Quick Facts of Thomas William Selleck

  • Date of Birth22 October, 2021
  • First NameTom
  • Last NameSelleck

Golden Globe winner Tom Selleck is an American actor and film producer. The actor is most known for series such as The Young and The Restless, Friends, Las Vegas, Blue Bloods, and The Closer to name a few. His major breakthrough came as the role in the television series Magnum, P.I. for which he even won Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.

Early Life: Family And Education

Thomas William Selleck was born on 29th January 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds the American nationality. 

He is the son of real estate investor Robert Dean Selleck and homemaker mother Martha Selleck. His parent moved to Sherman Oaks, California along with his elder brother Robert, elder sister Martha and younger brother Daniel

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Tom Selleck graduated from Grant High School in 1962. After his high school, he joined Los Angeles Valley College where he played basketball and transferred to the University of Southern California with a scholarship. But he dropped out of the college in his senior year and joined Beverly Hills Playhouse for acting. 

Worked As A National Guard Before Working As An Actor

Tom Selleck joined California National Guard in the 160th Infantry Regiment. He went to the Vietnam War and served his country as National Guard from 1967 to 1973.

The 75-year-old actor made his debut from the television series Lance in 1969. Later the actor appeared in television series Judd For the Defense, Bracken’s World, Most Wanted, Charlie’s Angels, Taxi, and The Rockford  Files

The actor got his fame and the lead role in the television series Magnum, P.I. for which he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Performance by an Actor. Later, he worked as a producer for the 41 episodes of the television series Magnum, P.I.

Tom Selleck attending the fifth annual tribeca film festival
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The actor shared the screen with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow in the American sitcom television series Friends. From 2010 to 2020, the actor appears in a lead role in television series Blue Bloods

Married Twice In His Life

Tom Selleck has been married twice. At first, he was married to actress and model Jacqueline Ray, on 15th May 1971. He also adopted Kevin Shepard from Jacqueline’s first marriage. They lived together for a decade until their divorce on 10th August 1982.

After the divorce, he dated actress Jillie Mack. The couple first met on the set of the television series Magnum, P.I. The couple exchanged their vows on 7th August 1987. 

Tom and his wife welcomed their first child daughter Hannah Selleck on 16th December 1988. Tom along with his family lives in Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California. 

Net Worth: Earnings And Salary

Tom Selleck has been working really hard for 55 years in the show business. The actor has collected $45 million net worth from his career, as of 2020.

The major proportion of his wealth is collected from his career as an actor. The actor earned a salary of $200,000 per episode from the series Blue Bloods. At the peak time of his career, he got $500,000 per episode from the television series Magnum P.I. 

Tom has invested a good amount of fortune in real estate. He owns a 65-acre ranch in Ventura, California for which he paid around $5 million in 1988. 

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