Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr. is a beloved actor, producer, musician, and writer with a storied and iconic career. His famous portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman earned him critical acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the first African American man to win an Oscar for a supporting role. Throughout his renowned career, he’s gone on to win numerous awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor and two Golden Globes. His recent projects include the 2019 HBO show Watchmen which brings another Emmy Nomination. Two of his current projects include new films The Cuban (out in theaters now) and Foster Boy (Release September 2020).
He is also a passionate activist who created the foundation Eracism, an organization dedicated to ending racism, cultivating peace, justice, and equality for all people in the future.