Ulrich Alexander Fox is a professional known as Rick Fox. He is a retired basketball player, former esports franchise owner, businessman, and actor based in Canada. He has actively participated in National Basketball Association (NBA) for Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. Fox played basketball and college for North Carolina Tar Heels and was the owner of Echo Fox, the esports franchise, till October 2019.
Rick Fox was born in 1969 on 24th July in Toronto. His mother Dianne Geracewas a pentathlete and an Olympic high jumper. Fox’s mother is Canadian and is of Scottish and Italian descent, and his father is Bahamian. His father was the native Bahamas, and he took all family members to the Bahamas. He was fond of playing basketball and attended Kingsway Academy, located in Nassau, from a very young age.
He started attending summer camps, and he never played an organized ball but still became a member of his high school basketball team. He trained to excel while playing basketball in his high school in Warsaw, Indiana. After continuing to play in Warsaw, he was appointed to have a victorious senior season. In 1987, he was elected to play on the Indiana All-star team, and he went to play at the University of North Carolina.
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Fox started his certified basketball career after being selected by the Boston Celtics in the 1991 NBA draft. With Fox, his team earned a double-figure score, and he recorded the highs of 15.4 points and made over 101 three-points in the 1996-97 basketball campaign. He also played internationally twice for Canada at the 1994 FIBA World Championships.
Fox was quite fond of acting and earned a bachelor’s degree while attending the University of North Carolina in Television and Motion Pictures and Radio. He played plenty of roles in films, including Eddie, He Got Game and many others. Not only this, but he was also a celebrity contestant on the show “Dancing with the Stars” and was paired with Cheryl Burke.
Rick Fox is married to Kari Hillsman and has a son Kyle who was born in 1994. Fox fell in love with Kari while playing basketball for Boston Celtics. He was also engaged and married to Vanessa Williams, a famous American singer/actress. Fox, after marrying Kari, had another ceremony with Vanessa in New York City in 1999. In 2004, Vanessa gave birth to Fox’s daughter. Fox and Williams had some argument, and both decided to separate, and Fox filed for divorce in August 2004.
A few years later, both Williams and Fox worked onscreen for the very famous television show entitled Ugly Betty. Later in 2009, Fox was in a relationship with Eliza Dushku, an actress, and date her for more than five years. The younger sister of Rick Fox is an actress and a model.
The estimated net worth of a Canadian-Bohemian former basketball player and actor is around $20 million. He is a well-known actor and earns his salary from movies, and was also the eSports franchise owner.