Sergeant Hank Voight is a Sergeant in the Chicago Police Department, currently in command of the 21st District Intelligence Unit.
- 1 Personality
- 2 Biography
- 3 Chicago P.D. Summary
- 4 Chicago Fire Summary
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Notes and Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Appearances
Inspired by his father to be a cop, Hank takes great pride in his job and works hard to protect his city. Indeed, his harsh methods are known to everyone including criminals and higher federal law agents. Another thing is to note is that while some may not agree with his methods they nevertheless respect him when he is able to accomplish the task. Ron Perry stated that he had several reasons not to put Hank in charge of the Intelligence Unit but his only for permitting it was because he gets results.
Voight portrays a tough guy that likes to get the job done, no matter how many people he hurts or how many rules he breaks and is perceived as dirty by others. However, this is because he follows his own code of justice. He will also not tolerate the threat of losing his badge something he worked his entire life to achieve.
He has been shown have a soft spot for troubled children, helping them and getting off the streets and making sure they have a chance at a better life. On some occasions, his generosity ends up being the cause of their undoing and death, and grief to Voight. So far, he has lost two of them, Hannah Cates and Darius, on different cases, though both committed suicide by cop.
He will also show genuine empathy to those who are wrongly accused and help out. This was seen when he apologized to a man that he accused of killing his family in Disco Bob and when he assured two teenagers who were accused of murder that he will find the culprit responsible in Sanctuary.
Despite his harsh methods to his unit, he nevertheless wants them all of them to have their own paths as he encourages Lindsay to go through with joining a task force or accepting a job in the FBI for her to better her own future and leave his shadow. He also helped Antonio get over his addiction in spite of the latter resigning and moving to Puerto Rico to be near his family.
Although having always had a strained relationship with his son Justin, he showed that he always loved him and wanted what was best for him. To that end, he had his criminal record expunged and had his son enlist in the military in order to put him on the right path and his methods were shown to be a success because when Justin came back home he settled down with his wife and had a son with her. Justin being killed was a major blow to Hank who did his best to track down the man responsible and killed him in revenge, at the cost of a proceeding investigation by the feds. Before pulling him off life support, Hank told his son that he did good after one final moment and said goodbye to him.
Hank grew up in Chicago, the son of a cop named Richard Voight. Hank aspired to follow in his father's footsteps, as an officer. He had childhood friends who often supported his goal and knew he would make it. At eight years old, his father Richard was killed in the line of duty.
In his adult life, Hank would marry a woman named Camille and they were expecting twins but their daughter was stillborn, leaving them with a son Justin Voight. Hank was able to fulfill his goal of being a cop and did his job the best he could. He was partnered with Alvin Olinsky who would become his closest friend. He was also partnered with Denny Woods 30 years ago but the two had a falling out but both maintained a mutual begrudgingly respect toward the other.
According to him, when he was a young cop that he knew Barbara Fletcher always dealing with domestic calls from her.
At another point, Hank, Alvin, and Jimmy Shi took Browning on a boat, where they proceeded to shoot him before dumping him in the lake.
Years later, he took in a girl named Erin Lindsay, daughter of Bunny Fletcher. Lindsay was troubled but with his guidance she grew up to be one of his fellow officers. Hank never told her that he knew her mother before she was even born. He was also familiar with Erin's brother Teddy Courtney but couldn't care for him after he was lost.
Voight had a strained relationship with his son, Justin who would usually acts out to get the attention of his father, usually by driving under the influence, taking drugs and fighting.
Chicago P.D. Summary
Many other police officers and civilians suspect Voight of being a dirty cop. However, he is affiliated with Internal Affairs (IA), which is part of an operation to bring down some of the biggest names in Chicago's crime history.
