Louis Gossett Jr. height - How tall is Louis Gossett Jr.?

Louis Gossett Jr. (Louis Cameron Gossett Jr.) was born on 27 May, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, is an actor,producer,soundtrack. At 85 years old, Louis Gossett Jr. height is 6 ft 2 in (189.0 cm).

Now We discover Louis Gossett Jr.'s Biography, Age, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of net worth at the age of 85 years old?

Popular As Louis Cameron Gossett Jr.
Occupation actor,producer,soundtrack
Age 85 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 27 May 1936
Birthday 27 May
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Nationality USA

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Louis Gossett Jr. Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Louis Gossett Jr.'s Wife?

His wife is Cyndi James Gossett (25 December 1987 - 1992) ( divorced), Christina Mangosing (21 August 1973 - 1975) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Hattie Glascoe (August 1964 - ?) ( annulled)

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Wife Cyndi James Gossett (25 December 1987 - 1992) ( divorced), Christina Mangosing (21 August 1973 - 1975) ( divorced) ( 1 child), Hattie Glascoe (August 1964 - ?) ( annulled)
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Louis Gossett Jr. Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Louis Gossett Jr. worth at the age of 85 years old? Louis Gossett Jr.’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from USA. We have estimated Louis Gossett Jr.'s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actor

Louis Gossett Jr. Social Network




In 2006, Gossett founded The Eracism Foundation which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating racism. The foundation provides young adults with tools to live a racially diverse and culturally inclusive life. Programs focus on fostering cultural diversity, historical enrichment, education and anti-violence initiatives.


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.


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).


Louis Gossett Jr. is one of the most respected and beloved actors on stage, screen and television and is also an accomplished writer, producer and director. Off-screen he is a social activist, educator and author dedicated to enriching the lives of others. Gossett was the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his unforgettable performance as drill Sergeant Emil Foley in "An Officer and a Gentleman. " Among his other awards are an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Fiddler in the groundbreaking ABC series "Roots," a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for "The Josephine Baker Story" and a Golden Globe for "An Officer and a Gentleman. " He has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, one Academy Award, five Images Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards and in 1992 received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Gossett has also received numerous other honors throughout his illustrious career.


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


He was the first male to be shown giving birth on screen, as Jeriba "Jerry" Shigan in Enemy Mine (1985).


Was considered for the role of Lieutenant Ted Traxler in The Terminator (1984), which went to Paul Winfield.


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.


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.


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.


His film debut was in the 1961 classic movie "A Raisin in the Sun" with Sidney Poitier. Other film credits include "The Deep," "Blue Chips," "Daddy's Little Girls," Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married Too?," "Firewalker," "Jaws-3D," "Enemy Mine" and "Iron Eagle" 1-4, among many others. Television credits include "Extant," "Madam Secretary," "Boardwalk Empire," "Family Guy" and "ER," among dozens of others. Gossett is the author of the bestselling autobiography "An Actor and a Gentleman," in which he chronicles the challenges and triumphs of his 50+ year career. Gossett is recognized as much for his humanitarian efforts as he is for his accomplishments as an actor.