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Tom Selleck : Jesse

Tom Selleck is perhaps best known for his portrayal of ‘Tom Magnum’ in the eighties television hit “Magnum P.I.,” which garnered him both an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama Series’, among other awards. This October, Selleck can be seen in the ninth installment of the popular “Jesse Stone” movie franchise, “Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise,” airing on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Selleck returns to star and executive produce the film, as he has for each installment of the franchise based on books by Robert B. Parker. The most recent installment of the franchise, “Jesse Stone; Benefit of the Doubt,” aired in 2012 on CBS and attracted 13 million viewers. Previous installments included “Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost” (2011); “Jesse Stone: No Remorse” (2010); “Jesse Stone: Thin Ice” (2009), “Jesse Stone: Stone Cold" (2005); "Jesse Stone: Night Passage" (2006); “Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise,” and “Jesse Stone: Sea Change” (2008), which garnered Selleck an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in A Miniseries Or A Movie.’

Additionally, Selleck currently stars as Francis Reagan in the CBS hit series “Blue Bloods” which has remained consistently in the top 15 category for most watched shows in television. Other notable TV credits include narrating the 2013 Discovery Channel documentary “North America”; starring as a series regular on NBC’s “Las Vegas”; “Boston Legal” (2006); “IKE: Countdown to D-Day” (2004); “Reversible Errors” (2004); “Louis L’Amour’s Crossfire Trail” (2001); “Friends” (1996-2000), which gained him an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series’; “Twelve Mile Road” (2003); “The Closer” (1998); “Shadow Riders” (1982); “Divorce Wars” (1982); “Ruby Jean and Joe” (1996); “Broken Trust” (1995); “Last Stand at Saber River” (1997); “Returning Home” (1975); and “Running Mates” (2000).

In addition to television, Selleck’s motion picture acting career has shown him in a variety of roles. In 1987, Selleck starred opposite Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg in the Touchstone Pictures romantic comedy “Three Men and a Baby,” and returned to the silver screen in the film’s sequel “Three Men and a Little Lady.” Other film credits include “Quigley Down Under” (1990); “In and Out” (1997); “Mr. Baseball” (1992); “Her Alibi” (1989); “The Love Letter” (1999); “Broken Trust” (1995); “Folks” (1992); “An Innocent Man” (1989); “Runaway” (1984); “High Road to China” (1983).

Aside from his acting successes, Selleck has also become prolific behind-the-scenes. In addition to his role as executive producer, Selleck also co-wrote the screenplays for both “Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise” and “Jesse Stone: No Remorse” with J.T. Allen and Michael Brandman. Selleck not only starred in, but also executive produced “Monte Walsh,” a two-and-a-half hour television movie for TNT, which was the highest rated Friday night movie on basic cable in 2003. Other notable executive producer credits include: “The Closer” (2001), “Louis L’Amour’s Crossfire Trail” (2001), “Last Stand at Saber River” (1997), “Ruby Jean and Joe” (1996), “Revealing Evidence: Stalking the Honolulu Stranger” (1990) and “Magnum P.I.” during the last two seasons.

Tom Selleck devotes much of his time to philanthropic causes. As a board member of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, he served together with the late Barbara Jordan, as the National Spokesperson for the Character Counts Coalition. Mr. Selleck is a spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative, and is actively involved in the Student/Sponsor Partnership in New York City. He volunteers his time and is a Spokesperson for the Los Angeles Mission to help the homeless. Mr. Selleck is also the National Spokesman for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to build the Education Center at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, DC. Additionally, he has received a Distinguished American Award from the Horatio Alger Association, and is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Pepperdine University.

Selleck resides in Southern California with his wife, actress Jillie Mack, and their daughter.