Say it ain’t so! Acclaimed actor and “Blue Bloods” star Gregory Jbara is reportedly considering leaving the long-running CBS drama series.
According to a report by The Sun, speculation has been building around Jbara’s exit. During one especially tense moment of Season 11, Jbara’s character issues a tense statement to the press. Later, he tried to give his boss an envelope. However, the boss, who is played by Tom Selleck, refused to accept the letter believing it was Jbara’s resignation.
Fans couldn’t help but to see it as some sort of foreshadowing. A report by the Cinemaholic complicated matters by suggesting the scene was simply a retraction of what Jbara’s character had said earlier.
Who is Gregory Jbara
Blue Bloods fans undoubtedly know of Jbara, but others may not be as familiar with the 59-year-old actor’s work. Jbara made appearances in other TV shows such as Friends before landing a big-time role in the CBS police drama. According to IMDb, he’s also appeared in movies such as Grounded for Life and In & Out.
After growing up in suburban Detroit, Jbara went on to study acting at the Julliard School of Performing Arts in New York City. In 2009, he won a Tony award for Best Featured Actor as “Jackie Elliot” in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot. He also played Billy Flynn in the Tony-award-winning revival of Chicago.
Jbara has also done an extensive amount of voice acting. He appeared on TBS’ Ripley’s Believe it or Not in the 1990s and in animated television shows such as American Dad.
Jbara has appeared in 197 of the show’s 225 episodes as the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Garrett Moore.
The Role of Garrett Moore
Moore is one of NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan’s most trusted allies on the show, which would make his departure from the show difficult to imagine. However, the relationship between Moore and Regan leaves this possibility open.
Moore’s opinion often stands in contrast to Reagan’s, which became evident in the Season 11 spectacle mentioned earlier. Garrett is also Reagan’s de-facto chief-of-staff and righthand man. Where the two seem to have issues is that Regan never fully expresses his gratitude for Moore’s efforts.
Arguments are nothing new to these two. The number of times Moore and Reagan have faced off over the show’s tenure are too numerous to count. So, it doesn’t appear that Jbara will be leaving the show any time soon.
Blue Bloods airs on Fridays at 10 PM EST on CBS.