During the 1970s, he appeared in a wide variety of television series, most notably as the sidekick Theodore "T.C." Calvin to Tom Selleck's character, a helicopter pilot.
LOS ANGELES — Roger E. Mosley, who was best known for his role as helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin on the CBS TV show "Magnum P.I.," died early Sunday morning. No other details about Mosley's death were known.
The news of Mosley's death was confirmed by his daughter in a Facebook tribute post.Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your 'coach Mosley,' your 'TC' from Magnum P.I., died at 1:17 a.m. today," she wrote.
."He died quietly surrounded by family." We couldn't grieve a great man. He hates tears in his name. Celebrate his legacy. Love you, dad. Also adored me.
My heart is heavy, but I am courageous. I will look after mommy, your nearly 60-year love. You did a good job raising me, and she is in good hands. "Take it easy."
The actor was well-known for his role in the original 1980s series "Magnum P.I." alongside Tom Selleck. Mosley appeared in 158 episodes and appeared as the barber to the character he created, T.C., in the show's rebooted 2018 CBS series.
Mosley, who was born in Los Angeles on December 18, 1938, was raised in Watts and attended Jordan High School. In 1971, he made his acting debut in the films "Cannon" and "Longstreet" with small parts. In "Terminal Island," he portrayed Monk alongside Phyllis Davis and his future co-star Selleck.
Mosley joined "Magnum, P.I." as Theodore "T.C." Calvin, a helicopter pilot for "Island Hoppers." Lawrence Francis Manetti played Orville "Rick" Wright. Mosley directed and wrote a pilot
Mosley's film credits include "The Mack," "Hit Man," "Sweet Jesus," "Preacherman," "Darktown Strutters," and "The River Niger." Michael Mann's feature film debut, "The Jericho Mile," starred him.Toni Laudermick and three children survive Mosley.