Rick Springfield
Date of Birth
Aug 23, 1949
Birth Place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Handsome, dark-haired Australian Rick Springfield is best known for his upbeat pop songs like "Jesse's Girl," but he is also an occasional actor. Fans of the long-running television soap opera General Hospital will best remember him for playing the dashing Dr. Noah Drake. He was born Richard Lewis Springthrope in Sydney, Australia. The son of a high-ranking British Army officer, Springfield spent his youth shuttling between Australian and British military bases. Though he had been in several rock bands throughout his teens, Springfield had his greatest success with the metal band Zoot and went to the U.S. in hopes of getting a major record contract. When that proved a long time coming, Springfield signed a contract with Universal and guest starred in television series such as The Six Million Dollar Man. He was also a semi-regular on The Young and the Restless before he signed to RCA in the early '80s, the same time he was cast in General Hospital. Since his inauspicious movie debut in Hard to Hold (1984), Springfield has only appeared in a handful of made-for-television movies such as A Change of Place (1994). He also appeared briefly in Aaron Spelling's short-lived series Robin's Hoods (1994). In the years to come, Springfield would continue to act, appearing on shows like Californication. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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