Richard Roundtree

Actor Throughout the '70s, Richard Roundtree was one of the go-to leading men for blaxploitation films. He's best known for his role as Detective John Shaft in the classic 1971 film Shaft, but boasts a long list of movie and television credits, including a role in the groundbreaking historical series Roots. The seasoned vet will take on the character of Paul Patterson, Sr., the father of a successful TV news anchor (played by Gabrielle Union) on BET's upcoming series Being Mary Jane.

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Being Mary Jane: Paul Sr. on the Power of Silence

Paul Sr. talks about the power of speaking when it counts. (3/24/2015)

Being Mary Jane: Paul Sr. Is Concerned About Mary Jane

Paul Sr. is concerned about Mary Jane. (3/3/2015)

Swag Bags for the Stars: Celebrity Gift Suite

The stars were all smiles as they stopped by the BET Experience celebrity gift suite. Take a look at which VIPs came up on some new goodies this weekend.

Celebrity Birthdays: Happy Birthday, Jaden Smith!

Lance Gross, Lil' Kim and more celebrate this week.

Celebrities: BET Upfronts 2014 Live From L.A.

Network stars reveal what's next on your favorite channel. (4/11/2014)

Being Mary Jane: Fix It Please

Exclusives: Helen won't take no for an answer. (2/5/2014)
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