Robert Gossett

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Robert Gossett
Born (1954-03-03) March 3, 1954 (age 64)
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Michele Gossett

Robert Gossett (born March 3, 1954) is an American television, theater, and film actor. Gossett landed his first professional job after he graduated from high school in a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He went on to act in the Broadway production of Lloyd Richard's Fences, Hal Scott's A Raisin in the Sun and Donald McKayle's The Last Minstrel Show. He also performed in the Negro Ensemble Company's productions of Manhattan Made Me, Sons & Fathers of Sons, A Soldier's Play and Colored People's Time. Robert also has extensive television experience with guest starring roles on Crossing Jordan, NYPD Blue, and Black Angel. In film, Gossett has acted in the Jeff Bridges/Tim Robbins film Arlington Road and the Sandra Bullock movie The Net.

Gossett is the nephew of actor Louis Gossett, Jr.[1] He is married to theater director Michele Gossett, and starred as Commander Russell Taylor on the TNT crime drama, The Closer and on its successor series Major Crimes.


  • Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984) - Eddie
  • Batman Returns (1992) - TV Anchorman
  • The Net (1995) - Ben Phillips
  • White Man's Burden (1995) - John
  • Phoenix (1995) - Barker
  • The Maker (1997) - Partner
  • Arlington Road (1999) - FBI Agent Whit Carver
  • Jimmy Zip (1999) - Horace Metcalf
  • The Living Witness (1999) - Phil Jackson
  • Devious Beings (2002) - Damone
  • The Inner Circle (2005) - Leo
  • Flying By (2009) - Michael
  • Tied to a Chair (2011) - Det. Peter Farrell
  • Revelation Road: The Black Rider (2014) - The Shepherd
  • How To Get Rid Of A Body (and still be friends) (2016) - Mr. Morris


  • NAACP Theater Award for Best Performance by a Male, Indigo Blues (1993)
  • Dramalogue Best Actor Award, Indigo Blues (1993)
  • LA Weekly Theater Award, Washington Square Moves (1995)
  • Dramalogue Best Actor Award, Washington Square Moves (1995)


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