Roger E. Mosley Parents: Who Is Eloise Harris?

Eloise Harris is the mother of Roger Earl Mosley, tge American actor, director, and writer best known for his role as the helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin in the CBS television series Magnum, P.I., which originally aired from 1980 until 1988.

Much is not known about Roger’s parents. However, it is public knowledge that he was raised by his mother, Eloise.

Roger Mosley grew up in the Imperial Courts public housing in the Watts neighborhood and attended Jordan High School.

Mosley rose to fame after he starred in Magnum, P.I. from 1980 to 1988. He had a role as Tom Selleck’s friend, helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, who operates his own tourist charter, Island Hoppers. He appeared in season five of Las Vegas as the billionaire friend of Montecito owner A.J. Cooper (Tom Selleck).

Mosley came out of retirement to appear on the Magnum, P.I. reboot episode “A Kiss Before Dying” as Booky, T.C.’s barber, on March 11, 2019.

Stephen Hill, who played T.C. in the new series, said, “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.”

Sadly, Eloise’s beloved son Roger Mosley passed away on August 7, 2022, aged 83.

Mosley’s other film credits include;

  1. McQ (1974) with John Wayne,
  2. The Greatest (1977, as Sonny Liston),
  3. Semi-Tough (1977),
  4. Heart Condition (1990), and
  5. Pentathlon (1994).

He starred in the television series Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper (1992–1993) as Coach Ricketts in a recurring role with comedian/actor Mark Curry.

He also starred in the film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) with Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, and Bobby Brown.

He appeared as a celebrity guest on The $25,000 Pyramid for a week’s worth of shows in July 1983, July 1984, and June 1985.