About Louis Gossett Jr.
It has been stated that the total estimate of the current Louis Gossett Jr. net worth reaches 1.5 million dollars. There are some other sources which have claimed that in the recent years his net worth has increased and today reaches as high as 3 million dollars. Louis Gossett Jr. has become famous and rich because of his career as an actor, which has served as the main source when it comes to increasing the current sum of Louis Gossett Jr. net worth.
In 1982, he became mostly known when he appeared in the movie called “An Officer and a Gentleman”. In the movie, he got the role of Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley and for his performance in the film, he was awarded the Academy Award. In 1977, Louis Gossett Jr. appeared in the ABC miniseries called “Roots”, where he played the part of Fiddler. For his work in the miniseries, Louis Gossett Jr. was awarded an Emmy Award. In addition, the actor has appeared in many films, such as “Skin Game”, “The Laughing Policeman”, “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Travels with My Aunt”, “The Deep”, “Enemy Mine”, “Jaws 3-D”, “The Punisher”, “Toy Soldiers” and the Iron Eagle series.
Louis Gossett Jr. was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a porter and his mother was a nurse. When he was 17 years old, he appeared on stage for the first time. He appeared in the school play called “You Can’t Take It with You”. Before that, he wanted to become an athlete but because of an injury, he was not able to continue this career. Louis Gossett Jr. appeared in the Broadway show called “Take a Giant Step”. The show was successful and it made it to the list of the 10 Best Shows of the Year. What is even more interesting is that at that time Louis Gossett Jr. was a student at high school and had no acting training.
In 1959, he appeared in the Broadway play called “A Raisin in the Sun”. In 1961, he appeared in the film adaptation of this production. In the same year, he joined the original cast of “The Blacks”. The first time he became known to a wider audience was when he got the role of Fiddler in the miniseries called “Roots”. In 1983, he got a title role in the miniseries called “Sadat”. At the same time when he was working on the film called “An Officer and a Gentleman”, he was appearing in the series called “The Powers of Matthew Star”. In 1986, he got a military role in the movie called “Iron Eagle”. Three sequels to this film were made. All of these appearances, thus, have added up a lot to the overall amount of Louis Gossett Jr. net worth.