. She appears in Blue Bloods season 3 and season 4, starting with the episode “Ends and Means.”

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3. Marina Squerciati in The Americans (Amazon Video)

Just before she landed the role of Officer Kim Burgess, Marina Squerciati played a small but pivotal role on FX‘s critically acclaimed (and recently concluded) spy drama The Americans. She appeared in the first-season episode “Duty and Honor” as Irina, the ex-girlfriend of Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys).

Though she was only seen once, Irina proved to be pivotally important because she was also the mother of Philip’s son Mischa, who’d come back in a later season and try to reunite with his dad. Also fun: Marina’s episode of The Americans was directed by Alex Chapple, who’d go on to direct five episodes of Chicago Fire and currently directs for Law & Order: SVU.

4.  Jason Beghe in Californication (Hulu)

Chicago PD season 5 was so dark for Jason Beghe as Hank Voight, that we’re recommending you lighten things up with a comedy. He appeared in the third, fifth and sixth seasons of Showtime‘s raunchy comedy-drama Californication as Richard Bates, a professor who strikes up a relationship with Karen (played by former Designated Survivor star Natascha McElhone).

Bates is a completely different character than Hank Voight, giving Chicago PD fans a chance to see Jason Beghe in something not quite so dark and depressing. But he still gets into his fair share of trouble over his 13 episodes, so it’s still somewhat close to business as usual.

5. Elias Koteas in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Amazon Video)

If you’re a Chicago PD fan, you’re still sad that Elias Koteas won’t be on the show next season. Let’s go back to a happier time, when he was a hockey mask-wearing vigilante fighting crime next to mutant turtles. Not to mention, a time that’s really fun to watch, because it was almost 30 years ago!

Luckily, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is still out there for One Chicago fans who want to see more Elias Koteas, see Elias Koteas in something with a happy ending, or just relive a bit of their childhood with a movie that still holds up well today. It’s exactly the kind of fun viewing that’s perfect for a summer playlist.

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Use the links above to check out these great projects featuring the stars of Chicago PD and we’ll see you when Chicago PD season 6 begins Sept. 26 on NBC!