Denny Woods
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Full Name Denny Woods
Status Alive (incarcerated)
Affiliation Chicago Police Department
Occupation Independent Auditor (former)
Family Brianna Woods
Seasons 4, 5
First Appearance Grasping for Salvation
Last Appearance Homecoming
Portrayed by Mykelti Williamson

Denny Woods is the ex-partner of Hank Voight, turned corrupt independent auditor assigned to oversee the police department. He is portrayed by Mykelti Williamson.


Denny was partners with Hank Voight over thirty years ago. He mentioned to Adam that he taught Hank most of what he knew. At some point, the two had a falling out due to Hank finding out that several years ago they arrested the wrong man for murder and Denny had a hand in it The accused man is doing life and Hank wants to reopen the investigation, thereby putting Denny's reputation authority in jeopardy.

Upon becoming an independent auditor, Woods starts to exploit his position in a secret vendetta against Voight.

Season 5

In "Anthem“, Denny briefly put his grudge aside when his daughter, Brianna is put in danger. His grudge becomes even more present after a failed rescue attempt of Brianna is held hostage and shot.

In "Breaking Point", Denny meets Hank after an Alderman is killed. Hank talks to him about his daughter and he says that she is recovering. He also tells Hank that the higher ups want them to investigate this case. Despite these pleasantries, it is apparent that Denny still holds a grudge especially when Alvin is called in by officers from the high branch.

In the finale, Woods is arrested by Internal Affairs for bribing a witness, having been investigated by Voight himself. [1]


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"


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