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Rick Fox          

Former NBA Player; Founding Partner at Vision Venture Partners; Actor

Ulrich "Rick" Fox (born July 24, 1969 in Toronto, Canada), is a former professional basketball player, film and television actor, and eSports franchise owner. He played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, and played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Fox is currently a Founding Partner at Vision Venture Partners, spearheading the private equity firm’s move into professional eSports and providing strategic guidance, creative direction and business development support to each of VVP's portfolio companies. He is also the owner of premier eSports franchise Echo Fox.

Fox began his pro basketball career when he was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1991 NBA Draft. Fox played for thirteen seasons in the NBA (from 1991–1997 with Boston and from 1997–2004 with the Los Angeles Lakers).

One of Fox's early acting performances came in the form of an instructional basketball video developed by the Canadian production company, Rocco's Jobbers, in 1994. In it, Fox taught how to perform the backdoor as well as other finesse moves. Part of the proceeds were donated to local charities that supported the research of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), with which Fox himself had been recently diagnosed.

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. He appeared in the movie Holes and had a lead role in 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.

In 2010, Fox competed and was eliminated in the 7th round of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.


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