Jesse Lee Soffer

Mostly Credited As: Jesse Lee Soffer
Sometimes Credited As: Jesse Soffer
Jesse Lee

Birth Name: Jesse Lee Soffer
Date Of Birth: April 23, 1984 (Age 31)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Ossining, New York

Jesse Lee Soffer

Jesse Lee Soffer stars as Jay Halstead, a brash young detective in the NBC drama “Chicago P.D.”

Soffer’s acting career began at age 6 when he landed a Kix cereal commercial. It was just weeks after the Ossining, N.Y. native expressed interest in the craft. At age 8, Soffer made his feature-film debut opposite John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty in “Matinee.” Soon after, he was cast as Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard’s son in the family drama “Safe Passage” and as Bobby in both “The Brady Bunch Movie” and “A Very Brady Sequel.”

Continuing the pattern of working with Oscar-caliber and other A-list talent, the young actor starred as a runaway-turned-sleuth in the TV movie “From the Mixed-Up Files of Basil E. Frankweiler” opposite the legendary Lauren Bacall. Additionally, Soffer worked with acclaimed director Richard Shepard in AMC’s longform presentation “The Royale.” In 1998 Soffer was cast as a series regular on the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ABC sitcom “Two of a Kind.” When the series ended, Soffer returned to the East Coast and took a role on the CBS serial “Guiding Light.”

After four months on the show, Soffer decided to focus on his studies and put himself through the Gunnery Boarding School in Connecticut. Upon graduation, Soffer realized that he still yearned to act and, once again, began to actively pursue a career in front of the camera.

Within months, Soffer landed a major contract role on the daytime drama “As the World Turns.” His portrayal of troubled youth Will Munson earned him three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for outstanding younger actor in a drama series in 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination for outstanding younger lead actor in 2005.

Soffer made his return to the big screen in Davis Guggenheim’s independent feature film, “Gracie,” playing the son of Elizabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney. Soffer also appeared in the film “In Time” as well as in guest roles in the TV series “CSI: Miami,” “The Mentalist” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” He also had a co-starring role in the Fox series “The Mob Doctor.”

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Chicago P.D. (2014)As: Detective Jay Halstead (S01-)
Hatfields & McCoys (2013) (2013)As: Patrick McCoy
The Mob Doctor (2012)As: Nate Devlin
As The World Turns (1956)As: Will Munson (2006-2008)
Guiding Light (1952)As: Max Nickerson (#1) (as Jesse Lee) (1999)
Episode Cast Credits 

Chicago Med (2015) 
  Saints 01x07: (Jan/26/2016) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  Malignant (2) 01x05: (Jan/05/2016) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  Mistaken 01x04: (Dec/08/2015) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  Derailed 01x01: (Nov/17/2015) As Detective Jay Halstead 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  Daydream Believer (3) 16x20: (Apr/29/2015) As Detective Jay Halstead, [Special Guest Stars]
  Chicago Crossover (2) 16x07: (Nov/12/2014) As Detective Jay Halstead 

Chicago Fire (2012) 
  I Am The Apocalypse 03x19: (Apr/07/2015) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  Let Him Die 03x11: (Jan/06/2015) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  Arrest In Transit 03x09: (Nov/25/2014) As Detective Jay Halstead 
  A Dark Day (1) 02x20: (Apr/29/2014) As Detective Jay Halstead 

Rizzoli & Isles (2010) 
  Remember Me 02x10: (Sep/12/2011) As Jacob Wilson 

The Mentalist (2008) 
  Strawberries & Cream (2) 03x24: (May/19/2011) As Alan Dinkler 
  Strawberries & Cream (1) 03x23: (May/19/2011) As Alan Dinkler 

As The World Turns (1956) 
  Ep. #13856 55x117: (Sep/15/2010) As Will Munson (as Jesse Soffer) 
  Ep. #13855 55x116: (Sep/14/2010) As Will Munson (as Jesse Soffer) 
  Ep. #13845 55x106: (Aug/27/2010) As Will Munson (as Jesse Soffer) 
  Ep. #13844 55x105: (Aug/26/2010) As Will Munson (as Jesse Soffer) 

The Philanthropist (2009) 
  San Diego 01x06: (Jul/29/2009) As Dean Fitzsimmons 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  And How Does That Make You Kill? 07x03: (Oct/06/2008) As Shane Huntington, [Co-Guest Stars]

Two of a Kind (US) (1998) 
  The Heartbreak Kid 01x07: (Nov/06/1998) As Taylor Donovan 
  Breaking Them Up is Hard to Do 01x05: (Oct/23/1998) As Taylor Donovan (Jesse Lee) 
  Prelude to a Kiss 01x03: (Oct/09/1998) As Taylor Donovan (Jesse Lee) 
  The Tutor 01x02: (Oct/02/1998) As Taylor Donovan 

Wings (US) (1990) 
  A House to Die For 06x22: (May/02/1995) As Bobby Brady (Jesse Lee) 

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