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John Bosley, aka Bosley 001, was a private investigator that worked with Charlie at least five years before the beginning of 1976.[1] He expanded the Townsend Agency into international branches prior to his retirement in 2019. Bosley later plots to use The Angels in order to achieve full control over Project: Callisto, so that he could become more powerful than his deceased superior Charlie Townsend ever was.



In 1979, Bosley was awarded an honourary degree from Blackmoor College in after he assisted in solving the homicide of a student.[2] He is fluent in Latin.[3] Bosley studied roller skating with Gert when he was aspiring to be a roller derby skater.[4]

As a Bosley, he did some field work but mostly he stayed in the office to organize Angel missions and reported to Charlie.

Treason and Arrest[]

Although Bosley was originally one of Charlie's most trusted assistants, Charlie knew that he was not a reliable person and that he could take over the agency at any time. Thereafter, John spent the rest of his life being a field commander of The Angels, rather than succeeding Charlie as the head of the entire agency. He then orchestrates a plan to use frame his co-worker Rebekah, whom he despised all along, and turn The Angels against her so he could use them as a tool to hack the yet to be built Project: Calisto and he would eventually become an even more powerful leader for the agency than Charlie ever was. He pretends to be on The Angels' good side and commands them through an attack on the enemy forces, seemingly led by Rebekah, just in order to gain trust and receive information about the design of Project: Calisto. However, one of John's co-workers, Edgar, insists that Project: Calisto is too dangerous for use as it can cause fatal seizers on the enemies and cause potential damage even on the innocent people around the area. John however decides to use it anyway, and eventually, Elena Houghlin manages to build hack-able Calisto devices. John is proud of her inventions.

However, Rebekah is acknowledged of John's evil master plan and she steals Elena's equipment. The Angels then go to track and destroy Rebekah. However, John secretly hires an assassin called Hodak in order to kill his superiors. Hodak manages to kill Edgar and Peter Fleming, but he fails to kill Rebekah. Later, The Angels (aside from Elena) discover the truth about John's plans; he was plotting to hack the devices of Project: Calisto and use them for mass destruction so he could take over the agency and lead it instead of Rebekah and so that he could become the one leader to be more powerful than Charlie, and he could therefore prove the world how powerful and reliable he is. He later forces Elena into creating another device so he could use it to torture Langston and kill him. She questions him up until he reveals his true motives and threatens to kill her if she doesn't obey him. He later invites his associate Alexander Brock and Hodak to a ball gala, and he presents Project: Calisto to Brock as he manages to convince Brock to use it illegally for him. However, Elena eventually calls for help and The Angels manage to rescue both Elena and Langston. Brock is then ordered by Bosley to use the device on The Angels. However, the other agents of the Townsend Agency then ambush John's goons and Rebekah fights John. John almost chokes her to death, but Sabina Wilson manages to knock him out. After John recovers, he and Brock are arrested for conspiracy and presumably taken into custody.


Bosley was sufficiently comfortable dancing the tango that he could punctuate it by making faces and pretending to kick another dancer. Apparently he stepped on his toe during the process.[5] Bosley acted in the Pirates of Penzance in school, and though he was able to recall some of the lyrics later he had forgotten the melody associated with them.[6]He had some investigatory skills, was competent with paperwork, and was proficient with a pistol. He knew how to drive a speedboat.[7]


Lisa Gallo: Have you ever been married?
Bosley: Never.
Lisa Gallo: Now, how could such an attractive man as you stay single, hm?
Bosley: Oh, there's a lot to be said for being a single.
Lisa Gallo: Well, you don't have to sell me on staying single. I've been single... several times myself.[8]


  • Bosley once boasted that he had never been successfully attacked with a sharp instrument before.[9]
  • Bosley once had his appendix removed unnecessarily while under cover.
  • He went to a Cheerio restaurant almost every day before going to the office.[10]
  • Bosley confessed to being a caffeine-addict while dining with Ellen Miles.
  • He was sufficiently knowledgeable to pass as a professional bartender.[11]
  • He is the first main antagonist in the Charlie's Angels film series to be arrested, as the other two were killed.


  1. Angels in Waiting, at the end of season three, when it is noted that Bosley and Charlie helped send Harrison Wellman to prison eight years previously
  2. Teen Angels
  3. Love Boat Angels
  4. Angels on Skates
  5. Dancin' Angels
  6. Three for the Money
  7. Love Boat Angels
  8. Island Angels
  9. Terror on Ward One
  10. Angels in Waiting
  11. Angels at the Altar