Tom Selleck Biography (1945-)

Full name, Thomas William Selleck; born January 29, 1945, in Detroit, MI; sonof Robert D. (a real estate investor and executive) and Martha S. (a homemaker) Selleck; married Jacquelyn Ray (a model and actress), 1970 (divorced, 1982); married Jillie Joan Mack (an actress and dancer; some sources spell nameJilly), August 7, 1987; children: (first marriage) Kevin (stepson); (second marriage) Hannah Margaret Mack Selleck. Addresses: Agent: InternationalCreative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90211-1934; The Artists Agency, 10000 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 305, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer
Birth Details
January 29, 1945
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Recurring role, Bracken's World, NBC, 1969-1970
  • Jed Andrews, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1974-1975
  • Thomas Sullivan "Tom" Magnum, Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1980-1988
  • Host, The Practical Guide to the Universe, The Learning Channel, 1993
  • Dr. Richard Burke, a recurring role, Friends, NBC, 1996-1997
  • Jack McLaren, The Closer, CBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • Mike Beaudine, The Movie Murderer, NBC, 1970
  • Stan, A Case of Rape, 1974
  • Fred Derry, Returning Home, ABC, 1975
  • McCauley, Superdome, ABC, 1978
  • Jack Sturgess, Divorce Wars: A Love Story, ABC, 1982
  • Mac Traven, The Shadow Riders (also known as Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders"), CBS, 1982
  • Judge Timothy Nash, Broken Trust (also known as Court of Honor), TNT, 1995
  • Joe Wade, Ruby Jean and Joe, Showtime, 1996
  • Paul Cable, Last Stand at Saber River, TNT, 1997
  • Governor James Reynolds Pryce, Running Mates, TNT, 2000
  • Rafe Covington, Crossfire Trail (also known as Louis L'Amour's"Crossfire Trail"), TNT, 2001
  • Title role, Monte Walsh, 2003
  • Miniseries
  • Orrin Sackett, The Sacketts, NBC, 1979
  • Episodic
  • Bachelor number two, The Dating Game, ABC, c. 1968
  • "The Holy Ground: The Killing: Part 1," Judd for the Defense, ABC,1968
  • "Death Bait," Lancer, CBS, 1969
  • Captain Denning, "The Combatants," Sarge, NBC, 1971
  • Brinkley, "Snatches of a Crazy Song," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973
  • "The Confession," The F.B.I., ABC, 1973
  • Lieutenant Rogers, "Feedback," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1974
  • Bud Moore, "Bonus Baby," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975
  • Jimmie Desco, "Spooks for Sale," Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1975
  • Sergeant Ed Brock, "Dark Fury: Parts 1 & 2," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1975
  • "Design for Dying," Mannix, CBS, 1975
  • Dr. Alan Samuelson, "Target: Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1976
  • "And Hear a Sudden Cry," Doctors' Hospital, NBC, 1976
  • Lance White, "White on White and Nearly Perfect," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1978
  • Mike Beldon, "Memories of Cab 804: Part 2," Taxi, ABC, 1978
  • Grandpa Goes to Washington, NBC, 1978
  • Lance White, "Nice Guys Finish Dead" (also known as "The Goodhues"), The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1979
  • Thomas Magnum, "Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1982
  • Himself, "License to Kill," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982
  • "A Celebration of Taxi," Taxi, NBC, 1983
  • Tom Magnum, "Magnum on Ice," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Himself, Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1986, 1990, (multiple episodes) 1992, 1993
  • Himself, "Episode 17," Dolly, ABC, 1988
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990 and 1992
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, (multiple episodes) 2001
  • Storytime, PBS, 1994
  • Dr. Richard Burke, "The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends," Friends, NBC, 1997
  • Intimate Portrait: Jane Seymour, Lifetime, 1998
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Marsha Mason, Lifetime, 1999
  • Dr. Richard Burke, "The One with the Proposal," Friends, NBC, 2000
  • "Ted Danson: One Lucky Guy," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2000
  • Intimate Portrait: Linda Dano, Lifetime, 2000
  • The Young and the Restless: An E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Specials
  • CBS team captain, Battle of the Network Stars IX, ABC, 1980
  • CBS team captain, Battle of the Network Stars X, ABC, 1981
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season--G Rated--with Glamour, Glitter, and Gags (also known as Star-Studded Spoof of the New TV Season, G-Rated, with Glamour, Glitter, and Gags), NBC, 1982
  • Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob!, NBC, 1983
  • Famous Lives, NBC, 1983
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Wicki-Wacky Special from Waikiki, NBC, 1984
  • Bob Hope Buys NBC?, NBC, 1985
  • The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala, ABC, 1985
  • NBC Investigates Bob Hope, NBC, 1987
  • Superstars and Their Moms, ABC, 1987
  • An All-Star Celebration: The '88 Vote, ABC, 1988
  • The World's Greatest Stunts: A Tribute to Hollywood's Stuntmen, ABC, 1988
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1989
  • See Dick and Jane ... Lie, Cheat and Steal: Teaching Morality to Kids, syndicated, 1989
  • Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come (also known as Frank Sinatra: The Best Is Yet to Come), CBS, 1990
  • Over the Influence: Preventing and Recovering Our Kids from Drugs andAlcohol, syndicated, 1991
  • A User's Guide to Planet Earth: The American Environment Test, ABC, 1991
  • Welcome Home, America!--A USO Salute to America's Sons and Daughters, ABC, 1991
  • 58 Days (also known as The Brokaw Report), NBC, 1992