In 8:30 PM, Hank asks Graff for permission to interrogate his suspect. After some reluctance, the permission is granted and Vaughan finds himself detained in a room with the last person he'd want to see: a furious Hank Voight. With Olinsky standing guard outside, Voight implements his no-holds-barred style of interrogation to learn the name of the bombing mastermind: Ted Powell, a major player in the anti-government fringe movement. Turns out Powell knocked off Watts because Watts screwed up the bomb timing - it was supposed to detonate at 8:30 PM. As the team mulls this over, Powell issues an official statement on a fringe website: he not only declares war on the fire and police departments, but warns them it's just begun. However, a list of his recent visitors sparks another lead - and another dead body. This time it's in a warehouse that Halstead and Ruzek enter through the roof. There, they also find evidence of a third bomb, likely hidden in a white van near police headquarters... and set to go off in half an hour. Intelligence speeds downtown, locates the van - disguised with blue paint - and calls in the bomb squad to disarm it. Meanwhile, the crew spots Powell on a roof nearby awaiting his big moment, where a chase ensues. Voight has Sumner stay to handle the bomb while he and company jump into action, now on a race to detain Powell before the bomb detonates. They end up in a tense shootout on the roof until Voight bursts through and states they will bring him in alive before he shoots Powell in the shoulder. Goaded by the insane criminal, Voight holds him over the edge of the roof and relents only when Sumner relays that they dismantled the bomb. Voight taunts Powell on his failure and slugs a smug Powell in the face for good measure before Jay slaps on the cuffs for the wounded man. Intelligence proceeds to take the bomber away.
In Chin Check, Voight continues to help D'Anthony, after his cousin tries to force him into a life of crime. Hank goes to Trayzell to tell him to let D'Anthony go but the latter refuses. With help from Alvin, Voight kidnaps Trayzell and beats him until he agrees to release the young boy. At the end, he tells Erin that he can't see Justin because he had business. His business was to take D'Anthony to his aunt and gives her $5,000 to look after him and take care of his needs.
During Now Is Always Temporary, Hank goes out to dinner with his son and Lindsay, where Justin entertains them with stories. Hank then tells Justin that he got him a job in sanitation to which Justin is not happy about what Lindsay tells him it’s just a job to get them on his feet again.
During Conventions, Hank finds Justin training and they talk with Justin starting to show that he appreciates his father for what he's done for him by stating he loves him. Hank also meets New York Detectives Odafin Tutuola and Amanda Rollins who help with a connected rape and murder case. Intelligence finds a pick pocket who most likely saw the perpetrator in the park and bring him in to identify someone soon he does a man named Jeffrey Baker. Unfortunately, they have to kick Jeffrey when another girl is attacked and because the victims said his eyecolor was different. However they were able to find out Jeffrey was connected to the crimes and bring him in once he runs away. After bringing Jeffrey and thank his harsh interrogations on him and he gives up his accomplice.
In The Price We Pay, Justin tries to explain himself but is too shaken from the event. He then leaves after realizing he should not have got her caught up. Justin is accused after a murder investigation is conducted. However, he is cleared after he turned out to be innocent and shares a hug with his father. Hank interrogated Justin's old cellmate who threatens to expose that Justin was involved in a gang hit. A shocked Hank walked away, as the gangster taunted him. Hank managed to take the heat away from his son; he subsequently forced Justin to enlist in the United States Army, where he would learn discipline and the proper way of life. Although shocked, Justin complied.
In Different Mistakes, Hank and his unit have to deal with a series of robberies that connect to his old partner Jimmy Shi. Despite beliefs that Jimmy is dirty, Voight doesn't think so, but they tail Jimmy and his crew - all toting serious firepower - to a shady club and just as it looks like another gambling shakedown. Subsequently, Voight orders a raid and captures them. Jimmy goes toe-to-toe with Voight, he explains that his operation to get names on everyone in the Triad. Jimmy lays into Voight, livid about the mistake, until Halstead interrupts his rage with news of another robbery/murder, this one at a location Jimmy's unit visited before the botched score. Based on the crime scene and the time of the crime, Voight makes an astute observation - someone's impersonating Jimmy's team. Voight then notes it is possible from overhearing their radio signals. Realizing the threat of this robbery crew, Voight agrees to work with Jimmy's squad to set up a sting and lure the real criminals into a fake gambling den. The impersonators take the bait, but the operation goes south when they use an unexpected flash bomb that puts some of Intelligence out of commission. This spurs a chase into the heart of Chinatown where Jimmy crashes his SUV into the suspects' car to enable an arrest. Voight comes to Jimmy's aid and helps him out of the totaled vehicle.
Much later, Voight drives to a secret meet-up with gang leader Maurice. After checking that Maurice came alone, Voight warns him he better have a good reason for calling him. Maurice says he has a shipment arriving and needs Voight to run clearance for him. As Maurice hands protection money over to Voight, patrol cars suddenly surround the area. Voight tells Maurice to keep his mouth shut. Stillwell emerges from between the squad cars to arrest Maurice and Voight. Stillwell tells Voight he’s finished.
