Rick Fox Bio: Early Life, Career, Films, Wife & Kids

Where do you think Rick Fox ranks in basketball’s all-time greats? Over the years, Fox has become a household name all across the North American continent.

In like manner, his popularity as a player has only stemmed from his growth to a more flourishing life upon retirement.

After having a long and prominent career, Ulrich Alexander Fox, i.e., Rick Fox comes under one of the highly-respected players.

Despite his excellent career as a player, he is also successful as a businessman and a movie and Tv actor.

Smiling Rick Fox
Rick Fox

Well, sports asides, many of his fans are unaware of his personal life. Today, we will be talking more about his family, personal growth, relationship, and career. So, stay still and read till the end if you want to know more.

Quick Facts

Full NameUlrich Alexander Fox
Birth DateJuly 24, 1969
Birth PlaceToronto, Ontario
Known asRick, Foxy
ReligionChristianity
NationalityCanadian
EthnicityMultiracial
EducationKingsway Academy
Warsaw Community High School
University of North Carolina
HoroscopeLeo
Father’s NameUlrich Fox
Mother’s Name Dianne Roberta Gerace
SiblingsYes
Age51 Years Old
Height6 ft 7 in
Weight104 kg
BodyAtletic
Body MeasurementsUnknown
Hair colorSalt and Pepper
Eye colorLight Brown
ProfessionBasketball Player, Actor, Businessman
Active Years 2002-present
Marital Status Divorced
Ex-Wife Vanessa Williams
Children 2
Net Worth$20 million
Social MediaFacebook, Instagram, Twitter
Last Update2021

Rick Fox: Early Life, Family, and Education

Rick Fox was born on July 24, 1969, in Toronto, Ontario. He spent his childhood in a well-to-do family with the parents Ulrich Fox and Dianne Roberta Gerace.

Not to mention, the sportscaster also has two sisters, namely Jeanene Fox and Sarah Fox.

Rick with 2 sisters Jeanene and Sarah.
Rick, with 2 sisters Jeanene and Sarah.

Talking about Fox’s family, his father is an entrepreneur, and his mother is a retired track athlete from Canada. Jeanene Fox is an actress and interior designer simultaneously, whereas Sarah Fox is an art curator.

After coming to the Bahamas early, Rick Joined Kingsway Academy in Nassau and joined the high school Basketball team.

He was also a transfer student at the Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana, and played high school basketball.

Later on, after successfully completing a high school degree, the Basketball player attended the University of North Carolina.

When at university, he continued playing basketball with few achievements. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures from the university.

Rick Fox: Age, Height, and Physical Appearances

It is given that most and all of the basketball players are tall. Without exception, Rick is blessed when it comes to height and agility. The basketball player is 51 years old as of now.

According to horoscope charts, he belongs to Libra. And from what we know, the people of this sign are known to be enthusiastic, passionate, generous, and passionate at the same time.

Rick Fox at early 40's
Rick Fox in his early 40’s

Coming to his height, Fox stands at a remarkable height of 6 ft 7 in and weighs 104 kg. He follows a strict regimen of diet to remain healthy and stay fit to continue to play baseball.

His salt and pepper color hair and light brown pair of eyes complement his smooth skin, not to mention his muscular body structure.

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Despite much research, we cannot uncover information on Rick’s shoe size, hobbies, and many more.

With Canadian nationality, Fox belongs to the multiracial ethnicity. Actually, his father is a Bahamian, and his mother belongs of Italian and Scottish descent. Moreover, he follows Christianity since his birth.

Rick Fox: Career

Basketball Career

After thirteen years of playing professional basketball, Magic has accomplished a lot throughout his career. Here is his career in detail.

Playing basketball from his high school career, Rick at his university days led to the last-4 stage of the 1991 NCAA championship.

Rick at Basketball Match
Rick at Basketball Match

Later on, in the year 1991, after selecting by Boston Celtics, he became the first rookie to start a game on the season’s opening night since Larry Bird in 1979.

