Blue Bloods: Are Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg Friends Away From The Camera?


‘Blue Bloods,’ a CBS police drama, has been a success for 13 years and shows no signs of slowing down. The show follows the lives of a New York City police family, led by Tom Selleck as patriarch Frank Reagan.

Selleck expressed gratitude for the show’s longevity, saying, “We did eight [seasons] on Magnum [P.I.], and now we’ve done 13 and going strong.” Donnie Wahlberg emphasized the importance of luck and a loyal audience in the success of the show, advising aspiring actors to have both.

With a talented cast, the success of a show is further ensured. Despite Donnie Wahlberg’s shorter tenure compared to Tom Selleck, their extensive acting experience makes their father-son portrayal on “Blue Bloods” appear seamless.

The strong bond between Wahlberg and Selleck is evident in the endearing nicknames they’ve given each other, reflecting their off-screen admiration.

The two actors consider each other to be family.

Donnie Wahlberg and Tom Selleck have formed a close friendship that extends beyond their on-screen roles after more than a decade of working together.

Wahlberg revealed in an emotional interview with Entertainment Tonight that Selleck has become a father figure to him. Off-screen, they affectionately refer to each other as “Dad” and “son,” with Wahlberg expressing gratitude for the genuine bond they share.

In discussing his off-camera relationship with Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg stated to TV Insider that it closely mirrors their on-screen characters, Danny and Frank. Wahlberg emphasized their close bond while noting differences in their acting approaches Selleck’s focused and reserved style versus Wahlberg’s instinctual and emotionally driven approach.

Despite the mentorship dynamic, Selleck found inspiration in Wahlberg, prompting a generous act of kindness toward a stranger.

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