Richard Roundtree Actor

Richard roundtree

Richard Roundtree (born July 9, 1942) 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 (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973). Born in New Rochelle, New York, Richard Roundtree graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1961 and starred on New Rochelle High's undefeated and nationally ranked football team in 1960. He attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Roundtree was diagnosed with the rare form of male breast cancer in 1993 and underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy. Roundtree was a leading man in early 1970s blaxploitation films, his best-known role being Detective John Shaft in the hugely popular action movie Shaft. Roundtree also appeared opposite Laurence Olivier and Ben Gazzara in Inchon (1981). On television he played the slave Sam Bennett in the 1977 television series Roots and Dr. Daniel Reubens on Generations from 1989-1991. Prior to becoming an actor, he was a football player and a model.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 9th, 1942
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. Southern Illinois University Carbondale Colleges/University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois, United States. Founded in 1869, SIUC is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. (The other members are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine.) The university is known in official parlance as SIUC but colloquially as SIU. SIUC's total undergraduate enrollment is around 20,000.

Institution colors
Founded
1869
Headquarters
1220 Douglas Drive, 62901 - Carbondale, Illinois
Undergraduates
2010. 15,137
2009. 15,551
Postgraduates
2010. 4,900
Acceptance rate
2011. 44.1 %
2010. 44.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 11 K $
2010. 10.5 K $
2009. 10.4 K $
2008. 9.81 K $
Official web page www.siuc.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale connected by profession and/or age

b. 1942., Actor
b. 1944., Actor
b. 1941., Actor
b. 1947., Actor
b. 1977., Actor
b. 1954., Actor
b. 1980., Actor
b. 1961., Actor

2. New Rochelle High School School

New Rochelle High School (NRHS) is a public high school, comprising grades 9 through 12, in New Rochelle, New York, operated by the City School District of New Rochelle. NRHS serves over 3,300 students; offering more than 240 courses, including honors, research and advanced placement courses.

Founded
1897
Headquarters
265 Clove Road, 10801 - New Rochelle, New York
Official web page nrhs.nred.org
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended New Rochelle High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1946., Journalist
b. 1937., Writer
b. 1987., American Football Running back
b. 1985., Jazz Artist
b. 1969., Broadcast Artist
b. 1952., Journalist
b. 1986., American Football Safety
b. 1919., Cartoonist

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama305.74
Thriller125.42
Mystery37.47
Action255.18
Crime195.39
Comedy134.94
Adventure75.71
Family24.25
Sport45.33
Horror45.0
Romance36.75
Documentary26.8
Western36.57

1. Collar (2011)

Crime, Drama
played Reverend Alonzo Sparks
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
,
Tobias Wilson
3 Show list $900K

Collar is a 2011 crime drama film written and directed by David Wilson.

Awards

Top cast

Chief Hamilton Markham
Mayor Ramona 'Nomi' Billingsley
Timothy 'TJ' Williams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Marcin Nadolny
Jose Rivera
English

2. The Confidant (2010)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
Alton Glass
3 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Monty
Black
Nigel Patterson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Set Apart (2009)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played J.T.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Brad Wilson
,
Jamie Elliott
,
Ralph E. Portillo
Ralph E. Portillo
George Flynn
1 Show list

Set Apart is a 2009 film written by George Flynn and directed by Ralph E. Portillo.

Awards

Top cast

Pastor John Gunn
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Frduah Boateng
,
Geoff Levin
English
United States of America

4. Speed Racer (2008)

Action, Family, Sport
played Ben Burns
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
135.0
,
Andy Wachowski
,
Grant Hill
,
Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski
,
Andy Wachowski
Andy Wachowski
,
Lana Wachowski
,
41 Show list $120M

Speed Racer is a 2008 American sports action film based on the Japanese anime and manga series of the same name by Tatsunoko Productions. The film was written and directed by The Wachowskis, and stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox, Benno Fürmann, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rain and Richard Roundtree. The plot revolves around Speed Racer, an 18-year-old automobile racer who follows his apparently deceased brother's career. His choice to remain loyal to his family and their company Racer Motors causes difficulties after he refuses a contract offered by E.P. Arnold Royalton, the owner of Royalton Industries. The film had been in development since 1992, changing actors, writers and directors until 2006, when producer Joel Silver and the Wachowskis collaborated to begin production on Speed Racer as a family film. Speed Racer was shot between early June and late August 2007 in and around Potsdam and Berlin, at an estimated budget of $120 million. The film score was composed by Michael Giacchino, and the film's soundtrack, which contains the sound effects and theme song from the original series, was released on May 6, 2008.

Awards

Top cast

Pops Racer
Mom Racer
Royalton
Speed Racer
Fuji Reporter #2
Mr. Musha
Trixie
Grey Ghost
Mr. Togokahn
Fuji Announcer #2
Sempre Fi-Ber Leader
Cass Jones
Spritle
Delila
Racer X
Fuji Announcer #1
Security Goon
Truck Driver
Taejo Bodyguard
Snake Oiler
Cruncher Block
Rex Racer
Horuko Togokahn
Sparky
Local Announcer
Inspector Rokugô
Prince Kabala
Speed Racer
Speed Racer
Johnny 'Goodboy' Jones
Taejo Togokhan
Yakuza Driver
Casa Cristo Announcer
Harold Ledermann Announcer
Grand Prix Female Announcer
Gearbox
Blonde Pack Leader
Grand Prix Announcer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Germany, Australia, United States of America

5. Ladies of the House (2008)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
89.0
2 Show list

Ladies of the House is a television movie made-for-TV movie that aired on Hallmark Channel in October 2008. It stars Florence Henderson, Pam Grier, and Donna Mills.

Awards

Top cast

Birdie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema (2008)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Andrew Carchrae

7. Whatever She Wants (2008)

Comedy, Music, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
Je'Caryous Johnson

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played El Doctor
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
François Dompierre
,
Kevin Leydon
François Dompierre
François Dompierre
2 Show list

All the Days Before Tomorrow is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by François Dompierre and starring Alexandra Holden and Joey Kern.

