Randy McHolland
NUP 157504 0176
Full Name
Randall McHolland
Firefighter, Security guard
Marital Status
Trudy Platt (Wife)
Mari (ex-girlfriend)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
137 episodes (see below)
Portrayed by

Randall "Mouch" McHolland is a firefighter assigned to Truck Company 81.


McHolland gained his nickname "Mouch" due to the fact that he is almost always found watching television on the couch, when not on a call. The nickname is a mash-up of Man and Couch, as the other firefighters say he is "half man, half couch".

Mouch is the current Firefighter's Union President, he is responsible for raising issues that firefighters face to the Fire Department, the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. He is also a union representative and goes with members of his house to disciplinary hearings.

In season 1, Mouch is taking Japanese lessons. He ends up meeting a woman by the name of Mari online. She is from Japan and comes to visit Mouch in A Hell of a Ride. She leaves in A Problem House. Mouch says he will try to visit her, but this never happens and they end up breaking up.

Mouch tries to meet a lady via off of the advice of Leslie Shay, but his dates don't end up working out.

In Real Never Waits, Mouch meets Trudy Platt at Chief Boden's wedding, and they seem to hit it off.

Trudy and Mouch get married in On the Warpath.

Towards the end of season 5, Mouch considers retiring from the fire department.

In the Season 5 Finale, Mouch, While trapped inside of a burning factory, seems to be having a heart attack. In the season 6 premiere, luckily, he is back at 51 with all members returning to normal lives. he delivers a moving speech about how close he came to "walking off of this job". he treasures the time that he has with his brothers and sisters at 51. he hopes he will never have to look down that dark tunnel ever again. he realizes he has not had enough time with Trudy or his coworkers at 51. he signs the whole firehouse second shift up for a Firefighter's muster. he believes that his friends at 51 have been there for him day in and day out no matter what. he is married to Trudy.


Season 1 Appearances
"Pilot" "Mon Amour" "Professional Courtesy" "One Minute" "Hanging On"
"Rear View Mirror" "Two Families" "Leaving the Station" "It Ain't Easy" "Merry Christmas, Etc."
"God Has Spoken" "Under the Knife" "Warm and Dead" "A Little Taste" "Nazdarovya!"
"Viral" "Better to Lie" "Fireworks" "A Coffin That Small" "Ambition"
"Retaliation Hit" "Leaders Lead" "Let Her Go" "A Hell of a Ride"
Season 2 Appearances
"A Problem House" "Prove It" "Defcon 1" "A Nuisance Call" "A Power Move"
"Joyriding" "No Regrets" "Rhymes With Shout" "You Will Hurt Him" "Not Like This"
"Shoved In My Face" "Out With A Bang" "Tonight's The Night" "Virgin Skin" "Keep Your Mouth Shut"
"A Rocket Blasting Off" "When Things Got Rough" "Until Your Feet Leave the Ground" "A Heavy Weight" "A Dark Day"
"One More Shot" "Real Never Waits"
Season 3 Appearances
"Always" "Wow Me" "Just Drive the Truck" "Apologies Are Dangerous" "The Nuclear Option"
"Madmen And Fools" "Nobody Touches Anything" "Chopper" "Arrest in Transit" "Santa Bites"
"Let Him Die" "Ambush Predator" "Three Bells" "Call It Paradise" "Headlong Toward Disaster"
"Red Rag the Bull" "Forgive You Anything" "Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional" "I Am the Apocalypse" "You Know Where to Find Me"
"We Called Her Jellybean" "Category 5" "Spartacus"
Season 4 Appearances
"Let It Burn" "A Taste of Panama City" "I Walk Away" "Your Day Is Coming" "Regarding This Wedding"
"2112" "Sharp Elbows" "When Tortoises Fly" "Short and Fat" "The Beating Heart"
"The Path of Destruction" "Not Everyone Makes It" "The Sky Is Falling" "All Hard Parts" "Bad For the Soul"
"Two Ts" "What Happened to Courtney" "On the Warpath" "I Will Be Walking" "The Last One for Mom"
"Kind of a Crazy Idea" "Where the Collapse Started" "Superhero"
Season 5 Appearances
"The Hose or the Animal" "A Real Wake-Up Call" "Scorched Earth" "Nobody Else Is Dying Today" "I Held Her Hand"
"That Day" "Lift Each Other" "One Hundred" "Some Make It, Some Don't" "The People We Meet"
"Who Lives and Who Dies" "An Agent of the Machine" "Trading in Scuttlebutt" "Purgatory" "Deathtrap"
"Telling Her Goodbye" "Babies and Fools" "Take a Knee" "Carry Their Legacy" "Carry Me"
"Sixty Days" "My Miracle"
Season 6 Appearances
"It Wasn't Enough" "Ignite on Contact" "An Even Bigger Surprise" "A Breaking Point" "Devil's Bargain"
"Down Is Better" "A Man's Legacy" "The Whole Point of Being Roommates" "Foul Is Fair" "Slamigan"
"Law of the Jungle" "The F is For" "Hiding Not Seeking" "Looking for a Lifeline" "The Chance to Forgive"
"The One That Matters Most" "Put White On Me" "When They See Us Coming" "Where I Want To Be" "The Strongest Among Us"
"The Unrivaled Standard" "One for the Ages" "The Grand Gesture"
Season 7 Appearances
"A Closer Eye" "Going To War" "Thirty Percent Sleight Of Hand" "This Isn't Charity" "A Volatile Mixture"
"All The Proof" "What Will Define You" "The Solution to Everything" "Always A Catch "Inside These Walls"
"You Choose" "Make This Right" "The Plunge" "It Wasn't About Hockey"

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