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Hank Voight

Hank Voight Season 5 (Original)

Hank Voight Season 3 (Original)

Hank Voight Season 1 (Cropped)

Full Name Henry Voight
Alias Hank
Status Alive
Information
Affiliation Chicago Police Department
Department Intelligence Unit
Occupation Police Officer
Rank Detective Sergeant
Commanding Officer of the Intelligence Unit
Relationships Camille Voight
(wife)
Family Richard Voight † (father)
Justin Voight † (son)
Daniel Voight
(grandson)
Olive Voight
(daughter-in-law)
Stillborn daughter
Erin Lindsay
(Foster Daughter)
Appearances
Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
First Appearance Stepping Stone
Portrayed by Jason Beghe

Henry "Hank'" Voight is a Sergeant in the Chicago Police Department and the current squad commander of the District 21 Intelligence Unit. Voight portrays a tough guy that likes to get the job done, no matter how many people he hurts or how many rules he breaks.

Voight's unit always respects him greatly, even though Voight has been investigated many times for taking bribes and breaking protocol.

Chicago P.D. SummaryEdit

Voight had a strained relationship with his son, Justin Voight. Justin usually acts out to get the attention of his father, usually by driving under the influence, taking drugs and fighting. Justin was involved in a gang hit, and Hank managed to take the heat away from his son; he subsequently forced Justin to enlist in the United States Army, where he would learn discipline and the proper way of life. Although he doesn't act sorry about his decision, Hank would often gets Lindsay's support about it. Justin's old girlfriend, Olive, gets pregnant, but is kidnapped along with Hank by a man named Ian (who is later killed) and his partner in a Chicago PD episode.

Voight often struggles with expressing his feelings, especially with his own son due to their tense relationship, but he is known for his loving heart, even if he doesn't show it, and helping out vulnerable, young people. Hank fostered Erin Lindsay when she was a teenager while she was addicted to drugs; however, Voight helped her become clean, and was an informant to Voight and eventually joined the Chicago Police Department, then the Intelligence Unit. Recently, Voight has helped D'Anthony, a thirteen year old boy who was in an abusive gang that his cousin had forced him into. Voight takes D'Anthony to his aunt and gives her $4,000 to look after him and take care of his needs.

Many other police officers and civilians suspect Voight of being a dirty cop. However, he is affiliated with Internal Affairs (IA), which is part of an operation to bring down some of the biggest names in Chicago's crime history.

In Season 2, Olive meets Voight and reveals she is pregnant with Justin's son. He takes a liking to her and invites her over for lunch twice. This leads to him being attacked as he goes to his basement to his safe to give Olive money. The team figures that Olive was involved and isn't who she says she is. However, the kidnappers threaten Olive's life, leading Voight to open the safe. Olive reveals later on that they threatened to kill the baby if she told anyone unless she helped them attack Voight. He helps her through it.

Chicago Fire SummaryEdit

Voight's methods have caused friction with Lieutenant Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer), a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, alongside Gabriela Dawson, who is Antonio Dawson's sister. Casey arrived on the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident, where the driver (Voight's Son) had been drinking.

The passenger of the vehicle Justin hit was a 10-year old boy who was paralysed by the waist down. Voight tried many methods to stop Matthew Casey from filing a report, first beginning with bribery, which then escalated to physical threats towards Casey and his fiancée.

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 favour, 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.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • Voight distinctly uses a SIG-Sauer pistol as his service weapon, namely the P229R. In Season 2, this is temporarily switched out for a P226R.
    • Also notable is how he rarely ever wields his gun with both hands, instead opting to use one. Jason Beghe commented that this initially was due to laziness, but later kept at it so as to build into Voight's tough nature.
  • Voight has so far mainly used four different vehicles, and has wrecked only one. He has driven a Dodge Durango (T-boned in Call It Macaroni), a Cadillac Escalade, a Ford Police Interceptor Utility, and a Ford Explorer Sport.

Gallery Edit

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Appearances
"Stepping Stone" "Wrong Side of the Bars" "Chin Check" "Now Is Always Temporary" "Thirty Balloons"
"Conventions" "The Price We Pay" "Different Mistakes" "A Material Witness" "At Least It's Justice"
"Turn the Light Off" "8:30 PM" "My Way" "The Docks" "A Beautiful Friendship"
Season 2 Appearances
"Call It Macaroni" "Get My Cigarettes" "The Weigh Station" "Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw" "An Honest Woman"
"Prison Ball" "They'll Have to Go Through Me" "Assignment of the Year" "Called in Dead" "Shouldn't Have Been Alone"
"We Don't Work Together Anymore" "Disco Bob" "A Little Devil Complex" "Erin's Mom" "What Do You Do"
"What Puts You On That Ledge" "Say Her Real Name" "Get Back to Even" "The Three Gs" "The Number of Rats"
"There's My Girl" "Push The Pain Away" "Born Into Bad News"
Season 3 Appearances
"Life is Fluid" "Natural Born Storyteller" "Actual Physical Violence" "Debts of the Past" "Climbing Into Bed"
"You Never Know Who's Who" "A Dead Kid, a Notebook and a Lot of Maybes" "Forget My Name" "Never Forget I Love You" "Now I'm God"
"Knocked The Family Right Out" "Looking Out For Stateville" "Hit Me" "The Song of Gregory Williams Yates" "A Night Owl"
"The Cases that Need to be Solved" "Forty-Caliber Bread Crumb" "Kasual with a K" "If We Were Normal" "In A Duffel Bag"
"Justice" "She's Got Us" "Start Digging"
Season 4 Appearances
"The Silos" "Made a Wrong Turn" "All Cylinders Firing" "Big Friends, Big Enemies" "A War Zone"
"Some Friend" "300,000 Likes" "A Shot Heard Around the World" "Don't Bury This Case" "Don't Read the News"
"You Wish" "Sanctuary" "I Remember Her Now" "Seven Indictments" "Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will"
"Emotional Proximity" "Remember the Devil" "Little Bit of Light" "Last Minute Resistance" "Grasping for Salvation"
"Fagin" "Army of One" "Fork in the Road"
Season 5 Appearances
"Reform" "The Thing About Heroes" "Promise" "Snitch" "Home"
"Fallen" "Care Under Fire" "Politics" "Monster" "Rabbit Hole"
"Confidential" "Captive" "Chasing Monsters" "Anthem" "Sisterhood"
"Profiles" "Breaking Point" "Ghosts" "Payback" "Saved"
"Allegiance" "Homecoming"