Awards

Top cast

Wes
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gavin Kelly
English
United States of America

9. Brick (2006)

Drama, Mystery
played Assistant V.P. Trueman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0
Mark G. Mathis
,
Ram Bergman
10 Show list 1 Show list $475K

Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was Johnson's directorial debut and won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Brick was distributed by Focus Features, opening in New York and Los Angeles on April 7, 2006. The film's narrative centers on a hardboiled detective story that takes place in a Californian suburb. Most of the main characters are high school students. The film draws heavily in plot, characterization, and dialogue from hardboiled classics, especially from Dashiell Hammett. The title refers to a block of heroin, compressed roughly to the size and shape of a brick. The film has come to be regarded as a cult classic.

Awards

2006 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Original Screenplay

Top cast

The Pin
The Brain
Brad Bramish
Dode
Tugger
The Lug
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Steve Yedlin
Michele Posch
Brick
English
United States of America

10. Wild Seven (2006)

Crime, Drama
played Lee Marvin, Cleetus Woods
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
James M. Hausler
4 Show list $1M

Awards

Top cast

Mackey Willis
Strip Club Patron #1
Sylvia
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)

Action
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
3 Show list

Max Havoc: Curse of The Dragon is an straight-to-DVD action film directed by Albert Pyun and Isaac Florentine on the island of Guam in 2004. Mickey Hardt plays Max Havoc, an ex-kickboxer who has to stop a yakuza boss who goes on a crime spree to retrieve a valuable jade dragon statue. The movie was written by Irina Diether and was to be released in theaters around the world and to be turned into a syndicated television series in the United States, but these plans never materialized. A sequel titled Max Havoc: Ring of Fire followed in 2006.

Awards

Top cast

Quicksilver
Jane Goody
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Men Cry in the Dark (2003)

Comedy, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
140.0
Je'Caryous Johnson
Je'Caryous Johnson
,
Eugene McDaniel
1 Show list

Men Cry in the Dark is a 2003 romance, musical and comedy film written and directed by Je'Caryous Johnson, and based on a novel by Michael Baisden.

Awards

Top cast

Pretty Tony
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gary Guidry
,
Marcus Bryant
,
Nikki Ross-Turnley
English
United States of America

13. Boat Trip (2002)

Comedy
played Felicia's Dad
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0
, ,
Frank Hübner
,
Gerhard Schmidt
William Bigelow
,
16 Show list $20M

Boat Trip is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Mort Nathan in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Horatio Sanz, Vivica A. Fox, Roselyn Sanchez, and Roger Moore.

Awards

Top cast

Boat Captain
The Priest
Michael
Jerry Robinson
Felicia
Sonya the Coach
Nick Ragoni
Lloyd Faversham
Gabriella
Victoria Silvstedt
Inga
Hector
Hawaiian Tropic Team Leader
Pilot
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shawn Maurer
Tim Chappel
Spanish, English, Swedish
United States of America, Germany

14. Undercover Brother (2002)

Action, Comedy
played John Shaft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
,
Damon Lee
,
Michael Jenkinson
20 Show list $25M

Undercover Brother is a 2002 American comedy film starring Eddie Griffin and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The screenplay is by Michael McCullers and co-executive producer John Ridley, who created the original Internet animation characters. It spoofs blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as a number of other films, most notably the James Bond franchise. It also stars former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan and comedian Dave Chappelle as well as Aunjanue Ellis, Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, and Billy Dee Williams, and features a cameo by James Brown.

Awards

Top cast

Gen. Warren Boutwell
The Chief
White She Devil
Anton Jackson, Undercover Brother
Mr. Elias
Conspiracy Brother
B.A. Baracus
Sistah Girl
Smart Brother
Golf Cart Guard #2
Wendy Marshall
Chuck
Steve Urkel
Bank Patron
GFC Announcer
Reporter #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tom Priestley Jr.
Danielle Hollowell
Undercover Brother
English
United States of America

15. Joe and Max (2002)

Biography, Drama, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
1 Show list $8M

Joe and Max is a 2002 American-German boxing film directed by Steve James and based on a true story.

Awards

Top cast

Anny Ondra
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Boxing
English, Italian, German
Germany, United States of America

16. Antitrust (2001)

Crime, Drama, Thriller
played Lyle Barton
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
, ,
David Nicksay
,
Keith Addis
13 Show list $30M

Antitrust is a 2001 thriller film written by Howard Franklin and directed by Peter Howitt. Antitrust portrays young idealistic programmers and a large corporation that offers significant money, a low-key working environment, and creative opportunities for those talented programmers willing to work for them. The charismatic CEO of NURV seems to be good-natured, but recent employee and protagonist Milo Hoffman begins to unravel the terrible hidden truth of NURV's operation. The films stars Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Claire Forlani. Antitrust opened in the United States on January 12, 2001, to a poor reception; it was generally panned by critics.

Awards

Top cast

Gary Winston
Phil Grimes
Milo Hoffman
Redmond
Alice Poulson
Teddy Chin
Lisa Calighan
Larry Banks
Desi
Randy
Brian Bissel
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Maya Mani
English
United States of America

17. Al's Lads (2001)

Drama, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Richard Standeven

Al's Lads is a 2002 British crime/drama film.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

18. Corky Romano (2001)

Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
Rob Pritts
3 Show list $11M

Corky Romano is a 2001 American mafia comedy film starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan. Also starring are Fred Ward, Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, and Peter Berg. The movie was produced by Robert Simond, directed by Rob Pritts, and was written by David Garrett and Jason Ward. It was filmed at Touchstone Pictures studios. In the movie, Kattan plays Corky Romano, a veterinarian who is forced by his family to infiltrate the local FBI facility to steal evidence incriminating his father, Mafia boss Francis A. "Pops" Romano, of racketeering charges. It first opened in theaters on October 12, 2001.

