Tom Selleck

TV Actor

Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States on January 29th, 1945 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 79, Tom Selleck biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Thomas William Selleck, Tom
Date of Birth
January 29, 1945
United States
Place of Birth
Detroit, Michigan, United States
79 years old
Zodiac Sign
$45 Million
$200 Thousand
Actor, Basketball Player, Film Actor, Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Tom Selleck Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 79 years old, Tom Selleck has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Tom Selleck Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Grant High School, Los Angeles Valley College, University of Southern California
Tom Selleck Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Jillie Mack
Dating / Affair
Kitten Natividad, Lillian Müller, Goldie Hawn, Jacqueline Ray (1970-1982), Mimi Rogers (1982-1983), Marie Helvin (1983), Jillie Mack (1986-Present)
Robert Dean Selleck, Martha Selleck
Robert Selleck (Older Brother), Martha Selleck (Younger Sister), Daniel Selleck (Younger Brother)
Other Family
Annabelle Selleck (Daughter-In-Law), George Samuel Selleck (Paternal Grandfather), Nellie Louisa/Louise Fife (Paternal Grandmother), Fredrick Grant Jagger (Maternal Grandfather), Martha Birchall (Maternal Grandmother)
Tom Selleck Life

Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film director, and a California Army National Guard veteran.

Thomas Magnum, the television series Magnum, P.I.'s most well-known private investigator, is best known for his role in the television series Magnum, P.I. Peter Mitchell in Three Men and a Baby (1980-198) and in NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods on CBS since 2010. Lance White, Jim Rockford's likeable and naive companion, appeared in a series of made-for-TV films based on Robert B. Parker's novels, appeared on The Rockford Files.

Since Magnum, P.I., Selleck has appeared in more than 50 film and television roles, including Three Men and a Baby, Quigley Down Under, Mr. Claude Selleck. Baseball and Lassiter are two of the team's most popular sports.

He appeared on Friends as Dr. Richard Burke and As A.J. Cooper on the television show Las Vegas.

He appeared in the television western film The Sacketts, based on two of Louis L'Amour's books, and he appeared in several of his films.

Early life

Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1945, to housewife Martha Selleck (née Jagger) and Robert Dean Selleck, who was an executive and real estate investor. Robert (born 1944), his younger sister Martha (born 1954), and his younger brother Daniel (born 1956) are among his siblings.

His father had mainly English roots but had distant German roots as well, although his mother was of English descent. Selleck is a direct descendant of English colonist David Selleck, who came from Somerset, England, in 1633, who died from there through a complete paternal line. Selleck is the 11th generation of his family's origins in North America, according to this line.

In 1948, Selleck's family moved to Sherman Oaks, California.

Selleck graduated from Grant High School in 1962 and enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, working at home and saving money. Selleck, a 6-foot-four-inch (1.93 m) tall guy, matriced at the University of Southern California in his junior year to play for the USC Trojans' men's basketball team. He was also a pitcher for the USC baseball team. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and a Trojan Knight. Although Selleck was majoring in Business Administration, a drama coach recommended that he try acting, but he dropped out of the university in his senior year. Selleck went back to school in Beverly Hills, California, under Milton Katselas.

Selleck, who had received a draft notice during the Vietnam War, joined the California National Guard. He served in the California Army National Guard's 160th Infantry Regiment from 1967 to 1973.

Personal life

Selleck was married to model Jacqueline Ray from 1971 to 1982. Kevin Shepard (born 1966), former drummer for the American rock band Tonic, was adopted during that time. Selleck married Jillie Joan Mack (born 1957) on August 7, 1987. Hannah (born December 16, 1988) and her one daughter, Hannah (born December 16, 1988).

Selleck and his family live near Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California, on a 60-acre (24 ha) avocado ranch that was previously owned by Dean Martin. "So I like to get outside and work on the ranch, from repairing roads to clearing brush," Selleck said in a 2012 interview with People. I hate going to the gym, so getting outside beats sitting on a stationary bike staring at my navel. And I work cheaper than anyone else I could afford to do it."

