Tom Selleck has been in the business for decades but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t worked hard for his phenomenal success.

The talented actor and film producer learned from a young age that you only get out of life what you put in. His father wanted a lot for Tom and the rest of their family, and he gave them all much more opportunities in life when he moved them from Detroit to California.

From starting out as a model to going on to serve in the military, as well as starring in some of the biggest box office hits, Selleck has had one of the most longstanding and rewarding careers in Hollywood.

But how did the now 72-year old reach such worldwide fame? It hasn’t been the smoothest of rides, read his mesmerizing story below, including how he has finally confirmed the rumors about his daughter’s modeling career.