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How rich is Louis Cameron Gossett Jr?

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr net worth:
$1.5 Million

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr information

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr information

Birth date: May 27, 1936
Birth place: Sheepshead Bay, New York City, New York, United States
Height:1.93 m
Profession:Actor
Education:Abraham Lincoln High School, New York University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Cyndi James Gossett (m. 1987–1992), Christina Mangosing (m. 1973–1975), Hattie Glascoe (m. 1967–1968)
Children:Satie Gossett, Sharron Gossett
Parents:Louis Gossett, Sr., Hellen Rebecca Wray

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Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on 27 May 1936, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Sierra Leonean and Liberian ancestry. Lou is an actor, perhaps still best known for being a part of the 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman” which won him an Academy Award, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Lou Gossett Jr.? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1.5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He also won an Emmy Award for his work in the miniseries “Roots”, and other projects he’s done include “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Toy Soldiers”, and “The Punisher”. All of these achievements have helped ensure the position of his wealth.

Lou Gossett Jr Net Worth $1.5 million

Gossett attended Abraham Lincoln High School and had his first acting opportunity there, becoming part of a school production entitled “You Can’t Take it with You”, after which, and partly because of a sports injury, he decided to fully pursue acting. After matriculating in 1954, he attended New York University, declining a sports scholarship to focus on acting. Eventually he would have a successful audition for Broadway’s “Take a Giant Step”.

In 1959, he was cast in the production of “A Raisin in the Sun” which led to a film adaptation. This started his film career and he would later appear in “The Blacks” which became the longest running off-Broadway play of the decade. In 1965, he would be cast in the musical “Zulu and the Sazya”, but the following year he branched out and wrote the song “Handsome Johnny”, which Richie Havens would eventually record. His net worth was well established.

In 1977, Lou became a part of the miniseries “Roots”, which started to boost his popularity and further his net worth. The role won him an Emmy Award and he was then given the title role in the miniseries “Sadat”. He continued his career by being part of the series “The Powers of Matthew Star”, and in the film “An Officer and a Gentleman”, which would win him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the first African American to do so. Thanks to the success of the film, his net worth would continue to increase with more opportunities being given to him.

Gossett also does a lot of voice acting work, being part of the video game “Half-Life 2” as Vortigaunts, and also voiced Lucius Fox in “The Batman” animated show.

In 2005, Lou starred in “Left Behind: World at War” and four years later would use his voice talents in “The Word of Promise” production. One of his latest works is the drama “Boiling Pot” which proved to be controversial as it tackled racism in college campuses across the country during the 2008 presidential election.