Selleck is a good indoor and beach volleyball player, best known for his Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu. (Son Kevin played on Selleck's alma mater, the United StatesC., and became a volleyball team All-American in 1990). Dennis Berg, an outrigger with Canoe Club, said of Selleck, "Tom was a great teammate, appreciating being part of such a diverse and experienced group, training and playing hard when his Magnum schedule permitted." He was extremely generous with all of us, and we loved the large crowds that came to the rescue of the normal few players' friends and spouses at the national tourney tournaments.

Selleck is a dieter of ice hockey and has been seen at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ane Kopitar and Alexander Frolov are two of his favorite players. He was a minority owner of the Detroit Tigers, his favorite baseball team since childhood. Mr. Reilly, a singer who performed in Mr.'s film, was preparing for his role in the film. Selleck, a baseball player, came to the Tigers to practice with them in the spring of 1991. He went to practice for three weeks and later appeared in an exhibition game against Cincinnati, where Tiger boss Sparky Anderson made him play in the pinch hitter role. Sellingeck believes that his preparation helped him greatly in his film career, having gained significant insight from attending team meetings and learning about how competitive players function together.

Larry Manetti, one of Selleck's 1996 book Aloha Magnum, was generous in his praise of Selleck. Manetti lauded Selleck for his extraordinary work ethic on a grueling display (shooting for hours in the middle of the Hawaiian sun), Selleck's involvement with Hawaiian charities, and his willingness to assist the program's cast and crew members.

Selleck became the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's national spokesperson for the newly constructed Education Center on the National Mall in February 2009.

"Jim was a mentor to me and a friend, and I'll never forget him," James Garner said after his death in 2014. I don't believe Garner's death two years after Garner's death, selleck said, just like my mentor, who never wanted to hear he was my mentor (James Garner), that I don't accept the mentor role. While I agree that it is flattering, a certain degree of anxiety is added."

The Callet Municipal Water District sacked Selleck for reportedly improperly transporting almost 1.4 million gallons of water from the Callet Municipal Water District to the Hidden Valley Municipal Water District during the driest California drought since record-keeping began, which he used to water his avocado plant. He settled the lawsuit by paying $21,685.55 to the Callee Municipal Water District, which represented the district's private investigator fees in connection with the lawsuit. Selleck settled a lawsuit while simultaneously not admitting to any fault or wrongdoing.


Tom Selleck Career


Selleck's first television appearance on The Dating Game was as a college senior in 1965 and again in 1967. He appeared in commercials for Pepsi-Cola soon after.

He began his acting work in smaller films, including Myra Breckinridge (invited on Mae West's set), Coma, and The Seven Minutes. He appeared in a number of television series, mini-series, and TV films. He was also the face of Salem cigarettes and Revlon's Chaz cologne. Selleck appeared in the commercial for Right Guard deodorant in 1971, with Farrah Fawcett in 1972 for the aperitif Dubonnet and another in 1977 for the toothpaste Close-Up. (1972), he was also involved in a Safeguard deodorant soap trade. He appeared in the B-movie Daughters of Satan in 1972. Lance White, a private investigator in the 1970s, appeared in The Rockford Files.

Selleck is an avid outdoorsman, marksman, and firearms collector. These passions led him to leading-man cowboy roles in Western films, beginning with Orrin Sackett's role as a cowboy and frontier marshal, as well as Western legends Glenn Ford and Ben Johnson, as well as Jerry Reed's Concrete Cowboys. In 1982, the Shadow Riders were born. In 1984, London's Nis Selleck switched gears, portraying a cat burglar in 1930s London, Lassiter. Quigley Down Under is one of his best-known Western films, but it was in 1997 that he received a "Western Heritage Award" for his role in Last Stand at Saber River.

Selleck's big break came when he was cast in Magnum, P.I., as Thomas Magnum. The actor would not be released for other projects, so Selleck had to backtrack on the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, which meant that the actor would have to replace actor Harrison Ford. Magnum's shooting was postponed for more than six months due to a writers' strike, which might have enabled him to complete the Raiders.

