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Actor, Model, & Breast Cancer Survivor

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 Richard Roundtree Biography

With consistency being the benchmark for stardom in Hollywood, Richard Roundtree has proven his star power in every sense of the word. As a leading actor for over the last thirty years, he has established himself as a constant force in the entertainment industry.

Discovering that he enjoyed the spotlight while on a football scholarship at Southern Illinois University, Roundtree signed with Johnson Publications to model in their annual Ebony Fashion Fair, touring 79 cities in 90 days. He then returned to New York, his home state, began acting lessons, and later became a member of New York's acclaimed Negro Ensemble Company. A succession of Off-Broadway roles resulted in his starring role as Jack Johnson in The Great White Hope.

Roundtree initially received international fame when Gordon Parks chose him to star as John Shaft, private detective and supercop hero in the feature film Shaft. That role catapulted him into the world arena as one of the hottest new actors on the scene. He continued the franchise with Shaft's Big Score, Shaft in Africa, and the television series, Shaft.

But Roundtree was just beginning to stretch his talents as a movie star. He quickly moved on to star with some of Hollywood's most well-known actors, including Clint Eastwood, Robert Shaw, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, David Niven, Tony Curtis, and Laurence Olivier, naming just a few.

Among the more than 70 feature films that he has appeared in is the smash hit thriller Seven, the critically acclaimed Once Upon A Time...When We Were Colored, the remake of Shaft reprising the role that made him famous, Steel with basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal, George of the Jungle for Disney Pictures, and Corky Romano with Saturday Night Live star Chris Kattan.

Roundtree's television credits have included series regular roles on Outlaws for CBS, 413 Hope Street where he garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Series, and "Buddies" with Dave Chappel for ABC. He also has appeared in many movies for television, including the top-rated Having Our Say portraying Booker T. Washington, Christmas in Connecticut directed for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Starz production of Joe and Max.

Roundtree has also played a recurring role on the ABC smash hit series Desperate Housewives (2004-2005), Diary of a Single Mom (2009-2011), and Being Mary Jane (2013-2019)

Richard has also won a Peabody Award for his narration on the PBS documentary The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow in 2002.

In 2019, Roundtree returns in a Shaft reboot alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

An advocate for the fight against breast cancer, a disease which he has personally overcome, Roundtree is on the lecture circuit and takes part in events to help raise awareness and funds towards finding a cure for this disease.

 

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Richard Roundtree

Actor, Model, & Breast Cancer Survivor

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Richard Roundtree Biography

With consistency being the benchmark for stardom in Hollywood, Richard Roundtree has proven his star power in every sense of the word. As a leading actor for over the last thirty years, he has established himself as a constant force in the entertainment industry.

Discovering that he enjoyed the spotlight while on a football scholarship at Southern Illinois University, Roundtree signed with Johnson Publications to model in their annual Ebony Fashion Fair, touring 79 cities in 90 days. He then returned to New York, his home state, began acting lessons, and later became a member of New York's acclaimed Negro Ensemble Company. A succession of Off-Broadway roles resulted in his starring role as Jack Johnson in The Great White Hope.

Roundtree initially received international fame when Gordon Parks chose him to star as John Shaft, private detective and supercop hero in the feature film Shaft. That role catapulted him into the world arena as one of the hottest new actors on the scene. He continued the franchise with Shaft's Big Score, Shaft in Africa, and the television series, Shaft.

But Roundtree was just beginning to stretch his talents as a movie star. He quickly moved on to star with some of Hollywood's most well-known actors, including Clint Eastwood, Robert Shaw, Peter O'Toole, Richard Harris, David Niven, Tony Curtis, and Laurence Olivier, naming just a few.

Among the more than 70 feature films that he has appeared in is the smash hit thriller Seven, the critically acclaimed Once Upon A Time...When We Were Colored, the remake of Shaft reprising the role that made him famous, Steel with basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal, George of the Jungle for Disney Pictures, and Corky Romano with Saturday Night Live star Chris Kattan.

Roundtree's television credits have included series regular roles on Outlaws for CBS, 413 Hope Street where he garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Series, and "Buddies" with Dave Chappel for ABC. He also has appeared in many movies for television, including the top-rated Having Our Say portraying Booker T. Washington, Christmas in Connecticut directed for Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the Starz production of Joe and Max.

Roundtree has also played a recurring role on the ABC smash hit series Desperate Housewives (2004-2005), Diary of a Single Mom (2009-2011), and Being Mary Jane (2013-2019)

Richard has also won a Peabody Award for his narration on the PBS documentary The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow in 2002.

In 2019, Roundtree returns in a Shaft reboot alongside Samuel L. Jackson.

An advocate for the fight against breast cancer, a disease which he has personally overcome, Roundtree is on the lecture circuit and takes part in events to help raise awareness and funds towards finding a cure for this disease.

 

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  • How to book Richard Roundtree?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Richard Roundtree for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Richard Roundtree, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Richard Roundtree or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Richard Roundtree?

    Booking fees for Richard Roundtree, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Richard Roundtree, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Richard Roundtree?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Richard Roundtree for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Richard Roundtree for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Richard Roundtree or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Richard Roundtree or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Richard Roundtree is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Richard Roundtree for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Richard Roundtree generally travels from Grass Valley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Olivia Newton John, Scott Hamilton, Suzanne Somers, Yael Cohen Braun and Giuliana Rancic. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Richard Roundtree for an upcoming event.

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