Rick Springfield

Actor, Singer
The very definition of a double threat, the soap star-turned-platinum-selling rocker Rick Springfield enjoyed phenomenal success in the early 1980s. Although he had worked for decades honing his musical gifts and acting ... Read more »
Born: 08/22/1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Actor (45)

Ricki and the Flash 2015 (Movie)

Greg (Actor)

Drop Dead Diva 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Legion 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sound City 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

An Affair of the Heart 2012 (Movie)

(Himself)

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1977 - 1979, 1998 - 2000, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1977 - 1979, 1998 - 1999, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wonder Woman 1977 - 1979, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Californication 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Don't Forget the Lyrics 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

Behind the Music Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Great American History Quiz: Americana 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Rick Springfield: Behind the Image 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Linda Blair: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Treehouse Hostage 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

High Tide 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadows, Someone's Watching 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Human Target 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Reckoning 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard to Hold 1984 (Movie)

James Roberts (Actor)

Cheryl Ladd: Scenes From a Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Movie)

Lieutenant Zac (Actor)

The Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Mission Magic 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

A Change of Place (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Reckoning (Movie)

(Actor)

Dying to Dance (TV Show)

Actor

Legion (TV Show)

Actor

Nick Knight (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Motive (TV Show)

Actor

True Detective (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (19)

Glee The 3D Concert Movie 2011 (Movie)

"Jessie's Girl" (Song)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

"Jessie's Girl" (Song Performer)

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

"Jessie's Girl" (Song)

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

("Jessie's Girl") (Song Performer)

Year of Getting to Know Us 2007 (Movie)

("Jessie's Girl") (Song)

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Performer

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Jessie's Girl") (Theme Lyrics)

13 Going On 30 2004 (Movie)

("Jessie's Girl") (Song)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

("Love is Alright Tonight") (Song Performer)

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Keeping the Faith 2000 (Movie)

("Jessie's Girl") (Song)

Iron Eagle II 1988 (Movie)

("I Need You") (Song Performer)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

("Walkin' on the Edge") (Song Performer)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Demoni 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Hard to Hold 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

("The American Girl") (Song Performer)

Private School 1983 (Movie)

(Song)

Desperate Lives (TV Show)

Song

Biography

The very definition of a double threat, the soap star-turned-platinum-selling rocker Rick Springfield enjoyed phenomenal success in the early 1980s. Although he had worked for decades honing his musical gifts and acting talent, Springfield hit the big time at one collective Reagan-era moment: while daytime drama viewers tuned in daily to watch him romance the ladies as Dr. Noah Drake on "General Hospital," pop music lovers spun his vinyl Working Class Dog in the other room. His was a long climb to the top, and though the matured teen idol dominated for only a brief period of time, he would not be forgotten by his loyal music and soap opera fans.

Relationships

Linda Blair Actor

Companion
Played the possessed child in "The Exorcist" (1973) Springfield was ten years her senior when they dated and lived together from 1973-1975 Blair was only 15 at the time

Barbara Porter

Wife
Met while she was working as a receptionist at his record company together since 1980 married in Australia on October 27, 1984

Josh Springfield

Son
Born in 1988 mother, Barbara Porter

Leo Springfield

Son
Born in 1985 mother, Barbara Porter

Norman Springthorpe

Father
Achieved rank of lieutenant colonel in the Australian army died on April 24, 1981

Eileen Springthorpe

Mother

Michael Springthorpe

Brother
Born c. 1952

Milestones

2009

Played himself in four episodes of Showtime's "Californication"

2005

Reprised role of Dr. Noah Drake on "General Hospital" (ABC) after a 23-year absence; character resumed a recurring status as of 2007

2004

Released the critically acclaimed album, Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance on his own Gomer Record label

2000

Performed in the Las Vegas stage show, "EFX Live"

1999

Guest-starred on the NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" as the object of Brooke Shields' affection

1998

Returned to music to release the album, Karma

1995

Cast in the Broadway musical, "Smokey Joe's Café"

1994

Played detective Mick Barrett on the syndicated series, "High Tide"

1992

Starred in the ABC detective series, "Human Target"

1985

Took a break from recording to spend time with his family and to deal with his depression

1984

Attempted unsuccessfully to block the release of Beautiful Feelings, which were unreleased sessions recorded in 1978

1984

Made film debut as a leading man in "Hard to Hold"; had a hit with "Love Somebody" from the soundtrack

1982

Released the album, "Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet"

1981

Cast as Dr. Noah Drake on the ABC soap opera, "General Hospital"

1981

Returned to music with the album, Working Class Dog, which included the hit song "Jessie’s Girl"

1978

Had a small role as Captain Apollo's younger brother Lieutenant Zac in the pilot and later movie, "Battlestar Galactica"

1976

Released third album Wait for Night under the Chelsea Records label; album was reissued by RCA in 1982

1974

Signed with Columbia Records and released his second album Comic Book Heroes

1973

Starred in the animated cartoon, "Mission: Magic!" (ABC)

1972

Released his debut album, Beginnings

1972

Moved to Hollywood, CA and signed with Capitol Records

1970

Released the Australian hit single, "Speak to the Sky"

1968

Played with the Australian rock band, Zoot

1968

Played in Vietnam with the band, Rock House

1967

Left high school to play with various local bands

Bonus Trivia

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On May 1, 2011, Springfield was arrested for drunk driving.

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