During A Material Witness, Hank sits in a room still cuffed, before he sits face to face with his new IA contact, Stillwell. The latter apologizes for the cuffs, while stating it had to look real. He issues the same familiar song Gradishar had, wanting unbridled cooperation. He releases Voight with a threat for more jail time if things don't go his way.
During Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw, he is approached by a girl who reveals she is pregnant with Justin's child. Hank is very surprised to learn that he will be a grandfather. He nearly brushes her off but then stops and tells her to contact him when she needs help.
In An Honest Woman, Hank takes a liking to Olive and invites her over for lunch. This leads to him being attacked as he goes to his basement to his safe to give Olive money. However, the kidnappers threaten Olive's life, leading Voight the code to open the safe. Olive reveals later on that she ran her mouth to a friend and the men threatened to kill the baby if she told anyone unless she helped them attack & rob Voight. He helps her through it. With the help of his unit, Hank is able to track down Olive's friend who was responsible for causing the robbery. He scares her by brutally interrogating her boyfriend and breaking his fingers. After they reveal the name of the other man hang them, he breaks another one of the boyfriend's fingers as payback for causing his family stress. At the precinct, he is intent on solving the matter before a break comes through when one of the men turns himself saying he is Ian Marks. Taking Ian to the Silos, he proceeds to threaten him to find his partner in exchange for living rather than going into witness protection like he hoped. Hank then puts great fear into Ian until he agrees to the deal. Hank also makes sure to ask if Olive has any role in it, as Marks confirms that she did not. However, Lukasz realizes he has been played Lucas tells Ian to go ahead of him before shooting him in the head and taking his bag. Because of his shots the crowds become a frenzy, Lucas flees with the officers pursuing him. Although Lukasz tries to escape, Erin and Jay sneak up on him and apprehend him. Hank then proceeds to go through the duffel bags and finds his money but notices something missing. Hank tells the officers that he will take care of Gregorie as they become worried. Sometime later, Hank takes the scared Lukasz to the silos and thought of killing him. However, he spares him and settled for beating the man up for his actions and arresting him. Hank comes back into precinct with an apprehended but bruised and bloodied Lukasz while Trudy tells the man that he will be transferred to booking. Before he is taken away, Hank stops the officers to tell the man he will one day believe he is lucky to have survived before let him get taken away.
As of The Weigh Station, because of Jay being targeted, Hank puts him in protective custody while having Kim and Roman safeguard him to prevent him from going after his assailants. After the shooter is brought in, Hank threatens to take him to the silos and the scared man complies. Hank tells Roman and Kim prevent an angry Jay from attacking him. Hank and Alvin bring in a former hitman Joe Price, being able to contact the main mastermind after Oskar. After the man demands to see Jay alive, Hank is resistant but is shocked when Jay forces Price to agree to the deal despite the protest of his colleagues. During the deal, Price betrays Jay when his son is kidnapped. However, Jay overpowers him and force him to go along with the deal in exchange for saving his son. With help from Hank and the others, all of the men are arrested. However, Hank tells Joe that he will help his son out because of everything.
During Get Back to Even, Hank has Jay get his brother to tend to an unwilling robber. At the man's house, Will tends to him while Hank and Jay fight off the shooters before Hank kills them. At the end, Hank gives the man and his mother money after they go to Canada. He also says that he chose to help people in need after he is questioned on why he does so.
In Disco Bob, Hank nearly goes into conflict with Adam's father Bob during a case where a mother and her children are shot. Hank finds that the son Jordan Denton has survived the shooting and they investigate the father Wes Denton who was not in the house but later on he is proven to be innocent when the son regains consciousness and identifies who really rob the house. After the burglar is arrested, he reveals the daughter’s boyfriend Owen Reese had arranged it to win back his girlfriend. Hank and Jay revealed to Owen the family was broke, as he cries at being unaware. Hank later appears at the hospital where he apologizes to Wes for accusing him as the latter accepts it and tells him that he will take good care of his son because he’s the only thing that his son has. After taking one last glance at the grieving father and son, Hank walks on.
In What Puts You On That Ledge, Hank is shot in the arm while rushing it to save Antonio and a missing cop. The team successfully save him before Adam offers to get an ambulance. However, Hank states he will go to MED for his injury. Afterwards, he is given a sling and finds Antonio watching his children ice skate.
