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Louis Gossett Jr

Photos Louis Gossett Jr Birth name: Louis Gossett Jr
Birth date: 1936/05/27 (84 years old)
Birth place : Brooklyn New-york
Height: 1.93 m

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Biography for Louis Gossett Jr

Gossett made his professional acting debut at the age of 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to NYU on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the NY Knicks, yet he decided to continue his acting career with a role in the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun".

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Filmography

Title Role
The Real Catch (2006) (announced) Police Chief
Corners (2007) (pre-production) Pastor Sundry
Daddy's Little Girl (2007/I) (filming)
Delgo (2006) (post-production) (voice) Zahn
All In (2006) (completed) Caps
Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006) (VG) (voice) Vortigaunt
Stargate SG-1
Left Behind III: World at War (2005) (as Lou Gossett Jr.) President Gerald Fitzhugh
Window (2005) Ralph Stanley
Lackawanna Blues (2005) (TV) Ol'lem Taylor
Solar Strike (2005) (TV) President of the US
Half & Half
Half-Life 2 (2004) (VG) (voice) Vortigaunt
Momentum (2003) (TV) Raymond Addison
Jasper, Texas (2003) (TV) R.C. Horn
The Dead Zone
Resurrection Blvd.
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway (2002) (TV) Dr. Barnes
Deceived (2002) (V) Col. David Garrett
For Love of Olivia (2001) (TV) Daniel Stewart
The Highwayman (2000) Phil Bishop
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (2000) (TV) Lou Hastings
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000) (TV) Inspector Frank Hughes
Dr. Lucille (2000) (TV) David Mulera
Y2K (1999) Morgan
Strange Justice (1999) (TV) Vernon Jordan
Love Songs (1999) (TV) Reuben (segment A Love Song for Dad)
The Inspectors (1998) (TV) Inspector Frank Hughes
Ellen - G.I. Ellen (1997) TV Episode Sgt. Timko
Early Edition - The Medal (1997) TV Episode Jim Matthews
In His Father's Shoes (1997) (TV) Frank Crosby/Richard
To Dance with Olivia (1997) (TV) Daniel Stewart
Touched by an Angel
Legend of the Mummy (1997) Corbeck
The Wall That Heals (1997) Narrator
Inside (1996) (TV) Questioner
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996) (TV) Bob Kersee
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996) (TV) James Mink
Managua (1996) Paul
Iron Eagle IV (1995) Chappy Sinclair
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder (1995) (TV) Ray Alexander
Zooman (1995) (TV) Rueben Tate
A Father for Charlie (1995) (TV) Walter Osgood
Curse of the Starving Class (1994) Ellis
A Good Man in Africa (1994) Prof. Sam Adekunle
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice (1994) (TV) Ray Alexander
Picket Fences - Terms of Estrangement (1994) TV Episode Rick Jennings
Blue Chips (1994) (uncredited) Father Dawkins
Monolith (1993) Capt. MacCandless
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) (mini) TV Series Isom Pickett
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993) (TV)
Flashfire (1993) Ben Durand
Story of a People (1993) (mini) TV Series Host
Diggstown (1992) 'Honey' Roy Palmer
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) Chappy
Keeper of the City (1991) (TV) Detective James Dela
Carolina Skeletons (1991) (TV) James Bragg
Toy Soldiers (1991) Dean Parker
The Josephine Baker Story (1991) (TV) Sidney Williams
Cover Up (1991) Lou Jackson
Sudie and Simpson (1990) (TV) Simpson
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) TV Series (voice) Commander Clash
El Diablo (1990) (TV) Van Leek
The Punisher (1989) Jake Berkowitz
Gideon Oliver Gideon Oliver
The Last Plane from Coramaya (1989) (V) Gideon Olivier
Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV) Fiddler
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July (1988) (TV) Big John Creed
Iron Eagle II (1988) Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Sam Found Out: A Triple Play (1988) (TV)
The Father Clements Story (1987) (TV) Father Clements
The Principal (1987) Jake Phillips
A Gathering of Old Men (1987) (TV) Mathu
Firewalker (1986) Leo Porter
Iron Eagle (1986) Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Enemy Mine (1985) Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
The Guardian (1984) (TV) John Mack
Finders Keepers (1984) Century
Sadat (1983) (TV) Anwar al-Sadat
Jaws 3-D (1983) Calvin Bouchard
Saturday Night Live
