Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American actor, screenwriter and film producer, best known for his starring role on the long-running television show Magnum P.I.. He is recognizable by his 6 ft 4 (193 cm) height and trademark moustache.
Tom's siblings include brother Robert (born 1944), brother Daniel (born 1950), and sister Martha. Tom graduated from Grant High School (Los Angeles, California) in 1962.
Along with doing some modeling, Selleck attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. While he majored in business administration, a drama coach suggested Selleck try acting. He then studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under Milton Katselas.
Selleck served in the California National Guard and was activated for the Watts riots.
He is an active member of the NRA (National Rifle Association) and has a large collection of firearms.
He is currently starring in the television series Las Vegas.