Louis Gossett Jr.

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Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. 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,... read more

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. 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 Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher, in an acting career that spans over five decades.

Birth Name

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr.

Born

Wednesday, 27 May 1936

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Actor Filmography

The Cuban Luis Garcia 2019
Watchmen Will Reeves 2019
Foster Boy Judge George Taylor 2019
Supervized Pendle 2019
The Gang Activists Himself 2019
Hal Himself 2018
Breaking Brooklyn Miles Bryant 2018
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself 2018
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Himself 2017
King of the Dancehall The Bishop 2017
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Cuban Luis Garcia 2019
Watchmen Will Reeves 2019
Foster Boy Judge George Taylor 2019
Supervized Pendle 2019
The Gang Activists Himself 2019
Hal Himself 2018
Breaking Brooklyn Miles Bryant 2018
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Himself 2018
Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Himself 2017
King of the Dancehall The Bishop 2017
Undercover Grandpa Mother 2017
Double Play Coco 2017
The Good Fight Carl Reddick 2017
Maya Angelou And Still I Rise Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.) 2016
Come to the Garden God (voice) 2016
Hap and Leonard Bacon 2016
Boiling Pot Detective Haven 2015
The Spoils Before Dying Duke Webster 2015
The Book of Negroes Daddy Moses 2015
Madam Secretary Father Laurent Vasseur 2014
The Nicole Barrett Show Himself - Guest 2014
Extant Quinn 2014
Pride of Lions Lou Jones 2014
A Fighting Man Cubby 2014
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
Cinerockom Himself - Diamond Award Best Actor Winner, Himself - Lifetime Award Winner 2013
The Red Booth Self 2013
Celebrity Page Himself 2013
Jewtholic Narrator 2013
Shannon's Rainbow Max Donovan 2013
Breaking At The Edge Floyd 2013
Teens Wanna Know Himself - Guest 2012
Smitty Mr. Smith 2012
The Undershepherd Bishop Redford 2012
Dog Jack Grown up Jed 2011
What's Up Orange County Himself 2011
The Lamp Charles Montgomery III 2011
Dish Nation Self 2011
The Grace Card George Wright 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Lou's Father 2010
Boardwalk Empire Oscar Boneau 2010
Why Did I Get Married Too? Porter 2010
The Perfect Game Cool Papa Bell 2010
Celebrity Close Calls Himself 2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2009
Life After Himself 2009
The Least Among You Samuel Benton 2009
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement Narrator 2009
Delgo King Zahn (voice) 2008
Celebrity Ghost Stories Himself 2008
The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008
Pioneers of Television Himself 2008
Stories USA Doc (segment "Club Soda") 2007
Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush Himself 2007
Cover Detective Hicks 2007
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin Himself - Celebrity Guest, Himself - Guest 2007
Daddy's Little Girls Willie 2007
Psych Lloyd Marr 2006
Solar Attack President Ryan Gordon 2006
All In Caps 2006
Left Behind III: World at War President Geral Fitzhugh 2005
TV Land Confidential Himself - Interviewee 2005
Lackawanna Blues Ol'lem Taylor 2005
Black in the 80s Himself 2005
The Batman Lucius Fox 2004
A Century of Black Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2003
Jasper, Texas R.C. Horn 2003
Momentum Raymond Addison 2003
Half & Half Ray Willis 2002
Gylne tider Himself 2002
The Dead Zone Pastor David Lewis 2002
Deceived Col. David Garrett 2002
Lifestyle Magazine Himself 2001
Dr Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story David Mulera 2001
Resurrection Blvd. Ezekiel 'Zeke' Grant 2000
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story Lou Hastings 2000
The Inspectors 2: A Shred Of Evidence Frank 2000
The Highwayman Phil Bishop 2000
Y2K Morgan 1999
Family Guy Drill Sargent (voice) 1999
The Inspectors Inspector Frank Hughes 1998
Hercules Chiron 1998
Legend of the Mummy Corbeck 1998
The View Himself - Guest 1997
Stargate SG-1 Gerak 1997
In His Father's Shoes Frank Crosby / Richard 1997
The Wall That Heals Narrator 1997
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century W.E.B. Du Bois (voice) 1996
Early Edition Jim Matthews 1996
Promised Land Anderson Walker 1996
Inside Questioner 1996
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story Bob Kersee 1996
Managua Paul 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Himself 1995
Zooman Rueben Tate 1995
A Father for Charlie Walter Osgood 1995
Iron Eagle IV Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1995
