Cast Member

Detective Jay Halstead

Jesse Lee Soffer


Jesse Lee Soffer stars as Jay Halstead, a brash young detective in “Chicago P.D.” At a young age, Soffer starred in the family drama “Safe Passage” and as Bobby in both “The Brady Bunch Movie” and “A Very Brady Sequel.” Soffer worked with Lauren Bacall in the TV movie “From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler”. In 1998 Soffer was cast as a series regular on the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen sitcom “Two of a Kind.” When the series ended, Soffer returned to the East Coast and took a role on “Guiding Light.” Soffer landed a major contract role on “As the World Turns.” His portrayal of troubled youth Will Munson earned him three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for outstanding younger actor in a drama series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for outstanding younger lead actor in 2005. Soffer made his return to the big screen in Davis Guggenheim’s independent feature film, “Gracie”. He also appeared in the film “In Time” as well as in guest roles in the TV series “CSI: Miami,” “The Mentalist” and “Rizzoli & Isles.”