Roger Earl Mosley, Original “Magnum P.I.” Star, Dead at Age 83


Roger Earl Mosley was a pilot in a helicopter for Theodore. “T.C.”Calvin in the original Magnum, P.I., has been taken to be with the Lord. He was 83. Mosley starred with Tom Selleck for the entirety of the series’ run, 1980-1988. Jay Hernandez starred Mosley in two episodes.

Mosley’s child, Ch-a Mosley, made the announcement of her father’s passing on Facebook. CBS Los Angeles. He died at 1:17 AM, surrounded by his loved ones, Ch-a wrote. “We could never mourn such an amazing man. He would HATE any crying done in his name,” Ch-a continued. “It is time to celebrate the legacy he left for us all. I love you, daddy. You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will care for mommy, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. Rest easy.”

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Mosley was born and raised in Los Angeles. His debut on the 1971 series of The Simpsons was in episode 1. Longstreet And Cannon. He worked for Selleck in 1973. Terminal Island. In the 1970s, he had a few minor roles on television and movies. He even worked with John Wayne. McQ. His most notable film role was in 1976 when he played the legendary folk singer Huddie “Lead Belly”Gordon Parks’ Ledbetter Leadbelly biopic.

Mosley continued to appear in hits movies and shows through the 1970s. Mosley appeared in The Rockford Files, Starsky and Hutch And The Next Generation Roots. He was the boxer Sonny Liston. The GreatestIn which Muhammad Ali was the lead role. Burt Reynolds’ football comedy also featured Mosley. Semi-Tough.

Mosely’s most well-known role was that of T.C. on Magnum, P.I.Although Selleck was not present in the 2018-2022, Magnum P. Both Larry Manetti and Mosley did the remake. Mosley made his debut in “A Kiss Before Dying” “The Day Danger Walked In”John Booky, a barber that cut the hair for the new TC.

“Working with Roger E. Mosley was an inspiring way to begin Black History Month. 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,”Stephen Hill, who played TC on the remake series, These were said before Mosley’s March 2019 episode.. “Roger and his beautiful wife Toni are proud of my take on the now-iconic character and expressed their enthusiasm to see me and my cast win. We exchanged gifts on set, and now Mr. Mosley and I have a signed Island Hoppers T-shirt from the other’s show. The proverbial torch has been passed.”

Mosley continued to work on television until 2010. After. Magnum, P.I.He starred in You Take the Kids Night Court Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper The Sinbad Show Walker Texas Ranger Rude awakening And FCU: Fact Checkers Unit. He worked for Selleck until 2007, when he was joined by Manetti to record an episode of Las Vegas.  

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