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Known Credits: 105

Birthday: 1936-05-27

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1970's television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions such as The Deep, Jaws 3-D (as SeaWorld manager Calvin Bouchard), Wolfgang Peterson's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher. He has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Award's in an acting career that spans over five decades.

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Acting
2014 Pride of Lions as Lou Jones
2012 Smitty as Mr. Smith
2011 Dog Jack as Grown up Jed
2011 The Grace Card as George Wright
2010 The Perfect Game as Cool Papa Bell
2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? as Porter
2009 The Least Among You as Samuel Benton
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy as Himself
2008 Delgo as King Zahn
2007 Cover as Detective Hicks
2007 Daddy's Little Girls as Willie
2006 Solar Attack as President Ryan Gordon
2006 All in as Caps
2005 Left Behind: World at War as President Geral Fitzhugh
2005 Lackawanna Blues as Ol'lem Taylor
2005 Black in the 80s - (3 episodes)
2004 The Batman - (3 episodes)
2003 Momentum as Raymond Addison
2002 Half & Half - (2 episodes)
2002 The Dead Zone - (1 episode)
2002 Deceived as Col. David Garrett
2000 The Color of Love: Jacey's Story
2000 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence
1999 Y2K as Morgan
1999 Family Guy - (1 episode)
1998 The Inspectors as Inspector Frank Hughes
1998 Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy as Corbeck
1997 Stargate SG-1 - (5 episodes)
1997 In His Father's Shoes as Frank Crosby / Richard
1996 Early Edition - (1 episode)
1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story as Bob Kersee
1996 Managua as Paul
1995 The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
1995 Iron Eagle IV as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1995 A Father for Charlie as Walter Osgood
1994 ER - (1 episode)
1994 Flashfire as Ben Durand
1994 Curse of the Starving Class
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove as Isom Pickett
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove - (4 episodes)
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove as Newt Dobbs
1993 Monolith as Capt. MacCandless
1993 Father & Son: Dangerous Relations
1992 Diggstown as 'Honey' Roy Palmer
1992 Iron Eagle III as Charlos Chappy Snclair
1991 Cover-Up as Lou Jackson
1991 Toy Soldiers as Dean Edward Parker
1991 The Josephine Baker Story as Sidney Williams
1991 Carolina Skeletons as James Bragg
1990 Sudie and Simpson as Simpson
1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers - (2 episodes)
1990 El Diablo as Van Leek
1989 The Punisher as Jake Berkowitz
1989 Gideon Oliver - (5 episodes)
1988 Roots: The Gift as Fiddler
1988 Iron Eagle II as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1987 The Principal as Jake Phillips
1987 A Gathering of Old Men as Mathu
1986 Firewalker as Leo Porter
1986 Iron Eagle as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
1985 Enemy Mine as Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
1984 Finders Keepers as Century
1984 The Guardian as John Mack
1983 Sadat as Anwar al-Sadat
1983 Jaws 3-D as Calvin Bouchard
1982 The Powers of Matthew Star - (23 episodes)
1982 An Officer and a Gentleman as Sergeant Emil Foley
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A. - (1 episode)
1979 The Lazarus Syndrome - (10 episodes)
1979 Backstairs at the White House as Houseman Levi Mercer
1979 Backstairs at the White House - (4 episodes)
1978 The Lazarus Syndrome as Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
1977 The Deep as Henri Cloche
1977 Roots - (8 episodes) as Fiddler
1977 Roots as Fiddler
1977 Little Ladies of the Night as Russ Garfield
1977 The Choirboys as Calvin Motts
1976 J.D.'s Revenge as Rev. Elija Bliss (as Lou Gossett)
1976 The River Niger as Dr. Dudley Stanton
1975 Saturday Night Live - (1 episode)
1975 The Jeffersons - (1 episode)
1975 Black Bart as Black Bart
1974 Harry O - (1 episode)
1974 Little House on the Prairie - (1 episode)
1974 Petrocelli - (1 episode)
1974 Sidekicks as Jason O'Rourke
1974 It's Good to Be Alive as Sam Brockington
1974 Good Times - (2 episodes)
1974 The White Dawn as Portagee
1973 The Laughing Policeman as Insp. James Larrimore SFPD (as Lou Gossett)
1973 Police Story - (2 episodes)
1973 The American Film Institute Salute to ... - (1 episode)
1972 Travels With My Aunt as Wordsworth
1972 The Rookies - (1 episode)
1971 Skin Game as Jason O'Rourke
1971 Alias Smith and Jones - (1 episode)
1970 The Young Rebels - (15 episodes)
1970 McCloud - (1 episode)
1970 The Landlord as Copee Johnson
1969 The Bill Cosby Show - (1 episode)
1969 The Bushbaby as Tembo
1968 The Mod Squad - (3 episodes)
1961 A Raisin in the Sun as George Murchison
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show - (1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards - (2 episodes)
1900 Sidekicks - (0 episodes)
Production
1997 In His Father's Shoes … Executive Producer
Directing
1982 The Powers of Matthew Star - (1 episode) … Director