Roger E. Mosley

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Roger E. Mosley
Born Roger Earl Mosley
(1938-12-18) December 18, 1938 (age 75)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963-present
Spouse(s) Saundra Locke, 1960-? (divorced)
Partner(s) Toni Laudermick, 1976-present
Children 3: 2 with Locke, 1 child with Laudermick

Roger Earl Mosley (born December 18, 1938) is an American actor, director and writer best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin on the long-running television series, Magnum, P.I., which starred Tom Selleck as the title character.

Early life[edit]

Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in the Imperial Courts project with his mother Eloise Harris in Watts. In 1974, he founded the Watts Repertory Company.


Mosley's most prominent film role to date was his 1976 starring turn as the title character in Leadbelly, directed by Gordon Parks. He has guest starred on shows such as Night Court, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Sanford and Son; he also had a role in Roots: The Next Generation. He also made a memorable appearance in the 1973 film The Mack, as the militant brother of the main character Goldie, in the 1974 film McQ with John Wayne as a police informer Rosey and played officer Roy Cole alongside Kurt Russell and Ray Liotta in Unlawful Entry (1992). He also starred in Hangin' With Mr. Cooper as Coach Ricketts in a recurring role with comedian/actor Mark Curry and in A Thin Line Between Love & Hate with Martin Lawrence, Bobby Brown, and Lynn Whitfield.

He appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner A.J. Cooper (Tom Selleck). He appeared in Magnum, P.I. as Tom Selleck's friend and a helicopter pilot who operates his own tourist charter Island Hoppers from 1980-1988.

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