Encore Original Shaft Richard Roundtree chats with G. Keith Alexander
November 26, 2021
Hosted by G. Keith Alexander
Richard Roundtree's iconic career began while attending Southern Illinois University where he was on a football scholarship. After being spotted Richard signed with Johnson Publications to model in their Ebony Fashion Fair, touring 79 cities in 90 days. But rather than returning to school, Roundtree headed off to his home state of New York to begin acting lessons. He soon was asked to become a member of New York's acclaimed Negro Ensemble Company. A succession of Off-Broadway roles resulted in his starring as Jack Johnson in "The Great White Hope". Richard's life would change forever when he was cast in the role of private detective John Shaft in the legendary "Shaft" movie franchise. This film immediately thrust Richard into the international spotlight, not only making him a worldwide household name but one of Hollywood's hottest young actors.
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G. Keith Alexander
G. Keith Alexander has built an impressive career as a multi-media talent. He is a top New York radio and TV personality, voice and on-camera actor and commercial print model. His recent film is THE INTERN with Robert DeNiro. Alexander has been the subject of an in-depth television profile on The Wall Street Journal TV Report and on CNN's ShowBiz Today.
In addition, G. Keith is a long-time member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, as well as the recipient of the Achievement Recognition Award presented by New York Congressman Charles B. Rangel. The G. Keith Alexander Radio Collection is archived in New York's prestigious Paley Center for Media. G. Keith is also the founder and CEO of VoiceOver Academy for voice acting training.
At Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Alexander is the director of professional communications and coaches the medical faculty on ways to improve video lecture presentations. The explanation for G. Keith's success is quite simple. He is one of the most charming, witty and well-rounded personalities. When G. Keith Alexander talks, people listen!