Richard Roundtree Net Worth

Richard Roundtree Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Richard Roundtree net worth is
$2 Million

Richard Roundtree Wiki Biography

Richard Roundtree was born on the 9th July 1942, in New Rochelle, New York State, USA. He is an actor and former model, perhaps still best known for his memorable role as John Shaft in the film “Shaft” (1971). He has appeared in numerous movies during the 70s and 80s such as “Escape To Athena” (1979), “Game For Vultures” (1979), and “City Heat” (1984). Roundtree regained his popularity with a role in movie “Se7en” (1995), and in a remake of “Shaft” (2000), where he portrayed Samuel L. Jackson’s uncle. His career began in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Richard Roundtree is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, Roundtree’s estimated net worth is $2 million. Although he pursued a modeling career before started acting, his primary income is from appearances on the big screen.

Richard Roundtree Net Worth $4 Million

Richard Roundtree was born to John and Kathryn. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961, and later attended Southern Illinois University. Roundtree received a football scholarship at SIU, and caught the eye of Johnson Publications after a stellar performance in an undefeated football team, and became a fashion model for annual Ebony Fashion Fair. After he finished college, Roundtree went back to New York where he gained a role in the Negro Ensemble Company. One of his best stage roles was as Jack Johnson, the heavyweight boxing champ in “The Great White Hope”.

The international fame Roundtree received after his remarkable appearance in “Shaft”, in which he played a private detective and supercop hero. Roundtree later starred in two sequels and a remake as well. Although he received only $12,500 for the role in “Shaft”, Roundtree remains famous and recognizable by that role. He emerged as a movie star and quickly appeared in films with superstars like Clint Eastwood, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Richard Harris, David Niven, Peter O’Toole, and Robert Shaw, among others.

Roundtree has more than 70 films to his name, starting in the 1970s and until the present day. During the 1970s, he appeared in such productions as “Earthquake” (1974), for which he received $50,000, “Man Friday” (1975), and “A Game For Vultures”, among others, all of which added to his net worth.
The 1980s, only made it easier for him to acquire new roles, and films such as “Inchon” (1981), for which he earned a personal-best $200,000, then “Maniac Cop” (1988), and “Crack House” (1989), only increased further his net worth. Richard continued successfully all through the 1990s, landing roles in such films as “Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored” (1995), “Original Gangstas” (1996), “George of the Jungle” (1997), and “Steel” (1997), among others.

The beginning of the 2000s increased the number of films in which he appeared; starting with the role in Peter Howitt`s “Antitrust” (2001), and in Rob Pritts` “Corky Romano” (2001). After that, Richard appeared in films such as “Boat Trip” (2002), “Brick” (2005), “Wild Seven” (2006), “All The Days Before Tomorrow” (2007), and “Speed Racer” (2008), which also added to his net worth. To speak further of his accomplishments, Richard will appear in films “Old School Gangstas”, and “Retreat!”, which are scheduled for 2016 release.
In addition to acting in films, Roundtree also had many regular roles in TV series. The CBS’s “Outlaws” (1986-1987), and ABC’s “Buddies” (1996), were among the most notable while “Desperate Housewives” (2004-20050, “Grey’s Anatomy” (2006), and “Heroes” (2006-2007) are also in his portfolio. He won a Peabody Award for narration of the PBS documentary “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” (2002).

Thanks to his talents, Richard received several prestigious nominations, and awards, including Golden Globe Award in the category of Most Promising Newcomer – Male for his work on the film “Shaft”. Furthermore, he won the MTV Movie Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on the same film, among others.
In his personal life, Richard Roundtree was married to Mary Jane Grant(1963-1973), andthey have two children. Karen M. Ciernia was his second spouse; they married in 1980, but they’re currently separated. Roundtree has two daughters and a son from his second marriages. A big fighter for cancer awareness, Roundtree suffered from a rare case of male breast cancer back in 1993. He underwent a successful double mastectomy and chemotherapy. His side interests are football, photography, and golf.

Full NameRichard Roundtree
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1942
Place Of BirthNew Rochelle, New York, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionModel, Actor
EducationNew Rochelle High School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseMary Jane Grant (m. 1963–1973)
ChildrenTayler Roundtree, John James Roundtree, Morgan Roundtree
ParentsKathryn Roundtree, John Roundtree
Nicknames리차드 라운드트리 , Раундтри, Ричард
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 Vultur...
TV ShowsRescue 77, 413 Hope St., Buddies, Generations, Outlaws, Shaft, Being Mary Jane, Roots
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."
1He is left-handed.
2Father of Kelli Roundtree, and Tayler Roundtree.
3Cousin of Maxine Austin.
4A 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.".
5His performance as John Shaft in Shaft (1971) is ranked #62 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
6Sidelines: Photographer and golfer.
7A 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.".
8Went to Southern Illinois University on a football scholarship.
9Former Ebony Fashion Fair model.
10Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, he is an advocate now and talks to men's groups about early detection.
11Has 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.
12Also father of four daughters
13Son, John James, b. 3 November 1998.


