How tall is Louis Gossett Jr

Louis Gossett Jr's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 3in (191 cm)
American actor best known for roles in movies like An Officer and a Gentlemen, Enemy Mine and Iron Eagle. This photo is from a 2006 Collectormania convention.

Louis Gossett Jr is tall
5ft 8 Rob with Lou

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 2.81in, Current: 6ft 0.75in
berta said on 17/Nov/16
yeah he is probably no taller than 182 these days. he is like eastwood 4 inch loss
Danimal said on 7/Nov/16
The above picture of Louis with Rob is exactly a decade old now. I'm sure Louis has shrunk even more since then. Rob, you're basing his current height on what you saw back in 2006? A man of his age and his clear loss of height would have surely lost a considerable more amount in almost 10 years (since your pic was taken).
Editor Rob: Danimal, he could have lost another half inch or so, I've not looked much at him for a few years.
josh jeffords said on 13/Oct/16
Louis is a classic big man that could act but was mostly put into action roles.
The shortest he ever looked was with the giant dolph back in the 80s.
Who is listed 6 5 almost everywhere maybe a bit less now but he is healthier than most.
Louis looked easily 6 2 in most his prime roles and even into his 50s.
By about 2003 or so he started looking about 6 foot but his posture is lacking.
berta said on 24/Mar/16
Rob dont you Think he is shorter than this now? i REMEBER YOU HAD HIM at this height about 8 years ago and peak height 192. The onlyone who made him look shorter peak was Dolph. He only looked 189 with him. But pretty mutch the same with christopher Reeves. If he was 185 10 ears ago then he is probably about 181 now. Must feel strange to loose 10 cm
Editor Rob: he could have lost another cm or 2, I've not looked lately at him. At his peak he did look quite tall, in person he had looked a couple of inches smaller.
Mike said on 17/Sep/15
In the movie Sidekicks Louis Gossett Jr.was about 3'' taller than 6'1'' Larry Hagman. I would said that he is at least 6'4'' tall.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Aug/15
6ft4 out of bed peak...
Oanh said on 25/May/15
Tom says on 13/Mar/13
He was 6' 4" at peak. Know he is at least 6" 3"

LOL. He was never 6'4"...and he would be lucky to be 6'1" today.
5'9.5'' said on 17/May/15
Terrible posture but I can buy 6'1'' in this pic, he's likely not over 6' now though, sickening height loss on par with Nairn
Danimal said on 7/Feb/15
The above picture of Louis with Rob is almost a decade old now. I'm sure Louis has shrunk even more since then. Rob, you're basing his current height on what you saw back in 2006? A man of his age and his clear loss of height would have surely lost a considerable more amount in almost 10 years (since your pic was taken).
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/Dec/14
"Peak height was 6ft 3žin (191cm)"
kyuss said on 29/Sep/14
6-3" prime??????????????? WOW. Looks 5-11.5 here
Alex 6'0 said on 19/Aug/14
Up straight 6'0. I just don't see 5 inches even if he were to straighten up
the shredder said on 19/Aug/14
Rob, how much is he losing? he looks nowhere near 6'0 or 6'1.
[Editor Rob: he has lost height in his back, he was looking over 6ft I felt at his tallest]
bogey said on 27/Jul/14
actually met mr gossett about two years ago and shook hands with him...i'm right around 6' and he is a good 4 inches taller than me...he is definitely more than 6'1″..i put him at least 6'4″
Mike said on 23/Jun/14
Louise Gossett Jr. was about 3 inches taller than Larry Hagman in the movie Sidekicks. Larry Hagman was about 6'1'' tall. Louis Gossett Jr. is at least 6'4.
person said on 25/Apr/14
6'0 max
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Nov/13
After seeing An Officer And A Gentleman I believe he was 6ft3.25in/191cm peak.
Emil said on 16/Jul/13
Terrible posture, I must say.. he looks 5'11.5 with the lean so I can buy 6'1 up straight
wiltonstilts said on 11/Jul/13
Gaww u people saying hes 6 01 or above have no idea. Hes clearly upper 5 11 to 6 and 1 fourth range hes not anything over 6 foot
Jimmy said on 8/Jun/13
It's so obvious that he hadn't had a full back posture in that pic, JUDGE a guy with a full posture not when he's bent or something lol.
lelman said on 1/Jun/13
6'1"? he looks 5'11" in that photo, I'd be surprised if he was ever 6'3"
Daniele said on 1/Apr/13
He looked a bit shorter than Clint Eastwood. Assuming Clint was 6ft 4in, already 6ft 3.5in or even shorter in 80s when he was photographed with Reagan and Gossett, 6ft 3in is a reasonable peak height, even if I think his peak height was 6ft 2in since I don't believe Clint has never been taller than 6ft 3in.
Tom said on 13/Mar/13
He was 6' 4" at peak. Know he is at least 6" 3"
Stephen said on 8/Jan/13
solid 6'0 now
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Oct/12
He looks 5ft11.25(181cm) max with Rob.
Losing 1.5in with the slouch
Unknown said on 20/Oct/12
He looks big. He could be in the 6-3 range.
Silks said on 30/Aug/12
In Diggstown, Gossett looks to be dead even in height to Rocky Pepeli, who was once a pro boxer, listed at 6'3". Doubt Gossett was ever 6'4" but definitely at least 6'2"
Yaspaa said on 9/Aug/12
I don't think he's ever been over 6'2, in fact 6'2 is generous. He didn't look it An Officer and a Gentleman. Vincent D'Onofrio is near to 6'4 with 6'0 max Lee Ermy. Louis doesn't look that tall.
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the shredder said on 25/Nov/11
Rob , I'm talking about a recent 6'1 taller then will Smith .
[Editor Rob: I've not seen them together, except a short clip, but they looked close in height.]
the shredder said on 24/Nov/11
Rob , Will Smith was shorter then him , How the heck do you have Will taller then 6'1 ?
[Editor Rob: I watched a stargate a few months ago where he looked similar height to chris judge, so possibly 7 years back he could have been still close to 6ft 2, now he looks 6ft 1 maybe.]
ChiasmataX said on 22/Nov/11
He's another legit 183cm guy with inflated height on this site. Just compare him to the 186.8cm guy from height challenge # 8 and he will be more than 1.8cm shorter.
[Editor Rob: 6-7 years ago in Stargate he's still 6ft 1 .]
the shredder said on 13/Nov/11
I think 6'2 peak ... Btw , I use to think his name was Louis " Got sh!T " Jr ... LMAO .
mayo said on 12/Oct/11
Yes, the video does show Reeve taller and much bigger man than Gossett--proven the still photo was not credible. Kudos to those who found the video.
LAN Jiao said on 2/Oct/11
at peak he was listed 6'4 , claim 6'3 but he look 6'2.5 at peak. nowadays 6'1 range.
James said on 13/Sep/11
Gossett looked slightly shorter than 6'3.5 clint eastwood in 1987 so 6'3 flat peak is accurate.
Legend said on 26/Aug/11
He looked 6'2.5 peak to me.
mcfan said on 1/Aug/11
Christopher Reeves is obviously 2 inches taller than Gossett in that video proving what I have been saying all along: Gossett was only 6'2. I see he was lowered from 6'3.5 to 6'3. One more inch to subtract.
Danimal said on 24/Jul/11
James says on 26/May/11
Gossett, Christopher Reeve and Clint Eastwood do not possess that imposing vibe that legit 6'4 guys have.

