Jason Beghes Life After Scientology: I Was in a Cult - 2017-01-04
As Chicago P.D.'s Hank Voight, he is a broken man haunted by his felonious past. The tragic loss of his wife to ovarian cancer and the brutal murder of his wayward son have further reduced him to a font of rage; a man armed with a badge, a gun, and a grudge against the world. He wears the pain in his voice, which sounds like a rusty gravel truck barreling down a dirt road.
"When puberty hit, I went down low and there was some gravel," says Jason Beghe, who plays Officer Voight. "But I was in a very serious car accident in '99—broke my neck, my back in a couple of places, all of my ribs, both of my lungs. I was in a coma for three and a half weeks. When I would come out of the coma, since I was intubated from being on life support, I would pull the tube out and it made it even more fucked up."
He looks off in the distance and laughs. "It's good for Voight—not so good when I have to play the sweet dad. But it's good with my kids. They're good kids, but when I say, Hey, it's time to clean up, they do it."