Frank Sinatra, in his last major acting role (he planned to appear on "Magnum, P.I." again the following season, but Tom Selleck's scheduling conflicts forced the producers to cut back the episodes ...
Thomas Sullivan Magnum, IV is an ex-Navy "NIA" (ONI) Captain and Vietnam Special Ops veteran who resigned his commission at age 33 because he never got to be 23. On the beautiful Hawaiian islands, Magnum is a P.I. who enjoys life, his buddies and friends and who works just hard enough to keep it real. Written by
Magnum's full name was Lieutenant Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV, USN. The two gold stripes on the shoulder-boards of his dress whites indicate he was a Lieutenant. His father, Commander Thomas Sullivan Magnum III, USN, was a Naval aviator killed in Korea. He appears in flashbacks. His grandfather, Captain Thomas Sullivan Magnum Jr., USN, appears in the 8th season episode "Resolutions." His great-grandfather, Thomas Sullivan Magnum, appears in a home movie that Magnum and his nephew watch in the 6th season episode "Going Home." See more »
Magnum,P.I. was and will remain the best TV series ever. It had it all: action, humour, tragedy and characters you believe in. No TV series will ever reach Magnum,P.I.'s quality. To all who have been involved in the creation of this fabolous icon of the 80s: Thank you!
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