‘Chicago PD’: Why Short-Lived David Lang Looks So Familiar

by Joe Rutland
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You know, Chicago PD has a litany of stars from the NBC police drama. Bailey Chase was one of them. Why does he look so familiar?

We take a turn to Looper now, Outsiders, for some details. Chase played David Lang on Chicago PD.

So, Chase makes just three appearances as Lang on Chicago PD. It starts in Season 2 Episode 9, which was titled Called in Dead. H plays a recruiter looking to get Detective Erin Lindsay, played by Sophia Bush, to come and work for his global task force.

Now, where does this cat look like he appeared before Chicago PD? That answer would be many shows on TV.

‘Chicago PD’ Star Made A Memorable Turn On ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Chase was on Baywatch, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and Step by Step. That was all before 1999, where he got a major role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The actor plays Graham Miller, an agent of the Initiative (a government agency focused on the capture of demons for research purposes). Then Graham becomes a supernatural analyst for the government.

“It was my first real job as an actor that was any form of consistency [of] character,” he said in a 2012 interview with Assignment X. “It went across two seasons with this whole Initiative thing. It was obviously a cult rom-com that turned into something even bigger. So yeah, I’ve been going to shows’ [conventions], and people remember me [from Buffy] and have little trading cards.”

But the Chicago PD star also did a turn on the famed CBS soap opera As the World Turns starting in 2003. Chase played Chris Hughes, a role that nine other actors also played at various times during the show’s run.

So, Chase went on to appear for three seasons on the crime drama Saving Grace. which ran for three seasons from 2007 to 2010. Chase played Butch Ada, a detective in Grace Hanadarko’s squad. Butch works with Grace, played by Holly Hunter.

Tracy Spiridakos Talks About Hailey Upton’s Changing Views of Hank Voight

Oh wow, let’s look at a current storyline on Chicago PD.

Detective Hailey Upton, played by Tracy Spiridakos, had a lot on her plate last season. Consider Roy Walton, possible jail time, and marriage or starters.

Also, Hank Voight, played by Jason Beghe, is taking the heat for Upton shooting Walton.

Yet old Voight almost got Upton tossed into jail.

How is she feeling about him now? Spiridakos talks about it with TV Line.

The actress said the way that Upton sees Voight has changed.

“As much as she respects him and sees him as family, she doesn’t hold him on a pedestal the way she used to,” she said.