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Jake Lockett's Sultry "Ain't No Sunshine" Cover Will Blow You Away

The Chicago Fire star, who plays fireman Sam Carver, performed at an open mic night in Los Angeles. 

By Jackie Manno

It turns out that Chicago Fire star Jake Lockett (Sam Carver) has a voice that'll make you swoon. 

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On August 14, Lockett posted a clip of him singing a classic tune, "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers, for an open mic night at Los Angeles restaurant Tuning Fork. During the performance, he strummed his acoustic guitar and pulled off a hight note with the perfect amount of rasp in his voice. 

"So much fun to get back up on stage at @rockalien ‘s Monday night open mic @tuningforkla," he wrote in a caption on Instagram. "Some really good musicians and artist up there!" 

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One Chicago fans were incredibly impressed, with one clever fan making an incredible suggestion in the comments: "Wow! What a voice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Maybe Carver should perform at an open mic night at Molly’s! 🔥❤️."

Jake Lockett as Sam Carver on Chicago Fire

Lockett debuted the character of firefighter Sam Carver at the beginning of Chicago Fire Season 11. Described as "cocky," Stella Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) wasn't too happy about Carver's new position at Firehouse 51, as they knew each other at their training academy. Kidd and Carver bash heads at first due to his arrogance, and Carver is determined to prove himself as an exceptional firefighter. In Season 11, episode 4, Kidd has to bail Carver out of jail after he gets into a drunken fight at a bar. 

"Stella and Carver were rivals in school. There's friction from the moment he arrives, and Boden has a reason for bringing him in over Kidd's objections. We love this actor, Jake. He brings a lot to the character of Carver, who's a mystery. We keep calling him a man of mystery with a lot of layers to peel back," co-showrunner Andrea Newman told NBC Insider.

Carver and Randy Mouch McHolland appear in a scene from Chicago Fire.

However, Kidd started to warm up to Carver after her told her vulnerable story of how he got a scar when his brother pushed him into a fire when he was a child. 

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What to know about the actor who plays Carver, Jake Lockett

A talented actor, Lockett also has many other skills under his belt. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University, and previously worked for Boeing as a stress liaison engineer.

Carver appears in a scene from Chicago Fire.

His hobbies include fitness, golfing, and martial arts, he told Just Jared. He was also a singer and songwriter in a Los Angeles based band called EASYTIGER, and from the cover he posted, he totally has lead singer quality vocal chops. What can't this man do?

As for his other acting roles, Lockett has also had parts in NCIS: Los Angeles, Masters of Sex, Community, Brooklyn Nine-NineHawaii Five-0, and more. 

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