Tribute to a Beloved Actor
The recent episode of Chicago P.D. honored the memory of Carl Weathers, a talented actor who graced the screens as Mark Jefferies, the State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. The tribute, displayed at the end of the February 7 episode, read, “In memory of Carl Weathers.”
Carl Weathers’ Legacy
Carl Weathers’ contributions to the entertainment industry were immense. He starred in numerous films, including the iconic Rocky series, where he played Apollo Creed, and Predator, where he shared the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger. His versatility extended to comedy as well, as seen in his role as Chubbs in Happy Gilmore alongside Adam Sandler. Weathers also lent his voice to animated characters, such as Combat Carl in Toy Story 4.
Carl Weathers’ Impact on Chicago P.D.
Weathers’ presence on Chicago P.D. was significant. He appeared in four episodes as Mark Jefferies, playing a crucial role in the legal aspects of the show. His character was also an integral part of the short-lived spin-off, Chicago Justice.
Remembering Carl Weathers
Carl Weathers’ passing left a void in the entertainment world. His family released a statement expressing their grief and highlighting his exceptional life and indelible mark on film, television, arts, and sports. Adam Sandler shared a heartfelt tribute on social media, praising Weathers’ greatness as a man, father, actor, and athlete.
Changes in Chicago P.D. Cast
The Chicago P.D. cast is undergoing some changes. Yara Martinez joined the show, playing Gloria Perez, a character that Officer Dante Torres is determined to save. However, the show will also bid farewell to Tracy Spiridakos, who portrays Detective Hailey Upton. Her final episodes will air during Season 11.
Chicago P.D. Airing Information
Catch Chicago P.D. every Wednesday at 10/9c on NBC.