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Title: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: Silsin on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 01:16 PM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/AMDM/sword46.jpg)

Stage name: El Rico
Birth name: Avelino Lescot

DOB: 29. September 1968, Paris, France
Star sign: Libra
Height: 187 cm
Weight: 96kg
Hair: black
Eyes: Noisette
Skin: Olive

Languages: English, French, Spanish, West Indies Creole, some Pacific Island languages incl. Maori, Tahitian
Interests: martial arts, Va'a, snowboarding, surfing, horse riding, swimming, diving, dancing, music, yoga, painting, poetry


Born as Avelino Lescot in Paris’ southern suburbs during the 1968 riots, which left France paralyzed for months, 'El Rico' spent his early childhood living out of a suitcase, following his parents Gypsy tradition as circus performers.

As he was growing up, while mum, dad and his uncle performed as 'Los Maxandres', thrilling circus audiences with their commands of contortion at dangerous heights, including acrobatics stunts, bike and hand to hand pass overs, 'El Rico' had his own dream to become an actor.

This early contact with international entertainment has provided him with the confidence and determination to carry on his passion for screen work, narration and martial arts. He also became a linguist and script writer in his later years while working in many countries.

'El Rico’s’ distinctive lingual attributes are being able to speak English, French and Spanish as well as a few Polynesian languages.

He also practices a wide range of sports besides martial arts, and has included a certain form of yoga for his spiritual meditation.

'El Rico' was also known in his teens as 'Rico El Dragon' or 'Le Gitan' and is sometimes credited in films as 'Rico Rameka Lescot'.

The nickname 'Rico El Dragon' was given to him in respect to his fast punches and elbow strikes while he was working as a doorman and fighting in underground dojo arenas. At some stage during this period he decided to pursue his passion to become an actor and stop working at night.

Nowadays, he only fights on screen and is an advocate of non-violence. He has an 'easy to get along' character and has been recently titled as 'Charles Bronson’s younger brother' by the Australian press.


El Rico filmography

    * Awards:

Action on Film International Film Festival, USA

2010 Won Action on Film Award  Most Ambitious Script for 'The Black Sun'
Shared with: Rene Perrin and Susan MacGillicuddy

2008     Won     Action on Film Award     Best Fight Choreography  for: Among Dead Men (2008)
Shared with: James Richards and Ron Vreeken

2007     Won     Action on Film Award     Best Foreign Film  for: El pistolero del diablo (2007)
Shared with: James Richards and Rene Perrin

    * Filmography

1. “Sea Patrol” …. Hire man / … (8 episodes, 2007-2010)
- Live Catch (2010) TV episode (as Avelino Lescot) …. Bambang
- Friends Close, Enemies Closer (2008) TV episode (as Rico Lescott) …. Attacker
- Hidden Agendas (2008) TV episode (as Rico Lescott) …. Hire Man
- The Dogs of War (2008) TV episode (as Rico Lescott) …. Islander
- Cometh the Hour (2007) TV episode (uncredited) …. Hire man
(3 more)
2. “The Strip” …. Biker (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.9 (2008) TV episode …. Biker
3. Singh Is Kinng (2008) (as Rico Rameka Lescot) …. Moku Biker
… aka “S.I.K.” – India (English title) (promotional abbreviation)
4. Among Dead Men (2008) …. Bobby Delgado
5. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (as Rico Rameka Lescot) …. The Pistolero
6. “The Starter Wife” …. Hollywood celebrity (1 episode, 2007)
- Hour 4 (2007) TV episode (uncredited) …. Hollywood celebrity
7. The Condemned (2007) (uncredited) …. Salvadorian on death raw
8. Rapid Fear (2004) (as Rico Rameka Lescot) …. Smart
9. The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002) …. Morako’s Kai-Arahi
… aka “The Merchant of Venice” – New Zealand (English title)
10. Zenon: The Zequel (2001) (TV) (uncredited) …. Space engineer
11. “Street Legal” …. Bouncer at the Eager Beaver (1 episode, 2000)
- The Boxer (2000) TV episode (as Avelino Lescot) …. Bouncer at the Eager Beaver
12. Ready to Run (2000) (TV) …. Sonora horse trainer
13. “Cleopatra 2525″ …. Mutant Warlord / … (3 episodes, 2000)
- Last Stand (2000) TV episode (uncredited) …. Alien Character in a Night Club
- Run Cleo Run (2000) TV episode (uncredited) …. Mutant Warlord
- Rescue (2000) TV episode (uncredited) …. Mutant Warlord
14. “Young Hercules” …. Villager (1 episode, 1999)
- Under Siege (1999) TV episode …. Villager
15. “Jackson’s Wharf” …. Maori gang member (2 episodes, 1999)
- Jackson’s Return (1999) TV episode (uncredited) …. Maori gang member
- Jackson’s Return: Part 2 (1999) TV episode (uncredited) …. Maori gang member
16. Xena: Warrior Princess (1999) (VG) …. Warrior
17. “Shortland Street” …. Mr. Clarke (1 episode, 1998)
- Episode #15.61 (1998) TV episode …. Mr. Clarke
18. “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” …. Hangman (1 episode, 1996)
- Doomsday (1996) TV episode (uncredited) …. Hangman

