‘Chicago P.D.’: One Star Also Played a ‘Brady Bunch’ Character in the ’90s

by Joe Rutland

Everybody has a sweet memory of The Brady Bunch. But one Chicago P.D. actor plays a member of the TV family in the 1990s. Who is it?

Would you believe it was Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Officer Jay Halstead on the NBC police drama?

Indeed, it was Soffer.

One fan on Reddit writes, “Jesse Lee soffer played Bobby Brady in the Brady movies in the early 90s. hes credited as Jesse Lee”. Indeed, in the movie A Very Brady Sequel, he played the role originated by Mike Lookinland on the ABC sitcom.

Then the same fan writes, “Sorry if that’s old news, I didn’t know.” To which another one replies, “Wait…Really? Had no idea.” Just some more trivia for those Chicago P.D. fans to use when having barstool conversations.

What in the world is this movie about? Let’s look to IMDb for some answers. “The Bradys are surprised when a man claiming to be Carol’s long-lost first husband shows up at their home. Before long, his strange actions cause them to question his motives.”

Now, who played the roles of Carol and Mike Brady? Shelley Long of Cheers fame was Carol; Gary Cole, who is lighting up TV screens on NCIS these days, was Mike.

‘Chicago P.D.’ Fans Might Want To Know When Halstead Last Appeared on ‘Med’ or ‘Fire’

You know that actors can move between shows in a franchise, right?

This definitely is part of the deal for those One Chicago shows. They include Chicago P.D., Chicago Fire, and Chicago Med. All three come from the magic of Dick Wolf.

So, when was the last time Jay Halstead showed up on “Med” or Fire”?

OK, for Chicago Med it was Season 5, Episode 16. It was titled Who Should Be The Judge and premiered on March 4, 2020.

Here’s the synopsis: “A convicted murderer’s escape hits close to home when several members of the team find themselves in danger. Dr. Charles and Dr. Halstead continue to clash over patient treatment plans. Dr. Choi and April discover the truth about a patient’s scam. Maggie finally receives some good news.” Nick Gehlfuss plays Dr. Will Halstead and, yes, Jay does appear.

His last time on Chicago Fire.” Back on Oct. 23, 2019, it was titled Buckle Up in Season 8, Episode 5.

The synopsis: “Kidd must prove herself at the National Firefighter Leadership Conference, while the rest of Firehouse 51 is called to two eerily similar car wrecks. Mouch tries to keep the firehouse informed by starting a newsletter. Cruz deals with a heartbreak.”