Trivia / Blue Bloods

  • Actor Allusion: Frank's mention of being a Marine with service in Vietnam. During Magnum, P.I.'s run, Tom Selleck often wore a cap with the legend "VMO-2", which was a Marine Forward Air Control squadron out of Da Nang.
  • California Doubling:
    • Averted. The show is set and filmed on-location in New York City.
    • The pilot had some interior scenes that were shot in Toronto, although exteriors used New York City proper.
  • Cast the Expert: The show's technical advisor, Detective First Grade Jim Nuciforo (ret.) plays Frank's security guard.
  • The Danza:
    • Abigail Hawk plays Abigail Baker.
    • Jim Nuciforo plays Jim the security guard.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Donnie Wahlberg (Det. Danny Reagan) directed "Manhattan Queens".
  • The Other Darrin: Nicky was played by a different actress in the original pilot.
  • Playing Gertrude: Tom Selleck is only 5 years younger than Len Cariou, who plays his father.
  • Real-Life Relative:
    • Jack and Sean Reagan, Danny's two boys are played by real-life brothers Tony and Andrew Terraciano.
    • In "Drawing Dead," Aida Turturro plays the shopkeeper questioned in an officer-involved shooting. She is a real-life cousin of Nicholas Turturro, who plays Sergeant Renzulli.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot:
    • Jennifer Esposito has coeliac disease and due to the condition, could no longer keep up with the grueling filming schedule required for her character. While the show writers were willing to work around it, CBS were not and told the show to write her out, a decision she was not happy with.
    • "Quid Pro Quo" was shot shortly after Hurricane Sandy hit New York City. The episode has Danny pay a visit at one point to a detective friend of his in the Rockaways, the part of the city hardest hit by Sandy. The shots of course being done on location in the Rockaways.
  • The Wiki Rule: Blue Bloods Wiki.
  • You Might Remember Me from...: Tom Selleck's role as Police Commissioner Frank Reagan is his first major role in quite a while, apart from a string of TV movies based on the Jesse Stone book series. He mentioned in an interview on The Talk that he took the job partly because the script made him cry.

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