Jan. 29th, 1945
Detroit, Michigan, USA
6' 3 1/2
Tom Selleck's Main TV Roles
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Thomas William "Tom" Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor and film producer. He is best known for his starring role as the private investigator Thomas Magnum in the television series Magnum, P.I. (1980 to 1988), based in Hawaii. He also plays Police Chief Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on Robert B. Parker novels. Since 2010, he has appeared as NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan in the drama Blue Bloods on CBS-TV.
Selleck has appeared in more than fifty film and television roles since his initial success with Magnum, P.I., including a co-starring role in the highest-grossing movie of 1987, Three Men and a Baby; Quigley Down Under; Mr. Baseball; and Lassiter, to name a few. Selleck has also appeared as Dr. Richard Burke on Friends, where he played the on-again, off-again love-interest of Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), and A.J. Cooper on Las Vegas.
- Best known for his role on TV as the title character on _"Magnum, P.I." (1980)_ (qv).
- Vocally supported President 'Ronald Reagan (I)' (qv) throughout the 1980s.
- One son - Kevin Selleck; one daughter - Hannah Selleck.
- _"Magnum, P.I." (1980)_ (qv) named the the number one detective series of all time by "The Sleuth" TV Network.
- First TV appearance was as a college senior on _"The Dating Game" (1965)_ (qv) in 1967 and then a second time (date unknown at this time). Incredibly, he lost both times. Soon after, he appeared in TV commercials for products such as Pepsi-Cola.
- In the early Nineties Selleck shot a commercial for the conservative National Review. But in 1992 he made a $1,000 donation to the presidential bid of Democratic Senator 'Paul Tsongas' (qv). Five years later, New York Times columnist 'Maureen Dowd' (qv) reported that Republicans were urging Selleck to run for the Senate in California - a story Selleck quickly shot down. His political profile has been low ever since. However, in 1999 he filmed an advertisement for the National Rifle Association. "He's not a Republican," says an actor who knows him. "He's an independent.".
- Appeared in the Broadway show "A Thousand Clowns" without a mustache, a rarity for Selleck.
- Was turned down for the lead role in the TV show _"Vega$" (1978)_ (qv), which went to 'Robert Urich (I)' (qv). Selleck and Urich once co-starred in a TV pilot (that was never picked up) called _Bunco (1977) (TV)_ (qv).