‘Blue Bloods’ Star Tom Selleck is Honored at One Well Known National Cowboy Museum With Exhibit Reveal in 2010

by Samantha Whidden

Blue Bloods star Tom Selleck was honored at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2010.

According to his Museum’s bio, Selleck first appeared on TV as a college student on The Dating Game in 1965 and 1967. He also appeared in commercials, especially for Pepsi. His first small movie parts were in films Myra Breckinridge and The Seven Minutes, plus television series, movies, and mini-series. He also had a recurring in the 1970s series The Rockford Files and starred in the TV movie Concrete Cowboy. The Blue Bloods castmate was also an American cowboy in the Australian western film, Quigley Down Under. His other western films are The Sacketts, The Shadow Riders, and Last Stand at Sabre River. 

The Museum also reveals in the bio that Selleck has spoken “fondly” about his experiencing working and acting in western films. 

‘Blue Bloods’ Tom Selleck Reveals the Real Reason Behind His Departure from ‘Magnum P.I.’ 

During a recent interview with People, the Blue Bloods star reveals the reason why he left the 1980s action-packed private investigator series Magnum P.I. “I quit Magnum, not because I didn’t like it or I was tired of it. I was tired from it, Tom explains. Selleck then says that he wanted a “three-dimensional life” because he didn’t have one. 

Also speaking about the fame that came with his Magnum P.I. role, the private Blood Blues actor states that he knew “intellectually” what it would mean in terms of being a public person. “But until you lived it, there’s no way to understand it,” Selleck explains. “I had a feeling of, ‘I don’t think I’m cut out for this.’”

Tom Selleck also discusses why he took a break from Hollywood after not liking what he was being offered. “I put up with the articles that said [I] disappeared, [I was] done,” the Blue Bloods castmate recalls. “And you do get done, I’m aware of that. It was a big lull, but it put a lot of things in perspective.”

Tom Selleck was the lead on Magnum P.I. from 1980 to 1988. He went on to take on various roles throughout the years, including Jack McLaren in The Closer and Dr. Richard Burke on Friends. He joined Blue Bloods as Frank Reagan in 2010 and has been on the series ever since. 

In regards to his highly successful acting career, Tom adds, “My relationships and my ranch keep me sane. I’m proud of my work. I still love what I do, and I have my family.”

Tom Selleck is set to return to Blue Bloods for its 12th season, which is currently set to premiere on October 1st. Selleck will star alongside Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, and Will Estes in the upcoming season.