Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree
1942 - 2023
Richard Roundtree  American Actor
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Richard Roundtree dating history

Relationships

Richard Roundtree was previously married to Karen Ciernia (1980 - 1998) and Mary Jane Grant (1963 - 1968).

Richard Roundtree was in relationships with Thorne Maxwell (1977), Cathy Lee Crosby (1974 - 1977) and Freda Payne (1970 - 1973).

Richard Roundtree had encounters with Hope Clarke (1971) and Emilie Blake Walker (1971).

About

American Actor Richard Roundtree was born Richard Arnold Roundtree on 9th July, 1942 in New Rochelle, New York, USA and passed away on 24th Oct 2023 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 81. He is most remembered for his roles as John Shaft in the 1971 blaxploitation crime action thriller film Shaft and four of its subsequent sequels, Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), its 2000 sequel film and its 2019 sequel film, as well as the eponymous television series (1973-1974), Sam Bennett in the ABC epic drama miniseries Roots, Dr. Daniel Reubens in the NBC daytime soap opera Generations, Mr. Kwame in the 1997 comedy film George of the Jungle, and Mr. Shaw in the ABC comedy-drama mystery series Desperate Housewives. His zodiac sign is Cancer.

Richard Roundtree was in an on-screen matchup with Rosalind Miles in Shaft's Big Score! (1972).

Richard Roundtree is a member of the following lists: Actors from New York, American film actors and American television actors.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Married2 18 years 11 years, 6 months 5 years
Dating3 46 years, 4 months 17 years, 5 months 3 years
Encounter2 53 years, 3 months 53 years, 3 months -
Total7 53 years, 3 months 26 years 3 years

Details

First Name Richard
Middle Name Arnold
Last Name Roundtree
Full Name at Birth Richard Arnold Roundtree
Alternative Name Richard, Richard Arnold Roundtree, Richard Roundtree
Birthday 9th July, 1942
Birthplace New Rochelle, New York, USA
Died 24th October, 2023
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic Cancer
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, New York, United States (1961)
University Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Occupation Text Actor, former Model
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame his roles as John Shaft in the 1971 blaxploitation crime action thriller film Shaft and four of its subsequent sequels, Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), its 2000 sequel film and its 2019 sequel film, as well as the eponymous television series (1973-1974), Sam Bennett in the ABC epic drama miniseries Roots, Dr. Daniel Reubens in the NBC daytime soap opera Generations, Mr. Kwame in the 1997 comedy film George of the Jungle, and Mr. Shaw in the ABC comedy-drama mystery series Desperate Housewives
Year(s) Active 1970–present, 1963–present, 1963–2023
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Stone Manners Salners Agency
Brand Endorsement TV commercial for Reebok (1996)
Official Websites www.nndb.com/people/408/000024336/

Richard Arnold Roundtree (July 9, 1942 – October 24, 2023) was an American actor and model, who was best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 blaxploitation film Shaft and four of its sequels, Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973), its 2000 sequel and its 2019 sequel, as well the eponymous television series (1973-1974). He was also known for his features in several TV series, including Roots, Generations, and Desperate Housewives.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Richard Roundtree81 CancerActor
American
Karen Ciernia-Spouse
American
Thorne Maxwell-Model
American
Cathy Lee Crosby79 SagittariusActress
American
Hope Clarke83 AriesActress
American
Emilie Blake Walker80Model
American
Freda Payne81 VirgoSinger
American
Mary Jane Grant-

Children

NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Kelli ElaineFemale196559 years oldMary Jane Grant
Nicole SuzanFemale196757 years oldMary Jane Grant
Tayler MarieFemale198836 years oldKaren Ciernia
Morgan ElizabethFemale199034 years oldKaren Ciernia
John JamesMale3rd November, 199825 years oldKaren Ciernia