For his personal life, it is known that Gossett has been married three times, firstly to Hattie Glascoe 1967 but it was annulled a year later. His second marriage was to Christina Mangosing in 1973 and they had a son but then divorced in 1975 His third marriage was to Cyndi James-Reese in 1987 – they adopted a son, but would divorce in 1992. In 2010, Lou announced that he was battling through prostate cancer, and had managed to catch the disease early; he was able to make a full recovery.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half-Life 2: Episode One 2006 Video Game Vortigaunt (voice, as Lou Gossett jr.)
Solar Attack 2006 TV Movie President Ryan Gordon
All In 2006 Caps
Stargate SG-1 2005-2006 TV Series Gerak
Left Behind III: World at War 2005 President Gerald Fitzhugh (as Lou Gossett Jr.)
Window 2005/I Short Ralph Stanley
Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie Ol'lem Taylor
Half & Half 2004 TV Series Ray Willis
Half-Life 2 2004 Video Game Vortigaunt (voice)
Momentum 2003 TV Movie Raymond Addison
Jasper, Texas 2003 TV Movie R.C. Horn
The Dead Zone 2003 TV Series Pastor David Lewis
Resurrection Blvd. 2002 TV Series Ezekiel 'Zeke' Grant
What About Your Friends: Weekend Getaway 2002 TV Movie Dr. Barnes
Deceived 2002 Video Col. David Garrett
For Love of Olivia 2001 TV Movie Daniel Stewart
Dr Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story 2001 TV Movie David Mulera
The Highwayman 2000 Phil Bishop
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story 2000 TV Movie Lou Hastings
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence 2000 TV Movie Frank
Strange Justice 1999 TV Movie Vernon Jordan
Y2K 1999 Morgan
Love Songs 1999 TV Movie Reuben (segment "Love Song for Dad, A")
Hercules 1998 TV Series Chiron
The Inspectors 1998 TV Movie Inspector Frank Hughes
Legend of the Mummy 1998 Corbeck
Ellen 1997 TV Series Sgt. Timko
Early Edition 1997 TV Series Jim Matthews
Managua 1997 Paul
In His Father's Shoes 1997 TV Movie Frank Crosby / Richard
To Dance with Olivia 1997 TV Movie Daniel Stewart
Promised Land 1997 TV Series Anderson Walker
Touched by an Angel 1997 TV Series Anderson Walker
Inside 1996 TV Movie Questioner
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story 1996 TV Movie Bob Kersee
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story 1996 TV Movie James Mink
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century 1996 TV Mini-Series W.E.B. Du Bois
Iron Eagle IV 1995 Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder 1995 TV Movie Ray Alexander
Zooman 1995 TV Movie Rueben Tate
A Father for Charlie 1995 TV Movie Walter Osgood
Flashfire 1994 Ben Durand
Curse of the Starving Class 1994 Ellis
A Good Man in Africa 1994 Prof. Sam Adekunle
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice 1994 TV Movie Ray Alexander
Picket Fences 1994 TV Series Rick Jennings
Blue Chips 1994 Father Dawkins (uncredited)
Return to Lonesome Dove 1993 TV Mini-Series Isom Pickett
Monolith 1993 Capt. MacCandless
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993 TV Movie
American Experience 1992 TV Series documentary Narrator
Diggstown 1992 'Honey' Roy Palmer
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1991-1992 TV Series Cmdr. Clash
Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Keeper of the City 1991 TV Movie Detective James Dela
Carolina Skeletons 1991 TV Movie James Bragg
Toy Soldiers 1991 Dean Parker
The Josephine Baker Story 1991 TV Movie Sidney Williams
Cover-Up 1991 Lou Jackson
Sudie and Simpson 1990 TV Movie Simpson
El Diablo 1990 TV Movie Van Leek
American Playhouse 1990 TV Series
The Punisher 1989 Jake Berkowitz
Gideon Oliver 1989 TV Series Gideon Oliver
The Last Plane from Coramaya 1989 Video Gideon Olivier
Roots: The Gift 1988 TV Movie Fiddler Reynolds
Goodbye, Miss 4th of July 1988 TV Movie Big John Creed
Iron Eagle II 1988 Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Sam Found Out: A Triple Play 1988 TV Movie Sam
Straight Up 1988 TV Series Cosmo
The Father Clements Story 1987 TV Movie Father Clements
The Principal 1987 Jake Phillips
A Gathering of Old Men 1987 TV Movie Mathu
Firewalker 1986 Leo Porter
Iron Eagle 1986 Col. Charles 'Chappy' Sinclair
Enemy Mine 1985 Jeriba 'Jerry' Shigan
The Guardian 1984 TV Movie John Mack
Finders Keepers 1984 Century
Jaws 3-D 1983 Calvin Bouchard
The Powers of Matthew Star 1982-1983 TV Series Walt Shepherd
Sadat 1983 TV Series Anwar al-Sadat
Saturday Night Live 1982 TV Series Host / Various
An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Sgt. Emil Foley
Benny's Place 1982 TV Movie Benny Moore
Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige 1981 TV Movie Leroy 'Satchel' Paige
Palmerstown, U.S.A. 1981 TV Series Bessie's father
