Rick Baptist, Vice President

323.993.3173, rick.baptist@afm47.org


Rick Baptist joined the AFM at age 12, when he began playing the trumpet professionally. After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Baptist performed on more than 1,300 motion picture scores, including the first 14 Pixar films, and on over 5,000 cartoon shows including "Tiny Toons," Animaniacs," "Pinky and the Brain" and "Family Guy."

He served as first trumpet on the Academy Awards for 30 years, the Emmys for nearly three decades, and performed and recorded with legendary artists including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Linda Ronstadt and Barry Manilow.

Currently serving his fourth consecutive term as vice president, Baptist has, during his tenure, expanded the union’s education and outreach program, spearheaded the relocation from Hollywood to the Local’s current state-of-the-art facility and rehearsal rooms in Burbank, and participated in countless local, national, and international union contract negotiations.

Rick also serves as a Delegate to the AFM Convention.


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