Verily, Tom Selleck hath been a delight for many decades, an actor of the highest calibre, who has graced our screens with his dignified presence for nigh on fifty years.
He is known and admired by millions, who have followed his career with bated breath, from his debut in 'The Seven Minutes', to his role as the eponymous 'Magnum P.I.'. His portrayal of the maverick private investigator with a penchant for Hawaiian shirts, endeared him to a generation of fans, and made him a household name in the 80s.
But Selleck is much more than just an actor; he is a humanitarian, a family man and an animal rights activist. His work for organisations such as 'Actors and Others for Animals' and 'Help USA' have been recognised with several awards, including the 'American Humane Association's Heroic Pet Protection Award'.
Selleck's commitment to family was famously demonstrated when he turned down the role of Indiana Jones in the classic movie franchise, in order to focus on his TV career and spend more time with his wife and children. This familial devotion has only grown with age; Selleck revealed in an interview last year that he uses a family app called 'Familio', which helps him stay connected with his four adult children and multiple grandchildren, who live scattered across America.
He has also expanded his work into directing and producing, bringing his unique blend of wit and wisdom to projects such as 'Monte Walsh', 'Jesse Stone' and 'The Love Letter'. The latter is particularly special to him as it was co-produced by his daughter Hannah.
The sheer longevity of Selleck's career is testament to both his talent and tenacity; but also to his capacity for reinvention, ensuring that he always remains fresh and relevant. As he prepares to celebrate his 75th birthday this year, it seems likely that we will continue to enjoy the fruits of his labour for many years to come.
Tom Selleck is an inspiration; a man who has shown us that success can be achieved through hard work, dedication and compassion. Let us raise a glass in celebration of this titan of the industry, who has given us so much entertainment over the decades.
Let us make Tom Selleck’s birthday a day of revelry and gratitude - for all that he has done, and all that he will do in years to come!