‘Blue Bloods’: Which Reagan Family Member Is a Fan Favorite?

Critically-acclaimed CBS series Blue Bloods has long been a hit with fans for its captivating portrayal of the Reagans, a crime-fighting police family in New York City. It examines how each character navigates their career in law enforcement as well as the many issues they deal with in their personal life.

Since fans have been able to watch the various Blue Bloods family members go through ups and downs for years, it’s no secret that there might be some characters on the show viewers seem to connect with more than the others. Read on below to find out who has managed to capture the hearts of fans season after season.

The members of the Reagan family

The Reagans are multi generational and consist of several main people who the show focuses on.

Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the police commissioner who has been doing police work for almost fifty years. His father, Henry Reagan (Len Cariou) also worked as a police commissioner in the past, though he has since retired from the job.

Frank has three children: Danny, Erin, and Jamie. Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) is a detective who is married with two sons. Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) is a district attorney and single mother. Jamie Reagan (Will Estes) is a graduate of Harvard Law School who decided to forgo a law career and became a police officer instead.

Frank and Jamie Reagan are the favorites of the fans

According to Ranker, Police Commissioner Frank Reagan and his youngest son, Jamie, are the two most well-liked characters on Blue Bloods. And, actually, it is easy to see why.

Frank Reagan is considered a hero who has sacrificed a lot for his country and community. Before joining the New York Police Department, Frank was a lieutenant in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was even awarded a medal for his bravery. He also showed his selflessness and devotion to his duty once again on September 11, 2001, when he worked at Ground Zero for many days to save lives alongside other first responders.

Not only that, but Frank has been portrayed as a devoted father to his children, especially since his wife passed away several years ago. He is seen as a voice of reason that his kids (no matter how grown they are) can turn to whenever they need help.

Aside from Frank, many viewers also enjoy the presence of the youngest brother Jamie, who, after graduating from law school and the police academy, started out as a lowly officer before moving up the ranks to become a sergeant. He has an easygoing personality and a good heart, which viewers find extremely likeable.

Jamie’s relationship with his fiancée, Eddie Janko, is a popular story on the show. The two of them started out as work partners before becoming romantically involved and, in season 8, they got engaged. Fans like Jamie and Eddie together so much that they even have a ship name – Jamko. 

Tom Selleck is also the highest paid actor on the show

Tom Selleck, who plays Frank Reagan, already was popular before joining the cast of Blue Bloods. In the 1980’s, he was the star of the hit TV show Magnum P.I., which won numerous awards and was on the air for eight years. As such, it comes as no surprise that Selleck’s character on Blue Bloods is so well-liked since fans perhaps enjoy seeing a familiar face they have known for decades on TV.

Because of this, Tom Selleck is the cast member who receives the highest paycheck at $200,000 per episode. His overall net worth is the highest as well at $45 million.