Richard Roundtree Net Worth

Richard Roundtree Net Worth is
$2 Million

Richard Roundtree Biography

When I did so ‘Shaft’, I was therefore pleased to be working also to havebeen a superstar of a major film, I had simply no idea or idea of where it wasgoing to move, and it ended up being this huge film. That was the icing on thecake. Richard Roundtree – Richard Roundtree who was simply handpicked for the Shaft function SYNOPSIS –> Go through the picture to enlarge. –> Breast cancers survivor Richard Roundtree , an American actorwho is well-known as “the first dark actions hero” for his portrayal ofprivate detective john Shaft in 1971 Oscar earning hit film Shaft and it’ssequels, Richard happens to be starring in popular tv series such asBeing Mary Jane and THE OVERALL GAME.B. Amazingly, he provides witnessed a lot more than 40 years of effective actingcareer.

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Quick Facts

Full NameRichard Roundtree
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1942
Height1.88 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationNew Rochelle High School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SpouseMary Jane Grant
ChildrenMorgan Roundtree, Kelli Roundtree, John James Roundtree, Tayler Roundtree
ParentsKathryn Roundtree, John Roundtree
AwardsMTV Lifetime Achievement Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesShaft, Shaft in Africa, Shaft's Big Score, George of the Jungle, Seven, Maniac Cop, City Heat, Original Gangstas, Corky Romano, Escape to Athena, Antitrust, Speed Racer, The Graduates of Malibu High, Inchon, An Eye for an Eye, Charley One-Eye, Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored, Game for Vultures, Boat Trip, One Down, Two to Go, Brick, Night Visitor, Joe and Max, Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight, Theodore Rex, Man Friday, Angel III: The Final Chapter, The Big Score, Killpoint, Amityville: A New Generation, Crack House, Q, All the Days Before Tomorrow, Bonanza: The Return, Ladies of the House, Bonanza: Under Attack, Steel, Men Cry in the Dark, Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon, Wild Seven, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Painkiller Jane, Party Line, Deadly Rivals, Shadows of Desire, Sins of the Night, Whatever She Wants, The Confidant, Day of the Assassin, Gypsy Angels, Earthquake
TV ShowsRescue 77, 413 Hope St., Buddies, Generations, Outlaws, Shaft, Being Mary Jane, Roots

Interesting Facts

1 He is left-handed.
2 Father of Kelli Roundtree, and Tayler Roundtree.
3 Cousin of Maxine Austin.
4 A member of New York's renowned Negro Ensemble Company, one of his best early stage roles was as black heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson (1878-1946) in "The Great White Hope.".
5 His performance as John Shaft in Shaft (1971) is ranked #62 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
6 Sidelines: Photographer and golfer.
7 A member of New York's renowned Negro Ensemble Company, one of his best early stage roles was as black heavyweight boxing champ 'Jack Johnson (VIII)_ (1878-1946) in "The Great White Hope.".
8 Went to Southern Illinois University on a football scholarship.
9 Former Ebony Fashion Fair model.
10 Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, he is an advocate now and talks to men's groups about early detection.
11 Has tried to disassociate himself as a "black action hero" ever since he portrayed his famed role as John Shaft in the three Shaft films. From Miles Quade (the African-American motorcycle stuntman in an Evel Knievel mold in Earthquake (1974) to an elderly senior citizen in Soul Food (2000), he has came to terms with the fact that he will always be known as Shaft.
12 Also father of four daughters
13 Son, John James, b. 3 November 1998.

Net Worth & Salary

Inchon (1981) $200,000
Earthquake (1974) $50,000 for 10 weeks
Shaft's Big Score! (1972) $50,000
Shaft (1971) $12,500


1 [referring to Shaft (1971)] "Number one, it put me on the map . . . To this day that film still works . . . I was blessed."


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Legacy Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
1994 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Lifetime Achievement Shaft (1971)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 ISA Indie Series Awards Best Performance by a Supporting Actor Diary of a Single Mom (2009)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 413 Hope St. (1997)
1991 Soap Opera Digest Award Soap Opera Digest Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor: Daytime Generations (1989)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Male Shaft (1971)
1971 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Shaft (1971)