Awards

Top cast

Peter Romano
Paulie Romano
Agent Brick Davis
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

19. Shaft (2000)

Action, Crime, Thriller
played Uncle John Shaft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
, ,
Mark Roybal
33 Show list $46M

Shaft is a 2000 American action-crime film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Pat Hingle, Toni Collette, Busta Rhymes, Vanessa L. Williams, and Mekhi Phifer. This film is not a remake of the 1971 film of the same name, but rather a sequel. Jackson's John Shaft character is the nephew of the original John Shaft. The film received mainly positive reviews and opened at the number one position at the box office when it debuted June 16, 2000.

Awards

Top cast

Walter Wade, Jr.
Harrison Loeb
Jack Roselli
Diane Palmieri
Plane Door Opener
Curt Fleming
Hon. Dennis Bradford
Lt. Cromartie
Jimmy Groves
Walter Wade, Sr.
Trey Howard
Carla Howard
Luger
Young Man
Pistolero #4
Sgt. Council
Police Officer
Lenox Lounge Patron
Cornbread
Tattoo
Walter's Friend #3
Alice
Bored Cop with Tea Cup
Walter's Friend #5
Walter's Friend #2
Walter's Friend #4
Desk Sergeant
Young Blood #1
Mr. P #2
Uncle John Shaft's Girlfriend
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Donald E. Thorin
Shaft
Spanish, English, German
United States of America, Germany

20. Steel (1997)

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
4 Show list $16M

Steel is a 1997 American superhero action film based on the DC Comics character John Henry Irons, who first appeared in 1993 during the Reign of the Supermen! storyline in the Superman comic book titles. The film stars Shaquille O'Neal as Irons and his alter-ego Steel, Annabeth Gish as his wheelchair-using partner Susan Sparks, and Judd Nelson as their rival Nathaniel Burke. The plot centers on an accident caused by Burke which leaves Sparks paralyzed. The accident results in Irons quitting his job. Burke begins mass-producing weapons and selling them to criminals. In order to stop Burke, Irons and Sparks create a suit of armor that leads Irons to become the superhero Steel. Written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, the film separates itself from the comic book series by using original protagonists and antagonists. On its initial release, Steel performed poorly at the box office and received negative reviews from critics, noting the "cheesiness" and bad acting in the film.

Awards

Top cast

Nathaniel Burke
Steel (John Henry Irons)
Susan Sparks
Martin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Catherine Adair
English
United States of America

21. George of the Jungle (1997)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played Kwame
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
7 Show list $55M

George of the Jungle is a 1997 American live-action film adaptation of the cartoon of the same name. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures with Mandeville Films and originally released to movie theatres on July 16, 1997. It stars Brendan Fraser as the eponymous main character, a primitive man who was raised by animals in an African jungle; Leslie Mann as his wealthy American love interest; and Thomas Haden Church as her treacherous fiancé. A direct-to-video sequel, George of the Jungle 2, was released on DVD in 2003, however only three of the original actors returned for the sequel.

Awards

Top cast

George of the Jungle
Ursula Stanhope
Lyle van de Groot
Beatrice Stanhope
Arthur Stanhope
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lisa Jensen
George of the Jungle
English, Swahili, Spanish
United States of America

22. Original Gangstas (1996)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
99.0
1 Show list $4.8M

Original Gangstas is a 1996 action movie filmed and set in urban Gary, Indiana starring Blaxploitation film stars such as Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Jim Brown, and Richard Roundtree. The film details the deteriorating state of an impoverished Gary neighborhood terrorized by a street gang called the Rebels. When the gang murders a local boy, it prompts the emergence of several individuals who grew up in the neighborhood: the "original" Rebels.

Awards

Top cast

Laurie Thompson
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Carlos González
Original Gangstas
English
United States of America

23. Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1995)

Drama, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
2 Show list

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored is a film directed by Tim Reid and the screenplay was written by Paul W. Cooper. The film is based on Clifton Taulbert’s real life and his nonfiction book Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored. The film plays out Taulbert’s life. The film depicts the life of Taulbert from being a child targeted by the Ku Klux Klan at one point in his childhood to a young adult leaving his hometown for a better chance at living a better life that would not be achievable in the South.

Awards

Top cast

Miss Alice
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Winnie D. Brown
English
United States of America

24. Seven (1995)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller
played Dist. Atty. Martin Talbot
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
127.0
,
Phyllis Carlyle
24 Show list 4 Show list $33M

Seven is a 1995 American neo-noir thriller film written by Andrew Kevin Walker and directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin Spacey in supporting roles. The newly transferred David Mills and the soon-to-retire William Somerset are homicide detectives who become deeply involved in the case of a sadistic serial killer whose meticulously planned murders correspond to the seven deadly sins: gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy. The film was released in the United States on September 22, 1995. Grossing $327 million at the box office internationally, Seven was a commercial success and received positive reviews.

Awards

1996 MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
1996 MTV Movie Award for Best Movie
1996 London Film Critics' Circle Award for Actor of the Year
1996 MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male

Top cast

Detective Lt. William Somerset
John Doe
David Mills
Tracy Mills
Crazed Man in Massage Parlour
Cop on SWAT Team #1
Greasy FBI Man
Delivery Man
Mark Swarr
California
Fingerprint Technician
Policeman
Coroner
Dr. Beardsley
Paramedic #1
Man in Massage Parlour Booth
Officer Davis
Dr. O'Neill
TV News Reporter #2
911 Operator
Detective Taylor
Sweating Cop at Massage Parlour
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Zodiac Killer
Serial killer
Se7en (Score), Se7en Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
English
United States of America

25. Theodore Rex (1995)

Action, Comedy, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Jonathan R. Betuel
1 Show list $33M

Theodore Rex, also known as T. Rex, is a 1995 buddy cop/science fiction/family film written and directed by Jonathan Betuel and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Though originally intended for theatrical release, the film went direct-to-video, and consequently became the most expensive direct-to-video film ever made at the time of its release. The film was not well received, and saw Whoopi Goldberg being nominated for Worst Actress at the 1996 Golden Raspberry Awards, where she lost to Demi Moore for both The Juror and Striptease. Despite this, it was listed on the Billboard "Top Video Rentals" list for three weeks in August 1996, peaking at #34. It is the first, and so far only, direct-to-video movie to receive any sort of Razzie nomination.

