"The Big Bang Theory" gets off its rerun treadmill with a new episode Thursday featuring former Laker Rick Fox. In it, he plays an ex-boyfriend of the rather mousy Bernadette, Howard's girlfriend. Don't know if that's going against type for him or for her, but it's bound to mess with Howard's rather fragile psyche. He still lives with his mother, after all. Until now, his biggest rival for Bernadette's affections has been himself.
Fox has kept a steady acting career going since his screen debut in 1994 in William Friedkin’s "Blue Chips." His breakout role came on the hit HBO series “Oz,” where he played Jackson Vahue.
Since then, Rick has appeared in over a dozen network shows. He recently played club owner Mason Davies in CW’s “Melrose Place.”
Watch Rick talk all things Big Bang, basketball, and marriage, plus a preview of Thursday's episode, in the video below!
Rick Fox talks Big Bang Theory