That’s actor Jake Lockett playing Sam Carver. He might be best known for a series of Capital One commercials where he promotes their Venture X card. Per an interview with TV Line featuring co-showrunners Derek Haas and Andrea Newman, it was those commercials that first caught the eye of the producers of “Chicago Fire.”
Lockett has also appeared in a variety of dramas and sitcoms. Among his IMDb credits, he has appeared in “Hawaii Five-O,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “SEAL Team,” “Masters of Sex,” “Community,” “Fam” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” in minor roles. You might also know him from the films “Lycan” and “Blood Tide.”
While Lockett is a relative unknown as he steps into Carver’s boots, the show’s producers already seem to be pretty fond of him. “We’re just huge fans of his. He brings a lot of presence and gravitas to the role, and he’s also funny. It’s that rare lightning-in-a-bottle thing we look for on this show, because we cross so many different genres, and so if you can do it all, that’s gold,” Newman said to TV Line. Fans will soon judge for themselves if they find Carver just as enchanting.