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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An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Zack Mayo is an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he arrives at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill Sergeant Emil Foley. Mayo is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Debra Winger  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  David Keith

Zack Mayo is an aloof, taciturn man who aspires to be a navy pilot. Once he arrives at training camp for his 13-week officer's course, Mayo runs afoul of abrasive, no-nonsense drill Sergeant Emil Foley. Mayo is an excellent cadet, but a little cold around the heart ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Debra Winger  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  David Keith

Blue Chips (1994)

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Pete Bell, a college basketball coach is under a lot of pressure. His team isn't winning and he cannot attract new players. The stars of the future are secretly being paid by boosters. This practice is forbidden in the college game, but Pete is desperate and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Shaquille O'Neal  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary McDonnell  •  J.T. Walsh

Jaws 3-D (1983)

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Alves
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

This third film in the series follows a group of marine biologists attempting to capture a young great white shark that has wandered into Florida's Sea World Park. However, later it is discovered that the shark's 35-foot mother is also a guest at Sea World. What ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Alves
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Bess Armstrong  •  Simon MacCorkindale  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

The Deep (1977)

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Nick Nolte  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Robert Shaw  •  Jacqueline Bisset  •  Nick Nolte  •  Louis Gossett Jr.

The Landlord (1970)

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

At the age of twenty-nine, Elgar Enders "runs away" from home. This running away consists of buying a building in a black ghetto in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn. Initially his intention is to evict the black tenants and convert it into a posh flat. But Elgar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Ashby
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Lee Grant  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Diana Sands

The Principal (1987)

Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean up the school and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Michael Wright

Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean up the school and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Cain
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Michael Wright

Iron Eagle (1986)

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

When Doug's father, an Air Force Pilot, is shot down by MiGs belonging to a radical Middle Eastern state, no one seems able to get him out. Doug finds Chappy, an Air Force Colonel who is intrigued by the idea of sending in two fighters piloted by himself and Doug ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney J. Furie
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jason Gedrick  •  Tim Thomerson  •  Larry B. Scott

Delgo (2008)

In a divided land, it takes a rebellious boy and his clandestine love for a Princess of an opposing race to stop a war orchestrated by a power hungry villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc F. Adler  •  Jason Maurer
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Val Kilmer  •  Anne Bancroft

In a divided land, it takes a rebellious boy and his clandestine love for a Princess of an opposing race to stop a war orchestrated by a power hungry villain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc F. Adler  •  Jason Maurer
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Val Kilmer  •  Anne Bancroft

A Raisin in the Sun (1961)

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Claudia McNeil  •  Ruby Dee  •  Diana Sands

Walter Lee Younger is a young man struggling with his station in life. Sharing a tiny apartment with his wife, son, sister and mother, he seems like an imprisoned man. Until, that is, the family gets an unexpected financial windfall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  Claudia McNeil  •  Ruby Dee  •  Diana Sands

Momentum (2003)

A trio of men with telekinetic powers led by Adrian Geiger rob an armored car. However the skeptical FBI agents Jordan Ripps and her partner Frank McIntyre do not believe in the testimony of the witnesses about there powerful skills. Meanwhile, the former FBI agent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Seale
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Grayson McCouch  •  Michael Massee

A trio of men with telekinetic powers led by Adrian Geiger rob an armored car. However the skeptical FBI agents Jordan Ripps and her partner Frank McIntyre do not believe in the testimony of the witnesses about there powerful skills. Meanwhile, the former FBI agent ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Seale
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Teri Hatcher  •  Grayson McCouch  •  Michael Massee

Left Behind: World at War (2005)

A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been before. Yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Kirk Cameron  •  Brad Johnson  •  Jessica Steen

A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been before. Yet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig R. Baxley
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Kirk Cameron  •  Brad Johnson  •  Jessica Steen

Skin Game (1971)

Quincy Drew and Jason O’Rourke, a pair of friends and con men—the former white, the latter a Northern-born free Black man— travel from town to town in the pre–Civil War American West. In their scam, Quincy sells Jason into slavery, frees him, and the two move on to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

Quincy Drew and Jason O’Rourke, a pair of friends and con men—the former white, the latter a Northern-born free Black man— travel from town to town in the pre–Civil War American West. In their scam, Quincy sells Jason into slavery, frees him, and the two move on to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Bogart
CAST:  James Garner  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Susan Clark  •  Brenda Sykes

The Punisher (1989)

The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Goldblatt
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Kim Miyori

The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Goldblatt
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Jeroen Krabbé  •  Kim Miyori

Toy Soldiers (1991)

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez

J.D.'s Revenge (1976)

A college student is possessed by a 40's era gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Marks
CAST:  Glynn Turman  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Joan Pringle  •  Carl W. Crudup

A college student is possessed by a 40's era gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Marks
CAST:  Glynn Turman  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Joan Pringle  •  Carl W. Crudup

Cover-Up (1991)

Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manny Coto
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Lisa Berkley  •  John Finn

Mike Anderson, a tough American reporter on a dangerous foreign assignment, finds his own life in jeopardy when he uncovers a deadly labyrinth of political intrigue that threatens the lives of thousands. Dispatched to investigate a mysterious and fatal attack on an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manny Coto
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Lisa Berkley  •  John Finn

Father & Son: Dangerous Relations (1993)

Lou Gosset Jr. is a boss-con. A new prisoner, Blair Underwood, is revealed as his long-lost son. When Underwood is released from jail, the parole board stipulates that Gosset live with him. Gosset gets a job as a car mechanic, and falls in with Rae Dawn Chong. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Blair Underwood  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  David Harris

Lou Gosset Jr. is a boss-con. A new prisoner, Blair Underwood, is revealed as his long-lost son. When Underwood is released from jail, the parole board stipulates that Gosset live with him. Gosset gets a job as a car mechanic, and falls in with Rae Dawn Chong. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Blair Underwood  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  David Harris

Little Ladies of the Night (1977)

The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  David Soul  •  Linda Purl  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Clifton Davis

The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. Pretty, young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marvin J. Chomsky
CAST:  David Soul  •  Linda Purl  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Clifton Davis

To Dance with Olivia (1997)

A lawyer trying to cope with his son's accidental death takes on a case where a farmer is charged with booby trapping a watermelon patch with a shotgun which went off and injured a young boy. But in choosing to defend the farmer, he puts himself at odds with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Kathryne Dora Brown

A lawyer trying to cope with his son's accidental death takes on a case where a farmer is charged with booby trapping a watermelon patch with a shotgun which went off and injured a young boy. But in choosing to defend the farmer, he puts himself at odds with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Pittman
CAST:  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Joe Don Baker  •  Kathryne Dora Brown

A Gathering of Old Men (1987)

A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Richard Widmark  •  Will Patton

A regular day in a Louisiana sugarcane plantation changes course when a local white farmer is shot in self defense. A group of old, black men takes a courageous step by coming forward en masse to take responsibility for the killing of a white racist, whom one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Volker Schlöndorff
CAST:  Holly Hunter  •  Louis Gossett Jr.  •  Richard Widmark  •  Will Patton
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