David Icke was born in Leicester, England in the United Kingdom and started his career as a professional soccer player at the age of 15. Six years later at the age of 21 rheumatoid arthritis ended his career as a player in 1973. He then ventured into journalism and regional television until 1980, when he became a network television news and sports presenter on the BBC until 1990.
An experienced environmental campaigner since 1982, Icke had a history of setting up environmental pressure groups. He became the "National Spokesman" for the British Green Party from 1988 until 1991. While working with the Green Party Icke started to research into issues such as "Third World Debt", it's true causes and how it could be effectively resolved. Icke soon uncovered a disturbing pattern of events and exploitation that was to change the direction of his life forever.