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Jennifer Maas
January 26, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EST

Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) has been cast in a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago P.D.

Gehlfuss will be playing Jay Halstead’s (Jesse Lee Soffer) brother Ryan, a successful doctor who will also appear in the potential spinoff, Chicago Med, EW has confirmed. TVLine first reported the news.

Executive Producer Matt Olmstead told TVLine that Ryan is “a bit of a playboy and a successful doctor, but always off to the next good time.”

“[He] never really sticks around when things get complicated,” Olmstead said. “We’re finding him in a point in his life when he has to knuckle down and get real about being in Chicago.”

Gehlfuss will also appear in an episode of Chicago Fire “which will serve as a planted pilot for the franchise’s medical offshoot,” TVLine reports.

Gehlfuss will first appear in mid-March.

 

 

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