They call George Clooney the silver fox. The man has seemingly had that distinguished shine in his hair since he was a teenager and literally played a fox.
I hereby propose the title be surrendered to Rick Fox. The retired basketball player sports a peppered look these days. He looks like a seasoned cop who’s seen too much but can still mix it up. (This is the how I started my application be his agent).
As far as his love life, the former NBA star was married to actress/singer/fashion designer Vanessa Williams.
Rick Fox and Vanessa Williams
Fox and Williams eloped in the summer of 1999 in the Caribbean. They had an additional ceremony in New York City later that year.
The two had a daughter named Sasha Gabriella Fox in May 2000.
The high-profile couple lasted five years and filed for divorce in August 2004. They stayed dedicated as parents.
The split was amicable enough for the former couple to appear together on season two of Ugly Betty and the BET series Twenties.
Fox has also reportedly dated Sharon Stone, Kristin Davis, actress Eliza Dushku, and Kari Hillsman. He has a son named Kyle with Hillsman.
Rick Fox Basketball Career
Fox was born as Ulrich Alexander Fox to Dianne Gerace and Ulrich Fox in Toronto, Canada. His mother was an Olympic high jumper and pentathlete
He’s of Bahamian, Canadian, Italian, and Scottish descent. He played high school basketball at Kingsway Academy in Nassau, Bahamas and at Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, Indiana.
As one of the top recruits in the country, Fox was ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) prior to his senior season due to him already completing eight semesters between the Bahamas and Indiana. He was still selected to the Indiana All-Star team.
He went on to play for the University of North Carolina basketball team. He helped lead the Tar Heels to the 1991 Final Four.
He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1997, where he won three consecutive NBA championships with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal from 2000-02. He retired from the National Basketball Association in 2004.
Here are his career highlights:
— 3x NBA Champion
— NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1992)
— First-team All-ACC (1991)
— ACC Tournament MVP (1991)
In his 13-year professional basketball career, Fox averaged 9.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.
Acting Career & Professional Gaming
As an actor, Fox gained recognition in the HBO series Oz as Jackson Vahue. He’s appeared in the motion pictures Blue Chips, Eddie, He Got Game, Dope and several others.
He’s also had roles in the TV shows Shameless, One Tree Hill, Hit the Floor, The Big Bang Theory, Franklin & Bash, Single Ladies, Body of Proof, The Game, Dancing with the Stars, Mr. Box Office, The Fairly Odd Parents, and the UPN series Kevin Hill as Stephen Melbourne. In 2015, he played Principle SSA Webb in the TV movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
Fox founded the Esports franchise Echo Fox in 2015. The organization competes in various games such as Call of Duty, CS:GO, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2, Madden, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., and Street Fighter.