After filming six other television pilots that were never sold, Selleck played Thomas Magnum in 1980. Magnum was a former US Navy officer, a veteran of a Special Operations unit "SEAL" during the Vietnam War, and later a Director of the "Naval Intelligence Agency" (a fictional version of the Office of Naval Intelligence), who had resigned from his service to become a private investigator residing in Hawaii. The show continued on until 1988, with eight seasons and 163 episodes, receiving Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Selleck's famous for his mustache, a Hawaiian-style aloha shirt, a Detroit Tigers baseball cap, and a Colt MKIV/Series 70 Government Model handgun (a commercialization of the US Military M1911A1), which his character often carried). Although the original pistol was a.45 ACP 1911, the show prop was a 9-19mm Parabellum serial number 70L33101 used for its safe operation with readily available blanks. During the series, Magnum used a Star Model B, another 9mm similar to the M1911A1, as well as a Detonics Pocket 9.

Magnum was the owner of a Ferrari 308 GTS in the series. The model became so identified with the role that Ferrari enthusiasts now refer to it as a "Magnum" Ferrari.

It became the top-rated one-hour show in syndicated reruns after the conclusion of the 1988 exhibit (at least until 1998). Selleck admitted that he was the most popular choice by fans to play Magnum in the once-famous Magnum, P.I. Movie: The movie was shot in the United States.

Nancy Reagan was introduced at the 1984 Republican National Convention in 1984.

In Baywatch, Selleck was given the lead role in Mitch Buchannon, but he declined to appear in the role because he did not want to be seen as a sex symbol. David Hasselhoff took over the role when it was eventually assigned to him.

During the Magnum years, he served as both an acrophobic police detective in Runaway and a stand-in father in Three Men and a Baby, the most popular box office in 1987. He ended the decade by appearing in the romantic comedy She Alibi and crime drama An Innocent Man.

In 1990, he appeared in the Australian Western Quigley Down Under, as an American nineteenth-century sharpshooter, a role and film that he considers one of his finest performances. And, a Little Lady, Folks! Christopher Columbus: The Discoveration, Mr. In & Out and The Love Letter, Baseball's In & Out, and The Love Letter. Selleck's appearance in In & Out is his first as a gay individual (Peter Malloy).

Selleck appeared in the mid-1990s in the role of Richard Burke, Monica's older brother, starting with the second season of the TV series Friends. Richard was a divorced ophthalmologist who was a friend of Monica's parents, but his affair was initially private, and she and her parents were first denied. Richard's decision not to commit to having children was eventually ended, though Selleck did make a few more appearances in later episodes. His decision to participate in a six-episode plot of Friends was seen as a step forward from the movies to television shows and a mistake by his career consultants. Selleck recruited a new agent and accepted the position. In 2000, he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.

He was the voice-over for the 1993 AT&T commercial campaign titled "You Will." These advertisements had a futuristic feel, and they asked, "What if you had the technology to _____?" Well, you will... and the firm that will bring it to you? AT&T is a cable television company headquartered in the United States.

Selleck's The Practical Guide to the Universe, a late 1990s television series, in which he explored the stars, planets, galaxies, etc.

He took the lead role in a CBS sitcom called The Closer in February 1998. This role was his first on prime time television. Jack McLaren, a legendary publicist who leads a brand new marketing company, appeared in it. Ed Asner, David Krumholtz, and Penelope Ann Miller were among his costars. Despite the show's high success and hopes for Selleck's first series after Magnum, P.I., poor ratings caused the show to be cancelled after ten episodes.

Monte Walsh, the 2002 TNT film Crossfire Trail (based on a Louis L'Amour novel of the same name), and the 2003 motion picture Monte Walsh were his last two cowboy appearances to date. Selleck portrayed Murray in a Broadway revival of Herb Gardner's comedic play A Thousand Clowns in 2001. The play toured for four months in North Carolina, Chicago, and Boston before launching on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre. However, many people were unfavorably critical of Selleck's career, particularly those who received honors for portraying the character on the stage and in a film version. As a result of the 9/11 attacks, the plant was closed.

In A&E's 2004 made-for-TV film Ike: The Countdown to D-Day, Selleck starred General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Selleck was praised for his portrayal of a cool, calm Eisenhower in the film, showing the planning, politics, and planning for the 1944 Invasion of Normandy.

