Wed, 3 August 2016
Jesse currently stars in the NBC drama CHICAGO P.D., which premiers its 4th season in September, where he plays the brash, young detective, Jay Halstead, a character which he also portrayed in the companion series, CHICAGO FIRE and crossed over into a third show, LAW AND ORDER: SVU. Stemming from a long history in television, Soffer got his start on the small screen in 1995, starring in the TV Movie, FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF BASIL E. FRANKWEILER, opposite the legendary Lauren Bacall, before being cast by director Richard Shepard in AMC’s long-form presentation THE ROYALE.
Soffer’s recent television appearances include a co-starring role on THE MOB DOCTOR for FOX, RIZZOLI & ISLES for TNT, and the CBS series’ THE MENTALIST and CSI MIAMI, Jesse also landed major roles in the TV Movies, JODI ARIES: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET and NBC's HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS” opposite Virginia Madsen and Sophia Bush, and was cast as a series regular on the Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen sitcom, TWO OF A KIND.
Not limited to only primetime, Jesse made a successful run on daytime television as well, being cast on both CBS serials GUIDING LIGHT and 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 has been able to transition to features as well, in fact, beginning his acting career at the age of 8, starring alongside John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty in the film MATINEE for Universal. Jesse can also be seen in the films, IN TIME, alongside Justin Timberlake, Davis Guggenheim’s GRACIE, opposite Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney, SAFE PASSAGE, where he plays the son of Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard, and starred as Bobby Brady in both THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE, and A VERY BRADY SEQUEL.
When he is not filming, Jesse resides in Los Angeles.
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