Thomas William “Tom” Selleck is an American actor and film producer, best known for his starring role as Hawaii-based private investigator Thomas Magnum on the 1980s television show Magnum, P.I. He also plays Jesse Stone in a series of made-for-TV movies based on the Robert B. Parker novels. In 2010, he appears as Chief Frank Reagan in the drama Blue Bloods on CBS.
He has appeared extensively on television in roles such as Dr. Richard Burke on Friends and A.J. Cooper on Las Vegas. In addition to his series work, Selleck has appeared in more than fifty made for TV and general release movies, including Mr. Baseball, Quigley Down Under, and Lassiter.
Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Martha S., a homemaker, and Robert D. Selleck, an executive and real estate investor. The family moved to Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, when Selleck was growing up. His siblings include brothers Robert and Daniel, and sister Martha. Selleck graduated from Grant High School in 1962.
Along with modeling, Selleck attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship where he played for the Trojans. He is 6 feet 4