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Louis Gossett Jr. Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr.
Place Of Birth
New York City, USA
87 years old
Birth Date
May 27 1936

Louis Gossett Jr. Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
New York University
Net Worth
Satie Gossett, Sharron Gossett
Hellen Rebecca, Louis Gossett Sr.

About Louis Gossett Jr. 

Louis Gossett Jr. is an American actor who is famous for his performances on stage, on film, and on television.

Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. is an American actor best known for his performance in the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman'. He has also received a Daytime Emmy award for the television film 'In His Father's Shoes'.

Born on May 27, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York City, Louis Gossett Jr. is an American actor. His birth name is Louis Cameron Gossett Jr., and Hellen Rebecca is his mother, and Louis Gossett Sr. is his father.

Louis Gossett Jr. has been married thrice and has two sons named Sharron Gossett Jr. and Satie. Sharron Gossett Jr. is the adopted son of Louis Gossett Jr. and Cyndi James Gossett. Louis Gossett Jr. divorced his third wife.

Louis Gossett Jr. attended New York University where he was given a chance to play basketball, but he refused as he had developed an interest in theater. His acting career rose to prominence when he was offered the role of Sidney Poiter in the film 'A Raisin In The Sun' in 1961.

Over the decades, the American actor has been nominated for several awards, including three Golden Globes.

Louis Gossett Jr. Net Worth, Earnings, & Spending Habits

What is Louis Gossett Jr.’s net worth?

As of 2022, Louis Gossett Jr. has a net worth of $5 million.

How much does Louis Gossett Jr. earn per year?

The exact amount of how much Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. earns in a year is not available. His primary earnings come from his acting career.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Louis Gossett Jr.?

Louis Gossett Jr. is 6 ft 1 in (185.4 cm) tall.

How old is Louis Gossett Jr.?

As of 2022, Louis Gossett Jr. is 86 years old.

Childhood And Education

Louis Gossett Jr. attended Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 and Abraham Lincoln High School. At the age of 17, Louis Gossett Jr. made his stage debut in 'You Can't Take It With You', a school production. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1954

After refusing an athletic scholarship, Louis Gossett Jr. joined New York University. For his height, he was even offered a spot on the varsity basketball team during his college year. But he declined to play basketball as he was interested in theater. He auditioned for a Broadway role and got selected in 1953 before entering New York University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Louis Gossett Jr.’s partner?

Louis Gossett Jr. first tied the knot with Hattie Glascoe. But the couple got divorced. He then got married to Christina Mangosing in 1973. They both have a son named Satie. After his divorce to Christina Mangosing in 1975, Louis Gossett Jr. married Cyndi James Reese, a star search champion. Sharron Gossett Jr. is their adopted son. The actor and Cyndi James Reese separated in 1992.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Louis Gossett Jr. made his film debut in 1961 in 'A Raisin In The Sun' where he played the role of George Murchison. He rose to fame in 1977 when he appeared in the television drama and comedy series 'Roots'. He won an Emmy award for his character Fiddler in the series.

In 1982, he was cast in the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman' for which he won an Academy award for 'Best Supporting Actor'. He was also seen in the action film 'Iron Eagle On The Attack' as Colonel Charles Sinclair.

In 1997, he appeared in the television film 'In His Father's Shoes' for which he received a Daytime Emmy award. In 2010, he was cast in Tyler perry's 'Why Did I Get Married Too'.

What awards has Louis Gossett Jr. won?

Louis Gossett Jr. won the Academy award for 'Best Supporting Actor' for the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman'.

Other Interesting Louis Gossett Jr. Facts And Trivia

  • Louis Gossett Jr. is related to Robert Gossett, actor of TNT's 'The Closer'. Louis Gossett Jr. is the first cousin of the actor.
  • Louis Gossett Jr. learned martial arts for the movie 'An Officer And A gentleman'.
  • Louis Gossett Jr. is still making movies. His latest movies include 'Not To Forget' (2021) and 'Three Months' (2022).

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