Tom Selleck is a veteran Hollywood actor and producer who is popular for his role as Thomas Magnum in the 1980 series Magnum P.I. If you can’t single him out with anything else, his distinctive mustache should tip the scales.
The actor and producer were born on January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, as Thomas William Selleck for Robert Dean Selleck and Martha Selleck. His father was in the real estate business while his mother was a housewife. The actor is of German and English descent and has one sister Martha and two brothers Robert and Daniel, both of whom are real estate developers. Selleck attended Grant High School, and after graduation, he was awarded a basketball scholarship in 1962 to study business administration at the University of Southern California. He was a model during his college years before his acting coach suggested he take up acting, prompting him to take acting lessons at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Selleck’s Acting Career
The gallant 6ft 4inches tall actor, known for his mustache trademark and hairy chest, began his career with numerous smaller roles in television series such as The Movie Murderer (1970), Owen Marshall: Attorney at Law (1973), Charlie’s Angels (1976) and The Sacketts (1979). After years of hard work in the film industry, the actor’s big breakthrough came in 1980 when he was cast as Thomas Magnum, a private detective in the TV series Magnum P.I. The film was a huge success on the CBS network, where it was broadcast from 1980 to 1988, and won an Emmy Award for outstanding leading actors in a drama series. This achievement marked the beginning of his acting career and earned him a role in another blockbuster, the comedy Three Men and a Baby (1987), in which he starred alongside Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson.
Other outstanding achievements include his role as Dr. Richard Burke in the television series Friends from 1996 to 2000, which earned him a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award as an outstanding guest actor in a comedy series. His next comedy was the romantic comedy In & Out, which also featured actors like Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, and Matt Dillon. He also appeared in the television series The Closer (1998), where he was a senior executive at a wealthy advertising agency, and from 2007 to 2008 he appeared in the popular television series Las Vegas, where he appeared as A.J. Cooper.
In 2007, the actress Kathy Baker appeared in the television movie Jesse Stone: Sea Change”, a detective film about a police commissioner who is about to solve a murder case. In 2010, he signed a contract for another successful television series Blue Blood, a film about the realities faced by the families of police officers on the New York Police Force, in which he plays the role of Frank Reagan.
The talented Tom Selleck has a long list of awards to show for his stay in the Hollywood film industry for over two decades. These awards date back to the 1980s, when he won two Gloden Apple Awards for Male Star of the Year, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series, two People’s Choice Awards as Male TV Favorite and Male All-Around Entertainer, and a Gloden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Drama.
The actor and producer has a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, received an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University in 2000 and was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers in 2010.
In addition to his acting career, Tom also represents brands such as Marlboro, with which he earns considerable sums of money that have brought his net worth to a level of around $45 million.
Is Tom Selleck Married or Gay? Wife and Daughter
So far, no claims or allegations have been made that the actor was gay or bisexual throughout his or her career. However, he had a failed marriage with his first wife Jacquelyn Ray Selleck, who is an actress and model.
The actor is currently married to dancer and actress Jilly Joan Mack and they have a daughter Hannah Margaret who is an international showjumper.
Is Tom Selleck Dead or Alive?
The actor is alive and well, contrary to the rumors that flooded Facebook about his death in early January 2018. Since he is no newcomer to the industry, on Monday, January 22, 2018, that he is not dead and was just a victim of the celebrity death prank.