|Date of birth:||October 16, 1961|
|Place of birth:||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Role:||Randy "Mouch" McHolland|
|Show(s):||Chicago Fire (regular)|
Chicago P.D. (recurring)
Chicago Med (recurring)
Biography and career
Stolte was born in St. Louis during the Cuban missile crisis. He moved to Chicago twenty-eight years later in search of artistic fulfillment. There, he studied acting under Jane Brody, and began working steadily in Chicago theatre, in such places as Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, A Red Orchid Theatre (which produced a play written by Stolte, which won a Joseph Jefferson citation for Best New Work), Piven Theatre, Famous Door and Profiles Theatre.
His first big screen role was in "The Public Eye," starring Joe Pesci, a film released on Stolte's 30th birthday. He has worked semi-regularly since, including roles in such films as "Ali," "Road to Perdition," "Stranger than Fiction," "Public Enemies," and, perhaps most recognizably, as the killer who provokes Gerard Butler's vengeance in "Law Abiding Citizen."
On television, he has had recurring roles in the dramas "Turks," "The Chicago Code," "Prison Break," "Boss" and "The Playboy Club." He is a co-creator of the web-series "Graveyard," which can be witnessed in all its grotesque glory at thegraveyardshow.com.
Stolte still resides in Chicago, where his idiosyncrasies and peculiarities are indulged and tolerated to this day by his wife and two endlessly-amusing daughters, Greta Stolte and Corinne Anderson. Corinne played his biological daughter Lizzie Shaffer in Chicago Fire and nurse Lizzie Shaffer in Chicago Med.