Len Cariou has had an incredibly successful career in Hollywood since he broke into the business over sixty years ago. Now, fans of the longtime actor are most likely to recognize Len Cariou as the man who portrays the eldest member of the Blue Bloods Reagan family. In the series, Cariou portrays Henry Reagan, the father of Tom Selleck’s character, Frank Reagan. Cariou’s Henry Reagan is a man who is clearly successful in his family life as well as his professional life.
But, what about Cariou himself? What has the successful actor earned during his time in the acting business? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Len Cariou has earned a whopping $4 million during his successful career in Hollywood.
‘Blue Bloods’ Star Started Out In A Variety Of Successful Roles
While he is certainly well known for his portrayal of Blue Bloods’ Henry Reagan, Len Cariou has had a prolific career over the years. The actor certainly has a laundry list of successful roles behind him before his Blue Bloods role.
Len Cariou’s career started on Broadway and in a variety of regional theater productions. Early in his career, Len Cariou starred opposite Lauren Bacall on the Broadway stage in Applause, the musical adaptation of the hit film.
In 1973, Len Cariou portrayed Fredrik in A Little Night Music. He later reprised in the film version in which the Blue Bloods actor starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor.
Not long after this, Len Cariou landed a starring role along with Angela Lansbury in the musical Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Cariou Spends Some Time Solving Some ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Mysteries
From 1985 until 1992, Len Cariou guest-starred in multiple episodes of the popular Angela Lansbury mystery television series, Murder, She Wrote.
In the popular CBS series, Len Cariou portrayed a recurring character named Michael Hagarty.
Len Cariou’s Hagarty is an international man of mystery who worked for a mysterious British agency. Whenever he appeared on the popular television series, Cariou’s Hagarty would get Lansbury’s character, Jessica Fletcher, involved in a variety of international mysteries.
Since 2010, Len Cariou has portrayed Henry Reagan in the wildly popular CBS police procedural Blue Bloods.
A former New York City Police detective, Henry Reagan is also a former NYPD Police Commissioner. This, of course, is a position now held by Henry’s son, Frank.
In the series, the longtime actor portrays the father to Selleck’s Frank Reagan. Cariou’s Henry Reagan is grandfather to Frank’s children, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), Erin (Bridget Moynahan), and Jamie (Will Estes).