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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Died in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameGregory Bryant Goossen
Nickname Goose
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Greg Goossen was born on December 14, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gregory Bryant Goossen. He is known for his work on Waterworld (1995), The Firm (1993) and Enemy of the State (1998). He died on February 26, 2011 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles.

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? (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (7)

Major league baseball player for six seasons, 1965-1970. Played with New York Mets, Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Senators.
Trained Rick Lindland as an amateur boxer. They later worked together in N.B.T. (2003).
Has appeared in at least 15 movies with Gene Hackman, including The Package, Loose Cannons, Class Action, Unforgiven, The Firm, Geronimo: An American Legend, Wyatt Earp, The Quick and the Dead, Get Shorty, The Chamber, The Replacements, Heist, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Behind Enemy Lines. He was also a stand-in for him in several other films.
On May 31, 1968, while playing for the New York Mets, Goossen broke up a possible perfect game by St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Larry Jaster when Goossen singled with two out in the bottom of the 8th inning. Goossen was a reserve catcher and first baseman, and his best year in baseball came in 1969, with the Seattle Pilots, in their only major league season. Goossen hit .309 with 10 home runs in only 139 at-bats for the Pilots. Late in his baseball career Goossen was traded by the Washington Senators to Philadelphia in exchange for Curt Flood, whose lawsuit for free agency was pending against Major League Baseball.
He is survived by his nine siblings; daughters, Erin Goossen Hyder, Tracey Goossen Woodside, and Kimberly Goossen; and four grandchildren.
He was the fourth of ten children in a Roman Catholic family.
He declined a football scholarship from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1964.

Personal Quotes (1)

Either everyone wanted me or everyone wanted to get rid of me.

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