‘Magnum, PI’ actor Roger Mosley dies at 83 – NBC Chicago

Actor Roger Mosley, who appeared in a slew of TV shows and films in the 1970s, 80s and 90s but was best known for his regular appearances on ‘Magnum, PI’, died Sunday at the age of 83, her daughter announced.

“Roger E. Mosley, my father, your friend, your ‘Coach Mosley’, your ‘TC’ from Magnum PI, passed away at 1:17 a.m.,’ Ch-a Mosley posted on Facebook.

“He was surrounded by his family as he peacefully transcended. We could never mourn such an incredible man. He would HATE any cry made in his name. It is time to celebrate the legacy he left for us all. I love you dad. You loved me too. My heart is heavy but I am strong. I will take care of mom, your love of almost 60 years. You raised me well and she is in good hands. you quietly.

No cause of death was given.

Mosley played helicopter pilot Theodore “TC” Calvin on “Magnum, PI,” which was a smash hit for CBS from 1980 to 1988. He came out of retirement to play Booky, TC’s barber, in a reboot episode of “Magnum” in 2019.

Mosley was born in Los Angeles and attended Jordan High School.

In addition to ‘Magnum, PI’, he has appeared on ‘Night Court’, ‘Kung Fu’, ‘Starsky and Hutch’, ‘Kojak’, ‘The Rockford Files’, ‘Baretta’ and Sanford and Son,” among other shows.

On the big screen, his film roles included 1974’s “McQ” with John Wayne, 1977’s “Semi-Tough” with Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson, 1990’s “Heart Condition” with Denzel Washington and Bob Hoskins, and 1994. ‘ with Dolph Lundgren.

He also portrayed Sonny Liston in the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic, “The Greatest.”

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