Photos with Rick Avery
Rick Avery, the patriarch of the family is an acclaimed stuntman, stunt coordinator, martial artist, actor, and director with over 500 credits, including Get Smart, Frost/Nixon, Charlie Wilson's War, The Prestige, The Italian Job, Meet the Fockers, Spiderman, and Poseidon. Rick recently joined forces with Emmy Award Winning Producer/Director Donna Keegan, of Controlled Chaos Productions, to create their production company, Check 6 Productions. C6P is currently in the distribution stage of the documentary, Raiders Remembered, which Rick wrote, produced and directed. Their venture now is bringing HardKnocks with the Averys to internet Television with world wide distribution. Read more... several films, including The Expert and Deadly Outbreak, which premiered on HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime. He is also a second unit director who's credits include Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Cursed, Identity, Scream3, and The Sweetest Thing. As an actor, Rick has appeared in a wide variety of feature films such as Edge of Darkness, with Mel Gibson, Heat, and Batman Begins, as well as many television programs. Most recently, he had a leading role in Jesse James is a Dead Man: Jesse vs. the Cops. Rick recently won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for Dark Knight and a Taurus World Stunt Award for Best Vehicular Work for Dark Knight. He has also won a Screen Actors Guild Cast Award for Traffic. Adding to his large array of Martial Arts Championships, Rick was recently inducted to the prestigious Martial Arts Hall of Honors. Rick is a Master Helicopter Instructor at Group 3 Aviation and flies full-time for National Helicopters, piloting A-Star and Jet Ranger helicopters. He routinely flies helicopters and airplanes for both film and television. He is a commercial, multi-engine airplane pilot, commercial helicopter pilot and instructor, 5th degree black belt champion, certified NAUI Scuba diver, U.S. Army veteran, and former Santa Barbara Metro Police Officer. He is also active in the community, participating in the Special Olympics as a donation partner since 1998, and continues to be involved in many charitable organizations. For example, Air LifeLine and Angel Flight, which fly patients with medical needs to hospitals throughout the United States, both depend on Rick for his tireless charitable giving of his time and piloting skills. He is also active in the community, participating in the Special Olympics as a donation partner since 1998 and he continues to be involved in many charitable organizations. Most recently, donating his piloting skills to the MS Foundation on behalf of the International Stunt Association, which he was a founding member of. With all that this man has accomplished, and all that he still lists as, "I want to ____ one day", he enthusiastically states with resounding love and pride, that the greatest joys in his life are his three children, Dianne, Brian, and Mike, and his grand-babies....Bailey and Mia. For Rick Avery ... it's all about family.