Louis Gossett Jr

Highest Rated:
100%     A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Lowest Rated:
0%     Firewalker (1986)
Birthday:
May 27
Birthplace:
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bio:


Louis Gossett Jr. ranks as one of the most respected African-American actors of stage, screen, and television. Tall, lanky, and bald-pated, Gossett was a basketball player in high school until a leg injury benched him and his interest turned toward acting. In 1953, at the age of 17,…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
The Undershepherd
  • Actor
-- 2013
A Fighting Man
  • Actor
-- 2013
The Home
  • Actor
-- 2012
35% The Grace Card
  • George Wright
$2.4M 2011
Dog Jack
  • Actor
-- 2011
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
-- 2010
57% The Perfect Game
  • Cool Papa Bell
$1.0M 2010
26% Why Did I Get Married Too
  • Porter
$48.5M 2010
Buttermilk Sky
  • Actor
-- 2009
The Least Among You
  • Samuel Benton
-- 2009
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement
  • Narrator
-- 2009
Shannon's Rainbow
  • Actor
-- 2009
12% Delgo
  • King Zahn
$0.5M 2008
The Black List: Volume One
  • Actor
-- 2008
26% Daddy's Little Girls
  • Willie
$31.3M 2007
0% Cover
  • Detective Hicks
-- 2007
Louis Gossett Jr. - History and Heritage
  • Actor
-- 2007
African Footprint
  • Actor
-- 2007
All In
  • Caps
-- 2007
Rwanda Rising
  • Actor
-- 2007
All In
  • Actor
-- 2006
71% Lackawanna Blues
  • Old Lem Taylor
-- 2005
Left Behind - World at War
  • President Gerald Fitzhugh
-- 2005
Solar Strike (Solar Attack)
  • Actor
-- 2005
Unspoken Truth
  • Actor
-- 2005
Broadway Theatre Archive - Freeman
  • Actor
-- 2003
Momentum
  • Actor
-- 2003
Momentum
  • Addison
-- 2003
Jasper, Texas
  • R.C. Horn
-- 2003
Deceived
  • Director
  • Col. David Garrett
-- 2002
What About Your Friends: Weekend Get-Away
  • Dr. Barnes
-- 2002
Terminal Countdown
  • Actor
-- 2001
The Highwayman
  • Phil Bishop
-- 2000
Dr. Lucille
  • Actor
-- 2000
The Inspectors 2: A Shred Of Evidence
  • Frank Hughes
-- 2000
Love Songs
  • Director
  • Reuben
-- 1999
Terminal Countdown
  • Actor
-- 1999
40% Travels with My Aunt
  • Wordsworth
-- 1999
Y2K
  • Actor
-- 1999
Legend of the Mummy (Bram Stoker's The Mummy)
  • Corbeck
-- 1998
The Inspectors
  • Frank Hughes
-- 1998
The Wall That Heals
  • Actor
-- 1997
In His Father's Shoes
  • Producer
  • Frank Crosby
-- 1997
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood
  • Narrator
-- 1997
Run For The Dream:the Gail Devers Story
  • Bob Kersee
-- 1996
Run for the Dream
  • Actor
-- 1996
Inside
  • Questioner
-- 1996
Managua
  • Paul
-- 1996
Harlem Globetrotters - 6 Decades of Magic
  • Host
-- 1996
Zooman
  • Rueben Tate
-- 1995
Iron Eagle IV (Iron Eagle on the Attack)
  • Charles
-- 1995
11% A Good Man in Africa
  • Prof. Sam Adekunle
-- 1994
37% Blue Chips
  • Father Dawkins
-- 1994
Flashfire (August Fires)
  • Ben Durand
-- 1994
Curse Of The Starving Class
  • Ellis
-- 1994
High Lonesome
  • Actor
-- 1994
Abraham Lincoln - A New Birth of Freedom
  • Actor
-- 1993
On the Streets of L.A.
  • Actor
-- 1993
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July
  • Actor
-- 1993
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (On the Streets of L.A.)
  • Actor
-- 1993
Monolith
  • Capt. MacCandless
-- 1993
Keeper of the City
  • Jim
-- 1992
Sadat
  • Actor
-- 1992
54% Diggstown
  • Honey Roy Palmer
-- 1992
Sudie and Simpson
  • Actor
-- 1992
0% Iron Eagle III - Aces
  • Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
-- 1992
Carolina Skeletons
  • James Bragg
-- 1992
Father and Son
  • Actor
-- 1991
36% Toy Soldiers
  • Dean Parker
-- 1991
Gathering of Old Men
  • Actor
-- 1991
Cover-Up
  • Actor
-- 1991
Cover Up
  • Lou Jackson
-- 1990
El Diablo
  • Van Leek
-- 1990
Zora is My Name!
  • Actor
-- 1990
Sudie and Simpson
  • Actor
-- 1990
The Josephine Baker Story
  • Sidney Williams
-- 1990
Straight Up
  • Actor
-- 1989
A Raisin in the Sun
  • Actor
-- 1989
24% The Punisher
  • Jake Berkowitz
-- 1989
Roots: The Gift
  • Fiddler
-- 1988
Iron Eagle II
  • Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
-- 1988
50% The Principal
  • Jake
-- 1987
A Gathering of Old Men (Murder on the Bayou)
  • Mathu
-- 1987
The Father Clements Story
  • Father Clements
-- 1987
0% Firewalker
  • Leo Porter
-- 1986
Iron Eagle
  • Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
-- 1986
59% Enemy Mine
  • Drac
-- 1985
Finders Keepers
  • Century
-- 1984
The Guardian
  • John Mack
-- 1984
Sadat
  • Actor
-- 1983
11% Jaws 3
  • Calvin
-- 1983
81% An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Sgt. Emil Foley
-- 1982
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
  • Leroy `Satchel' Paige
-- 1981
Backstairs at the White House
  • Actor
-- 1979
Lazarus Syndrome
  • Actor
-- 1979
Roots: One Year Later
  • Actor
-- 1978
He Who Walks Alone
  • Actor
-- 1978
60% The Choirboys
  • Calvin Motts
-- 1977
Little Ladies of the Night
  • Actor
-- 1977
36% The Deep
  • Henri Cloche
-- 1977
J.D.'s Revenge
  • Rev. Bliss
-- 1976
The River Niger
  • Dr. Dudley Stanton
-- 1976
The White Dawn
  • Portagee
-- 1974
It's Good to Be Alive
  • Sam Brockington
-- 1974
80% The Laughing Policeman
  • James Larrimore
-- 1973
Skin Game
  • Jason
-- 1971
Bushbaby
  • Tembo
-- 1970
92% The Landlord
  • Copee
-- 1970
Leo the Last
  • Actor
-- 1970
WUSA
  • Actor
-- 1970
100% A Raisin in the Sun
  • George Murchison
-- 1961
17% The Skin Game
  • Jason O'Rourke
-- 1931

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% Madam Secretary
2014
  • Father Laurent Vasseur
2014
83% Extant
2014
  • Quinn
2014
88% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
  • Oscar Boneau
2013
100% Psych
2006-2014
  • Lloyd
2012

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Quotes from Louis Gossett Jr's Characters

    • Sgt. Emil Foley:
      There's not gonna be any liberty for you, boys, because you'll be going home by then.
    From An Officer and a Gentleman. Submitted by Alyssa B (5 months ago)

    • Sgt. Emil Foley:
      In every class, there's always one joker who thinks that he's smarter than me. In this class, that happens to be you. Isn't it, Mayonnaise?
    From An Officer and a Gentleman. Submitted by Alyssa B (5 months ago)