Character

Detective Antonio Dawson

Played by Jon Seda

Actor Bio

Jon Seda stars as Det. Antonio Dawson in the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit on the hit NBC drama "Chicago P.D."

Seda, a New Jersey native and amateur boxer, hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in "Gladiator." Throughout the '90s, Seda's star rose through various film and television projects, but audiences took notice when he played the love interest of Jennifer Lopez in the biopic "Selena."

Seda was nominated for Best Male Lead at the 1995 Spirit Awards for his role in the film "I Like It Like That," opposite Rita Moreno. His other film credits include "Carlito's Way," "12 Monkeys" and the 1996 critically acclaimed film "The Sunchaser," opposite Woody Harrelson, which was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2010, Seda appeared in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II miniseries "The Pacific," co-starring as legendary U.S. Marine Jon Basilone. He later joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series "Treme" as a series regular.

His other television credits include roles on "Chicago Fire," "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Ghost Whisperer" and "Oz." Seda has also guest-starred on "Hawaii Five-0," "The Closer," "Burn Notice," "House," "CSI: Miami," "NYPD Blue," "Las Vegas" and "Law & Order," among many others.

Seda currently resides with his wife and kids in Chicago.

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