It Rained All Night the Day I Left 1980 Leo Garcia
The Lazarus Syndrome 1979 TV Series Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
Backstairs at the White House 1979 TV Mini-Series Houseman Levi Mercer
The Lazarus Syndrome 1978 TV Movie Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
Lawman Without a Gun 1978 TV Movie Tom Hayward
The Critical List 1978 TV Movie Lem Harper
To Kill a Cop 1978 TV Movie Everett Walker
The Choirboys 1977 Calvin Motts
Freeman 1977 TV Movie Rex (as Lou Gossett)
Visions 1977 TV Series Rex
The Deep 1977 Henri Cloche (as Louis Gossett)
Little Ladies of the Night 1977 TV Movie Russ Garfield
Roots 1977 TV Mini-Series Fiddler
J.D.'s Revenge 1976 Rev. Elija Bliss (as Lou Gossett)
The River Niger 1976 Dr. Dudley Stanton (as Lou Gossett)
Little House on the Prairie 1976 TV Series Henry Hill
Police Story 1975-1976 TV Series Det. Virgil Barnes / Freddie
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series O'Flaherty
The Jeffersons 1975 TV Series Wendell Brown
Good Times 1974-1975 TV Series Uncle Wilbert / Donald Knight
Harry O 1975 TV Series Cleon Jackson
Caribe 1975 TV Series David Wallace
Insight 1975 TV Series Spaceman
Delancey Street: The Crisis Within 1975 TV Movie Otis James
Black Bart 1975 TV Movie Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
Petrocelli 1974-1975 TV Series District Attorney Kurt Olson / Kurt Olson, DA
Lucas Tanner 1975 TV Series Bobby Koball
McCloud 1974 TV Series Dewey Justin
The White Dawn 1974 Portagee (as Lou Gossett)
Sidekicks 1974 TV Movie Jason O'Rourke
It's Good to Be Alive 1974 TV Movie Sam Brockington (as Lou Gossett)
The Laughing Policeman 1973 Larrimore (as Lou Gossett)
The Fuzz Brothers 1973 TV Movie Francis Fuzz (as Lou Gossett)
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law 1973 TV Series Lt. Carl Fellows
Travels with My Aunt 1972 Wordsworth (as Lou Gossett)
Love, American Style 1972 TV Series Freddy (segment "Love and the Mystic")
Mod Squad 1968-1972 TV Series Charley Jameson / Lloyd / Smitty
The Rookies 1972 TV Series Toby Jones
The Living End 1972 TV Movie Doug Newman (as Lou Gossett)
Alias Smith and Jones 1971 TV Series Joe Sims
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors 1971 TV Series Dr. Karnes
Skin Game 1971 Jason (as Lou Gossett)
Longstreet 1971 TV Series Sergeant Cory
Bonanza 1971 TV Series Buck Walter
The Partridge Family 1971 TV Series Sam Simon
Big Fish, Little Fish 1971 TV Movie Jimmie Luton
The Young Rebels 1970-1971 TV Series Isak Poole
The Landlord 1970 Copee (as Lou Gossett)
The Bill Cosby Show 1970 TV Series Hurricane Smith
The Bushbaby 1969 Tembo (as Lou Gossett)
Companions in Nightmare 1968 TV Movie Lt. Adam McKay
Daktari 1968 TV Series Mkono
The Invaders 1968 TV Series Ollie
Cowboy in Africa 1967-1968 TV Series Joseph Hemera / Fulah
East Side/West Side 1964 TV Series Martin Powers
The Doctors and the Nurses 1962 TV Series William Taylor
A Raisin in the Sun 1961 George Murchison (as Louis Gossett)
The Big Story 1957-1958 TV Series Jamie Goodwin / Mac
The Portrait's Secret 2018 pre-production Reverend LeJuene
Don't Call Me Sir! 2017 pre-production Joe
Breaking Brooklyn 2016 post-production Miles Bryant
Double Play 2016 post-production Coco
The Reason 2016/II post-production Pastor Jim
Undercover Grandpa 2016 completed Mother
Artisans announced Maurice
Capture the Flag pre-production Lou Adams
Redemption announced Buddy
King of the Dancehall 2016 The Bishop
Come to the Garden 2016 God (voice)
Boiling Pot 2015 Detective Haven
Extant 2014-2015 TV Series Quinn
The Spoils Before Dying 2015 TV Mini-Series Duke Webster
The Book of Negroes 2015 TV Mini-Series Daddy Moses
The Miracle of Tony Davis 2014 Video Voice of God (voice)
Madam Secretary 2014 TV Series Father Laurent Vasseur
10 Minutes 2014/I Short Warden Johnson
Pride of Lions 2014 Lou Jones
A Fighting Man 2014 Cubby
Miracle at Gate 213 2013 TV Movie Roy Peddington
Boardwalk Empire 2013 TV Series Oscar Boneau
Jewtholic 2013 Video short Narrator
Breaking at the Edge 2013 Floyd
Smitty 2012 Mr. Smith
Psych 2012 TV Series Lloyd Marr
The Undershepherd 2012 Bishop Redford
The Lamp 2011 Charles Montgomery III
The Grace Card 2010 George Wright
Dog Jack 2010 Grown up Jed (voice)
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 Porter
Shannon's Rainbow 2009 Max Donovan
The Perfect Game 2009 Cool Papa Bell
ER 2009 TV Series Leo Malcolm
The Least Among You 2009 Samuel Benton
Delgo 2008 King Zahn (voice)
Stories USA 2007 Doc (segment "Club Soda")
Cover 2007 Detective Hicks (as Lou Gossett Jr.)
The Orange Box 2007 Video Game Vortigaunts (voice)
The Batman 2007 TV Series Lucius Fox
Daddy's Little Girls 2007 Willie
Family Guy 2006 TV Series Drill Sargent
Club Soda 2006 Short Doc

