Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosley
Roger E. Mosley appeared on Sanford and Son as Norman Blood in the episode titled "Blood Is Thicker Than Junk" in Season 2.
Vital Information
Gender: Male
Birthname: Roger Earl Mosley
Born: (1938-12-18) December 18, 1938 (age 79)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1963-present
Family/Personal information
Spouse(s): Saundra Locke, 1960-? (divorced)
Domestic partner(s): Toni Laudermick, 1976-present
Related to: 3 children: 2 with Locke, 1 child with Laudermick
Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
Involved with:
Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: "Blood Is Thicker Than Junk" in Season 2
Character(s) played: Norman Blood
Sanford and Son retro Wiki Script

Roger E. Mosley (December 18, 1938) appeared as Norman Blood, a temporary hire of Fred's in the episode of Sanford and Son titled "Blood Is Thicker Than Junk" in Season 2. Roger is perhaps best known to TV viewers for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin on the long-running CBS television series, Magnum, P.I., which starred Tom Selleck as the title character.

Early lifeEdit

Mosley was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in the Imperial Courts project with his mother Eloise Harris in Watts. In 1974, he founded the Watts Repertory Company.


Mosley's most prominent film role to date 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, as well as his guest role on Sanford and Son; he also had a role in Roots: The Next Generation. He also made a memorable appearance in the 1973 blaxplotation/crime action/drama 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). Mosley also made several appearances as Coach Ricketts on the 1990's ABC comedy Hangin' with Mr. Cooper .

Roger appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner AJ Cooper (Tom Selleck). He appeared in Magnum P.I. as Tom Selleck's friend and a helicopter pilot who operates his own tourist charter from 1980-1988.

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