You've gone from saying the above to now saying Eastwood was 6'5" peak. WOW.
Gus said on 23/Jul/11
Look at his Oscar speech for Officer and a gentleman,hes clearly 1.5 inches perhaps a hair more shorter than 6'4 Christopher Reeve,I certainly wouldnt have him more than 190cm at peak.

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Gus said on 23/Jul/11
Look at his Oscar speech for Officer and a gentleman,hes clearly 1.5 inches perhaps a hair more shorter than 6'4 Christopher Reeve,I certainly wouldnt have him more than 190cm at peak.
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Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
1,91 meters peak,I'm still extremely shocked he is anything near 1,9meters, before coming to celebheights.com i would have given him 6 foot MAX!
James said on 26/Jun/11
Yeah 6'4 seems unlikey at his peak. He didn't appear over the 191cm mark in an Officer and a Gentelman
J.J. said on 16/Jun/11
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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Jun/11
I think 6ft4 is joke...6ft3 isn't out of the question though
James said on 9/Jun/11
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 3/Jun/11
I'm beginning to wonder if this guy was even 6ft3

I don't know i mean i guess between 6'2-6'3 may have not been impossible but i think he did look around 6'3 in an Officer and a Gentleman. Would u not agree?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Jun/11
I'm beginning to wonder if this guy was even 6ft3
James said on 26/May/11
Gossett, Christopher Reeve and Clint Eastwood do not possess that imposing vibe that legit 6'4 guys have.

I think there is a chance all three i mentioned above were not as high as 6'4 at there peaks. At least Gossett was not for sure.
mcfan said on 25/May/11
James Garner wasn't 6'2, he was 6'1. Gossett, yes, was taller than him by an inch at 6'2. I just saw an episode of Rockford Files with James Woods and Garner was only 2 inches taller than him.
Shadow2 said on 21/May/11
I've just seen Lou in 1971's "Skin Game" with 6'1" James Garner, 5'9" Susan Clark, and 6'4.5" Andrew Duggan. I would estimate him at 6'2.5" way back then. (Garner is not wearing lifts in that movie.)
mcfan said on 7/May/11
That's because he was only 6'2.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 2/May/11
He doesnt really have that imposing presence that a 6"4 guy should have...in An Officer and A Gentleman he didn't tower over Richard Gere
mcfan said on 22/Apr/11
No, Lou Gossett Jr was only 6'2. Rob, this is another one that is obviously wrong.
Candyman said on 23/Mar/11
Ali says on 1/Mar/11
He's got 4 inches max on Rob. Probably lost 0.5
because he is older.

