Class of 1982
As the years passed, Perez became the announcer for the Colorado Rockies TV in Denver, Announcer for the Harlem Globetrotters, The NBA summer Pro Leagues in Long Beach and Las Vegas and built the top sports show in the history of TV creating "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" on FOX. Rich has worked for Adelphia, ESPN, Fox Sports and the WB networks as sportscaster and host. Currently does the Pre game show for the University of Hawaii and a weekly radio show called Nationwide Sports that plays throughout the nation. Perez is also a manager currently at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. and runs www.sincitypicks.com online. (read more on Rich there)
Rich has acted in many motion pictures including his biggest role in Pirates of the Carribean II and III playing a Pirate alongside Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.
Perez and his wife Rosemarie (Hernandez class of 85) have 4 children and reside in Las Vegas, NV. Their oldest and only son Richard Jr. served with the United States Marine Corps. but passed away in Iraq 2/2005 at the age of 19. Being former residents of Hawaii the state honored the family by making them honorary citizens and awarding their late son the medal of honor.
Richard Perez won 3 championships in Baseball, Football and Basketball as a three sport star going all league in Baseball 2 of his 3 years at FHS and was nominated for all city honors in his senior year. Perez won the Peter Clentzos award for athleticism and won the Athlete of the year at FHS in 1982. Rich also served in Leadership as Publicity Manager in 1981 and 1982.
Rich Perez or "Beaver" as he was known at school with his fight and determination has been a model of success for the Franklin Alumni and the Highland Park community and hopefully we can get him on the Franklin Wall of Fame.
Rich Perez graduated in 1982, More can be seen on the official Resume on IMDB acting site at:
Submitted by His wife of 22 years, I know he loves Franklin still today!
Class of 1985
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