Kevin Selleck is an American actor and musician, who rose to fame after making an appearance in “Magnum P.I.” and “Scream 2”. He is the adopted son of Tom Selleck, who is an American actor and film producer who has been in over 50 movies and TV Shows.
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Early life and childhood
Kevin was born in 1966 in the United States of America to his model and actress mother Jacqueline Ray who is known for her characters in movies such as “Beyond the Universe” and “In Like Flints” – his exact birth date and his zodiac sign are not known. Not much is not known about his biological father, except that his surname is Shepard, and was married to his mother in the 1860s.
Tom Selleck with first wife Jacqueline Ray. They were married from 1971-1982. He adopted her son Kevin who was born in 1966.
Tom Selleck legally adopted Kevin on the 7th August 1987 when he was married to his mother Jacqueline, and Kevin changed his last name to Selleck after that – when he was 19. Tom and Jacqueline were together for over ten years, and ended their relationship in August 1982. However, Tom remained a vital part of Kevin’s life even after their divorce. Kevin grew up with two step siblings: Umeko Ray and Hannah Selleck. Hannah is not part of the entertainment industry in any way and has made a career for herself in horse breeding.
The information as to where Kevin went to high school is not known. However, after matriculation from his high school, Kevin went on to join the University of Southern California and played volleyball much like his stepfather Tom Selleck.
However, his plans of taking up volleyball as a career stopped when he injured himself and had to quit the game.
Kevin started his career as a musician in 1993 after forming the rock band Tonic, which featured Emerson Hart as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jess Russo as the lead guitarist and backup vocalist, Dan Laurie as the bass guitarist and backup vocalist, and Dan Rothchild as the backup vocalist and drummer. Together they released their first album – “Lemon Parade” – in July 1996. The album did very well, and was certified platinum. In 1997, they released the single “If You Can Only See”, which peaked at no. 11 on the Billboard Airplay Hot 100. However, the group didn’t last long, as they constantly fought with each other, so eventually breaking-up.
After his band broke-up, Kevin started his career in television, with a part in the TV series “Magnum P.I” (1980) as a grandson, in the episode “Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts”. He was also offered a part in the movie “Scream 2”, for which he was also credited for writing one of the soundtrack title “Eyes of Sand”. However, nothing has been seen on the big screen after these two roles. Whether or not he plans on appearing on TV again is also not known.
Kevin is married to Annabel, and has six kids with her. They married on the 7th August 1987. The wedding was a private affair and was held away from the prying eyes of the media, and attended only by their close friends and family members. Kevin and Annabel are both private people, and the identity and names of the six children haven’t been revealed to the media yet, or when they were born. Kevin has been such a private person that his relationships and affairs before Annabelle are also unknown.
Who is Tom Selleck, Kevin Selleck’s Stepfather?
Tom Selleck was born on 29 January 1945, and is an American actor, producer as well as a veteran of the California Army National Guard. He started his career with an appearance on “The Dating Game” (1965), in which he played a college senior. He also featured in a commercial by Pepsi-Cola, before appearing in various TV series and movies, such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “The Seven Minutes”. He was the face of Marlboro cigarettes, becoming widely known as The Marlboro Man, and was also in commercials for “Close-Up” and “Right Guard”.
His biggest break came when he was cast in the main role of Thomas Magnum in the TV series “Magnum P.I.”, which ran an impressive eight years from 1980 to 1988.
He was also cast for the role of Indiana Jones, but had to turn it down since the producers didn’t release him from “Magnum P.I.” for other projects. He drove a Ferrari 308 GTS in the TV series, which was so popular that the particular model has been referred to as “Magnum” Ferrari.
After the success of “Magnum P.I”, Tom was seen in other great roles such as Peter Mitchell in “Three Men and a Baby”, and as a commissioner in “Blue Bloods”. He won several awards for the former, such as the People’s Choice Awards in 1981 for Favorite Actor and in 1983 for Favorite Male TV performer. In 1984, he won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding lead actor in a drama series. He also won the Golden Globe Awards the same year for Best Actor in a television series drama.
He has also been nominated several other times, including in 2017 at the People’s choice awards for Favorite Crime TV Drama Actor. Tom received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1986. In 2000, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Pepperdine University for his outstanding character and ethic, and services to the entertainment industry.
Hobby, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
Kevin is an extremely private person and doesn’t hold accounts in any of the popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He is a Christian and follows Christianity.
Kevin has had to face certain controversies in his life – at the age of 22, he was sent to the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center because of his drug addiction. He came out of it stronger, and has since been believed to be free of addiction.
Kevin faced some trouble with a credit card company in 2011 when he failed to pay his dues of $6,000, apparently at a time when he had been abusing alcohol to the point of addiction. His stepfather Tom helped him out of the financial trouble.
In 2014, his mother Jacqueline was linked to a murder case, and supposedly sentenced to jail for 18 years. According to sources, Jacqueline had hired Luis Baker, a professional hitman, to murder her son-in-law Bauchum Leon and had paid him a sum of $12,000. Leon had been allegedly abusing her daughter Umeko Ray, mentally and physically, and Jacqueline wanted to get rid of him. All this was false – she doesn’t have a daughter, and so no son-in-law – but an African-American woman of the same name was convicted of the crime.
Kevin has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He belongs to the white ethnic group, and stands at a height of 6ft 3ins (1.92m). However, other details of his physical appearance such as vital stats or weight aren’t known.
As of early 2020, his net worth is estimated to be a whopping $18 million, apparently accumulated by him from his acting and music career. His stepfather, Tom Selleck, on the other hand, has a net worth of over $45 million. His mother Jacqueline Ray is worth over $1 million.