LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. attends Premiere Of CBS Television Studios & Amblin Television's "Extant" at California Science Center on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Louis Gossett Jr.


Louis Gossett Jr. stars in the six-hour television mini-series The Book of Negroes with Aunjanue Ellis, Lyric Bent and Cuba Gooding Jr. Gossett’s experience in film began in the early 1960s when he starred in A Raisin in the Sun. The actor has also starred in Officer and a GentlemanWhy Did I Get Married Too? and the television series Extant. (Photo: Mark Davis/Getty Images)