Popular actor and director Roger E. Mosley has passed today at age 83. In the CBS television series Magnum, P.I., which ran from 1980 to 1988, Roger Earl Mosley played the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin. Roger Earl Mosley (December 18, 1938 – August 7, 2022) was an American actor, director, and writer.
Additionally, Mosley appeared as a guest star on a number of television shows, including Night Court, Kung Fu, Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, The Rockford Files, Baretta, and Sanford and Son.
He participated in Roots: The Next Generations as well. As Goldie’s belligerent brother, Mosley made a remarkable performance in the 1973 movie The Mack.
In addition to Hit Man (1972), Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973), Darktown Strutters (1975), and The River Niger (1975), he also made appearances in other blaxploitation movies of the time (1976).
Other movies that Mosley has been in include McQ (1974), which starred John Wayne, The Greatest (1977), in which he played Sonny Liston, Semi-Tough (1977), Heart Condition (1990), and Pentathlon (1994).
Along with Mark Curry, he co-starred in the television series Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper from 1992 to 1993 as Coach Ricketts. He also appeared alongside Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, and Bobby Brown in the 1996 movie A Thin Line Between Love & Hate.
In July 1983, July 1984, and June 1985, he made a week’s worth of appearances as a celebrity guest on The $25,000 Pyramid. In 2018 and 2021, Mosley appeared in the new Magnum P.I. series in a cameo appearance.