The Powers of Matthew Star Walt Shephard - Jackal (1982) TV Episode
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley
Benny's Place (1982) (TV) Benny Moore
American Playhouse - Zora Is My Name! (????) TV Episode
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981) (TV) Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
It Rained All Night the Day I Left (1980) Leo Garcia
Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1980) TV Series
The Lazarus Syndrome (1979) TV Series Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
Lawman Without a Gun (1979) (TV) Tom Hayward
Backstairs at the White House (1979) (mini) TV Series Levi Mercer
The Critical List (1978) (TV) Lem Harper
To Kill a Cop (1978) (TV) (uncredited) Everett Walker
The Lazarus Syndrome (1978) (TV) Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots (1978) (TV)
The Choirboys (1977) Calvin Motts
Freeman (1977) (TV) Rex
Visions - Freeman (1977) TV Episode Rex
The Deep (1977) (as Louis Gossett) Henri Cloche
The Rockford Files
Roots (1977) (mini) TV Series Fiddler
Little Ladies of the Night (1977) (TV) Russ Garfield
J.D.'s Revenge (1976) (as Lou Gossett) Reverend Elija Bliss
The River Niger (1976) (as Lou Gossett) Dr. Dudley Stanton
Little House on the Prairie
Police Story
The Six Million Dollar Man - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty (1975) TV Episode O'Flaherty
The Jeffersons - George's Best Friend (1975) TV Episode Wendell Brown
Good Times
Harry O - Shades (1975) TV Episode (as Lou Gossett) Cleon Jackson
Caribe - The Assassin (1975) TV Episode (as Lou Gossett) David Wallace
Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (1975) (TV) Otis James
Black Bart (1975) (TV) (as Lou Gossett) Black Bart
Petrocelli
Lucas Tanner - Bonus Baby (1975) TV Episode Bobby Koball
McCloud - Shivaree on Delancy Street (1974) TV Episode (as Lou Gossett) Dewey Justin
The White Dawn (1974) (as Lou Gossett) Portagee
Sidekicks (1974) (TV) Jason O'Rourke
It's Good to Be Alive (1974) (TV) Sam Brockington
The Laughing Policeman (1973) (as Lou Gossett) Insp. James Larrimore SFPD
The Fuzz Brothers (1973) (as Lou Gossett) Francis Fuzz
Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law - An Often and Familiar Ghost (1973) TV Episode
Travels with My Aunt (1972) (as Lou Gossett) Wordsworth
Love, American Style - Love and the Christmas Punch/Love and the Mystic/Love and the Tycoon (1972) TV Episode (segment Love and the Mystic)
The Mod Squad
The Rookies - Covenant with Death (1972) TV Episode (as Lou Gossett) Toby Jones
The Living End (1972) (TV) (as Lou Gossett) Doug Newman
Insight - The Man from Inner Space (1972) TV Episode
Cade's County - The Alien Land (1971) TV Episode
Alias Smith and Jones - The Bounty Hunter (1971) TV Episode Joe Sims
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
Skin Game (1971) (as Lou Gossett) Jason O'Rourke
Longstreet - The Way of the Intercepting Fist (1971) TV Episode Sergeant Cory
Bonanza
The Partridge Family - Soul Club (1971) TV Episode (as Lou Gossett) Sam
Big Fish, Little Fish (1971) (TV)
The Young Rebels (1970) TV Series Isak Poole
The Landlord (1970) (as Lou Gossett) Copee
Leo the Last (1970) (as Lew Gossett) Roscoe
The Bill Cosby Show - The Return of Big Bad Bubba Bronson (1970) TV Episode Hurricane Smith
The Bushbaby (1969) Tembo
Companions in Nightmare (1968) (TV) Lt. Adam McKay
The Invaders - The Vise (1968) TV Episode (as Louis Gossett) Ollie
Cowboy in Africa
The Nurses
A Raisin in the Sun (1961) (as Louis Gossett) George Murchison

Trivia

Conceived and co-wrote the well known song "Handsome Johnny" with Richie Havens. As the opening act for the original Woodstock, Havens performed "Handsome Johnny", as the 8th song in that historic first set. According to Havens, "...(Gossett) had gotten it up to the 'Dunkirk war'...I brought it up to date..." (From liner notes in The Best of Richie Havens CD, 1993)

Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1990

Along with Stacy Keach, he was one of two actors considered for the role of the SGC's new commanding officer, General Hank Landry, on "Stargate SG-1" (1997). The role instead went to Beau Bridges however Gossett was cast as a Jaffa leader named Gerak.

Family

Spouse : Cyndi James Gossett (25 December 1987 - 1992) (divorced), Christina Mangosing (? - 1975) (divorced) 1 son

He and his ex-wife, Cyndi James Gossett, have an adopted son.

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