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TOM SELLECK BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Tom Selleck was born on January 29th, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan with the middle name William, born to Robert Dean and Martha S. Selleck.  He is most known for his role as a private investigator from the television series, "Magnum, P.I" (1980).
 
He was raised in Sherman Oaks, California with his siblings Robert, Daniel and Martha.  After he graduated from Grant High School in 1962, Selleck then received a basketball scholarship to study at the University of Southern California (USC) earning a business degree and on the side he dabbled with a modeling career.
 
Today, Selleck is still a working actor and has also made a name for himself as a film producer.    His career as an actor began while he was in college and appeared on the television show, "The Dating Game".  He made a total of two appearances on this show, but lost both times.  Selleck then went on to appear in a couple commercials before deciding he wanted to pursue a fulltime career as an actor.  He studied the art of acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under he direction of Milton Katselas and prior to pursuing a fulltime career as an actor he served in the United States California Army National Guard.

Some of his early roles were small parts in such films as, "Myra Breckinridge" (1970) starring Raquel Welch, John Huston, Mae West, Farrah Fawcett, Rex Reed, Jim Backus, Roger Herren, John Carradine, Kathleen Freeman, William Hopper, Grady Sutton, Roger C. Carmel, Calvin Lockhart and Andy Devine, "The Seven Minutes" (1971) starring Wayne Maunder, Marianne McAndrew, Jay C. Flippen, Lyle Bettger, Yvonne De Carlo, Edy Williams, Philip Carey, Harold J. Stone, Wolfman Jack, Charles Napier, Olan Soule, Jackie Gayle and Charles Drake, "Daughters of Satan" (1972) with Barra Grant and Tani Phelps Guthrie in his first leading role, and a small but pivotal role in the classic World War II epic "Midway" (1976) with an ensemble cast including Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Shigeta, Pat Morita, Robert Ito, Christina Kokubo, Dabney Coleman, Christopher George, Erik Estrada, Glenn Corbett, Kevin Dobson, Hal Holbrook, Monte Markham, David Macklin, Eddie Albert, Robert Wagner, Gregory Walcott, Robert Webber, Mitch Ryan and Ed Nelson and then "Concrete Cowboys" (1979) starring with Claude Akins, Gene Evans, Roy Acuff, Morgan Fairchild, Barbara Mandrell, Jerry Reed, Red West, Ray Stevens, Lucille Benson, Randolph Powell and Grace Zabriskie. 

Now with some film experience on his resume he was also able to find work as a television actor and appeared on the series, "Bracken's World" starring Warren Stevens, Eleanor Parker, Leslie Nielson, Elizabeth Allen, Bettye Ackerman, Dennis Cole, Jeanne Cooper, Peter Haskell, Linda Harrison, Karen Jensen, Madlyn Rhue and Laraine Stephens, "Marcus Welby, M.D." starring Robert Young, James Brolin and Elena Verdugo, "Richie Brockelman, Private Eye" starring Dennis Dugan, "Sarge" starring George Kennedy and a recurring role on, "The Rockford Files" starring James Garner and Noah Beery Jr.

Tom Selleck obtained a new level of stardom with the 3 hour made for television western movie "The Sacketts" (1979) opposite Sam Elliott, Jeff Osterhage, Glenn Ford, Ben Johnson, Gilbert Roland, Gene Evans, Buck Taylor, Pat Buttram, John Vernon, Ruth Roman, Jack Elam, Mercedes McCambridge, L. Q. Jones, James Gammon and Shug Fisher that led to being cast in additional western films due to his rugged yet easy demeanor which audiences resonated to.

After a couple more film roles on, "High Road to China" (1983) co-starring Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston, Wilford Brimley, Robert Morley and Brian Blessed and "Runaway" (1984) starring with Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes, G. W. Bailey, Kirstie Alley and Stan Shaw, he got his big break to stardom with his role on, "Magnum, P.I." (1980) with John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti.  Other television roles he appeared in included, "Friends", "Las Vegas", "The Closer", "The Rockford Files" and "Boston Legal".

Not only has he worked as a film and television series actor, Selleck has also added numerous movie credits to his resume such as, "Lassiter" (1984) also starring Lauren Hutton, Jane Seymour, Bob Hoskins, Joe Regalbuto and Ed Lauter, "Quigley Down Under" (1990) co-starring Alan Rickman and Laura San Giacomo, "Mr. Baseball" (1992) with Ken Takakura and Dennis Haysburt and since 2005, he has portrayed Jesse Stone in a series of 'Made for Television' movies, based on Robert B. Parker's novels.

