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Henry "Hank" Voight
Full Name
Henry Voight
Detective (former)
Marital Status
Justin Voight (Son)
1 and 2
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
6 episodes (see below)
Portrayed by
Jason Beghe

Hank Voight is a Sergeant at the Chicago Police Department.


Sergeant Henry 'Hank' Voight is the leader of the Chicago Police Department Intelligence Unit. Voight is a tough cop who does whatever it takes to get the job done, even if it means breaking the rules. His team respect him, although he has been suspected of being a dirty cop


Hank has a son named Justin who he bails out in "Professional Courtesy" after he crashes  into a van while under the influence of alcohol. As the result of Justin's recklessness, the boy (Mike Duffy), who was in the van, is paralyzed from the waist down stopping him from playing hockey ever again. This incident marks the beginning of the tension between Hank and Matthew Casey.

He is widowed, but it is unknown how his wife died, or how long ago. This is revealed in an episode where Justin asks for money and Hank tells him he doesn't have any extra. Justin challenges him and said he knows about his dad's "side income." When Hank denies that, he presses about "Mom's life insurance money." Hank tells him that most of the life insurance money went to pay for Justin's legal defense, most likely from the drunken driving accident.

In Chicago FireEdit

Voight's ruthless methods caused friction with Lieutenant Matthew Casey, a firefighter with CFD. Casey had arrived on the scene of a serious car crash where the driver, Voight's son Justin, had been drinking. The resulting arrest would have been a DUI with possible reprecussions as the passenger in the other car had been paralyzed from the waist down.

Voight had tried various methods to stop Casey from filing the report against Justin. First beginning with bribery (a new television set for the CFD) and escalating to physical threats towards Casey and his then-fiance, Hallie Thomas.

Voight attempted to have Casey injured or killed, but was arrested by Detective Antonio Dawson in a sting. While in prison he offers Gabriela Dawson information on who shot Antonio, who was working undercover at the time. This was in exchange for a future favor, which Dawson reluctantly accepted.

Internal Affairs (I.A.) later released Voight from prison and promoted him to Sergeant of the Intelligence Unit at CPD. Voight began working with Dawson and Detective Juiliet "Jules" Willhite to investigate a series of murders relating to pharmacy nurses. The case was related to a drug dealer named Thomas Cobb whom Voight killed to protect Casey. Unfortunately, Hallie was murdered after accidentally discovering a drug operation at the hospital she worked at.

Later in the series, he investigates a gang drive-by shooting which claimed the life of a young girl. Working alongside Dawson and Detective Erin Lindsay, Voight uses firefighter Joe Cruz's brother, Leon, who had former ties to the gang, as part of a sting. The operation ended with the successful capture of the intended gang lord, but also the deaths of two gang members.

In Chicago PDEdit

Voight has a strained relationship with his son, Justin. This may be due to the fact that his job in CPD was demanding and occupied most of his time. Justin acts out (usually by drinking and driving or fighting in bars) and hangs out with the wrong crowd. More recently, Justin was involved as an accessory to the murder of a rival gang member. Voight bails Justin out and forces him to enlist in the United States Army to keep him out of trouble.

While Voight struggles with his relationship with his own son, he has a tendancy to help vulnerable young people. He took Detective Erin Lindsay under his wing when she was 14 years old and got her to stay away from drugs. She in return became his C.I. and later joined the CPD. More recently, he helped a 13-year-old boy named D'Anthony out of the abusive gang culture his older cousin forced him into. He later gives D'Anthony's aunt $4,000 to look after his basic needs.

It is common knowledge in the department that Voight is a suspected dirty cop. However, due to his affiliation with Internal Affairs (I.A.), he is part of an operation to bring down heavy hitters in the Chicago crime world. There is some speculation that Voight may actually be dirty.


Season 1 Appearances
"Pilot" "Mon Amour" "Professional Courtesy" "One Minute" "Hanging On"
"Rear View Mirror" "Two Families" "Leaving the Station" "It Ain't Easy" "Merry Christmas, Etc."
"God Has Spoken" "Under the Knife" "Warm and Dead" "A Little Taste" "Nazdarovya!"
"Viral" "Better to Lie" "Fireworks" "A Coffin That Small" "Ambition"
"Retaliation Hit" "Leaders Lead" "Let Her Go" "A Hell of a Ride"
Season 2 Appearances
"A Problem House" "Prove It" "Defcon 1" "A Nuisance Call" "A Power Move"
"Joyriding" "No Regrets" "Rhymes With Shout" "You Will Hurt Him" "Not Like This"
"Shoved In My Face" "Out With A Banng" "Tonight's The Night" "Virgin Skin" "Keep Your Mouth Shut"
"A Rocket Blasting Off" "When Things Got Rough" "Until Your Feet Leave the Ground" "A Heavy Weight" "A Dark Day"
"One More Shot" "Real Never Waits"

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