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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 movie A Raisin in the Sun 1961-05-28
Latest Project:
Movie King of the Dancehall 2017-08-02
Known For
Movie Undercover Grandpa Mother 2017-07-07
Movie King of the Dancehall The Bishop 2017-08-02
Movie The Spoils Before Dying 2015-07-10
Movie A Fighting Man Cubby 2014-04-24
Movie Miracle at Gate 213 Roy Peddington 2013-12-10
Movie The Perfect Game Cool Papa Bell 2010-04-01
Movie Delgo King Zahn 2008-12-12
Movie All in Caps 2006-03-14
Series Black in the 80s 2005-02-01
Movie Lackawanna Blues Ol'lem Taylor 2005-02-12
Movie Momentum Raymond Addison 2003-03-26
Movie Inside Questioner 1996-08-25
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Movie Curse of the Starving Class Ellis 1994-09-13
Movie Return to Lonesome Dove Newt Dobbs 1993-11-14
Series Return to Lonesome Dove Isom Pickett 1993-11-14
Movie Diggstown 'Honey' Roy Palmer 1992-08-14
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 Edward Parker 1991-04-24
Movie El Diablo Van Leek 1990-07-22
Series Gideon Oliver 1989-02-20
Movie Goodbye, Miss 4th of July Big John Creed 1988-12-03
Movie Iron Eagle Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1986-01-17
Movie Finders Keepers Century 1984-05-18
Movie The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1978-01-01
Movie The Choirboys Calvin Motts 1977-12-23
Movie The River Niger Dr. Dudley Stanton 1976-04-14
Movie J.D.'s Revenge Rev. Elija Bliss 1976-08-25
Movie It's Good to Be Alive Sam Brockington 1974-02-22
Movie Companions in Nightmare Lt. Adam McKay 1968-11-23
Movie A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 1961-05-28