‘Blue Bloods’: How Tall Is Tom Selleck?

During episodes of “Blue Bloods,” it’s hard not to notice how much taller Tom Selleck looks than his co-stars. In most scenes, Selleck is towering over the other actors. How tall is Tom Selleck? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about Tom Selleck’s height.

Tom Selleck originally wanted to become a sports star

Will Estes as Jamie Reagan, Emiliano Diez as FBI Agent Wilson Ortega, and Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan | John Paul Filo/CBS  ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Will Estes as Jamie Reagan, Emiliano Diez as FBI Agent Wilson Ortega, and Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan | John Paul Filo/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

Acting wasn’t Selleck’s initial career choice. His first love was sports. Surprisingly, Selleck said he wasn’t interested in acting. “I never did school plays. I had no interest,” he told AARP magazine. At one point, it seemed Selleck’s height would help him become a basketball star, but it wasn’t meant to be. He studied at the University of Southern California, where he was awarded a basketball scholarship during his senior year. However, Selleck didn’t have what it took to become a professional basketball player. “I was pretty good, but I wasn’t good enough,” Selleck told the publication.

 How tall is Tom Selleck?

Tom Selleck and Will Estes | Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage
Tom Selleck and Will Estes | Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage

Tom Selleck is reportedly six feet, four inches tall. This explains why he appears so much bigger than his cast mates. Co-star Donnie Wahlberg told CBS when he first met Selleck he couldn’t help but notice how large he is. In his “CBS Watch!” interview, Wahlberg said the first thing he noticed was Selleck’s height. “My first impression of Tom when the show first started was, ‘Man, he’s freaking big!’ He’s a tall guy. I said, Danny Reagan will have to tell the story that he inherited grandpa’s genes and not dad’s,” he joked.

Will Estes says Tom Selleck looks like a movie star

Tom Selleck and Norah O'Donnell on CBS This Morning |  Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images
Tom Selleck and Norah O’Donnell on CBS This Morning | Heather Wines/CBS via Getty Images

During an interview with the hosts of “The Talk,” Will Estes shared what it’s like to work with Selleck. “He’s incredible. He’s such a professional; he’s so studied. He knows his character so well. He could write, produce, and direct that show, but he maintains that he just wants to act in it. But when you work with him, you can see just how good he is at what he does. It’s a treat every day,” said Estes.

Former “The Talk” host Julie Chen Moonves commented on how much of a star Selleck is. “When he walks in the room, you’re like, ‘Now that’s a star,’ said Chen Moonves. He has this aura about him, and it’s like, ‘Wow.’” Estes agreed, saying, “Some people look like movie stars completely on film. He looks like a movie star when he’s standing in the room.”

Bridget Moynahan thinks Tom Selleck is ‘a stud’

During an interview with “Access Hollywood,” one of the hosts told Bridget Moynahan she used to watch Selleck in his hit show “Magnum P.I.” Moynahan said Selleck was a stud in that show and that he still is today. “I did watch ‘Magnum,’” Moynahan told the host. “He was a stud, and he still is.”

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