The Most Memorable Roles Of Tom Selleck Outside Of ‘Blue Bloods’ And ‘Magnum PI’


Tom Selleck is best known today for his role as New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on the CBS hit show Blue Bloods. However, this isn’t the actor’s first successful series; no one can forget Selleck’s 9-season run on Magnum, P.I.However, these two shows are only two of the actor’s many accomplishments. The actor has appeared in a number of other films and television shows.

1. ‘Quigley Down Under’ (1990)

Soon after the end of Magnum, P.I., Selleck starred in Quigley Down Under.The plot revolves around rifleman Matthew Quigley (Selleck), who travels to the Australian outback to respond to a job posting for a sharpshooter. However, not everything is as it appears on paper.

When Quigley meets his boss (Alan Rickman), he quickly learns that he has been hired to k1ll aborigines. Quigley and his new employer fight, but Quigley is knocked out and left to d1e in a remote area of the outback. He plots his vengeance after being rescued.

2. ‘Three Men and a Baby’ (1987)

Three Men and a Baby debuted near the end of Mangum, P.I.The film follows three bachelors with little to no parenting experience as they attempt to care for a baby left with them by one of their girlfriends. Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, and Steve Guttenberg star in the film.

3. The ‘Jessie Stone’ franchise

Over the years, Tom Selleck and Jessie Stone have become interchangeable. And the next Stone film has been revealed! Selleck has played Jessie Stone numerous times, with multiple TV movies based on the character delighting Selleck fans. In adaptations of Robert P. Parker’s novels, Jessie Stone is a New York Police Chief investigating a series of murd3rs. Each TV film follows Stone down a different and perilous winding path.


4. ‘Friends’ (1996 – 2000)

Though Tom Selleck was not a main character on Friends, he did appear in ten episodes as Dr. Richard Burke, Monica’s love interest, from 1996 to 2000. Fans were pleased to see a Hollywood A-lister appear on the show. He was there just long enough, like Brad Pitt and other famous faces who graced the screen, to leave an everlasting impression — long enough until Chandler came in to seize Monica’s heart instead.

5. ‘In & Out’ (1997)

In In & Out, Tom Selleck played Peter Malloy, a midwestern teacher (Kevin Kline) who questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. Selleck plays a newscaster who weighs in on the story that is sweeping the small Indiana town. Despite the fact that Selleck is not the main character, the film is a well-known comedy with a number of A-listers (and then-upcoming stars) playing minor and supporting roles.