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Chicago PD Cast Benjamin Levy Aguilar Plays Jay Halstead As Jesse Soffer Leaves

Benjamin Levy Aguilar, also known as Dante Torres, plays the Chicago P.D. officer and will return as a series regular in Season 10.

In the Season 9 episode “New Guard,” Dante Torres’s persona was first made known to viewers. Anyone who thought he looked familiar was correct; Aguilar made his television debut on Chicago P.D. in Season 7 as the bit player, Franco Chavaro.

He is currently in the news for his upcoming feature as Dabte Tooress in Chicago PD as Jesse Soffer leaves the show. 

From the beginning, Jay Halstead has been a critical figure in the Chicago PD. He has been a part of some of the most vital plotlines in the program, and his interactions with the other cast members offer him a unique perspective.

Sadly, that viewpoint will no longer exist, as Variety confirmed the persona will leave Chicago PD after season 10 and be replaced by newbie Dante Torres, played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar.

Jay Halstead character on Chicago PD will be replaced by newcomer Dante Torres
Jay Halstead character on Chicago PD will be replaced by newcomer Dante Torres ( Source : instagram )

Shortly after his departure became public, Halstead’s actor, Jesse Lee Soffer, released a statement. He lauded the cast and crew of Chicago PD and said his time working on the show was some of the best of his career.

Although Soffer didn’t give a reason for leaving, it’s probable that he just wanted to take a break and spend more time with his family, given that the actor doesn’t have any upcoming projects scheduled.

Jesse Soffer Welcomed The Character In Upcoming Season 10 Of The Show

The newly introduced character Dante Torres, portrayed by Benjamin Levy Aguilar, will appear in the upcoming season of Chicago PD.

Although Aguilar’s character had already debuted on the program in Season 9, Soffer acknowledged the casting addition in a recent Instagram post.

Soffer commented, “Season 10. Welcome Dante Torres,” next to a picture of Aguilar and Tracy Spiridakos, who performs Upton, Soffer’s co-star, in front of the camera.

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Fans will surely miss the detective portrayed by Soffer; however, it’s unclear how Halstead, who has grown to be a leader on the adored Intelligence team, will hang up his badge or be taken off the show.

Among the fans, one notes, “Before the middle of season 10, Jesse Spencer left “Chicago Fire,” and now Jesse Soffer will likely depart “Chicago PD” as well. Was this what I signed up for? Will Jay and Hailey get a divorce? Will he pass away? What will happen to Halstead?”

Benjamin Levy Aguilar Wikipedia Bio- His Acting career Started At 18

Born and raised in Guatemala, Benjamin Levy decided to make a significant life change when he was just 18 years old.

As noted, Aguilar is still growing in his career and hasn’t acted in many well-known productions. He has appeared in short films, including Spirit and Canis Major.

Aguilar said in an interview with KTLA 5 that he considered a few other career options before deciding that acting was what he wanted to do.

He was only 18 when he chose to make a big move in his life
He was only 18 when he chose to make a big move in his life ( Source : instagram )

Soccer was Aguilar’s first dream, the news source reported. “I believe everything revolves around soccer in Guatemala, where I grew up. It’s ingrained in the culture and showed me the way when I was little.

Aguilar’s mother inspired him to give acting a strenuous effort after a career-ending injury and switch to martial arts.

“It was the first time we had ever discussed it,” and Aguilar recalls that she asked, “What about acting?” “And I still remember thinking, ‘Oh, OK, like movies… OK. While stuck in traffic that day, we called the airline and made a reservation for a flight for the following week.

Guatemala Native Net Worth On Rise Amid His Upcoming Feature On Chicago PD

With his upcoming feature in the series Chicago PD, Benjamin Levy Aguilar’s net worth and earnings are on the verge of rising. As a newcomer in the industry, his actual wealth and fortune are currently unknown. 

The upcoming season will feature a newly-introduced character, Dante Torres, played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar
The upcoming season will feature a newly-introduced character, Dante Torres, played by Benjamin Levy Aguilar ( Source : instagram )

However, you might be familiar with him from his brief appearance as Franco Chavaro in a Chicago P.D. episode and his portrayal of Antonio Rivera in the movie Filthy Rich.

He made his Netflix debut in the drama The Woman in the House, which also starred Tom Riley and Kristen Bell. Following The Woman in the House, Riley will appear in Black Spot and Chicago PD.

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