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Rick Springfield Biography

Birth Name:
Richard Lewis Springthorpe
Birth Place:
Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia
Singer-wongwriter, musician, actor

Fast Facts

  • Began playing guitar at the age of 13
  • Dropped out of high school to tour with the band MTD, Ltd in Vietnam
  • Joined the Australian band Zoot in 1969, best known for their single "It's About Time
  • " Played Dr
  • Noah Drake on General Hospital from 1981 to 1983 and then sporadically reappeared as the character from 2005 to 2013
  • Hit Broadway in 1995 as a member of the original cast for the musical, Smokey Joe's Café
  • Appeared in a 2000 commercial for AT&T playing his hit song "Jessie's Girl
  • " In 2010, he released a memoir, Late, Late at Night


  • Mike Springthorpe -- Brother
  • Norman Springthorpe -- Father
  • Eileen Springthorpe -- Mother
  • Joshua Springthorpe -- Son
  • Barbara Porter -- Wife