It was such an interesting hire for “Blue Bloods” character Frank Reagan to bring former newspaper reporter Garrett Moore on board. Why?
That’s the question, Outsiders, which is before actor Gregory Jbara, who plays Moore on the CBS police drama. In his role, Moore is the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information and a part of Frank’s board. Tom Selleck plays NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan. Jbara has been on “Blue Bloods” since its first season back in 2010.
So, Jbara talked about coming onto the show in a 2020 interview with Starry Mag.
“Well, before I was hired to play the role…I know that [screenwriter] Kevin Wade and Tom [Selleck] seriously discussed what that relationship would be with Garrett when the DCPI (Deputy Commissioner, Public Information) (is) introduced to the show,” Jbara said.
‘Blue Bloods’ Actor Said Garrett Moore Character Has Deep Background With Reagan
“The history of the actual character is that before Reagan became Commissioner, Garrett was a reporter for The New York Post who covered the NYPD,” Jbara said. “He was always the department’s most honest and probably microscopic critic of the NYPD.”
The “Blue Bloods” actor said that when Frank Reagan took over the top job in NYPD, he already had a “respectful relationship” with Moore during his reporter days.
“He understood the hardships and had the ability to put on the page ideas that were vital to communicating to the public,” the “Blue Bloods” star said. “So, I think it was a choice the Commissioner made to bring Garrett Moore on board because of his communication skills and because he’s a powerful voice at The New York Post and it would be much wiser to have him as an ally as opposed to an adversary.
“I do believe he brought him on,” Jbara continued. “Because he knew how hard that job of being the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information was and he really believed that Garrett would be an asset,” he said.
Don’t Expect To See The Commish Going Out on Dates Anytime Soon
Expect to see Jbara on your TV screens as “Blue Bloods” kicks off Season 12 on Friday night at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central on CBS.
So, we all know that Frank has been single for a while since his wife, Mary, died. Would the Commish from “Blue Bloods” be up for some dating this season?
“Frank’s a little senior,” Selleck said in an interview with Parade. “He’s also still wearing his wedding ring. We’ve never gone into it. Maybe it’s too self-centered a story about the why of all that. He’s pretty much wrapped himself in his work.”
The one-time star of “Magnum P.I.” adds that it takes a lot of work writing Frank into a relationship.