From joining forces as they bring lawbreakers to justice, to knowing all about each other's various romantic hookups, detectives Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) and Kevin Atwater (LaRoyce Hawkins) have spent over 170 episodes of the series as crime-busting colleagues. This begs the question of whether the two are pals in real life.
From the social media posts of Soffer and Hawkins, it seems like the two actors actually are pretty good pals, capturing the two of them goofing around or otherwise hanging out together on and off the set. A fan posted a shot of both actors mugging for the camera along with fellow intel officer Kim Burgess on Instagram.
It seems clear that despite spending a lot of time together, these two actors have actually developed an enduring friendship in real life. In fact, a post on Hawkins' Facebook page shows the two breaking character on set and laughing it up, with Hawkins' tagging the post with: "#We Pwrful Jesse Lee Soffer."