Awards

Top cast

Elizar Kane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Mary E. Vogt
English
United States of America

26. Shadows of Desire (1994)

Drama, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
Joyce Eliason
1 Show list

Shadows of Desire is a 1994 television film starring Nicollette Sheridan, Joe Lando, Adrian Pasdar, Richard Roundtree, Piper Laurie and Brandon Smith. It was directed by Sam Pillsbury and written by Joyce Eliason.

Awards

Top cast

Rowena Ecklund
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

27. Sins of the Night (1993)

Thriller
played Les
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Andrew W. Garroni
Gregory Dark
Russell Lavalle
3 Show list

Sins of the Night is a 1993 thriller movie written by Russel Lavalle and directed by Gregory Dark.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Neitsche
Roxanne Flowers
Tony Falcone
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ashley Irwin
Glenn Kershaw
Lothar Delgado
,
Ricardo Delgado
English
United States of America

28. Bonanza: The Return (1993)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Jerry Jameson

Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 TV-movie sequel to both the 1959-1973 television series Bonanza and the 1988 made-for-television film Bonanza: The Next Generation . The movie was directed by Jerry Jameson and featured noted character actors Ben Johnson, Jack Elam, Dean Stockwell, Linda Gray, and Richard Roundtree. None of the characters from the original series appears since the entire cast, with the exception of Pernell Roberts, was dead. Michael Landon, Jr. and Dirk Blocker, sons of the original series' stars, do appear. This film was followed two years later with the TV-movie Bonanza: Under Attack. The setting is The Ponderosa in the year 1905. Augustus Brandenburg, a land baron, attempts to take the Ponderosa first by legal, and then by illegal means, in order to strip the land of its natural resources. The story includes several flashbacks to the original series.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

29. Amityville: A New Generation (1993)

Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
John Murlowski
$1.5M

Amityville: A New Generation is the seventh installment in the Amityville Horror saga. It was released direct to video in 1993. Republic Pictures released this movie in R-rated and unrated versions. Lionsgate Home Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America has released this film to DVD in July 2005.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Haunted house
Daniel Licht
English
United States of America

30. Christmas in Connecticut (1992)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
3 Show list

Christmas in Connecticut is a 1992 comedy tv film directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Awards

Top cast

Man in chair in front of Media Truck
Alexander Yardley
Elizabeth Blane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

31. Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight (1992)

Action
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
Oley Sassone

Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight is a 1992 action/adventure film starring Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Richard Roundtree, and Gregory McKinney. It was directed by Oley Sassone and written by Allison Burnett. This was the final film in the series to be released theatrically, as the other five sequels went straight-to-video.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Prison
English
United States of America

32. Crack House (1989)

Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
Michael Fischa

Crack House is a 1989 action film directed by Michael Fischa.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

33. The Banker (1989)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
William Webb

Women are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes the next victim.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

34. Night Visitor (1989)

Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
Rupert Hitzig

Night Visitor is a horror film directed by Rupert Hitzig and starring Richard Roundtree, Elliott Gould, Allen Garfield, and Derek Rydall.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

35. Party Line (1988)

Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0
William Webb

Party Line is a 1988 independent slasher film directed by William Webb. The film focuses on a rich female operator of a party line who lures men to her home through her phone sex hotline so her disturbed brother can slit their throats with a straight razor. Richard Hatch is the detective investigating the deaths with Richard Roundtree playing his captain.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

36. Maniac Cop (1988)

Action, Crime, Horror
played Commissioner Pike
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
5 Show list $1.1M

Maniac Cop is a 1988 action/slasher film directed by William Lustig, and written by Larry Cohen. It was followed by two sequels, Maniac Cop 2 in 1990, and Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence in 1993.

Awards

Top cast

Jack Forrest
Frank McCrae
Matt Cordell
Theresa Mallory
Sally Noland
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Vincent J. Rabe
English
United States of America

37. Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988)

Action, Drama
played Lt. Doniger
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
Arnold H. Orgolini
6 Show list

Angel III: The Final Chapter is a 1988 action drama film written and directed by Tom DeSimone.

Awards

Top cast

Nadine
Roger
Porn Director
Molly "Angel" Stewart
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
BerlinGame
Howard Wexler
English
United States of America

38. Getting Even (1988)

Action, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
Leandro Lucchetti

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Italian
Italy

39. Jocks (1987)

Comedy, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
2 Show list

Jocks is a 1987 teen comedy. The film was directed by Steve Carver and written by Michael Lanahan and David Oas. Jocks was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Los Angeles, California.

Awards

Top cast

President White
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

40. City Heat (1984)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
97.0
,
Fritz Manes
Joseph Stinson
,
3 Show list $25M

City Heat is a 1984 American crime comedy film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of Eastwood and Reynolds was thought to have the potential to be a major hit but the film earned only $38.3 million at the box office, a profit of $13.3 million on its $25 million budget.

Awards

Top cast

Primo Pitt
Mike Murphy
Caroline Howley
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

41. The Baron and the Kid (1984)

Drama, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0

The Baron and the Kid is a 1984 sport drama film directed by Gary Nelson.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

42. Killpoint (1984)

Action, Drama
played Agent Bill Bryant
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
Bono
5 Show list

Killpoint is a 1984 American action film directed by Frank Harris that stars Richard Roundtree, Cameron Mitchell, Leo Fong, Stack Pierce, Hope Holiday, and Diane Stevenett/Diana Leigh. A psychopathic illegal arms dealer, Joe Marks, played by Cameron Mitchell, and his gang headed by Nighthawk, played by Stack Pierce, rob a National Guard armory with the intent of selling arms to gangs and criminals in Los Angeles. Lt. James Long, played by Leo Fong, and FBI agent Bill Bryant, played by Richard Roundtree, go after Marks.

