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10 Things to Know About Tom Selleck, From His Net Worth to His First Acting Gig You've Never Heard Of

Plus how he really felt about being an '80s heartthrob

Tom Selleck has been in the acting game for decades now. He got a fairly late start, remaining relatively undiscovered until his mid-30s, when he was cast as Thomas Magnum in the '80s CBS hit series "Magnum P.I." As a mustachioed private eye who sniffed out crime in a Hawaiian T-shirt and a red Ferrari,  Selleck was launched into superstardom, becoming the male sex icon of the '80s. The role won him an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, and five People's Choice Awards.

Selleck, now 78 years old, is still going strong on the crime drama "Blue Bloods," where he stars as New York police Commissioner Frank Reagan. The series is set to begin its final season on CBS on Feb. 16.

Of course, you're likely familiar with his iconic television roles. But did you know that he had his first-ever television appearance on "The Dating Game"? Did you know that he is a proud veteran who enlisted in the military right as the Vietnam War was getting serious? Or that he actually resents the sex symbol status that hung over him throughout the 1980s and beyond? What about his net worth? Does Selleck's net worth reflect all of his success over the years?

Scroll through for more fascinating facts you may not have known about the one and only Tom Selleck.

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