Gerald Rivers grew up in Compton, California. He studied at the Sheenway Theatre Arts Repertory in Los Angeles, earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Los Angles City College. He then continued his education in Theatre & Marketing at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Gerald Rivers is the voice of M. Bison in Streetfighter IV, the voice of Ex-Death Final Fantasy X & XI along with the voice of Jackson Jax Briggs in Mortal Combat and Drakuru in World of Warcraft. He also reprised his role as M. Bison in the 2012 Disney Pixar film Wreck-It-Ralph.