Touched by an Angel Anderson Walker 1994
ER Leo Malcolm 1994
Flashfire Ben Durand 1994
Curse Of The Starving Class Ellis 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self (archive footage) 1994
A Good Man In Africa Prof. Sam Adekunle 1994
Ellen Sgt. Timko 1994
Blue Chips Father Dawkins 1994
Return to Lonesome Dove Isom Pickett 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself - Guest 1993
Monolith Capt. MacCandless 1993
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II Reader 1992
Picket Fences Rick Jennings 1992
Diggstown 'Honey' Roy Palmer 1992
Aces: Iron Eagle III Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1992
Keeper of the City Detective James Dela 1991
Carolina Skeletons James Bragg 1991
Toy Soldiers Dean Parker 1991
The Josephine Baker Story Sidney Williams 1991
Cover-Up Lou Jackson 1991
Sudie and Simpson Simpson 1990
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Cmdr. Clash 1990
El Diablo Van Leek 1990
The Punisher Jake Berkowitz 1989
Gideon Oliver Gideon Oliver 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Himself - Guest 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself - Guest 1989
Roots: The Gift Fiddler 1988
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Big John Creed 1988
Iron Eagle II Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1988
American Experience Self - Narrator 1988
Straight Up Cosmo 1988
The Principal Jake Phillips 1987
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Himself 1987
A Gathering of Old Men Mathu 1987
Firewalker Leo Porter 1986
Nightlife Himself 1986
American Masters Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.) 1986
Iron Eagle Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1986
Enemy Mine Drac 1985
The Guardian John Mack 1984
Finders Keepers Century 1984
Sadat Anwar al-Sadat 1983
Wheel of Fortune Himself - Celebrity Contestant 1983
Jaws 3-D Calvin Bouchard 1983
The Powers of Matthew Star Walt Shepherd 1982
An Officer And A Gentleman Sgt. Emil Foley 1982
An Evening at the Improv Himself 1982
American Playhouse 1981
Palmerstown, U.S.A. Bessie's father 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Himself 1979
The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1979
The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1979
Backstairs at the White House Houseman Levi Mercer 1979
Lawman Without a Gun Tom Hayward 1978
The Choirboys Calvin Motts 1977
The Deep Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett) 1977
Roots Fiddler 1977
Little Ladies of the Night Russ Garfield 1977
Visions Rex 1976
J.D.'S Revenge Rev. Elija Bliss (as Lou Gossett) 1976
The River Niger Dr. Dudley Stanton 1976
Saturday Night Live Various / Self - Host 1975
Caribe David Wallace 1975
The Jeffersons Wendell Brown 1975
Black Bart Black Bart 1975
Petrocelli District Attorney Kurt Olson (as Lou Gossett), Kurt Olson, DA (as Lou Gossett) 1974
The White Dawn Portagee 1974
Lucas Tanner Bobby Koball 1974
Little House on the Prairie Henry Hill 1974
The Rockford Files Marcus Aurelius 'Gabby' Hayes, Marcus Aurelius Hayes / O'Brien 1974
Sidekicks Jason O'Rourke 1974
It's Good to Be Alive Sam Brockington 1974
Good Times Donald Knight, Uncle Wilbert 1974
The Six Million Dollar Man O'Flaherty 1974
The Laughing Policeman Larrimore (as Lou Gossett) 1973
Police Story Det. Virgil Barnes, Freddie 1973
Harry O Cleon Jackson 1973
Travels With My Aunt Wordsworth (as Lou Gossett) 1972
The Rookies Toby Jones 1972
Skin Game Jason O'Rourke 1971
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Lt. Carl Fellows 1971
Longstreet Sergeant Cory 1971
Alias Smith and Jones Joe Sims 1971
The Partridge Family Sam Simon 1970
The Young Rebels Isak Poole (as Lou Gossett), Isak Poole 1970
The Landlord Copee 1970
McCloud Dewey Justin 1970
Love, American Style Freddy 1969
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Dr. Karnes 1969
The Bill Cosby Show Hurricane Smith 1969
The Bushbaby Tembo 1969
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
Companions in Nightmare Lt. Adam McKay 1968
Mod Squad Charley Jameson, Lloyd, Smitty 1968
Cowboy in Africa Fulah, Joseph Hemera 1967
The Invaders Ollie 1967
Daktari Mkono 1966
East Side/West Side Martin Powers 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest, Himself 1962
The Doctors and the Nurses William Taylor 1962
A Raisin In The Sun George Murchison (as Louis Gossett) 1961
Bonanza Buck Walter 1959
The Big Story Mac 1949
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Singer / Dancer 1948

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1997 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1983 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1983 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1981 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Won
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