Richard Roundtree is one of the most talented and popular actors in America. He was born on 9th July 1942, which makes his age 74. His birthplace is New Rochelle, which lies in New York, USA.
He completed his high school from New Rochelle High School in 1961. While in high school he used to play for the school’s football team. He then studied at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 1993 his health degraded and was diagnosed with male breast cancer. His most notable role can be seen as the role of Detective John Shaft in Shaft.
He is active in the field of acting from 1970 to the present days and during his career span he has been featured in some movies and TV shows. In the early 1970s, he was a leading man in blaxploitation films.
He appeared in the role of Detective John Shaft in the action movie Shaft in 1971. He also appeared in the sequels named Shaft’s Big Score in 1972 and Shaft in Africa in 1973.
In 1981 he can be seen in the movie Inchon along with the co-stars like Laurence Olivier and Ben Gazzara. He has also played as the slave named Sam Benett in the television series Roots in 1977.
He was again portrayed as a detective in the movie City Heat with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds in 1984. But his films throughout the 1990s were not well received by the audience. In 1983 he starred in the movie Young Warriors.
He is quite a tall man with the height of 6 feet 2 inches. He will look attractive if he goes shirtless.
He was married to Mary Jane Grant in 1963. He had an excellent relationship with his wife for ten years till they got a divorce in 1973. He had three children (kids) from the marriage.
Caption: Richard Roundtree with first wife MaryJane Grant.
He has not openly spoken about his sexual orientation if he is gay or straight. He has the net worth of $2 million dollars. Recently there was a hoax of him to be dead.
He is quite popular in social networking sites like Instagram and posts pictures regularly on the site. He has many fans and followers of different ethnicity from around the world on Twitter.
His detailed biography can be read from wiki websites like Wikipedia.