‘Chicago Fire’: Why David Eigenberg Describes Himself as a ‘Old Theater W—e’

by Joe Rutland

“Chicago Fire” star David Eigenberg has spent a lot of his career working in the world of theater. He has a very descriptive name for himself.

Eigenberg, who plays Lieutenant Christopher Herrmann on the NBC first-responder show, offered this bit of wisdom in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m an old theater whore,” Eigenberg said with a laugh. “We did one take that was 24 minutes long, which is unheard of in television. We did a couple that were 15- or 20-minute-long takes, and that was really cool.

‘Chicago Fire’ Star Recalls Crew Members Applauding After Some ‘Crazy Takes’

“We were all locked up in an elevator, and it all really flowed,” the “Chicago Fire” star said. “It was also pretty exciting for the crew and the actors. I remember after some of the more crazy takes, the entire crew broke into applause.

“And this wasn’t just for the actors, but all the hard that went into it from everyone to pull this together,” Eigenberg said. “It was a very simple episode, but really cool.”

If any of you Outsiders are “Sex and the City” fans, then yes, Eigenberg played Steve Brady in the HBO show. Herrmann acts like a father figure to the firehouse. Many of the men and women who work there will approach him and seek advice.

Catch Eigenberg and the rest of the “Chicago Fire” crew on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central, on NBC.

Monica Raymund Talks About Possible Return To NBC Show In Future

Fans of the show remember Monica Raymund playing Gabby Dawson.

Well, she talked about her character and of Jesse Spencer leaving the show recently.

“I wish Jesse all the best,” Raymund said in an interview with Deadline. “I love him so much. They were so lucky to have him and I’m excited to see what he does next.”

Yet there is a chance for his character, Matt Casey, to return at some point.

Now she also talked about her own return.

She had planned on returning in Season 9 but restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic kept her from being on there.

“I never close the door on Gabriela Dawson,” Raymund said. “…I never say no to an opportunity to tell stories.”

Haas also has a few words about Spencer leaving, too.

He explained that Spencer has been incredible from Day One of Chicago Fire’s pilot to the 200th episodes and beyond.

“He’s one of my favorite people beyond acting,” Haas said. “Anytime I was in Chicago, I would call Jessie to get together.”

Will Spencer come back to the show? Only time will tell. Yet he apparently has a way back whenever he wants to do so.