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What We Know About Dante Torres, Chicago P.D.'s New Recruit

The mysterious rookie, played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar, is already a fan favorite.

Chicago P.D. Season 9 is nearing its May 25th finale, but that doesn't mean it's too late to welcome a new character. A recent episode debuted a rookie cop named Dante Torres, who fans instantly took a liking to. But what do we know about the mysterious new character and the actor who plays him? Read below to find out.

Who is Dante Torres?

Chicago PD's Newest Officer Dante Torres

Torres was introduced on Chicago P.D. in Season 9, Episode 18, titled "New Guard," as a new recruit assigned as Halstead's (Jesse Lee Soffer) partner. It quickly becomes clear that Torres is extremely guarded, and he reveals little about himself. But he has the natural instincts to become a good cop and is a strong asset for Halstead.

However, based on intel from the chief, Halstead suspects Torres may be a gang member sent to infiltrate the Intelligence Unit—particularly as he uncovers more details from Torres' past. By the end of the episode, it's revealed that Torres was in a gang as a teen but went to juvie after beating up his mom's abusive husband and sending the man into a coma. While in jail, a 14-year-old Torres burned off his gang tattoos. So while he had a tough past, Torres is no longer affiliated with any gangs. Instead, he's motivated to become the kind of cop he didn't see growing up. 

Who plays Torres?

He's played by up-and-comer Benjamin Levy Aguilar. One Chicago fans may remember him from the Season 7 premiere of Chicago P.D. in which he played a completely different character named Franco Chavaro. Chavaro was a person of interest in the murder of infamous corrupt cop Brian Kelton (John C. McGinley).

Will we see Torres on Chicago P.D. again?

There's no official word yet on whether or not Torres will be joining the Intelligence Unit for good, but we'll update you here with any news. If the ChiHards have anything to do with it, though, we'll definitely see him in the future.

Need to catch up on Chicago P.D. episodes ahead of the finale? Watch all One Chicago shows on NBC.com and Peacock.

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