Cadets 1988 TV Movie Sergeant Matt Gideon
ABC Afterschool Specials 1988 TV Series Jason Ruigh
Maniac Cop 1988 Commissioner Pike
Outlaws 1986-1987 TV Series Isaiah 'Ice' McAdams
Jocks 1986 Chip Williams
Opposing Force 1986 Stafford
The Fifth Missile 1986 TV Movie Cmdr. Frederick Bryce
Hollywood Beat 1985 TV Series Don Julian
A.D. 1985 TV Mini-Series Serpenius
City Heat 1984 Dehl Swift
The Baron and the Kid 1984 TV Movie Frosty
Killpoint 1984 Agent Bill Bryant
Just an Overnight Guest 1983 TV Short Matt
Masquerade 1983 TV Series Mean Willy
The Big Score 1983 Gordon
Young Warriors 1983 Sergeant John Austin
Magnum, P.I. 1983 TV Series Peter Jordan
One Down, Two to go 1982 Ralph
Q 1982 Powell
An Eye for an Eye 1981 Capt. Stevens
Inchon 1981 Sgt. Augustus Henderson
CHiPs 1981 TV Series Sgt. Aikens
Gypsy Angels 1980 Dr. Carlson
The Love Boat 1980 TV Series Dave Williams
Day of the Assassin 1979 Fessler
Game for Vultures 1979 Gideon Marunga
Portrait of a Hitman 1979 Coco Morrell
Escape to Athena 1979 Nat Judson
Roots 1977 TV Mini-Series Sam Bennett
Freedom Is 1976 TV Movie voice
Diamonds 1975 Archie
Man Friday 1975 Friday
Earthquake 1974 Miles
Shaft 1973-1974 TV Series John Shaft
Shaft in Africa 1973 John Shaft
Charley-One-Eye 1973 The Black Man
Firehouse 1973 TV Movie Shelly Forsythe
Shaft's Big Score! 1972 John Shaft
Embassy 1972 Richard 'Dick' Shannon
Parachute to Paradise 1972 TV Movie
Shaft 1971 John Shaft
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? 1970 Interracial Couple
As the World Turns 1956 TV Series Oliver Travers (2002-2003)
Being Mary Jane 2013-2017 TV Series Paul Patterson, Sr.
Collar 2017/II Reverend Alonzo Sparks
Retreat! 2016 Henshaw
The Player 2015 TV Series Judge Samuel Letts
Chicago Fire 2015 TV Series Wallace Boden, Sr.
Whatever She Wants 2014 Video Theodore Wolf
Duke 2013 J.T.
This Bitter Earth 2012 Grady
Private Practice 2012 TV Series Raymond McCray
The Trial of Ben Barry 2012 Short Ben Barry
Go Beyond the Lens 2011 Short Guess
Diary of a Single Mom 2009-2011 TV Series Lou Bailey / Mr. Bailey
The Mentalist 2011 TV Series Floyd Benton
Veil 2010 Short Michael Draden
The Confidant 2010 Claude
Meet the Browns 2010 TV Series Frank
Lincoln Heights 2007-2009 TV Series Coleman Bradshaw
Knight Rider 2009 TV Series Lawrence Rivai
Set Apart 2009 J.T.
Ladies of the House 2008 TV Movie Stan
Speed Racer 2008 Ben Burns
Heroes 2006-2007 TV Series Charles Deveaux
Point of Entry 2007 TV Movie Det. Miles Porter
Final Approach 2007 TV Movie Gary Markash
Vegas Vampires 2007 Rick Apping
All the Days Before Tomorrow 2007 El Doctor
Close to Home 2006 TV Series Cyrus Carter
Scarface: The World Is Yours 2006 Video Game Oakley Drive-In Owner (voice)
Grey's Anatomy 2006 TV Series Donald Burke
Blade: The Series 2006 TV Series Robert Brooks
Wild Seven 2006 Lee Marvin - Cleetus Woods
Painkiller Jane 2005 TV Movie Colonel Watts
The Closer 2005 TV Series Col. D.B. Walter
Desperate Housewives 2004-2005 TV Series Mr. Shaw
Brick 2005 Assistant V.P. Trueman
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon 2004 Tahsi
Short Fuse: A Collection of Explosive Shorts 2004 Video short Shoot!
Alias 2003-2004 TV Series Brill
1-800-Missing 2003 TV Series Sam Haslett
Men Cry in the Dark 2003 Video
Boat Trip 2002 Felicia's Dad
Capone's Boys 2002 Boom-Boom
Joe and Max 2002 TV Movie Jack Blackburn
Resurrection Blvd. 2001 TV Series Nate Khane
Corky Romano 2001 Howard Shuster
Hawaiian Gardens 2001 M.O.
Soul Food 2000-2001 TV Series Hardy Lester
Shoot! 2001 Short
Antitrust 2001 Lyle Barton
Shaft 2000 Uncle John Shaft
Linc's 1999 TV Series Jake
Rescue 77 1999 TV Series Captain Durfee
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years 1999 TV Movie Booker T. Washington
Akuji the Heartless 1998 Video Game Akuji (voice)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1998 TV Series 'Barracuda' Jim Barnes
413 Hope St. 1997-1998 TV Series Phil Thomas
Profiler 1997 TV Series Det. James Henegar
Steel 1997 Uncle Joe
George of the Jungle 1997 Kwame
Any Place But Home 1997 TV Movie Gil Oberman
Original Gangstas 1996 Slick
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990-1996 TV Series Rev. Gordon Sims / Dr. Mumford
Buddies 1996 TV Series Henry Carlisle
Touched by an Angel 1996 TV Series Murray
Theodore Rex 1995 Commissioner Lynch
Dream On 1995 TV Series Dr. Charles
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1995 Cleve
Se7en 1995 Talbot
The Wayans Bros. 1995 TV Series Dr. Saunders
Ballistic 1995 Harold
Bonanza: Under Attack 1995 TV Movie Jacob
Renegade 1994 TV Series Gene Collins
Shadows of Desire 1994 TV Movie Dunc
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper 1994 TV Series Chester Cooper
Roc 1991-1994 TV Series Russell Emerson / Russell
Mind Twister 1994 Frank Webb
Nero come il cuore 1994 TV Movie Rod
Moscacieca 1993 TV Movie Gray
Bonanza: The Return 1993 TV Movie Jacob Briscoe
Sins of the Night 1993 Les
Amityville: A New Generation 1993 Video Pauli
Deadly Rivals 1993 Agent Peterson
Body of Influence 1993 Video Harry Reams
L.A. Law 1992 TV Series Judge Ira Menday
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 TV Movie Prescott
Hearts Are Wild 1992 TV Series Xavier Burns
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight 1992 Samuel Stark
A Time to Die 1991 Captain Ralph Phipps
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series Robinson Ashe Jr.
The Young Riders 1991 TV Series Calvin
Masquerade 1990 TV Movie
MacGyver 1990 TV Series R.T. Hines
Bad Jim 1990 July
21 Jump Street 1990 TV Series Ben Halley
Beauty and the Beast 1989 TV Series Cleon Manning
The Banker 1989 Lloyd
Amen 1989 TV Series Sgt. Burke
A Different World 1989 TV Series Clinton Reese
Crack House 1989 Lt. Johnson
Night Visitor 1989 Captain Crane
Generations 1989 TV Series Dr. Daniel Reubens (1989-1991)
La vendetta 1989 Dundee
Miami Cops 1989 Gamble
Murder, She Wrote 1988 TV Series Maj. Kevin Cooper
Angel III: The Final Chapter 1988 Lt. Doniger
Party Line 1988 Captain Barnes


