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Blue Bloods 200th Episode - Fun Facts for 2019

Updated on September 29, 2019

Blue Bloods recently celebrated an important milestone with its 200th episode. Let's take a look at some of the series stars.

Tom Selleck

  • 74 year old Tom Selleck is best known to many viewers for his role as private detective Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I.
  • Selleck was born in Detroit, MI, but grew up in California.
  • He has two brothers and a sister.
  • Selleck loves the outdoors.
  • Selleck was offered the lead role in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but had to decline due to contractual obligations on Magnum, P.I.
  • Selleck was also offered the lead role in the television series Baywatch. He turned that down because he was reluctant to get typecast as a sex symbol. Quite ironic given his image as Thomas Magnum!
  • His mustache is iconic. It's so renowned, it has its own social media pages!
  • His recurring character Jesse Stone is based on a series of novels by Robert Parker. Parker’s best known creation is the private detective Spenser.
  • Selleck has been married twice, first to Jacqueline Ray (1971-1982) and to Jillie Mack since 1987.
  • His ranch in California used to belong to Dean Martin.
  • Selleck is quite athletic in real life. He loves volleyball and has been part of a team that won two national championships (the Outrigger Canoe Club of Hawaii).

Donnie Wahlberg

  • Donnie Wahlberg is 50 years old and first rose to prominence in the 1980s with his band New Kids on the Block.
  • Wahlberg was born and raised in Boston, MA.
  • He has five brothers and three sisters. He is younger than all of his siblings except for Mark Wahlberg.
  • Although he is now a fine upstanding member of the police force, Wahlberg has been in trouble with the law in real life. In 1991 he was charged with arson after starting a fire in a hotel. He did not serve any jail time after he agreed to appear in several public service advertisements, leveraging his fame.
  • Wahlberg, like Selleck, has been married twice. He was married to his first wife, Kimberley Fey, from 1999 to 2008. He has been married to Jennie McCarthy since 2014.
  • His earliest serious acting excursion saw him working alongside Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur.
  • Wahlberg has shown an affinity for a more gruesome genre, appearing in several of the gory Saw films.

Keep reading to see how he almost lost his entire paycheck!

Amy Carlson

  • Amy Lynn Carlson, 51, spent much of her childhood in her birth town of Chicago, IL.
  • As a child and young adult, she got to travel much of the world, including living in the Middle East country of Jordan with her family.
  • Carlson has two sisters and a brother.
  • Although she has never been married, she has been in a relationship with musician Syd Butler since 2004.
  • Carlson has appeared in many crime fighting shows, including NCIS, Criminal Minds, Law and Order: SVU and Law & Order: Trial by Jury.

Will Estes

  • Will Estes was born in Los Angeles, CA, on October 21, 1978, and is 40 years old.
  • He has a degree in English Literature.
  • Estes is five feet nine inches tall, the same height as costar Len Cariou.
  • He has two rescue dogs, who live with him in Los Angeles.
  • Estes is passionate about the environment. As a surfer he is especially focused on protecting coastal waters.
  • He appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy in 2003 - and won!
  • Estes is another athletic member of the cast. Not only did he train as a gymnast, but he's also skilled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Len Cariou

  • Canadian Len Cariou, at 79, is just five years older than Tom Selleck.
  • He has an impressive background in Shakespearean works, including playing various roles over a two year period in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.
  • Cariou has worked alongside some of the most famous actresses of the 20th century, including Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor.
  • Many of his fans first came to know him as the MI-6 secret agent Michael Hagarty on Murder, She Wrote.
  • Cariou has been married three times: to Patricia Otter as well as to Susan Barbara Kapilow. He has been married to Heather Summerhayes since 1986. Although they did not marry, he also lived with actress Glenn Close in the 1970s.

Sami Gayle

  • Gayle is 23 years old, and was born in Florida as Samantha Gail Klitzman.
  • Gayle has taken several advanced placement (AP) courses while being home schooled. She’s especially recognized for her debating skills.
  • She has one brother, and is known to be a private person, keeping details of her personal life under wraps.

Marisa Ramirez

  • Marisa Ramirez is 42 and was born in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Ramirez first found fame as a 13 year old model. She worked across the world.
  • She tried to break into acting with small roles on soap operas Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Young and the Restless.
  • Ramirez has been married once, to Nathan Lavezoli. They were married from 2002 until 2011.
  • Ramirez is passionate about several causes, including HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Like her costar Will Estes, she also is an animal rescue advocate.
  • Although she stars with New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg, she appeared in a music video for that other popular boy band Backstreet Boys.

Vanessa Ray

  • Vanessa Ray, 38, was born in California, as Vanessa Rae Liptak.
  • She is five feet four inches tall, the same height as Sami Gayle.
  • She has been married twice, to actor Derek James Baynham from 2003 to 2009, and to Landon Beard since 2015.
  • Before Blue Bloods, she was very excited to work with renowned actress Glenn Close, who in the 1970s lived with Ray’s costar Len Cariou.

Bridget Moynahan

  • Bridget Moynahan is 48 and was born in Binghamton, NY. As a child she went to school in Massachusetts.
  • Her first name is Kathryn, but she uses her middle name Bridget as her professional name.
  • At five feet ten inches tall, she is the same height as Donnie Wahlberg.
  • Moynahan has two brothers.
  • Her romantic interests have included New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Charlie’s Angels director McG. She has been married to Andrew Frankel, a businessman, since 2015.
  • She originally turned down the role in Blue Bloods. Donnie Wahlberg persuaded her to give it another chance, promising her the show would be filmed in New York.

Wahlberg was so insistent that Moynahan join the cast that he said he'd give her his entire paycheck if she signed on and the show wasn't filmed in New York!


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