A boy was born to Joan and Richard F. Alviti. They named him Richard “Rick” John Alviti and the story begins. He is the middle of three children, having an older and younger sister. The family originally from Niagara Falls, NY moved to North Tonawanda, New York, where he attended local schools and graduated from the Buffalo State College with a B.S. in Business Management. He got a taste for Hollywood at an early age, being fascinated with the stars and glitter. Elvis Presley had always been his idol, he listened to his music and read everything he could on him. Rick has always had an ear for music, he plays piano by ear and also learned to play the banjo and sing.
His dreams took him to L.A. where he studied acting and worked as a singing bartender. He had long hair and a beard when he went to Hollywood, after cutting his hair and shaving his beard for an acting part everyone started calling him “Elvis” because of his resemblance to the King.
Rick has performed on many TV shows and appeared in movies. His career has carried him from Hawaii, Hollywood, Las Vegas, to North Myrtle Beach, SC and even Malaysia. Rick moved to the Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach) and opened and starred at the North Myrtle Beach Celebrity Theatre.
Rick is America’s leading and most respected Tribute artist in the country today. His tribute to Elvis is flawless. His admiration for the King is apparent to all that have seen him.
Rick so impressed the Las Vegas Convention Visitors Authority, that they appointed him spokesperson for the largest entertainment capital in the world “Las Vegas”. His Elvis tribute performances have been received with standing ovations, performing at such venues as the Las Vegas Road Show (an 11 city tour), Players Island Resort Showroom, Holiday Inn Casino, Playboy Mansion, Palm Desert Marriott, Waikiki Shell, Hawaii, Turning Stone Casino, Verona NY., Executive Inn, Owensboro, Kentucky, Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, State Fairs from Alaska to Oregon, just to name a few.
Rick’s film and television work is impressive. He has appeared on such shows as Elvis is Alive and the award winning ER with George Clooney and One Tree Hill. He also has appeared in many music videos. He has done many benefit shows and is the spokesperson for the SC Alzheimer’s Association. Miller Lite paired Rick Alviti as Elvis with Winston Cup’s popular Rusty Wallace in conjunction with NASCAR for a national commercial.
Rick Alviti is a gentlemen’s gentlemen. When you see his Tribute to Elvis, you will be on your feet for more.