Blaxploitation actor who played John Shaft in the original Shaft film. He also starred in its sequels, Shaft's Big Score and Shaft in Africa.
He played for a nationally ranked and undefeated championship football team in high school.
He is a former model and played a role in the 2008 film, Speed Racer.
After divorcing his first wife, he married Karen Roundtree in 1980.
He was in Brick with Joseph Gordon Levitt.