Jesse Lee Soffer net worth (and 8 facts about the Chicago PD actor)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Actor Jesse Lee Soffer attends the Build Series to discuss "Chicago P.D." at Build Studio on November 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Actor Jesse Lee Soffer attends the Build Series to discuss "Chicago P.D." at Build Studio on November 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images) /

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.

While Soffer has had many roles over the years, his role as Halstead has become one of his most iconic roles and is now often the first role to come to mind when thinking about the actor. However, there is so much more to Soffer than meets the eye.

From unknown roles to a surprise connection shared with Dick Wolf, let’s get to know the man behind PD’s stoic detective!

Jesse Lee Soffer net worth

With years of acting under his belt, you might be surprised to know that Jesse Lee Soffer has amassed a sizable net worth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Soffer is said to have a net worth of $5 million which is mostly from his work as an actor including his role on Chicago PD. 

Jesse Lee Spencer Daytime Emmy nominations

Prior to breaking into primetime, Jesse Lee Soffer appeared in one of daytime’s biggest hits playing the role of Will Munson on As the World Turns from 2004 to 2010. The role netted him three Daytime Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series race from 2006 to 2008.

Did Jesse Lee Soffer date Sophia Bush?

Not only did Jesse Lee Soffer and Sophia Bush play love interests on-screen, but the former Chicago PD costars also had a brief romantic fling back in the day! According to Us Weekly, Soffer and Bush were romantically involved for about a year from 2014 to 2015.

Jesse Lee Soffer shares a connection with the Olsen twins

It turns out Jesse Spencer isn’t the only One Chicago member with a connection to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! During his early years in the industry, Soffer co-starred alongside the Olsen sisters in their one-season ABC comedy Two of a Kind, appearing in six episodes in the role of Taylor Donovan.

Does Jesse Lee Soffer have any siblings?

Jesse Lee Soffer is the middle child in his family, with two older siblings and two younger siblings; two younger maternal sisters, one older paternal brother, and one older paternal sister.

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Jesse Lee Soffer and Dick Wolf attended the same school

The One Chicago franchise isn’t the only connection Jesse Lee Soffer and Dick Wolf share! As it turns out, Soffer and Wolf both attended The Gunnery, a private boarding school and day prep school in Connecticut. Soffer graduated from the school in 2003 before going on to attend classes at New York University.

Was Jesse Lee Soffer in The Brady Bunch?

While Soffer is best known for his dramatic roles, one of his biggest roles growing up was as Bobby Brady in The Brady Bunch movie! He would later reprise the role in 1996’s sequel, A Very Brady Sequel. 

Jesse Lee Soffer took an acting break as a teen

Soffer got his start in Hollywood at a very early age, but you might notice there is a sizable gap in his resume between 1998 and 2007. This is because Soffer took a break from acting as a teen in order to attend school and focus on his education. Fortunately, he chose to re-enter the acting game after finishing school!

Jesse Lee Soffer is quite the athlete

Given his incredible physique, it might not be surprising to learn that Soffer has always been an athletic guy! Growing up, Soffer played a number of sports including soccer, basketball and tennis and he was also on the crew team. As he once told fans, he wanted to play football as well but his mother wouldn’t allow him to.

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