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Also Known As: Thomas William Selleck Died:
Born: January 29, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, producer, model, farmer, USC campus representative for United Airlines

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Actor and producer Tom Selleck would forever be cemented as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s, thanks to a pleasant eight-year stint zipping around Oahu in a Ferrari in the top-rated series "Magnum, P.I." (CBS, 1980-88). As often happens with long-running, star-making roles like "Magnum," audiences were initially unwilling to accept him as anything other than an adventurous wise-cracking detective, but Selleck eventually nabbed big screen roles with films like "Three Men & A Baby" (1987), "Mr. Baseball" (1992) and "In & Out" (1997), which played up the actor's natural tendency towards playful, aw-shucks charm. Television, however, proved to be his most solid platform, with the 6'4" Selleck's all-American Marlboro Man looks maintaining a steady presence in cable Westerns, historical miniseries, a popular recurring role on "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), a turn as the new owner of the Montecito Resort and Casino on the NBC drama "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08), and a string of made-for-TV "Jesse Stone" movies (NBC, 2005- ). Selleck's charm proved more potent than simple nostalgia, and audiences continued to welcome him in any role he essayed.

Actor and producer Tom Selleck would forever be cemented as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1980s, thanks to a pleasant eight-year stint zipping around Oahu in a Ferrari in the top-rated series "Magnum, P.I." (CBS, 1980-88). As often happens with long-running, star-making roles like "Magnum," audiences were initially unwilling to accept him as anything other than an adventurous wise-cracking detective, but Selleck eventually nabbed big screen roles with films like "Three Men & A Baby" (1987), "Mr. Baseball" (1992) and "In & Out" (1997), which played up the actor's natural tendency towards playful, aw-shucks charm. Television, however, proved to be his most solid platform, with the 6'4" Selleck's all-American Marlboro Man looks maintaining a steady presence in cable Westerns, historical miniseries, a popular recurring role on "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), a turn as the new owner of the Montecito Resort and Casino on the NBC drama "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08), and a string of made-for-TV "Jesse Stone" movies (NBC, 2005- ). Selleck's charm proved more potent than simple nostalgia, and audiences continued to welcome him in any role he essayed.

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Moved to Sherman Oaks, CA as a child
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Won a basketball scholarship to USC
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Began working as a model in college
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Appeared in the first of over 50 TV commercials beginning with a Pepsi ad in which he played a basketball player
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Did commercials for Salem cigarettes and Revlon
1965:
Picked out of a TV studio audience to be a contestant on "The Dating Game"
1967:
Signed seven-year contract with 20th Century-Fox after leaving college
1970:
Seen in a Pepsi ad by Mae West, who him hired to play a stud in "Myra Breckinbridge," his feature acting debut
1970:
First TV-movie, "The Movie Murderer" (NBC)
1970:
Played a recurring character in "Bracken's World" (NBC)
1971:
Had a small role as a publisher in Russ Meyer's "The Seven Minutes," based on Irving Wallace's novel about a pornography trial
1972:
First starring role in "Daughters of Satan"
1974:
Made occasional appearances on the daytime soap "The Young and the Restless" (CBS) as Jed Andrews
1975:
First starring role in TV-movie, "Returning Home" (ABC)
1978:
Appeared on two episodes of "The Rockford Files" (NBC) as Lance White, "the perfect detective"
1979:
Co-starred in the busted detective show pilot "Boston and Kilbride"
1979:
Co-starred in his miniseries debut "The Sacketts" (NBC)
1980:
Played the title character, a Vietnam vet-turned-Hawaiian private eye, on the popular CBS series "Magnum, P.I."; executive produced the final two seasons
1984:
Played an acrophobic police detective in "Runaway"
1987:
Co-stared with Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson in the comedy hit "Three Men and a Baby"
1987:
First story credit, provided story for the "Limbo" episode of "Magnum, P.I."
1988:
Formed his own production company T.W.S. Productions
1989:
Executive produced a series of "B.L. Stryker" detective movies for ABC
1990:
Re-teamed with Guttenberg and Danson for the sequel "Three Men and a Little Lady"
1990:
Played an American cowboy in the Australian Western "Quigley Down Under"
1996:
Played the recurring role of Dr. Richard Burke, Monica's (Courteney Cox) love interest on the popular sitcom "Friends" (NBC)
1997:
Garnered critical praise for his performance as an openly gay TV reporter in the comedy film "In & Out"
1998:
Returned to series TV as star of the CBS sitcom "The Closer"
1999:
Co-starred in "The Love Letter" with Kate Capshaw
2000:
Starred as a presidential candidate in the TNT film "Running Mates"
2001:
Co-exective produced and starred in "Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail" (TNT)
2001:
Made Broadway debut starring in the stage revival of "A Thousand Clowns"
2004:
Portrayed General Dwight D. Eisenhower in the A&E TV movie "Ike: Countdown to D-Day"
2004:
Starred opposite Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy in Scott Turow's crime thriller "Reversible Errors" (CBS)
2006:
Guest-starred on several episodes of "Boston Legal" (ABC) as Ivan Tiggs
2007:
Portrayed small-town Police Chief Jesse Stone in the CBS movie "Sea Change"; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
2007:
Joined the cast of NBC's "Las Vegas" as a billionaire who becomes the new owner of the Montecito Resort & Casino
2009:
Reprised his role of Police Chief Jesse Stone in the CBS movie "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice"
2010:
Returned to play titular character in the CBS movie "Jesse Stone: No Remorse"
2010:
Acted alongside Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in the action-comedy "Killers"
2010:
Cast as NYC police commissioner and family man Chief Frank Reagan on the CBS crime drama series "Blue Bloods"
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
Beverly Hills Playhouse: Beverly Hills , California -
Grant High School: Van Nuys , California - 1962

