Rick Springfield biography

Rick Springfield

Pop rock, Musical Artist

1949 –

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Who is Rick Springfield?

Rick Springfield is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to 1971, then started his solo career with his d├ębut single "Speak to the Sky" reaching the top 10 in Australia in mid-1972, when he relocated to the United States. 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. He followed with four more top 10 US hits, "I've Done Everything for You", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Affair of the Heart" and "Love Somebody". His two US top 10 albums are Working Class Dog and Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. As an actor, he portrayed Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime drama General Hospital, from 1981 to 1983 and during 2005 to 2008 and 2012, returning in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary with son and actor Liam Springthorpe. In 2010, Springfield published his autobiography, Late, Late at Night: A Memoir.

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Born
Aug 23, 1949
South Wentworthville
Also known as
  • Springfield, Rick
  • Richard Lewis Springthorpe
  • Richard Springthorpe
  • Rick Springthorpe
  • Rick
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Nationality
  • Australia
  • United States of America
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Lived in
  • Sydney
  • London
  • Ormond

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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