Cadets1988TV MovieSergeant Matt Gideon
ABC Afterschool Specials1988TV SeriesJason Ruigh
Maniac Cop1988Commissioner Pike
Outlaws1986-1987TV SeriesIsaiah 'Ice' McAdams
Jocks1986Chip Williams
Opposing Force1986Stafford
The Fifth Missile1986TV MovieCmdr. Frederick Bryce
Hollywood Beat1985TV SeriesDon Julian
A.D.1985TV Mini-SeriesSerpenius
City Heat1984Dehl Swift
The Baron and the Kid1984TV MovieFrosty
Killpoint1984Agent Bill Bryant
Just an Overnight Guest1983TV ShortMatt
Masquerade1983TV SeriesMean Willy
The Big Score1983Gordon
Young Warriors1983Sergeant John Austin
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesPeter Jordan
One Down, Two to go1982Ralph
An Eye for an Eye1981Capt. Stevens
Inchon1981Sgt. Augustus Henderson
CHiPs1981TV SeriesSgt. Aikens
Gypsy Angels1980Dr. Carlson
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesDave Williams
Day of the Assassin1979Fessler
Game for Vultures1979Gideon Marunga
Portrait of a Hitman1979Coco Morrell
Escape to Athena1979Nat Judson
Roots1977TV Mini-SeriesSam Bennett
Freedom Is1976TV Movie voice
Man Friday1975Friday
Shaft1973-1974TV SeriesJohn Shaft
Shaft in Africa1973John Shaft
Charley-One-Eye1973The Black Man
Firehouse1973TV MovieShelly Forsythe
Shaft's Big Score!1972John Shaft
Embassy1972Richard 'Dick' Shannon
Parachute to Paradise1972TV Movie
Shaft1971John Shaft
What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?1970Interracial Couple
As the World Turns1956TV SeriesOliver Travers (2002-2003)
Being Mary Jane2013-2017TV SeriesPaul Patterson, Sr.
Collar2017/IIReverend Alonzo Sparks
The Player2015TV SeriesJudge Samuel Letts
Chicago Fire2015TV SeriesWallace Boden, Sr.
Whatever She Wants2014VideoTheodore Wolf
This Bitter Earth2012Grady
Private Practice2012TV SeriesRaymond McCray
The Trial of Ben Barry2012ShortBen Barry
Go Beyond the Lens2011ShortGuess
Diary of a Single Mom2009-2011TV SeriesLou Bailey / Mr. Bailey
The Mentalist2011TV SeriesFloyd Benton
Veil2010ShortMichael Draden
The Confidant2010Claude
Meet the Browns2010TV SeriesFrank
Lincoln Heights2007-2009TV SeriesColeman Bradshaw
Knight Rider2009TV SeriesLawrence Rivai
Set Apart2009J.T.
Ladies of the House2008TV MovieStan
Speed Racer2008Ben Burns
Heroes2006-2007TV SeriesCharles Deveaux
Point of Entry2007TV MovieDet. Miles Porter
Final Approach2007TV MovieGary Markash
Vegas Vampires2007Rick Apping
All the Days Before Tomorrow2007El Doctor
Close to Home2006TV SeriesCyrus Carter
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video GameOakley Drive-In Owner (voice)
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesDonald Burke
Blade: The Series2006TV SeriesRobert Brooks
Wild Seven2006Lee Marvin - Cleetus Woods
Painkiller Jane2005TV MovieColonel Watts
The Closer2005TV SeriesCol. D.B. Walter
Desperate Housewives2004-2005TV SeriesMr. Shaw
Brick2005Assistant V.P. Trueman
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon2004Tahsi
Short Fuse: A Collection of Explosive Shorts2004Video short Shoot!
Alias2003-2004TV SeriesBrill
1-800-Missing2003TV SeriesSam Haslett
Men Cry in the Dark2003Video
Boat Trip2002Felicia's Dad
Capone's Boys2002Boom-Boom
Joe and Max2002TV MovieJack Blackburn
Resurrection Blvd.2001TV SeriesNate Khane
Corky Romano2001Howard Shuster
Hawaiian Gardens2001M.O.
Soul Food2000-2001TV SeriesHardy Lester
Antitrust2001Lyle Barton
Shaft2000Uncle John Shaft
Linc's1999TV SeriesJake
Rescue 771999TV SeriesCaptain Durfee
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years1999TV MovieBooker T. Washington
Akuji the Heartless1998Video GameAkuji (voice)
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman1998TV Series'Barracuda' Jim Barnes
413 Hope St.1997-1998TV SeriesPhil Thomas
Profiler1997TV SeriesDet. James Henegar
Steel1997Uncle Joe
George of the Jungle1997Kwame
Any Place But Home1997TV MovieGil Oberman
Original Gangstas1996Slick
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1990-1996TV SeriesRev. Gordon Sims / Dr. Mumford
Buddies1996TV SeriesHenry Carlisle
Touched by an Angel1996TV SeriesMurray
Theodore Rex1995Commissioner Lynch
Dream On1995TV SeriesDr. Charles
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Cleve
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesDr. Saunders
Bonanza: Under Attack1995TV MovieJacob
Renegade1994TV SeriesGene Collins
Shadows of Desire1994TV MovieDunc
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1994TV SeriesChester Cooper
Roc1991-1994TV SeriesRussell Emerson / Russell
Mind Twister1994Frank Webb
Nero come il cuore1994TV MovieRod
Moscacieca1993TV MovieGray
Bonanza: The Return1993TV MovieJacob Briscoe
Sins of the Night1993Les
Amityville: A New Generation1993VideoPauli
Deadly Rivals1993Agent Peterson
Body of Influence1993VideoHarry Reams
L.A. Law1992TV SeriesJudge Ira Menday
Christmas in Connecticut1992TV MoviePrescott
Hearts Are Wild1992TV SeriesXavier Burns
Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight1992Samuel Stark
A Time to Die1991Captain Ralph Phipps
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV SeriesRobinson Ashe Jr.
The Young Riders1991TV SeriesCalvin
Masquerade1990TV Movie
MacGyver1990TV SeriesR.T. Hines
Bad Jim1990July
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesBen Halley
Beauty and the Beast1989TV SeriesCleon Manning
The Banker1989Lloyd
Amen1989TV SeriesSgt. Burke
A Different World1989TV SeriesClinton Reese
Crack House1989Lt. Johnson
Night Visitor1989Captain Crane
Generations1989TV SeriesDr. Daniel Reubens (1989-1991)
La vendetta1989Dundee
Miami Cops1989Gamble
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesMaj. Kevin Cooper
Angel III: The Final Chapter1988Lt. Doniger
Party Line1988Captain Barnes


