The AIC are planning something big, and I want to help stop them.
Will Olsen
Will Olsen is a former recruit at Quantico. He is portrayed by Jay Armstrong Johnson.

Character Biography

Will Olsen, a book-smart NAT — he got his Ph.D. from Harvard at age 22 and once worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) — who lacks social skills.


  • He is the third LGBT male character in the series.
  • In Clear, his Myers-Briggs personality test revealed that he is an inspector type.
  • In Clue, he mentioned to Caleb Haas, that he lost his sister in a car accident, years ago.
    • Furthermore, he stated that his sister could have been saved by a blood transfusion, but since their parents were Christian Science followers, they refused to allow one.
  • He graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. at the age of 22.
  • He displays signs of autism spectrum disorder.
  • He was a CIA asset.
  • He did not graduate from Quantico in Yes. This was because, earlier, he was involved in an incident with Sistemics. Later, he was also withheld in CIA custody for 7 months.
    • In Fast, it was highlighted that Liam O'Connor forced him to build an atomic bomb. He was later released with radiation sickness, but he recovered.
  • In KMFORGET, it was highlighted that he became a IT security expert at The Semple Institute in Pentagon City.
  • In Stescalade, he was seen talking to Harry Doyle at a bar. It is assumed from the conversation that he is gay.
    • In KMFORGET, it was revealed that he slept with Harry.
  • In KMFORGET, it was revealed that he is conspiring with the Citizens Liberation Front along with Miranda Shaw.
    • In ZRTORCH, Will highlighted that he joined the group to stop the AIC threats on national soil. In the same episode, he revealed that he was a hacker for the CLF.
      • As part of a method to identify rogue operatives, he cross-referenced a CIA operative's sanctioned missions with AIC activity. If the person was guilty, then they were executed.
        • He mentioned that Leigh Davis was an AIC agent. She was recruited by the group. As part of her mission, she had to smuggle two kilograms of semtex, which later was used in a bombing that resulted in the deaths of 27 girls in Surabaya, Indonesia.
      • In that same episode, he, Ryan, and Alex decided that the interrogations should end. Therefore, he killed CLF member Jason Bowling, who intended on killing León Velez, who was giving AIC answers but was lying about the location. After, he contacted the remaining CLF members, telling them that the interrogations finished.
  • In FALLENORACLE, a CLF member is killed by Carly Klapp, an AIC associate, who threatened to kill Harry if Alex Parrish did not deliver Will to her in exchange. However, Carly was killed where as Sebastian, Carly's husband, is shot.
  • In EPICSHELTER, Dayana Mampasi stated that her and Will were trying to aid Lydia Hall in destroying the drives containing sensitive US intelligence information.
  • In RESISTANCE, it was revealed that he received instructions from Alex Parrish to release sensitive information on Henry Roarke's connection with the Federal Security Service to the ACLU and various other civil-rights organizations.