Awards

Top cast

Nighthawk's Gunman #1
Anita
Joe Marks
Nighthawk
Lt. James Long
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Daryl Stevenett
,
Herman Jeffreys
English
United States of America

43. The Graduates of Malibu High (1983)

Crime, Action, Drama
played Sergeant John Austin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
,
Russell W. Colgin
7 Show list

The Graduates of Malibu High is a low budget American action film starring James Van Patten, Mike Norris, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Roundtree, and Lynda Day George. It is known as Young Warriors in the United Kingdom. It was released theatrically by Cannon Films on August 28, 1983. It has only been released on VHS and on Laserdisc in the United Kingdom.

Awards

Top cast

Lt. Bob Carrigan
Professor Hoover
Beverly Carrigan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert J. Walsh
Jacques Haitkin
,
Mac Ahlberg
Laura Cogin
,
Nicolaou
English
United States of America

44. The Big Score (1983)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

45. Q (1982)

Horror, Mystery
played Sgt. Powell
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
93.0
3 Show list $1.2M

Q is a 1982 fantasy-horror film written and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, and Richard Roundtree.

Awards

Top cast

Det. Shepard
Jimmy Quinn
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Robert Levi
English
United States of America

46. Inchon (1981)

Drama, History, War
played Sgt. Augustus Henderson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
140.0
Mitsuhari Ishii
,
Sidney Beckerman
Laird Koenig
,
9 Show list 4 Show list $46M

Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American war film about the Battle of Inchon, considered to be the turning point of the Korean War. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon. It stars Laurence Olivier as General Douglas MacArthur, who led the United States surprise amphibious landing at Incheon, South Korea in 1950. Also featured are Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirō Mifune, and Richard Roundtree. It was filmed in California, Italy, Ireland, Japan and South Korea. Inchon's plot includes both military action and human drama. Characters face danger and are involved in various personal and dramatic situations. The film concludes with the American victory over North Korean forces in the Battle of Inchon, which is considered to have saved South Korea. The film cost $46 million to produce and encountered many problems during production, including a typhoon and the death of a cast member. Both the Unification Church and the United States military provided personnel as extras during the filming.

Awards

1982 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay
1982 Razzie Award for Worst Picture
1982 Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1982 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director

Top cast

Maj. Frank Hallsworth
Indian Brigadier
Saito-San
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Barbara Hallsworth
Turkish Brigadier
David Feld
Longfellow
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Korean War
Douglas MacArthur
Donfeld
Inchon
Korean, English
United States of America, South Korea

47. An Eye for an Eye (1981)

Adventure, Action, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
2 Show list

An Eye for an Eye is a 1981 American action film directed by Steve Carver, and starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako Iwamatsu, and Maggie Cooper.

Awards

Top cast

Morgan Canfield
Sean Kane
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

48. Day of the Assassin (1979)

Action, Drama
played Fessler
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Carlos Vasallo
,
Ika Panajotovic
,
Robin Lubin
Robert Avard Miller
5 Show list

Day of the Assassin is a 1979 action film. A Spanish, Mexican and American co-production, it was filmed in Spain, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It starred Chuck Connors, Susana Dosamantes, Glenn Ford and Richard Roundtree. Trenchard-Smith says making the movie was one of his craziest directing experiences: All directors, at some point in their career trajectory, find themselves hanging on to a runaway train; despite best efforts, things turn to custard on a daily basis. More often than not, The Movie from Hell is a co-production. Foreign locale, fast money, giant egos, high pressure schedule – all make a volatile witches’ brew, even before you factor in deep rooted national resentments. A co-production is a business model designed to diminish trust between nations. [On this film] Mexico, Spain, and the US were the partners, which meant that the Spaniards felt superior to their Mexican brothers, and the Americans felt superior to everybody. Each country gave undertakings to deliver certain elements of cast or crew. Disputes arose immediately. The American director bailed when his deposit failed to arrive.

Awards

Top cast

Christakis
Fleming
Vallone
The Princess
Beltron
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Fred Uppland
English
Spain, Mexico, United States of America

49. Game for Vultures (1979)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
1 Show list

Game for Vultures is a 1979 British thriller film starring Richard Harris, Joan Collins and Richard Roundtree. It was directed by James Fargo and based on a novel by Michael Hartmann set during the Rhodesian Bush War.

Awards

Top cast

David Swansey
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

50. Escape to Athena (1979)

Action, Adventure, Comedy
played Nat Judson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
101.0
, ,
Erwin C. Dietrich
,
Jack Wiener
,
Richard Lochte
10 Show list

Escape to Athena is a British adventure war film released in 1979, directed and co-authored by George Pan Cosmatos and produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. The international cast included many well-known actors of the 1970s, including Roger Moore, Telly Savalas and Elliott Gould. The film is set during the Second World War on a German-occupied Greek island. According to the film credits, it was filmed on the island of Rhodes.

Awards

Top cast

Charlie Dane
Major Otto Hecht
Professor Blake
Bruno Rotelli
Sergeant Mann
Dottie Del Mar
SS Major Volkmann
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
Yvonne Blake
Offside 7
English
United Kingdom, Greece

51. Man Friday (1975)

Drama, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
115.0

Man Friday is a 1975 British/American film. It is adapted from the 1973 play by Adrian Mitchell based on Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, but reverses the roles, portraying Crusoe as a blunt, stiff Englishman, while the native he calls Man Friday is much more intelligent and empathic. The film can be regarded as being critical of western civilization, against which it draws an idealizing picture of Caribbean tribal life.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, United Kingdom

52. Diamonds (1975)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
3 Show list

Diamonds is a 1975 Israeli-American heist film. Robert Shaw stars in a dual role as twin brothers. Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey and Shelley Winters are co-stars. The film was also released as Diamond Shaft, although it has no relation to the Shaft films other than having Roundtree in the cast.

