‘Chicago Fire’ Alum Joins Benedict Cumberbatch Netflix Drama ‘Eric’

Alumni of Dick Wolf’s highly popular One Chicago franchise continue to enjoy success post-firehouse. Jeff Hephner joined the squad as “Lieutenant Jeff Clarke” during the second season of Chicago Fire, and appeared in more than 30 episodes of both Fire and Med over the next few years before departing the show. Hephner has now joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix series Eric. Let’s take a look at what’s ahead for this OneChicago fan favorite…

Hephner will appear alongside Oscar nominee and Marvel superstar Benedict Cumberbatch (aka Doctor Strange), as well as Transparent alum Gaby Hoffman, McKinley Belcher III, The Walking Dead‘s Dan Fogler and Phoebe Nicholls. This news was initially reported by Deadline and Fansided.

The new Netflix drama will center on Vincent Anderson (played by Cumberbatch), a puppeteer on a kids show who succumbs to depression when his son goes missing, and who finds solace with the monster under his son’s bed. Hephner will play Richard Castillo, a charismatic, affluent politician who works for the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Motion Pictures and Television, according to Deadline.

Hephner has been busy since his departure from Chicago Fire. He is starring in Christopher Nolan’s big budget Oppenheimer, due for release later this year, and has recently appeared in the Apple TV+ drama For All Mankind, Fox’s Our Kind of People and Starz’ Power Book II: Ghost.

Looking Back at Hephner’s Tenure at Firehouse 51

Hephner played Lieutenant Jeff Clarke in NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med for four years up to 2017.

Here is a throwback to Jeff on set in 2013, talking about his Chicago Fire character and his personal love for the city in a on-set interview with TV Show Patrol…

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1 Response

  1. Merry Beyeler

    some people may not like Violet and Sam’s hook up at the of this past weeks Chicago fire. Sam told Violet recently how much he appreciated her helping him out with the mentally ill stalker situation. people get lonely and they have a high stress job. it was bound to happen sooner or later.

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