Richard Roundtree

Born Jul 9, 1942

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1942 Birth Born on July 9, 1942.


1961 18 Years Old Born in New Rochelle, New York, Richard Roundtree graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961 and played for the school's undefeated and nationally ranked football team. … Read More


1977 35 Years Old On television, he played the slave Sam Bennett in the 1977 television series Roots and Dr. Daniel Reubens on Generations from 1989 to 1991. … Read More


1984 42 Years Old He played another private detective in 1984's City Heat opposite Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. … Read More
1991 49 Years Old During that period, however, he reemerged on the small screen as a cultural icon. On September 19, 1991, Roundtree appeared in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 with Vivica A. Fox.


1995 53 Years Old The episode was "Ashes to Ashes", Roundtree playing Robinson Ashe Jr. Roundtree appeared in David Fincher's critically acclaimed 1995 movie Seven, and in the 2000 Shaft again as John Shaft with Samuel L. Jackson playing the title character, the original Shaft's nephew. … Read More
1997 55 Years Old 1 More Event
He also appeared in 1997's George of the Jungle and played a high-school vice-principal in the 2005 movie, Brick. … Read More
1999 57 Years Old He portrayed Booker T. Washington in the 1999 television movie Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. … Read More


2008 66 Years Old Most recently, Roundtree had a supporting role in the 2008 Speed Racer film as a racer-turned-commentator who is an icon and hero to Speed. … Read More
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