Kevin Selleck is an American actor and musician, who rose to fame after appearing in “Magnum PI” and “Scream 2”. He is the adopted son of Tom Selleck, an American actor and film producer who has starred in more than 50 films 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 like “Beyond the Universe” and “In Like Flints” – his exact date of birth and his zodiac sign are unknown. Not much is known about his biological father except that his last name is shepherdand had married 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 7e August 1987 when he was married to his mother Jacqueline and Kevin changed his surname to Selleck afterwards – when he was 19. Tom and Jacqueline were together for over a decade 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 in horse breeding.
The information about where Kevin went to high school is not known. However, after graduating from his high school, Kevin moved on participate the University of Southern California and played volleyball like his stepfather Tom Selleck.
However, his plans to take up volleyball as a career stalled when he injured himself and had to leave the game.
Kevin began his career as a musician in 1993 after forming the rock band Tonic, featuring Emerson Hart as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jess Russo as lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Dan Laurie as bass guitarist and backing vocalist, and Dan Rothchild as backing vocalist and drummer. Together they released their first album – “Lemon Parade” – in July 1996. The album did very well and went 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 broke up.
After his band broke up, Kevin started his career in television, starring in the TV series “Magnum PI” (1980) as a grandson, in the episode “Infinity and Jelly Donuts”. He was also offered a role in the movie “Scream 2”, for which he also participated credited for writing one of the soundtrack titles “Eyes of Sand”. After these two roles, however, there is nothing left to see on the big screen. Whether he plans to appear on TV again is also unknown.
Kevin is married to Annabel and has six children with her. They got married on the 7e August 1987. The wedding was a private affair, kept away from the prying eyes of the media, attended only by their close friends and relatives. Kevin and Annabel are both private individuals and the identities and names of the six children have not yet been revealed to the media, or when they were born. Kevin has been such a private person that his relationships and affairs are also unknown before Annabelle.
Who is Tom Selleck, Kevin Selleck’s stepfather?
Tom Selleck was born January 29, 1945, is an American actor, producer, and veteran of the California Army National Guard. He began his career with an appearance in “The Dating Game” (1965), playing a college senior. He also starred in a Pepsi-Cola commercial, before appearing in several TV series and movies, such as “Myra Breckinridge” and “The Seven Minutes”. He was the face of Marlboro cigarettes, became widely known as The Marlboro Man, and was also in commercials for “Close-Up” and “Right Guard”.
His biggest break came when he landed the lead role of Thomas Magnum in the TV series “Magnum PI” which ran for a whopping eight years from 1980 to 1988.
He was also cast for the role of Indiana Jones, but had to turn it down because the producers did not release him from “Magnum PI” for other projects. He drove a Ferrari 308 GTS in the TV series, which was so popular that the specific model was dubbed the “Magnum” Ferrari.
After the success of “Magnum PI”, Tom could be seen in other major 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 TV Male Performer. In 1984, he won the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He also won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in the same year.
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 received an honorary doctorate from Pepperdine University for outstanding character and ethics, and services to the entertainment industry.
Hobby, favorite things and interesting facts
Kevin is an extremely private person and does not have accounts on any of the popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He is Christian and follows Christianity.
Kevin has faced certain controversies in his life – at the age of 22 he was sent to the Betty Ford Rehabilitation Center due to his drug addiction. He came out stronger and since then it is believed that he is free from addiction.
Kevin ran into a few issue with a credit card company in 2011 when he failed to pay his $6,000 dues, apparently at a time when he had abused alcohol to the point of addiction. His stepfather Tom helped him out of financial trouble.
In 2014, his mother Jacqueline was linked to a murder case and reportedly sentenced to 18 years in prison. According to sources, Jacqueline had hired Luis Baker, a professional hitman, to kill her son-in-law Bauchum Leon and paid him a sum of $12,000. Leon allegedly abused her daughter Umeko Ray mentally and physically and Jacqueline wanted to get rid of him. This was all untrue – she has no daughter and therefore 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 is 1.92 m tall. However, other details of his physical appearance, such as vital statistics or weight, are not known.
As of early 2020 his net value is valued at a whopping $18 million, apparently collected by him from his acting and music career. His stepfather, Tom Selleck, on the other hand, has a net worth of more than $45 million. His mother Jacqueline Ray is worth more than $1 million.