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary executive producer
ReNew Orleans 2007 TV Series documentary executive producer
For Love of Olivia 2001 TV Movie executive producer
The Color of Love: Jacey's Story 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence 2000 TV Movie executive producer
The Inspectors 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Managua 1997 co-producer
In His Father's Shoes 1997 TV Movie executive producer
To Dance with Olivia 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Inside 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story 1996 TV Movie executive producer
A Father for Charlie 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice 1994 TV Movie co-executive producer
Father & Son: Dangerous Relations 1993 TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Taking Woodstock 2009 writer: "Handsome Johnny"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Woodstock 1970 Documentary writer: "Handsome Johnny"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Songs 1999 TV Movie segment "Love Song for Champ, A"
The Powers of Matthew Star 1983 TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Captive Heart: The James Mink Story 1996 TV Movie executive consultant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Small Steps, Big Strides: The Black Experience in Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Narrator
The Wall That Heals 1997 Documentary Narrator
The 49th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
When Animals Attack 4 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 68th Annual Academy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Ultimate Athlete: Pushing the Limit 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself / Narrator
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Television Series
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1995 TV Special Himself
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wheel of Fortune 1995 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Golf: The Greatest Game 1994 TV Movie documentary
The 1994 Annual Diversity Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jackson Family Honors 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Himself
26th NAACP Image Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Gridiron Gang 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Story of a People 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Host
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 1th Annual Minority Motion Picture Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Loft 1993 TV Series Guest
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Host
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier 1992 TV Special Himself
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II 1992 TV Movie documentary Reader (voice)
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
What About Me? I'm Only 3! 1992 TV Movie Himself
The 21th Annual Friends of Tel Hashomer Gala 1992 TV Movie Himself
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 13th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
The Annual Artists Rights Foundation Gala 1991 TV Movie Himself
A Party for Richard Pryor 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Caribbean Cool 1991 TV Movie documentary Host - Narrator
One on One with John Tesh 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1983-1990 TV Series Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1990 TV Series Himself
7th Annual American Cinema Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1989 TV Series Himself
There Really Is a Santa Claus 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Crimes of Violence 1988 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Television Drama Program
20th NAACP Image Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 16th Annual Shelby Awards 1986 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary Feature
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy / Musical (as Lou Gossett Jr.)
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series Drama
A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. 1984 TV Special documentary Himself / Host
Circus of the Stars #8 1983 TV Special documentary Himself - Ringmaster
The 1983 Annual American Image Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Making of 'Jaws 3-D': Sharks Don't Die 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself / Narrator
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1983 TV Series Himself
The 9th Annual People's Choice Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Favourite Female Performer in New Television Program
An Evening at the Improv 1982 TV Series Himself
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special Himself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special / Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series & Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music
The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots 1978 TV Movie Himself
Roots: One Year Later 1978 TV Movie documentary Narrator (as Louis Gossett)
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Guest
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series and Presenter
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Accepting Special Award to Roots
The David Frost Show 1970-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1964 TV Series Himself - Singer / Dancer
Breaking Bones, Breaking Barriers 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Last of the Showmen 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Bad IQ 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Johnnie Be Good announced Himself
The Needs of Kim Stanley Documentary post-production Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself
AC Green: Iron Virgin 2016 TV Movie documentary
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2016 TV Series Himself
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter: In Memoriam
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise 2016 Documentary Himself
Cinerockom 2014-2015 TV Series Himself - Diamond Award Best Actor Winner / Himself - Lifetime Award Winner
The Hollywood Review 2015 TV Series Himself - Host (2016)
Where Have All the Fathers Gone 2015 Documentary Lou Gossett Jr.
23rd Annual Trumpet Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
The View 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
4TH NAFCA: African Oscar 2014 TV Movie Himself - Lifetime Achievement Awards in Cinema
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dish Nation 2014 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Himself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Life After 2013 TV Series Himself
Lifestyle Magazine 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Punisher: Gag Reel 2013 Video documentary short Himself
Pioneers of Television 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Thalians 55th Anniversary Gala 2012 Video Himself
80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2011 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Close Calls 2011 TV Series Himself
42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
Tavis Smiley 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The John Kerwin Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement 2009 Documentary Narrator
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2009 TV Movie Himself
17th Annual Trumpet Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin 2008-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Celebrity Guest
Bring Your 'A' Game 2009 Documentary short Himself - Actor (as Lou Gossett Jr.)
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
Eyes on Kenya 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
A Love Story of Today 2008 Video short Himself
A Special Kind of Love 2008 Video short Himself
Stanley Kramer: A Man's Search for Truth 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The Black List: Volume One 2008 Documentary Himself
ReNew Orleans 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Screen Nation Television and Film Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
Roots Remembered 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lou Gossett Jr)
Marines of Montford Point, Fighting for Freedom 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
TV Land Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
An Officer and a Gentleman: 25 Years Later 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner ("30th Anniversary")
38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Rwanda Rising 2007 Documentary Eyewitness (voice)
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Louis Gossett Jnr.)
Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice, as Lou Gossett Jr.)
Gylne tider 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery 2006 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Distance 2005 Documentary Actor
Stadium of Fire: 25th Anniversary 2005 TV Movie Himself
The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Asthma: Fighting to Breathe 2003 TV Movie documentary Host / Narrator
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Past Winner
Opening Ceremony Salt Lake Paralympic Winter Games 2002 TV Special Narrator
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Walking After Midnight 1999 TV Series
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Past Winner (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Punisher : Violence Down Under - Interview with Mark Goldblatt 2016 Video documentary short Jake Berkowitz
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
'Punisher' vu par Mark Goldblatt 2016 Video documentary short Himself / Jake Berkowitz
Premio Donostia a Richard Gere 2007 TV Special Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley
Manufacturing Dissent 2007 Documentary Himself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (uncredited)
Michael Moore, el gran agitador 2004 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Century of Black Cinema 2003 Video documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Himself (from Jaws 3-D)
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The Jeffersons 1978 TV Series Wendell Brown

