Roger Earl Mosley (December 18, 1938 – August 7, 2022) was an American actor, director, and writer best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the CBS television series Magnum, P.I., which originally aired from 1980 until 1988.
Mosley appeared as Monk in Terminal Island (1973). Other actors in the feature were Phyllis Davis, Don Marshall, Ena Hartman, and Tom Selleck, who would later star in the television series Magnum, P.I. which would also feature Mosley. In 1974, Mosley founded the Watts Repertory Company.
Mosley’s most prominent film role was his 1976 starring turn as the title character in Leadbelly, a biography of the musician directed by Gordon Parks. In an article in the November 1982 issue of Ebony magazine, Mosley said that this was his favorite role.
Mosley appeared in Magnum, P.I. from 1980 to 1988. He had a role as Tom Selleck’s friend, helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, who operates his own tourist charter, Island Hoppers. He appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner A.J. Cooper (Tom Selleck).
Mosley came out of retirement to appear on the Magnum, P.I. reboot episode “A Kiss Before Dying” as Booky, T.C.’s barber, on March 11, 2019. Stephen Hill, who played T.C. in the new series, said, “It is truly an honor for us to welcome an original cast member of Magnum, P.I.; one who embodied the role of T.C. with such thoughtful and dignified talent.”
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Mosley was married to Antoinette Laudermick, who he was in a relationship with for nearly sixty years. He had three children. One of his children is identified as Ch-a Mosley. Ch-a Mosley is a chief operating officer at Work Up! Energy Shot.