Richard Roundtree portrayed the iconic hero John Shaft in three feature films and seven TV movies from 1971 to 1974:
- Shaft (MGM, USA: 25 June 1971)
- Shaft’s Big Score! (MGM, USA: 8 June 1972)
- Shaft in Africa (MGM, USA: 14 June 1973)
- Shaft (TV Series) (MGM, USA: 9 October 1973- 19 February 1974)
John Singleton revived the series for a new film in 2000 with Roundtree returning in a reduced role and attention falling on his nephew, also named John Shaft, played by Samuel L. Jackson.
- Shaft (Paramount, USA: 16 June 2000)