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Lifetime Achievement Diamond Award CineRockom International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Best Actor with a great social impact by founding Erascism Foundation
2008 Mary Pickford Award Satellite Awards
2007 Anniversary Award TV Land Awards Roots (1977) · LeVar Burton
· Leslie Uggams
· John Amos
· Ben Vereen
· Todd Bridges
· Cicely Tyson
· Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
· Georg Stanford Brown
· Olivia Cole
2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Temecula Valley International Film Festival
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Director Love Songs (1999)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Special In His Father's Shoes (1997) · Hillard Elkins (executive producer)
· Dan Redler
· Patrick Whitley
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Touched by an Angel (1994)
1997 Maverick Award Taos Talking Picture Festival
1992 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 20 May 1992. At 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
1992 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Josephine Baker Story (1991)
1983 Special Award ShoWest Convention, USA Best Supporting Actor
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
1982 Image Award Image Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Roots (1977)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actor Smitty (2012)
2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special The Least Among You (2009)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special Jasper, Texas (2003)
2003 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Special Opening Ceremony Salt Lake Paralympic Winter Games (2002) · Joedy Lister (executive producer)
· Heather Boyd-Meugniot (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Laue (producer)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
2000 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actor Love Songs (1999)
1998 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special In His Father's Shoes (1997)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Children's Special - 7 and Older In His Father's Shoes (1997) · Hillard Elkins (executive producer)
· Dan Redler (producer)
· Patrick Whitley (producer)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Inside (1996)
1997 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Touched by an Angel (1994)
1992 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Sudie and Simpson (1990)
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
1986 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Enemy Mine (1985)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries The Guardian (1984)
1984 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Sadat (1983)
1984 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Jaws 3-D (1983)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Sadat (1983)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Palmerstown, U.S.A. (1980)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special Backstairs at the White House (1979)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in Variety or Music The Sentry Collection Presents Ben Vereen: His Roots (1978)
1971 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Skin Game (1971)


