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RICHARD ROUNDTREE BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Richard Roundtree was born on July 9th, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York.  He became best known in the industry for his role as private detective, John Shaft in the 1971 film, "Shaft" and the following sequels, "Shaft's Big Score" (1972) and "Shaft in Africa" (1973).
 
He began his career as a fashion model and later moved into the acting arena.  Along with pursuing a career in entertainment he earned a football scholarship to study at Southern Illinois University.  To break into acting, he began working as a stage actor in such productions as, "The Great White Hope". 
 
As his career progressed he continued to work in films being seen in such features as, "Escape to Athena" (1979), "City Heat" (1984), "Game for Vultures" (1979), "Se7en" (1995) and the remake of "Shaft" in 2000.
 
Along with film roles he has made a number of television appearances on such series as, "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1991), "Touched By an Angel" (1996), "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" (1998), "As the World Turns" (2002-2003), "Desperate Housewives" (2004-2005), "Heroes" (2006-2007) and "Lincoln Heights" (2007-2009).
 
Some of his latest roles have been in the film, "Speed Racer" (2008), "Go Beyond the Lens" (2011) and soon to release in 2012, "Duke", "Retreat!" and "The Bitter Eart".
 
Roundtree has five children total, three daughter from his first wife and a daughter and  son, from his marriage to Karen Roundtree whom he wed in 1980 but later divorced.  In 1993 he was diagnosed with breast cancer and became an advocate talking to men's groups about breast cancer awareness. 


Filmography

2012 This Bitter Eart
2012 Retreat! 
2012 Duke 
2011 Go Beyond the Lens 
2011 Collar 
2011 The Mentalist
2009-2010 Diary of a Single Mom 
2010 The Confidant
2010 Meet the Browns
2010 Veil 
2010 Whatever She Wants 
2007-2009 Lincoln Heights
2009 Knight Rider 
2009 Set Apart
2008 Ladies of the House 
2008 Speed Racer 
2007 Point of Entry 
2007 Final Approach 
2006-2007 Heroes 
2007 All the Days Before Tomorrow 
2006 Close to Home 
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours
2006 Grey's Anatomy 
2006 Blade: The Series 
2006 Wild Seven 
2005 Painkiller Jane 
2005 The Closer 
2004-2005 Desperate Housewives 
2005 Brick 
2004 Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon 
2003-2004 Alias 
2003 1-800-Missing       
2003 Vegas Vampires
2003 Men Cry in the Dark
2002-2003 As the World Turns
2002 Boat Trip
2002 Capone's Boys 
2002 Joe and Max 
2001 Resurrection Blvd. 
2001 Corky Romano
2001 Hawaiian Gardens 
2000-2001 Soul Food 
2001 Shoot!
2001 Antitrust 
2000 Shaft 
1999 Linc's 
1999 Rescue 77 
1999 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years 
1998 Akuji the Heartless 
1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1997-1998 413 Hope St.
1997 Profiler
1997 Steel 
1997 George of the Jungle 
1997 Any Place But Home
1997 The Big Score
1996 Original Gangstas
1990-1996 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 
1996 Buddies 
1996 Touched by an Angel 
1995 Ballistic
1995 Theodore Rex
1995 Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 
1995 Se7en
1995 The Wayans Bros. 
1995 Bonanza: Under Attack
1994 Renegade
1994 Shadows of Desire
1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 
1991-1994 Roc 
1994 Mind Twister 
1993 Bonanza: The Return 
1993 Sins of the Night
1993 Amityville: A New Generation 
1993 Deadly Rivals 
1993 Body of Influence
1993 Moscacieca 
1992 L.A. Law 
1992 Christmas in Connecticut 
1992 Hearts Are Wild
1992 Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight
1991 A Time to Die
1991 Beverly Hills, 90210
1991 The Young Riders 
1991 Black as the Heart 
1990 MacGyver 
1990 Bad Jim 
1990 21 Jump Street 
1989-1991 Generations 
1989 Beauty and the Beast 
1989 Amen 
1989 A Different World 
1989 Crack House 
1989 The Banker 
1989 Night Visitor 
1989 Miami Cops
1988 Murder, She Wrote 
1988 Party Line
1988 Cadets 
1988 Angel III: The Final Chapter 
1988 Maniac Cop
1988 ABC Afterschool Specials
1988 La vendetta
1986-1987 Outlaws
1986 Jocks 
1986 Opposing Force
1986 The Fifth Missile 
1985 A.D.
1984 City Heat 
1984 The Baron and the Kid 
1984 Killpoint 
1983 Masquerade 
1983 The Big Score 
1983 Young Warriors 
1983 Magnum, P.I.
1983 Just an Overnight Guest 
1982 One Down, Two to Go
1982 Q 
1981 An Eye for an Eye 
1981 Inchon 
1981 CHiPs 
1980 The Love Boat
1980 Gypsy Angels 
1979 Day of the Assassin 
1979 Game for Vultures 
1979 Portrait of a Hitman
1979 Escape to Athena
1977 Roots
1976 Freedom Is
1975 Diamonds 
1975 Man Friday 
1974 Earthquake 
1973-1974 Shaft 
1973 Shaft in Africa 
1973 Charley-One-Eye 
1973 Firehouse 
1973 Embassy 
1972 Shaft's Big Score! 
1971 Shaft
1970 What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?





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