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Jim Gosa (1931–1989)

Jim Gosa was born on July 18, 1931 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as James Howard Gosa. He was an actor, known for High Plains Drifter (1973), Hardcastle and McCormick (1983) and The Transformers (1984). He was married to Laura Lee. He died on December 18, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

High Plains Drifter Tommy Morris
The Transformers Abominus
Wavelength Vince


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 1986-1987 The Transformers (TV Series)
- The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 1 (1987) ... Abominus (voice)
- Money Is Everything (1986) ... Abominus (voice)
- Grimlock's New Brain (1986) ... Abominus (voice)
 1985 MacGyver (TV Series)
- Thief of Budapest (1985) ... Grosz
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
- Ties My Father Sold Me (1984) ... Man
 1983 Wavelength
 1982 Bret Maverick (TV Series)
Joe Ferris
- Horse of Yet Another Color (1982) ... Joe Ferris
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
Clyde French
- Untitled (1980) ... Clyde French (as James Goza)
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- Playin' Police (1977) ... Patient
 1975 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
- Lady Blue (1975) ... Touhy
 1973 High Plains Drifter
Tommy Morris (as James Gosa)
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Kel Mercer
- Day for Night (1970) ... Kel Mercer (as James Gosa)
 1967-1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Edwards / Relief Guard / Purvis
- A Bearskin for Jamie Blue (1969) ... Edwards (as James Gosa)
- The Renegade (1967) ... Relief Guard (as James Gosa)
- Fort West Point (1967) ... Purvis (as James Gosa)
 1968-1969 The Big Valley (TV Series)
John Clay / Prospector
- Danger Road (1969) ... John Clay (as James Gosa)
- Rimfire (1968) ... Prospector (as James Gosa)
 1968 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
- By the Numbers (1968) ... Tato (as James Gosa)
 1968 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Giant Guard #2
- Underground (1968) ... Giant Guard #2
 1968 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Gilt Proto
- Target: Earth (1968) ... Gilt Proto (as James Gosa)
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series)
- The Duelist Brief (1967) ... Stone (as James Gosa)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Hooded Figure
- The Master's Touch Affair (1967) ... Hooded Figure (as James Gosa)
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Centaur II
- Journey with Fear (1967) ... Centaur II

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

James Gosa | James Goza


6' 0½" (1.84 m)

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A broadcasting major at Los Angeles City College, he earned his radio reputation at L.A. jazz radio station KBCA, which later became KKGO. A judge at jazz festivals, he broadcast the Monterey Jazz Festival to Los Angeles for over a decade and hosted "Jazz Chronicles.". He also loved acting and appeared in film and television, as well as at the Shakespeare Festival at Chapman College every summer. See more »

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