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Rick Fox Biography

Birth Name:
Ulrich Alexander Fox
Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Actor, former NBA player

Fast Facts

  • His mother was an Olympic high jumper
  • Grew up in the Bahamas
  • Never missed a game in four seasons with the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, tying a school record with 140 appearances overall
  • Drafted by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft (24th overall selection) and played with Boston from 1991 to '97
  • Played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1997 to 2004 and won three consecutive NBA championships (2000-02)
  • Retired from basketball in 2004 and turned to a career as an actor
  • Acting debut was in William Friedkin's Blue Chips in 1994; breakout role was as prison inmate Jackson Vahue in Oz beginning in 2004
  • Was selected to compete on season 11 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars