Blue Bloods is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner, and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as Chief. A source of pride and concern for Frank is his eldest son, Danny, a seasoned detective, family man and Iraq War vet who on occasion uses dubious tactics to solve cases with his partner, Detective Maria Baez.
THE REAGAN WOMEN IN THE FAMILY INCLUDE ERIN, A NEW YORK ASSISTANT D.A. WHO ALSO SERVES AS THE LEGAL COMPASS FOR HER SIBLINGS AND FATHER, AS WELL AS A SINGLE PARENT TO HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER, NICKY. JAMIE IS THE YOUNGEST REAGAN, A HARVARD LAW GRADUATE AND THE FAMILY’S “GOLDEN BOY.” UNABLE TO DENY THE FAMILY TRADITION, JAMIE DECIDED TO GIVE UP A LUCRATIVE FUTURE IN LAW AND FOLLOW IN THE FAMILY FOOTSTEPS AS A COP. HE’S FOUND A FRIEND AND ALLY IN EDDIE, HIS FEMALE PARTNER WHO KEEPS HIM ON HIS TOES, AND HAS VERY DIFFERENT REASONS THAN THE REAGANS FOR JOINING THE POLICE FORCE.
Tom Selleck’s versatility in both television and film has won the attention of audiences and critics worldwide. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Thomas Magnum in the ’80s CBS television hit, “Magnum P.I.,” which garnered him both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, as well as five People’s Choice Awards, four Emmy nominations and six Golden Globe nominations.
Although Selleck is a television icon who still maintains a strong fan base that dates back to “Magnum PI,” he has also established a contemporary audience thanks to the success of his Emmy Award-nominated role in the “Jesse Stone” television film franchise, which began airing four years ago on CBS. Based on the famous, best-selling books by Robert B. Parker, Selleck plays the part of New England police chief Jesse Stone. Selleck recently wrapped production on the seventh installment, “Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost.” The 2008 film, “Jesse Stone: Sea Change,” garnered Selleck an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Selleck’s additional television credits include the series “Las Vegas” and the recurring role of Candice Bergen’s lovable rogue ex-husband on “Boston Legal.” His memorable guest-starring run on “Friends” as Courteney Cox’s love interest earned him an Emmy nomination in 2000 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
In television films, he has portrayed many powerful and thought-provoking characters such as General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 2004 Emmy-nominated television movie, “IKE: Countdown to D-Day,” which was also nominated in the film category at the 2004 Monte Carlo Television Festival. Selleck also starred in the television film, “Reversible Errors,” on CBS, as well as “Louis L’Amour’s Crossfire Trail.” This film set a new record for being the highest-rated movie in the history of basic cable.
In addition to television, Selleck’s motion picture acting career has featured him in a variety of roles for such films as “Three Men and a Baby,” which won Favorite Comedy Motion Picture at the People’s Choice Awards in 1988. He also starred in the film’s sequel, “Three Men and a Little Lady.” Other film credits include “Quigley Down Under,” “In and Out,” “Mr. Baseball,” “Her Alibi,” “The Love Letter,” “Broken Trust,” “Folks,” “An Innocent Man,” “Runaway” and “High Road to China.”
Making his Broadway debut in 2001, Selleck starred in the romantic comedy, “A Thousand Clowns,” at New York’s Longacre Theatre. The critically acclaimed play was, at that time, the highest-grossing play at the Longacre to date.
Aside from his acting successes, Selleck has also been prolific behind-the-scenes. He has executive produced each installment of the “Jesse Stone” series and co-wrote the screenplays for both “Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise” and “Jesse Stone: No Remorse” with J.T. Allen and Michael Brandman. Additionally, Selleck starred in and also executive produced the television film, “Monte Walsh.” Other notable executive producer credits include “The Closer” on CBS, “Louis L’Amour’s Crossfire Trail,” “Last Stand at Saber River,” “Ruby Jean and Joe,” “Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Stranger” and “Magnum P.I.” during the series’ last two seasons.
Selleck devotes much of his time to philanthropic causes. He is a board member of The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics; an advisory board member of the Character Counts Coalition; a spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative; a committee member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and is actively involved in the Student/Sponsor Partnership Program in New York City. Additionally, he received a Distinguished American Award from the Horatio Alger Association and was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Pepperdine University. In April 2010, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City inducted Selleck into the Hall of Great Western Performers.
Selleck was born in Detroit and resides in Southern California with his wife, actress Jillie Mack, and their daughter. His birth date is Jan. 29.
Frank Reagan, the Police Commissioner and son of former Police Commissioner Henry Reagan, must balance his duties of running the largest police force in the world and being his kids’ boss.
His daughter Erin is an Assistant District Attorney, son Danny is a senior detective and fellow Marine Veteran, and new Harvard Law grad turned cop, Jamie all swirl through this family drama and passionately defend their city from harm. The Irish-American family is deeply rooted in their patriotism, passion, and love of family.
With an impressive background that spans the worlds of music, film and television, Donnie Wahlberg captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He has proven his versatility by transforming himself from a teen pop sensation to a noteworthy dramatic film actor and critically acclaimed television star. The last two years have exemplified Wahlberg’s multiple talents. The phenomenally received reunion of New Kids On The Block yielded a new album and a worldwide concert tour. He co-starred in the film “Righteous Kill” with Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro, co-wrote “What Doesn’t Kill You,” in which he also co-starred with Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke, and recently co-starred opposite Kevin James in the comedy film “The Zookeeper,” which will be released in July 2011.
Wahlberg’s other television credits include co-starring with Harvey Keitel in the miniseries, “Path to 9/11,” and “The Kill Point” series, as well as the drama series, “Boomtown,” and the award-winning miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”
Wahlberg’s film career includes a pivotal role in “The Sixth Sense,” which was originally written for a 13-year-old boy until Wahlberg met with M. Night Shyamalan to inquire about rights for a theater production and ended up convincing the writer/director that no one else but he could play the role. He also co-starred with Mel Gibson in “Ransom” directed by Ron Howard, and starred in the independent film, “Southie.” Other film credits include the blockbuster hit, “Saw II,” “Annapolis” and the independent film, “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School.”
The eighth of nine children, Wahlberg began performing in plays and banging on pots and pans as early as the first grade. In high school, he attended a fledgling arts program and became involved in theater, acting, writing and directing plays. At age 14, he started a band that, in just a few years, went from playing at high school parties to becoming pop music sensation New Kids on the Block. At the height of the group’s popularity, Wahlberg decided to go in another direction by focusing on writing and producing for his brother, Mark. He then chose to explore his interest in acting and landed a role in “Bullet” with Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur, a project that lit a spark and motivated him to devote his energy to the craft of acting.
Danny Reagan is the oldest child of Frank and Mary Reagan, as well as the older brother of Erin, Joe and Jamie. Danny is an investigator of New York City’s 54th Precinct’s Detective Squad, specializing in Major Crimes, and doing what needs to be done to serve justice in the fight against crime.
Erin Reagan Boyle
Currently in the production for the fifth season of the hit CBS drama “Blue Bloods,” Bridget Moynahan continues to have a stronghold in Hollywood as a sought-after leading lady.
Moynahan was most recently seen in Lionsgate’s “John Wick,” alongside Keanu Reeves. She completed production on the independent film “Midnight Sun” with Goran Visnjic. She was also recently seen in the independent feature “Small Time” with Christopher Meloni.
Moynahan first captured the attention of audiences in Disney’s “Coyote Ugly” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. She went on to star in numerous blockbuster films including the futuristic summer hit “I, Robot with Will Smith, Touchstone Pictures’ “The Recruit” with Al Pacino and Colin Farrell, Paramount’s “The Sum Of All Fears,” teaming with Ben Affleck in this political thriller based on Tom Clancy’s bestselling novel, and “Battle: Los Angeles” opposite Aaron Eckhart. Other feature credits include “Lord of War” starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke, and “Noise” opposite Tim Robbins .She also starred alongside Selena Gomez and John Corbett for Fox’s family film “Ramona and Beezus” based on the popular Beverly Cleary characters.
Previously on television, Moynahan portrayed Natasha, Carrie’s rival and Mr. Bigs’ wife on the highly-rated, critically acclaimed HBO series “Sex And The City.” She also starred in J.J. Abram’s compelling ABC drama, “Six Degrees.”
With a strong interest in childhood education, Moynahan takes time to serve on the National Board of Directors for “Jumpstart” a national early education organization that works with children in low-income neighborhoods. She is also actively involved with The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a community dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families.
Born in Binghamton, New York and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Moynahan currently resides in New York.
Erin Reagan-Boyle (formerly Erin Reagan) is the sole daughter of Frank and Mary Reagan, and the second oldest of four. Currently she is the Bureau Chief in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Although she technically works for the same side as the rest of the family, her strict adherence to the letter of the law and some of her assignments can cause strife in the family.
Will Estes has quietly amassed a diverse body of film and television work, challenging himself with each role. He received critical acclaim for his performance on the television program, “American Dreams,” and later starred in the series, “Reunion.” His additional television credits include “The Cleaner” opposite Benjamin Bratt, “In Plain Sight”, “The 11th Hour,” “7TH Heaven” and “Kirk.” He also appeared in the television movies “Dive from Clausen’s Pier,” “The Familiar Stranger” and “See You In My Dreams,” starring Marcia Gay Harden and Aiden Quinn.
