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Louis Gossett, Jr.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   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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May 27, 1936 In Brooklyn - New York City - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Hal 2018-01-22
Known For
Poster of The Book of Negroes
Poster of Extant
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of The Lazarus Syndrome
Movie Hal Himself 2018-01-22
Movie Boiling Pot Detective Haven 2015-09-29
Movie The Spoils Before Dying 2015-07-10
Movie The Book of Negroes 2015-01-07
Series The Book of Negroes Daddy Moses 2015-01-07
Series Madam Secretary Father Laurent Vasseur 2014-09-21
Series Extant Quinn 2014-07-09
Movie Pride of Lions Lou Jones 2014-06-03
Movie A Fighting Man Cubby 2014-04-24
Movie Miracle at Gate 213 Roy Peddington 2013-12-10
Movie Smitty Mr. Smith 2012-04-10
Movie Dog Jack Grown up Jed 2011-12-02
Movie The Grace Card George Wright 2011-02-25
Movie The Perfect Game Cool Papa Bell 2010-04-01
Movie Why Did I Get Married Too? Porter 2010-04-02
Movie The Least Among You Samuel Benton 2009-01-12
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009-01-01
Movie Delgo King Zahn 2008-12-12
Movie Cover Detective Hicks 2007-05-08
Movie Daddy's Little Girls Willie 2007-02-14
Series Psych Lloyd Marr 2006-07-07
Movie Solar Attack President Ryan Gordon 2006-05-25
Movie All in Caps 2006-03-14
Movie Lackawanna Blues Ol'lem Taylor 2005-02-12
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Movie Left Behind III: World at War President Geral Fitzhugh 2005-01-01
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Movie Momentum Raymond Addison 2003-03-26
Movie Deceived Col. David Garrett 2002-03-26
Series The Dead Zone Unknown 2002-06-16
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Frank 2000-03-12
Movie The Color of Love: Jacey's Story 2000-03-19
Movie Y2K Morgan 1999-07-01
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie The Inspectors Inspector Frank Hughes 1998-09-20
Movie Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy Corbeck 1998-01-01
Series Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
Movie In His Father's Shoes Frank Crosby / Richard 1997-06-05
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Movie Inside Questioner 1996-08-25
Movie Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story Bob Kersee 1996-06-16
Movie Captive Heart: The James Mink Story James Mink 1996-04-14
Movie Managua Paul 1996-04-09
Movie A Father for Charlie Walter Osgood 1995-01-01
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie Iron Eagle IV Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1995-01-01
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Flashfire Ben Durand 1994-09-15
Movie Curse of the Starving Class Ellis 1994-09-13
Movie A Good Man in Africa 1994-07-14
Movie Blue Chips Father Dawkins 1994-02-18
Movie Return to Lonesome Dove Newt Dobbs 1993-11-14
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Isom Pickett 1993-11-14
Movie Monolith Capt. MacCandless 1993-05-27
Movie Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993-04-19
Movie Diggstown 'Honey' Roy Palmer 1992-08-14
Movie Iron Eagle III Charlos Chappy Snclair 1992-01-09
Movie Cover-Up Lou Jackson 1991-02-22
Movie The Josephine Baker Story Sidney Williams 1991-03-16
Movie Toy Soldiers Dean Edward Parker 1991-04-24
Movie Carolina Skeletons James Bragg 1991-09-30
Movie Sudie and Simpson Simpson 1990-09-11
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-10
Movie El Diablo Van Leek 1990-07-22
Movie The Punisher Jake Berkowitz 1989-10-05
Series Gideon Oliver 1989-02-20
Movie Roots: The Gift Fiddler 1988-12-11
Movie Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Big John Creed 1988-12-03
Movie Iron Eagle II Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1988-11-11
Movie The Principal Jake Phillips 1987-09-18
Movie A Gathering of Old Men Mathu 1987-05-10
Movie Firewalker Leo Porter 1986-11-21
Movie Iron Eagle Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1986-01-17
Movie Enemy Mine Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan 1985-12-12
Movie The Guardian John Mack 1984-10-20
Movie Finders Keepers Century 1984-05-18
Movie Sadat Anwar al-Sadat 1983-10-30
Movie Jaws 3-D Calvin Bouchard 1983-03-16
Series The Powers of Matthew Star Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai) 1982-09-17
Movie An Officer and a Gentleman Sergeant Emil Foley 1982-07-28
Movie It Rained All Night the Day I Left Leo Garcia 1980-08-05
Series Palmerstown, U.S.A. Unknown 1980-03-20
Series The Lazarus Syndrome 1979-09-04
Movie Backstairs at the White House Houseman Levi Mercer 1979-01-29
Series Backstairs at the White House 1979-01-29
Movie The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1978-01-01
Series Roots Fiddler 1977-01-23
Movie Little Ladies of the Night Russ Garfield 1977-01-16
Movie The Deep Henri Cloche 1977-06-17
Movie The Choirboys Calvin Motts 1977-12-23
Movie J.D.'s Revenge Rev. Elija Bliss 1976-08-25
Movie The River Niger Dr. Dudley Stanton 1976-04-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Movie Black Bart Black Bart 1975-01-01
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie The White Dawn Portagee 1974-07-21
Movie Sidekicks Jason O'Rourke 1974-03-21
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Sam Brockington 1974-02-22
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-09-25
Movie The Laughing Policeman Insp. James Larrimore SFPD 1973-12-20
Movie Travels with My Aunt Wordsworth 1972-12-12
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Skin Game Jason O'Rourke 1971-09-30
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Series The Young Rebels 1970-09-20
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Movie The Landlord Copee Johnson 1970-05-20
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Movie The Bushbaby Tembo 1969-09-01
Movie Companions in Nightmare Lt. Adam McKay 1968-11-23
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 1961-05-28
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20