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Roger E. Mosley
Born Roger Earl Mosley
December 18, 1938 (1938-12-18) (age 71)
Los Angeles, California, USA

Roger Earl Mosley (born December 18, 1938 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor 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

Mosley grew up in the Imperial Courts project with his mother Eloise Harris in Watts, one of the most dangerous parts of the inner city. In 1974, he founded the Watts Repertory Company.


Mosley's most prominent film role 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. As officer Roy Cole in Unlawful Entry (1992 also with Kurt Russel).

Most recently he appeared in season seven of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner AJ Cooper (Tom Selleck). There is a vague reference to his Magnum P.I. days when his character 'Roger' is worth more than $2bn and owns a fleet of jets having started with a single helicopter in Hawaii.

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