Donnie Wahlberg Talks Sporting A 'Stache When Not Playing A Cop On Blue Bloods

Donnie Wahlberg and his fellow New Kids on the Block members sport moustaches for a fun Twitter photo -- Donnie Wahlberg/Twitter

Donnie Wahlberg plays the brave - and clean-shaven - New York City detective Danny Reagan on the CBS drama "Blue Bloods," but off duty this summer, he was sporting a moustache in his other job - as a member of New Kids on the Block.

"I wear a moustache in the off season. No connection to Tom Selleck," Donnie said on Access Hollywood Live on Friday in New York City, referring to the famously facial-haired star who plays his police commissioner father, Frank Reagan, on the show.

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After Access Hollywood Live co-hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover brought out Donnie's Twitter photo showing his NKOTB bandmates, all sporting moustaches, the actor and singer explained how the unique moment came about.

"When I was on tour, I was wearing a moustache and a lot of the Backstreet Boys fans - New Kids and Backstreet Boys were touring in Europe and around the world -- the Backstreet Boys fans were a little younger than [our] New Kids fans, and when I wore the 'stache on stage they kind of got freaked out," Donnie said. "On Twitter, a lot of fans were teasing me about my 'stache, so my bandmates donned fake moustaches and we Tweeted this picture.

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"Mine's real," he noted though. "The other ones were drawn on."

Bridget Moynahan, who plays Donnie's sister, Erin Reagan-Boyle, who handles cases in the District Attorney's office on "Blue Bloods," said she fully approved.

"I think they all look good with [moustaches]," she laughed.

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"Blue Bloods" returns Friday, September 28 at 10/9c on CBS.

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