Dante Torres was the focal point of the Chicago PD episode “New Guard”. It’s right there in the title: he’s the new guard that’s being brought in as more and more officers retire. The risk, of course, is that the rookie may not be prepared for the stress that comes with the job.
Ironically, stress doesn’t seem to be an issue for Torres. In fact, he seems to take to the job like a fish to water. It’s his ability to follow orders that may prove, and immediately puts him at odds with Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer).
Here’s what you need to know about Torres and the actor who plays him.
Who is Dante Torres on Chicago PD?
Torres is played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar. The actor has proven himself to be adept at playing people in high stress situations, as well as playing different characters in the expansive Dick Wolf universe. That’s right, Aguilar has actually stepped foot in the One Chicago universe since he started acting in the early 2010s.
Aguilar appeared in the Chicago PD episode “New Normal” as a uniform cop, and since the character of Torres recently joined the force, we can’t write it off as him playing the same character.
In addition to his plethora of One Chicago appearances, Aguilar has also appeared in an episode of Glee and the recent Netflix miniseries parody The Woman In the House Across the Street from the Girl In the Window.
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Based on the amount of focus Torres got in “New Guard“, we can safely assume that he’s going to be sticking around on Chicago PD. It makes sense. It’s been several years since we’ve gotten a new cop on the team, and it’s important to keep things fresh in police procedurals.
Torres’ knowledge of gang culture and his willingness to put his life on the line to protect others makes him a valuable asset for the team moving forward. We can’t wait to see where he goes from here.
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