Jon Seda to Star in NBC’s Drama Pilot “La Brea”

Jon Seda is making a return to NBC…

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor, who starred on NBC’s Chicago Fire and recurred on Chicago P.D. for several seasons, has landed a lead role opposite Natalie Zea and Michael Raymond-James in the high-concept drama pilot La Brea.

Jon Seda

Hailing from writer David AppelbaumKeshet Studiosand Universal Television, the project begins with a massive sinkhole that mysteriously opens in Los Angeles. It tears a family in half, separating mother (Zea) and son from father (Raymond-James) and daughter (Zyra Gorecki). When part of the family find themselves in an unexplainable primeval world alongside a disparate group of strangers, they must work to survive and uncover the mystery of where they are and if there is a way back home.

Seda will play Dr. Benjamine Glass, a former Navy Sealwho knows how to take charge.

Thor Freudenthalwill direct the pilot.

Last spring, Seda departed the Chicago franchise after seven years on Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice. As his Chicago character had developed a devoted following, his exit was met with strong reaction by fans, and NBC has been looking for ways to bring him back into the fold.

Seda starred as Detective Antonio Dawson Chicago P.D. One of the original stars of the Chicago franchise, he started off as a recurring on the mothership Chicago Fire before he was spun off to Chicago P.D. He also appeared for a time on the short-lived legal drama spinoff Chicago Justice.

Prior to joining the Chicago franchise, Seda played Nelson Hidalgo on TremeHis other credits include appearances on Hawaii Five-0The Closerand Burn Notice.

Mj Rodriguez Wins Best Actress – Television Prize at the Imagen Awards

Mj Rodriguez is celebrating her Imagen

This year’s Imagen Awards were doled out over the weekend, with the 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress taking home one of the night’s awards.

MJ Rodriguez

Rodriguez was named Best Actress – Television for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista on the FX groundbreaking television drama Pose, which was named Best Primetime Program – Drama alongside CBS’ Magnum P.I.

Pose, created by Ryan MurphyBrad Falchuk and Afro-Latino television writer/producer Steven Canals, features the largest cast of transgender actors to be starring as series regulars in a scripted show. In addition to Rodriguez, the series also stars 23-year-old Dominican actor Angel Bismark Curiel.

Anthony Ramos won the Best Actor – Feature Film prize for his role in Monsters and Men, which was named Best Feature Film, while Isabela Moner was namedBest Actress – Feature Film for her role inInstant Family.

Jon Seda was named Best Actor – Television for his role in Chicago P.D., while Wilmer Valderrama was named Best Supporting Actor – Television
for his role on NCIS.

Rita Moreno was named Best Supporting Actress – Television
for One Day at a Time, while Anthony Gonzalez was named Best Young Actor – Television for HBO’s  Icebox.

Held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Imagen Awards were established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in media. The winners were judged and selected in 18 categories by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latinx community leaders.

The Imagen Foundation also honored Chairman of Endemol Shine Americasand CEO of Endemol Shine North America’s Cris Abregowith the prestigious Imagen President’s Awardand Luisa Leschinwith the Norman Lear Writer’s Award.

The complete list of winners can be read below.

Best Feature Film
Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)

Best Director
Reinaldo Marcus Green, Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)

Best Actor – Feature Film
Anthony Ramos, Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)

Best Actress – Feature Film
Isabela Moner, Instant Family (Paramount Pictures)

Best Primetime Program – Drama (TIE)
Magnum P.I. (CBS; CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Davis Entertainment, 101st Street Productions)
Pose (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)

Best Primetime Program – Comedy
One Day at a Time (Netflix; Sony Pictures Television for Netflix)

Best Primetime Program – Specials, Movies & Limited Series
Icebox (HBO; HBO Films in association with Gracie Films and Endeavor Content)

Best Actor – Television 
Jon Seda, Chicago P.D. (NBC; Wolf Entertainment in association with Universal Television)

Best Actress – Television
Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)

Best Supporting Actor – Television
Wilmer Valderrama, NCIS (CBS; CBS Television Studios)

Best Supporting Actress – Television
Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time (Netflix; Sony Pictures Television for Netflix)

Best Young Actor – Television
Anthony Gonzalez, Icebox (HBO; HBO Films in association with Gracie Films and Endeavor Content)

Best Variety or Reality Show
Hip-Hop Houdini (Fuse; 7Beyond)

Best Children’s Programming
The Loud House (Nickelodeon)

Best Documentary – Great Performances
John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway (PBS; NGL Studios & Diamante Content Production in association with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET & Latino Public Broadcasting)

Best Informational Program
Breaking Big (PBS; Ozy Media)

Best Short-Form Non-Fiction Program
SC Featured – A Dreamer’s Path (ESPN Deportes)

Best On-Air Advertising
Sexism (Orci)

Seda’s “Chicago PD” Renewed for a Second Season

It looks like Jon Seda will serve and protect another season…

NBC has given an early renewal to freshman drama series Chicago PD, which stars the 43-year-old Puerto Rican actor as Detective Antonio Dawson, an Intelligence Unit detective.

Jon Seda in Chicago PD

Chicago PD, which also stars Sophia Bush and Jason Beghe, is a spin-off of the network’s popular drama Chicago Fire.

The series, shot entirely in Chicago, focuses on uniformed police patrol officers and the Intelligence Unit that pursues the perpetrators of the city’s major street offenses.

Chicago PD premiered on January 8, 2014 to 11 million viewers. It’s currently averaging 12.04 viewers per episode.

Olivo Cast as Jon Seda’s Wife on NBC’s “Chicago PD”

America Olivo is headed to the small screen in one of this season’s most anticipated spinoffs…

The 35-year-old part Chilean and part Spanish/Basque actress, singer and model has joined the cast of NBC’s midseason drama Chicago PD, a spinoff of the hit series Chicago Fire.

America Olivo

Olivo will recur as Laura Dawson, a businesswoman and the wife of Antonio Dawson (portrayed by Jon Seda).

Olivo, best known as a member of the band Soluna, has previously starred on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Warehouse 13, Friday the 13th and the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.

Seda to Star on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” Spinoff “Chicago PD”

Jon Seda is switching sides…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor will be starring in NBC’s Chicago Fire spinoff series Chicago PD.

Jon Seda

Seda, who appeared in seven episodes as Chicago Police Department detective Antonio Dawson, will be joined by Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, Jesse Lee Soffer and Jason Beghe on the spinoff.

The NBC midseason drama will center on the workings of the Chicago police department’s investigative team.

Seda, best known for portraying Detective Paul Falsone on NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Street, has appeared on Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Treme, The Closer and Hawaii Five-O.

Seda to Guest Star on NBC’s “Chicago Fire”

Jon Seda may be experiencing a case of sibling rivalry soon…

The 41-year-old Boricua actor—who stars in HBO’s Treme—  will guest star on NBC’s upcoming firefighter drama Chicago Fire.

Jon Seda

In his three-episode arc, Seda will play Detective Antonio Dawson, the brother to Monica Raymund’s paramedic character Gabriela Dawson.

Seda, who rose to acclaim playing Chris Perez opposite Jennifer Lopez in the Selena biopic, has most recently appeared in Hawaii Five-O, The Closer, Burn Notice and HBO’s The Pacific miniseries.

He’ll next be seen in the Walter Hill feature Bullet to the Head.

 

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