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Rick Fox (1969)

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Ulrich Alexander "Rick" Fox is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player who last played for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers in 2004.

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 early life
Fox was born in Toronto, the son of Dianne Gerace, who was an Olympic high jumper and women's pentathlete, and Ulrich Fox. His father is Bahamian and his mother is Italian Canadian. Fox's family moved to his father's native Bahamas when Fox was three. He attended Kingsway Academy in Nassau, where he was a member of the high school's basketball team, the "Saints." Fox also played high school basketball in Warsaw, Indiana. After two seasons (1984–1986) at Warsaw, Fox was projected to have a monster senior season. Just prior to his senior season, the Indiana High School Athletic Association ruled that he had no more high school eligibility left and was not allowed to participate in any IHSAA games. Despite not playing his senior season, Fox was voted onto the Indiana All-Star team in 1987.

He then went on to star collegiately at the University of North Carolina where his highlights included leading the Tar Heels to the 1991 NCAA Final Four.

 acting career
Fox's acting credits include playing prison inmate Jackson Vahue on the HBO prison drama Oz. He has also appeared in a number of basketball themed films, namely Eddie, He Got Game, and Blue Chips. Fox was a producer of The 1 Second Film, the largest collaborative nonprofit film ever created.

Fox has guest starred in One Tree Hill, Missing, and Shark with James Woods. He appeared in the movie Holes.

In 2007, Fox signed on with the show Dirt to play a recurring role in a multi-episode storyline. He also had a lead role in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns as Harry, Angela Bassett's love interest. He played Wilhelmina Slater's bodyguard and lover in the second season of Ugly Betty, opposite his former wife Vanessa L. Williams.

In 2008 and 2009, he had a recurring role on the CW comedy-drama television series The Game.

In 2009, Fox played himself in an episode of Party Down on Starz.
In Fall 2010, he was also a celebrity contestant on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, paired with pro Cheryl Burke. They came in 6th place.

Fox guest starred in an episode of The Big Bang Theory entitled "The Love Car Displacement" in 2011.

Fox also played himself in three sketches of Jake and Amir for CollegeHumor .

Fox guest starred for 2 episodes in VH1's Single Ladies.

Fox guest starred in an episode of Body of Proof entitled "Love Thy Neighbor" in 2011.

Fox currently has a recurring role on Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

 personal life
Fox has a son with college girlfriend Kari Hillsman. Fox was also married to actress/singer Vanessa L. Williams. After eloping in summer 1999 in the Caribbean, they had another ceremony in September 1999 in New York. They had a daughter in May 2000. After The National Enquirer published pictures of Fox kissing and hugging another woman in mid-2004, Fox's representative announced that the couple had been "headed toward divorce" for over a year. A few months later in August 2004, Fox filed for divorce from Williams.

In 2010, it was reported that Fox was dating actress Eliza Dushku.

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