Selleck has appeared in a series of made-for-TV films based on Robert B. Parker's books since 2005. There are nine films in total, with the most recent being released in October 2015. Selleck now serves as the film's producer in addition to his portrayal of the film's protagonist. Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, Parker's fifth film, was not based on Parker's books, but it was instead an original story by Selleck.

In the season-five premiere on September 28, 2007, he joined the cast of the NBC drama Las Vegas. He was a member of A.J. Cooper, the current owner of the Montecito Casino, is the current owner. James Caan, who had left the cast in the same episode, was replaced by him. This was Selleck's first regular appearance in a drama program after he appeared in Magnum, P.I., as Thomas Magnum. He began doing commercial voice-overs for Florida's Natural orange juice as of December 30, 2007.

Frank Reagan has been starring Frank Reagan in the CBS American police procedural/drama series Blue Bloods, shot on location in New York City, since 2010. Frank Reagan, the New York City Police Department's founder, is on the radio, and the Reagan family of police officers is followed by the series. The show premiered on September 24, 2010 and is now in its twelfth season as of 2021–22.

Selleck was featured in Coldwell Banker's television commercial campaign focusing on homeownership in 2012. Following the death of Fred Thompson, the company's previous spokesperson, American Advisors Group (AAG), the country's top reverse-mortgage lender, revealed Selleck as the company's new national spokesperson on August 1, 2016. The ads began airing on cable and national television networks, including ABC, NBC, and CBS.

As Ivan Tiggs, Shirley Schmidt's struggling ex-husband, Selleck appeared on ABC's acclaimed ABC drama Boston Legal as the troubled ex-husband of Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen).

Selleck performed "Yessir, That's My Baby" with Nicolas King on King's album "Act One" on Club44 Records in 2021 (recorded live in 2001).


The OTHER White House dance: How Princess Diana's aides asked Tom Selleck to step in when she was jiving with John Travolta at 1985 state dinner over fears 'rumours' would start if it went on for too long, Magnum PI star reveals in memoir, May 11, 2024
Dressed in a blue velvet Victor Edelstein gown, Princess Diana made history when she danced with John Travolta (right) at the White House in 1985. The pair set pulses racing as they jived for 20 minutes to songs from Travolta's hit films Grease and Saturday Night Fever. But it's less well-known that the late Princess of Wales danced with more than one other star that night, and among them was Magnum PI's Tom Selleck. The actor tells in his new memoir how he was a 'little anxious' before the 'shy' Princess - who was on a visit to the US with her husband Prince Charles - took to the floor with him (left). By then, an unnamed royal aide had been getting worried that if she and Travolta danced for too long, 'rumours' might start and so Selleck was asked to step in. When he refused to break the pair up mid song, the aide reluctantly let him take over after it had finished. Selleck, 79, says he 'apologised' to the 'shy' princess for his bad dancing, but she 'seemed to be 'having the time of her life' as they moved around the floor. Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales - now the King - danced with Selleck's then partner Jillie Mack after earlier taking to the floor with US First Lady Nancy Reagan. Inset: Charles and Diana with President Reagan and his wife.

Tom Selleck reveals he wrote his new memoir entirely by HAND: 'I can't think in front of a keyboard', May 10, 2024
Tom Selleck has revealed he wrote his new memoir entirely by hand.   The 79-year-old actor penned his memoir You Never Know without a computer because he 'can't think in front of a keyboard.' Tom - whose breakout role was as private investigator Thomas Magnum in the hit 1980s TV series Magnum, P.I. -  told Town and Country magazine: 'I've always written that way, and it's the only way I know how to write. I can't think in front of a keyboard.'

Tom Brady's ex Bridget Moynahan seen for the first time since NFL star was savaged for dumping her while pregnant during shock comedy Roast, May 8, 2024
Bridget Moynahan was pictured attending a book event on Tuesday, in her first public outing since ex Tom Brady's shock Netflix roast.  The actress, 53, was all smiles as she arrived at a discussion for Blue Bloods co-star Tom Selleck's book, 'You Never Know: A Memoir' in New York City.    The mom-of-one - who shares son Jack, 16, with retired athlete Brady - looked chic in a cream silk blouse with navy leaf patterns, tucked into a pair of navy pants.