Moreover, he was also selected in the 1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In the 1996-97 campaign, Rick’s career highlights include 15.4 points a game and 2.2 steals a game (fifth in the league), with made 101 three-point field goals.

In 1997, he resigned from Boston Celtics and signed with Los Angeles Lakers. Moreover, Rick surpassed 12 points per game in all the starting 82 games during the 1997-98 season.

In the 1999-2000 season, Rick scored an average of 6.7 points, including 11 in the Laker’s game 1 victory. Likewise, after playing against Doug Christie in the 2000 preseason, Rick was suspended for 6 games.

In the regular season of 2001-02, Rick played in all 82 games in the Laker’s 19 playoffs games with 13 points in the Laker’s game 7 victory.

After playing out of 75 of 76 games, he suffered from an ankle injury and missed the last two games. With an average of 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, he played in the 2002 NBA Finals against the New Jersey Nets.

Unfortunately, in 2003-2004 due to a foot injury, the Canadian missed 40 games but started 34 of 38 games while active. Later on, in the 1990 and 1994 FIBA World Championships, Rick played for Canada twice internationally.

Acting Career

Rick Fox began his acting career after he appeared in the movie Blue Chips Film in 1994 as a member of the Western University Basketball Team. In 1998, he played the role of a lady’s man Chick Deagan in the movie He Got Game.

One of his acting career’s biggest roles was playing prison inmate Jackson Vahue on the HBO prison drama Oz. Not to mention, Rick also appeared in the episode ‘To Your Health.’

He Got the Game
He Got the Game

As a supporting actor, the Canadian made a cameo appearance in the movie Resurrection playing Detective Scholfield. Other television shows and drama of Rick Fox includes 1-800-Missing, The Fairly OddParents, Street Time.

Moreover, he appeared in the film Holes as a supporting character of a baseball player of Clyde ‘Sweetfeet’ Livingston.

After appearing as the character of Stephen Melbourne in the television series Kevin Hill, the basketball player acted in the role of David Marley for the six-episode Love, Inc television series.

Apart from this, he played the role of Fabrizio in the film Mini’s First Time. Along with that, Rick Fox appeared in One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty, Dirt, The Game, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, comedies Party Down, and Head Case.

Moreover, in the Big Bang Theory episode The Love Car Displacement, Rick played Bernadette’s ex-boyfriend Glenn.

With that, Fox portrayed a suspicious character on Body of Proof drama, and in like manner, the role of Andre Carson, on the series Franklin & Bash.

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From playing the character of Chase Vincent for the series Hit the Floor to the character of Dr. James Kendall for the TV series Mom, the Canadian is fantastic with all his performance in every role.

Rick is also a member of the Fight for the Crown mini TV series.

Fox at Fight for the Crown Series
Fox at Fight for the Crown Series

Apart from different TV shows, the basketball player is equally active in reality shows too. He has appeared as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and ranked in 6th position.

Similarly, Rick appeared as a contestant on Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader and Chopped, a cooking-based reality show, and ranked in 2nd position.

Rick Fox: Wife and Kids

Many football players have a love triangle of some sort. Many of them have a successful, long-lasting relationship, whereas some end in disaster due to different misunderstandings and work schedules.

While playing for Boston Celtics, Rick was in a love relationship with his college-mate, Kari Hillsman. They also have a son, namely Kyle, born in 1994.

Fox with his Son Kyle
Fox with his Son Kyle

After a few years later, the basketball player married Vanessa L. Williams. She’s an American actress, singer, and fashion designer at the same time.

The marriage ceremony took place in New York in 1999. Soon after a year of marriage, the couple solidified their marriage with the arrival of their first baby girl, Sasha Gabriella Fox, on May 1, 2000.

