Rick Springfield

Australian Musician and Actor
Born Aug 23, 1949

Rick Springfield is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was a member of pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971 and then started his solo career with his début single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia. In mid-1972, he relocated to the United States. He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US.… Read More

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1949 Birth Richard Lewis Springthorpe (later known as Rick Springfield) was born on 23 August 1949 in Guildford, a western suburb of Sydney. … Read More
1958 8 Years Old He joined various bands in England, where his father was stationed from 1958 to 1963, and several more after returning to Australia.


1968 18 Years Old In 1968, he was approached by bass guitarist Pete Watson to join his group Rockhouse. … Read More
1969 19 Years Old In September 1969, Springfield replaced Roger Hicks as lead guitarist and vocalist in Zoot, with Birtles on bass guitar and vocals, Darryl Cotton on lead vocals and guitar, and Rick Brewer on drums. … Read More


1972 22 Years Old After recording his début album, Beginnings, in London, Springfield moved to the United States in mid-1972. … Read More
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In 1973, Springfield signed to Columbia Records and recorded his second album, Comic Book Heroes, which was also produced by Porter. … Read More
1974 24 Years Old In 1974, he issued an Australia-only album, Mission: Magic!, which was "full of infectious bubblegum pop songs".
1976 26 Years Old His single, "Take a Hand", reached the US top 50 in 1976. … Read More
On January 20, 1978, Springfield guest-starred on an episode of Wonder Woman entitled "Screaming Javelin." … Read More
1979 29 Years Old In 1979, he guest-starred on an episode of "The Incredible Hulk" entitled "The Disciple" as Mike Roark, a police officer who must decide whether to avenge the death of his father who was also a police officer, or simply provide justice and capture the alleged criminal.


…  He had a No. 1 hit with "Jessie's Girl" in 1981 in both Australia and the US, for which he received the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. … Read More
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In 1984, Springfield made a full-length feature film titled Hard to Hold. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old In 1989, he starred in the film Nick Knight, in which he played an 800-year-old vampire seeking a cure for his condition. … Read More


1991 41 Years Old In 1991, he appeared in the made-for-TV movie Dying to Dance.
1994 44 Years Old From 1994 to 1997 he starred in the television series High Tide that ran for 69 episodes.
1995 45 Years Old In addition to the roles on television and in film, Springfield also acted in musical theatre. In 1995, he was a member of the original Broadway cast of the musical Smokey Joe's Cafe. … Read More


2000 50 Years Old From February 2000 to December 2002, Springfield performed in EFX Alive! at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More
2005 55 Years Old In December 2005, Springfield was asked by the General Hospital producers to return to the show in his role as Dr. Noah Drake after a 23-year absence.
2007 57 Years Old His run was subsequently extended although, as of 2007, he remains a recurring guest star and not a full contract cast member.


2013 63 Years Old Springfield returned to General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake in April 2013.
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In a 2014 interview, Springfield claimed that although he had heard the title and was aware of the song's existence and had met with Jimmy Hart in person, he had never actually heard the song. … Read More
2015 65 Years Old In 2015 Springfield appeared as Greg alongside Meryl Streep in the Movie Ricki and the Flash.
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in 2016, Springfield was cast as the character Lucifer on The CW show Supernatural for the show's 12th Season.
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