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      Richard Roundtree

      Richard Roundtree

      Highest Rated: 87% Shaft (1971)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Jul 9, 1942

      Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, USA

      This handsome black lead made his name as the smooth title character in the classic action film "Shaft" (1971), which while not exactly a blaxploitation movie itself, spawned a generation of them. Richard Roundtree subsequently starred in two sequels--"Shaft's Big Score" (1972) and "Shaft in Africa" (1973)--as well as a CBS TV series, "Shaft" (1973-1974) before settling in as a second lead and occasional star of various projects. There were years during the 1980s when the "Shaft" stigma seemed to put an early end to Roundtree's career, but he bounced back in the 90s with numerous films and TV shows. He was tapped to lead an ensemble cast, playing the head of a center for troubled teens in the Fox drama series "413 Hope Street" (1997).

      Highest rated movies

      Shaft poster
      Shaft
      Seven poster Seven Moving On poster Moving On Brick poster
      Brick
      Q poster
      Q
      Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored poster
      Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
      Shaft poster Shaft Shaft in Africa poster
      Shaft in Africa

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      80% No Score Yet Moving On Ralph (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet 12% Haunting of the Mary Celeste Tulls (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sin Choice Unknown (Character) - 2020
      34% 94% Shaft John Shaft, Sr. (Character) $21.4M 2019
      42% 33% What Men Want Skip Davis (Character) $54.6M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Family Reunion Christmas Grandpa (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Duke J.T. (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Whatever She Wants Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Being Mary Jane Paul Patterson, Sr. (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Ben Barry Ben Barry (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 32% The Confidant Claude (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 45% Set Apart J.T. (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 44% Ladies of the House Stan (Character) - 2008
      41% 60% Speed Racer Ben Burns (Character) $43.9M 2008
      No Score Yet 38% Panic Button Det. Miles Porter (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 62% All the Days Before Tomorrow El Doctor (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 14% Wild Seven Lee Marvin -- Cleetus Woods (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 57% Painkiller Jane Colonel Watts (Character) - 2005
      80% 86% Brick VP Trueman (Character) $2.1M 2005
      No Score Yet 22% Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon Tahsi (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 15% Vegas Vampires Rick Apping (Character) - 2003
      7% 36% Boat Trip Felicia's Dad (Character) $8.6M 2003
      No Score Yet 88% Men Cry in the Dark Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 54% Joe and Max Jack Blackburn (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Al's Lads Boom-Boom (Character) - 2002
      7% 39% Corky Romano Howard Shuster (Character) $24.0M 2001
      24% 50% Antitrust Lyle Barton (Character) $11.0M 2001
      No Score Yet 68% Baadasssss Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hawaiian Gardens M.o (Character) - 2001
      67% 41% Shaft Uncle John Shaft (Character) $70.3M 2000
      No Score Yet 67% Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Booker T. Washington (Character) - 1999
      55% 41% George of the Jungle Kwame (Character) $105.3M 1997
      12% 19% Steel Uncle Joe (Character) $1.7M 1997
      No Score Yet 17% Any Place but Home Gil Oberman (Character) - 1997
      53% 47% Original Gangstas Slick (Character) $3.3M 1996
      0% 19% Theodore Rex Commissioner Lynch (Character) $53.3M 1996
      No Score Yet 60% Bonanza: Under Attack Jacob (Character) - 1995
      82% 95% Seven Dist. Atty. Martin Talbot (Character) $100.1M 1995
      71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Cleve (Character) $65.1K 1995
      No Score Yet 33% Shadows of Desire Dunc (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 60% Fist of Justice Harold (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 40% Bonanza: The Return Jacob Briscoe (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 36% Sins of the Night Les (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 28% Amityville: A New Generation Pauli (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 0% Mind Twister Frank Webb (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Even Dundee (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 12% Body of Influence Harry Reams (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 32% Christmas in Connecticut Prescott (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Rivals Agent Peterson (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Heart Rod (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 41% Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Samuel Stark (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Time to Die Captain Ralph Phipps (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 30% The Banker Lloyd (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 0% Bad Jim July (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 45% Crack House Lt. Johnson (Character) $210.2K 1989
      No Score Yet 20% Night Visitor Captain Crane (Character) $108.4K 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Cops Gamble (Character) - 1989
      53% 40% Maniac Cop Commissioner Pike (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 0% Angel III: The Final Chapter Lt. Doniger (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 14% Jocks Chip Williams (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 35% Opposing Force Stafford (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Outlaws Isaiah "Ice" McAdams (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 17% Killpoint Agent Bill Bryant (Character) - 1984
      22% 24% City Heat Dehl Swift (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 86% The Baron and the Kid Frosty (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 8% The Big Score Gordon (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 44% Young Warriors Sergeant John Austin (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 11% One Down, Two to Go Ralph (Character) - 1982
      73% 43% Q Powell (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Day of the Assassin Fessler (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 39% An Eye for an Eye Capt. Stevens (Character) - 1981
      0% 7% Inchon! Sgt. Augustus Henderson (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Angels Dr. Carlson (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 32% Escape to Athena Nat Judson (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 18% Game for Vultures Gideon Marunga (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Hitman Coco Morrell (Character) - 1977
      33% 65% Man Friday Friday (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 67% Diamonds Archie (Character) - 1975
      47% 36% Earthquake Miles Quade (Character) - 1974
      64% 52% Shaft in Africa John Shaft (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 11% Firehouse Shelly Forsythe (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 20% Charley One-Eye The Black Man (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Embassy Richard `'Dick'` Shannon (Character) - 1972
      58% 47% Shaft's Big Score! John Shaft (Character) - 1972
      87% 68% Shaft John Shaft (Character) - 1971

      TV

      Credit
      78% 100% Cherish the Day Mandeville "MV" St. James (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 77% Being Mary Jane Paul Patterson Sr. (Character),
      Paul Patterson, Sr. (Guest Star)
      2014-2015 2017 2019
      89% 76% Lethal Weapon Don Bennett (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 76% Lee Daniel's Star Charles Floyd (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      38% 76% The Player Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 86% Chicago Fire Wallace Boden, Sr. (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Floyd Benton (Guest Star) 2011
      5% 50% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      52% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      83% 84% The Closer Col. D.B. Walter (Guest Star) 2005
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Mr. Shaw (Guest Star) 2004
      86% 88% Alias Brill (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2000-2001
      0% No Score Yet Rescue 77 Unknown (Character) 1999
      17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Buddies Henry Carlisle (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 74% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Ben (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Cleon Manning (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
      No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Character) 1973-1974