|Tom Selleck Quick Info|
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|Date of Birth||January 29, 1945|
Tom Selleck is a successful American actor, film producer, and the United States Army veteran. He has won the Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for his role as Thomas Magnum in Magnum, P.I. His other notable roles include Blue Bloods, The Rockford Files, Friends, The Closer, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, The Gypsy Warriors, Concrete Cowboys, Runaway, Open Season, The Love Letter, and Killers. He has served in the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard.
Thomas William Selleck
Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Thousand Oaks, California, United States
- Freedom, California, United States
- Jonesboro, Maine, United States
- Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tom Selleck passed out from Grant High School in 1962. After that, he joined Los Angeles Valley College, but took a transfer to the University of Southern California with basketball scholarship becoming a member of the USC Trojans men’s basketball team, while opting for Business Administration as his major.
However, he dropped out of the university in his senior year to study acting under Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, in Beverly Hills, California.
Actor, Film Producer, United States Army Veteran
- Father – Robert Dean Selleck (Executive and Real Estate Investor)
- Mother – Martha Selleck
- Siblings – Robert Selleck (Older Brother), Martha Selleck (Younger Sister), Daniel Selleck (Younger Brother)
- Others – 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 is represented by –
- National Rifle Association of America Association, Fairfax, Virginia, United States
- Nina Nisenholtz, Manager, Santa Monica, California, United States
- Annett Wolf, Publicist, Beverly Hills, California, United States
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tom Selleck has dated –
- Kitten Natividad – Tom once had an encounter with a Mexican American film actress, exotic dancer, and p*rn star Kitten Natividad.
- Lillian Müller – Tom was in a relationship with Norwegian model and actress Lillian Müller in the past.
- Jacqueline Ray (1970-1982) – In 1970, Tom began a relationship with actress Jacqueline Ray. The couple got married on May 15, 1971, after dating for a year. Tom adopted Jacqueline’s son from another relationship, Kevin Shepard (b. 1966), who is a former drummer for the rock band, Tonic. Tom and Jacqueline were married for 11 years before their relationship ended in divorce on August 10, 1982.
- Mimi Rogers (1982-1983) – In 1982, Tom started a relationship with actress Mimi Rogers. The pair split after a year in 1983.
- Marie Helvin (1983) – In 1983, Tom had a brief relationship with model Marie Helvin.
- Jillie Mack (1986-Present) – In July 1986, Tom began a relationship with British actress Jillie Mack. The couple first met in London where Jillie was working as the lead actress on the show, Cats. A year later, the couple tied the knot at the Cherrywood Waterfall Chapel in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on August 7, 1987. They are blessed with a daughter, Hannah Margaret Selleck (b. December 16, 1988) who is an international show jumper.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English ancestry on his mother’s side and English, Scottish, Irish, and some distant German ancestry on his father’s side.
- Signature mustache
- Dimpled smile
- Tall figure
Tom Selleck has appeared in the TV commercials for brands like –
- Ducks Unlimited (2000)
- Safeguard soap
- AT&T Long Distance (Voice-over) (1993)
- Lipton tea (1995-1997)
- Revlon’s Chaz Cologne for men (1979)
- Chrysler PT Cruiser (2004)
- RJ Reynolds’ Salem 100s cigarettes (Print Ads) (1977)
- Florida Orange Juice
- Close-up toothpaste
- Right Guard Antiperspirant (1971)
- Coldwell Banker Real Estate (Voice-over) (2012)
- American Advisors Group (AAG) (2016)
- Dubonnet (1972)
- Paramount+’s Super Bowl commercial (2021)
Best Known For
His role in many popular TV series like Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988) as Thomas Magnum, The Rockford Files (1978-1979) as Lance White, Friends (1996–1997 & 2000) as Dr. Richard Burke, Las Vegas (2007-2008) as A.J. Cooper, and Blue Bloods as NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan
In 1970, he made his theatrical film debut in the comedy film Myra Breckinridge as Stud.
