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Louis Gossett Jr.

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.

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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 Sidney 2022-09-10
Known For
Poster of Extant
Poster of Psych
Poster of The Punisher
Movie Three Months Benny 2022-02-23
Movie Sidney Self 2022-09-10
Movie The Cuban Luis Garcia 2020-07-31
Movie Hal Self 2019-03-28
Movie Supervized Pendle 2019-07-16
Series Watchmen Will Reeves 2019-10-20
Movie Foster Boy Judge George Taylor 2019-10-03
Movie Breaking Brooklyn Miles Bryant 2018-05-25
Movie King of the Dancehall The Bishop 2017-01-13
Movie Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart Self 2017-10-14
Movie Double Play Coco 2017-01-27
Series The Good Fight Carl Reddick 2017-02-19
Movie Undercover Grandpa Mother 2017-07-07
Movie A.C. Green: Iron Virgin Himself 2016-05-13
Movie Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Himself 2016-10-14
Series The Spoils Before Dying Duke Webster 2015-07-08
Series The Book of Negroes Daddy Moses 2015-01-07
Movie Boiling Pot Detective Haven 2015-09-29
Movie A Fighting Man Cubby 2014-04-24
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Movie Pride of Lions Lou Jones 2014-06-03
Series Extant Quinn 2014-07-09
Series Madam Secretary Father Laurent Vasseur 2014-09-21
Movie Miracle at Gate 213 Roy Peddington 2013-12-10
Movie The Undershepherd Bishop Redford 2012-02-15
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 Why Did I Get Married Too? Porter 2010-04-02
Movie Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Self 2009-01-01
Movie The Perfect Game Cool Papa Bell 2009-11-09
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 Daddy's Little Girls Willie 2007-02-14
Movie The 50 Greatest Television Dramas Self 2007-02-03
Movie Cover Detective Hicks 2007-05-08
Movie Stories USA Doc (segment "Club Soda") 2007-11-10
Movie Solar Attack President Ryan Gordon 2006-05-25
Movie All In Caps 2006-03-14
Series Psych Lloyd Marr 2006-07-07
Movie Left Behind: World at War President Geral Fitzhugh 2005-01-01
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Movie Lackawanna Blues Ol'lem Taylor 2005-02-12
Series The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Movie Momentum Raymond Addison 2003-03-26
Movie Jasper, Texas R.C. Horn 2003-06-08
Movie Deceived Col. David Garrett 2002-03-26
Movie What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away Dr. Barnes 2002-05-31
Series The Dead Zone Unknown 2002-06-16
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie For Love of Olivia Daniel Stewart 2001-03-18
Movie The Highwayman Phil Bishop 2000-01-01
Movie The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Frank 2000-03-12
Movie The Color of Love: Jacey's Story Lou Hastings 2000-03-19
Movie Y2K Morgan 1999-07-01
Movie Strange Justice Vernon Jordan 1999-08-29
Movie The Inspectors Inspector Frank Hughes 1998-09-20
Movie Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy Corbeck 1998-01-01
Movie To Dance With Olivia Daniel Stewart 1997-03-09
Movie In His Father's Shoes Frank Crosby / Richard 1997-06-05
Series Stargate SG-1 Gerak 1997-07-27
Movie Managua Paul 1996-04-09
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 Inside Questioner 1996-08-25
Series Early Edition Unknown 1996-09-28
Series Promised Land Anderson Walker 1996-09-17
Movie A Father for Charlie Walter Osgood 1995-01-01
Movie Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing Narrator 1995-01-01
Movie Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder Ray Alexander 1995-03-20
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995-06-05
Movie Iron Eagle IV Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1995-12-01
Movie Curse of the Starving Class Ellis 1994-09-13
Movie Blue Chips Father Dawkins (uncredited) 1994-02-18
Movie Ray Alexander: A Taste For Justice Ray Alexander 1994-05-13
Movie A Good Man in Africa Prof. Sam Adekunle 1994-07-14
Movie Flashfire Ben Durand 1994-09-15
Series Touched by an Angel Anderson Walker 1994-09-21
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993-04-19
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Isom Pickett 1993-11-14
Movie Monolith Capt. MacCandless 1993-05-27
Movie Diggstown 'Honey' Roy Palmer 1992-08-14
Movie Iron Eagle III Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1992-01-09
Movie Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II Reader 1992-11-11
Movie Cover-Up Lou Jackson 1991-02-22
Movie Toy Soldiers Dean Parker 1991-04-24
Movie The Josephine Baker Story Sidney Williams 1991-03-16
Movie Carolina Skeletons James Bragg 1991-09-30
Movie Keeper of the City Det. James Dela 1991-12-20
Movie Zora is My Name! 1990-01-01
Movie El Diablo Van Leek 1990-07-22
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Unknown 1990-09-15
Movie Sudie and Simpson Simpson 1990-09-11
Series Gideon Oliver 1989-02-20
Movie The Punisher Jake Berkowitz 1989-10-05
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 A Gathering of Old Men Mathu 1987-05-10
Movie The Principal Jake Phillips 1987-09-18
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 Finders Keepers Century 1984-05-18
Movie The Guardian John Mack 1984-10-20
Movie The Making of Jaws 3-D: Sharks Don't Die narrator 1983-07-15
Movie Jaws 3-D Calvin Bouchard 1983-07-22
Series Sadat Anwar al-Sadat 1983-10-31
Movie Benny's Place Benny Moore 1982-05-31
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
Movie Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige Leroy 'Satchel' Paige 1981-05-31
Series Palmerstown, U.S.A. Unknown 1980-03-20
Movie It Rained All Night the Day I Left Leo Garcia 1980-08-05
Series Backstairs at the White House Levi Mercer, Houseman 1979-01-29
Series The Lazarus Syndrome MacArthur St. Clair 1979-09-04
Movie Lawman Without a Gun Tom Hayward 1978-12-04
Movie The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1978-01-01
Movie To Kill a Cop Everett Walker 1978-04-10
Movie Little Ladies of the Night Russ Garfield 1977-01-16
Series Roots Fiddler 1977-01-23
Movie The Choirboys Calvin Motts 1977-12-23
Movie The Deep Henri Cloche 1977-06-17
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
Movie Black Bart Black Bart 1975-01-01
Series The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
Movie Sidekicks Jason O'Rourke 1974-03-21
Series Good Times Unknown 1974-02-08
Movie The White Dawn Portagee 1974-07-21
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Sam Brockington 1974-02-22
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Rockford Files Marcus Aurelius 'Gabby' Hayes 1974-09-13
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The Laughing Policeman Insp. James Larrimore SFPD 1973-12-20
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Travels with My Aunt Wordsworth 1972-12-17
Series Alias Smith and Jones Unknown 1971-01-05
Movie Skin Game Jason O'Rourke 1971-09-30
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series The Young Rebels 1970-09-20
Movie The Landlord Copee Johnson 1970-05-20
Movie The Bushbaby Tembo 1969-09-01
Series The Bill Cosby Show Unknown 1969-09-14
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Companions in Nightmare Lt. Adam McKay 1968-11-23
Movie A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 1961-05-28
Movie The New Girl Mary's Brother 1960-01-01
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20