Greetings and Welcome!
Gerald C. Rivers is a multi-talented artist. An Actor, Voiceover Artist, Teacher, Master African Drummer and Inspirational Speaker. He studied Theatre Arts at Los Angeles City College and then went on to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. A classically trained Shakesperian Actor, Gerald is a company member at "The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum" in Topanga.
Gerald is also a Voiceover Artist for well known video games such as "World of Warcraft", "Final Fantasy", "Street Fighter" and "Mortal Kombat". He can also be heard as the voice of the "Tobacco Free Florida" campaign and the M. Bison character in the Academy Award Nominated 3D Animated Film "Wreck-It Ralph".
It is important to Gerald to always be giving back and encouraging young people. He teaches acting classes and Traditional African Djembe Drumming to students of all ages, assisting them to perform and play in drum circles.
Growing up in Compton, Gerald's own personal story is one of overcoming huge obstacles and he is often asked to share his inspiring story with various audiences.
A noted scholar on the words and works of Dr. King, Gerald consider's it his life's work to bring these truth filled reminders to audiences all over the US and internationally. Over the past 30 years not more than a few months goes by without someone requesting Gerald to speak the words of Dr. King. Gerald has created several shows which highlight some of Dr. King's lesser known speeches. Dr. King had a lot more to say than 'I Have A Dream'. He was a true visionary and his words are as relevant to us all today as they were when he first spoke them over 50 years ago. Gerald considers it an honor and a priviledge to bring to life these inspiring messages for schools, universities, corporations, senior citizen facilities, correctional institutions, churches and community organizations.
In 2012, The Center for the Advancement of Non Violence recognized Gerald's work when they bestowed upon him their Season for Non Violence Local Hero Award.