Rick with his daughter Sasha
Rick with his daughter Sasha

As of today, their daughter, Sasha, is a social media star. Ever since her screen debut as a baby for the 2000 film, A Diva’s Christmas Carol, she has herself directed and acted in a short film, Superdate, in 2014.  

Furthermore, she is also a fitness trainer and is also known for her roles in one Fine Christmas and Justice for all with Judge Cristina Perez.

Well, it is not weird for couples to have problems sometime in their marriage, but very few lead to divorce in the end.

Back in August 2004, Rick made the headlines when he filed for divorce. However, in the present time, the duo still maintains a good and friendly relationship.

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After the divorce was finalized and both went their separate ways, the basketball player has stayed somewhat low from the media. But still, news of his dating someone new has failed to escape from us.

He was seen dating actress Eliza Dushku in the year 2009. Sadly by 2014, their relationship was no longer working, and the couples separated.

According to the present time, Rick is rumored with other ladies, but the news is not shared with the public at the moment.

Rick Fox: Rumor 

Back in January 2020, many rumors about Rick Fox’s death surfaced on the Internet when Kobe Bryant’s death was on highlights. As many believed, Fox was also one of the passengers in Kobe’s helicopter. 

According to Rick Fox, he constantly got the calls, the day of Kobe’s death; news hit the surface. However, he was ignoring it at first as he wanted to spend some time with his family. 

Apparently, someone had spread false rumors about his presence in the helicopter, which crashed with no survivors. 

“This has been a lot to process with all of us, quite frankly. We’re blessed to have had the time we had with Kobe. A city is mourning; a family is mourning. We’re all mourning, and I’m glad that’s over with, but it was hard to deal with because it shook a lot of people in my life.”
-Rick Fox

Rick Fox: Net Worth and Salary

Fox has been active in sports for more than 30 years now. He has built expertise and authority over the years in the field of Basketball. Fox’s primary income source is from his Basketball career.

It comes as no question that the retired NBA was the well-sought player of his time. So, from this, we can assume that Rick is quite a wealthy person.

However, this impressive wealth is from his basketball career and from different movies and Tv shows he has appeared in and his business ventures, as discussed earlier.

As of 2021, the former Basketball player has a staggering net worth of around $20 million.

He is earning really well and doing a great job. Not much is disclosed about how he spends his salary, and he keeps this a secret.

Rick Fox’s Social Media

The Canadian basketball player is very active on social media. Fox has undoubtedly created thousands of fans and followers over the years as he progressed on his journey.

He has worked with some of the most popular TV shows and movies and has had a lot of exposure to audiences worldwide.

On Instagram, Fox is available as imrickafox and has around 142K followers. His Instagram posts are mostly related to his working place and colleagues. One can also see Rick posting pictures of his daughter.

Also, his account is well organized and looks clean. At the present time, he has shared nearly 183 posts on his Instagram account.

Similarly, Rick is equally active on Twitter as Rick Fox, with 284.3 k followers. He continually tweets breaking news and rumors that bubble up in the Basketball and media world.

Additionally, he is seen in many interviews describing stuff related to career and life. Moreover, the actor is also active on Facebook, as Rick Fox, with 378.2k followers worldwide.

Some of his famous quotations are listed below.

  • I’ve traveled around the world and made love with many satisfied women. So I decided to share my story. 
  • Everything I’ve always done has been for the sole purpose of increasing my love-making output. A lot of guys won’t admit that, but I do. I just want to make love. 

Rick Fox: FAQs

What is the jersey number of Rick Fox?

Rick Fox used to feature in jersey number 44 for the Boston Celtics and number 17 for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

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Comments

  1. Why did Rick Fox quit acting on the movies /show Morning Show Mysteries with Holly Robinson Peete?
    There’s a new one coming out in May 2021 and Ricks not in it , he’s been replaced by another black actor who I find to very arrogant from seeing him in another mystery show. So if the new guy is a permanent replacement for Rick Fox that is going to be a real shame!

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