Jesse Spencer might play a firefighter on TV, but in real life the “Chicago Fire” star is just as heroic!
Over the weekend, the 35-year-old actor was touring the Illinois State Capitol and became trapped in an elevator with his parents and a group of other sightseers, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
His scripted small screen training came in handy as he helped with the group’s escape plan by opening the elevator’s doors enough to get cell phone reception in order to call 911.
He also reportedly helped keep the group of tourists calm in the tight, small space for almost an hour until help arrived.
“People started to freak out,” Jesse told the Chicago Sun-Times. “It was getting so hot. It’s claustrophobic. One poor girl had a fear of being trapped in elevators.”
When the actor managed to open the door, it calmed the nerves of the trapped crowd.
“Eventually, I managed to get the doors open so we could get air in,” he explained. “It relieved the tension. I took turns getting people that were freaking out over near the door. I didn’t want them sticking their heads out in case the elevator took off again.”
After the incident he thanked his rescuers.
“Thanks Springfield FD saved us from an elevator at the Capitol Building. Stuck for an hour, I muscled the doors open,” the actor wrote on Twitter and also posted a photo of himself and the firefighters.
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Thanks Springfield FD saved us from an elevator at the Capitol Building. Stuck for an hour, I muscled the doors open pic.twitter.com/I1BA9GtLm4
— Jesse Spencer (@Jesse_Spencer) 1 abril 2014
I’ve added several HQ stills and behind the scenes pictures from the last Chicago Fire episode 2.17 – When Things Got Rough. Make sure to check them in your gallery!
Chicago Fire has been renewed for season 3!
Episode 18 will air on April, 16th!
Chicago Fire 2×17 “When Things Got Rough” – Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) is reminded of his own past by a man he saves from a car accident (guest star W. Earl Brown) and feels compelled to help him. Elsewhere, Lt. Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker) grapple with how to dock Jones (guest star Daisy Betts) per her father’s orders. Meanwhile, Mouch (Christian Stolte) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) have troubles with the opposite sex and an emotional call to duty creates ripples throughout Firehouse 51. Lauren German, Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Yuri Sardarov and Joe Minoso also star. Source
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Synopsis: With Keller’s whereabouts unknown, the men of Firehouse 51 are looked at as prime suspects – Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) hits the top of the list as Det. Lindsay (guest star Sophia Bush) starts calling in suspects with the clearest motives to make the guy who kidnapped Katie disappear. Meanwhile, Jones (guest star Daisy Betts) is still having trouble fitting in as word of her disruptions reach the fire department’s headquarters. Elsewhere, Herrmann (David Eigenberg) celebrates his twentieth anniversary with his wife, but no one supports his idea on the gift he intends to give. Source
Thanks to my dear friend Claudia, from Tom Hiddleston Fans, I’ve added some high quality pictures of Jesse Spencer at the Chicago Polar Plunge event! Enjoy!
All the proceeds from the event went to benefit the Special Olympics of Chicago!
Jesse Spencer, along with the Chicago Fire cast, attended the 2014 NHL Stadium Series at Soldier Field on March 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Jesse and Taylor Kinney were interviewed in the event:
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There are two pictures of Jesse with the Chicago Fire cast:
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The cast of Chicago Fire attended the Jimmy Fallon’s plunge into the lake. Lauren German shared a few pictures in her instagram account!