  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (also known as Bob Hope: A 90th Birthday Celebration), NBC, 1993
  • Himself (in archive footage), Red, White & Boots, 1994
  • Planet Hollywood Salutes the Top 10 Comedy Movies of All-Time, Fox, 1995
  • Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, ABC, 1995
  • Host and presenter, The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration (also known as The Kennedy Center Presents), PBS, 1996
  • Bob Hope ... Laughing with the Presidents, NBC, 1996
  • Himself, Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western, TNT, 1997
  • Himself, Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997
  • 50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary, HBO, 1997
  • CBS: The First 50 Years, CBS, 1998
  • Narrator, The Complete History of the U.S. Navy Seals, History Channel, 1999
  • Narrator, Special Ops: Mike Force, History Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, Special Ops: Operation Desert Storm, History Channel, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Tom Roybo, Most Wanted, ABC, 1976
  • Captain Ted Brinkerhoff, The Gypsy Warriors, CBS, 1978
  • Officer Ben Gordean, Bunco, NBC, 1978
  • Tom Boston, Boston and Kilbride (also known as The Chinese Typewriter), CBS, 1979
  • Will Eubanks, The Concrete Cowboys (also known as Ramblin' Man), CBS, 1979
  • Thomas Sullivan Magnum, Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1980
  • Tom Magnum, The Return of Luther Gillis, CBS, 1984
  • Also appeared in other pilots.
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1987
  • The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1988
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1990
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 24th Annual Victor Awards, syndicated, 1990
  • The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards, TheDisney Channel, 1990
  • Presenter, Soap Opera Digest Awards, NBC, 1992
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (also known as The Kennedy Center Honors), CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor, ABC, 1993
  • The Great Ones: The National Sports Awards, NBC, 1993
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1999
  • Presenter, The Eighth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • (Producer) Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1986-1987
  • (Executive producer) Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987-1988
  • (Executive producer) B. L. Stryker (also known as The ABC Saturday Mystery), ABC, 1989-1990
  • (Executive producer) The Closer, CBS, 1998
  • Executive Producer; Movies
  • The Dancer's Touch, 1989
  • Die Laughing, 1989
  • The King of Jazz, 1989
  • Royal Gambit, 1989
  • Grand Theft Hotel, 1990
  • High Rise, 1990
  • Night Train, 1990
  • Plates, 1990
  • Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Strangler (also known asHeat and Tango), NBC, 1990
  • Winner Takes All, 1990
  • Ruby Jean and Joe, Showtime, 1996
  • Last Stand at Saber River, TNT, 1997
  • Crossfire Trail (also known as Louis L'Amour's "Crossfire Trail"), TNT, 2001
  • Monte Walsh, 2003
  • Executive Producer; Pilots
  • Silverfox (also known as Double Old 7 and Our Man James), ABC, 1991
  • Film Appearances
  • Stud, Myra Breckinridge (also known as Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Phil Sanford, The Seven Minutes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • James Robertson, Daughters of Satan, United Artists, 1972
  • Dr. Milford, Terminal Island (also known as Knuckle-Men), Dimension, 1973
  • Aide to Captain Simard, Midway (also known as The Battle of Midway), Universal, 1976
  • Jim Hawley, The Washington Affair, 1978
  • Sean Murphy, Coma, United Artists, 1978
  • Thomas Sullivan Magnum (in archive footage), Koyanisquatsi (also known as Koyanisquatsi: Life Out of Balance), Island Alive, 1980
  • Patrick O'Malley, High Road to China, Warner Bros., 1983
  • Nick Lassiter (title role), Lassiter, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Sergeant Jack Ramsay, Runaway, TriStar, 1984
  • Peter Mitchell, Three Men and a Baby, Buena Vista, 1987
  • Jimmie Rainwood, An Innocent Man, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Phil Blackwood, Her Alibi, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Matthew Quigley/Roy Cobb, Quigley down Under (also known as Quigley), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990
  • Peter Mitchell, Three Men and a Little Lady, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Jack Elliot, Mr. Baseball, Universal, 1992
  • Jon Aldrich, Folks!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • King Ferdinand, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, Warner Bros.,1992
  • Rock Manijnoff, Open Season, Legacy Releasing, 1996
  • Narrator, The Magic of Flight, 1997
  • Peter Malloy, In & Out, Paramount, 1997
  • George Matthias, The Love Letter, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Murray Burns, A Thousand Clowns, Reynolds Theatre, Duke University, Durham, NC, then Shubert Theatre, Chicago, later Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, all 2001
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself (in archive footage), Bob Hope: Celebrity Bloopers, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • (Story) "Limbo," Magnum, P.I. (episodic), CBS, 1987
  • (Story) Silverfox (pilot; also known as Double Old 7 and Our Man James), ABC, 1991

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • American Western, January, 2001
    • Editor & Publisher, November 1, 1997, p. 10
    • Ladies Home Journal, October, 1997, p. 52
    • People Weekly, May 11, 1998, p. 116; August 6, 2001, p. 24
    • Time, May 31, 1999, p. 54
    • TV Guide, September 28, 2002, p. 21

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