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Roger Earl Mosley (born December 18, 1938) 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.
Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California. He 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, and
played officer Roy Cole alongside Kurt Russell and Ray Liotta in
Unlawful Entry (1992).