Django Unchained 2012 special thanks
1 a Minute 2010 Documentary acknowlegment: Breast Cancer Survivor
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! 2010 special thanks
COC Elite 2009 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Unsung Hollywood 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Himself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Breast Cancer: An African American Perspective 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Tavis Smiley 2008 TV Series Himself
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family 2008 Video documentary short Ben Burns
Ebony Fashion Fair: 50 Years of Style 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Turn On 2007 TV Series Himself
2006 Trumpet Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The John H. Johnson Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Host / Narrator
Negermagasinet 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Ultimate Film Fanatic 2004 TV Series Himself - Judge (2004)
2004 Trumpet Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Soul Comes Home 2003 TV Special Himself
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
2002 Trumpet Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Host
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
I Love 1970's 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2000 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Wild On... 1997 TV Series Himself - Actor
Cop Files 1995 TV Movie Himself
1994 MTV Movie Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Without Walls 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Vicki! 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The Marsha Warfield Show 1990 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Guest Appearance
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1986 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1977 TV Series Himself / Himself - Actor
Circus of the Stars #2 1977 TV Special Himself - Performer
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1972-1976 TV Series Guest Appearance
Celebrity Bowling 1976 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Tennis 1975 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas 1974 TV Special Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1973 TV Series Himself
New York, New York 1972 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location 1971 Short documentary Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1971 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Missing Reel 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary John Shaft
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2012 TV Series documentary Powell
America's Top Sleuths 2006 TV Movie documentary John Shaft
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Himself
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Undercover Brother 2002 John Shaft (uncredited)
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater 1994-1995 TV Series Harry Reams / Lloyd
Black Hollywood 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)

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