Every Chicago Fire, Med and PD character we said goodbye to in 2022

"Rage" Episode 902 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC)
"Rage" Episode 902 -- Pictured: Jesse Lee Soffer as Jay Halstead -- (Photo by: Lori Allen/NBC) /

2022 has been quite an interesting year for NBC’s One Chicago franchise. Across the past year, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD have each undergone a series of shakeups to their core casts.

Sure, we’ve come to expect some cast shakeups each year, but there is no denying 2022 has seen one of the biggest years of cast changes in the franchise’s history.

We’ve seen actors who have been with the shows since their first seasons departing unexpectedly, bid farewell to characters who have won us over in recent seasons, and watched others leave just as we were starting to get to know them.

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As the year comes to a close, join us in taking a look back at the actors and actresses we said goodbye to in 2022.

Chicago Med cast exits (2022)

It goes without saying, Chicago Med is the One Chicago show that has seen the most cast turnovers this year. From longtime cast members to newer additions who left the show just as we started to get to know them, here is a list of every actor who has departed the show in 2022:

  • Angela Wong Carbone (Jessa Rinaldi)
  • Asjha Cooper (Vanessa Taylor)
  • Bonita Friedericy (Terri Hammer)
  • Brian Tee (Ethan Choi)
  • Curtiss Cook (Lieutenant Reginald Scott)
  • Guy Lockard (Dylan Scott)
  • Kellee Stewart (Carmen Walker)
  • Kristen Hager (Stevie Hammer)
  • Johanna Bradley (Avery Quinn)
  • Michael Rady (Matt Cooper)
  • Nora Dunn (Dr. Richardson)
  • Riley Voelkel (Milena Jovanovic)
  • Sarah Rafferty (Pamela Blake)
  • Yaya DaCosta (April Sexton)

Chicago Fire cast exits (2022)

Although Chicago Fire hasn’t had as many cast exits in 2022 as its sister series, the show’s three departures this year have all hit us hard and been incredibly shocking. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that Chicago Fire featured the most heartbreaking exit of the year with the departure of Jimmy Nicholas as Chief Evan Hawkins.

Below is a full list of every actor who has departed Chicago Fire in 2022:

  • Brett Dalton (Lieutenant Jason Pelham)
  • Chris Mansa (Mason)
  • Jimmy Nicholas (Chief Evan Hawkins)

Chicago PD cast exits (2022)

Chicago PD has seen its fair share of cast exits over the years, but 2022 brought about one of the biggest cast exits in the show’s history with the departure of Jesse Lee Soffer as Detective Jay Halstead. In addition to the departure of Soffer, here is a list of every cast exit 2022 has brought Chicago PD: 

  • Carmela Zumbado (Anna Avalos)
  • Derek Webster (Theo Morris)
  • Jesse Lee Soffer (Detective Jay Halstead)
  • José Zúñiga (Javier Escano)
  • Michael Gaston (Chief Patrick O’Neal)
  • Nicole Ari Parker (Superintendent Samantha Miller)

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