Bio

CAST
Matthew Casey
Kelly Severide
Peter Mills
Gabriela Dawson
Leslie Shay
Chief Wallace Boden
Christopher Herrmann
Joe Cruz
Brian "Otis" Zvonecek
Randy "Mouch" McHolland

Joe Minoso

Joe Cruz

Joe Minoso stars as Joe Cruz, a product of Chicago's tough streets who has dedicated his life to serving with the brave men and women of the CFD, in NBC's drama "Chicago Fire."

Raised in the Bronx, New York, Minoso discovered theater when he saw his first girlfriend act in a school play. After graduating from Adelphi University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts, he continued his studies at Northern Illinois University, where he received his master's in fine arts. Upon graduation, he immediately moved to Chicago and quickly became involved with Teatro Vista, the largest Latino theater company in the Midwest.

He most recently appeared at the Goodman Theatre in "A Christmas Carol" during the 2011-2012 season and was also recently seen in the world premiere of Brett Neveu's "Do The Hustle" at Writers' Theatre. Additional Chicago credits include Don Pedro in "The Sins of Sor Juana" at the Goodman Theatre; Eusebio in Jose Rivera's "Boleros for the Disenchanted" at the Goodman Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre; "Esperanza Rising" at Yale Repertory Theatre; "Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; "Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" and "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" at Teatro Vista; and the Teatro Vista/American Theater Company co-production of "Living Out." Regionally, Minoso appeared as George Gibbs in "Our Town" at the Madison Repertory Theatre.

Among his television credits are guest-starring roles on "Prison Break," "The Beast," "Shameless" and "The Chicago Code." Before "Chicago Fire," he was most recently seen as Alberto "Moco" Ruiz in the cable series "Boss."

Minoso made his feature film debut in the blockbuster "Man of Steel."