Rick Fox (born July 24, 1969) is a famous Canadian-Bahamian actor who started his career by playing basketball. He played in his starting career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and University of North Carolina program college basketball. Rick Fox is also the owner of the franchise Echo Fox as of October 2019. His acting career has also been outstanding, and he has had the opportunity to play roles in many good television series like Oz, He Got Game, Mr. Box Office, Sin City Saints, Krystal, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, The Game, Meet the Browns and Melrose Place, etc.
Rick Fox Early Life
Ulrich Alexander Fox was born in Toronto, Canada, on July 24, 1969. He belongs to an athlete’s family because of his mother. Rick Fox is the son of Dianne Roberta Gerace, a women’s pentathlete and retired Olympics jumper from Canada. Rick Fox’s father’s name is Ulrich Fox, a Bahamian. He moved with his family to his father’s home country of the Bahamas when he was young and settled in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, where Rick Fox attended the Kingsway Academy. Rick Fox has only one sister named Jeanene Fox, a famous actress. Fox had never played much basketball, but when he went to summer camp, he joined the “Saints,” as the name of the high school basketball team. After that, he continued to train in Warsaw, Indiana and played basketball well. To complete his remaining education, he got admission in 1987 to the University of North Carolina, where he started his professional career.
Rick Fox’s professional career
With Boston Celtics (1991–1997)
The American professional basketball team, Boston Celtics selected Fox in the 1991 NBA draft. Height and ability are the first things to look at when it comes to playing basketball, and both of these qualities are present in Rick Fox; Fox’s height of 6 feet to 7 inches benefits an athlete. Rick Fox became the first rookie starter in 1979, then in 1992, he scored 8 points per game and led his NBA All-Rookie team to the second position. From 1995 to 1996, he led his team in double-figure scoring, and from 1996 to 1997, he scored a career-high of 15.4 points per game.
With Los Angeles Lakers (1997–2004)
Rick Fox Left the Boston Celtics and NBA Because of Rick Pitino’s lousy behaviour and broken promise. In the early summer of 1997, he bid farewell to the Celtics and joined the Los Angeles Lakers. During the 1999 to 2000 seasons, Rick Fox played as the Lakers advanced to the 2000 NBA Finals with the Indiana Pacers. His career has been excellent with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2001 to 2004, with average scoring points of 7.8 per game.
As of 2022, Rick Fox’s highest net worth is $25 million.
After his career as a good sportsman, he is also a good businessman and TV actor. Rick Fox completed his Television and Motion Pictures degree from the University of North Carolina. In 1996, he appeared in the film Eddie as a slumping basketball player who gets help from his fan, played by Whoopi Goldberg, a famous American TV actor.
Rick Fox Wife
Rick Fox is currently single but was married to American singer-actress Vanessa Williams in 1999, having first met in the summer in the Caribbean. Their relationship lasted for about 5 years after marriage, then they could not reconcile, and both took divorce. Although they both had officially signed their divorce, they continued to come together on-screen for many years on television. From 2009 to 2014, Rick Fox dated American drama actress Eliza Dushku for about 5 years and then left her. Rick Fox is now 53 years old and currently not dating anyone.
Rick Fox Kids
Rick Fox has two children; his son was born in 1994, named Kyle, after Rick Fox dated Kari Hillsman while playing basketball for the Boston Celtics. And his daughter Sasha Gabriella Fox was born in 2000 to his wife, Vanessa Lynn Williams.
Rick Fox, a famous Canadian-Bahamian actor who started his career by playing basketball, has a net worth of $25 million. He has earned about $4.8 million in his single season while playing with the Boston Celtics. Rick Fox played essential roles in fantastic television series like Oz, He Got Game, Krystal, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, The Game, and Meet the Browns and earned a massive amount from these television series.