Larry Manetti, a talented actor and producer, became one of the actors who was there with Tom in every step of the way during his time on “Magnum P.I.”. Manetti, who played Orville Wilbur Richard “Rick” Wright, even wrote of his deep admiration for Selleck’s great work ethic in his 1996 memoir, “Aloha, Magnum.”
He also praised Selleck for all the effort he put into helping a number of charities in Hawaii. Tom Selleck was truly a man admired by many.
The Glorious Mustache
As you might already know, Tom Selleck became an icon as one of the most renowned custodians of a mustache in film and television. Although, he wasn’t the only one who could effortlessly sport the look.
Amongst others, Nick Offerman of "Parks and Recreations" owned the mustache look, as well as Will Ferrell in the hilarious film, "The Legend of Ron Burgundy."
Using Life Experiences
Tom Selleck’s roles have always been fascinating as they’ve actually been extremely similar to certain aspects of his own personality or aspects he aspires to be like.
He recently played a role in Blue Bloods as a proud and practicing Catholic, something he idealizes himself to be.
A Passion for Hockey
Outside of his love for acting, Tom Selleck was actually deeply passionate about hockey! He’s been seen several times watching his favorite team, the Los Angeles Kings, at the Staples Center.
He’s even shared in an interview that some of his favorite players were Alexander Frolov and Anze Kopitar.
Work Hard Play Hard
Tom was based in Honolulu, Hawaii during "Magnum P.I.’s" filming and he decided to go ahead and take up several passions during his stay. One of these passions was surprisingly beach volleyball! The man truly had an incredible set of skills.
Dennis Berg, one of his teammates at Outrigger Canoe Club, also had several great things to say about the actor. He shared, “Tom was a great teammate, appreciative of being included with such a talented and experienced group, practicing and playing hard when his Magnum schedule permitted… He was very patient with all of us.”