Awards

Top cast

Earl Hodgson, Charles
Moshe
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Diamonds
English
Israel, United States of America

53. Earthquake (1974)

Action, Drama, Thriller
played Miles Quade
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
123.0
,
George Fox
34 Show list 2 Show list $7M

Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city of Los Angeles, California. Directed by Mark Robson and with a screenplay by George Fox and Mario Puzo, the film starred a large cast of well-known actors, including Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene, Geneviève Bujold, Richard Roundtree, Marjoe Gortner, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Victoria Principal, and Walter Matthau. It is notable for the use of an innovative sound effect called Sensurround which created the sense of actually experiencing an earthquake in theatres.

Awards

1974 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
1974 Special Achievement Academy Award

Top cast

Stewart Graff
Lew Slade
Dr. Harvey Johnson
Loudspeaker Voice
Man #2
L.A.P.D. Captain
Dam Caretaker
Colonel
Diver at Hollywood Reservoir
Deputy Sherriff
Bill Cameron
Remy Royce-Graff
Denise Marshall
Dr. James Vance
Pool Player #3
Ralph
Dr. Willis Stockle
Barbara
Boy with Radio
Asst. Caretaker
Pool Player
Sam Royce
Sal Amici
Chief Inspector
Rosa Amici
Policeman
National Guardsman
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Earthquake
English
United States of America

54. Charley One-Eye (1973)

Western
played The Black Man
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
96.0
7 Show list

Charley One-Eye is a 1973 British-American film directed by Don Chaffey and starring Richard Roundtree, Roy Thinnes and Nigel Davenport. It was entered into the 24th Berlin International Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Mexican Driver
The Indian
The Bounty Hunter
Colonel
Honeydew
Richard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom, United States of America

55. Firehouse (1973)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
73.0
Alex March

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
United States of America

56. Shaft in Africa (1973)

Action, Adventure, Crime
played John Shaft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
12 Show list

Shaft in Africa, is a 1973 film directed by John Guillermin and is the third film in the blaxploitation trilogy of films starring Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. John Guillermin directed and Stirling Silliphant did the screenplay. The cost went up to $2,142,000, but the gross fell to $1,458,000. MGM quickly sold the property to television, but the television series was cancelled after just seven episodes.

Awards

Top cast

Angelo
Osiat
Amafi
Zubair
Cusset
Col. Gonder
Sassari
Vanden
Emir Ramila
Williams
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shaft in Africa
English
United States of America

57. Embassy (1972)

Crime, Drama
played Richard 'Dick' Shannon
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
90.0
William Fairchild
,
John Bird
9 Show list

Embassy is a 1972 film based on a spy thriller novel by Stephen Coulter. It was a British film directed by Gordon Hessler, written by John Bird and William Fairchild, and with music scored by Biddu. The film starred Richard Roundtree as a CIA officer, Ray Milland as an Ambassador, Max von Sydow as a Russian defector taking refuge at the embassy, and Chuck Connors as a KGB assassin posing as a U.S. Air Force officer. Broderick Crawford played the embassy Regional Security Officer, Frank Dunniger, who had to capture and hide the KGB man while the CIA smuggled the defector out of town.

Awards

Top cast

Gorenko
Ambassador
Kadish
Phelan
Kesten
Miss Harding
Rylands
Frank Dunniger
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Jonathan Hodge
English
United Kingdom

58. Shaft's Big Score (1972)

Action, Crime, Drama
played John Shaft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
6 Show list

Shaft's Big Score! is a 1972 action film directed by Gordon Parks. It is the second film in the trilogy starring Richard Roundtree as the private detective John Shaft. Ernest Tidyman once more supplied the screenplay. The first film's composer Isaac Hayes was unavailable, so Parks, the returning director, did the score himself. The film was produced on a budget of $1,978,000.

Awards

Top cast

Bumpy Jonas
Pascal
Capt. Bollin
Croupier
Gus Mascola
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Shaft's Big Score!
English
United States of America

59. Shaft (1971)

Action, Crime, Thriller
played John Shaft
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
Joel Freeman
5 Show list 2 Show list $1.13M

Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An action film with elements of film noir, Shaft tells the story of a private detective, John Shaft, who travels through Harlem and to the Italian mob neighborhoods in order to find the missing daughter of a mobster. It stars Richard Roundtree as John Shaft, Moses Gunn as Bumpy Jonas, Drew Bundini Brown as Willy, Charles Cioffi as Lt. Vic Androzzi, Christopher St. John as Ben Buford, and Gwenn Mitchell and Lawrence Pressman in smaller roles. The movie was adapted by Ernest Tidyman and John D. F. Black from Tidyman's 1970 novel of the same name. The Shaft soundtrack album, recorded by Isaac Hayes, was also a success, winning a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture; and a second Grammy that he shared with Johnny Allen for Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement; Grammy Award for Best Original Score; the "Theme from Shaft" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and has appeared on multiple Top 100 lists, including AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs.

Awards

1994 MTV Lifetime Achievement Award
1971 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score

Top cast

Tom Hannon
Bumpy Jonas
Vic Androzzi
Dina Greene
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Racism
Urs Furrer
Shaft
English, American English
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
BaadAsssss Cinema
Documentary
2002
Paula Jalfon
Isaac Julien
Adam Finch
Isaac Julien

Starring TV roles

1. Buddies

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
March 5th, 1996 April 3rd, 1996 1 English

2. Shaft

Action, Crime, Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
October 9th, 1973 February 19th, 1974 1 English

3. Being Mary Jane

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Paul Patterson, Sr.
BET
2013 July 2nd, 2013 2
Latarsha Rose
Raven Goodwin
B.J. Britt
Margaret Avery
English

4. Rescue 77

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
The WB
March 15th, 1999 May 3rd, 1999 1
Victor Browne
English

5. Heroes

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

Charles Deveaux
NBC
1
September 25th, 2006 February 8th, 2010 5
Jack Coleman
English, Japanese, Spanish

6. 413 Hope St.

