Louis Gossett, Jr.

27 May 1936


Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and Fiddler in the 1970's television miniseries Roots. Gossett has also starred in numerous film productions such as The Deep, Jaws 3-D (as SeaWorld manager Calvin Bouchard), Wolfgang Peterson's Enemy Mine, the Iron Eagle series, Toy Soldiers and The Punisher. He has won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Award's in an acting career that spans over five decades.


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Filmography (28 titles)

(movie, 2019)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pendle)
(movie, 2018)
···Breaking Brooklyn
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Miles Bryant)
(movie, 2017)
···Undercover Grandpa
Genre: Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mother)
(movie, 2015)
···Boiling Pot
Genre: History, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Detective Haven)
(movie, 2015)
···The Spoils Before Dying
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Pride of Lions
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lou Jones)
(movie, 2013)
···Miracle at Gate 213
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Roy Peddington)
(movie, 2011)
···The Grace Card
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as George Wright)
(movie, 2010)
···The Perfect Game
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Cool Papa Bell)
(movie, 2010)
···Why Did I Get Married Too?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Porter)
(movie, 2007)
···Daddy's Little Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Willie)
(movie, 2006)
···All in
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Caps)
(movie, 2005)
···Left Behind: World at War
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as President Geral Fitzhugh)
(movie, 1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Morgan)
(movie, 1995)
···Iron Eagle IV
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair)
(movie, 1994)
···Blue Chips
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Father Dawkins)
(movie, 1993)
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Capt. MacCandless)
(movie, 1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as 'Honey' Roy Palmer)
(movie, 1991)
···Toy Soldiers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dean Edward Parker)
(movie, 1989)
···The Punisher
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jake Berkowitz)
(movie, 1988)
···Iron Eagle II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair)
(movie, 1987)
···The Principal
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Jake Phillips)
(movie, 1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Leo Porter)
(movie, 1986)
···Iron Eagle
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair)
(movie, 1985)
···Enemy Mine
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan)
(movie, 1983)
···Jaws 3-D
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Role: Actor (as Calvin Bouchard)
(movie, 1982)
···An Officer and a Gentleman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Emil Foley)
(movie, 1977)
···The Deep
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Henri Cloche)