    * Art Department:

1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) (post-production) (set maker)

2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (props)
3. “Cleopatra 2525″ (carver) (14 episodes, 2000)
- Hel and Highwater: Part 2 (2000) TV episode (carver)
- Hel and Highwater: Part 1 (2000) TV episode (carver)
- Last Stand (2000) TV episode (carver)
- Double (2000) TV episode (carver)
- Trial and Error (2000) TV episode (carver)
(9 more)

4. Xena: Warrior Princess (1999) (VG) (carver)

    * Stunts:

1. “The Strip” (stunt performer) (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.9 (2008) TV episode (stunt performer)
2. Among Dead Men (2008) (fight coordinator)
3. “Mataku” (stunt double) (1 episode, 2002)
- The Blue Line (2002) TV episode (stunt double) (as Rico Lescot)
4. Her Majesty (2001) (stunt double) (stunts) (as Rico Rameka Lescot)

    * Writer:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (voiceovers and additional dialogue)
2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (co-writer) (as Rico Rameka Lescot)
3. The Black Sun

    * Producer:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (producer)
2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (co-producer) (as Rico Rameka Lescot)

Video: El Pistolero del Diablo – Part 1

    * Production Manager:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (executive in charge of production)
2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (production manager)

    * Production Designer:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (co-production designer)
2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (as Rico Rameka Lescot)

    * Music Department:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (composer: additional music) (music supervisor: lyrics)
2. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (composer: additional music)

Video: El Pistolero del Diablo – Part 2

    * Composer:

1. Among Dead Men (2008) (co-composer)

    * Set Decorator:

1. Among Dead Men (2008)

    * Miscellaneous Crew:

1. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (production boy)

    * Costume and Wardrobe Department:

1. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (costume supervisor)

    * Casting Director:

1. El pistolero del diablo (2007)

    * Casting Department:

1. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (casting associate)

    * Art Director:

1. El pistolero del diablo (2007) (original art director)

    * Self:

1. The Commuter Talk Show (2008) (as El Rico) …. Himself

El Rico @ imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2605618/)
El Rico @ Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AvelinoElRico)


info c/o El Rico & imdb.com
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Janine on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 01:53 PM
Damn, he's such a fine man! And very talented too! Excellent bio you posted there, Sil, I hope the list of his films will soon be twice as long.  :rule
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Furyan Goddess on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 01:54 PM
That is one big motherfucker!
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 02:07 PM
Actually with of all of the tv series episodes the list would be way longer. *lol* ;)

Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: evilgrin on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 02:30 PM
an interesting life!
Elaine:)
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Tue, Aug 12, 2008, 02:54 PM
Now, that's typical me.
I'm running the official MySpace for his movie 'Among Dead Men' and of course I forget to add the link to it!  :eek

Among Dead Men @ MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/amongdeadmen)
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Hrefna on Fri, Aug 15, 2008, 04:51 PM
Yes, quite an interesting background!  I'm sure it helps with his acting and writing - having those experiences to draw from.  

BTW, what does 'Eyes: Noisette' mean?
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: evilgrin on Fri, Aug 15, 2008, 05:11 PM
Noisette is hazelnut :D
Title: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Janine on Fri, Aug 22, 2008, 05:40 AM
:love He's sooooo cute!
Title: Meet El Rico!
Post by: Silsin on Wed, Oct 22, 2008, 02:40 PM
In case you are in Surfers Paradise next Saturday - stop by at the Temple in the evening and meet El Rico in person!

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/AMDM/templepromo.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Tue, Nov 11, 2008, 08:53 AM
:giggle
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Sun, Jan 25, 2009, 02:15 PM
New year - new challenges - new design - new purpose... Or as someone wise said "life is constant change" (or something like that.)
Apparently the official info page caused some major confusion and trouble. To keep it running Rico and I decided to rededicate it. Therefore he granted me the status of 'official El Rico fan page' :D
With that the site got a new page design, too.

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/AMDM/sc092501.jpg) (http://www.myspace.com/official_elrico)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Sun, Jan 25, 2009, 02:24 PM
snickers

My first stop after signing in to MySpace everyday.

Excuse me, have to get the mop.

 :love
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Helen Page on Mon, Jan 26, 2009, 12:36 AM
That could get me checking my own MySpace a bit more often from now on!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Janine on Mon, Jan 26, 2009, 05:35 AM
Wow, congrats Silke! :drool
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Mon, Jan 26, 2009, 06:05 AM
Thanks!  :blush
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Helen Page on Mon, Jan 26, 2009, 08:01 PM
But then, with a gorgeous man, almost any design's going to be pretty hot!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 01:18 PM
That's true, Helen!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Fri, Feb 06, 2009, 07:09 AM
Yep, definitely, Elaine! *lol*

But I've got a nice news, too! From today on part of El Rico's last project is available at Amazon.com: the soundtrack from Among Dead Men!

