Tom Selleck Biography
Tom Selleck born Thomas William Selleck, is an American actor and film producer. He was born on January 29, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, to Martha Selleck and Robert Dean Selleck.
Selleck graduated from Grant High School in 1962. He attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship where he played for the USC Trojans men’s basketball team. While he was acquiring a degree in Business Administration, a drama coach suggested he try acting. He then studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, under Milton Katselas.
Upon receiving a draft notice for the Vietnam War, Selleck joined the California National Guard. He served in the 160th Infantry Regiment of the California Army National Guard from 1967 to 1973.
Tom Selleck Age
He was born on January 29, 1945.
Tom Selleck Family
His father was of primarily English ancestry but also had distant German ancestry as well, while his mother was of English descent. Through an entirely paternal line, Selleck is a direct descendant of English colonist David Selleck who moved to Massachusetts from Somerset, England in 1633. Through this line, he is the 11th generation of his family born in North America. He has an elder brother named Robert, a younger sister named Martha, and a younger brother named Daniel.
Tom Selleck Wife | Tom Selleck Children
Selleck was married to model Jacqueline Ray from 1971 to 1982. He adopted her son, Kevin Shepard who was born in 1966. He married Jillie Mack on August 7, 1987. The couple has one daughter, Hannah Margaret Selleck who was born on December 16, 1988.
Tom Selleck Blue Bloods
Blue Bloods is an American police procedural fictional drama series that airs on CBS. The series is filmed on location in New York City with occasional references to nearby suburbs. The series debuted on September 24, 2010, with episodes airing on Fridays following CSI: NY before its shift to Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time and 9:00 p.m. Central and Mountain time for a four-week tryout.
Four weeks later, it returned to its original Friday 10:00 p.m. Eastern time slot, where it has remained since.
On April 18, 2018, CBS renewed the series for a ninth season, which premiered on September 28, 2018. On April 12, 2019, CBS renewed the series for a tenth season.
Tom Selleck Career
His first TV appearance was as a college senior on The Dating Game in 1965, and again in 1967. He began his career with bit parts in smaller movies, including Myra Breckinridge, Coma, and The Seven Minutes. He also appeared in a number of TV series, mini-series and TV movies.
He also had a recurring role in the 1970s as “too good to be true” private investigator Lance White in The Rockford Files. His big break came when he was cast in the lead role as Thomas Magnum in Magnum, P.I.
He starred in the 1972 B-movie Daughters of Satan, and then He starred in the 1979 TV movie Concrete Cowboys with Jerry Reed. He starred in a number of film roles during and after Magnum; among the most notable were as an acrophobic police detective in Runaway; as a stand-in father in Three Men and a Baby; and as an American 19th-century sharpshooter in the Australian western Quigley Down Under, a role and film that he considers one of his best.
Other leading roles include Three Men and a Little Lady; High Road to China; Lassiter; Her Alibi; An Innocent Man; Folks!; Christopher Columbus: The Discovery; Mr. Baseball; In & Out and The Love Letter.
He has had leading cowboy roles in Western films, starting with his role as cowboy and frontier marshal Orrin Sackett in the 1979 film The Sacketts. He followed The Sacketts with The Shadow Riders in 1982. He won a “Western Heritage Award” for his 1997 role in the Last Stand at Saber River. His last two cowboy roles to date were in the 2001 TNT movie Crossfire Trail, and the 2003 motion picture Monte Walsh. He most recently appeared in the film Killers.
Tom Selleck Avocado Farm
Selleck has an avocados farm of 60-acres in Westlake Village, California which and has been for some thirty years now. Tom grows his Avocado for selling, “I sell them,” he’s quoted as saying. “They don’t look right … They’re wonderful, healthful, good fat — it’s really good for you but it’s not for me. Why eat them when I could sell them. I’ve got a mortgage.” He also reportedly plants trees on his ranch every time a close friend dies.
Tom Selleck Movies and TV Shows
- Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015)
- Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
- Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
- Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
- Killers (2010)
- Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
- Meet the Robinsons (2007)
- Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
- Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
- Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise (2006)
- Stone Cold (2005)
- Reversible Errors (2004)
- Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004)
- Touch ‘Em All McCall (2003)
- Monte Walsh (2003)
- Twelve Mile Road (2003)
- Crossfire Trail (2001)
- Running Mates (2000)
- The Love Letter (1999)
- Last Stand at Saber River (1997)
- In & Out (1997)
- Ruby Jean and Joe (1996)
- The Magic of Flight (1996)
- Broken Trust (1995)
- Open Season (1995)
- Folks! Jon Aldrich (1992)
- Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
- Mr. Baseball (1992)
- Quigley Down Under (1990)
- Three Men and a Little Lady (1990)
- Her Alibi (1989)
- An Innocent Man (1989)
- Three Men and a Baby (1987)
- Lassiter (1984)
- Runaway (1984)
- High Road to China (1983)
- Divorce Wars: A Love Story (1982)
- The Shadow Riders (1982)
- The Chinese Typewriter (1979)
- Concrete Cowboys (1979)
- The Sacketts (1979)
- Coma (1978)
- Superdome (1978)
- The Gypsy Warriors (1978)
- Bunco (1977)
- The Washington Affair (1977)
- Midway (1976)
- Returning Home (1975)
- A Case of Rape (1974)
- Terminal Island (1973)
- Daughters of Satan (1972)
- Myra Breckinridge (1970)
- The Movie Murderer (1970)
- 2014 – Arnie (TV series)
- 2013 – North America
- 2010– present – Blue Bloods
- 2007– 2008 – Las Vegas
- 2006 – Boston Legal
- 2005 – The Young and the Restless
- 2004 – Biography
- 2004 – Biography
- 2003 – Intimate Portrait
- 2003 – Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King
- 1998 – The Closer
- 1997 – Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western
- 1996 – Way Out West
– 1997,2000 – Friends
- 1995 – The Annual Artist Rights Foundation Honors Steven Spielberg
- 1988 – The World’s Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood Stuntmen
- 1986 – Murder, She Wrote
- 1985 – 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala
– The Merv Griffin Show
- 1984 – Muppet Babies
- 1983 – James Bond: The First 21 Years
- 1982 – Simon & Simon
- 1981 – Christmas in Hawaii
- 1980– 1988 – Magnum, P.I.
- 1979 – Concrete Cowboys
- 1978 – Taxi
– 1979 – The Rockford Files
- 1976 – Most Wanted
– Charlie’s Angels
- 1975 – Marcus Welby, M.
– The Streets of San Francisco
- 1974 – Marcus Welby, M.D.
– 1975 – The Young and the Restless
- 1973 – The Wide World of Mystery
– The FBI
– Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
- 1971 – Sarge
- 1969 – Lancer
– Judd for the Defense
Tom Selleck Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $45 million.
Tom Selleck Salary
He also reportedly earns $150,000 per episode of Blue Bloods.
Tom Selleck Height
Tom is 6 ft 3 (1.92m) tall.