Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.

  • Born on
    • May 27th, 1936
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.

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Acting (58 Credits)

2019Supervized as Pendle
2017Undercover Grandpa as Mother
2015The Spoils Before Dying
2015The Book of Negroes as Daddy Moses
2014A Fighting Man as Cubby
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2012Smitty as Mr. Smith
2010The Grace Card as George Wright
2010Why Did I Get Married Too? as Porter
2009The Perfect Game as Cool Papa Bell
2008Delgo as King Zahn (voice)
2007Daddy's Little Girls as Willie
2007Cover as Detective Hicks
2007Stories USA as Doc (segment "Club Soda")
2006Solar Attack as President Ryan Gordon
2006All in as Caps
2005Left Behind III: World at War as President Geral Fitzhugh
2005Lackawanna Blues as Ol'lem Taylor
2003Momentum as Raymond Addison
2003Jasper, Texas as R.C. Horn
2000The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence as Frank
1999Y2K as Morgan
1998The Inspectors as Inspector Frank Hughes
1998Legend of the Mummy as Corbeck
1996Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story as Bob Kersee
1995Iron Eagle on the Attack as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1994A Good Man in Africa as Prof. Sam Adekunle
1994Curse of the Starving Class as Ellis
1994Blue Chips as Father Dawkins
1993Monolith as Capt. MacCandless
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Isom Pickett
1992Aces: Iron Eagle III as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1992Diggstown as 'Honey' Roy Palmer
1991Carolina Skeletons as James Bragg
1991Cover-Up as Lou Jackson
1991The Josephine Baker Story as Sidney Williams
1991Toy Soldiers as Dean Edward Parker
1990El Diablo as Van Leek
1989The Punisher as Jake Berkowitz
1988Iron Eagle II as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1988Roots: The Gift as Fiddler
1987A Gathering of Old Men as Mathu
1987The Principal as Jake Phillips
1986Iron Eagle as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1986Firewalker as Leo Porter
1985Enemy Mine as Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
1984Finders Keepers as Century
1983Jaws 3-D as Calvin Bouchard
1982An Officer and a Gentleman as Sergeant Emil Foley
1977The Choirboys as Calvin Motts
1977The Deep as Henri Cloche
1976J.D.'s Revenge as Rev. Elija Bliss
1974The White Dawn as Portagee
1973The Laughing Policeman as Insp. James Larrimore SFPD
1972Travels with My Aunt as Wordsworth
1971Skin Game as Jason O'Rourke
1970The Landlord as Copee Johnson
1961A Raisin in the Sun as George Murchison (as Louis Gossett)

Himself (2 Credits)

2018Hal as Himself
2016Maya Angelou And Still I Rise as Himself


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