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A Breakdown of the Current Chicago Fire Cast

The Windy City is a safer place when the Firehouse 51 firefighters are on a call. 

By Jessica White

Throughout Chicago Fire's 12 action-packed seasons, we've seen many faces come and go, but the core members of Firehouse 51 have remained. 

Here's a look at the current Chicago Fire cast:

Taylor Kinney as Lieutenant Kelly Severide, Squad Company 3

Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide in 'Chicago Fire'

One of Chicago Fire's focal characters is Kelly Severide, played by the dynamite Taylor Kinney. Kinney shines as Severide thanks to his ability to create a complex, nuanced, imperfect yet avidly beloved character. In Season 11 of Chicago Fire, Severide left Chicago to pursue a career in arson investigation, accepting a spot in a prestigious academy in Alabama. Fans were sad to see Severide go, but he fortunately returned in the Season 12 Chicago Fire premiere. Chi-Hards were happy to welcome Severide back.

“This is home,” Kinney said on TODAY regarding the city of Chicago. “Times have changed, and the city has changed, and people have grown.”

Miranda Rae Mayo as Lieutenant Stella Kidd, Truck Company 81

Despite showing up in Season 4 of Chicago FireMiranda Ray Mayo has become a fan favorite with her phenomenal performance as Stella Kidd. Kidd is tenacious, compassionate, and never afraid to fight for what she wants. Whether that's becoming a lieutenant or managing to steal the heart of Severide, Mayo has a way of elevating every scene that she's in. 

Eamonn Walker as Deputy District Chief Wallace Boden

Wallace Boden (Eamonn Walke) appears in a scene from Chicago Fire.

Every hard-working firehouse needs a steadfast deputy, and District Chief Wallace Boden, played by Eamonn Walker, has never wavered in his dedication. Walker is the perfect leader of Firehouse 51, always willing to throw himself into the line of fire (literally) to save Chicago residents. While many deputies might hide in their offices, Boden puts just as much work into understanding and caring for Firehouse 51 as he does in taking action on the front lines. 

Kara Killmer as Paramedic in Charge Sylvie Brett, Ambulance 61

Firehouse 51's sweetheart yet devoted paramedic Sylvie Brett is played by Kara Killmer. Killmer has an effortless ability to add charm to any scene that she's in. Chi-Hards have fallen in love with Brett for her compassion and attentiveness with civilians, and adore her ongoing romance with her former 51 colleague Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer). In Season 12 of Chicago Fire, Brett revealed she and Casey are getting married — and also dropped the news that she plans to move to Portland following the wedding. Fans will be sad to see Brett go, but she's been a blast during her esteemed One Chicago tenure.

RELATED: After Matthew Casey and Sylvie Brett's Engagement, Revisit Their Intense Romance

David Eigenberg as Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann, Engine Company 51

Christopher Herrmann wears full firefighting gear and holds a hose near the entrance of a building in Chicago Fire Episode 1202.

Chicago Fire wouldn't be accurate to its Midwest setting without seeing the firefighters head to a local bar at the end of a hard shift. Molly's is that bar for Firehouse 51, owned and operated by fellow firefighter Chris Herrmann, played by David Eigenberg. Herrmann is an experienced firefighter and dedicated first responder, committing many years of his life to the field. When the fresh-faced firefighters need help, they always have Herrmann to rely on. 

Joe Minoso as Firefighter Joe Cruz, Squad Company 3

Firehouse 51 firefighter Joe Cruz is played by Joe Minoso, a long-time favorite among Chicago Fire fans. Joe takes his life experience and becomes a caring, empathetic, and integral part of Firehouse 51's success. When Severide left Chicago in Season 11, it was Cruz who stepped up to the plate to make sure the station didn't suffer. Cruz's passion for the job has led him to become the beating heart of Chicago Fire.

Christian Stolte as Firefighter Randy "Mouch" McHolland, Truck Company 81

Joe Cruz (Joe Minoso) and Mouch (Christian Stolte) appear in Chicago Fire

Each of Dick Wolf's dramas demands comic relief, and for Chicago Fire, it's undeniably Randy "Mouch" McHolland, played by the hilarious Christian Stolte. Despite being a seasoned firefighter who always knows when to get serious, he's a jovial guy who enjoys his time on the couch ("half-man, half-couch" is how he earned his nickname). Mouch is also half of the One Chicago power couple "Plouch" alongside Trudy Platt (Amy Morton) from Chicago P.D. 

Daniel Kyri as Firefighter Darren Ritter, Engine Company 51

Joining Firehouse 51 in Season 7 of Chicago Fire, 51 newbie Darren Ritter is played by Daniel Kyri. Ritter began as a timid firefighter candidate but quickly gained his footing after connecting with some of his fellow firefighters. Ritter is attentive, driven, and committed to becoming a stronger first responder, the makings of an exemplary firefighter.

RELATED: Daniel Kyri Just Reunited with a Beloved, Departed Chicago Fire Character

Hanako Greensmith as Paramedic Violet Mikami, Ambulance 61

Hanako Greensmith as Violet Mikami

Violet Mikami, played by Hanako Greensmith, is another addition to the late seasons of Chicago Fire. Violet is very competitive, constantly pushing herself to be a standout member of Firehouse 51. Violet is the paramedic you hope shows up if you're ever in need. Straightforward and tenacious while also secretly sentimental, Chicago Fire has become even better with Violet on the team.

Jake Lockett as Firefighter Sam Carver 

Gallo and Carver Finally Bond | NBC’s Chicago Fire

Jake Lockett stars as Firehouse 51's newest recruit, Sam Carver. Carver had a rivalrous relationship with Kidd from their time at the Academy together. This history, combined with his generally arrogant attitude, didn't pave the way for a solid first impression when he joined 51 in Chicago Fire Season 11. Carver is flirtatious, cocky, and privy to the occasional bar fight, and many Chi-Hards are curious about his feelings for Violet, as their banter has bordered on flirtation in Season 12.

Originally published Oct 26, 2022.