Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 27-05-1936
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr.
    Louis Gossett, Jr.

  • Popularity: 6.08
  • Homepage: http://www.louisgossett.com/


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.




Year Movie Character
1992 Iron Eagle III as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1986 Iron Eagle as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
2003 Momentum as Raymond Addison
1988 Iron Eagle II as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1995 Iron Eagle IV as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
2005 Left Behind: World at War as President Geral Fitzhugh
1999 Y2K as Morgan
1996 Managua as Paul
1987 A Gathering of Old Men as Mathu
1978 The Lazarus Syndrome as Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
1991 Carolina Skeletons as James Bragg
1975 Black Bart as Black Bart
1990 Sudie and Simpson as Simpson
1998 Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy as Corbeck
1997 In His Father's Shoes as Frank Crosby / Richard
1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
1995 A Father for Charlie as Walter Osgood
1974 Sidekicks as Jason O'Rourke
1998 The Inspectors as Inspector Frank Hughes
2000 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence as Frank
2020 The Reason as Pastor Jim
1987 The Principal as Jake Phillips
1971 Skin Game as Jason O'Rourke
1985 Enemy Mine as Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
1989 The Punisher as Jake Berkowitz
1986 Firewalker as Leo Porter
2006 Solar Attack as President Ryan Gordon
1976 J.D.'s Revenge as Rev. Elija Bliss
1977 The Choirboys as Calvin Motts
1992 Diggstown as 'Honey' Roy Palmer
1990 El Diablo as Van Leek
1991 Cover-Up as Lou Jackson
1988 Roots: The Gift as Fiddler
1974 It's Good to Be Alive as Sam Brockington
1994 Flashfire as Ben Durand
1969 The Bushbaby as Tembo
1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story as Bob Kersee
2000 The Color of Love: Jacey's Story as Lou Hastings
1984 The Guardian as John Mack
2013 Miracle at Gate 213 as Roy Peddington
1988 Goodbye, Miss 4th of July as Big John Creed
1996 Captive Heart: The James Mink Story as James Mink
1997 To Dance with Olivia as Daniel Stewart
1978 Lawman Without a Gun as Tom Hayward
1990 Zora is My Name!
1994 Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice as Ray Alexander
1995 Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder as Ray Alexander
1991 Keeper of the City as Detective James Dela
1981 Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige as Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
1995 Zooman as Rueben Tate
1982 Benny's Place as Benny Moore
1983 The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die as narrator
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman as Sergeant Emil Foley
1972 Travels with My Aunt as Wordsworth
1974 The White Dawn as Portagee
1973 The Laughing Policeman as Insp. James Larrimore SFPD
2007 Daddy's Little Girls as Willie
2009 The Least Among You as Samuel Benton
2006 All In as Caps
1976 The River Niger as Dr. Dudley Stanton
2012 Smitty as Mr. Smith
2002 Deceived as Col. David Garrett
1977 Little Ladies of the Night as Russ Garfield
2015 Boiling Pot as Detective Haven
1992 Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II as Reader
1980 It Rained All Night the Day I Left as Leo Garcia
2019 Supervized as Pendle
2019 The Gang Activists as Himself
2020 The Cuban as Luis Garcia
2003 Jasper, Texas as R.C. Horn
2019 Foster Boy as Judge George Taylor
2008 A Love Story of Today as Self
2008 A Special Kind of Love as Self
1970 Crimes of Violence as Self - Host
1970 Not To Forget as Pastor John
1970 Freeman as Rex
1977 The Deep as Henri Cloche
1984 Finders Keepers as Century
1983 Jaws 3-D as Calvin Bouchard
1991 The Josephine Baker Story as Sidney Williams
1993 Monolith as Capt. MacCandless
2005 Lackawanna Blues as Ol'lem Taylor
2014 Pride of Lions as Lou Jones
1996 Inside as Questioner
2017 Undercover Grandpa as Mother
1999 Love Songs
1970 The Last Rifleman
1970 Forget to Remember
2007 Cover as Detective Hicks
2000 The Highwayman as Phil Bishop
2018 Breaking Brooklyn as Miles Bryant
2017 King of the Dancehall as The Bishop
2002 What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away as Dr. Barnes
2016 A.C. Green: Iron Virgin as Himself
2011 The Grace Card as George Wright
1970 Capture the Flag as Lou Adams
1970 The Landlord as Copee Johnson
1994 Curse of the Starving Class as Ellis
1994 A Good Man in Africa as Prof. Sam Adekunle
2017 Double Play as Coco
1995 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing as Narrator
2016 Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise as Himself
1999 Strange Justice as Vernon Jordan
1961 A Raisin in the Sun as George Murchison (as Louis Gossett)
2014 A Fighting Man as Cubby
2017 Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart
2008 The Black List: Volume One as Himself
2008 Delgo as King Zahn (voice)
2011 Dog Jack as Grown up Jed
1994 Blue Chips as Father Dawkins
2012 The Undershepherd as Bishop Redford
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? as Porter
1991 Toy Soldiers as Dean Edward Parker
1968 Companions in Nightmare as Lt. Adam McKay
2007 Stories USA as Doc (segment "Club Soda")
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Self
2010 The Perfect Game as Cool Papa Bell
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1978 To Kill a Cop as Everett Walker
2019 Hal as Himself
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
1999 Love Songs
1997 In His Father's Shoes
1995 A Father for Charlie
1996 Inside
Photo Name Department
1974 Good Times (2 episode)
1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (2 episode)
2002 Half & Half (2 episode)
1975 The Jeffersons (1 episode)
1994 ER (1 episode)
1997 Stargate SG-1 (5 episode) as Gerak
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1989 Gideon Oliver (5 episode)
1973 Police Story (2 episode)
1977 Roots (1 episode) as Fiddler
2017 The Good Fight (1 episode) as Carl Reddick
1953 The Oscars (2 episode) as Self
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode)
2002 The Dead Zone (1 episode)
1996 Early Edition (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie (1 episode)
2004 The Batman (3 episode)
1971 Alias Smith and Jones (1 episode)
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (3 episode)
1979 Backstairs at the White House (4 episode) as Levi Mercer, Houseman
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (4 episode) as Isom Pickett
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1974 Harry O (1 episode)
1970 The Young Rebels (15 episode)
1974 Petrocelli (1 episode)
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1 episode)
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... (1 episode)
1979 The Lazarus Syndrome (10 episode)
2005 Black in the 80s (3 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
2006 Psych (1 episode) as Lloyd Marr
2014 Madam Secretary (1 episode) as Father Laurent Vasseur
2014 Extant (4 episode) as Quinn
2015 The Book of Negroes (6 episode) as Daddy Moses
1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (22 episode) as Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai)
1983 Sadat (2 episode) as Anwar al-Sadat
2015 The Spoils Before Dying (6 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode) as Anderson Walker
1996 Promised Land (1 episode) as Anderson Walker
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Marcus Aurelius Hayes / O'Brien
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Marcus Aurelius 'Gabby' Hayes
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode)
1967 The Invaders (1 episode) as Ollie
1977 Bitte umbl├Ąttern (1 episode) as Self
2019 Watchmen (7 episode) as Old Man / Will Reeves
1962 The Merv Griffin Show (1 episode) as Self
1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (1 episode) Directing as (Director)

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