Louis Gossett Jr. Biography

Birthday: 1936-05-27
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Wiki Biography: Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 on Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He made his professional acting debut at the age of 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet he decided to continue his acting career with a role in the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun". Gossett stepped into the world in cinema in the Sidney Poitier version of A Raisin in the Sun (1961). His role as the tough drill sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) showcased his talent and won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was the first African-American male to win an Oscar in a supporting role, the second to win for acting, and the third to win overall. He also starred as United States Air Force pilot Colonel Charles "Chappy" Sinclair in the action film Iron Eagle (1986) and its sequels.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 1961 Drama
The Young Rebels Isak Poole 1970 - 1971
Roots Fiddler 1977 Drama
The Lazarus Syndrome Dr. MacArthur St. Clair 1978 Drama
The Powers of Matthew Star 1982 Adventure
Finders Keepers 1984 Comedy
Gideon Oliver 1989 - 1989 Adventure
The Highwayman 2000 Comedy
Call the Midwife Isom Pickett 2019 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Raisin in the Sun George Murchison 1961 0
Companions in Nightmare 1968 Drama, Mystery
The Landlord 1970 Comedy, Drama
Leo The Last 1970 Drama, Comedy
Skin Game 1971 0, 0
Travels with My Aunt 1972
The Laughing Policeman 1974 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Roots Fiddler 1977 Drama, History
Backstairs at the White House 1979 Drama, History
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Drama, Romance
Enemy Mine Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan 1985 Action, Adventure, Drama
Iron Eagle Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1986 Game Show, Romance
Firewalker 1986 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Principal 1987 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Iron Eagle II Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1988 0, 0
The Punisher Jake Berkowitz 1989 Action, Crime, Drama
Toy Soldiers 1991 0, Game Show
Cover-Up Lou Jackson 1991 Action, Thriller
Aces: Iron Eagle III Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1992 Action, Drama
Diggstown 1992 Drama, Sport
A Good Man in Africa 1994 Comedy
Flashfire Ben Durand 1994 Action, Crime
Monolith Capt. MacCandless 1995 Action
Curse of the Starving Class Ellis 1995 Drama
Iron Eagle IV Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair 1996 Action, Drama
Legend of the Mummy Corbeck 1998 Thriller, Horror
The Highwayman Phil Bishop 2000 0
Y2K Morgan 2000 Action, Thriller
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway 2002 Drama, Family
Lackawanna Blues 2005 Drama, Music
Left Behind: World at War 2005 Action, Drama, Fantasy
All In Caps 2006 Comedy, Drama
Stories USA Doc 2007 Comedy, Drama
The Least Among You Samuel Benton 2009 Biography, Drama
Shannon's Rainbow Max 2009 Family
Why Did I Get Married Too? Porter 2010 Biography, 0
Dog Jack Grown up Jed 2011
Smitty Mr. Smith 2012 0
Cottonwood PV 2013 Crime, Drama
Boiling Pot Detective Haven 2013 Drama, History
Buttermilk Sky Judge Stanton 2013 Drama, Family
Last of the Showmen Himself 2013 Musical
Robeson W.E.B. Dubois 2014 Biography, History
One More River to Cross Jesse Harris 2014 Drama
Pride of Lions Lou Jones 2014 Drama
Run Like the Devil Poppa 2014 Comedy
The Olive Branch Fred Thomas 2014 Drama
Redemption Buddy 2014 Action, Romance
Momentum 2015 0
Finders Keepers 2015
Artisans Maurice 2015 Comedy
Don't Call Me Sir! Joe 2016 Drama
Operation Insanity Mother 2016 Action, Comedy, Family