‘Blue Bloods’ Star Will Estes Says Tom Selleck Is Similar to Frank Reagan: Here’s How

by Kati Kuuseoks

Just like a crew can make or break a tour in the music world, the cast can really make or break a TV series. The CBS hit drama “Blue Bloods” knows this well. They figured out a solid formula for longevity and success, and they’ve run with it for 12 seasons so far. A lot of Outsiders have been following the show for just as long, too. The best part? The core cast of “Blue Bloods” with Will Estes, Len Carious, Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, and Tom Selleck hasn’t changed.

Through the ups and downs, the Reagan family sticks together. Will Estes who portrays one of the Reagan offspring recently sat down with Looper to break down their family dynamic both on-screen and off. It turns out, Tom Selleck is actually really similar to his Frank Reagan patriarch character in real life. Here’s how:

Will Estes Says His ‘Blue Bloods’ Co-star Tom Selleck is a Perfect Cast for Frank Reagan

Airing every Friday at 10 pm on CBS, fans can spot Frank Reagan’s iconic mustache a mile away. As the Reagan patriarch and the New York City Police Commissioner, his character takes his role very seriously. Apparently, the same can be said of Tom Selleck and how he goes about acting.

Will Estes plays Selleck’s son on the “Blue Bloods” drama and revealed what it’s actually like working with him. He tells Looper the following:

“It’s awesome. You know, it’s funny, Tom isn’t that different than the commissioner. He is really so professional. He’s so studied. He knows his character inside and out, and he does a lot in small ways to architect the scenes that he’s in. You come on set and you know you’re working with somebody who’s very well studied and very professional and executes time and time again, every scene. So you need to be on your toes when you work with him, which makes it a lot of fun.”

Match That Mustache

Speaking of Tom Selleck’s iconic mustache, he joined Kelly and Ryan’s Live Show a while back for a “Match That Mustache” segment. The goal was to try to identify as many famous mustaches as he could. It wasn’t just a solo venture, however. Selleck competed against both hosts.

Not even a second after the first mustache appeared on screen, Selleck buzzed in with a correct answer of “Burt Reynolds.” Kelly then stole the second answer with a point for “Steve Harvey.” She also rang in for the third answer while Selleck seemed a little distracted. This time, “Sacha Noam Baron Cohen as Borat” secured the point. This is right about the point where things on the show gear up and they go into rapid-fire mode. Does Selleck come out on top?

You’ll have to check it out: