Born January 29, 1945, Tom Selleck became one of the most pivotal actors in television crime dramas by starring in shows like “Magnum, P.I,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Las Vegas.” Selleck started acting in the mid 1960s with small roles and appearances in commercials. His breakout role wasn’t until “Magnum, P.I” when he starred as Thomas Magnum, and he soon shot into superstardom. The show lasted from 1980 to 1988, and everyone knew the mustache-clad actor. One iconic role of his was as Richard Burke, Monica’s love interest in Season 2 of the legendary show, “Friends” (via IMDb).
Ever since 2010, Selleck has starred as Frank Reagan in the hit series, “Blue Bloods,” which was renewed for Season 12, per Deadline. Along with that, he’s repeatedly starred as Jesse Stone in a bunch of television movies (via IMDb). So even at 76, Selleck seems to be on top of the world, and on top of his acting game.
Tom Selleck made $500,000 an episode at the peak of his Magnum, P.I. days
As of 2020, Tom Selleck is worth $45 million, and made six figures for his starring television roles. For his role on “Blue Bloods,” he made $200,000 per episode, which added up came to around $5 million a few years ago. As of publication, it’s unknown if his pay increased while on the show. On top of that, at the peak of his “Magnum, P.I” days, Selleck made a whopping $500,000 per episode (via Celebrity Net Worth).
In the early 1980s, Selleck purchased an 1,800 foot Los Angeles apartment that he quickly renovated into a man’s dream apartment (via Architectural Digest). In 1988, he purchased a $5 million ranch in Ventura, California that features tennis courts, pools, and even a golf course. And in 1993, Selleck purchased a gorgeous home in Hawaii that had a private movie theater and safe room. In 2001, he sold it for nearly $2.5 million (via Celebrity Net Worth).
And for all you “Friends” fans out there, Selleck is set to return to the screen with the original cast of the sitcom during HBO Max’s “Friends” reunion episode, set to stream on May 27, 2021.
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