Tom Selleck is best known for playing three enduring characters: small-town lawman Jesse Stone (he reprises the role in Sunday night's Hallmark movie, "Lost in Paradise"), NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan on "Blue Bloods" and, of course, Hawaii-based private eye Thomas Magnum on "Magnum, P.I." But in his long TV career, Selleck has also taken on some less-prominent roles, like these five:
The Rockford Files (1979-80) Selleck's first major TV role was as recurring character Lance White, a private investigator who constantly confounded Jim Rockford (James Garner) because of the ease with which he solved cases.
B.L. Stryker (1989-90) Selleck was the executive producer of this short-lived detective series starring another mustachioed leading man, Burt Reynolds.
Friends (1996-97) Selleck played Richard Burke, a divorced friend of Monica's (Courteney Cox) parents, who began an on-again, off-again with the much-younger woman.
The Closer (1998) Not to be confused with the hit Kyra Sedgwick series: In his first starring role after "Magnum," Selleck played Jack McLaren, an advertising legend who started his own firm after being fired by his former agency.
Las Vegas (2007-08) In the show's final season, Selleck was brought on to play A.J. Cooper, the new owner of the Montecito Casino, replacing James Caan as the drama's lead.