Will Olsen
Will Olsen22
Biographical Information
Full Name: William James Olsen
Status: Alive
Affiliation: FBI
Citizens Liberation Front (formerly)
Occupation: IT security expert at Semple Institute
Former NAT at Quantico
Former CIA asset
Former scientist at NASA's JPL
Physical Description
Gender: Male
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
  • Unnamed Father
  • Unnamed Mother
  • Unnamed Sister †
Show Information
Portrayed by: Jay Armstrong Johnson
First appearance: "Alex"
Latest appearance: "RESISTANCE"
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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 lost his sister in a car accident years ago. She could have been saved by a blood transfusion, but since their parents were Christian Science followers, they refused to allow one.


  • He is the third gay male character in the series after Elias Harper and Harry Doyle.
  • In Clear, his Myers-Briggs personality test revealed that he is an inspector type.
  • He graduated from Harvard University with a Ph.D. at the age of 22.
  • He is an introvert with antisocial tendencies.
  • 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 Semple Institute.
  • 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 FALLENORACLE, Will revealed that he was the CLF's primary hacker, capable of identifying AIC agents. In the same episode, 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.
    • 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.

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