Portrayed Pete, Winesburg Ohio (1971), produced at the Santa Barbara Performing Arts Center in Santa Barbara, California.
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6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[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...
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...
Often plays military commanders and authority figures