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 of 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 an 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 a first cousin of actor Louis Gossett, Jr. 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.
- 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)