Born in the Boogie Down Bronx, Joe Minoso moved to the Windy City after graduating from Northern Illinois University to pursue a career in acting. He began as a thespian in numerous Chicago stage productions, eventually making his way to the small screen on shows such as Prison BreakShameless and Boss before landing a lead role as Joe Cruz in Chicago Fire. In 2013, he made his movie debut in the superhero action flick Man of Steel.  (Photo: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

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