A Redditor started a thread wanting everyone to list their favorite non-Reagan character on Blue Bloods. They started out saying “Anthony,” played by Steven Schirripa, and many others quickly followed. Out of 35 comments, 16 definitely placed Anthony at the top of their list. Maria Baez and Abigail Baker (Abigail Hawk) also receive some love, but it’s clear that Anthony’s directness and penchant for jokes have made him an instant favorite among viewers.
Schirripa opened up about what he liked about the character during an interview with Talk Nerdy With Us. He mentioned: “He’s very loyal and I think he’s very good at what he does. He’s a very good investigator. And certainly working with Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) who is the prosecutor and is very smart and comes from a strong family, Anthony comes from a different place. He comes from a very working-class family. He’s from Brooklyn. They do the work together, but they have two different perspectives.”
He’s played a pivotal role in Proceedings since Season 6, and with Season 13 imminent, there’s plenty more Anthony to come.