Stuntman Stunt Coordinator Director
ick Avery is the definition of a renaissance man with skills in many professions supported by a substantial resume and highly professional qualifications in each.
Red Bull Taurus Award
Rick Avery is an award winning Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, Actor, Director, Author, Photographer, Helicopter Pilot, Aerial Coordinator with over 700 feature film, television and commercial credits including, “Men in Black 2/3,“Dunkirk”,Four Batman Movies, “Ant Man”, “American Sniper”, “Anchorman”, and “Heat”.
He won the Screen Actors Guild Cast Award for “Traffic”, and The Best Stunt Ensemble Award in a Motion Picture for “Batman Dark Knight”. The 2009 Red BullTaurus World Stunt Award for Best Vehicular Work in “Batman Dark Knight” as well as being nominated for Two other Screen Actors Guild Awards. One for Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in “Dunkirk”, and one for Outstanding StuntEnsemble in “Batman Dark Knight Rises”.
In 2016 He was recognized receiving the Icon Award at the Action on Film Festival.
He graduated with a Bachelor degree, Summa Cum Laude top of his class from SNHU in 2020. He has been a martial artist for over 50 years and is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate. He holds over 100 fighting and kata titles including:Grand Champion fighting John Conway at the Flores Bros. International tournament. Grand Champion in the Santa Barbara California Championships.Special Feature match vs. John Natividad in Kahana’s Championships and is most proud of winning runner up losing to Benny Urquidez in triple overtime in the San Fernando Karate Championships, and was Grand Champion fighting in RonChappel’s Los Angeles Championships to name a few.
In 2010 He was inducted to the “Martial Arts Hall of Honors” for Exemplary Achievements and Dedication to the Martial Arts. This was followed by being honored in 2017 for the highly coveted Kenpo Legacy Award. Then in 2019, hewas inducted into the Masters Hall of Fame.
In 2020 He received the prestigious Joe Lewis Memorial Fighter Award and The History General Award from the Sport Karate Museum.
Rick is a four-time World Champion Masters Boxing Champion winning the USA Masters National Title in 2015 and 2016 and two more retiring in 2018 with only one loss on his record. He now promotes Masters Boxing events in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Among his directing credits are two feature films and a documentary; “The Expert”, “Deadly Outbreak”, and “Raiders Remembered” which won honorable mention at the New York Film Festival. His second unit direction credits include,
“Hands of Stone”, “Anchorman”, “Tenacious D”, “Scream 3”, “Identity” and the“Sweetest Thing”. He has acting credits in 50 films including “Batman Begins”,“Edge of Darkness”, “Beverly Hills Cop III”, “Spiderman”and“Ant Man”
He has been an accomplished pilot for forty years approaching 9,000 safe hours, and is Chief Pilot and Check Airman at the oldest U.S. Helicopter company NationalHelicopter Service Inc and is an instructor as well. He fought fires for GuardianHelicopters for two years and he has an extensive flying record in the movie business beside his above accomplishments. 4Bladeshelicopters.com. He recently released his first book “A Life at Risk” and is presently working on a photography book.
He was awarded the Guinness World Record for the Biggest Car Crash in Movie History in “Blues Brothers 2000” and recently was accepted as a member to the prestigious Motion Picture Academy. Rick is an U.S. Army Veteran leaving with a rank of Sergeant. He served as a Metro and Motorcycle Police Officer in Santa Barbara graduating first in his class as Top Cadet.
He currently Resides in Los Angeles, California with his dog “Blade”.