Richard ROUNDTREE (b.  Notable Films: Shaft Embassy Shaft's Big Score Shaft in Africa Earthquake Man Friday Escape to Athena A Game for Vultures City Heat Shaft Photo: as John Shaft, leather-clad coolness
Richard Roundtree (born July is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his portrayal of private detective John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft and in its two sequels, Shaft's Big Score and Shaft in Africa
Today In History We Honor Richard Roundtree ‘Richard Roundtree was a leading man in early blacksploitation films, his best-known role being Detective John Shaft in the hugely popular action movie Shaft.