Where Is He Now: Rick Springfield (Actor/Singer) as Dr. Drake - General Hospital.
Name: Rick Springfield
Birth Name: Richard Lewis Springthorpe
Born: August 23, 1949 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Claim To Fame: First made a name for himself acting on the soap opera "General Hospital" playing Dr. Noah Drake in 1981.
He then hit it big on the music charts and had a string of hits. It all started with "Jesse's Girl".
He tried motion pictures, but his debut, "Hard To Hold", was a huge flop (even though I liked it).
Family Life: Barbara Porter (27 October 1984 - present)
Two sons with Barbara
Info: Info: Sidelined for the late 1980's-early 1990's through a combination of
severe depression, a bad accident in an ATV, and a decision to devote himself to
his wife and two sons.
He won a Grammy Award for the song "Jessie's Girl" in 1982.
He was linked romantically with actress Linda Blair in the 1970's. There was
quite an age difference at the time he was 25 and she was 15...
Arrested in Malibu for spousal assault and spent the night in jail but was
released after he posted $50,000 bail. [September 2000]
Trivia: His wife Barbara Porter was the receptionist at the studio where
he recorded "Working Class Dog."
He was added to the cast of the syndicated Aaron Spelling drama, Robin's Hoods,
in a belated attempt to shore up ratings.
Throughout the 1970's he was mistaken for Bruce Springsteen because of their
similar surnames and musical backgrounds.
Was star of cartoon "Mission Magic" in the early 1970's Had hit song "Speak to
the Sky" years before Working Class Dog.
Was in the Australian rock band "Zoot" with Beeb Birtles, who later co-founded
one of Australia's most successful rock bands, "The Little River Band."
Where Is He Now: Rick is out about the
country touring. In fact he's got an active schedule through the rest of the
year. He is touring to support his latest album, (released in February of this
year) "Shock Denial Anger Acceptance".
If you listen to the adult contemporary charts you may have caught his single,
"Beautiful You" which peaked at number 25.
He also says that he will hit the TV airwaves in 2005 with many guest-starring
roles. No word yet what shows he will be on.