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Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his professional acting debut at age 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet he decided to continue his acting career with a ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Music video for King Kobra - Never Say Die (Iron Eagle) 1986. See more »

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6' 2½" (1.89 m)

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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. See more »


His foundation, Eracism, is devoted to eradicating racism. See more »


Often plays military commanders and authority figures See more »

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