A Life at Risk

Post date:

Author:

Category:


Stuntman and Stunt Coordinator, Rick Avery.

After losing two consecutive matches while wrestling on his high school wrestling team, Rick Avery learned from his wrestling coach what would become Rick’s life motto—regardless of the risk factor and intensity of whatever obstacles he faced, he would show “no quit.”

Throughout his challenging careers as a police officer, high-ranking martial artist, and over three decades working in Hollywood as a professional stuntman, Rick met each and every challenge placed before him with the sheer determination of no quit.

Learn how he used this motto to his benefit—and continues to do so—in A Life at Risk. Join Rick on his exciting and ever-changing journey from the cradle to the present that is filled with great storytelling and wisdom as told by the person who lived it.

About Rick Avery

Rick Avery was born and raised in New York’s East Bronx and he and his family later settled in Southern California’s coastal town of Santa Barbara. After graduating from high school and serving in the military, Rick became a police officer with the Santa Barbara Metro Police. One rainy night while on patrol, he rolled up on the scene of a car vandalism call only to discoverthat the car’s driver was Hollywood movie superstar John Travolta. Over the next 35 years, Rick became one of Hollywood’s top stuntmen with more than 500 film, television, and commercial credits. Having worked on many of Hollywood’s most successful films and with some of the industry’s biggest stars, Rick favorite actor to work with is screen icon Robert De Niro. Their latest films include Hands of Stone (2016) (the life story of boxing legend Roberto Duran) and The War With Grandpa (2019). In addition to his stellar career in Hollywood, Rick holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo, is a national and world Masters Division boxing champion, and is a licensed commercial airplane and helicopter pilot and instructor.

Action Entertainment Directory

STAY CONNECTED

844FansLike
374FollowersFollow
298SubscribersSubscribe

STUNTWOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Learn more about the StuntWomen's Association of Motion Pictures

UNITED STUNTWOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

United Stuntwomen's Association
Women In Stunts
Women In Stunts
Women In Stunts is dedicated to women in action, the stunt performers who make action films and TV so exciting. Women stunt performers train to be the best they can be and we support and promote each and every woman in the Entertainment industry.

Cheryl Wheeler Sanders

Stuntwoman, actress and producer, Cheryl Wheeler Sanders has about every experience as a stuntwoman in movies including fighting, wire work, weapons, horseback riding, fire burns, high falls, scuba diving and more. She is enshrined in the Black Belt Hall of Fame and a former world kickboxing champion.

What Can Happen When an Actor Doesn’t Use a Stunt Double

Starring in films can't be a dangerous job unless someone brings your cappuccino late, right? After all, even if the script has...

Amanda Foster

Amanda Foster is a British stuntwoman and actress. In 1997 she signed with the British stunt registry and became the first black British woman to stunt double. For two decades she has dominated the film and TV industry appearing in over 250 feature films, TV shows, commercials and video productions.