Louis Gossett Jr.

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American character actor Louis Gossett Jr. has appeared on stage, screen, and television. In the 1982 movie An Officer and a Gentleman, he played Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley, which is the part for which he is best known.

Louis Gossett Jr. Net worth, Salary

What is the Net worth of Louis Gossett Jr. in 2022?

The actor enjoys an opulent lifestyle. He has built up a successful acting career and an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2022.

In September 2018, he sold a 2800 square foot Malibu home for $3.25 million.


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Wikis of Louis Gossett Jr.

Age: 86 years 3 months
Birth Date: May 27, 1936
Horoscope (Sunshine): Gemini
Full Name: Louis Gossett Jr.
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York Cityp, U.S.
Net Worth: $5 million
Salary: N/A
Height / How tall : 6 feet 1 inches (1.85m)
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American
Profession: American actor, Stage artist
Father’s Name: Louis Gossett Sr.
Mother’s Name: Hellen Rebecca
Education: New York University
Eye Color: Dark brown
Lucky Number: 5
Lucky Stone: Agate
Lucky Color: Yellow
Best Match for Marriage: Leo, Aquarius, Libra

Louis Gossett Jr. Age, Birthday, Family, Nationality

What is Louis Gossett Jr. Age?

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936. He is a native of Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay in New York City.

He is the child of Hellen Rebecca and Louis Gossett Sr (mother). While his mother works as a nurse, his father is a porter.

He is an African-American and a citizen of the United States.


Regarding his education, he first attended Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 before transferring to Abraham Lincoln High School, from which he received his diploma in 1954. Later, Louis enrolled at New York University.

Louis Gossett Jr. Height, Weight

What is Louis Gossett Jr. Height?

In terms of his physical characteristics, Louis has a dark complexion. He is a towering 6 feet 1 inch tall as well. His eyes are brown, and he is bald.

His weight and other physical characteristics are still being examined, though.

Relationship Status and Personal Life

The actor Louis Gossett Jr. is divorced. His first union, which lasted from 1967 to 1968 with Hattie Glascoe, was annulled.

On August 21, 1973, he wed Christina Mangosing. A son named Satie was born to the couple in 1974. However, their union did not last, and they separated in 1975.

On December 25, 1987, Louis married star Search champion Cyndi James-Reese for the third time. Additionally, they adopted Sharron, a son born in 1974. They got divorced in 1992.

Controversy and Rumors

Louis hasn’t yet been associated with any rumors or scandals that have made news headlines. He stays far away from such contentious topics.

Louis Gossett jr. Movies and Tv Shows

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Career and Professional Life

Louis made his stage debut in a school production of You Can’t Take It with You when he was 17 years old. In Take a Giant Step on Broadway, he took Bill Gunn’s place as Spencer Scott.

He made his debut on television in 1958 playing Jamie Goodwin in an episode of The Big Story. In 1961, he made his big-screen debut in Daniel Petrie’s movie A Raisin in the Sun, playing George.

He appeared in a number of TV shows as a guest star over the ensuing years, including The Nurses, Cowboy in Africa, The Invaders, Saktari, and others.

In 1965, he played Paulus in the Broadway production of “The Zulu and the Zayda.” He was chosen to play Lieutenant Adam McKay in the NBC television movie Companions in Nightmare, which aired in 1968.

He has also appeared in a number of movies, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Jaws 3-D (1983), Finders Keepers (1984), Enemy Mine (1985), A Gathering of Old Men (1987), Left Behind: World at War (2005), and others.

He most recently appeared in the movie Not To Forget, which seeks to increase funding and awareness for the fight against Alzheimer’s in 2021.

Awards, Nomination

In his career to date, Louis has received numerous nominations and wins. Among them are,

Louis Gossett Jr. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

The actor has more than 2.9k followers on Instagram, where he uses the handle @iamlouisgossettjr. 9.6k people follow his verified Twitter account.

Louis has 1,000 followers on Facebook, where he is also active. His +1 310-457-5799 phone number is also available.


  • Lou is his nick name.
  • Louis will be 85 years old in 2022.
  • He has a Gemini Sun sign.
  • He frequently portrays military leaders and other authoritative figures throughout his acting career.
  • He was crowned “King of Brooklyn” in 1990 during the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival.
  • Robert Gossett’s first cousin is Louis.
  • On February 8, 2010, a prostate cancer diagnosis was made.
  • John Amos, Esther Rolle, and Cicely Tyson all consider Louis to be a close friend.
  • His foundation, Eracism, was established with the goal of eradicating racism.

Some FAQ’s

What did Louis Gossett Jr do?

An Officer and a Gentleman is where American actor Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr. is best recognized. He was the third African-American actor to win an Oscar overall, the second black man to win for acting, and the first black man to win in a supporting role.


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