Tom Selleck

Actor, Producer, Model
Actor and producer Tom Selleck would forever be cemented as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s, thanks to a pleasant eight-year stint zipping around Oahu in a Ferrari in the top-rated series "Magnum, P. I." ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1945 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (124)

Blue Bloods 2010 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young and the Restless 1972 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

North America 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killers 2010 (Movie)

Mr. Kornfeldt (Actor)

Las Vegas 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet the Robinsons 2007 (Movie)

Cornelius (Voice)

An American Celebration at Ford's Theatre 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert B. Parker's Stone Cold 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Turow's Reversible Errors 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Twelve Mile Road 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Monte Walsh 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Special Ops: Mike Force 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Special Ops: Operation Desert Storm 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Friends 1996 - 1997, 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ted Danson: One Lucky Guy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Complete History of the U.S. Navy SEALS 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Jane Seymour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

George (Actor)

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Closer 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In & Out 1997 (Movie)

Peter Malloy (Actor)

Sports on the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

58 Days 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Ones: The National Sports Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practical Guide to the Universe 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Christopher Columbus: the Discovery 1992 (Movie)

King Ferdinand (Actor)

Folks! 1992 (Movie)

Jon Aldrich (Actor)

Mr. Baseball 1992 (Movie)

Jack Elliot (Actor)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Quigley Down Under 1990 (Movie)

Matthew Quigley (Actor)

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual Victor Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

An Innocent Man 1989 (Movie)

Jimmie Rainwood (Actor)

Her Alibi 1989 (Movie)

Phil Blackwood (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barbara Walters Special (01/31/89) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Magnum, P.I. 1980 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC Investigates Bob Hope 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Superstars & Their Moms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Peter Mitchell (Actor)

Bob Hope Buys NBC? 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Lassiter 1984 (Movie)

Lassiter (Actor)

Runaway 1984 (Movie)

Jack Ramsay (Actor)

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Famous Lives 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

High Road to China 1983 (Movie)

Patrick O'Malley (Actor)

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Divorce Wars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars X 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rockford Files 1974 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston and Kilbride 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Louis L'Amour's The Sacketts 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Coma 1978 (Movie)

Sean Murphy (Actor)

Midway 1976 (Movie)

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Most Wanted 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminal Island 1972 (Movie)

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Daughters of Satan 1971 (Movie)

James Robertson (Actor)

Myra Breckinridge 1970 (Movie)

Stud (Actor)

The Seven Minutes 1970 (Movie)

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A Case of Rape (TV Show)

Actor

Against The Tide (TV Show)

Narrator

American Serengeti (TV Show)

Narrator

Broken Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Bunco (TV Show)

Actor

Ike: Countdown to D-Day (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: No Remorse (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (TV Show)

Actor

Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (TV Show)

Actor

Kingdom Of The Blue Whale (TV Show)

Narrator

Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

Actor

Returning Home (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Show)

Actor

Running Mates (TV Show)

Actor

Superdome (TV Show)

Actor

The Concrete Cowboys (TV Show)

Actor

The Gypsy Warriors (TV Show)

Actor

The Movie Murderer (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Lights (TV Show)

Interviewee
Producer (11)

Silverfox 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Die Laughing 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Grand Theft Hotel 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

High Rise 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Night Train 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Revealing Evidence 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The King of Jazz 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Winner Takes All 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Royal Gambit 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Dancer's Touch 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Plates (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Actor and producer Tom Selleck would forever be cemented as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s, thanks to a pleasant eight-year stint zipping around Oahu in a Ferrari in the top-rated series "Magnum, P. I." (CBS, 1980-88). As often happens with long-running, star-making roles like "Magnum," audiences were initially unwilling to accept him as anything other than an adventurous wise-cracking detective, but Selleck eventually nabbed big screen roles with films like "Three Men & A Baby" (1987), "Mr. Baseball" (1992) and "In & Out" (1997), which played up the actor's natural tendency towards playful, aw-shucks charm. Television, however, proved to be his most solid platform, with the 6'4" Selleck's all-American Marlboro Man looks maintaining a steady presence in cable Westerns, historical miniseries, a popular recurring role on "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), a turn as the new owner of the Montecito Resort and Casino on the NBC drama "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08), and a string of made-for-TV "Jesse Stone" movies (NBC, 2005- ). Selleck's charm proved more potent than simple nostalgia, and audiences continued to welcome him in any role he essayed.

