‘Chicago Fire’ Star Eamonn Walker Leaving After 12 Seasons

Eamonn Walker on Chicago Fire. (Credit: NBC)

Chicago Fire cast member Eamonn Walker is exiting his role as Chief Wallace Boden after 12 seasons on the NBC drama.

Walker, 61, has been on the series since it premiered in 2012. But he’s decided to step back from his role as deputy district chief, Deadline reported on Tuesday, May 7.

While Walker will no longer be a series regular, he still plans to make periodic appearances on the show, similar to Jesse Spencer who exited his role as Matthew Casey in 2021.

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Chicago Fire follows the fire fighters, rescue squad and paramedics from Firehouse 51 as they save lives and navigate complex personal relationships.

The Boden character hasn’t appeared on recent episodes, but will return for the May 22 season finale titled “Never Say Goodbye.” According to the official synopsis for the episode: “Boden makes a decision that impacts the race for Deputy Commissioner.”

The main cast this season on Chicago Fire includes Adriyan Rae as Gianna Mackey; Alberto Rosende as Blake Gallo; Christian Stolte as Randall “Mouch” McHolland; Daniel Kyri as Darren Ritter; David Eigenberg as Christopher Herrmann; Joe Minoso as Joe Cruz; Kara Killmer as Sylvie Brett; Miranda Rae Mayo as Stella Kidd; Taylor Kinney as Kelly Severide; and Yuri Sardarov as Brian “Otis” Zvonecek.

Walker has also appeared on crossover episodes of NBC’s Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.

All three Chicago Shows were renewed by NBC in March, as previously reported.

Eamonn Walker is a native of London. In addition to the “One Chicago” franchise, he’s had roles on HBO series Oz and BBC sitcom In Sickness, as well as in the films Tears of the Sun (2003), Cadillac Records (2008), and The Messenger (2009).

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