A man’s man and an acting icon, Tom Selleck is one of our favorite Hollywood names. Ever since he took the role of Thomas Magnum in Magnum P.I he ensured his place in the film industry.
He started his career as a model who stole women’s hearts and signed for Twentieth Century Fox. This collaboration, however, only lasted until he was drafted to fight in the Vietnam’s war. When he recalls this period of his life, he says, “I am a veteran, I’m proud of it.
After the war ended, he started filming Magnum P.I and found himself into the spotlight once again.
Tom’s childhood was a happy one. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in San Fernando Valley, California. His parents were strict but always very supportive of their four children. Tom’s father once told him how “a man is only as good as his word,” and that’s something Tom lived by all his life.