Character Guides 9-1-1 Cast and Character Guide

9-1-1 Cast and Character Guide

A cast and character guide for the Fox series 9-1-1 featuring who plays who, information about each character, and other noteworthy information about the show.

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Abby Clark (Connie Britton)

Abby looking at the train wreck.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

A 911 operator who takes care of her mother, Pat (Mariette Hartley), who has Alzheimer’s, and becomes the girlfriend of Fire Station 118’s youngest recruit, Buck. And through that relationship, her first in a year, she comes back alive. Leading to her, by the end of the first season, coming to the point of wanting to rediscover who she is.

Additional Information About Abby

  • S1E1: Is 42 and has been single for a year.
  • S1E3: Her brother’s name is Matt (Doug Savant), and he disparagingly jokes about Abby taking on caring for their mother by calling her a “saint.”
  • S1e7: Would roughly do 200 calls in one shift.


Athena (Angela Bassett)

Athena smiling as she tells Hen about Aaron.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

Athena is the female lead of “9-1-1” and is the sole consistent cop representation on the show as well. Throughout the series, we meet her parents, get to know the father of her children, Michael, and her kids, Harry (Marcanthonee Reis) and May (Corinne Mas) as well. But the main part of Athena’s life that is featured is her as a police officer and her friendship with Hen. Her relationship with her kids, and Michael often, are a minor part of her story.


Additional Information About Athena

  • S1e4: Is noted to be a Sargent.
    • Her captain’s name is Captain Maynard (Claudia Christian).
  • S1e6: Her code is 727 L 30
  • S1e8: Starts dating a man named Aaron (Todd Williams)
  • S1E9: Is 50
  • S1E10: Is Baptist
  • S2E11: Mother’s name is Beatrice (Beverly Todd)
    • Originally was going to be a lawyer
    • A girl named Tanya Kingston is why Athena became a cop
  • S2E1: Had the first divorce in her family
  • S3E7: Her former fiancée, Emmett (Jeff Pierre), was killed while making a grocery store run for Beatrice on 2/17/1991.
  • S3E13: Harry is 10 and May 18.


Evan “Buck” Buckley (Oliver Stark)

Buck shocked by something Eddie says.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

In season 1, the newest member of Fire House 118, who quickly makes a name for himself by taking on the most dangerous rescues. Well, that and misusing his position to get with girls. However, between his relationship with Abby and then his sister arriving, Buck matures, and eventually, dating becomes a bit hard for him.


Additional Information About Buck

  • S1E9: Is 26
  • S2E11: Mother’s name is Cynthia


Bobby Nash (Peter Krause)

Bobby's name being said for the record before his questioning.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

Captain of Fire House 118, when we first meet Bobby, he is dealing with some demons. The kind which almost swallows him whole. However, with time and faith, he finds a way out of the darkness and is the leader, father figure to some, his team needs.

Additional Information About Bobby

  • S1E5: We’re introduced to his wife Marcy (Laura Allen), daughter Brook (Noelle Parker), and son Bobby Jr. (London Cheshire)
    • Was captain for around a year at this point (Present Day)
    • Is from St. Paul, Minnesota and was there 5 years ago
    • Had an addiction to alcohol and OxyCotton for around 2 years.
    • 148 people died in the father Bobby caused, due to the building not being up to code
  • S1E1: Was 18 months sober from alcohol
    • Is 50


Henrietta “Hen” (Aisha Hinds)

Hen staring down all the men who have made her job hard.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

Hen is either the first, or one of the first, women to join the 118. Which, at the time of her being hired, it caused quite a stir and led to more than adversity, but harassment. However, thanks to Chim, and being bold in the face of a captain who was trying to get her to quit, Hen becomes the second-longest member of the 118.

Outside of work, Hen is a wife, co-parents a young boy named Denny that she adopted from a previous relationship, and is married to a woman named Karen. She is also Athena’s best friend, and probably Chim’s as well.


Additional Information About Hen

  • S2E7: Her father’s name is Bryan (Myles Cranford)
  • S2E9: Her first captain was Captain Gerrard (Brian Thompson), who was a real piece of work.
    • Used to be a pharma rep
  • S3E8: The episode in which Hen accidentally kills Evelyn (Annie Thurman)


Howard “Chim” Han (Kenneth Choi)

Chimney excited he helped from a distance.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

Of all the members of the 118, Chim has been part of the station for the longest. One could also say, of all the members of the 118, Chim may have gone through the most trauma. For whether it is physical harm, due to his relationships, or his upbringing, Chim has gone through a lot. He even almost died multiple times.


