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Thom Gossom Jr.

Thom Gossom Jr. (born 1952) is an American actor, writer, and communications professional. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he received his Bachelor of Arts in communications from Auburn University where he was the first black athlete in the Southeastern Conference to walk on, earn a full scholarship and graduate. Gossom defied the odds and became a ... See full bio »
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Fight Club
Fight Club Detective Stern
Containment Roy Carnahan
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 2016 Containment (TV Series)
Roy Carnahan
- Path to Paradise (2016) ... Roy Carnahan
- Yes Is the Only Living Thing (2016) ... Roy Carnahan
- Nothing Gold Can Stay (2016) ... Roy Carnahan
- Inferno (2016) ... Roy Carnahan
 2016 Zoe Ever After (TV Series)
- 2 Weddings and an Ass Whooping (2016) ... Minister
 2016/I Partners
Lieutenant K. Moore
 2014 Reckless (TV Series)
Judge Shepard
- When the Smoke Clears (2014) ... Judge Shepard
- Blind Sides (2014) ... Judge Shepard
 2013 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Dario Golden
- Missed Congeniality (2013) ... Dario Golden
 2011 Game of Your Life (TV Movie)
 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
- For Warrick (2008) ... Minister
 2005-2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Judge Hanophy
- Hot Grrrl (2006) ... Judge Hanophy
- Dead or Alive (2006) ... Judge Hanophy
- Romeo and Juliet Murders (2005) ... Judge Hanophy
- Miranda (2005) ... Judge Hanophy
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Mr. Ride / Joseph Ride / Mr. Marcus Ride
- Stand by Me (2005) ... Joseph Ride
- And Justice for All (2005) ... Mr. Ride
- Today I Am a Man (2004) ... Mr. Ride
 2005 xXx: State of the Union
Baptist Preacher
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series)
Mike Odoms 2005
- Time to Crime (2005) ... Mike Odoms 2005
 2004 Fight Club (Video Game)
Detective Stern (voice)
 2004 The District (TV Series)
Archie Cryer
- On Guard (2004) ... Archie Cryer
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
- Moving On (2003) ... Pharmacist
 2003 My Wife and Kids (TV Series)
Judge Garamedian
- Jury Duty (2003) ... Judge Garamedian
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Winston
- The Impossible Dream (2002) ... Dr. Winston (as Thom Gossom)
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Attorney General Stambaug
- Life Sentence (2002) ... Attorney General Stambaug
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Ted Mitchell
- Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (2000) ... Ted Mitchell
 2000 Profiler (TV Series)
- Mea Culpa (2000) ... Sheriff
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Mabrey Matthews
- Ax and You Shall Receive (2000) ... Mabrey Matthews
 2000 ER (TV Series)
Mr. Davis
- Family Matters (2000) ... Mr. Davis
 1999 Providence (TV Series)
Albert Clemmons
- Home for the Holidays (1999) ... Albert Clemmons
 1998 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Rainey
- My Dinner with Becker (1998) ... Mr. Rainey
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Alderman Carl Thorner
- Austin, We Have a Problem (1998) ... Alderman Carl Thorner
 1998 Senseless
Clothing Salesman
 1997 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
 1997 Miracle in the Woods (TV Movie)
Henry Cooper Jr.
 1997 Miss Evers' Boys (TV Movie)
Ben Washington
 1996 Savannah (TV Series)
Tennis partner / Police chief
- Vengeance Is Mine (1996) ... Tennis partner
- From Here to Paternity (1996) ... Police chief
 1996 The Chamber
 1994 Following Her Heart (TV Movie)
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
- Until Tomorrow (1992) ... Quentin
 1990 Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie)
Charlie Parham (as Thom Gossom)
 1985 Rebel Love
Pompeii (a slave)
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Author of memoir Walk-On; My Reluctant Journey To Integration At Auburn University, published by Street Press. See more »

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