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Louis Gossett Jr.

Actor / Television Director / Film Producer / Television Producer / Writer | * 05/27/1936 (83) | Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his Academy Award winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous other film productions including A Raisin in the Sun, The Landlord, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D, Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the ()
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Louis Gossett Jr. is an American film and television actor, best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the movie "An Officer and a Gentleman" and as Fiddler in the television miniseries "Roots". He has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards in an acting career that spans over five decades.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Louis Gossett Jr.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 3x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 4x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-series or Dramatic Special 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Movies with Louis Gossett Jr. as Actor(99)

as himself2019 Hal
as himself2019 The Gang Activists
as Pendle2019 Supervized
as Miles Bryant2018 Breaking Brooklyn
as Coco2017 Double Play
as Mother2017 Undercover Grandpa
as The Bishop2017 King of the Dancehall
as Detective Haven2015 Boiling Pot
as Cubby2014 A Fighting Man
as Lou Jones2014 Pride of Lions
as Roy Peddington2013 Miracle at Gate 213
as Mr. Smith2012 Smitty
as Grown up Jed2011 Dog Jack
as George Wright2011 The Grace Card
as Cool Papa Bell2010 The Perfect Game
as Samuel Benton2009 The Least Among You
as King Zahn (voice)2008 Delgo
as Willie2007 Daddy's Little Girls
as Detective Hicks2007 Cover
as Caps2006 All In
as President Ryan Gordon2006 Solar Attack
as Ol'lem Taylor2005 Lackawanna Blues
as President Geral Fitzhugh2005 Left Behind III: World at War
as Raymond Addison2003 Momentum
as Col. David Garrett2002 Deceived
as Vernon Jordan1999 Strange Justice
as Morgan1999 Y2K
as Inspector Frank Hughes1998 The Inspectors
as Frank Crosby / Richard1997 In His Father's Shoes
as Daniel Stewart1997 To Dance with Olivia
as Paul1996 Managua
as Questioner1996 Inside
as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair1995 Iron Eagle IV
as Walter Osgood1995 A Father for Charlie
as Ben Durand1994 Flashfire
as Father Dawkins1994 Blue Chips
as Capt. MacCandless1993 Monolith
as 'Honey' Roy Palmer1992 Diggstown
as Charlos Chappy Snclair1992 Iron Eagle III
as Lou Jackson1991 Cover-Up
as Detective James Dela1991 Keeper of the City
as Dean Edward Parker1991 Toy Soldiers
as James Bragg1991 Carolina Skeletons
as Sidney Williams1991 The Josephine Baker Story
as Van Leek1990 El Diablo
as Simpson1990 Sudie and Simpson
as Jake Berkowitz1989 The Punisher
as Big John Creed1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July
as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair1988 Iron Eagle II
as Fiddler1988 Roots: The Gift
as Jake Phillips1987 The Principal
as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair1986 Iron Eagle
as Leo Porter1986 Firewalker
as Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan1985 Enemy Mine
as John Mack1984 The Guardian
as Century1984 Finders Keepers
as Calvin Bouchard1983 Jaws 3-D
as Sergeant Emil Foley1982 An Officer and a Gentleman
as Dr. MacArthur St. Clair1979 The Lazarus Syndrome
as Tom Hayward1978 Lawman Without a Gun
as Calvin Motts1977 The Choirboys
as Henri Cloche1977 The Deep
as Russ Garfield1977 Little Ladies of the Night
as Rev. Elija Bliss1976 J.D.'s Revenge
as Dr. Dudley Stanton1976 The River Niger
as Black Bart1975 Black Bart
as Jason O'Rourke1974 Sidekicks
as Sam Brockington1974 It's Good to Be Alive
as Portagee1974 The White Dawn
as Insp. James Larrimore SFPD1973 The Laughing Policeman
as Wordsworth1972 Travels with My Aunt
as Jason O'Rourke1971 Skin Game
as Copee Johnson1970 The Landlord
as Tembo1969 The Bushbaby
as Lt. Adam McKay1968 Companions in Nightmare
as George Murchison1961 A Raisin in the Sun

TV Shows/Series with Louis Gossett Jr. as Actor(41)

as Carl Reddick2017 The Good Fight
as Daddy Moses2015 The Book of Negroes
as Quinn2014 Extant
as Father Laurent Vasseur2014 Madam Secretary
as Lloyd Marr2006 Psych
as Gerak1997 Stargate SG-1
as Anderson Walker1996 Promised Land
1994 ER
as Anderson Walker1994 Touched by an Angel
as Isom Pickett1993 Return to Lonesome Dove
as Anwar al-Sadat1983 Sadat
as Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai)1982 The Powers of Matthew Star
as Houseman Levi Mercer1979 Backstairs at the White House
as Fiddler1977 Roots
1974 Harry O
as Marcus Aurelius Hayes / O'Brien (as Lou Gossett)1974 The Rockford Files
as Marcus Aurelius 'Gabby' Hayes1974 The Rockford Files
1970 McCloud

Movies with Louis Gossett Jr. as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer1997 In His Father's Shoes
Production/Executive Producer1995 A Father for Charlie

TV Shows/Series with Louis Gossett Jr. as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1982 The Powers of Matthew Star

Additional Information

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Full Name: Louis Gossett
Born: Wednesday, 05/27 1936 (May) in Brooklyn (current age: 83 years + 89 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Abraham Lincoln High School, New York University
Other names for Louis Gossett Jr. (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr."
"Louis Gossett, Jr."
"Louis Gossett junior"
Louis Gossett Jr. frequently works together with these people:
Weston Adam (11x, Crew)
Seth MacFarlane (8x, Actor)
Alex Borstein (8x, Actress)
Ed Asner (8x, Actor)
George Murdock (8x, Actor)
Sidney J. Furie (8x, Crew)
Mills Watson (8x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (8x, Actor)
René Auberjonois (7x, Actor)
John Crawford (7x, Actor)
Ivan Dixon (7x, Crew)
Ford Rainey (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8552, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 08/13/2019