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Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree was a leading man in many "blaxploitation" movies in the 1970s. He is best known for his role as John Shaft in Shaft (1971), and starred in its two sequels as well. As the 1970s and 1980s progressed he starred more in low-budget movies. He was in a few occasional high-profile, if a tad offbeat, films. Among his more notable work ...

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Jul 9, 1942 In New Rochelle, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater
Latest Project:
Series Chicago Fire 2016-03-06

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.

Known For
Poster of George of the Jungle
Poster of Se7en
Poster of Shaft
Poster of Brick
Series Wild On... Unknown 2017
Movie Old School Gangstas Unknown 2017
Movie Retreat! Unknown 2016
Movie Collar Unknown 2016
Series Being Mary Jane Paul Patterson, Sr. 2016-03-06
Series Chicago Fire Unknown 2016-03-06
Series The Player Unknown 2015-09-24
Movie Whatever She Wants Unknown 2014
Series Unsung Hollywood Unknown 2014
Movie BET Awards 2013 Unknown 2013-06-30
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Movie Duke Unknown 2013
Movie This Bitter Earth Unknown 2012
Movie The Trial of Ben Barry Unknown 2012
Movie Django Unchained Unknown 2012-12-25
Movie Go Beyond the Lens Unknown 2011
Movie 19th Annual Trumpet Awards Unknown 2011-04-24
Movie Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! Unknown 2010
Movie The Confidant Claude 2010-08-24
Movie 1 a Minute Unknown 2010
Movie Veil Unknown 2010
Series Meet the Browns Unknown 2009
Series Diary of a Single Mom Unknown 2009
Series Knight Rider Unknown 2009
Movie Set Apart Unknown 2009
Movie Breast Cancer: An African American Perspective Unknown 2009
Series COC Elite Unknown 2009
Movie Speed Racer Unknown 2008-05-09
Movie 16th Annual Trumpet Awards Unknown 2008
Movie Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family Unknown 2008
Series The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Movie Ebony Fashion Fair: 50 Years of Style Himself 2008-02-17
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2008
Movie Ladies of the House Unknown 2008
Series Lincoln Heights Unknown 2007
Movie Point of Entry Unknown 2007
Series Heroes Unknown 2007-01-31
Movie Classified X Unknown 2007-03-12
Movie Final Approach Unknown 2007
Series Cinemassacre's Monster Madness Unknown 2007-10-01
Series Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-19
Movie Vegas Vampires Unknown 2007
Movie All the Days Before Tomorrow Unknown 2007
Movie 2006 Trumpet Awards Unknown 2006-03-12
Series The Turn On Unknown 2006
Series Blade: The Series Unknown 2006
Movie Wild Seven Unknown 2006
Movie America's Top Sleuths Unknown 2006
Movie Scarface: The World Is Yours Unknown 2006-10-01
Series The Closer Unknown 2005-06-13
Movie Painkiller Jane Unknown 2005
Movie The John H. Johnson Story Unknown 2005
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Negermagasinet Unknown 2005
Series Close to Home Unknown 2005-10-04
Movie Brick Unknown 2005
Movie Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon Unknown 2004
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie 2004 Trumpet Awards Himself 2004-02-01
Series Ultimate Film Fanatic Unknown 2004-07-01
Movie Soul Comes Home Unknown 2003
Series 1-800-Missing Unknown 2003-08-02
Movie Men Cry in the Dark Unknown 2003
Movie Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Unknown 2003-09-23
Movie Boat Trip Felicia's Dad 2003-03-21
Movie Undercover Brother Unknown 2002-05-31
Movie Baadasssss Cinema Himself 2002-08-14
Movie Roots: Celebrating 25 Years Himself 2002-01-18
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 2002
Movie Joe and Max Unknown 2002
Movie Capone's Boys Unknown 2002
Movie The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow Unknown 2002
Movie 2002 Trumpet Awards Unknown 2002
Movie Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular Unknown 2001
Movie Antitrust Unknown 2001-01-12
Series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie Hawaiian Gardens Unknown 2001
Movie Shoot! Unknown 2001
Movie Corky Romano Unknown 2001
Movie Shaft Uncle John Shaft 2000-06-16
Series I Love 1970's Unknown 2000-07-22
Series Resurrection Blvd. Unknown 2000-06-26
Series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Series Linc's Unknown 2000
Movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Unknown 1999
Series Rescue 77 Captain Durfee 1999-03-15
Movie Akuji the Heartless Unknown 1998
Movie 29th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 1998
Movie Steel Unknown 1997-08-15
Movie George of the Jungle Unknown 1997-07-16
