Jon Seda is an American actor best known for his role as Det. Paul Falsone on the police procedural television series Homicide: Life on the Street, from 1997-1999.
He also has a starring role as Antonio Dawson, an honest detective in the Chicago P.D. Intelligence Unit who previously arrested Voight for harassment and now works alongside him, in the police procedural television drama series Chicago P.D..
Seda, a New Jersey native and amateur boxer, hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in Gladiator. Throughout the '90s, Seda's star rose through the films Carlito's Way and Twelve Monkeys, though it wasn't until he appeared in NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street that Hollywood took serious notice.
In 1996, Seda received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival for his role in the film The Sunchaser opposite Woody Harrelson. Seda played the love interest of Jennifer Lopez in the film Selena, based on the true story.
His television credits include series regular roles on Kevin Hill and Close to Home and recurring roles on Ghost Whisperer and Oz. Seda has also guest-starred on Hawaii Five-0, The Closer, Burn Notice, House, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Las Vegas and Law & Order, among many others.
In 2010, Seda appeared in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific, starring as legendary U.S. Marine Jon Basilone. He later joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series Treme as a series regular.
Seda is from Eaton, Pennsylvania.