Richard Roundtree Biography

Birthday: 1942-07-09
Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m) Mini Biography Rich
Wiki Biography: 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 in that period were Escape to Athena (1979), City Heat (1984) and the socially conscious but badly received Game for Vultures (1979). Roundtree has been active in movies these days. He became popular again in the 1990s with his role in Se7en (1995), and was well received for reprising his role as the classic hero, and Samuel L. Jackson's uncle, in the 2000 remake of the film that made him a star, Shaft (2000).

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Roots 1977 Drama
Cadets Sergeant Matt Gideon 1988 - 1988
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Dr. Mumford / ... 1990 Comedy
George of the Jungle 1997 Action
Rescue 77 1999 Drama
Shaft Uncle John Shaft 2000 Action
Point of Entry 2007 Action
Warzone Slick 2009
Being Mary Jane Paul Patterson SR 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? 1970 Comedy
Shaft in Africa John Shaft 1973 0, Game Show
Earthquake 1974 Action, Drama, Thriller
Roots 1977 Drama, History
Escape to Athena 1979 Action, Adventure, Comedy
An Eye for an Eye 1981 Adventure, Action, Crime
Inchon 1982 Drama, History
The Fifth Missile 1986 Drama, Thriller
Opposing Force Stafford 1986 Action, Drama, Thriller
Jocks Chip Williams 1986 Comedy, Sport
Maniac Cop Commissioner Pike 1988 Action, Crime, Horror
Party Line Captain Barnes 1988 Thriller
Angel III: The Final Chapter Lt. Doniger 1988 Action, Drama
La vendetta Dundee 1989 Action, Adventure
Night Visitor 1989 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Crack House Lt. Johnson 1989 Action, Crime, Drama
The Banker Lloyd 1990 Thriller
A Time to Die Captain Ralph Phipps 1991 Action, Crime, Drama
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight 1992
Bad Jim July 1992
Amityville: A New Generation Pauli 1993 Game Show, 0
Deadly Rivals Agent Peterson 1993 Action, Drama, Thriller
Sins of the Night Les 1993 Thriller
Mind Twister Frank Webb 1994 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Theodore Rex 1995 0, Sport, 0, 0
Ballistic Harold 1995 Action
Original Gangstas 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
George of the Jungle 1997 0, 0, 0
Steel 1997 Sport, 0
Corky Romano Howard Shuster 2001 0, 0
Antitrust 2001 0, 0, Comedy
Hawaiian Gardens M.O. 2001
Capone's Boys Boom-Boom 2002 Drama, Crime
BaadAsssss Cinema 2002
Boat Trip 2003 Comedy
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon 2004
Brick Assistant V.P. Trueman 2006 Mystery, Thriller
Wild Seven Lee Marvin - Cleetus Woods 2006 Crime, Drama
All the Days Before Tomorrow El Doctor 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set Apart J.T. 2009
The Confidant Claude 2010 Thriller
Collar Reverend Alonzo Sparks 2011 Crime, Drama
Go Beyond the Lens Guess 2011
Retreat! Henshaw 2012 Comedy, Drama
This Bitter Earth Grady 2012 Drama, Music
Duke J.T. 2013 Drama
Shaft Uncle John Shaft 2019 0, Comedy