Additional Information About Chim

  • S1E3: We meet his former girlfriend, Tatiana (Rachel Breitag), who he is head over heels for and tries to impress by making himself out to sound similar to Buck.
  • S2E12: Was raised by Kevin (James Chen) and Ann Lee (Freda Foh Shen), alongside their son John (Kelvin Han Yee).
    • The person who mentored him, and led to him becoming a paramedic was Eli (Mac Brandt).
    • The episode takes place in 2005, and Chim, then Howard Han, was attempting to be an entrepreneur trying to sell sleeved blankets.
      • Howard notes he has been hustling since he was 16
    • Family is from Seoul
    • Albert, Han’s younger brother, is first introduced.
    • It is noted Han’s mother is dead, but father very much alive.
  • S3E11: Albert (John Harlan Kim) is 20 years old and never met his half brother, Chim.
    • It is revealed Chim’s mom died weeks before his 15th birthday, and the reason he didn’t go back to Seoul was his mother. Also, part of the reason Chim and Albert’s father was so upset with her, maybe Chim in extension, is he wanted to go back to Seoul, and the dual defiance upset him.


Michael (Rockmond Dunbar)

Michael's face after revealing Glenn left him.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]

Brief Description

Michael is an architect and the father of Athena’s children. He is also a gay man who we see almost exclusively date other gay Black men.

Additional Information About Michael


Carla (Cocoa Brown)

Carla questioning if she is about to be out of a job.

First Noted In –  Season 1/ Episode 2 “Let Go”

Brief Description

Carla is a nurse who assists Abby with her mother Pat, early in the show, and comes back around when Eddie needs help with his son Christopher.

Additional Information About Carla


Karen (Tracie Thoms)

Karen and Hen on playground swings talking about having another child.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 5 “Point of Origin”

Brief Description

Hen’s wife, who has a doctorate and co-parents Hen’s son from a previous relationship. In fact, because of Hen’s work, one could submit Karen might spend more time with Denny.

Additional Information About Karen


Eva (Abby Brammell)

Hen explaining to Eva why she feels a calling to become a first responder.
Hen: This is Him sending me a reminder.

First Noted In – Season 1/ Episode 5 “Point of Origin”

Brief Description

Hen’s first love who is in prison when we first met her. However, when she gets on parole, there is an attempt to reconcile with Hen, and that threatens Hen’s marriage. Including getting their son’s, her biological son, the father involved.


Additional Information About Eva

  • S2E5: Denny’s biological father is a man named Nathaniel (Troy Winbush)
    • He is a home depot manager, and his wife’s ovarian cancer is what led to him hooking up with Eva. But, now he has recovered from his demons.


Eddie (Ryan Guzman)

Eddie in therapy

First Noted In –  Season 2/ Episode 1 “Under Pressure”

Brief Description

Introduced in season 2, Eddie is a veteran who, like Buck, often does the riskier jobs and rescue missions. This may come as a surprise considering his son, Christopher (Gavin McHugh) he is raising on his own, and he barely survived one of his last tours.

Additional Information About Eddie

  • S2E7: His wife, Shannon (Devin Kelley), and he had marital problems due to Eddie being a provider but not really there to help raise their son, who has cerebral palsy. Which for Shannon was a lot to deal with on her own, and then with her mother getting sick, she coerced Eddie to step up.
  • S2E2: Christopher is 7
  • S2E4: Is Hispanic
    • Christopher’s cerebral palsy was caused by being stuck in the birth canal
  • S3E2: We’re introduced to an eventual friend, from station 136, Lena (Ronda Rousey), who helps him deal with the events of season 2.
  • S3E12: We meet Ana Flores (Gabrielle Walsh), who is Christopher’s teacher, and a potential love interest.
  • S3E15: Christopher is in the 4th grade


Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt)

Maddie coming to Tara's aide.

First Noted In – Season 2/ Episode 1 “Under Pressure”

Brief Description

Buck’s older sister, who moves from Pennsylvania, due to her abusive husband, Doug. In PA, she was a nurse, but in Los Angeles, she takes on the role Abby played in terms of showing us what 911 operators go through. Also, she becomes Chim’s love interest.

Additional Information About Maddie

  • S2E6: Her boss is named Sue (Debra Christofferson)
  • S2E10: Her abusive ex-husband is Doug (Matthew Clark)
    • Full name, Doug Kendall
  • S3E12: We get to really know her work friend Josh (Bryan Safi), who is gay, single, and goes through a whole lot towards the end of season 3. As does Maddie, who, in general, goes through the most dramatic storylines, and often Chim finds himself a part of them.
  • S3E10: Met Doug when she was 19
  • S3E11: Can’t cook


General Information

Creator(s) Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Tim Minear
First Aired (FOX) 1/3/2018


Groups & Organizations

The 118

The fire station Bobby, Buck, Chim, Hen, and Eddie are stationed at.

  • Has had 6 captains in two years

The 136

The firehouse Lena and Captain Cooper call home.

Notable Locations

Terms To Know

Other Noteworthy Information

Social Media


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