But no matter how many episodes of Blue Bloods the actor films, he’ll always be The Sopranos’ Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri to a generation of TV fans.
“Now, I’ve been on Blue Bloods for four years. I play a DA investigator. But not a day goes by where someone doesn’t call me ‘Bobby’ or ‘Bacala.’ Not one day since the show,” Steven told Esquire in an interview conducted earlier this year.
“I was just in California… young guys, nice, college guys from Saudi Arabia came up to me and said, ‘Are you Bobby?'” he recalled. “And I said, ‘Saudi Arabia?’… And [one] said, ‘Oh, we love The Sopranos…’ So, I mean, all over the world I’m Bobby Bacala. And I’m okay with that. I don’t have a problem with that.”
CBS’ Blue Bloods returns with an all-new episode on Friday, Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET.