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Louis Gossett Jr. is a Actor and Executive producer American born on 27 may 1936 at New York City (USA)

Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.
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Birth name Louis Cameron Gossett, Junior
Nationality USA
Birth 27 may 1936 (83 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Award

Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) 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 numerous film productions including A Raisin In The Sun, Skin Game, Travels with My Aunt, The Laughing Policeman, The Deep, Jaws 3-D, Wolfgang Petersen's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher, in an acting career that spans over five decades.

Biography

Gossett has been married three times and fathered one son and adopted one son. His first marriage was to Hattie Glascoe; it was annulled. His second, to Christina Mangosing, took place on August 21, 1973. Their son Satie was born in 1974. Gossett and Mangosing divorced in 1975. His third marriage, to Star Search champion Cyndi James-Reese, took place on December 25, 1987. They adopted a son, Sharron (born 1977). Gossett and James-Reese divorced in 1992.

Louis is the uncle of actor Robert Gossett who stars on TNT's The Closer.

According to a DNA analysis, he descended, chiefly, from people of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

On February 9, 2010, Gossett announced that he is suffering from prostate cancer. He added the disease was caught in its early stages, and expects to make a full recovery.

Best films

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
(Actor)
Jaws 3-D (1983)
(Actor)
The Principal (1987)
(Actor)
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Louis Gossett Jr. (70 films)

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Pride of Lions, 1h41
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Margot Kidder, Seymour Cassel, Bo Svenson, Cedric Smith, Tom Jackson
Roles Lou Jones
Rating41% 2.095752.095752.095752.095752.09575
Five young American soldiers are held hostage in Afghanistan by a Taliban warlord. When the US Army is slow to act, a grandmother and four grandfathers with military backgrounds fly to Afghanistan to rescue them.
A Fighting Man, 1h28
Directed by Damian Lee
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Dominic Purcell, James Caan, Adam Beach, Louis Gossett Jr., Kim Coates, Famke Janssen
Roles Cubby
Rating55% 2.755822.755822.755822.755822.75582
L'histoire de deux hommes qui se rencontrent en tête à tête dans le ring pour un combat qui va changer leur vie. Un homme se bat pour la rédemption et le pardon, tandis que les autres combats pour l'espoir et le changement. En fin de compte, gagnent ou perdent, ils se rendent compte qu'ils ont besoin de l'autre pour le faire à travers.
Dog Jack
Dog Jack (2011)

Directed by Edward T. McDougal
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Louis Gossett Jr.
Roles Grown up Jed
Rating64% 3.2373453.2373453.2373453.2373453.237345
The Grace Card
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Louis Gossett Jr.
Roles George Wright
Rating63% 3.1996953.1996953.1996953.1996953.199695
When Mac McDonald (Michael Joiner) loses his son in an accident, the ensuing 17 years of bitterness and pain erodes his love for his family and leaves him angry with almost everyone, including God. Mac's rage damages his career in the police department, and his household is as frightening as anything he encounters on the streets of Memphis. Money is tight, arguments with his wife are common, and his surviving son Blake is hanging with the wrong crowd and in danger of failing school.
A Fonder Heart, 1h55
Directed by Jim Fitzpatrick
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Daryl Hannah, Stockard Channing, Janine Turner, James Brolin, Louis Gossett Jr., Audrey Landers
Roles Glen