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#Fact
1 He was awarded the 1970 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Performance for the play, "Murderous Angels" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2 Attended Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High School.
3 Gossett was drafted by the New York Knickerbockers.
4 He was cast in his Oscar winning role in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) after Jack Nicholson turned down the role, and none of the other actors who the producers wanted proved available at the time. Screenwriter Douglas Day Stewart then did research on a Navy base in Pensacola, Florida and found out the top drill instructors they had there were African-American. Upon realizing this, Gossett was cast in what can now arguably be his best remembered role.
5 Father of Satie Gossett.
6 In the early 1990s, Rich Little offered him the chance to be his opening act in Las Vegas, but he turned it down, a move that he deeply regrets. He sent his wife, Cyndi James Gossett, in his place.
7 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 20, 1992.
8 Attended Woodstock. He said, "I wanted to be in the now. There were a whole bunch of us there, in the now. Anywhere anything exciting was happening, we were there.".
9 (February 8, 2010) Diagnosed with prostate cancer.
10 His foundation, Eracism, is devoted to eradicating racism.
11 First cousin of Robert Gossett.
12 Was originally cast as Gale Sayers in the television movie Brian's Song (1971). Just days before shooting began, Gossett tore his Achilles' tendon while working out for the film. The studio execs scrambled and quickly hired Billy Dee Williams as a replacement. Gossett, depressed over missing his "shot", was promised by producer David L. Wolper the first great role that came along. About six years later, Wolper called Gossett to play Fiddler in Roots (1977), the Emmy Award-winning role that made him a star.
13 Was considered for the role of Lieutenant Ted Traxler in The Terminator (1984), which went to Paul Winfield.
14 He was the first male to be shown giving birth on screen, as Jeriba "Jerry" Shigan in Enemy Mine (1985).
15 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.
16 He and his ex-wife Cyndi James Gossett have an adopted son.
17 Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1990.
18 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).

