Place of Birth: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 9, 1942
Richard Roundtree is an American actor and model. He is known for starring as John Shaft in all five films in the franchise.
Richard is the son of Kathryn and John Roundtree. He has two children with his former wife, Mary Jane Grant, and three children with his former wife, Karen Ciernia.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was Richard Fred Roundtree (the son of Fred G. Roundtree and Janie/Janey Slater/Rear). Richard’s grandfather Fred was born in Georgia.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was named Mamie McQueen. Mamie was born in Georgia.
Source: Richard’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org