One Chicago: Dick Wolf Might Favor This 1 Star Over Everyone Else in the Franchise

NBC‘s One Chicago franchise is made up of three separate shows — Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. Each show has their own unique cast of characters, so there’s a lot of actors involved in the One Chicago franchise. Creator Dick Wolf is a legend in the entertainment industry, known for his work on these shows and Law & Order. Although he’s never stated his favorite actor outright, it’s easy to guess from the amount of screen time this character gets.

Members of the One Chicago cast pose for a photo with Dick Wolf.
Marlyne Barrett, Nick Gehlfuss, Annie Ilonzeh, Torrey DeVitto, Dick Wolf, Kara Killmer, Jesse Lee Soffer, and Tracy Spiridakos | Elizabeth Morris/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Wolf is probably best known as the creator and executive producer of the Law & Order franchise. The original Law and Order sparked a whole host of spinoff series. It ran for 20 seasons, from 1990 to 2010. The show is actually going to be revived for a 21st season set to premiere in 2022.

Chicago Fire was originally created by Derek Haas in 2012. Dick Wolf was a writer and executive producer on the show. Wolf went on to create the spinoffs, Chicago P.D. (2014), Chicago Med (2015), and Chicago Justice (2017). While the shows intersect at times, they each contain their own set of unique characters. This character from Chicago P.D. might be Wolf’s favorite.

Is this Dick Wolf’s favorite One Chicago character?

Plenty of characters in Dick Wolf’s One Chicago universe cross over into other shows, but none as much as Jason Beghe’s Hank Voight. Voight first appeared as a bit of an antagonist on Chicago Fire, clashing often with Lieutenant Matthew Casey. Later, Beghe went on to star as the same character in the spinoff series Chicago P.D. The show focuses on Voight’s Intelligence Unit in the 21st District.

Looper points out that Voight has also cropped up in Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Justice, and Chicago Med. Beghe’s character has appeared in more of Wolf’s shows than any other character in the franchise. The outlet points out that the only other character who comes close is Jon Seda’s Antonio Dawson. Seda has appeared in every One Chicago show besides Chicago Med. Perhaps this hints that Beghe is one of Wolf’s favorite actor in the franchise.

Is Hank Voight a dirty cop?

In Chicago P.D., fans have to admit that Voight is a dirty cop. He’s willing to use any means necessary to get justice and catch criminals. Voight can definitely be brutal when dealing with bad guys. He primarily uses violence to solve his investigations.

Voight is a complicated character, and maybe that’s why fans love him so much. He cares deeply for his team and is a kind of father figure for many of them. Voight has a soft side. He has also been through a lot, including the death of his son. It’s no wonder that Wolf puts such a complicated and interesting character in all his shows.

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