In Actual Physical Violence, a desperate father arrives at the precinct searching for his daughter Sarah and holds Mouse hostage until she is found. With chaos, Hank tells his calling son Justin not to bring his family. The unit investigate Sarah's recent boyfriend and find he has a building with cameras and soon discover caged women in the basement. Hank takes one of the women who confirms that his daughter is alive. Soon Intelligence Unit find the kidnapper and Hank punishes the casanova by torturing him with the same chimney poker he used. After he gives up the info, they raid the house and find the leader dead with bullets, Sarah nowhere to be seen. They eventually reach the train station, where people are running away. The unit find Sarah covered in blood, armed with a gun and contemplating suicide. Erin speaks with her but Sarah refuses to live with the pain and the unit has Voight get her father. After getting permission from his commander, Voight tells the man of his daughter and cuffs him while bringing him to her. He watches the father calms her down. After the case, he was disappointed to see a criminal he put away being released. He was going to go out to dinner with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson but a car bomb goes off.
In Debts of the Past, Hank survived the explosion and is relieved to find his family survived, after he listened to his order to get down and they all survived the attack. Hank told them to go to the hospital to get checked out. Hank later threatens the criminal who arranged it by threatening to shoot him but Al snaps him out of it.
In Kasual with a K, Hank confronts a clubowner Ainge, stating though there was not enough evidence to convict the man or prove his involvement he is not done with him. He scares the man into going back to Atlantic City while telling him that if he ever comes back to Chicago then he will find him and make him pay.
During In A Duffel Bag, Hank wants to go after those who supposedly left a baby to freeze to death outside. He is later informed by Roman and Kim that the baby survived and was being tended to. At the end, he has dinner with Olive before they hear Daniel and Hank takes the time to bond with his grandson.
In If We Were Normal, Hank decides to follow a method of Lindsay and takes a real estate agent accused of rape and kidnapping to the silos. With the help of Alvin and Lindsay who bringing his wife and another one of his victims they were able to get the location of another girl that he abducted. The unit arrives at the house but they find a girl is already dead.
During Start Digging, Hank celebrates his grandson's first birthday and has a talk with his son. Justin tells his father not to bring issues because it is his sons special day and Hank agrees with him. Later on, Hank is horrified Justin is found tied up in the back of the trunk of a car with a shot to the head. He is still alive and is brought to the hospital but the staff tell Hank there is no chance of him surviving. Reluctantly, Hank says goodbye to his son and take him off of life support. Hank later has his friends track down the man who killed him Kevin Bingham while revealing he is Justin’s father to the man’s horror as he realizes that Hank wants revenge. Despite pleading to Hank, Kevin accepts that he’s going to die but insults Justin one last time before Hank kills him.
In I Remember Her Now, Hank accompanies Trudy in spreading the ashes of a slain girl after nobody came to claim her. They spread her across the waterfront.
During Little Bit of Light, he arranges for a convict to be released for a day to see his daughter's piano recital.
In Last Minute Resistance, Hank allows Kim and Erin go undercover in a nightclub, to get evidence against the two men they believe had a part in her sisters attack. They go back to then men's apartment. Kim takes a drink (Kamikaze), which is laced with Ketamine just like her sisters. And goes into a bedroom with one of the men, which he locks her into, she says she doesn't want to have "fun" with him but he persists anyway. After Kim has alerted the watching team to rush in. The sergeant and others stormed in and arrest the men. Erin tells the team Kim needs to go to the hospital to get her stomach pumped. At the end of the episode, Kim talks to Voight telling him her big sister needs help and needs time off. Voight obliges and the happy Kim leaves the office. Hank later meets the dating coach, where he puts gun in a choke hold and threatens the man to never hold another seminar again otherwise he will be coming for him. The coach agrees and Hank leaves him on the ground frightened.
In Reform, Hank is dismayed to find out that his former partner Denny has returned and is now a rank over him. He later speaks with Antonio at the bar in the man asked to be placed in intelligence once more.
During Home, Hank saves a little girl from an armed sex offender who is holding her hostage by shooting the man. He subsequently chased after the child trafficker and captured him after being prevented from killing him by Kevin and Antonio. At the interrogation room he terrifies the man by threatening to put him in the open populace of jail and subjecting him to torture. His methods in them getting him information about who else is connected to the ring prove successful after the man writes it down when Hank promises to put him in protective custody. Outside, he subsequently tells Adam that this was a ploy and he promises to make sure the trafficker pays by putting him in the open populace.
