Jon Seda stars as the honest detective, Antonio Dawson, in the Intelligence Unit in the drama Chicago P.D. Seda, a New Jersey native, and amateur boxer, hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in Gladiator. Throughout the ’90s, Seda’s star rose through the films Carlito’s Way and Twelve Monkeys, though it wasn’t until he appeared in Homicide: Life on the Street that Hollywood took serious notice.
In 1996 Seda received critical acclaim for his role in the film The Sunchaser opposite Woody Harrelson at the Cannes Film Festival. Seda played the love interest to Jennifer Lopez in the film Selena, based on the true story.
His television credits include series regular roles on Kevin Hill and Close to Home and recurring roles in Ghost Whisperer and Oz. Seda has also guest-starred on Hawaii Five-0, The Closer, Burn Notice, among many other television shows.
In 2010 Seda co-starred in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific, playing the starring role of legendary U.S. Marine Jon Basilone. He later joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series Treme as a series regular.