Chicago Fire is on the lookout for new blood, and it looks as though Mason fits the bill. Mason was brought on to the 51 team at the end of the episode “The Missing Piece“, following a rigorous hiring process.
While little is known about the character, he proved himself to be a fast learner and someone who is willing to make adjustments. He impressed Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) so much, in fact, that she was willing to overlook some of the trickier elements of his past.
But who is Mason? Is he going to become a long term member of the team? Here’s what we know about the character.
Who does Chris Mansa play on Chicago Fire?
Mason, played by Chris Mansa, was introduced in the season 9 episode “Natural Born Firefighter”. A fire breaks out at a party, and a mystery man, later revealed to be Mason, springs into action. He manages to save the lives of several partygoers, and the 51 is so impressed that he seeks him out.
Mason tells Herrmann (David Eigenberg) that he’s from Colorado and moved to Chicago in order to be with family. He gained firefighting experience from a prison program, which has definitely made it tough for prospective jobs. Mason’s felon status has kept him from being a civilian firefighter.
The character seemingly disappears after the episode, making his reappearance in “The Missing Piece” such a pleasant surprise. Kidd is initially reluctant to consider Mason for the job, given his status as a felon, and looks at other candidates. Herrmann pushes for Mason nonetheless, calling him a “natural firefighter”.
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In the end, Kidd caves and comes to see Mason as the perfect fit. She even dubs him the “missing piece” of the 51, which puts a nice capper on the episode.
Mansa has been acting for almost a decade, with credits including the short films American Sharia (2017) and A Blurred Conscience (2019). Mason has been his most notable role to date, and given the fact that the character has been hired on to the 51, it’s likely to be recurring.
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