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Thelma2024BenMovie
Collar - Directors Cut2023Reverend Alonzo SparksMovie
Moving On2022RalphMovie
Sacrifice2021Ellis ShawTV Show
Cherish the Day2020Mandeville 'MV' St. JamesTV Show
Swedish Erotica (a comedy)2020JeremiahShort Film
The Sin Choice2020Movie
Game On! A Comedy Crossover Event2020GrandpaTV Show
Haunting of the Mary Celeste2020TullsMovie
Duke2019J.T.Movie
Shaft2019John Shaft, Sr.Movie
What Men Want2019Skip DavisMovie
Family Reunion2019Grandpa / Jeb McKellan / Jebidiah McKellan / ...TV Show
A Family Reunion Christmas2019GrandpaTV Movie
Retreat!2016HenshawMovie
Star2016Charles FloydTV Show
Lethal Weapon2016Don BennettTV Show
Collar2015Reverend Alonzo SparksMovie
The Player2015Judge Samuel LettsTV Show
Being Mary Jane2013Paul Patterson, Sr.TV Show
Chicago Fire2012Wallace Boden, Sr.TV Show
The Trial of Ben Barry2012Ben BarryShort Film
The Confidant2010ClaudeMovie
Veil2010Michael DradenShort Film
This Bitter Earth2009GradyMovie
Meet the Browns2009FrankTV Show
Diary of a Single Mom2009Lou Bailey / Mr. BaileyTV Show
Set Apart2008J.T.Movie
Speed Racer2008Ben BurnsMovie
The Mentalist2008Floyd BentonTV Show
Knight Rider2008Lawrence RivaiTV Show
Ladies of the House2008StanTV Movie
All the Days Before Tomorrow2007El DoctorMovie
Final Approach2007Gary MarkashTV Movie
Point of Entry2007Det. Miles PorterTV Movie
Private Practice2007Raymond McCrayTV Show
Wild Seven2006Lee Marvin - Cleetus WoodsMovie
Blade: The Series2006Robert BrooksTV Show
Heroes2006Charles DeveauxTV Show
Lincoln Heights2006Coleman BradshawTV Show
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Burt Campana - Oakley Drive-In Manager (voice)Unknown
Brick2005Assistant V.P. TruemanMovie
Painkiller Jane2005Colonel WattsTV Movie
Close to Home2005Cyrus CarterTV Show
Grey's Anatomy2005Donald BurkeTV Show
The Closer2005Col. D.B. WalterTV Show
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon2004TahsiMovie
Desperate Housewives2004Mr. ShawTV Show
Vegas Vampires2003Rick AppingMovie
1-800-Missing2003Sam HaslettTV Show
Boat Trip2002Felicia's DadMovie
Capone's Boys2002Boom-BoomMovie
Joe and Max2002Jack BlackburnTV Movie
Antitrust2001Lyle BartonMovie
Corky Romano2001Howard ShusterMovie
Alias2001BrillTV Show
Hawaiian Gardens2001M.O.Movie
Shoot!2001Short Film
Shaft2000Uncle John ShaftMovie
Resurrection Blvd.2000Nate KhaneTV Show
Soul Food2000Hardy LesterTV Show
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999Booker T. WashingtonTV Movie
Rescue 771999Captain DurfeeTV Show
Linc's1998JakeTV Show
Akuji the Heartless1998Akuji (voice)Unknown
George of the Jungle1997KwameMovie
Steel1997Uncle JoeMovie
Any Place But Home1997Gil ObermanTV Movie
413 Hope St.1997Phil ThomasTV Show
Original Gangstas1996SlickMovie
Buddies1996Henry CarlisleTV Show
Profiler1996Det. James HenegarTV Show
Ballistic1995HaroldMovie
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995CleveMovie
Se7en1995TalbotMovie
Bonanza: Under Attack1995JacobTV Movie
The Wayans Bros.1995Dr. SaundersTV Show
Shadows of Desire1994DuncTV Movie
Touched by an Angel1994MurrayTV Show
Deadly Rivals1993Agent PetersonMovie
Mind Twister1993Frank WebbMovie
Sins of the Night1993LesMovie
Bonanza: The Return1993Jacob BriscoeTV Movie
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1993'Barracuda' Jim BarnesTV Show
Moscacieca1993GrayTV Movie
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight1992Samuel StarkMovie
Christmas in Connecticut1992PrescottTV Movie
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992Chester Cooper / GeneralTV Show
Renegade1992Gene CollinsTV Show
Hearts Are Wild1992Xavier BurnsTV Show
A Time to Die1991Captain Ralph PhippsMovie
Roc1991Russell EmersonTV Show
Black as the Heart1991RodTV Movie
Bad Jim1990JulyMovie
Gypsy Angels1990Dr. CarlsonMovie
Beverly Hills, 902101990Robinson Ashe Jr.TV Show
Dream On1990Dr. CharlesTV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990Rev. Gordon Sims / Dr. MumfordTV Show
Crack House1989Lt. JohnsonMovie
Night Visitor1989Captain CraneMovie
The Banker1989LloydMovie
Generations1989Dr. Daniel ReubensTV Show
The Young Riders1989CalvinTV Show
Miami Cops1989GambleMovie
Angel III: The Final Chapter1988Lt. DonigerMovie
Maniac Cop1988Commissioner PikeMovie
Party Line1988Captain BarnesMovie
Cadets1988Sergeant Matt GideonTV Movie
La vendetta1988DundeeMovie
21 Jump Street1987Ben HalleyTV Show
A Different World1987Clinton ReeseTV Show
Beauty and the Beast1987Cleon ManningTV Show
Opposing Force1986StaffordMovie
Jocks1986Chip WilliamsMovie
The Fifth Missile1986Cmdr. Frederick BryceTV Movie
Amen1986Sgt. BurkeTV Show
L.A. Law1986Judge Ira MendayTV Show
Outlaws1986Isaiah 'Ice' McAdamsTV Show
A.D.1985SerpeniusTV Show
MacGyver1985R.T. HinesTV Show
Hollywood Beat1985Don JulianTV Show
City Heat1984Dehl SwiftMovie
Killpoint1984Agent Bill BryantMovie
Murder, She Wrote1984Major Kevin CooperTV Show
The Baron and the Kid1984FrostyTV Movie
The Big Score1983GordonMovie
Young Warriors1983Sergeant John AustinMovie
Masquerade1983Mean Willy WaltersTV Show
Just an Overnight Guest1983MattTV Show
One Down, Two to Go1982RalphMovie
Q1982PowellMovie
An Eye for an Eye1981Capt. StevensMovie
Inchon1981Sgt. Augustus HendersonMovie
Magnum, P.I.1980Peter JordanTV Show
Game for Vultures1979Gideon MarungaMovie
Day of the Assassin1979FesslerMovie
Escape to Athena1979Nat JudsonMovie
Portrait of a Hitman1979Coco MorrellMovie
Roots1977Sam BennettTV Show
CHiPs1977Sgt. AikensTV Show
The Love Boat1977Dave WilburTV Show
Freedom Is1976TV Movie
Diamonds1975ArchieMovie
Man Friday1975FridayMovie
Earthquake1974MilesMovie
Shaft in Africa1973John ShaftMovie
Pilot1973Shelly ForsytheTV Movie
Shaft1973John ShaftTV Show
Charley One-Eye1973The Black ManMovie
Shaft's Big Score!1972John ShaftMovie
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Jason RuighTV Show
Embassy1972Richard 'Dick' ShannonMovie
Parachute to Paradise1972TV Movie
Shaft1971John ShaftMovie
As the World Turns1956Oliver Travers (2002-2003)TV Show
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