Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. says he is being treated for prostate cancer. Gossett said that it was caught early, and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Gossett won an Oscar for Best Supporting actor in 1983 for his role as Sergeant Foley who whips Richard Gere into shape in “An Officer and a Gentleman.”
Some other 80’s fans may also remember Gossett’s role as Walt Shephard in the TV show “The Powers of Matthew Star”. He was also in some other fun 80’s movies such as “Iron Eagle”, “Jaws-3D”, “Enemy Mine”, and “Firewalker”.