Series Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Unknown 1997
Series 413 Hope St. Phil Thomas 1997-09-11
Movie Any Place But Home Unknown 1997
Movie Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Unknown 1996-01-26
Series Buddies Unknown 1996
Movie Original Gangstas Unknown 1996
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1996
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-06
Movie Cop Files Unknown 1995
Movie Se7en Unknown 1995-09-22
Movie Theodore Rex Commissioner Lynch 1995-12-14
Series Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater Unknown 1995
Movie Bonanza: Under Attack Unknown 1995
Movie Ballistic Unknown 1995
Movie Mind Twister Unknown 1994
Movie Shadows of Desire Unknown 1994
Series Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Movie 1994 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 1994
Movie Bonanza: The Return Unknown 1993
Movie Moscacieca Unknown 1993
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Series Without Walls Unknown 1993
Movie Amityville: A New Generation Pauli 1993-09-29
Movie Deadly Rivals Unknown 1993
Movie Body of Influence Unknown 1993
Movie Sins of the Night Unknown 1993
Movie Christmas in Connecticut Unknown 1992
Movie Bad Jim July 1992-08-14
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Series Vicki! Unknown 1992-08-31
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Unknown 1992
Series Hearts Are Wild Unknown 1992
Series Roc Unknown 1991-08-24
Movie The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards Unknown 1991
Movie Black as the Heart Unknown 1991
Movie A Time to Die Unknown 1991
Series Amen Unknown 1990
Series Dream On Unknown 1990-07-08
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Series The Marsha Warfield Show Unknown 1990-03-26
Movie Masquerade Unknown 1990
Movie Miami Cops Gamble 1989-04-08
Series Generations Unknown 1989-03-06
Series The Young Riders Unknown 1989-09-20
Movie The Banker Unknown 1989
Movie Getting Even Unknown 1989
Movie Night Visitor Unknown 1989
Movie Crack House Unknown 1989
Movie Maniac Cop Commissioner Pike 1988-05-13
Movie Cadets Unknown 1988
Movie Party Line Unknown 1988
Movie Angel III: The Final Chapter Unknown 1988
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1988
Series Outlaws Unknown 1987
Series Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-05
Series A Different World Unknown 1987-09-24
Movie Jocks Unknown 1986
Series Ebony/Jet Showcase Unknown 1986
Series ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1986
Movie Opposing Force Unknown 1986
Movie The Fifth Missile Unknown 1986
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series The New Hollywood Squares Unknown 1986-09-15
Series MacGyver Unknown 1985-10-06
Series Hollywood Beat Unknown 1985-09-21
Series A.D. Serpenius 1985-03-31
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Black Hollywood Himself 1984-11-28
Movie The Baron and the Kid Unknown 1984
Movie City Heat Unknown 1984
Movie Portrait of a Hitman Coco Morrell 1984-01-01
Movie Killpoint Unknown 1984
Series Masquerade Unknown 1983
Movie Just an Overnight Guest Unknown 1983
Movie The Big Score Unknown 1983
Movie Young Warriors Unknown 1983
Movie One Down, Two to go Unknown 1982
Movie Q Unknown 1982
Movie An Eye for an Eye Unknown 1981
Movie Inchon Unknown 1981
Movie Gypsy Angels Unknown 1980
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie Escape to Athena Nat Judson 1979-06-06
Movie Game for Vultures Unknown 1979
Movie Day of the Assassin Unknown 1979
Series CHiPs Unknown 1977-09-15
Series Roots Sam Bennett 1977-01-23
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie Circus of the Stars #2 Unknown 1977
Movie Freedom Is None 1976-02-10
Movie Man Friday Unknown 1975
Series Celebrity Tennis Unknown 1975
Movie Diamonds Unknown 1975
Movie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas Unknown 1974-11-15
Movie Earthquake Miles 1974-11-15
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series Celebrity Bowling Unknown 1973
Movie Charley-One-Eye Unknown 1973
Series Shaft Unknown 1973
Movie Shaft in Africa Unknown 1973
Movie Firehouse Unknown 1973
Movie Shaft's Big Score! Unknown 1972
Movie The 44th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1972
Movie Parachute to Paradise Unknown 1972
Movie Embassy Unknown 1972
Movie Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location Unknown 1971
Movie Shaft Unknown 1971-07-02
Movie What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? Unknown 1970
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Series New York, New York Unknown 1969
Series The Hollywood Squares Unknown 1966-10-17
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series As the World Turns Unknown 1956-04-02