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Edward F. Villaume Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Nicknames Eddie V
The Eagle
The Flying Frenchman
Junah
The Khaki Kid
The Waco Kid
E François
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Edward Villaume is a man for all seasons - sportsman, athlete, actor, businessman. From fly-fishing to ice hockey, from the silver screen to the music studio, from corporate board rooms to charitable board rooms, Mr. Villaume has led a life of incredible variety and accomplishment. Hailing from the rugged outdoors of Northern America, Mr. Villaume excelled at Golf, Tennis, Ice Hockey, and Baseball. At an early age he was introduced to the outdoor sports of shooting and fishing and quickly mastered both. He has been a champion of children's charities and has never seen a problem he didn't want to solve. After a distinguished career as a venture capitalist and investment banker, Mr. Villaume answered the call that had been tugging at him his entire adult life - he moved to Los Angeles, California, where today he acts in feature films, is writing a television pilot and two feature films, is near completion of writing his first novel, and is finishing his first music recording of standards. Sophisticated yet humble, always ready with a grin and a helping hand, Edward Villaume is a true "Renaissance Man", a breed which is increasingly rare.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jeff Arundel

Trivia (25)

Used to drive a Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine for a couple of hockey rinks during and after college. Players and coaches were often heard saying, "He makes the best sheet of ice in the state of MN".
He is an excellent natural athlete in all sports, including: Ice Hockey, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Golf and many more.
Grew up in Minnesota.
In 1994, Edward raised $88.5 million in a week to purchase the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team, preventing the team's move to New Orleans. He created and structured the whole deal and financial plan, pre-approved the deal with the NBA and participating banks, and tirelessly called and put together a group of investors who bought the team. Without Edward's ingenuity and perseverance, Minnesota would have lost its professional basketball team.
He is a master of impersonations. He has impersonated Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Dean Martin, various Blues singers, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Stewart, and many more individuals. He has performed as Elvis singing Blue Suede Shoes (and other songs) in London, England; the Bahamas; and many other venues.
Edward loves to fly airplanes. He first took the controls of a twin-engine private jet when he was only 9 years old, thanks to a willing pilot. He coaxed the pilot into letting him take the controls. He flew the jet straight for a bit, then decided to take a couple turns, promptly spilling the drinks of a couple passengers and ending his piloting for the day. He began pursuing his private pilot's license in 1985.
Eddie V is an avid outdoorsman - camping, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, canoeing, mountain climbing, etc.
Mr. Villaume successfully managed and invested money for high net-worth individuals as well as restructured and managed corporate retirement plans throughout the 1990s.
Eddie V and five friends climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the summit (Uhuru Peak) on September 30, 2011. Kilimanjaro's highest point, Uhuru Peak, rises to an altitude of 5,895 m or 19,341 ft.
Minneapolis, MN. [October 2010]
Eddie lettered in five different sports in high school: football, hockey, basketball, tennis, and baseball.
Writing and filing patents for his new ideas and inventions.
The quote on his business cards for over 35 years reads "No one stands as tall as when one stoops to help a child".
In 1994, Edward was approached with an idea for an after-school program by Rajiv Shah. The program would assist fourth graders (who were not at the fourth grade level of reading, writing, arithmetic, other learning/social skills) and stay with them through high school, adding a new fourth grade class each year. Edward loved the concept, immediately became involved, recruiting board members, created relationships with college and professional teams/athletes and the program, assisted in funding, became the founding Chairman of The Board, and more. In 2014, Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES) celebrated 20 years of helping children.
By the age of 29, Mr. Villaume was invited to become a member of the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Boys & Girls Club and the Minnesota Orchestral Association (the Board for the MN Orchestra). Edward was the youngest person to be elected to the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Orchestral Association, and the Boys & Girls Club.
On April 19, 2016 Mr. Villaume was awarded his first U.S. Patent for his Bicycle Seat and Handlebar Mechanisms application. While recovering from one of his now seven (7) knee surgeries, Mr. Villaume envisioned a better system for the functions of stationary bicycle seats and handlebars to optimize the workout for each individual, allowing customization and movement of seats and handlebars while a person is peddling the stationary bicycle. So thanks to Mr. Villaume, no more hopping on and off the stationary bicycle to adjust the seat...just peddle away and adjust whenever you want, without stopping.
Each time Edward would return home for a visit, his young nephews, nieces, and godchildren would always ask why he had to go back to California. Taking this to heart, Edward made the decision to return to his hometown in 2007 to be with his nephews, nieces, and godchildren as they grew-up. "Being there" for family and friends, especially the children and young adults, is what's most important for Edward. "They only grow-up once, and I didn't want to miss it," he states. He also says that he may return to California.
In June of 2017, a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. Patent was given to Edward for his Programmable Noise Reducing, Deadening, and Cancellation Devices, Systems and Methods application. This is Mr. Villaume's second U.S. patent, and will issue soon.
In August 2017, Mr. Villaume received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for his Emergency Light Devices, Systems, and Methods patent application. This is his third U.S. Patent. It will be issuing soon.
On November 28, 2017 Edward was awarded his third U.S. Patent for his Emergency Light Devices, Systems, and Methods.
On October 10, 2017 Edward was awarded his second U.S. Patent for his Programmable Noise Reducing, Deadening, and Cancelation Devices, Systems and methods.
On June 21, 2018 Edward received a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. Patent for his Programmable Noise Reducing, Deadening, and Cancellation Devices, Systems and Methods application. This is Mr. Villaume's fourth U.S. patent, and will issue soon.
On October 2, 2018 Edward was issued his fourth U.S. Patent for his Programmable Noise Reducing, Deadening, and Cancellation Devices, Systems, and Methods.
In March of 2019, a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. Patent was given to Edward for his Motor Vehicle Safe Driving & Operating Devices, Mechanisms, Systems, And Methods patent application. This is Mr. Villaume's fifth U.S. patent, and will issue soon.
On July 31, 2019 Mr. Villaume was issued his fifth U.S. Patent for his Motor Vehicle Safe Driving & Operating Devices, Mechanisms, Systems, And Methods.

Personal Quotes (3)

No one stands as tall as when one stoops to help a child.
The path we travel each day allows us to experience life's many wonders. Enjoy each moment, because in a moment, it will pass.
Sometimes I feel like the last stick of butter at a pancake convention.

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