Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Louis Gossett, Jr.
Birth name Louis Cameron Gossett, Jr.
Born May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sometimes credited as Lou Gossett,
Louis Gossett
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Young Rebels
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Isak Poole 1970–1971 1
The Lazarus Syndrome MacArthur St. Clair 1979 1
The Powers of Matthew Star Walt Shephard 1982–1983 1
Gideon Oliver Gideon Oliver 1989 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Nurses
(credited as Louis Gossett)
William Taylor 1x07 - The Prisoner November 8, 1962
The Invaders
(credited as Louis Gossett)
Ollie 2x22 - The Vise February 20, 1968
The Mod Squad
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Smitty 1x04 - When Smitty Comes Marching Home October 22, 1968
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Mkono 4x06 - Adam and Jenny October 30, 1968
The Mod Squad
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Lloyd 1x19 - The Uptight Town February 18, 1969
The Bill Cosby Show
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Hurricane Smith 1x24 - The Return of Big, Bad, Bubba Bronson March 22, 1970
The Partridge Family
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Sam 1x18 - Soul Club January 29, 1971
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Buck Walter 12x19 - The Desperado February 7, 1971
Alias Smith and Jones
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Joe Sims 2x12 - The Bounty Hunter December 9, 1971
The Rookies
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Toby Jones 1x05 - Covenant with Death October 9, 1972
The Mod Squad
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Charley Jameson 5x09 - Can You Hear Me Out There? November 9, 1972
Good Times
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Donald Knight 2x06 - Thelma's Young Man October 15, 1974
Good Times
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Uncle Wilbert 3x08 - Michael's Big Fall October 28, 1975
The Jeffersons
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Wendell Brown 2x11 - George's Best Friend November 22, 1975
The Six Million Dollar Man
(credited as Lou Gossett)
O'Flaherty 3x13 - Clark Templeton O'Flaherty December 14, 1975
Little House on the Prairie
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Henry Hill 2x18 - The Long Road Home March 3, 1976
The Rockford Files
(credited as Lou Gossett)
Marcus Hayes 2x21 - Foul on the First Play March 12, 1976
The Rockford Files Marcus Hayes 3x17 - Just Another Polish Wedding February 18, 1977
Saturday Night Live Himself/Host 8x02 - Louis Gossett Jr./George Thorogood and the Destroyers October 2, 1982
Picket Fences Rick Jennings 2x16 - Terms of Estrangement March 4, 1994
Touched by an Angel Anderson Walker 3x19 - Amazing Grace (1) February 23, 1997
Promised Land Anderson Walker 1x17 - Amazing Grace (2) February 25, 1997
Early Edition Jim Matthews 2x02 - The Medal October 4, 1997
Half & Half Ray Willis 2x24 - The Big My Lover, My Brother Episode May 17, 2004
Half & Half Ray Willis 3x09 - The Big Thanks for Nothing Episode November 22, 2004

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
A Gathering of Old Men Mathu May 10, 1987 CBS Sunday Night at the Movies
The Father Clements Story Father Clements December 13, 1987 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 7 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series (1977)

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 3 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (1983)
An Officer and a Gentleman
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1992)
The Josephine Baker Story

Academy Awards

  • Won: Best Supporting Actor (1983)
An Officer and a Gentleman