Tom Selleck is a famous actor who’s famously known for taking in the role of “Thomas Magnum” in the ‘80s TV series “Magnum P.I.”.
He has become the most wanted person to play cops and investigator roles due to his serious looks which is added with his iconic mustache. Due to this, he has continued to play roles like “Police Chief Jesse Stone” in TV movies that’s based on Robert B. Parker novels.
The actor has already been in the movie and TV industry for quite some time before he got his own big break. He’s been hustling his way by appearing in minor roles in various films and TV shows until he was able to get the starring role in “Magnum P.I.” which turned Selleck into a household name.
After retiring from his role as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum, he continued his career by starring in other movies like “Three Men, and a Baby”. This became a massive hit and further increased Selleck’s fame.
If you want to know more about this popular artist then keep reading as we’ll show you more about his personal life, career, and net worth.
Celebrity Name: Tom Selleck
Full Name: Thomas William Selleck
Birthday: January 29, 1945
Place of Origin: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6’4” ft
Weight: 88 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Jillie Mack
Profession: Actor, Producer
Total Net Worth: $45 million
Early Life and Education
Thomas William Selleck was born on Jan. 29, 1945. His birthplace is in Detroit, Michigan. Meanwhile, his parents are Martha Jagger and Robert Dean Selleck. His father worked as a real estate investor while his mother was a housewife. He is one of four children where he has an older brother named Robert, a sister named Martha, and a younger brother named Daniel.
As Tom was growing up, he and his family moved to Sherman Oaks, California where he proceeded to go to Grant High School. After graduating in 1962, he proceeded to Angeles Valley College where he managed to get a scholarship to the University of Southern California for playing basketball.
During his time in the University, Selleck majored in Business Administration but soon dropped out to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
As Selleck was of age during the Vietnam War, he received a draft notice to serve his country. During this time, he was already appearing in several TV commercials and was even offered a spot in the “20th Century Fox New Talent Program”. Even with all these opportunities, he dropped it all off in order to serve as a California Army National Guard for six months.
After returning home, he proceeded to continue his career as an actor.
Selleck has married Jacqueline Ray in 1971, a model and also an actress from the TV show “Magnum P.I.”. Together, the couple had a During their marriage, the actor decided to adopt her son Kevin Shepard who’s working as a drummer for the rock band called “Tonic”.
Though their love didn’t last as the couple eventually decided to split in 1982. Five years later, Selleck married Jillie Mack and later, they had a daughter together named Hannah. He and his family are currently living in Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California.
The actor is also currently practicing multiple sports such as ice hockey and indoor and beach volleyball. He’s seen to be attending various events that are inclined to his favorite sports.
Career as an Actor
Tom started his career by playing in small TV roles such as the 1965 shoe “The Dating Game”. During the ‘70’s he started to star in a few minor roles in TV movies like “The Movie Murderer”, “Charlies Angels”, and “The Sackets”.
Although Selleck had the looks and acting skills which can bring him to stardom, he’s still struggling with finding good roles until he was offered the role of the TV series “Magnum P.I.”.
In the show, he played the private investigator “Thomas Magnum” and the show aired for a good eight years and became one of the highest-rated shows in America. With the success that he’s managed to get in his career, he’s been able to star in a few movies such as the 1987 hit film “Three Me and a Baby”. By 1997, he also had a role in the sitcom “Friends” where he starred as “Dr. Richard Burke”.
He’s also starred in a successful sitcom in CBS called “The Closer” where he was present in the series for a good 10 episodes. Selleck also appeared in the TV series “Las Vegas” where he played as a character named “A.J. Cooper”.
In 2007, he also appeared in the 2007 movie which was based on a novel by Robert Parker called “Jesse Stone: Sea Change”. During 2010, Selleck is currently starring in the police drama series “Blue Bloods” where he starred as “Frank Reagan”.
Awards and Achievements
With the various successes that Tom Selleck has gained throughout his career in the TV and movie industry, it’s managed to win him a few awards. He managed to win the People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Actor in a New TV Series” in 1981 and “Favorite Male TV Performer” in 1983.
Selleck has also won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor in a Television Series Drama” in 1985 and several other award nominations for his role in the TV show “Magnum P.I.”.
In 1986, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located on 6925 Hollywood Boulevard.
Tom Selleck Total Net Worth
Currently, the television and movie actor is worth more than a whopping $45 million dollars. This net worth of his is due to the number of successful roles that he’s taken throughout the decades.
In 2010, he starred in the TV SERIES “Blue Bloods” which helped him earn $200,000 per episode. This makes him earn a goof $5 million in each season.