Richard Roundtree born 7/9/1942 New Rochelle, NY.
He was a football player and a model before becoming an actor.
He is divorced with two children.
In 1993 he was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy.
He is a breast cancer survivor and activist.
He was dubbed “the first black action hero” for his portrayal of John Shaft in movies and television.