Ricou Browning

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Ricou Browning, better known as “The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” began his underwater odyssey at an early age.

Born in Jensen Beach, Florida, on the Atlantic, he appeared in Grantland Rice underwater films as a pre-teen.  As a teenager at Wakulla Springs, Ricou was a lifeguard and put on underwater shows for the glass bottom boat tours; at which time he helped develop hose breathing, prior to the invention of scuba gear. While still in high school, Ricou helped clear and develop Weeki-Wachee Springs, later becoming underwater show producer and performer; again utilizing his hose breathing techniques.

Following his performances in three “Creature” films, Ricou joined Ivan Tors Films as Second Unit Director and President of the Underwater Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, for such projects as “Aquanauts” and “Sea Hunt.”  

His film credits are here.


$25 to autograph your item
$30 to autograph an 8×10
$50 to autograph and draw the Creature on your item
$45 to autograph commemorative poster
$50 to autograph and draw the Creature on 8×10 photo
$70 to autograph and draw the Creature on commemorative poster


Saturday at 11:00 am in Grand Gallery E-F

The Legend Of The Creature From The Black Lagoon

The actual stunt man in the rubber suit for the classic sci-fi/horror film The Creature From The Black lagoon (1954) discusses film making back in that era, the landmark special effects of the film, and how the film and his role have become iconic within pop and monster culture.

Sunday at 11;00 am in Grand Gallery A-C

Doug Jones Talks Shop With Ricou Browning

Doug Jones (Hellboy, The Shape Of Water) will interview Ricou Browning (The Creature From The Black Lagoon) on their uniqueness in the field as underwater special effects masters, the challenges of rubber suit acting, and being that guy where everybody knows your character but not your face.



2:30 to 4:15 pm signing in 015

4:15 pm professional photoshoot in 010

5:00 to 7:00 pm signing in 015


11:00 am panel in Grand Gallery E-F

12:15 to 1:15 pm signing in 015

2:15 to 3:45 pm signing in 015

3:45 pm professional photoshoot in 010

4:30 to 6:00 pm signing in 015


11;00 am panel in Grand Gallery A-C

12:00 to 1:00 pm signing in 015

2;00 to 3:15 pm signing in 015

3:15 pm professional photoshoot in 010

3:30 to 4:30 pm signing in 015