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Tom Selleck young

Tom Selleck young

Birth Date

January 30, 1930


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


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6 ft 3.5 in | 192 cm

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91 kg | 201 lb

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13 US | 46 EU

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, United States, on January 29, 1945, is an American actor. Young Tom Selleck began his acting career on ABC television show The Dating Game (1965). He made his big screen debut in comedy film Myra Breckinridge (1970) in role as Stud. Selleck's breakthrough performance came as Thomas Magnum in crime drama television series Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988), for which he won an Emmy Award.

Best films

He portrayed Police Chief Jesse Stonene in nine made for TV films:

Stone Cold (2005)

Night Passage (2006)

Death in Paradise (2006)

Sea Change (2007)

Thin Ice (2009)

No Remorse (2010)

Innocents Lost (2011)

Benefit of the Doubt (2012)

Lost in Paradise (2015)

He played Jack McLaren in television sitcom The Closer (1998).

Quigley Down Under (1990) Western opposite Laura San Giacomo and Alan Rickman

In & Out (1997) romantic comedy with Kevin Kline and Matt Dillon

Three Men and a Baby (1987) and sequel Three Men and a Little Lady (1990) comedy opposite Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg

Runaway (1984) science fiction action with Cynthia Rhodes and Gene Simmons

Mr. Baseball (1992) sports comedy opposite Aya Takanashi and Dennis Haysbert

An Innocent Man (1989) crime drama thriller with Laila Robins and David Rasche

High Road to China (1983) adventure romance opposite Bess Armstrong and Wilford Brimley

Lassiter (1984) spy adventure action with Jane Seymour, Lauren Hutton and Bob Hoskins

The Shadow Riders (1982) western opposite Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross

Her Alibi (1989) romantic comedy with Paulina Porizkova

Terminal Island (1973) drama thriller opposite Phyllis Davis and Marta Kristen

Folks! (1992) comedy drama with Don Ameche and Christine Ebersole

Monte Walsh (2003) Western opposite Isabella Rossellini and Keith Carradine

Last Stand at Saber River (1997) Western with Suzy Amis Cameron, Keith Carradine and David Carradine

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) historical adventure opposite Marlon Brando, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Benicio del Toro

The Seven Minutes (1971) drama with Edy Williams and Yvonne De Carlo

The Sacketts (1979) Western opposite Jeff Osterhage and Sam Elliott


He studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.

He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and of Trojan Knights.

He is an avid ice hockey fan.

He was married to model Jacqueline Ray (1971-1982).

He married Jillie Mack in 1987, they have one daughter.

Close friend with actor Charlton Heston.

He played Richard Burke, Monica's older boyfriend in TV series Friends.

Was originally offered role of Indiana Jones in film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

He was part of Hawaii’s Outrigger Canoe Club’s volleyball team when they won two national championships.

Lives in Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village, California.


I think a lot of Magnum was me.

It is scary for an actor when you get hired as a lead. No matter what the plot is, it is your job to do something interesting enough to make them want to get inside the lead character's head.

I think there have been more movies in the Western genre than any other. I grew up watching those movies.

I never try to pander to an audience, and I'm really not concerned with my image. I'm far more interested in stretching my abilities as an actor.

I just really want people to see this movie and I hope they like it, because to me Monte Walsh (2003) probably reflects my sensibilities more than any other I've done in the Western genre. I'm really proud of it and I think it may be the best role I've ever had.

Unless you treat failure as part of the journey, you're never going to get anywhere.

I quit 'Magnum' to have a family. It took a long time to get off the train, but I try very hard to have balance, and this ranch has helped me do that.