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Tom Selleck Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas William Selleck
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • Attended USC on a basketball scholarship
  • Activated during the Watts Riots while in the California National Guard
  • First TV appearance was on The Dating Game in 1967
  • Originally slated to star in Raiders of the Lost Ark but CBS would not release him from Magnum, P
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  • Father Robert played his grandfather on Magnum, P
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  • Member of the National Rifle Association, feuded with Rosie O'Donnell about gun control during an appearance on her show in 1996
  • Involved since 2005 in an ongoing series of made-for-tv movies based on the Jesse Stone series written by Robert B
  • Parker; Selleck is a producer for the series as well as lead actor

Awards

  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2000Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1986Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1986Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1985Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 1985People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1984Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1984People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1983Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1983People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male TV Performer: winner
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1981People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program: winner

Relationships

  • Daniel Selleck -- Brother
  • Robert Selleck II -- Brother
  • Hannah Margaret Mack Selleck -- Daughter
  • Jacquelyn Ray Selleck -- Ex-wife
  • Robert Selleck -- Father
  • Martha Selleck -- Mother
  • Martha Selleck Ketchum -- Sister