With his serious looks, stern demeanor, and trademark mustache, Thomas William “Tom” Selleck is an actor best known for his portrayal of private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. With his serious looks, stern demeanor, and trademark mustache, he makes a good choice for cops and investigators roles, which he has been offered many times.
Thomas William Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 29th, 1945. Tom grew up with three brothers and sisters and graduated from high school in 1962. After winning a basketball scholarship to the University of Southern California, he lived with his parents while attending Los Angeles Valley College.
He majored in Business Administration while there but changed his mind after an instructor urged him to attempt acting. Selleck had dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting by his senior year. During this time, Selleck was also recruited into the United States military to fight in the Vietnam War.
He began performing in television programs with minor roles. In 1965, he featured on the show The Dating Game as a college senior, a position he returned in 1967. He began performing in commercials during his early days when he would take whatever job he could get his hands on. He worked as a minor character in films and television shows such as The Movie Murderer, Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, Charlie’s Angels, and The Sacketts.
Despite his good looks, remarkable body, and acting talents, the gifted actor’s career was not progressing as he had hoped; even after years of hard work, he had mostly gone unnoticed. He played Thomas Magnum, a private investigator, on the television series Magnum, P.I. The series, which aired on CBS from 1980 until 1988, was a huge hit and one of the most popular sitcoms on American television. Following his popularity as a television actor, his movie career took off as well.
In 1987, he co-starred in the comedy picture Three Men and a Baby alongside Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. The film was one of the year’s major successes. From 1996 through 2000, he starred as Dr. Richard Burke in ten episodes of the comedy Friends. Despite the fact that his role was only a guest appearance, his performance was praised by both reviewers and the public.
In 2007, he co-starred with Kathy Baker in the television mystery thriller Jesse Stone: Sea Change. The film was based on Robert Parker’s novel and followed a police chief as he investigated an unsolved murder. He also reprised his role as Jesse Stone in subsequent films in the series. He has been playing Frank Reagan in the police drama series Blue Bloods since 2010. The series depicts the lives and work of a family of New York City Police Department officers.
Selleck married to model Jacqueline Ray in 1971. Selleck adopted her kid after the marriage. The couple divorced in 1982. Tom Selleck married Jillie Joan Mack in 1987. The couple had a daughter a year later.
Tom Selleck is an actor and producer from the United States with a net worth of $45 million.
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