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1 [on preparing to portray the historical life of black people] You have to make an adjustment. I remember my elders and how we handled the hard times, and there's a lot of feeling that comes out of it, a lot of music that comes out of it. We got from one day to the next with a sense of humanity, joie de vivre - whatever it takes to get from night to the next day. You have to learn how to withstand it and get through it, break through it like water off a duck's back.
2 I'm the first generation born in the north after the migration from the south to the north, so I grew up in a very diverse neighborhood. My parents knew all about lynchings and all that kind of stuff, but I didn't know anything about it. They kept an eye on me , they worried about me and slowly and surely I survived and was able to get them to this wonderful mentality of things going very well.
3 [in 1983] Here I am, a black actor getting attention, and suddenly I'm asked to do "Othello." I'll do "Richard III, I'll do "Macbeth," but I don't have any interest in doing "Othello." James Earl Jones is good enough for me.
4 [on his 9 year-old son Satie in 1983] As much energy and love I put into my acting, I put into him. I have to be careful he's not my shadow, that he can create his own personality and be what he wants. That means walking a tightrope as a parent.
5 [on about his absence from 1970s blaxploitation films] Sometimes it was by choice, sometimes by coincidence. I did have other jobs during that entire era.
6 [on his receiving an Academy Award] The only Oscar I ever knew was a cousin.
7 [1983 interview] What happens in real life should be represented on the screen, but it isn't. Just glance inside a restaurant, or look out onto the streets. You will see more black people there than you do on the screen. In that sense the movies are letting us down.
8 [2010, on coming close to being killed by the Manson Family] When I was living in Laurel Canyon, we were there to welcome The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles were in town, and they were staying at the Chateau Marmont Hotel. We had taken pictures and were talking and stuff. Roman Polanski was there, and his wife, she was pregnant. It was a nice bunch of people. The Mamas and the Papas were there, the people I hung out with most of the time. So they said, "Everybody's going to have late coffee and breakfast at Roman Polanski's house". Right around the corner is where my house is, so I'm going to go to the house, take a shower, and put on some fresh clothes. I take a shower, put on some fresh clothes, and turn on the TV, and there the news is. So I dodged a bullet.
9 [2010, on The Landlord (1970)] Hal Ashby was a great man. A great man. I had some great experiences with Hal and Diana Sands and Beau Bridges and Pearl Bailey and Lee Grant. We had a very good time. For a lot of us, it was our first major motion picture, and we had a ball. An absolute ball. My favorite scene is when "Copee" goes crazy. It's a magic scene there. I was very satisfied with that performance. That entire movie.
10 [2010, on winning the Oscar for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)] It did create a lot of opportunities, but I thought there would be more. I thought it would be a windfall. But it wasn't. It was what it was. It only affected me for a little while, and then it stopped affecting me. I just come out the other end.
11 [2010, on An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)] When I went in for that part, I don't know what my agent said, but when I knocked on the door, he looked at me and said, "You've got the part". I didn't have to do anything. It was a case of "be careful what you ask for", because now that I've got the part, I've really got to deliver the goods. I took 30 days and went down to San Diego, where I studied drill instructors and studied with them for 28 of those days. Then I came to the set with one of them, and when I showed up, I said I was the DI. I had to move away from them, because they didn't take me seriously. So I didn't hang out with anybody. I just moved away...It took a bit of a toll. But I was getting ready to do anything in order to do that performance. It was my shot, and I was doing as much as I could to do a good performance.
12 [2010, on filming Enemy Mine (1985)] That was a challenge. I prefer a challenge, because when you've done that, you've done something. That was something where nobody could see my face or my eyes; I was giving somebody a performance through that makeup. That was six months in Germany. A lot of pain in the eyes and stuff.
13 The Lord may not come when you want Him, but he's always going to be there on time.
14 I can do more than anyone suspects. I pride myself on my versatility. It took 32 years of difficult parts, second leads, villains and juveniles. The Oscar changed the quality of the roles I was being offered.
15 When I'm offered a role, I look at what I think I can do with it. I look to see if I can project myself into it.
16 If a role isn't different, it's not worth doing.

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1 Often plays military commanders and authority figures
2 Deep, commanding voice.
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