James “Lucky” Mosley

Title: Actor and Stunt Man
Company: SAG-AFTRA
Location: Milford, Texas, United States

Lucky Mosley, Actor and Stunt Man at SAG-AFTRA, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in feature film and television acting.

For more than five decades, Mr. Mosley has excelled as an actor and stunt man in feature films and television shows such as “Bonnie and Clyde” (in which he served as a stand-in for Michael J. Pollard’s character, C.W. Moss), “A Bullet for Pretty Boy,” “Midnight Cowboy,” “The Sugarland Express,” “Urban Cowboy,” “Deadly Blessing,” “Alamo Bay,” “Dallas” (in which he spoke the first line in the first episode) and “Walker: Texas Ranger.” He has been a member of Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) since 1974.

In addition to his work in Hollywood, Mr. Mosely has provided superior service as a roofer: he is especially proud to be part of the fourth generation of a family of roofers, and alongside his brothers, has helped build more than 300 different homes, including the Renaissance House in Plano, Texas which sold for five and a half million in 1984. In addition, he has worked as a schoolteacher, real estate developer, shrimp boat deckhand and psychologist. For over two decades, he served with the Ellis County Shared Service Arrangement in Texas, during which time he assisted hearing-impaired children.

Mr. Mosley, whose real name is James Lloyd Mosley, came from a very poor family of migrating farm workers after they had lost their farms. His family moved to Dallas when World War II ended. At age 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps during the Korean war. Mr. Mosley was injured before he could be deployed to Korea. Since the war was over by the time he recovered, he was discharged soon afterward.

Among the more interesting parts Mr. Mosley has played was a gang leader 22 years younger than his real age in the movie “Midnight Cowboy” with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. He also played the plant supervisor in “Urban Cowboy” with John Travolta. He is most gratified that wherever he was hired, the script had to be rewritten to include his unique influence on the role he played, since he had a strong impact on his character and the story. Now in his eighties, he is enjoying a well-deserved retirement, but is still hoping for some good parts.

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