Actor Tom Selleck arrives at the premiere of "United 93" during the Fifth Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 25, 2006. Early in his career, he starred in six failed TV pilots before making it big in 1980 as the lead in "Magnum, P.I."
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Tom Selleck and his wife, Jillie Mack, attend the Producers Guild Of America Presents 2006 Celebration of Diversity in Beverly Hills, Calif. The two have been married since 1987 and have one daughter.
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Tom Selleck receives an honorary Doctorate of Laws from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., on April 4, 2000. He originally attended the University of Southern California on a basketball scholarship.
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President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush thank Tom Selleck, left, during the Ford's Theater Gala in Washington on June 25, 2006. Marked as more of an independent than a Republican, Selleck was an avid supporter of Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
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Actor Tom Selleck, right, walks the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on July 22, 2004, somewhere off the coast of California. Once a vocal supporter of Reagan, he attended the former president's funeral in June of that year.
Tom Selleck poses with his wife, Jillie, and daughter, Hannah, as they attend a dinner at the 44th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco on July 1, 2004. This year, he is set to replace James Caan as the owner of the Montecito Casino on NBC's "Las Vegas."
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Tom Selleck, right, appears with Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry on the "Friends'" episode "The One With The Proposal," which aired in May 2000. He played the part of Dr. Richard Burke on 10 episodes of the series from 1996 to 2000.
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Tom Selleck and pop diva Diana Ross attend the 57th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 25, 1985. Though Selleck has yet to be nominated for an Oscar, he does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; it was awarded to him in 1986.