In 2007, he lent his voice for the character of Cornelius in the animated adventure-comedy film Meet the Robinsons.
First TV Show
In 1969, he made his first TV show appearance in the series Lancer as Dobie.
In 1996, he made his TV show debut as a voice-over actor in the romantic comedy series Friends as Dr. Richard Burke. However, he was uncredited for his role.
In 2004, he made his formal TV show debut as a voice-over artist on the TV documentary series Biography as a narrator.
Tom Selleck has lived an active life. Rather than spending time at the gym, Tom prefers doing some work outside on his ranch like fixing roads and clearing brush. Also, Tom is athletic and plays various sports, including basketball and volleyball.
Tom Selleck Favorite Things
- Ice Hockey Players – Anže Kopitar and Alexander Frolov
- Baseball Team Since Childhood – Detroit Tigers
Source – Wikipedia
Tom Selleck Facts
- When he was a child, Tom’s family moved to Sherman Oaks, California.
- He is a member of many social organizations like the Sigma Chi, the Trojan Knights, and Wednesday Morning Club of Hollywood.
- From 1967 to 1973, Tom served in the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard.
- Pepperdine University confirmed him with an honorary doctorate for his outstanding character and ethics on April 28, 2000.
- Tom used to partly co-own The Black Orchid restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii along with Larry Manetti and one other investor.
- In 1998, People magazine listed him as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in The World”.
- Tom had to reject the lead role for the film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) because of his prior commitment to TV series Magnum, P.I. (1980). However, the series later did an episode based on the film and called it the Legend of the Lost Art (1988).
- As a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), he has appeared in an advertisement supporting the NRA.
- Before he got his breakthrough role in Magnum, P.I. in 1980, he had 6 six failed TV pilots.
- Tom has shaved off his famous mustache for films like In & Out (1997) and Charlie’s Angels: Target: Angels (1976), and later in 2001, for the Broadway show A Thousand Clowns.
- He trained with the Detroit Tigers for his role in Baseball (1992) and even played in the actual game against the Cincinnati Reds.
- He received a bonus of $350,000 for the final season of Magnum, P.I. from Universal Studios which he spent on lavish gifts for the entire cast and crew of Magnum, P.I.
- Tom used to play competitive volleyball for the Outrigger Canoe Club.
- Tom is one of the first actors ever to accept the dishonor award called the Worst Supporting Actor Razzie Award for his part in the film Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992).
- He has played the character of a Private Investigator in TV series such as The Rockford Files and Magnum, P.I.
- In reality, he is only 5 years younger to Len Cariou, though he plays his son in Blue Bloods (2010).
- He used to own a German shepherd named Ooma.
- He is known to be the only actor to have appeared in every episode of the TV series Magnum, P.I.
- Tom has performed as Thomas Magnum in series such as Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988), Simon & Simon (1982), and Murder, She Wrote (1986).
- In 2015, he was inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in the category “Film & Television”.
- Late James Garner was his acting mentor.
- He is crazy about ice hockey and watches Los Angeles Kings games at the Staples Center.
- He is associated with many organizations like the non-profit Michael Josephson Institute of Ethics and is a co-founder of Character Counts Coalition.
- In 1986, he was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He has worked as an executive producer in many TV series like The Closer (1998), B.L. Stryker (1989-1990), and Magnum, P.I. (1987–1988).
- In 2015, he had to pay $21,685.55 to the Calleguas Municipal Water District to settle a dispute for stealing water from a public fire hydrant and transferring approximately 1.4 million total gallons of water to his estate.
- He owns 65 acres of land in Thousand Oaks, California, and it consisted of a 1926 ranch house, a horse corral, and 20-acres of the avocado farm.
- Although he owns an avocado farm, he dislikes it.
- His face has been featured by the California National Guard and the California Military Academy on their recruitment posters.
- He is not active on social media.
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