Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

Highest Rated: 88% 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
Seven
Brick
Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
Q
Shaft
Shaft in Africa
Shaft's Big Score!

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 12% Haunting of the Mary Celeste Tulls (Character) - 2020
34% 94% Shaft John Shaft, Sr. (Character) $21.4M 2019
41% 33% What Men Want Skip Davis (Character) $54.6M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duke J.T. (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 0% 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 33% 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 17% 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
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
12% 19% Steel Uncle Joe (Character) $1.7M 1997
56% 41% George of the Jungle Kwame (Character) $105.3M 1997
No Score Yet 17% Any Place but Home Gil Oberman (Character) - 1997
53% 47% Original Gangstas Slick (Character) $3.3M 1996
0% 18% Theodore Rex Commissioner Lynch (Character) $53.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet 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 50% 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 8% 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 41% Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Samuel Stark (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Heart Rod (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 45% Crack House Lt. Johnson (Character) $210.2K 1989
No Score Yet 0% Bad Jim July (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 16% Night Visitor Captain Crane (Character) $108.4K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Cops Gamble (Character) - 1989
50% 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 31% 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
71% 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 33% 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
No Score Yet 67% Diamonds Archie (Character) - 1975
33% 65% Man Friday Friday (Character) - 1975
44% 36% Earthquake Miles Quade (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 20% Charley One-Eye The Black Man (Character) - 1973
60% 52% Shaft in Africa John Shaft (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 11% Firehouse Shelly Forsythe (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Embassy Richard `'Dick'` Shannon (Character) - 1972
58% 47% Shaft's Big Score! John Shaft (Character) - 1972
88% 68% Shaft John Shaft (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2019
90% 77% Being Mary Jane Paul Patterson Sr. (Character),
Paul Patterson, Sr. (Guest Star)
2014-2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 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 85% Chicago Fire Wallace Boden, Sr. (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
51% 81% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Floyd Benton (Guest Star) 2011
9% 50% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 83% The Closer Col. D.B. Walter (Guest Star) 2005
72% 88% Desperate Housewives Mr. Shaw (Guest Star) 2004
86% 90% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% 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 Renegade Gene Collins (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Ben (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% 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 94% 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