Louis Gossett, Jr.

Born May 27, 1936
Net Worth
$1.5 Million
Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, and his Emmy Award-winning role as Fiddler in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in...

Louis Gossett, Jr. Stats


: Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr., Louis Gosset, Louis Gossett Jnr., Louis Gossett, Lew Gossett, Lou Gossett Jr., Lou Gossett, King of Brooklyn, Louis Cameron Gossett Jr., Gossett


: 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)


: African American


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: May 27, 1936

Place of Birth

: Brooklyn

Louis Gossett, Jr. Film Roles

  1. An Officer and a Gentleman
    Sgt. Emil Foley
    An Officer and a Gentleman
  2. Jaws 3-D
    Calvin Bouchard
    Jaws 3-D
  3. The Landlord
  4. The Principal
    Jake Phillips
  5. Enemy Mine
  6. Travels with My Aunt
  7. Toy Soldiers
    Dean Edward Parker
    Toy Soldiers
  8. Left Behind: World at War
  9. The Punisher
  10. Finders Keepers

Louis Gossett, Jr. Film Director

  1. Love Songs

Louis Gossett, Jr. Film Executive Producer

  1. High Lonesome
  2. Inside
  3. The Color Of Love: Jacey's Story

Louis Gossett, Jr. Film Appearances

  1. The Black List: Volume 1
    The Black List: Volume 1
  2. The Wall That Heals
  3. Small Steps, Big Strides
  4. Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
    Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
  5. Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush

Louis Gossett, Jr. TV Starring Roles

  1. The Young Rebels
  2. The Powers of Matthew Star
  3. Gideon Oliver
  4. Roots
  5. The Lazarus Syndrome
  6. Backstairs at the White House
    Backstairs at the White House
  7. Black in the 80s
  8. Return to Lonesome Dove
  9. Sidekicks
  10. Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Louis Gossett, Jr. TV Guest Roles

  1. Ex Deus Machina
  2. Origin
  3. Beachhead
  4. Saving Private Brian
  5. The Joining (1)
  6. Mission to Save Earth (2)
  7. The Joining (2)
  8. George's Best Friend
    George's Best Friend
  9. Stevie Wonder / Gerry and the Pacemakers
  10. Zion