How tall is Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree's Height

6ft 0 (182.9 cm)

Peak height was 6ft 1 ¼ (186.1 cm)
American actor best known for Shaft, Se7en, Maniac Cop and George of the Jungle.

How tall is Richard Roundtree
5ft 8 Rob and Richard @ Autographica 2010
One day I was hit in a scrimmage by a fellow weighing 260 and standing 6 feet 4. My measurements are 205 and 6 feet 1 1/4. I realized in that instant I didn't have the heft or the guts to compete with him.

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Average Guess (8 Votes)
Peak: 6ft 1.41in (186.5cm)
Current: 6ft 0.06in (183cm)
Jordan87 said on 23/Dec/19
@ Viper,

The Man looks 5'11-3/4" Here. He didn't loose much over an inch by age 68 ( Which is how old he was during the picture).

He is not over 6'0 here for starters, again is is just under it. He was likely 6'0.75" in his hey day. Maybe got his 6'1.25" measurement in the morning who knows. I can tell you, he doesn't make it over 6'0 with Rob at age 68 there. No Way.
Nik Ashton said on 19/Sep/19
He’s a solid 6 footer!
viper said on 17/Jun/19
Very honest. I can believe he measured 6-1 1/4 midday
viper said on 14/Jun/19
I will say he did look 6-2-6-3 in a Beverly Hills 90210 episode.

But that show did make people look taller
viper said on 14/Jun/19
The average male by 70 will have lost 1.1-1.2" and by 80 a full 2". He is 75 years old and could easily be down to a flat 6'0" today.

My 80 year old Uncle is still his peak height of 5-8
MrTBlack said on 13/Jun/19
@Editor Rob

Why just 6’1” at peak?
Editor Rob
I put the quote In this clip, he claimed 6ft 1 and 1/4.

One of the rare fractional claims like that.
Gracian said on 15/Dec/18
Rob, I sent pictures of Samuel L. Jackson a few days ago next to Richard, Will Smith and Halle Berry from 2016, and I sent his photos from this year alongside Tom Hiddleston and his pictures from 2017 alongside Denzel Washington. This time it was me about the current height Samuel because you said once that beyond its peak height I can also argue how much height he lost. I have two questions for you:
Have you seen every of these photos?
Do not you think that 6'1.25" may be more reasonable as his current height?
Editor Rob
6ft 1 or 1.25 is arguable today for him, but I'm ok with what he's at...he's at a stage where he might drop another fraction over next 2-4 years.
Nik said on 29/Aug/18
@ Sandy Cowell - I like your πŸ”΅πŸŒ²!

I think that Richard can just about pull off 6'0.25"!
Sandy Cowell said on 27/Aug/18
Richard πŸ”΅πŸŒ² can have 6ft and a quarter! His peak? Hmmmm! I will go with the average of 6ft1.5.
World Citizen said on 24/Feb/18
Good listing.
Danimal said on 31/Jan/18
avi said on 11/Aug/13
i doubt he lost over an inch inch and half in height he just doesnt walk upright thats all.

You doubt? Basic human anatomy/physiology proves you differently. The average male by 70 will have lost 1.1-1.2" and by 80 a full 2". He is 75 years old and could easily be down to a flat 6'0" today.
JJAK said on 31/Jul/17
Roundtree is a weird case all around he was a good star the few things he did.
But was often rather poor for a support actor, reprising his shaft role in the bad remake/reboot excepted.
I would go with the listing or nearer 6 1 never seemed super tall looked average at best with 6 4 folk.
He seemed about 6 ft by the time he met a middle aged sam jackson.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jun/17
I got a solid 6ft2 impression from him in his early films, sometimes even 189cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Jun/17
Rob, which of these is best suited for his peak?

A) 191cm/189cm
B) 190.5cm/188.5cm
C) 190cm/188cm
D) 189.5cm/187.5cm
E) 189cm/187cm
F) 188.5cm/186.5cm
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Feb/16
He could pass for Idris's father actually and you'd believe it. Facially but inherited the height
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Mar/15
He could look near it, Arch. He actually reminds me a lot of Idris Elba in Shaft. Similar build and height
Arch Stanton said on 3/Mar/15
Can you really see 6'3 Rampage? I can't see anything over 6'2", in fact in Earthquake he look's more 6'1 with some of the women in it!
Arch Stanton said on 3/Mar/15
Mmm he really didn't look over 6 ft 1 in Earthquake though...
Jake: 1.84 m- 1.85 m said on 25/Jan/15
Looked very tall earlier in his career, from Shaft to Maniac Cop.
Sam said on 10/Mar/14
Samuel L. Jackson looked about an inch taller in the Shaft remake. At his peak, I guess Jackson would have still just edged Roundtree out. Roundtree was also in Se7en with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman but there was no good height comparison shots with him.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Jan/14
Looks 6'2 in Shaft, what a cool mother he was back in the 70s!!
jordydecke said on 15/Sep/13
my uncle met him sometime in the mid nineties. Uncle is very sharp with heights (think it's because he's a little insecure of his 5'7) and said he was perhaps a hair under 6'3 although in films, to me, he looks about 6'2. Great actor at any rate.
avi said on 11/Aug/13
i doubt he lost over an inch inch and half in height he just doesnt walk upright thats all.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 27/Dec/12
Peak: 6ft2.5-6ft2.75(189-190cm)
Today: 6ft1(185cm)

Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/Dec/12
Still looked pretty close to 6ft2 in the 2000 remake of Shaft.
I doubt he was less than 189cm peak, if not the full 6ft3
Johnnyfive said on 5/Oct/12
Conroe says on 9/Jan/12
Clearly 6'2

NO...listing his pretty much spot on. I even see 183 flat (6'0)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Oct/12
He really did look 6ft2.5-6ft3 in Shaft...
Danimal said on 19/Aug/12
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 25/May/11
He was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 90s...maybe that contributed to his height loss

You got to be kidding me right? It's age that has contributed to his height loss.
Josh B said on 13/Jan/12
Accurate listing, nowhere near 6'2, not even sure if the 0.25in is needed.
Conroe said on 9/Jan/12
Clearly 6'2
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 25/May/11
He was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 90s...maybe that contributed to his height loss
Adamz said on 5/May/11
Mr. R did not answer Mamun's third most previous post.
Mamun said on 18/Dec/10
Thank you jtm for your kind words !


jtm said on 11/Dec/10
mamun you are right so i like to say sorry to both you and mr.r.i have nothing but respect for the both of you.
Mamun said on 4/Dec/10
jtm , why are you speaking on Mr. R behalf ? It's now the sixth time I had asked the same question and he still did not respond to me ? I find it very
annoying !


Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Dec/10
This listing is ridiculous...the man was still looking 6"2 or thereabouts about 10 years ago

not to mention looking what appeared to be an inch taller than Will Smith on Fresh Prince
jtm said on 2/Dec/10
mamun mr.r said he took a picture with eric roberts and will show it soon.
MannJones said on 29/Nov/10
Looks 6'0 spot on. Seems to have horrible posture, listing seems to be accurate.
Matt said on 26/Nov/10
yes, i actually compared the photo with rob next to rob standing with the height stand and he comes up to 181.5cm (5ft 11.5) 6ft 0.25 prime isnt imposible though
James said on 23/Nov/10
Rampage Samuel L Jackson was a weak 6'2.5 at his peak
James said on 21/Nov/10
With Dave is looking 186cm. was starting too loose height even back in 2001
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Nov/10
Either Roundtree was 6"1 minimum in 2000 or Samuel L. Jackson aged 52 was within 0.5 inch of 6"3?
jake said on 21/Nov/10
Yes he looks 5.5 inches shorter than dave winfield in that link below
Mamun said on 20/Nov/10
This very simple question my friend ! Who did you meet at your last conventions and how many pictures did you get ? Would you mind posting them here ? Thank you !


Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Nov/10
188/189cm in Shaft easily.
Mr. R said on 20/Nov/10
Mamun, sometimes I don't get to the site, and I miss posts. What, my dear super friend did you ask me?
Mamun said on 19/Nov/10
Mr R , I had been asking you a question 5 times by now but you never respond ? You don't like me or what ?


Rampage(-_-_)Clover said on 19/Nov/10
Looked 186-187cm next to Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft(2000)

[Editor Rob: There was a good photo 10 years ago of him and Dave Winfield. Dave said "I'm 6-6, I have 38-inch arms, 37-inch legs" before.]
Brad said on 18/Nov/10
He's lost lots of height, I was amazed how he didn't look 6' 2" at the least as he did during "Shaft"
Viper said on 18/Nov/10
Hes only lost an inch of height. Peak 6'1 and now 6'0
J.J. said on 17/Nov/10
He's lost soo much height. I think he is 5'11.25" in this picture. Unless he had an inch less footwear.
Matt said on 17/Nov/10
hm... no in the shot with rob he is not over 5ft 11.75 because if he was 6ft0.25 then his eye level would maybe just scrape over the top of rob's scalp, but as we can see its actually an inch or so below.
jtm said on 16/Nov/10
shredder i have not seen recent pictures of him and will smith.
Mamun said on 16/Nov/10
Sorry Mr. R I am currently staying in Toronto , Canada . By the way Mr. R you
haven't told me who did you meet at your first Hollywood show and if you got
any picutres or autograph or not ?


Mr. R said on 16/Nov/10
Mamun, were you at The Hollywood Show in Burbank a few weeks ago? Did I miss you?
James said on 15/Nov/10
With Mamun and rob does not look over 182cm.
Brad said on 15/Nov/10
As listed. Met him same day as Super did. 6' 2" easy in '72.
Viper said on 15/Nov/10
Peak height was 6'1.

Samuel L Jackson 190cm peak? LMAO you are such a troll
d wade said on 15/Nov/10
he looks 5,10 with mamun and 5,11 with rob , the guy who see 6,2 in the picture must be sightless.
the shredder said on 15/Nov/10
LOL , these pics prove even more that Will Smith is 6'1 !
Hugh 190cm said on 1/May/09
Could've sworn this guy was taller than Will SMith.
Hugh 190cm said on 23/Mar/09
Richard is still 6ft2.
Hugh said on 9/May/08
This guy is 6ft2 today. He still looks tall. Impressively tall infact. 6ft3 at his peak.
Hugh said on 20/Mar/08
6ft3 (191cm) peak.
6ft2 (188cm) now.
Braden said on 8/Jan/08
Yeah he looks quite a bit taller than glenn her i would say he would be 6'2" easily.
Anthony said on 6/Jan/08
He's closer. Looks at least 6'1, though.
Derek said on 24/Dec/06
Saw him in a 1990 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode, and he was clearly taller than Will Smith. 6'3" as of 1990, probably 6'2" today.

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