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Roger E. Mosley

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The Resume

    (December 18, 1938-August 7, 2022)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Portrayed helicopter pilot Theodore 'T.C.' Calvin on Magnum, P.I. and Coach Ricketts in Hanging with Mr. Cooper
    Appeared in the movies 'The Mack' (1973), 'Terminal Island' (1973), 'McQ' (1974), 'Stay Hungry' (1976), 'Leadbelly' (1976), 'The Greatest' (1977), 'Semi-Tough' (1977), 'Unlawful Entry' (1992), 'A Thin Line Between Love and Hate' (1996) and 'Hammerlock' (2000)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a licensed helicopter pilot but was not allowed to do his own flying in 'Magnum, P.I.'
    He named his daughter Ch-a (pronounced 'chia').
    He was a frequent golfing partner of O.J. Simpson.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was twice runner-up in the California state high school wrestling championship.
    During free time from acting, he coached swimming and junior football, saying 'It keeps your mind sharp to work with kids.'
    He founded the Watts Repertory Company (1974).
    When his flight double in the first season of 'Magnum' was a white man in blackface and an Afro, 'I raised Hell, telling them as many blacks as there were flying in Vietnam, I know they could find somebody [qualified].' (From the second season on, his double was a black pilot.)

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 87 Votes: 45.98% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 73 Votes: 45.21% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 32 Votes: 46.88% Annoying