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/AMDM/CDlinkAmazon.jpg)

eta: Unfortunately it's not available anymore... Sep 2010
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, 01:29 PM
As everybody else nowadays, Rico also set up a Facebook ;)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Rico/99328820139 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/El-Rico/99328820139)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, 03:56 PM
:hugs
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Wed, Apr 29, 2009, 05:00 PM
oh dear gawd
can someone help me back up on to my chair
I keep sliding off

 :love
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Sat, Sep 12, 2009, 02:23 PM
Rico related news:

Among Dead Men got an "R" from the MPAA :D
http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... =509869003 (http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=297090482&blogId=509869003)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Sat, Sep 12, 2009, 04:37 PM
:yieppiehh
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Janine on Sun, Sep 13, 2009, 02:31 AM
That's good news! :grin I love R rating!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 01:27 PM
Yieppieh! Finally we've got a release date for the DVD!
Amazon.com lists Among Dead Men as available for pre-order!

This is the new cover:

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/AMDM/DVDcover.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Among-Dead-Men-El-Rico/dp/B002U31CQG)

and here's the link to the Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Among-Dead-Men-El ... B002U31CQG (http://www.amazon.com/Among-Dead-Men-El-Rico/dp/B002U31CQG)

Release date will be January 19, 2010
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Fri, Oct 30, 2009, 03:56 PM
:happydance
dang
have got to stop licking the screen
when I'm at work...
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Helen Page on Sun, Nov 01, 2009, 01:52 AM
Goody!  Drool, dribble!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Janine on Mon, Nov 02, 2009, 03:52 AM
:yieppiehh It's finally coming out!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Fri, Nov 06, 2009, 03:20 AM
Uuuh - I have to admit the latest Google alert made me a bit excited! :D

http://www.rhitv.com/VideoOnDemand.aspx ... ere&id=277 (http://www.rhitv.com/VideoOnDemand.aspx?page=World%20Premiere&id=277)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Thu, Nov 26, 2009, 02:20 PM
Walmart also offers Among Dead Men now for preorder :D
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product. ... d=13038039 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=13038039)
Release dates for Europe and Hong Kong will arrive soon as well!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Sun, Nov 29, 2009, 11:48 PM
Can you believe it? It's finally available in Australia as well ;)
http://www.bigwentertainment.com.au/pro ... 52471.html (http://www.bigwentertainment.com.au/product/among_dead_men_6329180_3052471.html)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 09:21 PM
So I finally decide to open an email from Kung Fu Cinema.  Here I am expecting news about the latest Asian dvd imports or maybe some fight choreography and instead, I get this

http://www.kungfucinema.com/video/among-dead-men-2008.htm (http://www.kungfucinema.com/video/among-dead-men-2008.htm)


Excuse me.
I missed a spot when I was licking the monitor.

:love
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, 05:54 AM
Thanks for the link, NL! :dream
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 08:46 AM
Say hello to El Rico and add him at Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590929487&ref=ts

tons of nice pics are already up!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 04:33 PM
My gawd, what talent!!! 
Is there anything that man can't do?

:dream


I did download the Among Dead Men soundtrack from iTunes.

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr180/MiloBurik/Rico/th_ipodscreen2.jpg) (http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr180/MiloBurik/Rico/ipodscreen2.jpg)
screen for outgoing calls
(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr180/MiloBurik/Rico/th_ipodscreen1.jpg) (http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr180/MiloBurik/Rico/ipodscreen1.jpg)
screen for incoming calls

don't tell my it department - they'll kill me  :)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Bitten on Fri, May 07, 2010, 06:22 AM
Ouch! That boy is really limber! :D
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Fri, May 07, 2010, 05:10 PM
:giggle
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Tue, May 11, 2010, 11:04 AM
He definitely does ;)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Tue, May 25, 2010, 03:55 PM
:)
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: NorthernLights on Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 10:58 AM
thanks to time zones...



Happy Birthday big guy
 :bday :gift

Hope you have a great day!
Title: Re: Re: Avelino 'El Rico' Lescot
Post by: Silsin on Tue, Sep 28, 2010, 11:12 AM
You're right, NL! Time to wish a Happy Birthday!

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/El%20Rico/star.jpg)
Title: Re: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: Silsin on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, 04:54 AM
(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/El%20Rico/16Apr2011.jpg)
17Apr2011
Quote from: El Rico @ Facebook
We are Getting back and ready for a new little indy Flick .. Very physical and conscious Story with a spiritual Twist .. As we see a lot of things going out of control this days it' always good to Remember that Easter is a special period so watch your though, control Ego, think Positive and Always remember that Selfishness as no place in The world to come.
ONE LOVE and Keep it real My friend ;)

Title: Re: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: Silsin on Sun, May 01, 2011, 05:49 AM

(http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff306/vinxperience/El%20Rico/30Apr2011-1.jpg)
Title: Re: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: NorthernLights on Mon, May 02, 2011, 10:41 AM
AMDM cap from the cemetery scene.  Always liked that shot.  :)
Title: Re: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: Silsin on Mon, May 02, 2011, 10:45 AM
Si señora ;)
Title: Re: El Rico - biography + general discussion
Post by: Silsin on Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 10:07 AM
Sorry, but are you sure you are posting in the right forum? Just asking....