One of his most famous film roles was in, "Three Men and a Baby" (1987) starring alongside Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Margaret Colin, Celeste Holm, Philip Bosco. Eugene Clark, Barbara Budd and Derek de Lint, which was the highest grossing movie followed by the sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady" (1990) also starring Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Christopher Cazenove, Fiona Shaw, Robin Weisman, John Boswall and Sheila Hancock, "An Innocent Man" (1989) along with David Rasche, Richard Young, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, Badja Djola, Todd Graff, Peter Van Norden and M.C. Gainey, "In & Out" (1997) starring Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, Wilford Brimley, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close and Jay Leno just to name a few and "The Love Letter" (1999) with Kate Capshaw, Blythe Danner, Gloria Stuart and Ellen DeGeneres.

Tom Selleck has also worked on Broadway as a stage actor in such productions as, "A Thousand Clowns" and has done voice over work in commercials for such products as AT&T, Pepsi-Cola and Florida Orange Juice.

He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry and has received numerous Golden Apple Awards and People's Choice Awards for Favorite Male Television Performer and All-Round Male Entertainer.  In 2010 he was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum into the Hall of Great Performers. 

Most recently, Selleck is a regular on the television police drama series, "Blue Bloods" (2010) sharing the spotlight with Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Amy Carlson, Sami Gayle and Jennifer Esposito and the films, "Killers" (2010) with Ashton Kutcher, Catherine O'Hara and Katherine Heigl and lastly "Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt" (2012) with Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Robert Carradine, William Devane and Stephen McHattie.     

He is currently married to his second wife, Jillie Mack whom he wed in 1987 and together they have one daughter. Prior to this marriage he was married to Jacqueline Ray from 1971 through 1982 and he adopted her biological son and continues to play the fatherly role in his life today.  His family resides in Thousand Oaks, California but also owns homes in Maine and Scotland.

Alongside his career in the industry, Selleck makes time to serve as a board member of a non-profit organization called, 'The Michael Josephson Institute of Ethics' and is also a co-founder to the Character Counts Coalition.  In 1997 for his effort to these causes, he was honored with a Horizon Award which is given to individuals who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans. 


Filmography

2012 Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt 
2010-2011 Blue Bloods 
2011 Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost 
2010 Killers 
2010 Jesse Stone: No Remorse 
2009 Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
2007-2008 Las Vegas 
2007 Jesse Stone: Sea Change 
2007 Meet the Robinsons 
2006 Boston Legal 
2006 Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage 
2005 Jesse Stone: Stone Cold 
2004 Biography
2004 Ike: Countdown to D-Day 
2004 Reversible Errors 
2003 Twelve Mile Road
2003 Monte Walsh 
2003 Touch 'Em All McCall 
2001 Crossfire Trail 
2000 Running Mates
1996-2000 Friends
1999 The Love Letter
1998 The Closer
1997 In & Out 
1997 Last Stand at Saber River
1996 Ruby Jean and Joe 
1996 Kids for Character 
1995 Broken Trust 
1995 Open Season 
1992 Mr. Baseball 
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery 
1992 Folks! 
1990 3 Men and a Little Lady
1990 Quigley Down Under
1989 An Innocent Man
1989 Her Alibi 
1980-1988 Magnum, P.I.
1987 3 Men and a Baby 
1986 Murder, She Wrote 
1984 Runaway 
1984 Lassiter 
1983 High Road to China 
1982 Simon & Simon
1982 The Shadow Riders
1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story
1978-1979 The Rockford Files
1979 Concrete Cowboys 
1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends
1979 The Sacketts
1979 The Chinese Typewriter 
1978 Taxi 
1978 The Gypsy Warriors 
1978 Superdome
1978 Coma 
1977 Richie Brockleman, Private Eye
1977 The Washington Affair 
1977 Bunco 
1976 Charlie's Angels
1976 Midway 
1976 Most Wanted 
1976 Doctors' Hospital 
1975 The Streets of San Francisco 
1975 Returning Home 
1975 Mannix
1974-1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1975 Lucas Tanner
1975 The Young and the Restless
1974 A Case of Rape 
1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1973 The F.B.I.
1973 Terminal Island 
1973 Wide World Mystery
1972 Daughters of Satan
1971 Sarge
1971 The Seven Minutes
1969-1970 Bracken's World
1970 Myra Breckinridge 
1970 The Movie Murderer
1969 Lancer 





Matinee Classics - Concrete Cowboys starring Tom Selleck, Jerry Reed, Morgan Fairchild, Claude Akins, Gene Evans and Red West
Matinee Classics - Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti, Kwan Hi Lim, Gillian Dobb, Jeff MacKay, Kathleen Lloyd, Glenn Cannon, Elisha Cook Jr. and Jean Bruce Scott
Matinee Classics - Magnum, P.I. starring Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti, Kwan Hi Lim, Gillian Dobb, Jeff MacKay, Kathleen Lloyd, Glenn Cannon, Elisha Cook Jr. and Jean Bruce Scott
Matinee Classics - Quigley Down Under starring Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick, Tony Bonner, Roger Ward, Ben Mendelsohn, Jerome Ehlers and Conor McDermottroe


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