A Fonder Heart is based on a true story about Joey Boone, 15-year-old boy, and Craig Thomas, 59-year-old self-made multimillionaire developer. Joey and Craig became hospital roommates in 1974. Joey believes that he is simply being looked at for a minimal knee surgery due to a basketball injury, while Craig fears the worst...that life and old age have finally caught-up with him, and that he is dying. The two eventually develop empathy for each other's personal problems and issues, as well as life's similar hardships. However it is revealed that it is Joey is the one who is terminally ill and having made a father-son relationship Craig stays out the rest of Joey's days with him.
Why Did I Get Married Too?, 2h1
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry, Tasha Smith, Jill Scott, Louis Gossett Jr., Malik Yoba
Roles Porter
Rating46% 2.305332.305332.305332.305332.30533
The four couples prepare for their next marriage retreat in the Bahamas. Sheila and her new husband, Troy, are the first to arrive, followed (in order) by Patricia and Gavin, Terry and Dianne, and Angela and Marcus. The men and the women separate to talk about the good and bad about their marriages. In a surprising twist, Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, arrives, and Angela immediately starts a fight until he leaves the women alone to go see the guys.
The Perfect Game, 1h58
Directed by William Dear
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Clifton Collins, Jr., Moisés Arias, Cheech Marin, Jake Toranzo Austin, Ryan Ochoa, Jansen Panettiere
Roles Cool Papa Bell
Rating69% 3.493913.493913.493913.493913.49391
César Faz (Clifton Collins, Jr.), moves to Monterrey, Mexico after he is let go by the St. Louis Cardinals from his job as a clubhouse attendant. There he meets local children being led by Padre Esteban (Cheech Marin), enjoying baseball; he takes pitcher Ángel Macías (Jake T. Austin), under his wing and brags about his own pitching skills and how he used to coach the Cardinals. Ángel convinces César to help recruit and coach Monterrey's first-ever Little League team. With César's skills and Padre Esteban's support, the boys hone themselves into a competitive team worthy of international competition. At the final game of the World Series of Little League, Monterrey defeated the team of West La Mesa, California 4-0. Enrique Suárez (Jansen Panettiere), hit a grand slam home run, and Ángel Macías pitched a perfect game, a feat that has not since been repeated in Little League World Series history.
The Least Among You, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett Jr., William Devane, Cory Hardrict, Siena Goines, Carter MacIntyre
Roles Samuel Benton
Rating49% 2.460452.460452.460452.460452.46045
In the opening minutes of the film, Richard Kelly (played by Cedric Sanders), is behind bars, having been arrested during the infamous Watts Riots for allegedly assaulting a police officer. Though he maintains that he is innocent, Kelly is convicted. At his sentencing he is presented with a choice between serving jail time and serving probation for one year as a student at an all-white Christian theological seminary.
Delgo
Delgo (2008)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sally Kellerman, Anne Bancroft, Chris Kattan, Louis Gossett Jr.
Roles King Zahn (voice)
Rating43% 2.160182.160182.160182.160182.16018
After having left their own world due to a loss of natural resources, the winged humanoid Nohrin settle on Jhamora with the permission of the ground-dwelling Lokni. But some of the Nohrin, led by would-be conqueror Sedessa, believe in the superiority of their own race and try to take land away from the Lokni. The parents of Delgo, a Lokni, are killed in the resulting conflict. Nohrin King Zahn is horrified by the war and admonishes Sedessa, who then poisons the Queen and almost kills Zahn as well. She is subsequently banished, and her wings are clipped off. Delgo, meanwhile, is raised by Elder Marley, who tries to teach him how to use the power of magical stones. Once Delgo grows up, however, he gives in to his desire for revenge against the Nohrin as a whole. But then he meets Princess Kyla of the Nohrin and develops a tentative friendship with her. When she is kidnapped by Nohrin General Raius, who is actually working for Sedessa, Delgo and his friend Filo are blamed and arrested. In the Nohrin prison, Delgo meets Nohrin General Bogardus, who was forced to illegally gamble with his weapons by Raius, because Bogardus opposed an all out war with the Lokni. Delgo, Filo, and Bogardus escape into some underground caverns and eventually reach Sedessa's stronghold and rescue Kyla. Together they hurry back to try to stop the war from taking place. They are too late, for the war has already begun. Bogardus meanwhile fights and defeats Raius, but is soon after mortally injured.
Daddy's Little Girls, 1h35
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr., Tracee Ellis Ross, China Anne McClain, Terri J. Vaughn
Roles Willie
Rating57% 2.8533852.8533852.8533852.8533852.853385
Monty James (Idris Elba) is a respected and hard-working mechanic who has three daughters: China (China Anne McClain), Lauryn (Lauryn Alisa McClain), and Sierra (Sierra Aylina McClain). He has dreams of owning his own shop someday. Monty's children have been cared for by their maternal grandmother for many years. However, he realizes she is dying from lung cancer and she dies within a few weeks. His ex-wife, Jennifer (Tasha Smith), disrupts the tranquility of the service and demands that her daughters live with her. Jennifer later tells Monty that she is suing for custody. Strapped for cash and hoping to make his dream reality, Monty accepts help from Maya (Malinda Williams), an employment agency worker. Maya recommends Monty as a driver for Julia Rossmore (Gabrielle Union), an attorney in Atlanta.
Solar Attack, 1h31
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Disaster films
Actors Marc Dacascos, Joanne Kelly, Kevin Jubinville, Louis Gossett Jr., Stephen McHattie, Sugith Varughese
Roles President Ryan Gordon
Rating41% 2.0678952.0678952.0678952.0678952.067895
While a solar probe operated by the fictional Solar and Near Earth Laboratory (SNEL) is obtaining data, a large CME or solar flare destroys the probe. A manned spaceplane, Galileo, is caught in the CME and destroyed; the tragedy is blamed on bad Russian equipment. CMEs knock satellites out of orbit, turning them into deadly meteors, and a CME hits New Zealand, destroying it and turning it into a huge mass of molten rock.
Left Behind III: World at War, 1h40
Directed by Craig R. Baxley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Louis Gossett Jr., Kirk Cameron, Gordon Currie, Brad Johnson, Jessica Steen, Chelsea Noble
Roles President Geral Fitzhugh
Rating46% 2.3005152.3005152.3005152.3005152.300515
Set 18 months after the events of the second film, an attack takes place. United States President Gerald Fitzhugh videotapes his confession. Afterwards, he looks out the window as a shadowy figure arrives in the background.