Person Details

Birthday: 1936-05-27 23:33:10

Aliases: Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. , Louis Gossett, Jr.

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA

Homepage: http://www.louisgossett.com/

Movie Involvements: 75

TV Involvements: 17


Most Famous Work

Biography

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 Famous Work

Watchmen
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8

Watchmen

(2019) Old Man / Will Reeves
Stargate SG-1
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8

Stargate SG-1

(1997) Gerak
Madam Secretary
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7

Madam Secretary

(2014) Father Laurent Vasseur
The Good Fight
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7

The Good Fight

(2017) Carl Reddick
Enemy Mine
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7

Enemy Mine

(1985) Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
The Deep
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6

The Deep

(1977) Henri Cloche
The Invaders
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7

The Invaders

(1967) Ollie
Touched by an Angel
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7

Touched by an Angel

(1994) Anderson Walker

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Old Man / Will Reeves
Pendle
Himself
Himself
2018 Miles Bryant
2017 N/A
The Bishop
Mother
Carl Reddick
Coco
2016 Himself
Himself
2015 Detective Haven
N/A
Daddy Moses
2014 Father Laurent Vasseur
Quinn
Lou Jones
Cubby
N/A
2013 Roy Peddington
2012 Mr. Smith
2011 Grown up Jed
George Wright
2010 Porter
Cool Papa Bell
2009 N/A
Samuel Benton
Himself
2008 King Zahn (voice)
Himself
2007 Detective Hicks
Willie
2006 Lloyd Marr
President Ryan Gordon
Caps
2005 Ol'lem Taylor
N/A
President Geral Fitzhugh
2004 N/A
2003 Raymond Addison
2002 N/A
N/A
Dr. Barnes
Col. David Garrett
2000 Lou Hastings
Frank
Phil Bishop
1999 Vernon Jordan
Morgan
N/A
1998 Inspector Frank Hughes
Corbeck
1997 Gerak
Frank Crosby / Richard
Daniel Stewart
1996 N/A
Anderson Walker
Questioner
Bob Kersee
James Mink
Paul
1995 N/A
Ray Alexander
Rueben Tate
Narrator
Walter Osgood
Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1994 Anderson Walker
N/A
Ben Durand
Ellis
Prof. Sam Adekunle
Ray Alexander
Father Dawkins
1993 Isom Pickett
Capt. MacCandless
N/A
1992 Reader
'Honey' Roy Palmer
Charlos Chappy Snclair
1991 Detective James Dela
James Bragg
Dean Edward Parker
Sidney Williams
Lou Jackson
1990 N/A
Simpson
Van Leek
N/A
1989 Jake Berkowitz
N/A
1988 Fiddler
Big John Creed
Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1987 Jake Phillips
Mathu
1986 Leo Porter
Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1985 Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
1984 John Mack
Century
1983 Anwar al-Sadat
Calvin Bouchard
1982 Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai)
Sergeant Emil Foley
1981 Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
1980 Leo Garcia
N/A
1979 Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
N/A
Levi Mercer
1978 Tom Hayward
1977 Calvin Motts
Henri Cloche
Fiddler
Russ Garfield
1976 Rev. Elija Bliss
Dr. Dudley Stanton
1975 N/A
N/A
Black Bart
1974 Marcus Aurelius 'Gabby' Hayes
Marcus Aurelius Hayes / O'Brien (as Lou Gossett)
N/A
N/A
Portagee
Jason O'Rourke
N/A
Sam Brockington
N/A
1973 Insp. James Larrimore SFPD
N/A
N/A
1972 Wordsworth
N/A
1971 Jason O'Rourke
N/A
1970 N/A
Copee Johnson
N/A
1969 N/A
Tembo
1968 Lt. Adam McKay
N/A
1967 Ollie
1961 George Murchison
1953 N/A
1948 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1997 Executive Producer
1995 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1982 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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