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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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Louis Gossett, Jr., licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 27, 1936 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Live from Burj Khalifa: Ezel red Carpet
Latest Project:
Series El Refugio (de los Sueños) 2019
Known For
Poster of Drake & Josh
Poster of Toy Soldiers
Poster of The Principal
Poster of An Officer and a Gentleman
Series Live from Burj Khalifa: Ezel red Carpet Paul 2019
Series El Refugio (de los Sueños) Frank 2019
Series Watchmen 2019
Series XPM Century 2019
Movie Hal Himself 2018-01-22
Series Firehouse Tales Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 2018
Movie Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart 2017-10-14
Movie Double Play Coco 2017-01-27
Movie The Book of Negroes 2015-01-07
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 The Grace Card George Wright 2011-02-25
Movie Dog Jack Grown up Jed 2011-12-02
Movie The Perfect Game Cool Papa Bell 2010-04-01
Movie Why Did I Get Married Too? Porter 2010-04-02
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Himself 2009-01-01
Movie The Least Among You Samuel Benton 2009-01-12
Movie The Black List: Volume One Himself 2008-01-22
Movie Delgo King Zahn (voice) 2008-12-12
Movie Cover Detective Hicks 2007-05-08
Movie Daddy's Little Girls Willie 2007-02-14
Movie All In Caps 2006-03-14
Movie Solar Attack President Ryan Gordon 2006-05-25
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Movie Left Behind III: World at War President Geral Fitzhugh 2005-01-01
Movie Lackawanna Blues Ol'lem Taylor 2005-02-12
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Series Drake & Josh Charlos Chappy Snclair 2004-01-11
Movie Momentum Raymond Addison 2003-03-26
Series The Dead Zone Unknown 2002-06-16
Movie Deceived Col. David Garrett 2002-03-26
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
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 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story Bob Kersee 1996-06-16
Series My Good Friend Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1995-04-04
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie A Father for Charlie Walter Osgood 1995-01-01
Movie Blue Chips Father Dawkins 1994-02-18
Movie A Good Man in Africa 1994-07-14
Movie Street Fighter Unknown 1994-12-22
Movie Flashfire Ben Durand 1994-09-15
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Curse of the Starving Class Ellis 1994-09-13
Movie Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993-04-19
Movie Return to Lonesome Dove Newt Dobbs 1993-11-14
Movie Monolith Capt. MacCandless 1993-05-27
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Isom Pickett 1993-11-14
Movie Diggstown 'Honey' Roy Palmer 1992-08-14
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
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-15
Movie El Diablo Van Leek 1990-07-22
Movie Sudie and Simpson Simpson 1990-09-11
Movie The Punisher Jake Berkowitz 1989-10-05
Series Gideon Oliver 1989-02-20
Movie Iron Eagle II Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1988-11-11
Movie Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Big John Creed 1988-12-03
Movie Roots: The Gift Fiddler 1988-12-11
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 Enemy Mine Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan 1985-12-12
Movie The Guardian John Mack 1984-10-20
Movie Sadat Anwar al-Sadat 1983-10-30
Series Sadat Anwar al-Sadat 1983-10-31
Movie Jaws 3-D Calvin Bouchard 1983-03-16
Movie An Officer and a Gentleman Sergeant Emil Foley 1982-07-28
Series The Powers of Matthew Star Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai) 1982-09-17
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
Movie The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1979-09-04
Movie Little Ladies of the Night Russ Garfield 1977-01-16
Movie The Choirboys Calvin Motts 1977-12-23
Movie The Deep Henri Cloche 1977-06-17
Series Roots Fiddler 1977-01-23
Movie The River Niger Dr. Dudley Stanton 1976-04-14
Movie J.D.'s Revenge Rev. Elija Bliss 1976-08-25
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 Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Movie Sidekicks Jason O'Rourke 1974-03-21
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie The White Dawn Portagee 1974-07-21
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Sam Brockington 1974-02-22
Movie The Laughing Policeman Insp. James Larrimore SFPD 1973-12-20
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Travels with My Aunt Wordsworth 1972-12-12
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Skin Game Jason O'Rourke 1971-09-30
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-09-16
Movie The Landlord Copee Johnson 1970-05-20
Series The Young Rebels 1970-09-20
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Movie The Bushbaby Tembo 1969-09-01
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie House of Cards 1968-09-16
Movie Companions in Nightmare Lt. Adam McKay 1968-11-23
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