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

FOX
Damon Wayans
September 11th, 1997 January 1st, 1998 1
Margaret Avery
English

7. Outlaws

Crime, Sci-Fi, Western
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
December 28th, 1986 May 30th, 1987 1
Patrick Houser
English

8. Generations

Drama
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
March 27th, 1989 January 25th, 1991 2
Katlego Danke
Lulu Nxozi
Menzi Ngubane
English

Guest TV appearances

A Different World

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities.nWhile it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E08 November 30th, 1989
S03-E09 December 7th, 1989

Alias

Program genre

Espionage
Action/Adventure
Action Film
Comedy-drama
Science Fiction
Spy film
Thriller
Comedy
Adventure Film
Drama
Action
Spy-fi

External resources

Alias is an American spy-action television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double-agent for the CIA, posing as an operative for SD-6, a criminal organization.nThe main theme of the series explores Sydney's obligation to conceal her true career from her friends and family, even as she assumes multiple aliases to carry out her missions. These themes are most prevalent in the first two seasons of the show. A major plotline of the series was the search for and recovery of artifacts created by Milo Rambaldi, a fictitious Renaissance-era figure with similarities to both Leonardo da Vinci and Nostradamus. This plot and some technologies used in the series place Alias into the genre of science fiction.nThe series was well received among critics and has been included in several best of lists. Alias was in the American Film Institute's top ten list for television programs in 2003. The show also received numerous awards and nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E20 April 25th, 2004
S03-E08 November 23rd, 2003

Amen

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured predominantly black casts. Others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E11 December 2nd, 1989
Eric Cohen
S04-E12 December 6th, 1989

Beauty and the Beast

Program genre

Fantasy
Paranormal romance
Crime
Romance Film
Drama

External resources

Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent, a mythic, noble man-beast, and Catherine, a savvy Assistant District Attorney in New York; and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a subterranean sanctuary. Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine's emotions, and becomes her guardian.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 December 12th, 1989 ,
Victor Lobl
S03-E01 December 12th, 1989 ,
Victor Lobl
S03-E04 December 20th, 1989
Victor Lobl
S02-E21 May 19th, 1989

Beverly Hills, 90210

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama
Teen drama

Official site

External resources

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently on numerous networks around the world. It is the first series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation. The show was created by Darren Star and executive producers Charles Rosin followed in later seasons by Aaron Spelling, E. Duke Vincent, Paul Waigner, Steve Wasserman, and Jessica Klein. The 90210 in the title refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 September 19th, 1991

Blade: The Series

Program genre

Supernatural drama
Horror
Action/Adventure
Drama
Adventure Film
Science Fiction
Action

External resources

Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series. It premiered on Spike on June 28, 2006.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E07 August 9th, 2006
David Staiton

CHiPs

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Police procedural

External resources

CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E13 February 22nd, 1981

Close to Home

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Legal drama

External resources

Close to Home is an American crime drama television series co-produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS. While in pre-production the series was known as American Crime. It first aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007 and starred actress Jennifer Finnigan as Annabeth Chase, a Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana. Created by Jim Leonard, the series was primarily filmed in Southern California. The score composer was Michael A. Levine.nOn May 16, 2007, the series was officially canceled by CBS.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E11 December 15th, 2006

Desperate Housewives

Program genre

Comedy
Romance Film
Drama
Comedy-drama
Mystery

Official site

External resources

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw.nThe main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E21 May 8th, 2005
Katie Ford
S01-E20 May 1st, 2005 ,
Adam Barr
,
S01-E12 January 16th, 2005 ,
David Schulner
,
S01-E04 October 24th, 2004 ,
S01-E08 November 28th, 2004 ,
S01-E06 November 7th, 2004
Tracey Stern
,
,
S01-E07 November 21st, 2004 ,
Tracey Stern
,
,

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Program genre

History
Drama
Family
Western

Official site

External resources

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 May 9th, 1998
Steve Dubin

Grey's Anatomy

Program genre

Medical fiction
Comedy-drama
Soap opera
Romance TV
Drama
Medical drama

Official site

External resources

Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on the American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired ten seasons, and focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned doctors, while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships. The title is a play on the name Gray's Anatomy, an English-language human anatomy textbook originally written by Henry Gray. The show's premise originated with Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. The series was created to be racially diverse, utilizing a color-blind casting technique. While the show is set in Seattle, it is primarily filmed in Los Angeles, California.nThe series' protagonist is Dr. Meredith Grey, who originally is accepted into the residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. Meredith is assigned to work under Dr. Miranda Bailey, along with Dr. Cristina Yang, Dr. George O'Malley, Dr. Izzie Stevens, and Dr. Alex Karev.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E02 September 28th, 2006

Hollywood Beat

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama

External resources

Hollywood Beat is a mid-1980s American television police drama starring Jack Scalia, Jay Acovone, Edward Winter and John Matuszak. The series aired Saturday night at 8:00 p.m Eastern time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 October 5th, 1985

Knight Rider

Program genre

Drama
Action Film
Action
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Comedy-drama

Official site

External resources

Knight Rider is a 2008 series that follows the 1982 TV series of the same title created by Glen A. Larson and the 2008 television movie. The series stars Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur, the estranged son of Michael Knight. The series also stars Deanna Russo as Sarah Graiman, Traceur's former girlfriend and love interest. Sarah is the daughter of Charles Graiman. Graiman, played by Bruce Davison, is the creator of a new generation of KITT, which is voiced by Val Kilmer. The series was in production for just one season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E11 January 14th, 2009

L.A. Law

Program genre

Drama
Legal drama
Legal

External resources

L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994.nCreated by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, and off-the-wall humor. It reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, and many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence. The series often also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff.nThe show was popular with audiences and critics, and won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S07-E06 December 3rd, 1992

