My little monkey's gonna be a star.
— John to Petey about Chloe
in "My Little Monkey"

Johnathan Decker is Chloe Decker's deceased father. He was an LAPD officer.

History[edit | edit source]

John Decker was a police officer with the LAPD. He married Penelope, who was a famous 80's sci-fi movie star. At some point, they struggled to conceive, Amenediel was sent incognito to bless them, and later they had a daughter, Chloe. John was murdered in an apparent robbery gone wrong when Chloe was 19. Because of Penelope's fame, paparazzi invaded his funeral and Chloe ended up punching out Nick Hofmeister's camera. Shortly after, Chloe left acting and decided to join the LAPD.

John's murder was actually not a robbery but an intentional assassination. His murder had been orchestrated by a prison warden named Perry Smith. Smith also arranged for Joe Fields, an innocent man, to take the fall for the murder in return for money. Sixteen years later, Chloe arrested Perry Smith after finding proof that Fields could not have committed the crime. However, with Goddess's help (while posing as the human attorney Charlotte Richards), Smith got acquitted. Later, Dan and Maze inform the Russian mob that Smith was responsible for Boris Sokolov's murder and where to find him. The mob kidnap and murder Smith.

In creating an alternate universe, God saved Decker's life by moving the bullet a few inches to the right. Eventually, Decker became a detective, holding the rank of lieutenant while Chloe stayed an actor.

After Chloe is killed by Michael, she is reunited with her father in Heaven. When Lucifer arrives to resurrect her, Chloe is torn between returning to Earth and staying with her father. Proudly addressing Chloe as Detective Decker, John orders his daughter to go back to the people who need her, promising to be waiting for Chloe in Heaven when she does return.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season One
#1 "Pilot" Mentioned
#2 "Lucifer, Stay. Good Devil." Mentioned
Season Two
#7 "My Little Monkey" Appears
#10 "Quid Pro Ho" Mentioned
#12 "Love Handles" Mentioned
Season Three
#7 "Off the Record" Mentioned
#9 "The Sinnerman" Mentioned
#26 "Once Upon a Time" Appears
Season Five
#16 "A Chance At a Happy Ending" Appears

Family[edit | edit source]

To edit this section, go to Chloe Decker/Family.

John Decker
Penelope Decker
Chloe Decker
Dan Espinoza
Trixie Espinoza


  • Solid lines denote parent-child blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote romantic relationships
  • denote deceased individuals

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • John's death was the essential moment that shaped Lucifer and Chloe coming together and Lucifer becoming police consultant. In "Once Upon a Time", God revealed John's death set about a chain of good events in the lives of those close to Chloe.
  • The actor, Chris Payne Gilbert, is married to Mazikeen actress, Lesley-Ann Brandt.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]


Chloe DeckerDan EspinozaTrixie EspinozaLinda MartinElla Lopez
EveCharlotte RichardsMarcus PierceMalcolm Graham

AbelAdamJamie Lee AdrienneAlexa LeeJimmy BarnesRoberta BeliardBen RiversBeth MurphySergei BokBurtJason CarlisleCharlieBenny ChoiCorazonPaola CortezHank CutterRose DavisJohn DeckerPenelope DeckerDelilahVanessa DunlearCandy FletcherReese GettyCarmen GrantJoe HansonHectorTy HuntleyEarl JohnsonJustinFrank LawrenceLeeCaleb MayfieldOlivia MonroeOnyxAnthony PaolucciSuki PriceDani RamirezDiego RamirezRennyChet RuizErwin ScovellSinnermanMichelle TourvelJacob WilliamsYellow Viper

References[edit | edit source]

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