Former Naval Intelligence officer Thomas Magnum resigns his commission to become a private investigator on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He lands a home in the guest house on the estate of millionaire author Robin Masters in exchange for testing the estate's security, but is forced to work under the ever watchful eye of Jonathan Higgins who has control of two dogs Zeus and Apollo.
Last Episode08x13 Resolutions (Part 2) Aired: May. 01, 1988
Magnum continues his search for Linda's attacker---and his daughter Lily; T.C. has a surprise visitor at the airport.
- Thomas Sullivan Magnum
- Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
- Theodore 'TC' Calvin
- Orville 'Rick' Wright
- Agatha Chumley
Series Fun Facts
- T.C.'s initials stand for Theodore Calvin.
- Thomas Magnum's weapon of choice is a Government model Colt 1911 A1 .45 cal. automatic pistol. When the need arises, he usually carries it tucked into the waistband of his pants, otherwise…
[show]Thomas Magnum's weapon of choice is a Government model Colt 1911 A1 .45 cal. automatic pistol. When the need arises, he usually carries it tucked into the waistband of his pants, otherwise known as "Mexican carry." The Colt 1911 A1 was the standard issue U.S. military pistol during the Vietnam era, so it's reasonable to assume that it was his personal sidearm from his Navy days.
- John Hillerman wears a hairpiece from season three onwards. From about season seven, Tom Selleck's mustache is trimmed at the edges.