Mouch (Christian Stolte) is in a bad spot on Chicago Fire. The character was hit by a sniper in the season 11 finale, and while he was taken to the hospital by the rest of the 51 team, his fate seems uncertain. The finale ended with Mouch bleeding out in his hospital bed while his heart rate got increasingly weaker.
We’re all worried about Mouch’s fate in season 12. Chicago Fire has a habit of breaking our hearts in season premieres, and we really don’t want to think about what the show looks like without the character in the mix. Since Mouch is on everyone’s minds, we decided to comb through his family tree and determine whether or not he has any kids that will survive him (if the worst happens).
Does Christian Stolte have kids?
The answer to whether Mouch has kids or not is somewhat complicated. Technically, he does, but he does not really play the role of parent in their lives. He has a biological daughter named Lizzie Shaffer (Corrine Anderson), who was introduced in the season 3 episode “Forgive You Anything” and she also made a cameo in a Chicago Med season 4 episode “More Harm Than Good.”
While it may be odd that a character who plays such a small part in the franchise would be in two shows, her parentage goes a long way in explaining why. Mouch was merely a sperm donor for a nurse who worked at Gaffney Medical Center, so he didn’t really know Lizzie when she was little.
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While it’s implied that Mouch and Lizzie have developed something of a friendship since the latter became an adult, her lack of appearances on Chicago Fire leads us to conclude that they still aren’t very close. What’s funny is that Corrine Anderson is the real-life daughter of actor Christian Stolte.
Anderson worked as a PA on Chicago PD prior to making her acting debut on Chicago Fire. Stolte’s other daughter, Greta, also got to appear on the show. In fact, she got to be rescued in the Chicago Fire pilot. “She’s not a freshman at Arizona State, but she was small enough that Jesse [Spencer] handed her off to David [Eigenberg] after they crawled out of a residential fire,” Stolte later told Looper.
Regardless of what happens to Mouch, it’s nice to know that the actor who plays him has a close knit relationship with his kids!
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