Highlights of Estes’ film credits include his role in the two-time Academy Award-winning World War II adventure film, “U-571,” starring opposite Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi. Subsequent films include the independent features “New Port South,” “Hard Shell,” “Terror Tract,” “Blue Ridge Fall” and “The Triangle.” Most recently, he wrapped the independent features “Not Since You” and “Magic Valley.”
When Estes isn’t on set, he divides his time between his love for surfing, environmental protection efforts, friends and family. Estes’ humanitarian efforts include advocating proper treatment for animals and involvement in Heal the Bay to support efforts to preserve and protect Southern California coastal waters. Estes recently installed a solar panel system on his home to minimize his carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
Estes was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he currently resides with his two rescue dogs. His birth date is Oct. 21.
Jameson “Jamie” Reagan is the youngest child of Frank and Mary Reagan. Known for having a good heart and being the ‘Golden Boy’ of the family, it is hinted that he got in the least trouble as a kid, not having been to jail until starting a fight at a wedding. Jamie has good instincts as a cop, despite having gone to school to be a lawyer.
Over time he has wavered from his strict lawyer’s viewpoint and now sees things as a cop as well.
One of the theater world’s most beloved talents, Len Cariou is a member of the Theatre Hall of Fame and a pre-eminent interpreter of the music of Steven Sondheim. On Broadway, he has appeared in “Applause,” for which he earned a Tony Award nomination and won the Theatre World Award; “A Little Night Music,” for which he was also nominated for a Tony Award; “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” for which he won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award; “Nightwatch;” “Cold Storage;” Teddy and Alice;” “Dance a Little Closer;” “The Speed of Darkness;” “The Dinner Party” and “Proof.”
Off-Broadway, Cariou has appeared in “Mountain,” “Papa,” “The Persians,” “A Sorrow Beyond Dreams,” “The Master Class” and “Measure for Measure.” In addition, he has served as Artistic Director of the Manitoba Theatre Center and Associate Director of the Guthrie Theatre.
On television, Cariou has appeared in “Damages,” “Brotherhood,” “Murder, She Wrote,” “CSI” and “Numb3rs” on CBS, “Ed,” “Law and Order,” “The Outer Limits,” “The Practice,” “The West Wing,” and many television films including “Into the Storm,” for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination.
Cariou’s feature film credits include “One Man,” for which he received a Genie Award, “The Four Seasons,” “Flags of our Fathers,” “1408,” “Executive Decision,” “Lady in White,” “Thirteen Days,” “About Schmidt,” “Secret Window” and “The Boynton Beach Bereavement Club.” In addition, he supplied voice narration for the Academy Award-winning documentary, “The Johnstown Flood.”
Cariou was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and holds two honorary degrees as well as the Order of Manitoba. He currently resides on the Hudson River’s shore in New Jersey with wife Heather Summerhayes Cariou, author of Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir.
Len loves golf almost as much as he loves his family and friends. He’s a Friar, an avid sports fan, and a crack gin rummy player. His birth date is Sept 30.
Henry Reagan is a retired police commissioner and the father of Frank, grandfather of Danny, Erin, Joe (deceased) and Jamie and great-grandfather of Nicky, Jack, Sean, and Joe. Henry is the Reagan family patriarch.
In addition to her current television role, Sami Gayle has been compiling an impressive list of past and upcoming projects. This summer, Gayle will be seen with Robin Wright in “The Congress,” which had its world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Gayle’s big breakthrough role in film came in 2012 when she co-starred as a young prostitute opposite Adrien Brody in director Tony Kaye’s “Detachment.” Also that year, she starred opposite Nicolas Cage and Josh Lucas in “Stolen.” Earlier in 2014, Sami starred in “Vampire Academy,” followed by the independent film “Hateship, Loveship,” in which she appeared opposite Guy Pierce and Kristen Wiig. Gayle began her acting career as Baby June in the off-Broadway production of “Gypsy,” starring Patti LuPone. She reprised her role when the production transferred to Broadway a few months later. She also co-starred in the off-Broadway plays “Oohrah!,” at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and MCC Theatre’s “Family Week,” under the direction of Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme. She was featured in the 2007 Broadway production of “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.”
On television, Gayle had a recurring role in “Royal Pains.”
Gayle’s birthday is Jan. 22.
Nicky Boyle is the only child of Erin Reagan and Jack Boyle. Nicky is a generally well-behaved and intelligent girl who dresses and typically behaves with more maturity than her classmates. She is being raised by her mother Erin because her father did not want to share custody.