Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck Age, Wiki, Height, Family, Wife, Income, Career

Tom William Selleck, also known as Tom Selleck was born on 29th January 1945. He was prominently known as an American actor, television and film producer, and screenwriter.

He is the receiver of five Emmy Award nominations. He appeared in Quigley Down Under, Mr. Baseball, and Lassiter.

Tom Selleck is also a California Army National Guard veteran and a spokesman for the National Rifle Association (NRA). He also is an endorser in advertisements for National Review magazine, and co-founder of the Character Counts! organization.

Real NameTom William Selleck
NicknameTom Selleck
ProfessionActor, Producer & Screenwriter
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 January 1945
Age (as in 2022)77 years
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States od America
HometownDetroit, Michigan, United States od America
Current ResidenceDetroit, Michigan, United States od America
SchoolGrant High School
College/UniversityUniversity of Southern California, Beverly Hills Playhouse
Educational QualificationGraduated
Physical Stats
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 193 cm
in meters- 1.93 m
in feet inches- 6'4"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 87 kg
in pounds- 191 lbs
DebutMyra Breckinridge Stud
Awards & Achievements* People's Choice Awards Favorite Actor in a New TV Series Magnum P.I.
* People's Choice Awards Favorite Male TV Performer
* Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
* Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama
* Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actor Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Relationships & Affairs
Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriends* Kitten Natividad
* Lillian Müller
* Jacqueline Ray
* Mimi Rogers
* Marie Helvin
* Jillie Mack
WifeJillie Mack
ParentsFather: Robert Dean Selleck
Mother: Martha S. Jagger
SiblingsSister: Martha Selleck
Brothers: Robert Selleck, Daniel Selleck
ChildrenSon: Kevin Selleck
Daughter: Hannah Selleck
Net Worth [approx.]$45 Million
Salary$200k Per Episode
Social Media

Early Life / Biography

Tom Selleck was born in Detroit, Michigan, on January 29, 1945. Tom Selleck is a direct descendant of English colonist David Selleck. Selleck’s family moved to Sherman Oaks, California, in 1948.


Tom Selleck was born to Martha Selleck (née Jagger) and Robert Dean Selleck. His mother was a housewife and his father was an executive and real estate investor.


Tom Selleck went to Grant High School from where he graduated in 1962. He earned a basketball scholarship to attend the University of Southern California. He was studying business administration. He also started studying acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under Milton Katselas.

Tom Selleck’s Career

Today, Tom is known to be one of television’s leading men. But it wasn’t like this before, as his acting career wasn’t something just given out to him back during his initial time in California. Before acting, he yearned to make it into a professional athlete.

He went to the University of Southern California to attend business studies. He was also in management training for United Airlines. During his senior year, he earned a basketball scholarship.

Luckily, the future star wasn’t ready to give up and switched to his backup plan. During his final year in school, in 1967, Selleck made his debut on TV. He was appearing for the first time on The Dating Game.

Although, he ultimately wasn’t able to win and lose. The television steak kept continuing with a few commercials advertising various products.

Left to Serve The Military

In 1967, the TV and commercial appearances ultimately secured him a spot in the 20th Century Fox New Talent Program. Where he just kept working out his acting skills.

But almost after two years of success. The actor had to hold on to his future career to serve on active duty in the California Army National Guard for nearly six months.

After returning home, he dropped out of the Fox classes. The actor and producer weren’t ready to give up despite the failure.

Movies and TV Shows

After starring in almost six different failed TV pilots, he finally got his breakthrough in his career, which ultimately defined the rest of his career—eventually landing the role of Thomas Magnum on Magnum P.I. in 1980.

CBS’s crime show is based on a private investigator living in Hawaii.

Since then, the actor has earned almost more than 50 television and film parts. You might remember him from popular series like

  • Three Men and a Baby
  • Mr. Baseball
  • Quigley Down Under
  •  Lassiter
  •  Friends

Fact: Friends Fans might remember Dr. Richard Burke, right. Monica’s love interests in the early part. Selleck’s most famous character is the patriarch Frank Reagan. Starring in CBS’s popular police drama, Blue Bloods.

Relationship, Wife & Affairs

Selleck’s luck was in his favor despite his acting career as he found love with his lady love. After 11 years of marriage, they got divorced back in 1982.

Selleck and his first wife were not lucky enough to have children together. But they didn’t lose hope and ultimately adopted a boy back in 1966. They named their son, Kevin.

Soon after, the pair ultimately split. Selleck was back on the headlines soon after for his new love interest. He met Jillie Joan Mack during the initial filming back in London.

The 38-year-old divorcé met the dancer in the musical Cats. Quickly the simple dinner date was something more for the couple. After her theatrical contract, Mack eventually moved to Hawaii.

At that time, Selleck was also there filming for Magnum, P.I. 1987 came out as a shock for the world when the couple secretly tied the knot.

The whirlwind romance has lasted for almost three decades. The couple is still madly in love and happily married even today.

A year after getting married, Selleck and Mack became proud parents to their first and only child, Hannah.

The actor took a break from his career to spend and give quality time to his family. They decided on the perfect spot for the 65-acre ranch in Ventura County, California. Mack told People: “We decided together that this would be the best environment for Hannah. While she is growing up,” in 2012.

Net Worth

According to reports, the famous actor and producer are estimated to be a whopping net worth of $45 million. According to some sources, it’s believed that for Blue Bloods, per episode, he earned $200,000.

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