‘Chicago Fire’ Producer Names the Actor Who Is Like a Big Brother on Set

For over a decade and through ten seasons, “Chicago Fire” has captivated audiences with its thrilling depiction of the lives of first responders at the fictional Firehouse 51 in Chicago. This popular NBC series, a Wednesday night fixture, skillfully blends high-stakes firefighting with personal drama.

The ensemble cast, featuring Taylor Kinney, Eamonn Walker, David Eigenberg, and Miranda Rae Mayo, among others, brings depth to the series. “Chicago Fire” is known for its dynamic lineup of guest stars and recurring characters, contributing to a substantial IMDb roster.

The show has also seen the departure of significant characters like Jesse Spencer’s Captain Matt Casey, Monica Raymund’s paramedic Gabby Dawson, and Charlie Barnett’s firefighter Peter Mills.

Executive producer Andrea Newman, in a roundtable interview with Looper, highlighted the cohesive atmosphere on set, much attributed to one actor who has become the “big brother” figure to the cast.

Joining Newman at the roundtable were co-creator Derek Haas and stars Eamonn Walker (“Chief Boden”) and Hanako Greensmith (“Violet Mikami”). When pressed to choose a former character to bring back, Walker expressed the difficulty of selecting just one, emphasizing the transient yet impactful nature of their collaborations.

“Eamonn has been pivotal in our success over these ten years,” Newman explained. “He’s not only a remarkable talent but also the glue that holds our cast together. He readily welcomes each guest star, making them feel part of the family, which is why he finds it challenging to single anyone out. His genuine connection with everyone makes him an exceptional part of our team.”