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Richard Roundtree

Born: 1942

Biography

Richard Roundtree (July 9, 1942 – October 24, 2023) was an American actor. He is noted as being "the first black action hero" for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft, and its four sequels, released between 1972 and 2019. For his performance in the original film, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor in 1972. He reprised the role of Shaft in the movie Shaft (2019), starring Samuel L. Jackson. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth New Rochelle, New York, USA
Died 24/10/2023

Resources

Movies

Shaft

"Uncle" John Shaft in Shaft

Shaft

John Shaft in Shaft

Shaft's Big Score!

John Shaft in Shaft's Big Score!

Shaft in Africa

John Shaft in Shaft in Africa

Se7en

Talbot in Se7en

Wild Seven

Lee Marvin / Cleetus Woods in Wild Seven

George of the Jungle

Kwame in George of the Jungle

Earthquake

Miles Quade in Earthquake

Young Warriors

Sergeant John Austin in Young Warriors

Speed Racer

Ben Burns in Speed Racer

Steel

Uncle Joe in Steel

Brick

Assistant V.P. Trueman in Brick

Antitrust

Lyle Barton in Antitrust

The Banker

Lloyd in The Banker

Q

Powell in Q

Opposing Force

Stafford in Opposing Force

Escape to Athena

Nat Judson in Escape to Athena

Maniac Cop

Commissioner Pike in Maniac Cop

An Eye for an Eye

Capt. Stevens in An Eye for an Eye

The Confidant

Claude in The Confidant

City Heat

Dehl Swift in City Heat

Ladies of the House

Stan in Ladies of the House

Corky Romano

Howard Shuster in Corky Romano

BaadAsssss Cinema

Self in BaadAsssss Cinema

Angel III: The Final Chapter

Lt. Doniger in Angel III: The Final Chapter

Jocks

Chip in Jocks

Crack House

Lt. Johnson in Crack House

Portrait of a Hitman

Coco Morrell in Portrait of a Hitman

Painkiller Jane

Colonel Watts in Painkiller Jane

Charley-One-Eye

The Black Man in Charley-One-Eye

A Time to Die

Captain Ralph Phipps in A Time to Die

Man Friday

Friday in Man Friday

Christmas in Connecticut

Prescott in Christmas in Connecticut

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight

Samuel Stark in Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight

One Down, Two to Go

Ralph in One Down, Two to Go

Night Visitor

Captain Crane in Night Visitor

The Big Score

Gordon in The Big Score

Diamonds

Archie in Diamonds

Party Line

Captain Barnes in Party Line

Getting Even

Dundee in Getting Even

Joe and Max

Jack Blackburn in Joe and Max

Bad Jim

July in Bad Jim

Inchon

Sgt. Augustus Henderson in Inchon

The Fifth Missile

Cmdr. Frederick Bryce in The Fifth Missile

Set Apart

J.T. in Set Apart

Sins of the Night

Les in Sins of the Night

Day of the Assassin

Fessler in Day of the Assassin

Game for Vultures

Gideon Marunga in Game for Vultures

Killpoint

Agent Bill Bryant in Killpoint

Theodore Rex

Commissioner Lynch in Theodore Rex

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady

Interracial Couple in What Do You Say to a Naked Lady

Gypsy Angels

Dr. Carlson in Gypsy Angels

Original Gangstas

Slick in Original Gangstas

Whatever She Wants

Theodore Wolf in Whatever She Wants

Al's Lads

Boom-Boom in Al's Lads

Embassy

Dick Shannon in Embassy

Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon

Tahsi in Max Havoc: Curse Of The Dragon

Body of Influence

Harry Reams in Body of Influence

Boat Trip

Felicia's Dad in Boat Trip

Retreat!

Henshaw in Retreat!

Amityville: A New Generation

Pauli in Amityville: A New Generation

Mind Twister

Frank Webb in Mind Twister

Point of Entry

Miles Porter in Point of Entry

Soul in Cinema: Filming 'Shaft' on Location

Self in Soul in Cinema: Filming 'Shaft' on Location

Firehouse

Shelly Forsythe in Firehouse

Deadly Rivals

Agent Peterson in Deadly Rivals

Shadows of Desire

Dunc in Shadows of Desire

Shaft

John Shaft, Sr. in Shaft

Bonanza: The Return

Jacob Briscoe in Bonanza: The Return

Bonanza: Under Attack

Jacob in Bonanza: Under Attack

Miami Cops

Gamble in Miami Cops

Collar

Alonzo Sparks in Collar

Black as the Heart

Rod in Black as the Heart

What Men Want

Skip Davis in What Men Want

A Family Reunion Christmas

Jebidiah McKellan in A Family Reunion Christmas

Diary of a Single Mom

Lou Bailey in Diary of a Single Mom

Nationtime

Self in Nationtime

Haunting of the Mary Celeste

Tulls in Haunting of the Mary Celeste

Final Approach

Gary Markash in Final Approach

Vegas Vampires

Rick Apping in Vegas Vampires

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

Self in A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

Ballistic

Harold in Ballistic

Hawaiian Gardens

M.O. in Hawaiian Gardens

Men Cry in the Dark

in Men Cry in the Dark

Moving On

Ralph in Moving On

Any Place But Home

Gil Oberman in Any Place But Home

Thelma

Ben in Thelma

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored

Cleve in Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored

The Baron and the Kid

Frosty in The Baron and the Kid

Undercover Brother

John Shaft (archive footage) (uncredited) in Undercover Brother

Blind Man's Bluff

Gray in Blind Man's Bluff

All The Days Before Tomorrow

El Doctor in All The Days Before Tomorrow

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Booker T. Washington in Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years

Harlem to Hollywood

Self in Harlem to Hollywood

TV Shows