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.
  • The Danza: Abigail Hawk plays Abigail Baker.
  • Directed by Cast Member: Donnie Wahlberg ("Danny Reagan") directed "Manhattan Queens".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Carwood Lipton is now an NYPD detective.
    • Jarod is a detective, too (or is he pretending?)
    • Special Agent Elle Greenaway guest-stars as a Russian mob queen.
    • Alex Hunter appears as a nightclub owner.
    • Frank shares a brunch with Matt Walton, better known as the Optimum cable commercial guy.
    • ADA Erin Reagan-Boyle is the Hot Scientist in I Robot.
    • Det. Sgt. Martinez must have gotten a demotion to Patrolman.
    • Artie Bucco got a new job as an NYPD Bureau Chief.
    • Dr. Lilith Sternin is the Inspector General!
    • Robert Clohessy, who plays Sgt/Lt. Gormley, was an NYPD sergeant in a memorable scene in The Avengers, where Captain America helps him battle the Chitauri, and gives him a strategy to evacuate civilians out of the affected area.
    • David Ramsey, aka Diggle on Arrow. He began his role on Arrow during his second season on Blue Bloods. He has appeared somewhat less frequently since Arrow began, due to his being a character on both shows, but still remains a very important character on Blue Bloods.
    • Dick Reed, aka James Wesley
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.