Relationships

Jillie Mack Actor

Wife
Married Aug. 7, 1987

Hannah Mack Selleck

Daughter
Born Dec. 16, 1988; mother, Jillie Mack

Jacqueline Ray Actor

Wife
Married May 15, 1971 Separated in 1979, six months before Selleck filmed the "Magnum, P.I." pilot Divorced Aug. 10, 1982

Martha Selleck

Mother

Robert Selleck Sr. Actor

Father
Served as a first vice president of Coldwell Banker; portrayed Selleck's grandfather on "Magnum, P.I." (CBS) Died on March 21, 2001 from complications following surgery

Daniel Selleck

Brother
Born in 1950 Partnered with brother Robert in Selleck Properties

Robert Selleck

Brother
Born in 1944 Partnered with brother Danel in Selleck Properties

Kevin Selleck

Son
Born in 1966 Selleck adopted his first wife Jacqueline Ray's son from a previous marriage

Martha Selleck Ketchum

Sister

EDUCATION

Grant High School

Van Nuys , California 1962
Played on the basketball and baseball teams

Beverly Hills Playhouse

Beverly Hills , California
Studied acting under Milton Katselas

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Attended on a basketball scholarship; was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of the Trojan Knights

Milestones

2010

Cast as NYC police commissioner and family man Chief Frank Reagan on the CBS crime drama series "Blue Bloods"

2010

Acted alongside Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in the action-comedy "Killers"

2010

Returned to play titular character in the CBS movie "Jesse Stone: No Remorse"

2009

Reprised his role of Police Chief Jesse Stone in the CBS movie "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice"

2007

Portrayed small-town Police Chief Jesse Stone in the CBS movie "Sea Change"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

2007

Joined the cast of NBC's "Las Vegas" as a billionaire who becomes the new owner of the Montecito Resort & Casino

2006

Guest-starred on several episodes of "Boston Legal" (ABC) as Ivan Tiggs

2004

Starred opposite Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy in Scott Turow's crime thriller "Reversible Errors" (CBS)

2004

Portrayed General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the A&E TV movie "Ike: Countdown to D-Day"

2001

Made Broadway debut starring in the stage revival of "A Thousand Clowns"

2001

Co-exective produced and starred in "Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail" (TNT)

2000

Starred as a presidential candidate in the TNT film "Running Mates"

1999

Co-starred in "The Love Letter" with Kate Capshaw

1998

Returned to series TV as star of the CBS sitcom "The Closer"

1997

Garnered critical praise for his performance as an openly gay TV reporter in the comedy film "In & Out"

1996

Played the recurring role of Dr. Richard Burke, Monica's (Courteney Cox) love interest on the popular sitcom "Friends" (NBC)

1990

Played an American cowboy in the Australian Western "Quigley Down Under"

1990

Re-teamed with Guttenberg and Danson for the sequel "Three Men and a Little Lady"

1989

Executive produced a series of "B.L. Stryker" detective movies for ABC

1988

Formed his own production company T.W.S. Productions

1987

First story credit, provided story for the "Limbo" episode of "Magnum, P.I."

1987

Co-stared with Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson in the comedy hit "Three Men and a Baby"

1984

Played an acrophobic police detective in "Runaway"

1980

Played the title character, a Vietnam vet-turned-Hawaiian private eye, on the popular CBS series "Magnum, P.I."; executive produced the final two seasons

1979

Co-starred in his miniseries debut "The Sacketts" (NBC)

1979

Co-starred in the busted detective show pilot "Boston and Kilbride"

1978

Appeared on two episodes of "The Rockford Files" (NBC) as Lance White, "the perfect detective"

1975

First starring role in TV-movie, "Returning Home" (ABC)

1974

Made occasional appearances on the daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" (CBS) as Jed Andrews

1972

First starring role in "Daughters of Satan"

1970

Had a small role as a publisher in Russ Meyer's "The Seven Minutes," based on Irving Wallace's novel about a pornography trial

1969

First TV-movie, "The Movie Murderer" (NBC)

1969

Played a recurring character in "Bracken's World" (NBC)

1969

Seen in a Pepsi ad by Mae West, who him hired to play a stud in "Myra Breckinbridge," his feature acting debut

1967

Signed seven-year contract with 20th Century-Fox after leaving college

1965

Picked out of a TV studio audience to be a contestant on "The Dating Game"

Appeared in the first of over 50 TV commercials beginning with a Pepsi ad in which he played a basketball player

Did commercials for Salem cigarettes and Revlon

Began working as a model in college

Moved to Sherman Oaks, CA as a child

Won a basketball scholarship to USC

Bonus Trivia

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Selleck served in the 160th Infantry of the California Army National Guard and was activated for the Watts Riots.

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He received an honorary degree from Pepperdine University in April 2000.

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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas offered Selleck the starring role of Indiana Jones in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) after he did a screen test. The actor turned the role down because he had just filmed the pilot for CBS' "Magnum, P.I."

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"It was clear to everybody that it wasn't right, and it wasn't proper to bring up, and it's not what we were there for. I don't wish her ill, and she's paid a pretty heavy price for that, because it was real clear." – Selleck on the "Rosie" episode where the talk show host confronted him about his NRA membership, in Biography magazine, Spring 2004

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"Tom Selleck was the man. The embodiment of what a man should be in everyone's fantasy. He fulfilled a longing in a generation of women for what they thought a man was on television, and that's who he was." – Mary Murphy on Selleck's essence in Biography magazine, Spring 2004

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"I like character-driven stuff. 'Magnum' is still in a hundred and some countries, not because of my too-short shorts that are out of style but because it's a character-driven show." – Selleck quoted in Entertainment Weekly, April 20-27, 2012

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