He starts to lose trust Adam for doing the dirty work of Woods after he was blackmailed into doing so.
In "Breaking Point", Hank meets with Denny after an Alderman is killed. Hank talks to him about his daughter and he says that she is recovering. Denny 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. Hank questions Woods on this but the man ignores him. Hank decided to stay an Adam in to investigate the situation but Denny has refused him. Afterwards, he meets Al at the bar about the situation of the corpse of Kevin Bingham getting discovered. When Al mentions he needed money to pay his lawyer Hank tells him that he put all his money in a trust fund for his grandson Daniel.
In Homecoming, Hank is trying to save Alvin from prison after he is arrested and later killed while in custody. Hand tracks down the man who called the hit and gets revenge for his friend. Later, Voight is suspended and convicted of murder by First Deputy Katherine Brennan, who is convinced that the former killed said man in cold blood, but later finds camera footage that shows him reaching for a hidden gun, proving his innocence. Hank later visit Denny at his home, where he confronts him for bribing a witness, having been investigated by Voight himself. After sharing one final word with him, Hank watches as Woods is arrested.
In Homecoming, Hank is later told by Trudy that Alvin's widow Meredith does not want him to attend the funeral, to his complete shock. Despite this setback, Hank secretly attended the funeral and paid respect to his closest friend.
During Trust, Voight is angry at a criminal shooting Kevin and being released. Disgusted, Voight goes to confront Kelton but Jay (knowing how his Sergeant would react) appears at the conference to stop him before he does something to Kelton.
In Endings, Hank scolds Jay for going after the person who arranged the fire that killed his father. He tells him that it’s his job to make sure that everyone in his unit is alive and tells him once he is recovered they will talk.
In No Regrets, a case brings up a dead body which is that of a missing girl named Ally. They go through suspects who both have credible stories that direct them to another person and another missing girl Claire who had been gone for years. After it is revealed both girl's families had work done, Voight tells the squad they got the nexus, saying if the stalker was going after Claire for a year, there's a good chance he was going after Ally as well. He brings up how he might even be there when she fought with her parents. Kevin even states that it was the perfect time to snatch her up after she left the house. They get a lead a man named Ray. They investigate the house of Ray and find he is not home, but checking out the basement they soon find a secret room where the girl Claire is being held. Soon the squad or covering the whole house with Rojas is reporting that the neighbors have seen Henry before and Ray had passed him off as his nephew. After talking with a devastated Claire, Voight is informed by Kim that Ray is the father of Claire's son because of all the time she would have been held hostage. Kevin finds a camera that could be really controlled remotely which bank deduces Ray is most likely already onto them. He tells Kevin to contact the tech squad to pin him down. Adam goes through the computer and it is revealed that Ray was in contact with a man named Brad Snyder. They deduce Brad might be an accomplice or know something. They travel to Brad’s house where they find his son Kevin who lets them in. Upstairs, Voight and Hailey find Brad is wounded and bloody, Brad reveals that Ray had attacked him after he refused to hand over money and threatened his son. After the squad tells him of Ray, Brad reveals that Ray took his ATM and informs them what kind of car radio was driving when he arrived.