Django Unchained2012special thanks
1 a Minute2010Documentary acknowlegment: Breast Cancer Survivor
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!2010special thanks
COC Elite2009TV Series special thanks - 1 episode


Unsung Hollywood2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHimself
19th Annual Trumpet Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Breast Cancer: An African American Perspective2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
Speed Racer: Wonderful World of Racing - The Amazing Racer Family2008Video documentary shortBen Burns
Ebony Fashion Fair: 50 Years of Style2008TV MovieHimself
The Turn On2007TV SeriesHimself
2006 Trumpet Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The John H. Johnson Story2005TV Movie documentaryHost / Narrator
Negermagasinet2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Ultimate Film Fanatic2004TV SeriesHimself - Judge (2004)
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Soul Comes Home2003TV SpecialHimself
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
2002 Trumpet Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Host
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years2002TV MovieHimself
Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular2001TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHimself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Wild On...1997TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Cop Files1995TV MovieHimself
1994 MTV Movie Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Without Walls1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Vicki!1992-1993TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual Black Achievement Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1972-1977TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1972-1976TV SeriesGuest Appearance
Celebrity Bowling1976TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Tennis1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas1974TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHimself
New York, New York1972TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action
The David Frost Show1972TV SeriesHimself
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location1971Short documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Missing Reel2014TV Mini-Series documentaryJohn Shaft
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryPowell
America's Top Sleuths2006TV Movie documentaryJohn Shaft
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Undercover Brother2002John Shaft (uncredited)
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1994-1995TV SeriesHarry Reams / Lloyd
Black Hollywood1984TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won Awards

2011Legacy AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsLifetime AchievementShaft (1971)

Nominated Awards

2010ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Performance by a Supporting ActorDiary of a Single Mom (2009)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series413 Hope St. (1997)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor: DaytimeGenerations (1989)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleShaft (1971)
1971Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureShaft (1971)

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