Lincoln Heights

Program genre

Family
Action/Adventure
Drama
Action
Adventure Film

External resources

Lincoln Heights is an American family drama television series about Eddie Sutton, a Mission Vista police officer who moves his family back to his old neighborhood, Lincoln Heights, to start a new life and to help out his old neighborhood. It is a dangerous place to raise a family, and through the many trials the family goes through, they soon learn that settling in is not as easy as it seems. While Officer Sutton struggles to cope with every day life as a street cop in Los Angeles, his kids try to fit in at their new schools and with their new neighbors.nThe show premiered January 8, 2007 on the ABC Family network with 13 episodes ordered for the first season. It was approved for a second season, which premiered September 4, 2007. Vanessa Hudgens' song Say OK had been used in a commercial to promote the second season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 March 26th, 2007

MacGyver

Program genre

Espionage
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Action

Official site

External resources

MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 to 1992. The series was filmed in Los Angeles during seasons 1, 2 and 7, and in Vancouver during seasons 3–6. The show's final episode aired on April 25, 1992 on ABC.nThe show follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson, who works as a troubleshooter for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyver served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E01 September 17th, 1990

Magnum, P.I.

Program genre

Action
Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

External resources

Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network.nAccording to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years that the series was originally broadcast in the United States. Originally appearing in a prime time American network timeslot of 8 p.m. Eastern on Thursdays, Magnum, P.I. was one of the highest-rated shows on U.S. television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E20 March 17th, 1983

Murder, She Wrote

Program genre

Cozy mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Procedural drama
Drama
Mystery

External resources

Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series, The Law & Harry McGraw. It is one of the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, with close to 23 million viewers in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. The series is also successful around the world.nLansbury was nominated for a total of ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Murder, She Wrote, with those nominations netting her four Golden Globe awards. The series received three nominations but no wins in the Outstanding Drama Series category at the Emmys. It was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category six times and won twice.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E07 December 18th, 1988

Profiler

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia.nAlly Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons, and was later replaced by Jamie Luner as profiler Dr. Rachel Burke during the show's final season. Robert Davi, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel and Julian McMahon co-starred throughout the show's run. Caitlin Wachs played Dr. Waters' daughter for the first two seasons, a role taken over by Evan Rachel Wood in 1998.nProfiler shares a similar lead character and premise with the Fox Network series Millennium, created by Chris Carter. Both shows premiered at the beginning of the 1996–97 television season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 December 6th, 1997

Renegade

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Action
Action Film

External resources

Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell. Executive Producers included Cannell, Stu Segall, Bill Nuss and Richard C. Okie.nThe series stars Lorenzo Lamas as Reno Raines, a police officer who is framed for a murder he did not commit. Raines goes on the run and joins forces with Native American bounty hunter Bobby Sixkiller, played by Branscombe Richmond. Stephen J. Cannell also had a recurring role as the main villain, crooked police officer Donald 'Dutch' Dixon.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E10 November 14th, 1994

Roc

Program genre

Comedy
Drama
Comedy-drama
Sitcom

External resources

Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as his wife Eleanor.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E20 April 5th, 1994

Roots

Program genre

Miniseries
Drama

External resources

This award-winning six-part historical epic was one of the first examples of the miniseries format and one of the highest-rated television programs in broadcasting history. Based on the best-selling novel by author Alex Haley, Roots chronicles the progress of Haley's own family across many generations, from the kidnapping of an African warrior by American slave traders to eventual post-Civil War freedom. Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) is a young tribesman of coastal Africa who has passed the rituals marking his transition into manhood. Searching for wood to build a drum, he is set upon by slavers who sell him in the United States after a nightmarish Atlantic crossing. Defiant, Kunta refuses to consider himself a slave, despite some sage advice from his mentor, the more mature Fiddler (Louis Gossett Jr.). As the years pass, the aging Kunta (John Amos) is hobbled for his repeated escape attempts. Realizing he'll never return to Africa, Kunta settles down, becoming husband to Bell (Madge Sinclair) and father to Kizzy (Leslie Uggams), a girl infused with her father's independent spirit. Sold and then raped by her new master, Kizzy has a son, Chicken George (Ben Vereen), a happy go lucky cockfighting expert who uses his skills to buy his freedom. George paves the way for his children, the great-grandchildren of Kunta Kinte, who finally become free in the aftermath of the Civil War. Roots (1977) was followed by a sequel miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979), and a made-for-television feature, Roots: The Gift (1988), as well as another telefilm based on the family history of the Haley clan, Queen (1993).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 January 30th, 1977

Soul Food

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia D. Henderson, Soul Food is based upon Tillman's childhood experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and is a continuation of his successful 1997 film of the same name. Having aired for 74 episodes, it is the longest running drama with a predominantly black cast in the history of North American prime-time television.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E14 January 10th, 2001
S02-E10 August 29th, 2001
S01-E03 July 12th, 2000
S01-E02 July 5th, 2000
Oz Scott
S01-E07 August 9th, 2000
S01-E04 July 19th, 2000

The Closer

Program genre

Drama
Crime
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

Official site

External resources

The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and CIA-trained, Brenda has a reputation as a Closer — an interrogator who not only solves a case, but obtains confessions that lead to convictions and so closing the case. Deputy Chief Johnson sometimes uses deceit and intimidation to persuade a suspect to confess.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 July 4th, 2005
Wendy West

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of himself, a street-smart teenager from West Philadelphia who is sent to move in with his wealthy aunt and uncle in their Bel Air mansion after getting into a fight on a local basketball court. In the series, his lifestyle often clashes with the lifestyle of his relatives in Bel Air. The 148 episodes were broadcast over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E18 April 8th, 1996
Robert Bruce
S01-E03 September 24th, 1990

The Wayans Bros.

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

The Wayans Bros. ist eine US-amerikanische Komödie welche als Fernseh-Serie in den Jahren 1995 bis 1999 ausgestrahlt wurde. In den Hauptrollen, die Brüder Shawn und Marlon Wayans.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 March 15th, 1995
Matt Ember

Awards won

1994 MTV Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Shaft Blaxploitation Film

Wikipedia

Check Richard Roundtree on wikipedia.

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