Notes

"Tom Selleck, the actor best known as Magnum P.I., is taking on a new role. With his father and two brothers, he is planning to demolish an old General Motors plant in the San Fernando Valley that closed in 1992 and build a $100 million shopping complex."

"Their goal, The Associated Press reported yesterday, is to transform the site, in a crime-ridden neighborhood of Van Nuys, Calif., into a bustling center with stores, theaters, restaurants and industrial space."

"'Maybe we can change some of the personality of the neighborhood,' Mr. Selleck said. 'We're not in business just for civic purposes. But the valley is where we grew up, and with all of Dad's experience in the valley, it seemed a good fit.'"

--From The New York Times, February 13, 1996.

Received an honorary degree from Pepperdine University in April 2000.

"It was clear to everybody that it wasn't right, and it wasn't proper to bring up, and it's not what we were there for. I don't wish her ill, and she's paid a pretty heavy price for that, because it was real clear."---Selleck on the "Rosie" episode where the talk show host confronted him about his NRA membership Biography Spring 2004

"Tom selleck was the man. The embodiment of what a man should be in everyone's fantasy. He fulfilled a longing in a generation of women for what they thought a man was on television, and that's who he was."---Mary Murphy on Selleck's essence Biography Spring 2004

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wife:
Jacquelyn Ray Selleck. Actor, model. Married in 1970; separated in 1979, six months before Selleck filmed the "Magnum, P.I." pilot; subsequently divorced in 1982.
wife:
Jilly Joan Mack. Actor, dancer. Married on August 7, 1987.

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father:
Robert D Selleck. Real estate investor. Born c. 1922; served as a first vice president of Coldwell Banker; portrayed Selleck's grandfather on the show; served Selleck Properties in an advisory capacity; died on March 21, 2001 from complications following surgery.
mother:
Martha Selleck. Homemaker.
brother:
Robert D Selleck II. Real estate developer. Born 1944; partners with brother Dan in Selleck Properties.
brother:
Daniel F Selleck. Real estate developer. Born c. 1950; partners with brother Robert in Selleck Properties.
sister:
Martha Selleck Ketchum.
step-son:
Kevin. Born c. 1966; son from his first wife's previous marriage.
daughter:
Hannah Margaret Mack Selleck. Born in 1989; mother, Jilly Mack.
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