Rick Fox was born on July 24, 1969 as Ulrich Alexander Rick Fox in Toronto.
He was born to Dianne Gerace, an Italian Canadian who was an Olympic high jumper and women’s pentathlete, and Ulrich Fox, a Bahamian.
He was later voted on to the Indiana All-Star team in 1987. Rick started playing basketball during his high school and never left it. He averaged eight points and 2.7 rebounds in his first season with the Celtics, and was named to the 1991-1992 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.He then went on to star at the University of North Carolina where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four. With Larry Bird injured for 45 games of his final NBA year, he had the opportunity to fill in for the veteran player.He played in 81 games, and ironically became the first Celtics rookie to start on opening night since Bird in 1979.By the 1993-94 season, Rick doubled his playing minutes and scored a career-high 33 points against the Milwaukee Bucks.Rick’s increasing numbers indicated that he was settling in with his new team, but by the 1994-95 season, he watched pieces of the house he’d begun to build crumble.
He was put on reserve after Dominique Wilkins joined the Celtics and was further handicapped by injuries that significantly cut his playing time.
Toward the end of the season, he underwent surgery to repair bone spurs in his ankles.
Another factor contributed to his troubled season–in 1994 Fox was identified as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
He played for Bolton Celtics and from 1997 until his retirement in 2004, Rick Fox played for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.
1991-92 Boston Celtics NBA 5,000 1992-93 Boston Celtics NBA 0,000 1993-94 Boston Celtics NBA 5,000 1994-95 Boston Celtics NBA ,750,000 1995-96 Boston Celtics NBA ,750,000 1996-97 Boston Celtics NBA ,750,000 1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,000,000 1998-99 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,750,000 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,033,000 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,400,000 2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,791,250 2002-03 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,340,231 2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers NBA ,734,797 Rick’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 Rick’s breakout role on the hit HBO series “Oz.” Since then he has appeared in over a dozen network shows, including “Big Bang Theory”, “Ugly Betty,” “One Tree Hill,” “The Game” and “Dirt.” He also competed on the hit ABC series, Dancing with the Stars.
In addition he has appeared in such diverse films as “Resurrection,” “Holes,” “Mini’s First Time” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns.” Over the last 17 years he has worked for ABC, ESPN, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, TNT, TBS, Life Time, VH1, BET, FX, HBO, Comedy Central, Spike TV, NBA TV, Fox Sports West, Turner Sports, KCAL, Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.