Current height 6ft. Prime 6'0.5 .

There is nothing 6ft3 about him. Not even 6'2.

Wrong Ali. There are many pictures of him next to Clint Eastwood and Christopher Reeves where he is just as tall as them. Just look at Clint and Reeves' pages and you will find them. Just as he has shrunk with age, so has Clint Eastwood, who is also around 6'1" now due to spinal shrinkage and hunchbacking.
James said on 22/Mar/11
Ali says on 1/Mar/11
He's got 4 inches max on Rob. Probably lost 0.5
because he is older.

Current height 6ft. Prime 6'0.5 .

There is nothing 6ft3 about him. Not even 6'2.

Similar in height to 6'4 christopher and clint eastwood back in the old days
Ali said on 1/Mar/11
He's got 4 inches max on Rob. Probably lost 0.5
because he is older.

Current height 6ft. Prime 6'0.5 .

There is nothing 6ft3 about him. Not even 6'2.
James said on 13/Feb/11
looks 179cm with rob becuase of his bad posture.
James said on 18/Jan/11
I personally think he fluctuated between 191-192cm at his peak.

Peak
Morning: 6'4 (193cm)
Mid-Morning: 6'3.75 (192cm)
Afternoon: 6'3.5 (192cm)
Evening: 6'3.25 (191cm)
Before bed: 6'3 (191cm)

I don't belive he was ever truely 6'4 though.
Dale said on 3/Jan/11
I'm watching An Officer and a Gentleman, and Lou looks way taller than Richard Gere and David Keith. Gere's height is listed as 5'10.5"; Keith's as 6' and 6'2".
krazy krippled! said on 1/Jan/11
hey guys, he might have been 6'3.5, sometimes the camera makes you taller, your approximates are based on his relative height when compared to his co-stars, maybe all of them used lifts to make him look shorter in AO&AG.
mcfan said on 30/Dec/10
Gossett was known to be 6'2. Where did the 6'3.5 claim come from? This is way off.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/10
Didn't look 6"4 at all in An Officer and a Gentleman
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Nov/10
So he's 186-187cm today.
Dow Jones said on 21/Jul/07
saw a photo of he and Christopher Reeve at 1979 Academy awards and they looked exactly the same height. May have lost 3 full inches.
dmeyer said on 17/Jul/07
looks like he has lost 2.5 in
sam said on 17/Jul/07
His shoulders look they're about twice the size of your's, Rob! I'm both surprised he's shrunk this much and that he's that old. I guess he must have been in his 50s at the peak of his fame in the '80s.
glenn said on 17/Jul/07
that was a classic.
Viper said on 16/Jul/07
He was badass in the "Principal"
glenn said on 16/Jul/07
had no idea he was that old.geez.i dont know if id reconize him.
CC-Tron said on 13/Mar/07
He seemed more than an 2 inches taller than 5'11 Isaac Hayes and was a little taller than 6'1 James Garner on the Rockford Files. I think he was legit 6'2 in the 70's.
Aussie Bloke said on 4/Nov/06
He only appeared marginally taller than Jim Belushi in "the principal", possibly he is only 6ft tall???

[Padraig: This man is way shorter than you'd imagine, Editor probably being a bit generous because he looked 6 feet maximum to me.]
Editor Rob said on 2/Oct/06
Saw him on Saturday. I think he's succumbed to 'old man hump' because he looked like a 6ft guy, maybe 6ft 1.
Danimal said on 8/Aug/06
Lou was the same height as Clint Eastwood at one point?
Height Tracker said on 7/Aug/06
In every movie he ever made with Dolph Lundgren, it seemed 6'5" Dolph was a couple inches taller
MarkO said on 20/Jul/06
One, maybe 2 inches taller than Garner in Rockford. But was Garner 6'1, 6'2,...??
The Horse of FUNK said on 5/May/06
I had no idea this guy was that tall. I've watched An Officer and a Gentleman many times and it just never struck me. When I look at photos though, I can see it. I guess he's one of those guys who appears shorter than they are on the screen.
Mr. R said on 20/Feb/06
I saw Lou Gossett last Thursday night at the Pan African Film Festival. I had met him in 2000 in DC, and he was definitely close to 6-4. But the other night, he is barely scratching 6-1. Someone took a pic of he and James Avery together, and Lou was significantly smaller.

[Editor Rob: I agree, in recent pics he does look to have succumbed to height loss in his latter years]
Josh said on 11/Jan/06
I think he was drafted by the New York Knicks.

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