Grand Rapids boy on NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’

Jettzen Shea, Chicago Fire
Jettzen Shea in the Feb. 14, 2017 episode of "Chicago Fire" on NBC.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An NBC drama focusing on the Jewel of the Midwest dipped into some Midwest talent for its latest episode.

Jettzen Shea is only 8 years old and he’s shooting for the stars. The Grand Rapids boy has his own page on IMDb.com and Tuesday, America saw him in a small role on NBC’s “Chicago Fire.”

Jett watched the episode at a party at a Grand Rapids firehouse. When he showed up on screen, he went around the room giving everyone high-five and jumped on his mom.

“I’m just excited for people to see me on television and it just makes me become bigger and bigger so people notice me more,” he told 24 Hour News 8 before the episode aired.

You may have already noticed Jett. He’s been acting since he was 4 years old, done voiceover work, modeled and appeared in an ESPN commercial.

He often goes to auditions in Chicago with Carrie Bradstreet. They met on a set when she played his mom.

“He calls me mom No. 2,” Bradstreet said.

Jettzen Shea
Jettzen Shea speaks with 24 Hour News 8. (Feb. 13, 2017)

She said acting in the hit drama was a new challenge for Jett.

“It was pretty dramatic for a little boy to be playing that role, so he had to really be in character and be dramatic,” she said of his spot on “Chicago Fire.”

You can watch “Chicago Fire” each week at 10 p.m. on WOOD TV8, followed by 24 Hour News 8 at 11 p.m.