The former Laker returns to LA to hit the boards. But sorry, Rick, no sneakers allowed on the dance floor.
3-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, actor and producer Rick Fox has appeared in a number of film and television projects, sharing the screen with actors ranging from Whoopi Goldberg to Henry Winkler to Angela Bassett and Shia Lebouf.
Fox’s acting debut came in 1994 in William Friedkin’s Blue Chips. Similar roles followed in 1996’s Eddie and 1998’s critically acclaimed He Got Game (directed by Spike Lee) before Fox’s breakout role on the hit HBO series Oz. Since then, Rick has appeared in over a dozen network shows, including Ugly Betty, One Tree Hill, The Game and Dirt. In addition, Fox has appeared in a series of diverse films, including Resurrection, Holes, Mini’s First Time and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns.
While Fox continues to strengthen his craft, he's just as busy behind the camera, developing his own film and television projects for his production company, 1744 Entertainment. As a star basketball athlete, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was coached by the legendary Dean Smith. Fox began his pro basketball career when he was drafted into the NBA by the Boston Celtics as a first round pick. He went on to be the captain of both the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers while being coached by 11-time champion Phil Jackson. Fox is a father of two and currently resides in Los Angeles.