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My moustache works for some characters, says Tom Selleck

Veteran actor Tom Selleck says his famous facial hair has to complement his roles

Published on Jul 7, 2014 2:14 PM
Actor Tom Selleck plays a police commissioner in multi-generation police family drama Blue Bloods. -- PHOTO: AXN

The mustachioed Tom Selleck is back as a New York City police commissioner on the fourth season of the American cop drama Blue Bloods.

The 69-year-old American actor is not one to get too attached to his trademark facial hair, he says in his booming voice over the phone from his home in California last month.

"I was born without a moustache, I'm used to it with or without. For some characters it works, for some it doesn't. Our boss at CBS felt they wanted a moustache for this character. I thought that was fine once I found that the police commissioner could in fact have one," said Selleck, who is married to British actress Jillie Mack, 56, with whom he has a 25-year-old daughter Hannah.

American TV network CBS produces the Blue Bloods series and had recently renewed the drama for a fifth season. More than 10 million viewers in the United States tune in each week during the competitive Friday night slot.

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