During Buried Secrets, Voight is told by Ruzek that he witnessed a kidnapping. This is confirmed soon and the squad see its the daughter of a wealthy couple the Henslows. They visit the Henslow home and meet Charlotte's father Wade who is dismayed to hear his daughter was taken. Charlotte's mother Laura comes in and denies that her daughter has been taking trying to contact her but Hank tells her that it is true. Hank also speculates that Wade was already aware of this because he did not reach for his phone like Laura did. Hank speculated that Wade has spoken to the kidnappers and they probably threatened him to not go to call the police. After a while Wade confesses that this is true, as he was sent a video he justifies his actions that he did not want to endanger the life of his daughter. The video is of Charlotte begging her parents to help her. After Rojas and Kevin looked into the kidnappers, Hank confronts Wade with this knowledge and he denies sleeping with Dylan. Jay soon reveals that they found the car that belonged to Gary at a certain location. Hank has the team set out to rescue Charlotte. They are shot at but duck down for cover. Hank then makes contact with Gary Stevens and ask for confirmation on Charlotte, who says she is fine m and starts to voice his demands. Hank promises to give him his money but Gary says he never wanted money he only wanted his son suspecting that Wade was involved with his disappearance. He gives them an hour deadline to bring Wade down or otherwise he would kill Charlotte. Intelligence proceed to bring down Wade Henslow, angry at his lies while he tells them Gary is simply crazy. They contact Gary again and allow him to speak with Wade who begs for his daughter to be released while Gary demands to know what happened to his son Dylan. Wade frantically denies any knowledge of Dylan but Gary is not convinced and even shows Charlotte in the window display with a gun to her head promising to shoot her if the truth is not revealed. Having enough, Hank proceeds to grab Wade demanding answers on whether he was really sleeping with Dylan and was worried that the latter would expose him for being gay. However, Wade does not answer only weeping that he did not do anything. A shot is heard having been fired by Jay who took advantage of the commotion. Hank then orders everyone to breach the area but a stand off is made and Adam asks his team to hold back something Hank agrees with. After getting a possible lead, Hank has the Burgess and Rojas go to the Henslow residence and have the K-9 help them search. While Adam speaks with Wade, Hank overhears on the communication and seems to confirm his theory of Wade and Dylan's affair. Once it is confirmed Wade killed and buried Dylan, Gary dies from his wounds and Charlotte is escorted out from the house by Adam with her father voicing how he is happy she is okay before trying to hug her but she turns away and the police officers hold him until Kevin handcuffs him for his crimes of murdering Dylan. Hank proceeds to admonish Wade for nearly letting his child die and for killing someone, just because he couldn't tell his own family who he really was. Ashamed of his actions, a crying Wade tries to defend himself. However, Hank has had enough of him and has Wade booked for murder and gets Kevin to take him away.
Chicago Fire Summary
Voight's methods have caused friction with Lieutenant Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer), a firefighter with the Chicago Fire Department, alongside Gabriela Dawson, the sister of Detective Antonio Dawson. Casey arrived on the scene of a serious motor vehicle accident, where the driver (Voight's son Justin) had been drinking.
The passenger of the vehicle Justin hit was a 10-year old boy who was paralyzed by the waist down. Voight tried many illegal methods to stop Matthew Casey from filing a truthful report, first beginning with bribery, which then escalated to physical threats towards Casey and his fiancée.
Voight attempted to have Casey injured or killed, but was arrested by Dawson in a sting. While in prison he offers Gabriela Dawson information on who shot Antonio, who was working undercover at the time. This was in exchange for a future favor, which Dawson reluctantly accepted.
Internal Affairs (I.A.) later released Voight from prison and promoted him to Sergeant of the Intelligence Unit at CPD. Voight began working with Dawson and Detective Julie "Jules" Willhite to investigate a series of murders relating to pharmacy nurses. The case was related to a drug dealer named Thomas Cobb whom Voight killed to protect Casey. Unfortunately, Hallie was murdered after accidentally discovering a drug operation at the hospital she worked at.
Later in the series, he investigates a gang drive-by shooting which claimed the life of a young girl. Working alongside Dawson and Detective Erin Lindsay, Voight uses firefighter Joe Cruz's brother, Leon, who had former ties to the gang, as part of a sting. The operation ended with the successful capture of the intended gang lord, but also the deaths of two gang members.
Hank's late father.
Not much is known of their relationship, though it appears they were close because Richard served as his inspiration growing up and aspired to follow in his father footsteps, as an officer. He was devastated Richard was killed in the line of duty and worked until he became a well-respected cop too.
Hank's late son.
Voight often struggles with expressing his feelings especially with his own son due to their tense relationship, but he is known for his loving heart, even if he doesn't show it, and helping out vulnerable, young people.
Hank fostered Erin Lindsay when she was a teenager while she was addicted to drugs; however, Voight helped her become clean, and was an informant to Voight and eventually joined the Chicago Police Department, then the Intelligence Unit. Recently,
Hank truly loves Erin, always wanting what was best for her, keeping her away from bad influences such as her addicted mother. It can be seen that he sees her as the daughter he never had after his own was stillborn, something he revealed to Erin years later. While he initially didn't tolerate her relationship with Jay, he allowed it because there was someone who cared about her as he did and he once told Jay to look out for her.
In return, Erin cares for him too and always comes to him for advice. She has nearly risked her own career to defend him, as she knew that he is the only person who can truly protect the city.
Olive is his daughter-in-law.
During Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw, Olive comes to Hank to tell him that she is pregnant with his grandchild. In An Honest Woman, Hank helps her and later she is kidnapped along with Hank by a man named Ian (who is later killed) and his partner in a Chicago PD episode. Hank visits her in the hospital, where she apologizes for her indirect part but he forgives it and punishes those responsible. He later welcomes Olive into the family and they get along well. After Justin's death, she thanks Hank for everything and decides to move herself and son away from Chicago, despite his pleas.
Daniel is his grandson.
During Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw, Hank learned from Olive that he will be a grandfather. In An Honest Woman, Hank is worried when Olive and the unborn child were in danger. He visits her in the hospital, where she apologizes for her indirect part but he forgives it and tells her to keep his grandchild safe. At the end, he learns it is a boy, much to his happiness. When Daniel is born, Hank is shown to have an active role in his life, often treating the boy with affection. After Justin's death, Hank was devastated when Olive decides to move herself and son away from Chicago, despite his pleas.
His closest friend and longtime partner.
Both of them are veteran cops and follow their own code of justice, which at times can put them at odds. Regardless, Hank has always had Alvin's back and vice-versa.
When Al died Hank went out of his way to avenge him and brutally killed the man responsible for arranging his death. Despite Alvin's widow requesting he not attend the funeral, Hank attended the funeral of his closest friend in secret.
Trudy is a fellow officer at the precinct and a good friend.
The pair have known each other for over 20 years being on a first name basis, with Hank being one of the few officers not fazed by her attitude. He respects her and goes to her for advice or to talk. In return, Trudy respects Hank for all of his dedication to his job and really be one of the cops to make a difference.
When her father was killed, she held the culprit responsible hostage but Hank was able to talk Trudy out of it by telling her she was not him and could not lose her badge because she is needed for her job
Voight's unit always respects him greatly, even though Voight has been investigated many times for taking bribes and breaking protocol. In return Hank cares deeply for his unit, always looking out for them no matter what. Indeed, he was against Jay using himself as bait after a hit was put out on him, helped Antonio with his addiction, Kevin after he was shot, Adam after he was wrongly accused, and Jay when he was shot.
Notes and Trivia
- Formally, Voight's radio code is 5021 Adam; most of the time, however, he only refers to 5021.
- Prior to Intelligence's formation, his radio code was King 8410.
- Voight distinctly uses a 9mm SIG-Sauer P229R pistol as his service weapon. In Season 2, this is temporarily switched out for a 9mm SIG-Sauer P226R. Prior to the series premiere of Chicago P.D., his P229R had a two-tone finish, before he switched to an all-black variant.
- Also notable is how he rarely ever wields his gun with both hands, instead opting to use one. Jason Beghe commented that this initiative was due to laziness, but later kept at it so as to build into Voight's tough nature.
- Voight has so far mainly used five different vehicles and has wrecked only one. He has driven a first-gen Dodge Durango (T-boned in Call It Macaroni), a Cadillac Escalade, a Ford Police Interceptor Utility, a Ford Explorer Sport, and a third-gen Dodge Durango SRT.
- Voight's badge number is 32419.
- Voight was once offered position of Lieutenant, but turned down the promotion, citing things being easier at his rank of Sergeant.
- Despite their differing approaches, Voight is on good terms with Olivia Benson of SVU in Law and Order.
- During his deal with I.A., Hank out right refused to dig up dirt on other cops making that his only condition.
- He will often take people who really anger him to the Silos where he would either kill or beat them.
- His Class A uniform displays the Department Commendation Award, Superintendent's Award of Valor, Crime Reduction Award 2009, Crime Reduction Award 2004, NATO Summit Service Award, Presidential Election Deployment Award, and Democratic Convention Service Award.
- As of the start of season 9 along with Jay and Kevin. Hank had appeared in every episode.
|Season 5 Appearances|
|"Reform"||"The Thing About Heroes"||"Promise"||"Snitch"||"Home"|
|"Fallen"||"Care Under Fire"||"Politics"||"Monster"||"Rabbit Hole"|
|Season 6 Appearances|
|"New Normal"||"Bad Boys"||"Endings"||"Ride Along"||""|
|Season 8 Appearances|
|Fighting Ghosts||White Knuckle||Tender Age||Unforgiven||In Your Care|
|Equal Justice||Instinct||Protect and Serve||Impossible Dream||The Radical Truth|
|Signs of Violence||Due Process||Trouble Dolls||Safe||The Right Thing|
|The Other Side|